Asus’s Zenbook sequence has been know for its classy layout, good appears to be like and extraordinary functionality throughout the several years. This time it is no unique. New vary of Asus Zenbooks have been released few of months back globally and now they are out there in India. The dimensions ranges from 13 to 15-inches and we acquired the mid version, which is the fourteen-inch variant above to the office for evaluate. We took this nifty laptop computer out for a spin and this is what we could make of the new ultrabook. This is our evaluate of the Asus Zenbook fourteen.
Style And Show
So, right before we go ahead, permit us get started by saying that the Asus Zenbook fourteen is one of the smallest notebooks in the Indian market, which has a graphic card inside a modest body. The laptop computer is scaled-down than an A4 printing sheet when it will come to its width. Out of the box, the first issue you will observe moreover its slender body is the fourteen-inch total Hd display screen. It is almost bezel-a lot less and offers you a large viewing working experience. The display screen to body ratio is at a significant ninety two %.
The display screen is ravishing and one can check out it for several hours. While the laptop computer is modest, the display screen does not seem to be really modest, even when you are seeing it with your pal or spouse at property. Viewing angles are good and the textual content on display screen is crisp. The ghosting is minimal and one can almost never see it stutter, even when playing demanding online games.
We are examining the silver version of the laptop computer ,which also has Blue as a different color alternative. The metallic body is easy and you can see brushed aluminum all all-around it. Carry the leading lid (which also has Asus’s branding on it in rose pink) and you will observe that the reduced aspect lifts a very little. Certainly, it does by 3 levels. The Liquid crystal display panel has an ergolift hinge set up that raises the bottom aspect of the laptop computer for a a lot more ergonomic come to feel. This really will help, if you are in the business enterprise of typing a great deal.
The Asus Zenbook fourteen attributes a significant chicklet style backlit keyboard (has a few brightness levels) with slightly lifted keys. There is a total numeric keypad also concealed in this gem. Where is it, you request? It is embedded on the trackpad, which doubles up as a contact sensetive numeric keypad. Chatting about which there is a layer of glass on the trackpad. To obtain the numpad, one has to press the numpad button positioned on the leading correct of the trackpad.
Asus has positioned a mesh type golden layer above the keyboard with the Zenbook branding on it, introducing to the display. Buyers will discover a microSD, USB 2. and a 3.5mm audio port on the correct facet of the laptop computer. Although on the remaining, Asus Zenbook fourteen sporting activities a ability, HDMI, a different typical USB 3.1 as properly as USB style C ports. Twin Harman Kardon speakers are neatly tucked underneath the entrance facet of the laptop computer. These are to some degree down-firing, so that people get improved resonance.
The keyboard also has all the usual multimedia capabilities, with the ability button positioned on the leading correct. An Hd net digital camera has also been thrown in to the blend, which can deal with unlock this laptop computer. All in all, at just 15.nine mm slimness the Asus Zenbook fourteen is a good device to glance at and gets total marks in the layout division.
Now on to the fun aspect. The Asus Zenbook fourteen is an complete ability residence, when it will come to underneath the hood functionality. This laptop computer has Intel Core i7 8th gen 8565U CPU with clock pace of 1.8GHz. This is coupled with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage. Graphics are driven by NVIDIA GEFORCE MX150 graphics card, which appear into perform when you are playing a match or are using a render program. If not, for usual use this notebook also has Intel’s UHD 620 on board graphics.
So why the blend of graphic units? Uncomplicated, to minimize battery use. If the discreet graphic card is becoming utilized all the time, the battery will drain out fairly promptly.
For more rapidly online pace, Asus has also place in a Gigabit-course WiFi chip in the Asus Zenbook fourteen. This is twelve moments more rapidly than the typical 802.11n set up. Bluetooth v5 has also been additional and the business claims the battery can final up to 13 several hours. Nevertheless, on our assessments which did entail gaming, operating on term documents, browsing the online and online video chatting. The battery lasted for about 8 several hours. Which is genuinely good for a device this modest.
The seem of the Asus Zenbook fourteen is also not undesirable. Harman Kardons do ideal justice to the notebook and the speaker set is pretty loud for the dimensions. Voice clarity is great and bass is to some degree there. Movie audio working experience with them was not undesirable at all. Doing work on the notebook is not shabby either, the ergonomics perform in its favour and we liked the significant trackpad on it. Nevertheless, we are not a huge supporter of possessing the numpad on it, considering the fact that at moments we did slip and slide the pointer away although pressing a numeric vital.
Asus Zenbook fourteen will come with Windows ten preloaded and has minimal bloatware. A great deal of the 512GB SSD is out there to work with. Chatting about which, the SSD will make this laptop computer get started and shut down in a jiffy. Computer software load promptly and we did not have any issues with it. Online games do acquire some time, considering the fact that there is only 8GB RAM out there on this unit, nonetheless this laptop computer is not from Asus’s gaming sequence. Even if it can run online games like PUBG, DOTA 2, CS:GO and many others with simplicity.
Verdict and Remaining Thoughts
On Computer Mark ten the Asus Zenbook fourteen scored 6553 points on the productiveness exam. Which places it up in the leading of the pack. We are certain if it was the 16GB version, we would have gotten even a lot more marks in the exam. Nevertheless, this is not undesirable for a laptop computer that weighs just a kilogram and is exceptionally portable. In the box people also get a modest pancake dimensions charger and a have sleeve, along with a USB to Ethernet adaptor, considering the fact that introducing an Ethernet port would have meant raising the laptops dimensions for Asus.
General, we liked the working experience this notebook brings with it. We have been not able to discover much too several flaws in this laptop computer, besides its exuberant asking price tag. If you can pay for it (Rs 89,990) and want the best Windows working experience, go for it, as it will not only get to you that 2nd glance, it will final you for a extensive time much too.
Sound could have been improved
Price could possibly pinch some