Last year at Computex 2018, ASUS made their debut with the all-new Zenbook lineup – the Zenbook itself, the Pro and S. We already got our eyes on the Pro and we even released the review on it – so click here if you want to read about it. This round, in the first month of 2019 – we have the Zenbook line up for the Malaysian Market. They have three different variants and in this article, we are going to show what’s the same and what really differs with the three devices.
ASUS Zenbook 13 | 14 | 15
The ASUS Zenbook now comes in this revamped design from the ground up – which boasts their all-new Ergolift hinge that lifts the chassis by 3 degrees from the surface for better cooling capability. What’s even interesting is the fact that it weighs in about 1.16kg – that is light. The first thing you’ll notice is the display. It now has an ultrathin NanoEdge display which gives a display ratio of 92% – and that’s a lot. It gives this whole immersive feel which is nice and with the display being an sRGB Panel, the colours are pretty too. As the name suggests, the 13 comes with a 13” display, 14 with a 14” and 15 with a 15.6” respectively. The laptop also has a Military Grade Certification where its ability to withstand pressure and drops – an interesting thing to have.
ASUS has also opted in for a 3D IR Face Scanner that scans the face to unlock with Windows Hello – which is super nice too. For such a laptop with a small footprint, it has tons of ports which keeps you untangled from the Dongle Life. Other than that, the laptop has a Bluetooth 5.0 and support for 802.11ac Dual-band WiFi as well.
The Zenbook 13 and 14 has an Exclusive NumberPad Design on the trackpad. With a tap on the top right corner, you can enable the Numberpad on the trackpad which not only is functional but has a futuristic vibe to it as well.
The Asus Zenbook 13 comes in two option of processors – you can opt-in for an Intel Core i5 or an i7 8th Generation Processor. The 14 on the other hand only is available with an i5 whereas the 15 has an i7 only. Both the 13 and 14 comes with 8GB LPDDR3 RAM soldered to the motherboard whereas the 15 has a 16GB RAM under the hood. The storage across all the variant is 512GB PCIe 3×2 SSD which can be upgraded if you feel like it. The 13 and 14 get an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM. But the 15 gets an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max Q variant with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM as well.
You can take a look at the details below.
Pricing and Availability
The Asus Zenbook 13, 14 and 15 will go on for sale starting this month onwards and the pricing of the laptop are as follows.