Asus zenbook 13 review

Asus Zenbook 13 Review 2020 – World’s compact laptop!?

The Asus zenbook 13 UX333FA is a great, thin and compact laptop with a great performance In its prices range.

The asus zenbook 13 can be best buy for students and professionals who want to do their work on the go.

But is it as good as it has been talked to be. Well, there’s what here we are to tell you a detailed review of the Asus zenbook 13 UX333FA.

Lets first see the pros and cons of this asus zenbook 13 laptop.

Asus zenbook 13 pros and cons

Asus zenbook 13 pros :-

  • Premium design
  • Solid performance
  • Great battery life

Asus zenbook 13 cons :-

  • Dim display
  • Keyboard a bit cramped

Verdict

Asus ZenBook 13 offers great performance and long battery life for a very good price.

Asus zenbook 13

First of all let us see a detailed video of the asus zenbook 13. So you can have a better understanding what is this compact laptop all about.

Asus zenbook 13 overview

The ZenBook 13 inch heralds a new era of ultraportable design, with an ultra compact, ultralight chassis.

The ultra slim bezels are just 2.8mm thin at the sides, 3.3mm at the bottom and a mere 5.9mm at the top to accommodate the camera.

Asus Zenbook 13 Review 2020 - World's compact laptop!?

Creativity demands a great screen and so the Asus ZenBook 13 has a 13inch crisp and clear high-resolution display that makes any visuals look their best with wide viewing angles and vivid accurate colors.

The asus ZenBook 13 goes the extra mile with its exclusive Ergo Lift hinge.

An engineering masterpiece designed to automatically tilt the keyboard to the most comfortable typing position.

This asus laptop is Featuring the latest Intel core processors and packed with high-quality, high-performance components, ZenBook 13 will never keep you waiting. 

The asus ZenBook 13 is equipped with gigabit-class Wi-Fi and ASUS Wi-Fi Master technology, so you can enjoy ultrafast downloads and smooth streaming.

Asus zenbook 13 specifications

It is equipped with full-size backlit keyboard that delivers a superb typing experience.

The Asus ZenBook 13 also introduces the exclusive new number pad, a touchpad with a switchable numeric keypad for speedy data entry.

Even when the number pad is activated, the touchpad retains its cursor function. Asus sonic master audio technology, the Asus golden ear team worked with renowned home and automotive audio experts Harman Kardon.

It meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing test regime.

So that was a lot of overview about the Asus zenbook 13 laptop.

Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA Price and Configuration Options

The Asus ZenBook 13 laptop I tested costs $849 and comes with an Intel Core i5-8265U processor with an Intel UHD 620 GPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, a 1080p glossy display and a neat black sleeve for carrying the laptop around.

Asus released the UX333FN version in February 2019, and its components will be up to an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU and a 1TB SSD.

There will also be additional options to get it in Icicle Silver and with an anti-glare display.

Asus zenbook 13 design

Asus zenbook 13 design
Design

The Asus ZenBook 13 heralds a new era of ultraportable design, with an ultracompact, ultralight chassis Featuring the 4-sided NanoEdge display, the Asus ZenBook 13 is the smallest 13-inch laptop.

In fact, the Asus ZenBook 13 is smaller than an A4-size paper, and is 14% smaller than the previous generation Asus ZenBook 13 (UX331).

Asus zenbook 13 keyboard

The keyboard on this laptop is also unremarkable in Providing a good key travel.

The Asus ZenBook 13 introduces the exclusive new NumberPad ( a digital number pad on its touchpad) , a touchpad with a switchable numeric keypad for speedy data entry.

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Keyboard

Even when the NumberPad is activated, the touchpad retains its cursor functions.

NumberPad solves the age-old problem of the lack of a numeric keypad on compact laptops.

Tap the NumberPad icon at the top right corner of the touchpad, and an illuminated numeric keypad appears.

Just long-press the NumberPad icon again to return to normal touchpad mode.

But, in a practical use we doesn’t find is as useful but a gimmick rather. As it is not that responsive.

Asus ZenBook 13 is equipped with full-size backlit keyboard that delivers a superb typing experience. It’s a masterpiece of ergonomics, with just the right amount of key travel.

And of course, the ErgoLift hinge ensures it’s always tilted at the perfect angle for comfort.

But, sometimes it needs to be pressed firmly as it doesn’t count some clicks.

Which indeed spoils the all typing experience.

Asus zenbook 13 display

The asus ZenBook 13 display is crisp and clear and provides an outstanding colour balance and contrast.

Asus zenbook display
Display

Designed to give you the most screen area in the least physical space, the new frameless four-sided NanoEdge design of ZenBook 13 is simply breathtaking.

It makes any visuals more immersive with less distraction for your eyes.

The ultraslim bezels are just 2.8mm thin at the sides. 3.3mm at the bottom and a mere 5.9mm at the top to accommodate the camera.

