Nowadays it's not surprising to purchase a laptop with pretty decent hardware without compromising a lot of your money. On the other it's also not surprising to purchase a laptop that's embedded with the best hardware that money can buy yet at the same time you'll have to cough up the big bucks to enjoy such great technology. This is exactly what you get with Asus newly announced laptops, the ZenBook UX305 and the ZenBook Pro UX501,one that's reasonably priced, while the other is insanely not so cheap.
First let's take a look at the least expensive option the ZenBook UX305, at a $699 price tag the laptop exceeds far beyond the 1920 x 1080 screen resolution of its earliest version. With the new UX305 potential buyers are afforded with an IPS panel QHD 3200 x 1800 resolution, with a 277 ppi. That's more pixels than the current generation MacBook Pro Retina display. The hardware that runs the UX305 is nothing short of amazing, you get your choice in either an Intel Core M 5Y10 processor or an Intel Core M 5Y71 processor, it uses 8GB of LODDR3 SDRAM (1600MHz). No spinning drives here as the UX305 uses a 256GB of flash storage.
The ZenBook Pro UX501 is significantly higher in price ( the expensive option) at $1,499. You know the old saying, you get what you pay for. In the case of the UX501 you get plenty for the buck, the processor is an Intel Core i7 4720HQ the best of the best in any Intel Core i7 CPU series, 8GB of DDR3L SDRAM, with support up to16GB.
You won't see Intel HD Graphics with this version,instead the UX501 uses an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU ( 2 GB VRAM), the 15.6-inch display will offer an insane 3840 x 2160 4K resolution. You get double the storage at 512GB.
Consumers shopping for a laptop can't go wrong with either model, though for a consumer looking to stay within budget your best option is the UX305.