The ZenBook lineup from Asus is one of the most popular luxuries and premium series we have ever used till now. They have some unique designs within their high-end laptops with some high-end specs. The best part is the Quality. You will never be going to have a single complaint regarding the built of ZenBook. If you are a business person or have a high budget for top end specs with great built and fees then this is going to offer you the same.
So, today to review we are having Asus ZenBook lineup, Asus ZenBook UX430UA. This is one of the best among the hardware with proper glass body available in the market. The laptop from Asus is priced at 73,299 INR. This laptop is surely going to give a huge competition to other premium segment laptops available in the market.
|Asus Zenbook UX430UA
|14″, 1920 x 1080px, IPS, non-touch, glossy
|Intel Core i5- 8250U CPU
|Intel UHD 620 and 2 GB NVIDIA MX150 for Performance
|8 GB DDR4 2133 MHz
|256 GB (SSD)
|Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1
|1x USB 3.1 Type-C gen 1, mic/headphone, VGA, HDMI, SD Card, Ethernet, 1xUSB 3.0 and 1xUSB 2.0
Design and Built
Coming to the design part, here with Asus ZenBook Ux430UA it comes with a very unique design which we have never seen in any other laptop till now in the market. The Quality which they have used it on top. The body part of the Ux430UA is made up of glass and plastic. The top side of the lid has a textured glass which adds up some pattern feel on it which do attract fingerprints and but give a luxury feel to you.
Coming to the other area of a laptop like a palm rest area, it has proper space which is needed by a person which working on it. We also get a full-sized keyboard which works well. The keys also make a sound while we use them. They are made up of plastic and not rubber which makes it way better while typing. The spacing between keys are proper and are well comfortable while typing. It feels like you are using some kind of ultrabook to type, which makes you work way longer on it.
It has a decent camera for a web face to face chatting with your friends. While doing some live session and for skype video calls the webcam will be working -perfectly. In low light, it will struggle a bit, due to which I will suggest you use additional LEd light in front of your face.
The trackpad which we get in on UX430UA works great. It is as smooth as we get in any Macbook. We also get a fingerprint sensor inbuilt in the trackpad which is a kind of positive as well as negative point and many users need larger space for travel which might affect the fingerprint sensor placement. Still, the fingerprint sensor works well and is accurate.
The best part of this laptop is we never ran out of ports. We have all the ports which are needed by a person on their regular usage. We get USP Type C 3.0 (USB 1st Gen). We also get 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0. We also get a Mini HDMI port which is sometimes necessary for college while giving a presentation. On the same side, we also get 3.5mm Audio jack and power connection. We are not getting an Ethernet port but the best thing is that in the package we will get a USB to ethernet converter using which we can connect out any LAN wire.
Coming to the other side we get different light indicators a USB 2.0 Port and a Full-Size Card Slot. This kind of card slot is mandatory these days as everyone has there DSLR with them most of the time.
Here we are not getting any DVD drive as this premium Beast is so slim we don’t get any space for it. We can always use a USB Drive if needed. Rest, the bottom part is completely sealed off and the battery is not removable unless you open up the screws and take the battery out like we do on other premium laptops.
The ZenBook UX430UA gets a 14-inch FHD display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080px. The result is we get almost 80 percent screen-to-body ratio and just 7.18mm bezels on the sides, which I loved the most.
Now, this is not enough the display which we get is covered with an anti-glare coating which dismisses the reflections and makes it a worth buy for best display. Watching content like movies will just going to give you an amazing experience. The display is reproducing vivid colours which offer sharp, bright, and great picture quality. Adding to it with matt finish as mentioned above, it also makes the viewing angles great.
This panel adds up the max score till now when compared with another laptop in this premium segment.
The Asus ZenBook UX430UA comes with stereo 3W speakers. We are getting two stereo speakers placed on the deck of the laptop. The speakers which we get are from Harman Kardon and are above average in performance rather I loved the sound output. The sound from these speakers gives you above average bass as well as quite a loud sound which we get also tweak using the AudioWizard app.
Coming to the main part which is performance, here Asus ZenBook UX430UA comes with i5- 8250U CPU which is supported with 8GB of DDR4 memory, and a 256GB SSD. We also get another version where we get 8th Gen Core i7-8550U CPU, 512GB SSD. Both the variant is also packed with NVIDIA MX150 with an integrated Intel HD 620 graphics card. With these two cards we get easily do 720p gaming, Photo and video editing, Watching 4k movies and Web Browsing. We can also do normal 4k Video editing in Premiere Pro. I think with this power in portability you will just love it.
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According to my usage, while working on a word or using a web browser for typing articles and surfing it was leading me about 8 hours and rest depends on work to work. If you are doing Photoshop, Premier pro and other high-intensity work it will hardly lead you to about 3 to 4 hours battery backup. In this price it seems to be ok to me because you can always upgrade the battery from external market according to your usage and work. We are getting a 50Wh battery which seems to be quite promising this time.
Personally, when we consider the premium quality and luxury feel of the laptop with the high-end specification you are going to love it. It is the only laptop with glass panel as well as most of the portable high-end users will surely love it. For the graphics-intensive user, this portability is must buy.
- Trackpad Smoothness
- Premium Built
- Great Performance
- Battery life
- Only 2 USB ports