ASUS officially announced its ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 series Ultrabooks in Malaysia. Both notebooks are a follow-up to last year’s ZenBook entries and come with some new and updated features.
To start, both the ZenBook 13 and 14 still retain the same four-sided NanoEdge display, but compared to the last generation, it’s actually sunk in and the bezels are more pronounced. Moving on, there’s also the new NumberPad 2.0 that is also more power efficient than its predecessor, thus prolonging the overall battery life and performance of the ZenBook 13 and 14.
Speaking of battery life, both the ZenBook 13 and 14 are powered by a 67WHr battery that ASUS says will give users up to 22 hours of battery on a single charge. Moreover, the notebooks also support fast-charging via USB-C, with 49 minutes of charging providing up to 60% of battery. Weight-wise, the ZenBook 13 weights in at 1.07kg, while the ZenBook 14 is ever slightly heavier at 1.13kg.
In regards to its aesthetics, both ZenBook models feature an ultra-thin design and ASUS’ Ergolift hinge design at their base that enables the notebooks to lift itself at an angle on a flat surface. Ports-wise, the machines come with two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI 2.0b output port, a microSD card reader, and one full-sized USB-A 3.2 port.
As for the internal specifications, the new ZenBook 13 and 14 comes with either 13.3-inch or 14-inch Full HD display, either a 10th generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 or Core i7-1065G7, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM running at 2133MHz, 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD, and support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0.
Both the ASUS ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 are already available in Malaysia and pricing for both laptops starts from RM3999 for the variants with the Core i5-1035G1 and RM4699 for the ones equipped with the Core i7-1065G7.
In conjunction with their availability, ASUS is hosting a special Shopee promotion, where the first 20 buyers who purchase either the ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 via the online retailer will get an RM100 rebate. Do note that the promotion is only valid from today until 12 August 2020, and is on both a “while stocks last” and “first come, first serve” basis.