Today, August 7, 2020, ASUS Philippines launched the all-new ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and 14 (UX425), the world’s thinnest 13″ and 14″ laptops with full I/O ports. These two laptops are built for anyone looking for a premium and power-packed productivity laptop especially in this day and age where everyone works remotely and online because of the new normal.
This latest addition to the ASUS ZenBook is designed specifically for power-users or the so-called optimized performers – those who multitask in every way possible and constantly think of ways to make themselves even more efficient.
The online launch on ASUS Facebook page was hosted by actor Donny Pangilinan, singer-songwriter Reese Lansangan, viral star Inka Magnaye and entrepreneur Milka Romero
What’s new with the ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425)?
Thinner and lighter than the previous generation, the ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) weighs just 1.07 kg. And despite being ultrathin at 13.9 mm, you will be amazed by how comprehensive its I/O capabilities are: it supports a full-size HDMI and USB Type-A ports, in addition to Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C®. It even has a microSD card reader! This makes it the laptop of choice for both professionals and students.
Both laptops have four-sided NanoEdge displays (lesser bezel, the better the view). It also features the ASUS NumberPad 2.0 and has a battery life of up to 22 hours.
Both devices come with the latest 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 8GB RAM and up to 512GB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSDs plus the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) for a superb all-round performance.
Timeless Design & Effortless Portability
The latest ZenBook Classic series offers two screen sizes: The ultralight 1.07 kg ZenBook 13 for the wanderer at heart and the 14 inch for those who need a larger screen. Both of them come in an elegant all-metal chassis and can load up to 22 hours of battery life on a single charge. No need to bring your charger when you leave home!
Thinner Body but with more I/O Ports
Today, no other 13.3 or 14 inch laptop offers as much I/O ports as the ASUS ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14. Slim as it is, it comes with a full-size HDMI and USB Type-A ports, two high-speed Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and a microSD card reader.
It also supports the new ASUS USB-C Easy Charge feature which allows you to charge your laptop using airline chargers and even powerbanks.
Ergonomic Design is Key
When it comes to usability, ASUS has given a lot of thought on it for these ZenBooks.
The NanoEdge displays of these devices are so thin that it creates an up to 90% screen-to-body ratio which results to an immersive viewing experience.
It also has the edge-to-edge keyboard design that increases the size of the keyboard for a more comfortable typing experience. The laptop’s hinge also serves to increase the keyboard’s typing angle when the lid is opened thus, increasing your comfort as you type.
Data entry is also easier on the device because its touchpad doubles as a LED-illuminated NumberPad which you can easily turn on and off.
The ASUS ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 draws its power from the latest 10th Generation Intel Core i5 processor which delivers faster, smoother and more responsive performance bundled with an 8GB of high-speed RAM to help users blitz through daily tasks.
The laptops are also equipped with solid-state storage drives, with up to 512GB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSDs that ensure fast boot times and app loading.
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 Php 5,000 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 https://bit.ly/ASUSGearUpMechanics which contains more information on the participating ASUS laptop models, and full store list.
AVAILABILITY & 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.
Check the full specs after the jump below:
|ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325)||ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425)|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 processor|
|Display||13.3” LED-backlit FHD (1920 x 1080), 300 nitsSlim 2.9 mm bezels with 88% screen-to-body ratio||14” LED-backlit FHD (1920 x 1080), 300 nitsSlim 2.5 mm bezels with 90% screen-to-body ratio|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics|
|Main memory||8 GB 3200 MHz LPDDR4x onboard|
|Storage||512 GB PCIe® 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6 (802.11ax)Bluetooth® 5.0|
|Camera||HD infrared (IR) webcam (supports Windows Hello)|
|I/O ports||2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C® with ASUS USB-C® Easy Charge1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A1 x Standard HDMI 2.01 x MicroSD card reader|
|Touchpad||ASUS NumberPad 2.0|
|Audio||Certified by Harman KardonASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system with surround-sound; smart amplifier for maximum audio performanceArray microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support|
|Battery||67 Wh lithium-polymer battery up to 22 hr battery life||67 Wh lithium-polymer battery up to 22 hr battery life|
|AC adapter||65-watt power adapterOutput: 20 V DC, 3.42 AInput: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal|
|Dimensions||304 x 203 x 13.9 mm||319 x 208 x 13.9 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 1.07 kg||Approx. 1.13 kg|