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ASUS has launched its newest Intel-Based premium productivity laptops in the Philippines – ZenBook 13 and 14. Both are aimed at “optimized performers” who demand performance and portability in a stylish and elegant package.

ASUS ZenBook 13 21At just 13.9mm, ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and 14 (UX425) are the world’s thinnest 13″ and 14″ laptops with a full suite of I/O ports. ZenBook 13 in particular weighs just 1.07kg.

ASUS ZenBook 13 5Both boast a four-sided NanoEdge display with slim bezels for up to 90% screen-to-body ratio. An optional low-power 1-watt display delivers an incredible 450 nits of brightness while maximizing battery life.

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ASUS ZenBook 13 18The ErgoLift Hinge combined with the edge-to-edge keyboard design offers a comfortable and natural typing experience.

ASUS ZenBook 13 12The extra real estate also provides room for an extra set of function keys at the right-hand side.

ASUS ZenBook 13 14For quick numerical inputs, the ZenBook 13 and 14 are also equipped with the new ASUS NumberPad 2.0 which turns the touchpad into an illuminated full-size numeric keypad.

An integrated IR camera located on the top bezel allows for password-free and fast face login with Windows Hello. It also works well in dim lighting conditions.

Superb Performance

ASUS ZenBook 13 13ASUS ZenBook 13 and 14 are powered by a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 processor along with 8GB of high-speed RAM to help users blitz through daily tasks. For storage, you get a fast 512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSD.

Both are equipped with WiFi 6 (802.11ax) so users can enjoy speeds up to 3X faster than WiFi 5, with 4X more network capacity and up to 75% less latency.

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For ports, there’s an HDMI port, a USB Type-A port, a microSD card reader, and of course, two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports that let users connect up two 4K UHD monitors to extend the workspace, along with up to 40Gbps data speeds for ultrafast file transfers.

ASUS ZenBook 13 20ASUS ZenBook 13 and 14 support the new ASUS USB-C Easy Charge feature, which allows the laptop to be charged using a wide range of standard USB-C chargers. It also lets users enjoy ultrafast charging with any USB-C Power Delivery-certified charger, such as the 65W charger bundled with the unit.

Gear Up for the New Normal

The ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and 14 (UX425) are also part of ASUS’ month-long Back-to-School promotion: “Gear Up for the New Normal”, in partnership with Globe at Home that offers buyers of select ASUS laptops a more comprehensive learning and teaching environment at home.

Until August 31, 2020, every purchase of select ASUS laptops will come with a FREE and exclusive bundle of a Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi router, as well as a Lazada e-voucher of up to PhP5,000 that can be used to purchase ASUS products in select official online stores in Lazada.

For more details on the campaign including participating ASUS laptop models and the full store list, click here.

Pricing and Availability

ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are both priced at PhP54,995. The former is now available in ASUS Concept Stores, partner multi-brand stores, the ASUS E-Store, from Lazada, and Shopee. The latter will be available starting mid-August 2020.

Specifications

ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425)
CPU Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i5-1035G1
Display 13.3″ LED-Backlit FHD, 300 nits 14″ LED-Backlit FHD, 300 nits
2.9mm bezels, 88% screen-to-body ratio 2.5mm bezels, 88% screen-to-body ratio
OS Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics Intel UHD Graphics
RAM 8GB LPDDR4X 3200MHz 8GB LPDDR4X 3200MHz
Storage 512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD 512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD
Connectivity WiFi 6 (802.11ax) WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
Camera HD infrared (IR) webcam HD infrared (IR) webcam
Supports Windows Hello Supports Windows Hello
I/O 2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C with ASUS USB-C Easy Charge 2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C with ASUS USB-C Easy Charge
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x Standard HDMI 2.0 1 x Standard HDMI 2.0
1 x microSD Card Reader 1 x microSD Card Reader
Touchpad ASUS NumberPad 2.0 ASUS NumberPad 2.0
Audio Certified by Harman Kardon Certified by Harman Kardon
ASUS Sonic Master ASUS Sonic Master
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa support Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa support
Battery 67Wh lithium-polymer (up to 22 hrs batter life) 67Wh lithium-polymer (up to 22 hrs batter life)
AC Adapter 65W Power Adapter 65W Power Adapter
Output: 20V DC, 3.42A Output: 20V DC, 3.42A
Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Dimensions 304 x 203 x 13.9mm 319 x 208 x 13.9mm
Weight Approx 1.07kg Approx. 1.13kg

 

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.