Read full Asus Zenbook UX303LA review
Best MacBook Air alternativeKey features:
- 13.3-inch, 1,600 x 900 LCD screen
- Intel Core i7-4500U CPU
- 128GB SSD
Samsung and Sony may have decided to quit the laptop game, but there’s one company that’s still going strong on the computing front – Asus. Its Zenbook UX303LA is perhaps the most convincing alternative to the MacBook Air
if you’re looking for something on the cheaper end of the Ultrabook scale. It costs just £700, which isn’t much for a metal-bodied laptop with a Core i7 processor. It’s an all-metal laptop too, not just the lid.
Rather like the MacBook Air, it’s the screen that lets the ZenBook down a bit. Resolution is lower than what you'd find in the top-end laptops and colour accuracy is quite poor. For graphics work, this won’t do, but with great 10-hour battery life to even things out, it’s a top choice for many.Price: