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ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51

ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51

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ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin & Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” Full HD, Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Nvme PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10, Silver Blue, UX431FA-ES51
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Style: Core i5 | 256GB PCIe SSD


Pattern Name: Single


Features

  • Stunning Nano Edge 14 inches FHD display with 86% screen-to-body ratio in 13 inches body
  • Super Compact & Slim at less than 0.65 inches thin, weighs only 3.2 pounds
  • Latest Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8265u Processor (Up to 3.9 GHz)
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11AC), Bluetooth 4.2
  • Exclusive ErgoLift hinge automatically tilts The keyboard to the most comfortable typing position. Backlit keyboard
  • 47Whr Li-Polymer battery providing up to 12 hours of battery life.
  • Windows 10. Built-in fingerprint sensor for enhanced security and one-touch login using Windows Hello feature
  • Harman Kardon Certified quad-speakers for high-quality surround-sound onboard Audio
  • Mil-std-810g military-grade durability
  • Carrying Sleeve and optical mouse included in the box

Description

Style:Core i5 | 256GB PCIe SSD | Pattern Name:Single Creativity. Style. Innovation. These are the qualities that define the elegant new zenbook 14. Everything in this super-compact masterpiece is designed to give you the freedom to discover your creative vision, including the stunning slim-bezel NanoEdge display with its 86% screen-to-body ratio. You'll appreciate not only the tremendous power within and the thoughtful attention to detail — such as the exclusive ErgoLift hinge— but also the timeless beauty of the design, with its sophisticated utopia Blue finish enhanced by the stylish silver trim panel. Zenbook 14 Meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing test regime that includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. To create the astounding quad-speaker sound System in zenbook 14, The ASUS Golden ear team worked with renowned home and automotive audio experts harmon Kardon. Two bass speakers and two high- frequency speakers deliver smooth, clear and powerful full-range sound, while Smart amplifier technology prevents distortion And speaker damage at high volumes. Together with ASUS SonicMaster technology — a combination of hardware and software fine-tuning — The results are truly astonishing. I/O Ports 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack; 1x HDMI; 1x USB 2.0; 1x USB3.1 Type A (Gen1); 1x USB3.1 Type C (Gen 2).


Standing screen display size: 14 Inches


Max Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels


Graphics Coprocessor: Intel HD Graphics 620


Chipset Brand: Intel


Card Description: Integrated


Graphics Card Ram Size: 8 GB


Wireless Type: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 1


Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2


Average Battery Life (in hours): 12 Hours


Brand: ASUS


Series: Asus ZenBook 14


Item model number: UX431FA-ES51


Hardware Platform: PC


Operating System: Windows 10 Home


Item Weight: 3.2 pounds


Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches


Item Dimensions LxWxH: 12.7 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches


Color: Silver


Processor Brand: Intel


Processor Count: 4


Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM


Flash Memory Size: 256


Hard Drive Interface: Solid State


Hard Drive Rotational Speed: 10000 RPM


Power Source: Battery Powered


Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Date First Available: March 7, 2019


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Delivery

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Style: Core i5 | 256GB PCIe SSD


Pattern Name: Single


Features

  • Stunning Nano Edge 14 inches FHD display with 86% screen-to-body ratio in 13 inches body
  • Super Compact & Slim at less than 0.65 inches thin, weighs only 3.2 pounds
  • Latest Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8265u Processor (Up to 3.9 GHz)
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11AC), Bluetooth 4.2
  • Exclusive ErgoLift hinge automatically tilts The keyboard to the most comfortable typing position. Backlit keyboard
  • 47Whr Li-Polymer battery providing up to 12 hours of battery life.
  • Windows 10. Built-in fingerprint sensor for enhanced security and one-touch login using Windows Hello feature
  • Harman Kardon Certified quad-speakers for high-quality surround-sound onboard Audio
  • Mil-std-810g military-grade durability
  • Carrying Sleeve and optical mouse included in the box

Description

Style:Core i5 | 256GB PCIe SSD | Pattern Name:Single Creativity. Style. Innovation. These are the qualities that define the elegant new zenbook 14. Everything in this super-compact masterpiece is designed to give you the freedom to discover your creative vision, including the stunning slim-bezel NanoEdge display with its 86% screen-to-body ratio. You'll appreciate not only the tremendous power within and the thoughtful attention to detail — such as the exclusive ErgoLift hinge— but also the timeless beauty of the design, with its sophisticated utopia Blue finish enhanced by the stylish silver trim panel. Zenbook 14 Meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing test regime that includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. To create the astounding quad-speaker sound System in zenbook 14, The ASUS Golden ear team worked with renowned home and automotive audio experts harmon Kardon. Two bass speakers and two high- frequency speakers deliver smooth, clear and powerful full-range sound, while Smart amplifier technology prevents distortion And speaker damage at high volumes. Together with ASUS SonicMaster technology — a combination of hardware and software fine-tuning — The results are truly astonishing. I/O Ports 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack; 1x HDMI; 1x USB 2.0; 1x USB3.1 Type A (Gen1); 1x USB3.1 Type C (Gen 2).


Standing screen display size: 14 Inches


Max Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels


Graphics Coprocessor: Intel HD Graphics 620


Chipset Brand: Intel


Card Description: Integrated


Graphics Card Ram Size: 8 GB


Wireless Type: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 1


Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2


Average Battery Life (in hours): 12 Hours


Brand: ASUS


Series: Asus ZenBook 14


Item model number: UX431FA-ES51


Hardware Platform: PC


Operating System: Windows 10 Home


Item Weight: 3.2 pounds


Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches


Item Dimensions LxWxH: 12.7 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches


Color: Silver


Processor Brand: Intel


Processor Count: 4


Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM


Flash Memory Size: 256


Hard Drive Interface: Solid State


Hard Drive Rotational Speed: 10000 RPM


Power Source: Battery Powered


Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Date First Available: March 7, 2019


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Stunning Nano Edge 14 inches FHD display with 86% screen-to-body ratio in 13 inches body
  • Super Compact & Slim at less than 0.65 inches thin, weighs only 3.2 pounds
  • Latest Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8265u Processor (Up to 3.9 GHz)
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11AC), Bluetooth 4.2
  • Exclusive ErgoLift hinge automatically tilts The keyboard to the most comfortable typing position. Backlit keyboard
  • 47Whr Li-Polymer battery providing up to 12 hours of battery life.
  • Windows 10. Built-in fingerprint sensor for enhanced security and one-touch login using Windows Hello feature
  • Harman Kardon Certified quad-speakers for high-quality surround-sound onboard Audio
  • Mil-std-810g military-grade durability
  • Carrying Sleeve and optical mouse included in the box

Description

Style:Core i5 | 256GB PCIe SSD | Pattern Name:Single Creativity. Style. Innovation. These are the qualities that define the elegant new zenbook 14. Everything in this super-compact masterpiece is designed to give you the freedom to discover your creative vision, including the stunning slim-bezel NanoEdge display with its 86% screen-to-body ratio. You'll appreciate not only the tremendous power within and the thoughtful attention to detail — such as the exclusive ErgoLift hinge— but also the timeless beauty of the design, with its sophisticated utopia Blue finish enhanced by the stylish silver trim panel. Zenbook 14 Meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing test regime that includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. To create the astounding quad-speaker sound System in zenbook 14, The ASUS Golden ear team worked with renowned home and automotive audio experts harmon Kardon. Two bass speakers and two high- frequency speakers deliver smooth, clear and powerful full-range sound, while Smart amplifier technology prevents distortion And speaker damage at high volumes. Together with ASUS SonicMaster technology — a combination of hardware and software fine-tuning — The results are truly astonishing. I/O Ports 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack; 1x HDMI; 1x USB 2.0; 1x USB3.1 Type A (Gen1); 1x USB3.1 Type C (Gen 2).


