Slim and light laptops are becoming more affordable, and it's always good to see manufacturers paying attention to what people really want. If, like me, you spend most of your day using a laptop and have to carry it with you wherever you go, it had better not become a burden. Thankfully modern laptops use slim SSDs and CPUs that don't require very heavy cooling, and of course it's safe now to drop optical drives and several legacy ports, all of which help.
The Asus ZenBook UX425JA is extremely slim and light, with a 14-inch screen in a body the size of most 13-inch laptops. The design is neutral and serves well for productivity on the go. The keyboard has dedicated paging keys plus a good layout, and the trackpad doubles as a touch-sensitive number pad. You get full-sized USB and HDMI ports plus two Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports, but no 3.5mm audio socket which is a controversial omission. The screen is non-reflective and the IR webcam is placed above it. Asus' ErgoLift hinge raises the back of the lower deck for better airflow.
The ZenBook UX425JA runs relatively quiet. Performance is good, thanks to the 10th Gen Intel 'Ice Lake' CPU and fast PCIe SSD. You can get lots of work done, but don't expect any games or heavy content creation software to run smoothly. Battery life is good but doesn't quite match up to Asus' claims. Overall, this is an expensive but competent ultraportable laptop.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Asus ZenBook 14 (UX425) Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Core i5, 10th Gen, Pine Grey, 14 Inch)||₹ 83,880|
|Asus ZenBook 14 (UX425) Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Core i7, 10th Gen, Pine Grey, 14 Inch)||₹ 95,990|
Asus ZenBook 14 (UX425) price in India starts from ₹ 83,880. The lowest price of Asus ZenBook 14 (UX425) is ₹ 83,880 at Amazon on 27th October 2020.
|Model||ZenBook 14 (UX425)|
|Release date||30th July 2020|
|Model Name||ZenBook 14|
|Dimensions (mm)||208.00 x 319.00 x 13.90|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Battery Capacity (WHR)||67|
|Battery Life (up to hours)||22|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 10th Gen i5-1035G1|
|Number of USB Ports||3|
|USB Ports||2 x Thunderbolt 3 (Type C)|
|Multi Card Slot||1 Micro SD Card Reader|
|Headphone and Mic Combo Jack||Yes|