ASUS Zenbook 14

ASUS Zenbook 14

ASUS Zenbook 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.8/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.8/10
SIZE: 14"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-performance Ryzen 9 processor
  • 16 GB RAM for multitasking
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • Backlit keyboard for dim settings
  • Good build quality
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • No touchscreen capability
  • Limited GPU for intensive tasks
  • No available RAM upgrade slots

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.7
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use:
4.4
The ASUS Zenbook 14 is well-suited for general use primarily because it comes with a high-performance CPU, ample RAM, and a high-quality screen that is sizable yet portable. Additionally, it has long battery life, a solid-state drive that provides ample storage, and good scores for keyboard, speaker, and heat management, ensuring a balanced experience during varied everyday tasks.
Content Creation:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.3
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
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:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.6
The ASUS Zenbook 14 has an integrated AMD GPU that delivers moderate gaming performance but may struggle with highly demanding games and 3D applications; moreover, its screen has a standard refresh rate of 60Hz, which is fine for casual gaming but not ideal for fast-paced competitive games where higher refresh rates can provide smoother visuals.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,244
Release Date
March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.6'' x 8.3'' x 0.64''
Weight
2.87 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Graphics
Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
63 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
400 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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8.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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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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