Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 and 14 UX425: review, specs, and price

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 and 14 UX425: review, specs, and price. Asus discreetly launches 2 new elegant and versatile silver Ultrabooks offering autonomy up to 22 hours, the Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 and Asus ZenBook 14 UX425 with Intel Quad Core Ice Lake processor, SSD storage, Infrared webcam, NumPad or even Wi-Fi connectivity -Fi ax and Thunderbolt 3.

The Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA is a new Ultrabook built around an Intel low-consumption processor Ice Lake Dual Core i3-1005G1 (1.2 GHz) or Quad Core i5-1035G1 (1.0 GHz) with graphic part Intel UHD 620, or Quad Core i7-1065G7 (1.3 GHz) that we tested with Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 graphics solution.

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 and 14 UX425: review, specs, and price

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 and 14 UX425: Specs

The Ice Lake is associated with 8/16/32 GB LPDDR4X 3200MHz and M. 2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD storage either x2 of 256/512 GB or 1 TB, or x4 of 1 TB or 2 TB. Intel Optane H10 modules are also planned: 512 GB or 1 TB SSD + Optane 32 GB.

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 and 14 UX425: Design

The display is entrusted to a 13.3 inch IPS Full HD screen (1920 × 1080) very fine edges 2.9 mm NanoEdge, either 300cd/ m ², or 450cd/ m ² low consumption (1W).

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 and 14 UX425: features

In terms of connectivity, the Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA has wireless Wi-Fi ax (Intel Wi-Fi 6) and Bluetooth 5.0 modules, an HDMI video output, USB 3.0 and 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3.

Included are a microSD card reader, 2 Harman Kardon SonicMaster speakers, an HD Infrared webcam with microphone for authentication by facial recognition via Windows Hello technology, a backlit chiclet keyboard (1.4 mm stroke) and a NumPad 2.0. The NumberPad takes place at the touchpad level: it can be used as a digital touch pad or traditional touchpad (4 fingers), as needed.

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 and 14 UX425: performance

The new Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA Ultrabook offers up to 22 hours of battery life in Windows 10 with its 4-cell 67Whr Li-Polymer battery which can be recharged to 60% in 49 minutes. It measures 304 x 203 x 13.9 mm and weighs 1.11 Kg (1.07 Kg with 1W screen).

It is supplied as standard with a USB-C to Headphone/ Mic combo audio adapter, and optionally with a carrying case and a USB to Ethernet RJ-45 adapter.

This ultraportable is announced in designs Pine Gray dark silver and Lilac Mist silver/ white, and this with hinge ErgoLift to raise it by 3 ° forward when opened to improve its cooling. It also complies with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G for good robustness.

Revealed is its big brother, the Ultrabook Asus ZenBook 14 UX425JA which stands out for its 14 inch format with dimensions of 319 x 208 x 13.9 mm and weight of 1.17 Kg (1.13 Kg with 1W 400cd/ m ² screen).

The Asus ZenBook 14 UX425JA comes standard with USB to Ethernet and USB-C to audio adapters. In addition, its screen edges are thinner: 2.5 mm.

It also offers an announced autonomy of 22 hours, but with a 3-cell 67Whr Li-Polymer battery.

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 and 14 UX425: Price and availability

Asus informs us that its new Ultrabooks Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA and Asus ZenBook 14 UX425JA will be marketed in early July from 899 euros and 1499 euros respectively.

According to the first prices that have filtered through web marketers, bet on around 1199 euros for an Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA with Core i5, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB SSD, and 1279 euros for an Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA with Core i7, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD, configuration displayed at 1939 Australian dollars (around 1175 euros) for the Asus ZenBook 14 UX425JA.

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