The all-new ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) ultraportable notebooks debut in Malaysia today. Thinner and lighter than the previous generation, the svelte ZenBook Classic duo boasts a comprehensive array of I/O ports, making them the world’s thinnest 13.3- and 14-inch notebooks to offer full I/O connectivity. The new ZenBooks also rock the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors and WiFi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity.
For ultimate portability, the ZenBook 13 weighs just 1.07kg while the ZenBook 14 offers a larger screen at just 1.13kg. To compare, the previous generation ZenBook 14 tipped the scales at 1.39kg.
Both models measure just 13.9mm thin but don’t let their skinny outlook fool you. They’re both built tough—to MIL-STD-810G US Military standard for reliability and durability to be exact. That means, they’ve survived torturous tests in harsh environments—including power-on drop tests and operation at extreme altitude and temperature.
The much-loved NanoEdge Full HD displays boast a 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, ensuring an immersive viewing experience. There’s also an optional low-power 1-watt display that delivers an incredible 450 nits of brightness.
A glaring new change is the edge-to-edge ergonomic keyboard which is now larger for a more comfortable typing experience as well as accommodates an extra set of function keys on the right hand side.
ASUS has retained one of my favourite features—the ZenBook’s unique precision-engineered ErgoLift that automatically lifts the keyboard to an optimum angle when the lid is opened. This also creates space under the device for extra cooling airflow.
The ZenBook’s famed dual-function touchpad with an integrated LED-illuminated full-size numeric keypad—ASUS NumberPad 2.0—makes a return.
Powering the notebooks are the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors, up to the Core i7 series. This is coupled with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and some of the fastest flash storage available—up to 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs.
Pushing the performance envelope further is built-in WiFi 6 (802.11ax) which offer up to 3x faster performance than WiFi 5.
The ZenBook 13 and 14 offer unrivalled I/O capabilities. Despite being just 13.9mm thin, the duo offers full-size HDMI and USB Type-A ports; two high-speed Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports; and a microSD card reader.
They also support the new ASUS USB-C East Charge feature which allows you to charge the device with a wide range of standard USB-C chargers. They support ultrafast charging with any USB-C Power Delivery-certified chargers, or using the bundled 65W power brick (previous generation came with a 45W).
Speaking of which the 67Whr battery delivers up to 22 hours of use. A 49-minute charge will take it to 0-60 per cent.
Audio is supplied by a pair of stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon. A microphone array provides Cortana and Alexa support.
Pricing and availability
The ASUS ZenBook 13 (i5-1035G1) retails for MYR3,999 while the i7-1065G7 model is priced at MYR4,699, available in Pine Grey. Meanwhile, the ZenBook 14 (i5-1035G1) goes for MYR3,999 and the i7-1065G7 model retails at MYR4,699, available in both Pine Grey and Lilac Mist.
Shopee Special Promo
The first 20 buyers of ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) will enjoy MYR100 discount rebate at the ASUS online store on Shopee. Apply voucher ASUSZB100 upon checkout.
The promo is valid only from 11-12 August 2020, while stocks last and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
ASUS “Say It” Review Campaign
Campaign Period: 6 August – 30 September 2020
Write a constructive review after purchase any ASUS/ROG PCs (which include consumer, gaming, business notebook, desktop or All-in-One) from authorized dealer stores (online or offline physical store) to redeem Grab Food Gift Card worth MYR40. T& C apply, while stocks last.
How to participate:
- Step 1: Buy any ASUS PC from the authorized Online/Offline dealer stores
- Step 2: Rate the product and leave a constructive review
- Step 3: Submit your entry with valid documents and personal information here: https://bit.ly/ASUS-SayIt
- Step 4: Get your Grab Food Gift Card Voucher from ASUS, after verification.
- A digital Grab Food Gift Card/Code will be sent to registrants via email from ASUS within three working days upon registration. Provided that necessary documents are submitted successfully.
- All ASUS/ROG PCs that includes notebooks, desktops and All-in-Ones purchased from 1 January 2020 onward is entitled for this redemption.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/ASUS-SayIt
ASUS Perfect Warranty
ASUS Perfect Warranty is an additional protection service for ASUS notebook customers against any damage incurred on the unit that is not covered under ASUS’ manufacturer’s warranty, including customer-induced damage. Customers who purchase and activate their ASUS notebook launched in Malaysia in 2019 and 2020 (“Eligible Model”)—from 1 January 2020 onwards are automatically eligible for ASUS Perfect Warranty without additional charges. For more information, refer to this link: https://www.asus.com/my/support/Article/1028/
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