ASUS Launches All-New ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425)

From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today launched ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425), which are thinner and lighter than the previous generation that offers power on the go with versatile connectivity[i]. The compact four-sided NanoEdge display offers a 90% screen-to-body ratio for immersive visuals, with the option of an ultra-low power 1-watt display[ii] that maximizes battery life. The user experience is also fully updated, featuring ASUS NumberPad 2.0, up to 22 hours battery life[iii], a new edge-to-edge keyboard design, ErgoLift hinge mechanisms, and IR cameras for fast face-recognition. It’s also equipped with the latest 10th Generation Intel Core processor and up to 8 GB RAM, up to 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, and the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) for a faster and smoother performance.

Timeless beauty, effortless portability
The latest ZenBook Classic series offers two screen sizes. There’s the ultralight ZenBook 13 for the ultimate travelers and the Zenbook 14 for those who prefer a larger screen. Both models are designed for effortless portability and a compact and elegant all-metal chassis that's a mere 13.9 mm thin. ZenBook 13 and 14 are also power efficient and a perfect match for today's on-the-go lifestyle.

The stylish new design of ZenBook 13 and 14 is enhanced by two new timeless color options. Pine Grey is a glossy shade that professionally stands out and features a special off-center version of the iconic ZenBook spun-metal finish. Lilac Mist embodies a subtle touch of high-end luxury with its elegant and modern matte shade. A great match for the classic ZenBook spun-metal finish.

Unrivaled I/O
ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 are the thinnest laptops in their class to offer uncompromised I/O capabilities. Both laptops are just 13.9 mm thin but uniquely for its size it still includes full-size HDMI and USB Type-A ports, two high-speed Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and a microSD card reader for easy mobile data transfer. No other current 13.3-inch or 14-inch laptop offers all these I/O ports in such a thin design.

The two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports — with their convenient any-way-up connectors — support fast charging, up to two 4K UHD external displays for an expanded visual workspace, and up to 40 Gbps data speeds for ultrafast file transfers.

ZenBook 13 and 14 also support the new ASUS USB-C Easy Charge feature⁵, which allows them to be conveniently charged from a wide range of standard USB-C chargers. USB-C Easy Charge allows users to enjoy ultrafast charging with any USB-C Power Delivery-certified charger, such as the bundled 65-watt charger, or charge at slower rates when wall sockets are unavailable using airline chargers, portable chargers or power banks.

Ergonomic design
ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 have bright and clear four-sided NanoEdge displays, with slim bezels that create a 90% screen-to-body ratio for a more immersive viewing experience. An optional low-power 1-watt display delivers 450 nits of brightness, while maximizing battery life.
The new edge-to-edge ergonomic keyboard design increases the size of the keyboard for a more comfortable typing experience. It also creates space for an extra set of useful function keys at the right-hand side of the keyboard. For typing comfort, the ErgoLift hinge automatically tilts the keyboard to the optimum typing angle when the lid is opened. This action also creates space under the laptop for extra cooling airflow.

For easy data entry, there’s the ASUS NumberPad 2.0, which is a dual-function touchpad with an integrated LED-illuminated full-size numeric keypad. Simply tapping the icon on the touchpad turns the NumberPad on and off.

An integrated infrared (IR) camera located on the top bezel makes password-free face login fast and easy with Windows Hello. It also works in dim lighting conditions, which makes accessing the ZenBook 13 and 14 easier and faster in various settings.

Superb performance
ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 harness the power of the latest 10th Generation Intel Core processors — all the way up to the Core i7 series. These processors deliver faster, smoother, and more responsive performance than the previous generation. They are paired with up to 8 GB of high-speed RAM to help users do their daily tasks.
The laptops also have some of the fastest solid-state storage available, with up to 512GB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSDs. With the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) users can enjoy wireless speeds that are up to 3X faster than WiFi 5, with 4X more network capacity and up to 75% lower latency.

[i] Full I/O ports defined as Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C, USB Type-A, HDMI. Claim based on overall laptop thickness, as of March 19, 2020 based on internal ASUS market analysis comparing ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 laptop sizes to competing products in their class (laptops with a screen measuring 13.3" or 14") from vendors including Acer, Apple, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung.
[ii] Optional specification, may not be available in all territories. Please check with your local ASUS representative.
[iii] Battery tests conducted by ASUS on April 3, 2020 using the MobileMark 2014 Office Productivity scenario. Test configuration: (ZenBook UX325JA) 1W FHD LCD panel, Intel Core i7-1065G7, 2 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, 32 GB RAM. (ZenBook UX425JA), 1W FHD LCD panel, Intel Core i7-1065G7, 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD, 16 GB RAM. Test settings: WiFi enabled, the display brightness set to 150 cd/m2, NumberPad off. Actual battery life may vary depending on product configuration, usage, operational conditions and power management settings. Battery life will decrease over the lifetime of the battery. Charging performance test with laptop powered-off. Actual charging time may vary in real world conditions.