There’s something to be said about the immense mobility that a Zenbook offers, adapting so competently to the demands of a high-energy lifestyle. This spirit is intact in the ASUS Zenbook 13 UX333FN—the newest 13.3” addition to the family—and comes reinvigorated with some splendid additions like an ergonomic hinge, a dedicated num-pad, and a narrow-bezel design that makes the viewing experience (almost) completely unhindered by frames.
This is a high-power laptop, fueled by an eighth-generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA MX150 graphics, which guarantees a productive, multitasking-enabled work environment especially for creative pursuits.
Power That Drives Creativity
The Zenbook 13 is equipped with an Intel Core i5-8265U processor that allows overclocking up to 3.9GHz. The RAM on offer is 16GB while the storage space supported is up to 1TB. As is classic with the modern-day Zenbook, the operating system is Windows 10. So, how does the processing power turn out to be? Simply put—quite fabulous. The speed is ample; the performance smooth, whether you’re pursuing regular computing tasks like browsing the internet or streaming high-resolution videos.
The good becomes exceptional with the battery life of this Zenbook—an astounding 14 hours. On the lithium-polymer battery, you get a backup that easily runs all through your day, also powering up quickly (and safely) with the ASUS Battery Health Charging technology.
Display, Graphics & Sound
As good as a vintage Zenbook, this royal blue (or icicle silver) laptop has a lovely outer design, with a bezel narrower than you’re likely to have encountered elsewhere. On the sides, the bezel has a thickness of merely 2.8mm, while the thickness on the top and the bottom is 5.9mm and 3.3mm respectively. The spun-metal finish meets glorious rose gold trimmings and sets the dais for a laptop you expect great things from, when you open it up.
Thankfully, it does not disappoint. The screen is full High-Definition, with a graphics support of NVIDIA GeForce MX150 and a resolution of 1920 x 1080. You get a viewing-angle-support of 178°, so distortion-free imagery is a given. The color gamut is 100% while the screen-to-body ratio, thanks to the bezel, is 95%. This creates an immersive, vivid and accurately rendered display, perfect for varied multimedia pursuits. Also notable is the contribution of the ASUS Splendid and ASUS Tru2Life Video technologies, both of which enhance the finer details of the display.
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Talking about multimedia, another major area of consideration, especially for laptops as thin and sleek as this, is sound. While some contemporaries may leave you feeling short-changed on the quality of sound, the ASUS Zenbook 13 UX333FN has a Harman-Kardon-certified sound system enhanced by ASUS SonicMaster audio technology. You get an amplified, pure-play auditory quality, even when you’re in the thick of noise (read the drone of buses or noisy people in the lobby).
Connecting You to the World
Facilitating wireless connectivity on this computer is 802.11ac Wi-Fi (dual-band), enhanced by the ASUS Wi-Fi Master technology to garner better speeds over larger distances. The Zenbook 13 also supports Bluetooth 5.0.
In terms of device support, you can avail of a USB Type-C that permits data transfer at speeds as insanely high as 10GBps. Additionally, this computer also comes equipped with a USB 3.1 Type-A port, one USB 2.0 port, a microSD card reader, and an HDMI port. This proves highly beneficial in connecting to any peripherals you need, collaborating with peers and colleagues, and in general, carrying your world with you.
Ergonomically Easy to Use
Perhaps the most standout feature of the Zenbook 13 is its commitment to ergonomics. Long hours spent on your laptop—no matter how comfy—can get draining on your fingers, arms and back. The ASUS Zenbook 13 UX333FN comes with a uniquely designed ErgoLift hinge that provides a 3°-lift to the keyboard (backlit), making it a great deal easier to type. It also helps make the opening angle more desktop-like (up to 143), further enhancing your overall ease of use. Interestingly, this hinge-design has a positive impact on the cooling system and audio performance too. Talk about ergonomics improving efficiencies!
Another interesting addition to this Zenbook is a dedicated number pad that makes it infinitely simpler to work with numbers on your laptop. You no longer need to complain about how “those modern laptops” ignore the criticality of a num-pad.
Overall, it proves to be a breeze to use this laptop—the typing experience is cozy, the Cortana- and Alexa-support let you give voice commands, so you don’t need to type in a word, and the Windows Hello–IR Camera combination allows you to log in without using your hands.
Traveling the World with the Zenbook
Not all laptops are designed to see the world, not even when they claim to be. If it’s not their bulk or fragility that makes traveling difficult, it’s their poor-fitment to a mobile lifestyle when temperatures, altitudes or humidity can differ. Creative professionals often have to work away from their desks, and it is here that the Zenbook 13 proves to be a supremely capable mate.
This computer has military-grade-durability (MIL-STD-810G) and has undergone extensive testing through varying environmental conditions to gain a quiet assurance for travel. It is also extremely lightweight at only 2.6lbs with the standard display; it has a thickness of merely 0.6”. In fact, the laptop is so smartly designed that it is easy to be deluded into believing it’s smaller than a 13.3” chassis. Perfectly portable!
The ASUS Zenbook 13 UX333FN is one of the newest additions to the Zenbook family, along with its siblings—the 14” and 15” models. Claiming to be specially designed for the creative, mobile population, this Zenbook sure delivers on its promises. It performs with excellent speed, delivers compelling graphics, and has some advantageous features for portability and connectivity. Add that to the classic style and reliability that a Zenbook comes with, and this sure seems to have the makings of a winner.
|Specs of ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FN|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U quad-core (up to 3.9 GHz)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD|