ASUS is looking to corner the ultrabook market and their latest incarnation of the ZenBook, which comes in two sizes dubbed the ZenBook 13 UX325 and the ZenBook 14 UX 425, aims to hit all the high points of the ultraportable experience with a slim chassis, high performance, long battery life and – above all – a price tag that won’t have you hocking house and home.
The new ASUS ZenBook 13 UX325 and ZenBook 14 UX425 both are a mere 13.9mm thin and weigh around 1.07kg, making them very man-portable. Better yet, the new ZenBook range are rated to meet MIL-STD-810G standards for durability, which makes them tough indeed with resistance to modest drops from 100mm.
ASUS ZenBook 13 UX325 and ZenBook 14 UX425 specifications
Both ZenBooks come with different screen sizes with the ZenBook 13 UX325 packing a 13.3-inch Full HD display and the 14-inch ZenBook UX425 a 14-inch Full HD display, both of which have super slim 2.9mm thin bezels.
Under the hood, you can have both ultraportables with your choice of either a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 or Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor. Packed with each ZenBook is 8GB DDR4 3,200MHz RAM and a 512GB SSD as well as Intel Iris Plus graphics.
While they’re exceptionally thin, they don’t compromise the productive experience in the slightest as they have a pair of Thunderbolt USB-C ports that let you charge the laptop and port a video feed out to a 4K display, a full sized USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, a HDMI port and a microSD card reader too.
Belying their size, both the ZenBook 13 UX325 and ZenBook 14 UX425 both boast keyboards that stretch nearly from edge to edge while packing their novel NumberPad 2.0 which is an underlay added to the touchpad so you have the equivalent of a functional numeric keypad in an ultraportable chassis.
Other mod-cons include Harman Kardon tuned stereo speakers, WiFi 6 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Keeping things powered on both models is a 67Wh battery that’s rated to offer 22 hours of battery life.
Both the ZenBook 13 UX325 and ZenBook 14 UX425 have similar pricing that differs based on what CPU they use so you’re primarily investing in screen size.
ASUS ZenBook 13 UX325 and ZenBook 14 UX425 price in Malaysia
The Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU version for either ZenBook size retails for RM4,699 while the Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU variant retails for RM3,999. Both the ZenBook 13 UX325 and ZenBook 14 UX425 in both variants are available in Pine Grey though the ZenBook 14 UX425 has an additional colour variant called Lilac Mist. You can check out the ZenBook 13 UX325 at their official page here and the ZenBook 14 UX425 here.
We also managed to get the ZenBook 13 UX325 for review. You can check it out on here.
For a limited time from 11th to 12th August 2020, you can get an RM100 rebate off the purchase price at the official ASUS online store on Shopee by using the special voucher code ASUSZB100 at checkout. You can check it out at the official ASUS online store at https://shopee.com.my/asus_laptop.os