Zenbook 14 Review and Specifications

 

(Zenbook 14 Review and Specifications)

ASUS ZenBook 14: release date and specifications:

Zenbook 14 Review and SpecificationsThe popular line of business notebooks from ASUS was updated at the beginning of 2019. The laptop has become even more compact, received updated Intel processors, and has several features that distinguish ZenBook against the background of boring corporate models.

Price and release date ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX431):

The new ZenBook was unveiled at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The laptop, as promised at ASUS, will go on sale before the end of the first quarter of 2019, which means that it will not appear until April-May. Prices have not yet been disclosed. The cost of the previous generation model now in our country starts from 64 thousand rubles.

Technical specifications ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX431):

Display 
14 inches, 1920 × 1080 pixels, IPS
OS 
Windows 10
CPU 
Intel Core i3-8145U (up to 3.9 GHz), i5-8265U (up to 3.9 GHz) and i7-8565U (up to 4.6 GHz)
Graphic system 
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 2 GB GDDR5 memory
Memory 
RAM – up to 16 GB LPDDR3, drive – 256/512/1024 GB SSD
Interfaces 
Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.1 Type-A, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD card reader, 3.5 mm audio jack
Autonomy 
47 Wh, 11 hours on a single charge
Dimensions
Weight 323.5 × 211.85 × 15.9 mm, 1.4 kg

 

Screen: Zenbook 14 Review and Specifications

ASUS ZenBook 14 received a 14-inch IPS screen. The matrix has good characteristics and viewing angles. Another feature of the display is its narrow bezels. The technology is called NanoEdge, and thanks to it, the case has become one of the most compacts in the class.

Case and keyboard: Zenbook 14 Review and Specifications

ASUS engineers, thanks to the narrow side frames of 6.5 mm, managed to fit a 14-inch screen into a 13.3-inch case. Another trick that made the chassis of the laptop more compact was that when you open the lid partially raises the case. This hinge is called ErgoLift and allows you to take a more user-friendly position and improve laptop cooling.

What is typical for the class of business laptops, the laptop received a metal case. The dual-band backlit keyboard has received an unusual extension – the NumberPad touchpad on the touchpad. If desired, it can be turned off.

CPU, memory, communications:

A fundamental update to the is Intel’s new Whiskey Lake-U processors. Formally, they belong to the eighth generation, but in comparison with last year’s processors, they are distinguished by high operating frequencies. Depending on the configuration, the laptop may have Intel Core i3-8145U, i5-8265U, or i7-8565U.

Unlike many competitors, ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX431) received a discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150 video accelerator with 2 GB of memory. Zenbook 14 Review and Specifications  It will allow you to work in heavy applications and even play modern games. can have up to 16 GB of RAM. Apparently, it is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no expansion option.

But you can increase the amount of permanent memory using the connector. Choose the best M.2 SSD – up to 1 TB. The laptop received a whole scattering of ports and interfaces. For example, the fast USB 3.1 Type-C is adjacent to the outdated USB 2.0 port. Wi-Fi is dual-band, and Bluetooth is the latest revision.

Autonomy:

The volume of the built-in battery of ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX431) is 47 Wh. According to the manufacturer, the laptop is able to work on a single charge up to 11 hours.

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