Asus launches new light & portable ZenBook 14 UM431 & ZenBook Flip 14 UM462 with 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs, price starts from ₹59,990
Asus is known for its thin and portable laptops especially for their series including VivoBook and ZenBook series. Asus did have a good partnership with AMD previously when they announce the lower-end VivoBook series with Ryzen 2000 CPUs which even was a massive hit for budget-end consumers.
To further increase its work with AMD, Asus has launched the new ZenBook 14 (UM431DA) and ZenBook Flip 14 (UM462DA) laptops, and ROG Strix GL10DH desktop in India. The laptops are powered by the latest Ryzen 3000 mobile APUs that are based on AMD’s Zen+ architecture, built on 12nm process.
Obviously, these laptops are targetted for productivity purposes which include both regular and business consumers. On the other hand, the ROG Strix GL10DH desktop is powered by AMD’s beastly 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processor and is targetted towards gaming enthusiasts.
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA
This laptop is indeed the first one in India to be equipped with the quad-core 3rd Gen Ryzen 5 3500U with 2.1 GHz base clock speed and up to 3.7 GHz Turbo Boost. The APU features 6 MB cache memory and an improved AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics, the Ryzen 7 3700U version will also be available.
The laptop has a sleek design, mostly like its premium ZenBook laptops, its NanoEdge design gives more screen area and has 6.45 mm sleek side-bezels. The laptop indeed has a slim, lightweight, and compact chassis and its spun-metal finish on the lid adds to its overall appearance.
Its ErgoLift hinge tilts the keyboard by 145 degrees so that you can type comfortably and helps in improving the laptop’s cooling as well as its audio performance. The laptop’s MIL-STD-810G military standard makes it a reliable and durable appliance.
The ZenBook 14 UM431 features a 14-inch LED-backlit full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) anti-glare display with 16:9 aspect ratio and 86% screen-to-body ratio. It is coupled with 8GB DDR4 RAM & a huge 512GB of pure PCIe SSD.
The laptop comes with some essential features like the Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel, TPM Security Chip, Fingerprint Sensor above the touchpad and Windows Hello support. Also, there’s a quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio system along with ASUS SonicMaster technology.
Like the other ZenBooks, this one too promises an amazing battery life with 47Wh battery which Asus claims will last up to 12 hours. Other connectivity & I/O options include dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C port, USB 3.1 Gen Type-A port, USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, SD card reader, and audio combination jack.
The Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA carries an official price tag of Rs.59,990 but is available at Flipkart for ₹62,990 and if you do need a great productive laptop then this is the one. Check out: http://fkrt.it/bn5qrPNNNN
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA
My favourite laptop will always be the ZenBook Flip 14 UM462 that ditches the traditional form factor and comes with a convertible form-factor. This 2 in 1 Laptop is powered by the same quad-core 3rd Gen Ryzen 5 3500U APU and in future, the Ryzen 7 3700U version will also be available.
The display here gets a bit better with Full HD LED Backlit Glare Wideview Touch NanoEdge Display with 16:9 aspect ratio and 90% screen-to-body ratio. This laptop’s 4.37-mm side-bezels to offer an expanded view for an immersive visual experience. It is coupled with the same 8GB of DDR4 RAM & 512GB of pure PCIe SSD.
The USP of this laptop is always its 2-in-1 form factor which does feature the 360° ErgoLift Hinge that holds the display of this laptop securely at different angles. As this display is a touchscreen one, so it will help designers, illustrators, artists, or photographers as it supports ASUS Pen and Windows Ink.
This laptop too comes with some essential features like the Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel, TPM Security Chip, Fingerprint Sensor above the touchpad and Windows Hello support. Also, there’s a quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio system along with ASUS SonicMaster technology.
The laptop’s MIL-STD-810G military standard makes it a reliable and durable appliance, also the 42Wh battery of this laptop will last up to 9 hours.
Other connectivity & I/O options include dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, USB 3.1 Gen Type-A port, USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, SD card reader, and audio combination jack.
The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA will be available for Rs.64,990 for Ryzen R5 version and at Rs.74,990 for the Ryzen R7 variant but is available at Flipkart for ₹66,990 and this seems to be a great deal if you do need a powerful 2-in-1 laptop. Check out: http://fkrt.it/brOB0PNNNN
Asus ROG Strix GL10DH
The Taiwan giant also launched its new ROG Strix GL10DH series of gaming desktops featuring Ryzen CPUs. The highest-end variant of the desktop is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processor with up to 32GB DDR4 RAM (2 DIMM slots) and up to 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GDDDR6 GPU.
You also get the options up to 512GB PCIe SSD, 1TB HDD storage. There’s optional Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 support along with Realtek LAN, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports on the front, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports on the back, and four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports.
Gamers will be allowed to configure their gaming rigs according to their budget and needs, the base variant with Ryzen 7 2700, 8GB RAM, 512 GB SSD and 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics will cost ₹68,990 which should have been officially priced at Rs.66,990. Buy from here: http://fkrt.it/bm1UpPNNNN
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