Standing screen display size: 14 Inches


Max Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels


Graphics Coprocessor: Intel HD Graphics 620


Chipset Brand: Intel


Card Description: Integrated


Graphics Card Ram Size: 8 GB


Wireless Type: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 1


Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2


Average Battery Life (in hours): 12 Hours


Brand: ASUS


Series: Asus ZenBook 14


Item model number: UX431FA-ES51


Hardware Platform: PC


Operating System: Windows 10 Home


Item Weight: 3.2 pounds


Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches


Item Dimensions LxWxH: 12.7 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches


Color: Silver


Processor Brand: Intel


Processor Count: 4


Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM


Flash Memory Size: 256


Hard Drive Interface: Solid State


Hard Drive Rotational Speed: 10000 RPM


Power Source: Battery Powered


Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Date First Available: March 7, 2019


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Orders placed now will arrive in 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Joey P - Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2019
Spectacular build quality
update 03/31: they should remove the numberpad functionality description on this item. I know it's optional on some models, but the one sold here in amazon does not come with this numberpad feature. it's supposed to be built-in the trackpad and there's a button you press to switch between the numpad and the trackpad just like the ux333/ux433 models, however there's only the fingerprint scanner for the model listed here in amazon. I wouldn't ding a star since overall value proposition is still great imo original review: when i first opened the box, you get 2 extra goodies- a carrying sleeve and an optical mouse! very useful and a nice freebie imo. booting up the unit was fast- well all ultrabooks now that comes with a pcie ssd and windows 10 boots up really quick now less than 10 secs. although checking out the spec sheet- m.2 ssd is only a pcie x2 lane not the x4. crystaldiskmark reveals a 1500+mb read and a paltry 600+mb write. its fine for its use just for daily computing needs and the occasional webrowsing and office work. also don't get confused with this one and that other zenbook 14 the ux433- that one comes with an IR windows hello (as opposed to this one's fingerprint only windows hello capability), a slightly bigger 50whr battery compared to this one's 47whr. battery life is ok for now, im averaging approx. 6hrs on my intended use- power mode set to better performance on the windows slider (not the better battery). I was hoping to get at least 8 hrs of battery life but maybe it's just the way i use my computer- brightness set to 50%. Further, the trackpad is windows precision- so its the best that you could get in a windows computer. tracking is good and smooth. Display quality is excellent- colors pop, viewing angles are wide since its IPS and i couldn't detect any light bleeding on the edges- quality control is very good. it gets fairly bright too. i just set mine to 50% most of the time in normal lighting condition. Keyboard tactility is par for the course- great travel distance and the keyboard deck doesn't flex thank god! attesting to the Military grade spec standard its suppose to be certified with. Overall this is a very decent, very beautiful ultrabook and i especially love the mix of materials and color choice- it looks classy, business and professional. also i got it on lightning deal here at amazon saving me 120$ from MSRP although the additional tax lessened the discount to 85$- but still one helluva bargain. I could buy a pair of shoes for that extra savings. Will be updating this review as i got to use it more frequently. All in all, a very good buy!

