Asus has launched their new ZenBook 14 UX433FN in India and this laptop comes with some really nice improvements and features. The laptop comes with an option to have an Intel Core i5-8265U or an Intel Core i7-8565U processor and for graphics processing, you have an Intel UHD 620 GPU along with an NVIDIA MX150 2GB as well. In terms of performance, the laptop should work great and handle anything that we might throw at it but there’s more to this laptop other than its specifications. Here are a first look and first impression of the laptop that we noticed in our first few days with the laptop.
- Intel Core i5-8265U or an Intel Core i7-8565U
- Intel UHD 620 GPU along with an NVIDIA MX150 2GB
- 8GB / 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM
- 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD or 512GB or 256GB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSD
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (up to 10Gbps)
- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A (up to 10Gbps)
- 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
- 1 x HDMI
- 1 x MicroSD card reader
- Display Options:
- 14” LED-backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 standard display
- 14” LED-backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 anti-glare display
- Four-sided frameless NanoEdge design with 92% screen-to-body ratio
- 2.9mm-thin side bezel and 3.3mm bottom bezel1
- Wide 100% sRGB color gamut
- 178° wide-view technology
- 3D IR HD camera
- Up to 14 hours battery life – 50Wh
- 3-cell lithium-polymer battery65W power adapter
The laptop does have a very unique design overall. Not only is it thin and light but it has very narrow bezels around the display. The display lid itself is a bit elongated towards the hinge and when opened, it lifts the laptop up in a slanted position. Now, this might be something that might annoy a few people but I absolutely love this thing. Not only does it give you a good position for the laptop to stay cool, but also helps you while typing.
Coming to the keyboard, the keyboard here is a full layout keyboard which misses the NUM pad but the trackpad of the laptop has been modified to double up as a Number Pad. The touchpad is covered with glass and uses the Windows Precision Touchpad drivers which support up to four-finger gestures.
The laptop itself is made out of very durable material and you can feel the lightness of the laptop in your hands if you pick it up and take it somewhere. Asus has paid special attention to this laptop’s design and build and it shows when you use the laptop in real life.
Straight out of the box, the laptop runs on Windows 10 Pro and you might have a few updates pending. Once booted up, you will find that Asus has made sure to keep the OS clean and you just get software like ASUS Battery Health Charging, ASUS Splendid, Quiet Fan right out of the box.
The laptop performs well in real life usage and the processor along with the MX150 can handle the graphics really well. But, this is not a gaming machine and it was never meant to be. One more thing to notice here is the fact that Asus is using LPDDR3 memory instead of LPDDR4 along with the 8th Gen processors from Intel. Wait for the full review to get an exact idea of how the laptop performs in real life but in our first impressions we like the overall package being offered by the company.