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One of our favorite products that we unveiled today at IFA 2018 is the all-new ASUS Zenbook series. Why? Because these notebooks are not just thin but they’re also stylish and damn, it does have a lot of new features that are really cool and should be on their other notebooks? Got you interested huh? Check out our quick review of these notebooks below.

The all-new Zenbook line comes in three different variants – Zenbook 13, Zenbook 14, and the Zenbook 15 but here’s the interesting part – these notebooks come with the thinnest laptop bezels in the market at a 5.9mm thickness at the top, 2.8mm at the sides, and an amazingly 3.3mm below the display.

The ASUS Zenbook 13 UX333 is the thinnest of em’ all is even smaller than the A4 size paper at 303x189mm which means that the notebook can fit on small bags or handbags. While the ASUS Zenbook 14 has dimensions of 319x199mm.

When it comes to build quality, the ASUS Zenbook series was pretty solid as it features the concircular design on the lid witha metal build. It’s a really premium feel when you hold this notebook.

Despite its thin bezels, ASUS was able to put in a webcam not below the display, instead, on the top of the display which is an ideal webcam placement. They’re actually proud that the webcam of the notebook is ultra-thin with a 4-element lens. I’ve seen the notebook and I’m actually pretty amazed that they were able to that on the ASUS Zenbook line.

When it comes to connectivity, it comes with a headphone jack, a USB 2.0 port, USB 3.1 port, USB Type-C, HDMI and a MicroSD card slot. Too bad it’s only MicroSD and not the full SD card slot.

When it comes to performance, these notebook comes with an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor based on Whisky lake. I know, that series of a processor hasn’t been revealed yet and when it comes to graphics side, it comes with a Nvidia MX150 GPU for the Zenbook 13 and 14 while the Zenbook 15 comes with a GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU. T  he storage also up to 1TB PCIe SSD and the battery? ASUS promises 14 hours of battery life on this one.

Despite its small size, the ASUS Zenbook 13 still managed to have a full sized keyboard and typing on all of the keyboard of the Zenbook line, well, they’re pretty good and awesome. I really didn’t have any problems typing on the keyboard of the Zenbook 13. Oh and this feature might be small but it’s really helpful as the function key now locked by default which means that you don’t have to press fn anymore for different functionalities of the notebook.

Here’s probably the biggest feature of the Zenbook line, the touchpad. We have a glass touchpad on the Zenbook 13 and Zenbook 14 and it comes which is really smooth and it also acts as the NumberPad of the notebook.

Yep, despite the lack of the numpad on the notebook, ASUS has managed to put a numpad on the notebook which is helpful not just for productive users but also to gamers. Basically, with a press of a button, the NumberPad of the notebook appears on the touchpad and then you just need to press the buttons on the touchpad then voila, it’s really good.

I think this is a little bit of a gamechanger as you can have a faster typing for keys especially for those people who are always using their excel for numbers. It might not be as good as the screenpad of the ASUS Zenbook Pro but this one is good. Oh, and did I say that you can actually use the touchpad of the notebook despite having a numberpad turned on?. Yep, you can.

So there we go,  the ASUS Zenbook line will arrive in the Philippines soon and I’m actually really looking forward to this one.

ZenBook 13 Specifications

Model Name UX333FA-A3009T UX333FN-A4015T
LCD Cover Color & Decoration Royal Blue Metal Royal Blue Metal
Top Case Color & Decoration Royal Blue Metal Royal Blue Metal
On board processor Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor 1.6 GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz) Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor 1.6 GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz)
Operating System Windows 10 (64bit) Windows 10 (64bit)
Office Includes 1 month Trial for New Microsoft Office 365 Customers Includes 1 month Trial for New Microsoft Office 365 Customers
Display 13.3’//Ultra Slim 250nits//FHD 1920×1080 16:9//Anti-Glare//NTSC:72%//Wide View 13.3’//Ultra Slim 250nits//FHD 1920×1080 16:9//Glare//NTSC:72%//Wide View
On board memory LPDDR3 8GB LPDDR3 8GB
Memory Max. 8G 8G
Total System Memory LPDDR3 8GB LPDDR3 8GB
Storage PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD
External video display modes HDMI 1.4 HDMI 1.4
Discrete/Share Share Discrete
IGPU Intel UHD Graphics 620 NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Video memory N/A GDDR5 2GB
Video Camera HD IR/RGB Combo Camera HD IR/RGB Combo Camera
On board Wireless 802.11ac+Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2 802.11ac+Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2
Card Reader Type: Micro SD Type: Micro SD
USB Port 1x USB 2.0
1x USB3.1 Type A (Gen1)
1x USB3.1 Type C (Gen 2)
1x USB 2.0
1x USB3.1 Type A (Gen1)
1x USB3.1 Type C (Gen 2)
Interface 1x HDMI 1x HDMI
Audio Built-in speaker
Built-in array microphone
Sonic Master
harmon/ kardon
Built-in speaker
Built-in array microphone
Sonic Master
harmon/ kardon
Weight (Kg) 0.84 KG (Without Battery)
1.09 KG (with 3 cell battery)
0.94 KG (Without Battery)
1.19 KG (with 3 cell battery)
Dimension (cm) 30.2(W) x 18.9(D) x 1.69 ~ 1.69 (H) cm 30.2(W) x 18.9(D) x 1.69 ~ 1.69 (H) cm
AC Adapter ø4.0
45W AC Adapter
Output: 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W , Input: 100~240V AC
50/60Hz universal
ø4.0
65W AC Adapter
Output: 19V DC, 3.42A, 65W , Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Battery 50WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion 50WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion
Replaceable Battery No No
Keyboard type Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
Software ASUS Live Update
ASUS Product Registration Program
ASUS GiftBox
ASUS Splendid
ASUS Live Update
ASUS Product Registration Program
ASUS GiftBox
ASUS Splendid
Security N/A TPM (Trusted Platform Module)(optional)
Supplied Accessories Without carry bag Sleeve