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Traderfjp - Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2019
I'm Disappointed in Asus
I've been a long time Zenbook fan and have owned two Zenbooks over the last several years. These older units were really nice for the day. They had a beautiful aluminum case and were super thin. Battery life was descent. The one thing that I always hated was the charging port. The connection was always lose and prone to falling out or being bumped and damaged. I had assumed that Asus would have fixed this issue. Well I was horrified to find out the same old crappy charging port was still being used. My last Zenbook had a backlit keyboard which was amazing when I was in a dark room and wanted to type. I was disappointed to find out that Asus chose not use back lighting on the keyboard. I asked before it was purchased and was told by one person, from the company, it did have it and another person said no. I figured I would wait and see. I went into the Microsoft store and put a similar Asus next to the Matebook pro. The Asus was dim in comparison and colors were not saturated. The screen lacked contrast and had glare. The Zenbook being sold here seemed to have the same screen but with a smaller bezel. The Matebook was so much better. However, for re-sale I knew the Asus was the way to go. I didn't use it for more than 5 minutes once I saw these deficiencies. Honestly, I think Asus is under a lot of pressure to get a Zenbook to market for under 1k. I got a flash sale and bought it for 738 with tax which is a good price. The Matebook is way more. In conclusion,not having a back lit keyboard and the charging port were deal breakers for me.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Goodwill - Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2019
Elegant, powerful, and light
I bought this for my wife since her 8-year old Macbook Air has been getting old and feeling slow now. I didn't want to pay again more than $1000 for a laptop. All she needs is MSOffice and Chrome, it doesn't matter if it is MacOS or Windows. I wanted a laptop with comparable quality and good looks at a lower price. So in the end, ASUS Zenbook 14 looked like an option. The hardware is actually better than Macbook Air since Zenbook 14 has U series quad-core processor instead of dual-core Y-series processors used in latest gen Macbook Air. I have been using a Y-series dual-core Dell Latitude E7370 Ultrabook and I can tell that the quad-core U-series CPU is noticeably faster. However U-series CPUs require better cooling. My Dell E7370 does not even have a cooling fan and about 1/2 lbs lighter. I think the interesting LCD hinge design of Zenbook 14 actually helps with cooling (more than ergonomics as advertised) by elevating the air intake grill at the bottom for better air flow. When the processor is has work load, I can hear the fans of Zenbook 14. Screen is a very high quality LCD panel, it has accurate colors, good contrast, and brightness. The body looks very much like metal (although I think it is plastic) and there is no excessive flex; construction quality is strong and materials feel high quality. The installed Windows 10 came with McAfee security software which I have uninstalled at once together with some other minor unnecessary software like ASUS application store, LinkedIn, and a couple of games. I have reverted back to default Microsoft security software and I did not feel the need to reinstall Windows. I have updated the Intel graphics, WiFi, and Bluetooth software to the latest versions directly from Intel as well (installing graphics driver required uninstallation of the original). WiFi performance (Intel AC 9560) is pretty good with our TPLink A7 router. The SSD is an OEM Western Digital unit and performs great. Keyboard is backlit with three lighting levels plus it can be turned off. Actually, keyboard backlight was initially off and I had to figure out that the F7 key was controlling it. Oh and the sound! Zenbook 14 has a very good sound system. If there is nobody to disturb around, one can simply enjoy the music/video without the headphones. The battery life looks decent; it can easily last two full movies on battery or typing a document all day. The keyboard has good feeling with decent travel distance while typing. I would still prefer my Latitude 7370 but ... anyway. The trackpad has good sensitivity and response as well. Overall, I think 5 stars rating is well deserved. My wife is happy; not looking back at her old Macbook Air. I would have given 6 stars if the price was $100 lower.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Orkhan - Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2019
Notebook has no number pad.
I ordered this notebook in March, after delivery fond that notebook has not numberpad. It has only a fingerprint scanner.

Top Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Joey P - Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2019
Spectacular build quality
update 03/31: they should remove the numberpad functionality description on this item. I know it's optional on some models, but the one sold here in amazon does not come with this numberpad feature. it's supposed to be built-in the trackpad and there's a button you press to switch between the numpad and the trackpad just like the ux333/ux433 models, however there's only the fingerprint scanner for the model listed here in amazon. I wouldn't ding a star since overall value proposition is still great imo original review: when i first opened the box, you get 2 extra goodies- a carrying sleeve and an optical mouse! very useful and a nice freebie imo. booting up the unit was fast- well all ultrabooks now that comes with a pcie ssd and windows 10 boots up really quick now less than 10 secs. although checking out the spec sheet- m.2 ssd is only a pcie x2 lane not the x4. crystaldiskmark reveals a 1500+mb read and a paltry 600+mb write. its fine for its use just for daily computing needs and the occasional webrowsing and office work. also don't get confused with this one and that other zenbook 14 the ux433- that one comes with an IR windows hello (as opposed to this one's fingerprint only windows hello capability), a slightly bigger 50whr battery compared to this one's 47whr. battery life is ok for now, im averaging approx. 6hrs on my intended use- power mode set to better performance on the windows slider (not the better battery). I was hoping to get at least 8 hrs of battery life but maybe it's just the way i use my computer- brightness set to 50%. Further, the trackpad is windows precision- so its the best that you could get in a windows computer. tracking is good and smooth. Display quality is excellent- colors pop, viewing angles are wide since its IPS and i couldn't detect any light bleeding on the edges- quality control is very good. it gets fairly bright too. i just set mine to 50% most of the time in normal lighting condition. Keyboard tactility is par for the course- great travel distance and the keyboard deck doesn't flex thank god! attesting to the Military grade spec standard its suppose to be certified with. Overall this is a very decent, very beautiful ultrabook and i especially love the mix of materials and color choice- it looks classy, business and professional. also i got it on lightning deal here at amazon saving me 120$ from MSRP although the additional tax lessened the discount to 85$- but still one helluva bargain. I could buy a pair of shoes for that extra savings. Will be updating this review as i got to use it more frequently. All in all, a very good buy!

