New variants of the ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) will be launched soon and they come packed with the latest Intel Core 10th-Gen CPUs with a good array of I/O ports.
Display and design
The ZenBook 13 is a 13.3-inch laptop with a 1080p panel, while the ZenBook 14 packs a 14-inch 1080 display. Both laptops boast a very thin chassis which measures at only 13.9mm in thickness, making it thinner than its predecessor. Plus, the ZenBook 13 weighs only 1.07KG, while the 14-inch model at only 1.13KGs.
The body is made of aluminium alloy and comes in two colours – Lilac Mist and Pine Grey. There’s also the ASUS ErgoLift hinge that tilts the back of the keyboard at an angle for better airflow and a more comfortable typing experience.
To add to the premium features of the laptops is the NumberPad 2.0 that lights up the touch pad with a virtual number pad.
ASUS is also particularly proud of the ZenBook 13 and 14’s full-szied I/O layouts which packs 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A, 1x standard HDMI port, and 1x microSD card reader. Impressive considering the compact size of the ZenBook; but you’ll notice that there isn’t a 3.5mm headphone jack here, but ASUS will provide a USB C to audio jack dongle out of the box.
Under the hood, both models can be fitted with up to an Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU with Intel Iris Graphics; you also get up to 8GB 3200Mhz LPDDR4X memory, and up to 512GB PCIe NVME SSD for storage.
The laptop also comes with an IR webcam that supports Windows Hello login, Wi-Fi 6 for connectivity, and a 67Wh battery that ASUS claims can offer up to 22 hours of battery life.
ASUS tells us that the laptops will arrive to local shores at the end of this month, so we’ll keep you posted on the official pricing when the laptops launch.