You might have seen some of the best games on the planet this weekend on the X700 series of notebooks.
If you don’t want to spend $2,000 on an Asus X-series laptop, the best option is the Asus Zenbook UX701UA.
This model is the most affordable option and the best performer for the price, but it also comes with a few limitations that make it a bit of a budget laptop.
While the UX701U is a great gaming notebook, you’re missing out on some of its most interesting features, including a 1TB hard drive, a 4K display, and a dedicated webcam.
We’ve tested the Zenbook for several months now and have found it to be a great machine for serious gaming.
But how good is it?
If you’re a gamer who’s never owned a laptop before, we recommend you pick one up right away.
The Asus ZenBook UX701AU comes in three different models, and they’re all worth a look.
Read on to find out which model you can buy.
The first model is a slightly smaller model that costs $1,200 and ships with a 2TB hard disk and a 1080p display.
This is the best model for the money, but you’ll still be missing out some of Asus’s gaming chops.
The Zenbook has a 1920 x 1080 screen, so it has a pretty wide viewing angle, but the lack of an IPS display means you’ll have to manually adjust the brightness.
The UX701CA has a 1080 x 1920 display and a 3TB hard hard disk.
Asus’s Zenbook OS is more than just a Linux distribution, but many of its apps, like YouTube, can run on the display.
Asus also sells an IPS-based keyboard, but this one’s a bit larger than the UX705UA and comes with its own webcam.
Asus offers a 4G LTE wireless keyboard and an optional USB Type-C port, and the keyboard and USB Type C port are both very good.
You get a 1080×1920 display with a solid, 16:9 aspect ratio.
The keyboard is a bit heavier than the Asus UX701BXUA, but there’s nothing to complain about there either.
We like the keyboard a lot, so if you’re on a tight budget, you can’t go wrong with this model.
The second model is an extra-small version of the UX702AU that ships with 4GB of RAM, a 1080P display, a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type A connector, and no webcam.
This one has a 1440 x 900 display and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.
If your budget is on the high side, the Asus keyboard is going to have a big advantage over this model’s webcam.
If that’s not enough to sway you away, the UX703UA has a 1.5TB hard-drive and an AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card, which is an interesting proposition for gaming.
The third model is actually the UX700U.
This version of Asus comes with the same 1080p screen as the UX704AU and has an optional 4G wireless keyboard.
We don’t recommend this model for a number of reasons.
The biggest one is the price.
This laptop is priced at $1.3,000 and comes in a 3-year warranty.
Asus says the keyboard is an improvement over the UX802BXA and UX701A, but we wouldn’t recommend you take a chance on the UX7802B because it has its own USB Type 3 port.
If this is the only model you want, you’ll be better off going for the UX710UA, which comes with an Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card and a 16:10 aspect ratio screen.
Asus doesn’t offer a 3G connection option, but that’s a big deal if you want to stream games from Xbox One or PlayStation 4 to the ZenBook’s built-in graphics card in a future update.
The only other reason to consider the UX706AU is if you really want to keep the screen as small as possible.
This Asus laptop has a 2.7GHz quad-core processor, but its battery life isn’t that great.
The battery life is good for gaming and for a good gaming notebook if you don’s not running any apps, but don’t expect to run that much longer than a couple of hours.
The one thing that doesn’t work out as well as you’d expect is the lack a dedicated wireless keyboard, though.
If the screen is too small, you won’t be able to hit the trackpad and the track pad is too shallow.
This means you won`t be able do a lot of things like navigating Windows, or launching a video application.
That’s fine if you only use a keyboard and mouse, but for most people it would be a mistake.
The most important reason to get the UX718AU model