ASUS redefines ultra-thin laptops with the ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425)

World's thinnest laptops with full I/O ports!

ASUS Philippines has just released the all-new ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and 14 (UX425), touted the world’s thinnest 13″ and 14″ laptops with full I/O ports, perfect for anyone looking for their own premium and power-packed productivity laptop in this new normal.  This latest addition to the ASUS ZenBook classic segment is designed especially for the new generation of power-users, called the optimized performers – those who work as effectively as possible and always try to improve things to make themselves even more efficient.

The ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are even thinner and lighter than the previous generation. The ASUS ZenBook 13 even weighs just 1.07 kg, and both variants are a mere 13.9 mm ultrathin, but even with such an ultrathin design, they still offer comprehensive I/O capabilities, including full-size HDMI and USB Type-A ports, in addition to Thunderbolt 3 USB-C and a microSD card reader. They are the world’s thinnest 13-inch and 14-inch laptops to offer such comprehensive and versatile connectivity, perfectly fit for any work set-up or learning environment, making it even more practical now that a lot of us are working from home.

Compact four-sided NanoEdge displays offer a up to 90% screen-to-body ratio for immersive visuals, ideal for users looking to multitask on two or more active windows onscreen, with the option of an ultra-low-power 1-watt display that maximizes battery life. The user experience is also fully updated, featuring ASUS NumberPad 2.0, up to 22 hours battery life, a new edge-to-edge keyboard design, ErgoLift hinge mechanisms, and IR cameras for fast face-recognition.

Powered by the latest 10th Generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM, the ASUS ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 make light work of multitasking, productivity, and entertainment. Up to 512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSDs and the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) round off the specification for superb all-round performance.

There’s also a new edge-to-edge ergonomic keyboard design that increased the size of the keyboard for a more comfortable typing experience. It also creates space for an extra set of useful function keys at the right-hand side of the keyboard. For maximum typing comfort, the precision-engineered ErgoLift hinge automatically tilts the keyboard to the optimum typing angle when the lid is opened. This action also creates space under the laptop for extra cooling airflow.

For easy data entry, the productivity-enhancing ASUS NumberPad 2.0 enters in. The touchpad functions as an integrated LED-illuminated full-size numeric keypad. It’s also easy to turn on, you only need to simply tap the icon on the touchpad.

You can also enjoy quality multimedia content with its Harman Kardon-certified audio, as well as the integrated ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system with Surround-sound and a Smart amplifier for crystal clear sound. Lastly, the built-in 67Wh Li-Po battery can last for up to 22 hours on a single charge, so you can watch more videos or browse more websites on the go.

ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) specs:

  • 13.3-inch FHD LED display
    1920 x 1080px
    300 nits, Slim 2.9 mm bezels, 88% screen-to-body ratio
  • Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor
    Intel UHD Graphics
  • 8GB 3200 MHz LPDDR4x RAM
  • 512 GB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD storage
  • HD infrared (IR) webcam
    with support for Windows Hello
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
    ASUS USB-C Easy Charge
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1 x Standard HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x MicroSD card reader
  • ASUS NumberPad 2.0 touchpad
  • Harman Kardon-certified audio
  • ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system
    Surround-sound, Smart amplifier
  • Array microphone
    Cortana and Alexa support
  • MIL-STD 801G Standard
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 67Wh Li-Po battery
    65-watt power adapter
  • 1.07 kg, 138.4 × 97.5 × 88.4 mm

Learn more at the ASUS Website

ASUS Zenbook 14 (UX425) specs:

  • 14-inch FHD LED display
    1920 x 1080px
    300 nits, Slim 2.5 mm bezels
    90% screen-to-body ratio
  • Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor
    Intel UHD Graphics
  • 8GB 3200 MHz LPDDR4x RAM
  • 512 GB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD storage
  • HD infrared (IR) webcam
    with support for Windows Hello
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
    ASUS USB-C Easy Charge
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1 x Standard HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x MicroSD card reader
  • ASUS NumberPad 2.0 touchpad
  • Harman Kardon-certified audio
  • ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system
    Surround-sound, Smart amplifier
  • Array microphone
    Cortana and Alexa support
  • MIL-STD 801G Standard
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 67Wh Li-Po battery
    65-watt power adapter
  • 1.13 kg, 319 x 208 x 13.9 mm

Learn More at the ASUS Website

Official pricing and details on where to buy in the Philippines: The all-new ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are both priced at PHP 54,995. The ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) is now available in ASUS Concept Stores and partner multi-brand stores, as well as the ASUS E-Store, Lazada, and Shopee, while the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425) will be available starting mid-August 2020.

The new ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are also part of ASUS’ month-long Back-to-School promotion: “Gear Up for the New Normal”, in partnership with Globe at Home, that offers buyers of select ASUS laptops a more comprehensive learning and teaching environment at home. Until August 31, 2020, every purchase of select ASUS laptops will come with a free and exclusive bundle of a Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi router, as well as a Lazada e-voucher of up to Php 5,000 that can be used to purchase ASUS products in select official online stores in Lazada.

For more details on the campaign, please visit the official microsite which contains more information on the participating ASUS laptop models, as well as the full store list.

Carl Lamiel
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