ASUS 13.3" ZenBook UX306UA Laptop

ASUS 13.3" ZenBook UX306UA Laptop

ASUS 13.3" ZenBook UX306UA Laptop

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Product Highlights

  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core
  • 8GB of 1866 MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 13.3" LED Backlit Anti-Glare IPS Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Screen Resolution
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Multi-Format Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB Type-C / USB 3.0 / Micro-HDMI
  • Windows 10 Home
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ASUS UX306UA Overview

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The 13.3" ZenBook UX306UA Laptop from Asus is a thin and light notebook built with a powerful battery so you'll be able to work and play throughout the day, wherever you go. Powered by a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core processor and 8GB of 1866 MHz DDR3L RAM, the ZenBook UX306 lets you efficiently multitask as well as quickly access frequently used files and programs. When you need more performance, the CPU can reach up to 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology.

Its 13.3" display, driven by integrated Intel HD graphics, has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD screen resolution so you'll be able to enjoy crisp and clear HD content. It also uses a wide viewing angle display with a wide color gamut to deliver accurate and vivid visuals even at unconventional viewing angles. Furthermore, its compact Mini-HDMI port will let you connect an external display for enhanced multitasking capabilities.

For storage, this system is equipped with a 512GB SATA III SSD. SSDs are constructed without any moving parts and can thus endure more and perform faster than a traditional hard drive. You'll be able to access files quicker, load programs and games faster, as well as boot up in seconds. Should you run out of room, you can connect external storage devices using its USB ports and SD card reader, which can also be used to quickly transfer files from your mobile devices. The ZenBook UX306 also features a USB Type-C port that has a reversible interface so there's no wrong way to plug in the cable.

Connect to the Internet via 802.11ac Wi-Fi and free up your USB ports by pairing compatible wireless peripherals with Bluetooth 4.1 technology. Other integrated features include speakers, microphones, a webcam, a backlit keyboard, and a 3.5 mm microphone and headphone combo jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home.

12 Hour Battery Life
The ZenBook UX306's powerful battery and intelligent power management enables it to last up to 12 hours of use even with Wi-Fi connected, so you'll be able to work or play all day long.
802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.1
Enjoy a speedy Internet connection, up to 867 Mbps, with 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Furthermore, pair compatible wireless peripherals and free up USB ports with Bluetooth 4.1 technology.
ASUS Splendid Technology
ASUS Splendid Technology provides you with four different viewing modes to deliver vivid and accurate colors for watching videos and movies, playing games, or browsing photos. These modes include: normal mode, eye care mode, manual mode, and vivid mode.
ASUS IceCool
ASUS IceCool technology keeps the area where your palm rests cool for a more comfortable and relaxing typing experience.
Touch & Type
The touchpad on the ZenBook UX306 incorporates ASUS Smart Gesture technology, which provides you with a more intuitive, natural, and accurate tracking experience. Its keyboard is backlit and features chiclet-style scissor switch keys with a 1.5 mm key travel distance for a solid and comfortable typing experience. Furthermore, the raised and contoured design helps to reduce typing strain and improves comfort.
ASUS SonicMaster
ASUS SonicMaster uses a combination of software and hardware to deliver deep rich bass and crystal-clear vocals. With the software, you'll be able to manually control your audio settings or switch through five differently optimized preset modes to fit your needs. They include: music, movies, gaming, recording, and speech.
ASUS WebStorage
When you buy a ZenBook, you'll also get 16GB of ASUS WebStorage space free for one year so you'll be able to easily store, share, and sync your files wherever you go.

Windows 10

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana, can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the Internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information-gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
In the Box
ASUS 13.3" ZenBook UX306UA Laptop
  • Power Cord & Adapter
  • Carrying Sleeve
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ASUS UX306UA Specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.5 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.1 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 8 GB
    Memory Type DDR3L SDRAM
    Memory Speed 1866 MHz
    Available Memory Slots None
    Graphics Type Integrated
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 520
    Panel Type IPS
    Size 13.3"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Finish Matte
    Total Installed Capacity 512 GB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 512 GB M.2 SATA
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 via USB Type-C
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    Display 1 x Micro-HDMI
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Integrated Microphone
    Integrated Speaker
    Media Card Slots SD
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
    Webcam User-Facing
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
    Watt Hours / Type 57 Wh
    Cells 3
    Power Requirements None
    Power Supply None
    Operating System Windows 10 Home
    Security BIOS Booting, HDD User Password Protection
    Keyboard Standard Notebook Keyboard (Backlight, Chiclet Style)
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 12.8 x 0.5 x 8.9" / 324.0 x 13.8 x 226.0 mm
    Weight 2.65 lb / 1.20 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.5 x 11.5 x 3.6"

