Finally, today, as promised, the new ASUS ZenBook 14 (2020) is here with new 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake processors with the revolutionary Intel Xe graphics. Well, the ZenBook 14 (UX425EA) is exactly the same as its AMD variant in terms of design and display, the only thing that has changed is the hardware.
These new 11th Gen processors are more efficient and powerful, special because they pack a lot of GPU horsepower this time. Obviously, they are not on par with the powerful AMD variants with more cores but promises productivity and some Intel-only features.
Intel even promises smooth gaming on new Tiger Lake processors. They are better than AMD’s integrated graphics, which were considered the best iGPU for gaming and productivity. So, easily you can say these new laptops are focused on giving the best productivity and some casual gaming experience.
ZenBook 14 (UX425EA) is a 14-inch ultraportable laptop in the ZenBook Classic series. ZenBook 14 is even thinner and lighter than the previous generation. ZenBook 14 weighs just 1.13 kg and is 13.9 mm thin, but uniquely for such an ultrathin design, they offer comprehensive I/O capabilities, including full-size HDMI and USB Type-A ports in addition to Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® and a microSD card reader.
It is the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptops to offer such comprehensive and versatile connectivity. Compact four-sided NanoEdge displays offer up to a 90% screen-to-body ratio for immersive visuals, with the option of an ultra-low-power 1-watt display that maximizes battery life. For connectivity, we have Bluetooth and Intel Wi-Fi 6 or 802.11ax support.
The user experience is also fully updated, featuring ASUS NumberPad 2.0, a new edge-to-edge keyboard design, ErgoLift hinge mechanisms, and IR cameras for fast face-recognition. The ZenBook 14 is available in two sophisticated new colors – Pine Grey and Lilac Mist. Much like the AMD variant, this one too promises an amazing battery life of up to 21 hours with its 4 cells 67 Watt-Hours battery that can be charged via USB Type-C port.
The Taiwanese OEM has launched two variants of the laptop (color: Pine Grey) –
Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor 2.4 GHz (8M Cache, up to 4.2 GHz, 4 cores) with 8GB RAM & 512GB NVMe SSD variant that costs ₹ 83,247: https://amzn.to/36nBvF8
Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor 2.8 GHz (12M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 4 cores) with 16GB RAM & 512GB NVMe SSD variant that costs ₹ 97,291: https://amzn.to/3lhJfib
The new ZenBook 14 (UX425EA) is purely a productivity laptop with all the latest Intel goodness stuffed inside it. With new Intel Xe graphics, you can do a lot of stuff, including gaming on a thin and light ultrabook; it comes with MS Office 2019 license to get the best work experience for longer hours.
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