Right now, ASUS is touting its $699 Zenbook UX305FA, which has an Intel Core M 5Y10 CPU, Intel HD Graphics 5300, 8GB of memory, and a 256GB SSD for storage. The ultrabook has a 13.3-inch display with IPS and a resolution of 1920x1080. It comes in at just 12.3 mm, which is about 0.48 inches thick. And it weighs about 2.5 pounds, making it the sort of truly thin-and-light laptop Intel envisioned when it launched the ultrabook standard.
But if you have an extra $300 to spare, you may want to hold out for the model Asus plans to launch in April. Engadget is reporting that ASUS will be beefing up its ultrabook with a 3200x1800 touch display. There’s no doubt that plenty of buyers will find the $699 price tag hard to resist, but we think it’s worth the wait and extra cash to land a Core M laptop with a hi-res touchscreen.