We’ve already seen what Intel’s Core M chips can do to a laptop — all of the specimens we’ve seen have been impossibly skinny and lightweight. The problem is, that brand of thin-and-lightness doesn’t come cheap: Lenovo’s new Yoga Pro 3 starts at R15 000, for instance, while the Apple’s Mac Pro is currently going for R16 000 and up.
Leave it to a slightly lesser known brand, then, to shake things up. ASUS is about to start selling that skinny, 0.48-inch-thick Zenbook UX305 we saw announced last summer, and the price is actually quite reasonable, especially considering its specs more or less match the competition.
All told, the higher-end edition that steps up to a 3,200 x 1,800 touchscreen. At that point, it basically match machines like the Yoga 3 Pro, which come standard with a QHD+ display, except in this case, you can expect to pay R11 999 and not R15 000. Kind of nice, isn’t it.