GADGETS | New ASUS ZenBooks now available
Discover the best version of yourself with the all-new ASUS ZenBook 13 and 14, the world’s thinnest 13″ and 14″ laptops with full I/O ports, perfect for anyone looking for their own premium and power-packed productivity laptop in this new normal.
This latest addition to the ASUS ZenBook classic segment is designed especially for the new generation of power-users, called the optimized performers – those who work as effectively as possible and always try to improve things to make themselves even more efficient.
The ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are even thinner and lighter than the previous generation. The ASUS ZenBook 13 even weighs just 1.07 kg, and both variants are a mere 13.9 mm ultrathin, but even with such an ultrathin design, they still offer comprehensive I/O capabilities, including full-size HDMI and USB Type-A ports, in addition to Thunderbolt 3 USB-C and a microSD card reader.
They are the world’s thinnest 13-inch and 14-inch laptops to offer such comprehensive and versatile connectivity, perfectly fit for any work set-up or learning environment, making it even more practical now that a lot of us are working from home Compact four-sided NanoEdge displays offer a up to 90% screen-to-body ratio for immersive visuals, ideal for users looking to multitask on two or more active windows onscreen, with the option of an ultra-low power 1-watt display that maximizes battery life.
The user experience is also fully updated, featuring ASUS NumberPad 2.0, up to 22 hours battery life, a new edge-to-edge keyboard design, ErgoLift hinge mechanisms, and IR cameras for fast face-recognition. Powered by the latest 10th Generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM, the ASUS ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 make light work of multitasking, productivity and entertainment. Up to 512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSDs and the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) round off the specification for superb all-round performance. Timeless beauty, effortless portability
The latest ZenBook Classic series offers two screen sizes. For the ultimate wanderer at heart, there is the ultralight 1.07 kg ZenBook 13; and for those who prefer a larger screen, there is the sleek ZenBook 14. Both models are designed for effortless portability, with a compact and elegant all-metal chassis that’s a mere 13.9 mm thin. ZenBook 13 and 14 are also incredibly power efficient, with up to an amazing 22 hours of battery life on a single charge, meaning that the charger can be left at home for many trips to minimize weight and bulk, or you don’t need to plug it all the time when you are working from home.
The stylish new design of the ASUS ZenBook 13 and 14 is enhanced by the timeless new Pine Grey color – a glossy shade that is calm, peaceful, and premium. It projects professional wisdom and features a special off-center version of the iconic ZenBook spun-metal finish.
The ASUS ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 redefine what is possible in an ultrathin laptop: they are the world’s thinnest laptops in their class to offer uncompromised I/O capabilities. Both laptops are just 13.9 mm thin, but unique for their size, still include full-size HDMI and USB Type-A ports, two high-speed Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and a microSD card reader for easy mobile data transfer: No other current 13.3-inch or 14-inch laptop offers all these I/O ports in such a thin design. The two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports — with their convenient any-way-up connectors — support fast charging, up to two 4K UHD external displays for an expanded visual workspace, and up to 40 Gbps data speeds for ultrafast file transfers.
ZenBook 13 and 14 also support the new ASUS USB-C Easy Charge feature, which allows them to be conveniently charged from a wide range of standard USB-C chargers. USB-C Easy Charge allows users to enjoy ultrafast charging with any USB-C Power Delivery-certified charger, such as the bundled 65-watt charger, or charge at slower rates when wall sockets are unavailable, using airline chargers, portable chargers or power banks. USB-C Easy Charge takes the frustration out of long journeys or travel in locations with limited mains power.
The ASUS ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 have bright and clear four-sided NanoEdge displays, with slim bezels that create an up to 90% screen-to-body ratio for a more immersive viewing experience. The new edge-to-edge ergonomic keyboard design increases the size of the keyboard for a more comfortable typing experience. It also creates space for an extra set of useful function keys at the right-hand side of the keyboard. For maximum typing comfort, the precision engineered ErgoLift hinge automatically tilts the keyboard to the optimum typing angle when the lid is opened. This action also creates space under the laptop for extra cooling airflow.
For easy data entry, there is the productivity-enhancing ASUS NumberPad 2.0. This is a dual-function touchpad with an integrated LED-illuminated full-size numeric keypad: simply tapping the icon on the touchpad turns NumberPad on and off.
An integrated infrared (IR) camera located on the top bezel makes password-free face login fast and easy with Windows Hello. It also works in dim lighting conditions, so accessing ZenBook 13 and 14 is easier and faster than ever in any environment. Superb performance
The ASUS ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 harness the power of the latest 10th Generation Intel Core i5 processor which delivers faster, smoother and more responsive performance than the previous generation, and teamed up with 8GB of high-speed RAM to help users blitz through daily tasks. The laptops also have some of the fastest solid-state storage available, with up to 512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSDs that ensure fast boot times and near-instant app loading. With the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) users can enjoy wireless speeds that are up to 3X faster than WiFi 5, with 4X more network capacity and up to 75% lower latency. Whether working or learning from home, creating, or simply enjoying entertainment, the new ASUS ZenBook 13 and 14 make everything effortless.
Gear up for the new normal
The new ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 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 P5,000 that can be used to purchase ASUS products in select official online stores in Lazada. For more details on the campaign, please visit the official microsite at bit.ly/ASUSGearUpMechanics which contains more information on the participating ASUS laptop models, and full store list.
Availability and pricing
The all-new ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are both priced at PHP 54,995. The ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) is now available in ASUS Concept Stores and partner multi-brand stores, as well as the ASUS E-Store, Lazada and Shopee, while the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425) will be available starting mid-August 2020. For the complete product details about the new ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and 14 (UX425), you may check out their product pages at the ASUS PH website. ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) – bit.ly/ASUSZenBookUX325
ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425) – bit.ly/ASUSZenBookUX425