ASUS once again making us hard to choice between of their line up series models that is released in the 2017. All of them are coming with such a high quality and top specifications. The price is also not an issue where all of them are affordable and far in comparable with other companies. Now, they are making harder again with Zenbook UX430UA. It features of Intel 8th Gen processor, 512 GB, and 16GB of RAM for under 1100 dollars. That sounds crazy and very promising.
Those things are probably the main reason why it got so many good reviews from reviewers all over the world. The Intel I7 new generation processor is seems impossible with the price especially when there are 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. Is they are making the sacrifice on the design? The answer is no as the design still looks slim and great.
With the good things surrounded all over the place, I guess it should be wise for us to take it closely. Now, we are going to see it deeper in this article and get how it performs. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.
The laptop has a premium feels although the lid or the back cover looks so plain. I basically do not mind with the plain one since it looks simpler without any distraction. Bringing it to your friend would not be embarrassing. The company rounded eccentric design is still there over the lid with the metallic finishing. The gold and color scheme on the Zenbook 3 is nowhere to find. They really save the new design for the more expensive product.
One thing that i love here is the weight. The weight is only around 2.7 Pounds with a modest measurement at 12.8 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches. Carrying it around feels so awesome and the weight does not noticeable at all. Guess, I am no longer needed to bring my old and heavy machine. The design might be plain, but you get the lighter weight in return.back to menu ↑
Display And Ports
The 1080p display is not that amazed if we compare it with 4K or 2K resolution. But, the experience is surprisingly nice as the images are vibrant and colorful. The color reproduction is great and the display is not dim. The test on colorimeter results of 125 percent of color reproduction while the brightness gets 286 nits at the same test. Watching and streaming movies would be enjoyable for you for many hours in your free time.
ASUS has put so many good works on many sectors and this is where the price really talks. The port selections are pretty limited. There are standard ports like USB 3.0, HDMI, audio jack, micro SD, and even the type- C port. Sadly, the type-C port is only usable for charging and not for plugging the USB. Means you only have 2 USB ports left for plugging your device.
|ASUS Zenbook UX430UA||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel I7 8550U 1.8 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||16GB DDR3 Memory|
Performance And Heat
The Intel I7 8th processor is really different in term of power and consumption. I did not notice the difference between Sky Lake and Kaby Lake. But here, everything is totally different where it performs amazingly on many tasks including the web browsing and office applications. The huge different is really shown especially when I compare with the previous model. This is far the cheapest laptop with Intel new processor.
The processor manages to cool down the temperature faster and make the system stay at cool. The highest temperature is reached only at 80 degrees Fahrenheit when I streamed the 1080p videos for 20 minutes. Then, the temperature stays around for 88 in 3 hours and never reaches 90. The heat is still okay as long it does not go to the 95 degrees.
Those are information I know about it. The laptop has just released and I think this is a good chance for you to take it. No needed to buy of Surface Pro or Macbook Pro in higher price when you can get the same performance in cheaper price here. The choice is yours, so feel free to take a pick. I just hope the information provided is good enough. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again next time.