If you are looking to buy a thin high-performance laptop for work that comes with 10th or 11th Gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors the Asus ZenBook series may be right for you.
In this article, we will explore the latest Intel 11th/10th Gen Laptops from the Asus Zenbook line up.
Asus Zenbook Powered by 11th Gen Intel Processors
10-November-2020 – Asus has introduced the new Zenbook 14 in India with the latest Intel 11th Gen processors. Just after the launch of Zenbook 14 a few months back, Asus has refreshed the line-up with the new 11th Gen Intel processors.
The 11th Gen Intel processors come with faster clock speeds, better single-core performance, and also have new Intel Xe Graphics cards that offer 2X the performance of last gen.
The real reason for Intel to rush these processors is the AMD Ryzen 4000 series as they offer much better performance than the 10th Gen Intel processors.
Let’s have a look at the specs for the new Asus Zenbook 14 powered by the 11th Gen Intel processors.
ASUS ZenBook 14 (2020) Intel Core i5-1135G7
The new Zenbook comes with a 14-inch display with an FHD panel, 300 nits brightness, and has a 100% sRGB color gamut. Powering the machine is the Intel Core i5 – 1135G7 (4 Cores and 4 threads, 8 MB Cache) and comes with a 4.2 GHz clock speed.
The processor is manufactured using a 10Nm manufacturing process.
Additionally, the machine has got Intel Iris Xe graphics to ensure fast performance in graphics-intensive tasks.
The laptop comes with 8 GB of on-board ram with 4267 Mhz clock speed and is not user expandable. There is 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage that offers crazy fast drive speeds.
The laptop comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 10 and Office 2019.
The Zenbook 14 has a very good battery capacity of 67 Whrs and comes with a 65 Watts power charger for fast charging. You can expect more than 10 hours of battery life.
The laptop is ultra-portable as it weighs just 1.17 Kg and measures 13.9 mm in thickness.
The laptop is available for Rs. 82,999 on Amazon India. There is no point in buying the 10th Gen Intel processor-based laptops as the 11th Gen laptops are already launching in the market and are much better at Single-core performance than the last-gen.
If you are buying an Intel laptop with integrated graphics then I would strongly recommend picking up the 11th Gen models as the GPU performance is far better.
Let’s check the specs and details for the 11th Gen Intel Core i7 model.
ASUS ZenBook 14 (2020) Intel Core i7-1165G7 11th Gen
Asus has also launched a new 11th Gen Zenbook with the latest Intel Core i7 1165G7. It is also a Quad-Core processor with 4 Cores/4 threads architecture. It has a boost clock speed of 4.7 GHz and comes with a 12 MB cache size.
Further, the laptop comes with 16 GB of DDR4 ram with 4267 MHz clock speed and has 512 GB of SSD Storage.
The rest of the specs and features are the same as the Intel Core i5 model.
The ZenBook 14 with Intel Core i7 is available for Rs. 96,990 on Amazon India and retail stores.
ASUS ZenBook 13 UX334FL-A7622TS
August 2020 – The new thin and sleek ASUS ZenBook 13 UX334FL is the latest addition to the ZenBook series. The beautifully designed laptop comes with powerful performance and long battery life and with a bezel-less display.
For starters, the Asus Zenbook 13 comes with a 13.3 Inch Display with Full HD (1920*1080) pixels resolution.
The screen has 178-degree wide-view technology and comes with 100% sRGB color gamut.
The display is ideal for doing video editing or photo editing as it offers excellent color accuracy.
It also has a secondary screen built into the trackpad.
This screen pad comes with a 5.65 inches display that is ideal for quick launch apps and works with Apps like a calculator.
The laptop comes with an ergonomic Full-size Backlit keyboard.
Notably, Powering the Asus Zenbook 13 is the 10th Generation of Intel Processor. The Intel Core i7 10510U processor (4 Cores and 8 Threads) comes with a base clock of 1.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4.9 GHz. It has an 8MB Cache.
There is a pre-installed Windows 10 Home Operating System with lifetime validity.
The laptop also comes with an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (2 GB VRAM) dedicated graphics card ideal for casual gaming and running software like Adobe Photoshop or MS office.
Despite a metallic built, the ZenBook is very light in weight of about 1.27kg, which allows you to carry it anywhere with ease.
Also, it is quite thin and has a 17.9 mm thickness.
It offers USB Type-A, USB Type-C ports, and HDMI 1.4.
Additionally, it has an HD web camera that allows Windows Hello feature and uses the face recognition login.
Additionally, the laptop comes with 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM( 2133MHz) and Storage 1TB SSD (NVMe M.2 SSD).
That’s a lot of fast storage and Ram to ensure smooth multitasking.
The built-in speakers offer decent sound with the use of Harmon Kardon speakers.
As I said ZenBooks are premium and this one is available for a price of INR 1,08,990.
ASUS ZenBook 14 UX434FL-A5821TS
If you are looking for a slightly bigger display to make full use of split-screen multi-tasking features the SUS ZenBook 14 UX434FL is ideal with its 14 Inch panel.