    ASUS UX306UA Reviews

    13.3" ZenBook UX306UA Laptop is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Ultrabook ! I decided on this computer after researching all reviews for Asus Zenbooks and competitors. My primary needs are lightweight, decent screen/keyboard, ample storage, and reasonable grunt - for mobile computing and general browsing. I was wary of the hinge problem, touchpad issues, blurry webcam, so-so keyboard, and other complaints. Still the specs mix and price point compelled me to take the plunge and order it as there's nothing at the moment that can beat it. I'm so glad I did ! :-)
    Date published: 2016-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best laptop I've owned and best value for the money! I was looking for something comparable to apple. After tons of research I decided this was the one. It has lived up to every expectation. So fast and efficient - allows me to work from anywhere without worrying about my computer freezing. I can have multiple programs running at once. The sleekness is very comparable to the Mac air and would highly recommend this for it's value over the mac book.
    Date published: 2016-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Zenbook 306 UA Excellent computer, fast, compact, light. Powers up very quickly, screen is bright, resolution is satisfactory.
    Date published: 2016-08-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall a good deal I bought this computer to ease on my back, after hanging around with a ZenBook N550 for 3 years, but didn't wanted to compromise performance too badly. This computer is super-light, it's elegant, and it performs very well. Both for my multi-tab web browsing and running code analyzing data. With that being said there are some cons: -Very poor IO. This is the worst part of this machine. One Type-C and one Type-A is just not enough, especially when, from what I see, Type C hasn't began to circulate enough in the market (no flash drive, external HDDs, mouse\keyboards etc.). My wife got the Asus UX360CA (flip) and it has 2 Type-A and 1 Type-C, and I don't see why they couldn't fix another Type-A in the UX306UA as well. -Fan running high. Once in a while (not really correlating with user processes workload), the fan starts working really hard and it quite noisy. It might cause some embarrassment with people sitting next to you in the library or class. Though, it is probably necessary since this is a very thin machine and it doesn't get very hot. So, no free meals. I found the touch-pad a bit too resistive, but I'll get use to it, its not that bad. I heard people in the Internet complaining about the shallow keyboard, but I think the keyboard is absolutely fine. Great screen, too. Great viewing angles and no reflection whatsoever. Could be stronger, to make it easier in outdoors (or on the bus), but it is not so bad and for indoor use it is fine.
    Date published: 2016-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Absolutely love the product. Build quality is very good. All metal with a nice finish and feel to it. The front with the logo does show some fingerprints/smudges but you will barely be seeing that while using it. So far the hinge has been fantastic and it's very easy and nice to open the laptop with one hand alone. Screen is very nice and the colors are fantastic. Some people are worried about how shallow the key travel is and I have to say I don't have a problem with it at all. Might take a little to get used to the keys but I was fine with It after the first ten minutes of use. The weight and width of this laptop is incredible. Crazy thin and light! When it comes to specs, I have been impressed with what they fit in it with such a small amount of space to work with. Very nice boot times (usually around 5 seconds, sometimes more or less) and I have yet to have any problems with running multiple programs at once. For the price, you can't find anything else out there (as of now) that has a 6th gen i7, 8 GB ram, and 512 GB of SSD. Overall I love this product and haven't had ANY problems yet. The only downside I would have to say I have with the product is that it doesn't have many ports to play with, but that's something you'll have to sacrifice for the size and weight. In the end, I am very happy and satisfied overall and would recommend it to anyone who needs a laptop for school or work (not for gaming seeing as it doesn't have dedicated graphics, only onboard) and wants something light weight and very mobile. With the specs built in, it will last you a long time.
    Date published: 2016-08-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looks good but unreliable I purchased this model from a store and now am looking for a replacement only about 8 months later! ASUS is not a company that cares much about quality or reliability. Customer service is far worse. It's very difficult to get a hold of someone and when you do, it's really painful to deal with them. They do not have a business model that stands behind their product. If you don't have problems with the laptop, then that's great. But by chance that you get a lemon, it's really painful to deal with ASUS. From this experience, I would rather pay a little more to purchase a product that's made by a company that takes care of its customers. ASUS isn't one of them.
    Date published: 2017-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely solid Macbook air rip off for half the price -- Perfect! Everything is solid and as expected. Very fast, feels great. Fan is quiet but unexpected, need to add stickers on the lid so you know which way to open it, but other then small fry problems this is a refined machine.
    Date published: 2016-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely fast notebook....better than we expected. We use this notebook for work mainly. As part of one of the largest travel agencies (if not the largest) we need speed to keep our clients happy. This notebook provides just that. Whether we are emailing PDF's of travel documents or booking reservations online...this notebook does it all...quickly.
    Date published: 2016-09-21
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