Asus ZenBook UX430UN Review : Ultra Portable & Stylish Laptop

The Asus ZenBook series of laptops are some great mobile machines to carry for your productivity needs. In this post, we will take a look at the Asus ZenBook UX430UN which comes with some great hardware and is a good looking machine that will work without hanging or leaving you stuck in times of computing needs. Let’s start.

Design & Looks

The Asus ZenBook UX430UN has a very elegant and simple design which comes in various different colors. You can choose from colors such as Royal Blue, Rose Gold, Quartz Grey, Shimmer Gold and all of them look shiny with a texture.

Coming to the real deal, you have plenty ports on the device. You will get Charging port along with a 3.5mm combo audio jack, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port and a USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 port that can support an external display.

There is a mini HDMI port for connecting external displays and an SD card reader along with a USB 2.0 port on the side. Asus hasn’t skimped on the ports and even added a USB Type-C port which is becoming a standard now.

The laptop is really thin and weighs just 1.25kg. It is very lightweight and easy to carry around. It is one of the few good-looking ultraportable laptop available in the market.

Display

The Asus ZenBook UX430UN has a 14-inch NanoEdge anti-glare display with a wide-angle view of 178 degrees. It has a resolution of 1080p and supports 100& sRGB color gamut which makes the display look vibrant and produces very accurate colors.

The bezels around the display are just 7.18mm thin and the laptop has an 80% screen-to-body ratio. Asus has also included their Eye Care technology which reduces eye stress by reducing blue lights from the display by 30%.

Performance

The laptop comes loaded with an 8th generation Intel® Core™ i7 8550U Processor which is clocked at 1.8GHz and can turbo boost up to 4GHz. You also get an 8MB cache on the processor which makes it one of the best processors to have in a laptop.

The powerful processor is coupled with 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 RAM which makes up for a great combination of CPU and RAM. The added speed comes from a 512 GB M.2 SSD which provides fast boot times and instant app opening times on the laptop. All this is coupled with an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU which has a VRAM of 2GB to handle the GPU intensive programs that you would like to run on the Asus ZenBook UX430UN.

The laptop performs really well in real life and since it has an M.2 SSD of 512GB, you will have fast boot times and it will be ON in just a few seconds. It can handle any app that you throw at it and works well enough for your day to day needs.

Keyboard, Trackpad & Fingerprint Sensor

The keyboard is a full-size LED backlit piece which provides you a great typing experience. The keys have a travel distance of 1.4mm and they provide great feedback when you are typing on the keyboard. Coming to the trackpad, it supports the Windows Precision technology which gives you great trackpad experience overall.

You can use the native Windows 10 gestures by using up to 4 fingers and they will work without any problems. The trackpad also houses the fingerprint sensor which supports Windows Hello and you can use it to secure your laptop.

Verdict

The Asus ZenBook UX430UN is one of the best ZenBooks out there and with the addition of a speedy processor and an M.2 SSD, it is also one of the fastest laptops out there. It can handle your daily productivity tasks really easily and you can even use it to edit photos and videos if you want.

Author: Akshay Aggarwal

Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009.

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