Thin and powerful, this is ASUS ZenBook 13, 14 and 15

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ASUS again launched the All-New ZenBook in the IFA 2018 event which took place in Berlin, Germany. Before releasing its products at the IFA, ASUS invited us and several media crews to try out the latest ZenBook products directly from its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. There are three products introduced, namely the ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433) and ZenBook 15 (UX533).

The ASUS ZenBook series is known for its beautiful design. Both the ZenBook 13 (UX333), 14 (UX433) and 15 (UX533) series, are quite significant changes in the screen sector. The screen size of the ZenBook 13, 14 and 15 is 13.3 inches, 14 inches and 15.6 inches with FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, for the ZenBook 15 series there is a higher screen resolution of up to 4K UHD 3820 x 2160 pixels.

All three offer NanoEdge screen design with super thin bezel on all four sides of the screen, even screen-to-body ratio reaches 95%. The small camera above the screen has 3D infrared which allows quick access to logins with the Windows Hello face scanner.

Besides being equipped with a backlit keyboard, specifically for the 13-inch and 14-inch series, there is a full NumPad with LED lights that blend with the TouchPad. Remarkably, when NumPad mode is active, users can still play the TouchPad without a hitch.

How about the performance? These three ZenBook series are equipped with the 8th generation Intel Core i7 chipset with the support of Nvidia’s graphics cards. For the ZenBook 13 series and 14 GPUs embedded, the GeForce MX150. While the GPU on the ZenBook 15 has a higher performance, the GeForce GTX1050 Max-Q.

For RAM and internal storage, all three support DDR4 RAM from 2133 MHz to 16 GB and PCie SSD to 1 TB. ASUS claims that this product is highly recommended for users who like to process data, manipulate photos, edit videos and play light games.

ASUS also includes gigabit-class WiFi and ASUS WiFi Master technology features. This feature allows ZenBook users to get high download speeds and better streaming quality with a wide and stable network coverage. There is also Bluetooth version 5 if you want to connect to other peripheral devices.

For durability, the latest ZenBook series is equipped with MIL-STD-810G military standard certification. Some tests with extreme ways have been tried on ZenBook, such as harsh environments, extreme heights, temperature and humidity. As a result, this product passed the test and you could say that the ZenBook became the perfect ultraportable laptop for professionals.

Specification ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX333FN) ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX433FN) ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533FD)
Processor Intel® Core i7-8565U processor Intel® Core i7-8565U processor Intel® Core i7-8565U processor
Intel® Core i5-8265U processor Intel® Core i5-8265U processor Intel® Core i5-8265U processor
Display 13.3″  FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display 14″  FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display 15.6″  4K UHD (3820 x 2160)  / 15.6”  FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display
178° wide-view technology 178° wide-view technology 178° wide-view technology
72% NTSC 72% NTSC 72% NTSC
Four-sided frameless design, up to 95% S/B ratio Four-sided frameless design, up to 92% S/B ratio Four-sided frameless design, up to 92% S/B ratio
Operating System Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150, 2GB GDDR5 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150, 2GB GDDR5 VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Max-Q, 2GB/4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620 Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620 Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Memory 8GB / 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard 8GB / 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard 8GB / 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 onboard
Storage 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD or 512GB/256GB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD or 512GB/256GB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD or 512GB/256GB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 5.0 Bluetooth® 5.0 Bluetooth® 5.0
Cameras 3D IR HD camera 3D IR HD camera 3D IR HD camera
Interfaces USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C(display support)
USB Type-A (up to 10Gbps) USB Type-A (Up to 10Gbps) USB Type-A (up to 10Gbps)
USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB Type-A (up to 5Gbps)
HDMI HDMI HDMI
Micro SD Micro SD SD card
Audio combo jack Audio combo jack Audio combo jack
Touchpad Exclusive NumberPad design Exclusive NumberPad design
Audio ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa2 voice-recognition support
Battery 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery 73Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
Up to 14 hours battery life Up to 14 hours battery life Up to 116 hours battery life
AC Adapter 65W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm) 65W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm) 90W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm)
(Output: 19V DC, 65W) (Output: 19V DC, 65W) (Output: 19V DC, 65W)
(Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal) (Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal) (Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
Dimensions 30.2cm x 18.9cm x 1.69 cm 31.9cm x 19.9cm x 1.59 cm 35.4cm x 22cm x 1.79 cm
Weight With anti-glare display: 1.09kg With anti-glare display: 1.09kg With anti-glare display: 1.59kg
With standard display: 1.19kg With standard display: 1.19kg With standard display: 1.69kg

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