Asus Zenbook 14 UX433F Review – Slim and Innovative companion
Asus has pushed a lot in terms of the innovation inside the notebook technology both in the professional as
- Notebook itself
- Charger 65W power adapter
(Output: 19V DC, 65W)
(Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
- Paper work (Quick start guide and warranty Information)
- Dongle (USB to LAN)
- Protective sleeve
- Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor (1.8 GHz turbo boost upto 4.6 GHz
- NVidia MX150 GPU 2GB DDR5
- 14” LED-backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 standard display (92 % body ratio) 178 degrees viewing angle
- 16GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 512 GB PIC-E SSD
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (up to 10Gbps)1 x USB 3.1 Type-A (up to 10Gbps)1 x USB 2.0 Type-A1 x HDMI1 x MicroSD card reader
- 3D IR HD camera (Face Unlock or Windows Hello Support)
- 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
Build of the Zenbook 14
I think the market is a pioneer of the design of metal unibody construction in case of the portable laptop. Asus Zenbook 14 is no extra ordinary in it. It’s metal construction feels much premium and durable out of the most windows laptop could offer. I must say the computer has perfect at the weight department — the laptop weights 1.19kg with battery. 12.56 Inches X 7.83 Inches X 0.63 Inches is the dimension of the product which is perfect. Considering the size the protective sleeves comes in handy to carry the laptop.
If you those curious once which are interested to know if the laptop lid does open quickly with one finger or not. I will it does open up. When you open up, you are greeted with the bezel-less screen which is extremely beautiful to look. I could stare at the screen for hours due to the beautiful design and colour saturation of it. Yes, the top thin bezel in the Zenbook 14 is where Asus managed to fit web camera and 3D IR camera for the face unlock feature. It is step up than the fingerprint scanner which we saw in the earlier model of the Zenbook.
The most innovative part of the laptop is the touch pad which is embedded with the numpad in it. Initially I thought it to be 1st gen less stable gimmick but when I used and think of the multiple scenarios. I found it to be much useful idea. So in case where you use an external/ wireless mouse the trackpad becomes less useful and in that particular case the numpad adds boost to productivity without any extra keyboard to carry. It’s not clicky but I think getting use to that trackpad with numpad is little tuff initially. Over time I did got use to it and I will say Asus done a great job in implementing it.
Software and Performance
The laptop comes with the most updated windows 10 inside and more important support for windows hello makes the laptop leap out of the competition. The accessibility for the laptop definitely stands out with the actual scenario of the use case. The windows hello definitely keeps getting better over the time you use it. It does comes with Asus Proprietary bloatware for the offers and product registration and customer support. Yet I can’t call it bloat since they are less annoying in actual. It also comes with ASUS Battery Health Charging, Asus Splendid and Quiet Fan.
When you start the device for the first time here’s how much storage you get for the C drive.
Here’s the look at the My computer properties which confirms about the processor series and base clock speed. Also little details about the RAM size.
We also did run DXDiag command in RUN. for the below details.
DXDiag confirms the windows build number, number of CPU and model number of the laptop. Unfortunately we forgot to save the screenshot of the other few tabs.
The Crystal Disk Info confirms that the NVM E PCI SSD is been used which is from Western Digital SN520 series. I didn’t open it up to check the size of the NVME inside. I did run the CrystalDiskMark Benchmark to confirm the read and write speed.
The above screenshot definitely showcases the insane level of the read/write speed. I must say its the fastest windows laptop to use in the every scenario as well.
The laptop has a built-in 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery. The battery is good enough more critical even after the small form factor the laptop doesn’t compromise on the battery life. The latest processor and software optimisation makes it stand out to lead. We did got roughly 12 hours in our test, and we didn’t test out the charging time for the laptop. The laptop battery has a brilliant stand by time so no compromise in that area of the cell.