The effect is truly stunning it’s like an infinity pool for your eyes! And with this ultra-compact display, the Asus ZenBook 13 display is only about the size of an A4 sheet in fact,

it’s one of the smallest 13-inch laptops around the world as talked by Asus.

Display

The ZenBook 13’s Intel UHD 620 GPU scored 80,655 on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited graphics benchmark, falling below the 87,129 category which is average. With the same GPU, the hp Envy 13 and Dell XPS 13 scored 77,685 and 88,473, respectively.

MORE: Best Graphics Performance In terms of real-world gaming, the Asus ZenBook 13 hit 59 frames per second on the Dirt 3 benchmark, which is perfectly playable but below the 74-fps premium laptop average.

The hp Envy 13 (48 fps) and the MacBook Air (22 fps) fell far behind the ZenBook, while the dell XPS 13 excelled, at 88 fps.

Webcam

For once, I was somewhat impressed by a webcam, even though the ZenBook 13’s camera is stuck at 720p.

The peach wall behind me and the red and blue poster above me were pretty spot on.

Even my friends green tunic and gold hair looked remarkably accurate on my shirt.

However, my face and shirt were fuzzy, making it difficult to pinpoint any sharp details in the photo.

Heat

Heat asus zenbook 13
Heat escape

The Asus ZenBook 13 can get a little warm, but the heat’s not a deal-breaker.

After we streamed a 15-minute HD video, the underside reached 96 degrees Fahrenheit, which is just above our 95-degree comfort threshold.

Meanwhile, the center of the keyboard and touchpad measured 93 and 85 degrees, respectively.

The lower center hinge reached a max temperature of 103 degrees.

Asus zenbook 13 face login

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Face login

Asus ZenBook 13 face login and Windows 10 put you in total control of your laptop without lifting a finger.

The advanced biometric hardware works seamlessly with Windows Hello.

You can wake up your laptop and log in using just your face, and command ZenBook 13 with your voice.

Once you’ve experienced the convenience of hands-free computing,

You’ll wonder how you ever managed without it and in practical use it work seamlessly and pretty good.

Performance

Asus zenbook 13 performance
Performance

Equipped with an Intel Core i5-8265U processor with 8GB of RAM, the Asus ZenBook 13 shredded through 40 Google Chrome tabs and three 1080p YouTube videos without so much as a stutter.

On the Geekbench 4 overall performance test the Asus ZenBook 13 scored an impressive 15,110.

Sailing over the 12,899 premium laptop average as well as the scores from the MacBook Air’s Core i5-8210Y (7,871) and the dell XPS 13‘s Core i7-8565U (12,755).

The Asus ZenBook 13 compiled 65,000 names and addresses in 1 minute and 35 seconds on our Excel test.

a result that’s just 4 seconds slower than the category average (1:31).

The Dell XPS 13 pulled out ahead, at 1:10, while the hp Envy 13 (1:33) just missed the average and the MacBook Air lagged way behind, at 3:26.

Battery Life

Battery life
Battery life

The ZenBook 13 blew us away with its astounding battery life.

When we continuously surfed the web over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, the ZenBook 13 lasted a whopping 11 hours and 28 minutes.

Which crushes the 8:33 premium laptop average. Meanwhile, the Dell XPS 13 (7:50) and MacBook Air (9:32) trailed the ZenBook by several hours.

Ports

Asus zenbook 13 ports
Ports

The Asus zenbook 13 ports.

When you’re working on the go, it’s vital to be able to connect with anything and everything.

This laptop features the revolutionary USB-C port for any-way-up connections and superfast USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfers.

You’ll also find a USB 3.1 Type-A port, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port and a microSD card reader.

It’s easy to connect to all your current and future peripherals easily.

The ErgoLift hinge

ErgoLift hinge technology
Ergo lift

Asus ZenBook 13 goes the extra mile with its exclusive ErgoLift hinge, an engineering masterpiece designed to automatically tilt the keyboard to the most comfortable typing position.

And provides a 3° increased lift in its position.

But that’s not all the carefully calculated tilt improves cooling and audio performance, too.

Speakers

Audio audio speaker asus zenbook 13

The zenbook 13 comes with HARMAN KARDON AUDIO With the next generation of ASUS SonicMaster audio technology

The ASUS Golden Ear team worked with renowned home and automotive audio experts Harman Kardon.

Conclusion

As we reviewed the audio was clear, bass was good. But, the volume is comparatively low and somewhere above average audio.

The Asus zenbook 13’s is a great best buy and battery life is what makes it a best Buy laptop for people who want a compact laptop to complete their work on the go.

Its premium, sleek look. It strikes as a great 2 in 1 laptop when it comes to portability and performance.

So this was all about on our review on the asus zenbook 13 and therefore our review of this laptop end.

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