 

ZenBook 14 Specifications

Model Name UX433FN-A6004T
LCD Cover Color & Decoration Royal Blue Glass (Glare)
Top Case Color & Decoration Royal Blue Metal
On board processor Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor 1.8 GHz (8M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz)
Operating System Windows 10 (64bit)
Office Includes 1 month Trial for New Microsoft Office 365 Customers
Display 14.0’//Ultra Slim 300nits//FHD 1920×1080 16:9//Anti-Glare//NTSC:72%//Wide View
On board memory LPDDR3 16GB
Memory Max. 16G
Total System Memory LPDDR3 16GB
Storage PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD
External video display modes HDMI 1.4
Discrete/Share Discrete
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX150
IGPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
Video memory GDDR5 2GB
Video Camera HD IR/RGB Combo Camera
FingerPrint N/A
On board Wireless 802.11ac+Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2
Card Reader Type: Micro SD
USB Port 1x USB 2.0
1x USB3.1 Type A (Gen1)
1x USB3.1 Type C (Gen 2)
Interface 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x HDMI
Audio Built-in array microphone
harmon/ kardon
Weight (Kg) 0.94 KG (Without Battery)
1.19 KG (with 3 cell battery)
Dimension (cm) 31.9(W) x 19.9(D) x 1.59 ~ 1.59 (H) cm
AC Adapter ø4.0
65W AC Adapter
Output: 19V DC, 3.42A, 65W , Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Battery 50WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion
Replaceable Battery No
Keyboard type Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
Software ASUS Live Update
ASUS Product Registration Program
ASUS GiftBox
CyberLink PowerDVD 12(JP only)
Security TPM (Firmware TPM)
Supplied Accessories Sleeve

 

Zenbook 15 Specifications

Model Name UX533FD-A9074T
LCD Cover Color & Decoration Icicle Silver Metal (Glass)
Top Case Color & Decoration Icicle Silver Metal
On board processor Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor 1.8 GHz (8M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz)
Operating System Windows 10 (64bit)
Office Includes 1 month Trial for New Microsoft Office 365 Customers
Display 15.6’//Ultra Slim 300nits//FHD 1920×1080 16:9//Glare//NTSC:72%//Wide View
On board memory DDR4 16GB
Memory Max. 16G
Total System Memory DDR4 16GB
Storage PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD
External video display modes HDMI 1.4
Discrete/Share Discrete
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 MAX Q
IGPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
Video memory GDDR5 2GB
Video Camera HD IR/RGB Combo Camera
On board Wireless 802.11ac+Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2
Card Reader Type: Standard SD
USB Port 2x USB3.1 Type A (Gen1)
1x USB3.1 Type C (Gen 2)
Interface 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
1x HDMI
Audio Built-in array microphone
harmon/ kardon
Weight (Kg) 1.36 KG (Without Battery)
1.67 KG (with 4 cell battery)
Dimension (cm) 35.4(W) x 22.0(D) x 1.79 ~ 1.79 (H) cm
AC Adapter ø5.5
90W AC Adapter
Output: 19V DC, 4.74A, 90W , Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Battery 73WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
Replaceable Battery No
Keyboard type Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
Software ASUS Live Update
ASUS Product Registration Program
ASUS GiftBox
CyberLink PowerDVD 12(JP only)
Security TPM (Trusted Platform Module)(optional)
Supplied Accessories Sleeve

 

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