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Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests onZenBook…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Asus ZenBook according to what you are going to do with it.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
ZenBook the right choice for surfing the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this ZenBook, Asus is well positioned in relation to other competing models.A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Ryzen 7 3700U. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 9 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. Asus is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
The ZenBook- the right model for streaming and videos ?
High quality, the engineers of Asus have chosen to make this ZenBook the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
Asus decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.1 kg) when you have to carry it.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this ZenBook. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Ryzen 7 3700U. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 10 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this ZenBook one. Asus promises 9hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
ZenBook compatible with on the move use ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. So we put this test to the ZenBook. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With its Ryzen 7 3700U, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. Mainly related to low voltage, this processor allows an above-average autonomy (on paper).
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 9 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The ZenBook is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Asus clearly provides with this ZenBook a very good choice for the trip.
The ZenBook to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. It appears that this ZenBookmeets this need perfectly. With these components, Asus puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
This model, Asusoffers an effective product without being too expensive.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Ryzen 7 3700U and disk size of 512 Gb will be more than sufficient.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Asus made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The ZenBook allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. Being only on batteries, you have 9 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it ZenBook receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
It ZenBook is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The ZenBook- the right model to play with?
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Asus has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
A high-end graphics card, AMD Radeon Vega 10, combined with a high-performance processor Ryzen 7 3700U provide a quality result. This new chip increases gaming capacity and is perfectly suited for this type of use. Asus has chosen some of the best components on the market to ensure smooth image flow and fast display.
The huge advantage of choosing a gamer laptop is that they are able to do everything very quickly. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. The 512 Gb of ZenBook can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For Wi-Fi technology, Asus decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.1 Kg.
An excellent autonomy of 9 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!
The ZenBook for office automation.
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. Perfectly office oriented, this ZenBook is efficient.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model, with its 1.1 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In short, it ZenBook is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
ZenBook the right choice for the right use
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. And it’s all at an affordable price – ZenBook from Asus.
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks