With the ZenBook UX306UA, Asus is looking to undercut more-premium ultraportables by offering a powerful Core i7 CPU, a spacious 512GB SSD and a colorful 1080p display, all for a very aggressive $999. It’s a beautiful machine that will last all day, but it has some obvious flaws. The keyboard is quite shallow, and the camera produces blurry images. Overall, though, the UX306UA is a good value.
Asus has fallen into a bit of a rhythm with its ultraportable laptops, and that’s an OK thing when they look this good. The ZenBook UX306UA continues the company’s trend of thin, lightweight laptops with an aluminum chassis. The silver lid features Asus’ iconic concentric circles with the company’s logo in the center. Opening the laptop reveals the gray deck, island-style keyboard and a 13-inch, 1080p display surrounded by a thick bezel.
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