ASUS Zenbook 14

ASUS Zenbook 14

ASUS Zenbook 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Fair6.2/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.1/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.8/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.1/10
SIZE: 14"

The ASUS Zenbook 14 with its AMD Ryzen 5 processor and Nvidia MX450 graphics is priced in the lower midrange segment. It offers a 256 GB storage capacity and 8 GB of RAM, catering to general use and moderate multitasking. The 14-inch IPS display features a Full HD resolution but doesn't support touch capabilities. Its compact size and relatively light weight make it quite portable. Sporting a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader, it adds convenience and security but lacks number pad and facial recognition features. Suitable for everyday tasks and some light gaming, but its performance may not suffice for intensive 3D rendering, engineering, or machine learning tasks. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • Backlit keyboard for low-light use
  • USB-C charging for convenience
Cons
  • Mediocre battery life
  • No touchscreen capability
  • Average general performance

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.8
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
General Use:
3.3
The ASUS Zenbook 14 has a solid CPU and GPU combination for everyday tasks and some light gaming, but its battery life is not specified, which could be a concern for those needing longevity on a single charge. While it offers good portability, its moderate storage and RAM might limit performance for heavy multitasking or more demanding applications.
Engineering & Design:
3.2
The ASUS Zenbook 14, with its AMD Ryzen 5 CPU and Nvidia MX450 GPU, delivers a moderate level of performance suitable for less demanding engineering and design tasks but may not be ideal for more intensive workloads. Additionally, while the laptop's IPS screen offers good color coverage and quality, professionals who require extremely accurate color representation or advanced GPU capabilities might find it lacking.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
3.1
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$570
Brand
ASUS
Release Date
January 06 2021
Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Overall Dimensions
12.6'' x 8.3'' x 0.65''
Weight
2.91 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Overall CPU Score
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4.6/10
Graphics
MX450 (12 W)
Overall GPU Score
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2.4/10
RAM
8 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
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6.8/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.3/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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7/10
Diagonal Size
14"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 hours
Battery Capacity
Unknown

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p
Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Florian Glaser | August 2022
"Users who travel frequently and are looking for a portable laptop are in the right place with the Asus ZenBook 14. The sleek case is extremely light (1.2 kg) and surprisingly thin (1.5 cm). Outdoor use is also enjoyable thanks to the bright Full HD display, which is something that can rarely be said about laptops with TN or IPS panels. The excellent battery life complements this as well. Longer trips are no problem with the ZenBook 14. Another plus point is the high-performance Ryzen 7 5700U, which often leaves the Intel competition in the dust thanks to its large number of cores."

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