When it comes to laptops, most people have their own idea of a perfect laptop, but ASUS decides to take it up a notch with the newly announced ZenBook 13, 14 and 15. The numbers in the name of the laptop refers to their display size. One of the major selling points of the laptop is with the sheer size of the laptop. According to ASUS, the laptops are the world’s most compact laptop, rivaling Apple’s Macbook Air in terms of weight and size. All three laptops are fitted with the new NumberPad function, which is basically a tweaked down version of the ScreenPad that was premiered with the ZenBook Pro. The NumberPad as its name suggests allow you to use the TouchPad just like a normal Numpad on full-sized keyboards with a push of a button.
When you are using the NumberPad feature, the touchpad can still function normally as a touchpad would. When the display is raised, the bottom of the laptop will rise as well thanks to the ErgoLift design that is meant to give a more comfortable typing position, along with better air ventilation.
First up, we have the ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX333FN), the smallest of the bunch, equipped with a 13.3-inch Full HD Nano Edge display that features a frameless design that is near bezel-less, and on top of the display, you can still spot the webcam that can be used for Windows Hello for easier face unlock. As for specs, the laptop comes with two configurations of either an Intel Core i7-8565U or Intel core i5-8265U. Both comes packaged with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. For your graphic options, it has an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 card built into the laptop, and it even has plenty of ports to plug in your external devices or display. The device weighs only 1.19kgs and 1.69cm thick!
The next laptop, the ZenBook 14 (UX433FN) is topped with a 14-inch Full HD NanoEdge display that is similar to the ZenBook 13. However, the ZenBook 14 only comes with one configuration of Intel Core i5-8265U processor with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. Just like the other laptops today, the ZenBook 14 is also equipped with ASUS Sonic Master audio system that is certified by Harman Kardon.
The last laptop of the day is the ZenBook 15 (UX533FD) that has a 15.6-inch Full HD NanoEdge display that is frameless as well. It runs on Windows 10 Home as well. Spec wise, it is powered with an Intel core i7-8565U processor with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. However, the ZenBook 15 is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q Design, and the laptop only weighs 1.68kgs.
All three laptops are now available to purchase from authorised ASUS stores. The ZenBook 13 comes in three colours of Royal Blue, Icicle Silver and Burgundy Red and priced at RM4,499, while the ZenBook 14 comes only in Royal Blue and Icicle Silver, along with a SRP of RM4,399. The ZenBook 15 that features a GTX 1050 Max-Q design comes only in Royal Blue, and priced at RM6,099.
You can also check out our review of the ZenBook 14 on our Feb issue! Make sure to pick it up in stores near you.