[CES2019] ASUS Showcases New ZenBook 14 UX431- 8th Gen Intel Core CPU and NanoEdge Display
[CES2019] ASUS Showcases New ZenBook 14 UX431
At CES 2019 today emanating from Las Vegas, Nevada, ASUS has unveiled the new ZenBook 14 UX431 laptop which aims to deliver a balance of value and performance in an ultraportable package.
It will be powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core CPU and will come with either the integrated Intel UHD620 GPU or the GeForce MX150 discrete GPU. On the memory side of things, you can get up to 16GBs of LPDDR3 RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe x2 SSD.
This ZenBook 14 UX431 will have a 14-inch Full HD IPS NanoEdge display which will offer great colours and viewing angles. Yes, this also means that you can expect some really thin bezels for the display, which is said to be about 6.5mm. It is a 15.9mm-thin laptop and weighs in at only 1.49kg.
The ErgoLift hinge also makes it return here which will give users a more comfortable typing experience while also increasing airflow for optimized cooling performance. Another interesting thing here is that it comes with the Exclusive NumberPad feature, where the touchpad also doubles as a proper NumberPad which will instantly glow when you tap on the top right corner of the touchpad.
It is also said to have a Harman Kardon-certified quad-speaker setup consisting of a pair of upward firing speakers flanking the keyboard, and two more bass speakers on the underside of the laptop.
For the specifications of the ASUS ZenBook UX431, check it out right below here:
|CPU||Intel Core i3-8145U / i5-8265U / i7-8565U|
|RAM||Up to 16GBs LPDDR3|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 / Intel UHD 620|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe x2 SSD + SATA SSD|
|HID||Full-sized backlit chiclet keyboard, 1.4mm travel
Glass-covered with integrated NumberPad; intelligent palm-rejection
|Connectivity||Dual Band WiFi 802.11ac
1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C)
SD card reader
|Display||14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Wide View NanoEdge, 100% sRGB
1 x HDMI
|Audio||Quad-speaker Harman Kardon-certified audio system
ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system with Surround Sound
Array microphone with Cortana support
1 x Combo Audio Jack
|Power||65W power adapter
47 WHr 2-cell Li-Po battery
|Dimensions||324 x 212 x 15.9 mm|
Pricing and availability has not been announced yet, so we have no idea when it will land in Malaysia. We will be reporting on that as soon as information becomes available.
Pokdepinion: Well, they got an SD card reader instead of a MicroSD one. Personally curious about the quad-speaker setup. CES 2019 is going pretty good.