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.
Both 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.
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.
ASUS 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.
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 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.
|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.