Asus presented this Wednesday (28) the arrival of the new generation of ZenBook line to Brazil. As in the previous generation, notebooks continue with NumberPad, ScreenPad or ScreenPad Plus, the areas that complement the 14-inch screen experience. This time, however, the manufacturer made changes to improve the functioning of the devices.
The new models have an 11th generation Intel Core processor, with i5 on the ZenBook 14 and i7 on the ZenBook Duo 14. They have up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD storage. Regarding the design, everyone follows with the ErgoLift hinge, which tilts the notebooks to improve ventilation. See the details of each device:
ZenBook 14 (UX425)
The cheaper version of the ZenBook 14 has become lighter and now weighs 1.17 kg and is 13.9 mm thick. The notebook has a 90% screen and a backlit keyboard that comes close to the two sides to offer more space. In addition, it offers the NumberPad, an area illuminated by LED to display a numeric keypad.
When it is off, the NumberPad is only used to control the cursor. When activated, it displays a virtual keyboard, which can be used to do accounts and other tasks where you need quick access to numbers.
The device also has an infrared camera that can be used with Windows Hello, which eliminates the need for passwords to unlock the system. With the feature, just open the ZenBook 14 and position your face in front of the camera to access Windows.
The ZenBook 14 UX425 has an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics card and 8 GB of RAM. The device has 256 GB of SSD storage and promises up to 15 hours of battery life with just one charge on its 63 Wh battery. It has a launch price of R $ 8,099.
ZenBook 14 (UX435)
The second option of ZenBook 14 is the one that offers ScreenPad 2.0, the updated version of the touchpad that works as a secondary screen. In addition to the main 14-inch screen, it allows accessing shortcuts through a 5.65-inch screen. Asus says that, in this generation, the area has been updated to improve the experience.
ScreenPad 2.0, which could already be used to assist with tasks such as photo and video editing, now allows you to start a video call or send a text message. It has also been optimized to work better with apps like Spotify and Evernote.
According to Asus, the notebook weighs 1.19 kg and is 16.9 mm thick. The main screen has 92% utilization of the available area. The manufacturer also reports that the 63 Wh battery offers up to 17 hours of use on a charge.
The ZenBook 14 UX435 has an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics card, 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The model was announced for R $ 9,449.
ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)
The ZenBook Duo 14 kept the secondary screen at 12.6 inches. It appears between the main screen and the keyboard. In this generation, the second screen has a mechanism that tilts it up to 7 degrees to improve ergonomics and ventilation. As in the previous version, the two screens are touch and the area for controlling the cursor is to the right of the keyboard.
Named ScreenPad Plus, the second screen of the new ZenBook Duo 14 has a shortcut center on the left. It also started to offer an area to control the Adobe package through virtual rotating and sliding buttons. The idea is to facilitate the control of resources in photo and video editing programs.
The notebook has an 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Xe and Nvidia MX450 graphics cards, 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage. It offers up to 17 hours of use on a charge via its 70 Wh battery, weighs 1.62 kg and is 16.9 mm thick. The model was launched for R $ 17,999.