More and more people are opting to carry ultra-portable notebooks instead of a full-blown laptop. People who have to move around as a part of their jobs are sometimes forced to work out of cafes, community spaces and even food courts. Such on-the-move people are looking for light-weight and ultra-portable productivity machines with long battery life. The Asus ZenBook UX310UQ is one such ultra-portable notebook which is made of solid aluminium and features their iconic spun-metal Zen-inspired finish. It sports a compact form factor and a thickness of just 18.35mm. These are incredible figures for such a powerful ultra-book.
It is powered by a 7th Generation Core i5 processor clocked at 2.5GHz and paired with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card, which has 2GB GDDR3 VRAM. The Asus ZenBook UX310UQ is available at a price of Rs. 73,390/- in India. Let us take an in-depth look at this ultra-book in this review.
The Asus ZenBook UX310UQ is an ultra-book par excellence. It is constructed of Aluminium and is available in multiple colours. It sports the Asus’s iconic spun-metal, Zen-inspired finish. It oozes quality even when it is just sitting on a desk. The top of the lid is shiny and the Asus logo stands out in the middle. The base of the ultra-book tapers towards the front, which makes it easier to hold. The right edge of the ultra-book carries the microSD card slot and two USB 3.0 ports. The left edge has a 3.5mm Headphone Jack, the USB C port, the HDMI port and the power jack. On the inside, the keyboard deck is finished in finished in a matte colour which matches the outside colour. The black chiclet style keys are backlit and have a generous 1.6mm travel distance.
The touchpad is quite big with a squarish aspect ratio, which gives it more real estate to work with. The touch pad has just the right amount of friction for accurate usage. The left-click and right-click are demarcated by a small white vertical line. The Asus ZenBook UX310UQ has a long, single hinge which is strong enough keep the display upright even at extreme angles. The design review of this notebook makes for an exciting read.
The display on the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ is a 13.3” full HD display which sports a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display is well-saturated and sports wide viewing angles, thanks to the excellent contrast ratio. The screen has a 16:9 wide aspect ratio, which makes it ideal for media consumption, especially watching movies.
The display is LED backlit and supports 72% NTSC colour gamut. The anti-glare panel has a 60Hz refresh rate. The full HD resolution on a small display results in a colourful, pixel-dense display. The display on the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ is an all-rounder which makes it quite useful under various usage scenarios. The full HD display adds to the utility of the Asus ZenBook UX310UQ.
The Asus ZenBook UX310UQ is powered by a 7th Gen Intel Corei5 7200U processor which runs at 2.5GHz and supports Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1GHz. The graphics are taken care of by the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics processor, with 2GB GDDR3 VRAM. It carried 4GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2133MHz. It comes fitted with a 512GB SATA3 M.2 SSD which gives blazingly-fast performance.
It is a powerful configuration which is ideal for people who are always travelling for their work. It features IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi for faster network speeds and Bluetooth 4.1. The slim chassis does not leave much space for an ethernet port. It runs on official Windows 10’s 64-bit version. The performance review of this notebook makes it to be an all-round performer which plays versatile roles dependant on the situation.
Inside the box:
· Asus ZenBook UX310UQ Notebook
· Power Adapter
· User Guide
· Warranty Documents
ü 512GB SSD.
ü 4GB DDR4 RAM.
ü 1920 x 1080 Full HD display.
ü Bluetooth V4.1 included.
ü Kensington Lock Security Slot.
ü Backlit keyboard.
The Asus ZenBook UX310UQ is a powerful compact ultra-book which sports a full HD high-resolution display. The powerful specifications make this a versatile notebook equally good for media-consumption as well as productivity. This review finds that the Asus ZenBook UX310US gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.