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Traderfjp - Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2019
I'm Disappointed in Asus
I've been a long time Zenbook fan and have owned two Zenbooks over the last several years. These older units were really nice for the day. They had a beautiful aluminum case and were super thin. Battery life was descent. The one thing that I always hated was the charging port. The connection was always lose and prone to falling out or being bumped and damaged. I had assumed that Asus would have fixed this issue. Well I was horrified to find out the same old crappy charging port was still being used. My last Zenbook had a backlit keyboard which was amazing when I was in a dark room and wanted to type. I was disappointed to find out that Asus chose not use back lighting on the keyboard. I asked before it was purchased and was told by one person, from the company, it did have it and another person said no. I figured I would wait and see. I went into the Microsoft store and put a similar Asus next to the Matebook pro. The Asus was dim in comparison and colors were not saturated. The screen lacked contrast and had glare. The Zenbook being sold here seemed to have the same screen but with a smaller bezel. The Matebook was so much better. However, for re-sale I knew the Asus was the way to go. I didn't use it for more than 5 minutes once I saw these deficiencies. Honestly, I think Asus is under a lot of pressure to get a Zenbook to market for under 1k. I got a flash sale and bought it for 738 with tax which is a good price. The Matebook is way more. In conclusion,not having a back lit keyboard and the charging port were deal breakers for me.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Goodwill - Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2019
Elegant, powerful, and light
I bought this for my wife since her 8-year old Macbook Air has been getting old and feeling slow now. I didn't want to pay again more than $1000 for a laptop. All she needs is MSOffice and Chrome, it doesn't matter if it is MacOS or Windows. I wanted a laptop with comparable quality and good looks at a lower price. So in the end, ASUS Zenbook 14 looked like an option. The hardware is actually better than Macbook Air since Zenbook 14 has U series quad-core processor instead of dual-core Y-series processors used in latest gen Macbook Air. I have been using a Y-series dual-core Dell Latitude E7370 Ultrabook and I can tell that the quad-core U-series CPU is noticeably faster. However U-series CPUs require better cooling. My Dell E7370 does not even have a cooling fan and about 1/2 lbs lighter. I think the interesting LCD hinge design of Zenbook 14 actually helps with cooling (more than ergonomics as advertised) by elevating the air intake grill at the bottom for better air flow. When the processor is has work load, I can hear the fans of Zenbook 14. Screen is a very high quality LCD panel, it has accurate colors, good contrast, and brightness. The body looks very much like metal (although I think it is plastic) and there is no excessive flex; construction quality is strong and materials feel high quality. The installed Windows 10 came with McAfee security software which I have uninstalled at once together with some other minor unnecessary software like ASUS application store, LinkedIn, and a couple of games. I have reverted back to default Microsoft security software and I did not feel the need to reinstall Windows. I have updated the Intel graphics, WiFi, and Bluetooth software to the latest versions directly from Intel as well (installing graphics driver required uninstallation of the original). WiFi performance (Intel AC 9560) is pretty good with our TPLink A7 router. The SSD is an OEM Western Digital unit and performs great. Keyboard is backlit with three lighting levels plus it can be turned off. Actually, keyboard backlight was initially off and I had to figure out that the F7 key was controlling it. Oh and the sound! Zenbook 14 has a very good sound system. If there is nobody to disturb around, one can simply enjoy the music/video without the headphones. The battery life looks decent; it can easily last two full movies on battery or typing a document all day. The keyboard has good feeling with decent travel distance while typing. I would still prefer my Latitude 7370 but ... anyway. The trackpad has good sensitivity and response as well. Overall, I think 5 stars rating is well deserved. My wife is happy; not looking back at her old Macbook Air. I would have given 6 stars if the price was $100 lower.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Orkhan - Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2019
Notebook has no number pad.
I ordered this notebook in March, after delivery fond that notebook has not numberpad. It has only a fingerprint scanner.