ASUS is refreshing their ZenBook series to now carry Intel’s 10th Generation processors. As part of the brand’s premium ZenBook lineup, the ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are lightweight while still retaining a full range of ports and performance from their bigger cousins.
Weighing in at just above a kilogram, both the ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are lighter than previous entries in the lineup. As their names suggest, the difference between the two are their screen sizes. The UX325 has a 13.3-inch IPS display at 1920 x 1080 with 2.9mm bezels and can produce up to 300nits of brightness. Meanwhile, the UX425 has a larger 14.0-inch IPS 1920 x 1080 screen with the same brightness capabilities but with a 90% screen-to-body ratio.
Both notebooks share the same specifications. The two of them will ship with an Intel Core i5-1035G1 with 8GB of DDR4 RAM running at 3200MHz. Storage is provided by a 512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD. ASUS will also be providing a range of ports such as two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports, one which are compatible with USB Power Delivery charging; a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, a full-size HDMI 2.0 port, and a MicroSD Card Reader.
The ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) will come with the ASUS NumberPad 2.0, which allows the trackpad to double as a number pad to increase productivity. Both laptops are also equipped with 802.11ax WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 for faster wireless transfer speeds.
|Model||ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325)||ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425)|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-1035G1|
|GPU||Intel UHD 620|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|RAM||8GB 3200MHz LPDDR4x|
|Display||13.3-inch IPS, 1920 x 1080, 2.9mm bezels, 300nits, 88% screen-to-body ratio||14.0-inch IPS, 1920 x 1080, 2.5mm bezels, 300 nits, 90% screen-to-body ratio|
|Storage||512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD|
|I/O Ports||2x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C with ASUS USB -C Easy Charge, 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x MicroSD Card Reader|
|Connection||WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Dimensions||304 x 203 x 13.9mm||319 x 208 x 13.9mm|
|Battery||67Whr Lithium Polymer, up to 22 hours, 65W Charging|
|Audio||Certified by Harman Kardon, ASUS SonicMaster, Array Microphone|
|Others||ASUS NumberPad 2.0, IR Camera with Windows Hello|
The ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are priced at PhP 54,995. The former is now available in ASUS Concept Stores, partner stores, the ASUS E-Store, Lazada and Shopee; while the latter will be released to market starting mid-August.
These notebooks are also part of the ASUS “Gear Up for the New Normal” promo. Customers who will get either notebooks until August 31, 2020 will get a free Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi router and a Lazada e-voucher of up to PhP 5,000.