The new Asus ZenBook UX434FL-A5821TS comes with an incredible 178-degree wide-view technology.
It has a 14-inch slim-bezel Nano Edge touch Display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution, 100% sRGB color gamut, with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The screen pad display arrives with a super IPS technology, 2160*1080 pixels resolution, and 5.65 inches screen size.
Further, the Laptop is powered by the performance grade Intel 10th Generation Core i5 Processor.
It comes with the Intel Core i5 10210U (4 Cores and 8 Threads) – offering a base clock speed of 1.6 GHz, and a Boost clock up to 4.2 GHz.
Moreover, it has up to 512GB PCI-E based M.2 SSD, and up to 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM with 2133 MHz clock speed.
Besides, NVIDIA boasts of excellent graphics performance with the GeForce MX250 (with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM).
The 10th Gen Intel processor and the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 makes it an ideal laptop to own for general tasks but not for gaming.
The laptop comes with an ergonomic keyboard with backlighting.
Notably, it is not heavy as it weighs just 1.26 Kg and has a thickness of 16.9 mm.
The powerful notebook is easy to carry and you can even use it on your lap.
The Laptop comes with Windows Hello face login support and possesses an HD camera.
The laptop includes a Built-in speaker and Audio by Bang & Olufsen, Harmon/Kardon.
Further, it has USB Type-C and USB Type-A for connectivity and the HDMI 1.4 Port for connecting to an external display.
The ZenBook UX434FL has Windows 10 Home and promises 12.3 hours of battery life that is amazing considering the high power components and sleek design.
The Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL-A5821TS is priced at $1161 or INR 86,990 and is available from online retailers like Amazon.
ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481FL
The ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481FL is one of the first laptops with dual-screen support that takes your creativity and productivity to the next level.
Asus ZenBook Duo is a stylish, thin, and light laptop with 12.6 inches of secondary screen pad display and it is furnished with the unique spun-metal finish which gives an elegant look to the laptop.
The screen-pad offers QuickControls like App Switcher, ViewMax, and Task Swap which enable the interactions between the main display and the screen pad.
The new Asus ZenBook Duo comes with an amazing 178-degree wide-view panel with 14 inches Full HD Anti-Glare display 1920*1080 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. Also, It offers a 100% sRGB color gamut.
Powering the machine is the Intel Core i5 10210U offering a base clock speed of 1.6 GHz, and Boost speed up to 4.2 GHz, 6MB Cache, 4 Cores and 8 Threads.
Moreover, it has up to 512GB PCI-E based M.2 SSD and up to 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM with 2133 MHz clock speed.
Besides, the NVIDIA boasts of excellent graphics performance with the GeForce MX250 (with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM).
It consists of a Full sized Backlit keyboard along with ErgoLift hinge with a 5.5-degree keyboard tilt and a Precision Touchpad with multi-Gesture support.
Furthermore, it is not heavy as weighs just 1.5 Kg and has a thinness of 19.9 mm.
It is an ideal machine you plan to use the secondary display that suits the type of work that you usually do.
The Laptop comes with face login support with Windows Hello and possesses HD camera.
Also, it has decent built-in speakers tuned by Harmon/Kardon.
Further, it has USB Type-C and USB Type-A for connectivity and the HDMI 1.4 Port for connecting to an external display, Audio combo jack, and MicroSD card Reader.
Moreover, the Windows 10 powered Notebook promises 14 hours of battery life.
The Asus ZenBook Duo is available for INR 93,749 and is available online as well as offline.
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 & ZenBook 14 UX425
Asus has recently announced the new UX 325 and the UX 425 laptops in India but these are yet to go on sale.
As the name suggests the UX325 is a 13.3-inch notebook whereas the UX 425 is a 14 Inch Notebook.
The laptops come with a nearly 90% screen-to-body ratio and have a 2.9 mm thin-bezel display.
Powering the laptops is the latest 10th Gen Quad-Core Intel Core i7 1065G7 processor that comes with 1.3 Ghz Core clock speed and has 3.9 GHz Boost clock speed.
There is Intel Iris Purple Graphics for taking care of the graphics tasks. The laptop comes with Windows 10 Home and offers a decent user experience.
Also, the laptop comes with 16 GB of DDR4X Ram with 3200 MHz speed and even has a 1 TB PCIe Nvme SSD.
Also, it offers the latest connectivity options such as WIFI 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and Thunderbolt 3.
Both the laptops get 67Whr battery capacity and can offer an enormous 22 hours of battery backup claims Asus.
However, we can expect it to have close to 10 hours of run time with mixed usage.
The starting price for the new Asus laptop is Rs. 79,999 and it will soon go on sale on e-commerce platforms.
The 13-inch laptop weighs just 1.07 Kg and the 14-inch machine weighs 1.10 kg – quite portable.
So, these are some of the good laptop choices from Asus. Also, you can explore more latest laptops from Acer, HP, Dell, and Lenovo below.