If there’s one thing that everyone’s been talking about now aside from iPhone 12, it is the Intel’s Tiger Lake chipset that made its debut in early October. The ASUS ZenBook 14 US425EA was the first device to feature the chipset and sold in the market.
The ZenBook 14 US425EA with the 14-inch display along with the latest 11th Gen. Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU was priced under $1000, which is a pretty decent price point for a device with all the latest configurations and solid storage and memory options of 512GB SSD and 8GB RAM respectively.
While this is a pretty considerate move, what majority of the users aren’t aware of at the moment is that these similar features with storage and memory and even enhanced chassis is available with the AMD Ryzen architecture.
The Asus ZenBook 14 UM425 with Ryzen 7 4700U is one such example with all the latest processors and features, just with the AMD Ryzen processors instead of the Intel ones. And, with the growing popularity of the AMD 4700 processors, which perform fairly well, buying the device won’t be a disappointment at all.
The AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processors have also faired quite well against the latest Intel processors but are available for half the price. Unlike the Zenbook 14 US425EA, the ZenBook 14 UM425 features 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD for storage, which is double than the standard. The device also features the Windows 10 Pro instead of Windows 10 Home when it comes to the operating system.
Even with all the improved features and functions and the overall performance, the AMD-powered ZenBook 14 is available for $850, which is $50 less than what the Intel-variant costs. While it is true that Intel-powered chipsets pack in a few exclusive things that the AMD-powered versions don’t, it is also true that the price is a major factor when talking about the comparison between the two.
The one extra thing that undoubtedly supports the goodwill of Intel processors is the Thunderbolt support. The UM425IA supports faster USB transfer and support compared with the Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 in the US425EA.
The Asus ZenBook 14 UM425, apart from the leading processors and software, also features a stunning and lightweight design for smoother user experience. It has a compact and elegant design, making this a favorable device among the business officials who are always on the go.
Another unique feature in this device that stands out is the USB-C Easy charge which lets you power through anytime and ensures a long-lasting battery life. So, if you are always on the go because of your work and need a reliable device that will take care of your work needs wherever you are.
The device is also powered by the Windows Hello that makes your face your password, keeping the device secure via the infrared front camera. So, if you have been looking for a similar device that enables a secure login, this is the one.
The device also features the stunning military grade toughness and durability that sustains unnecessary drops and cracks. It also works seamlessly in high altitude and temperatures that justify the device meeting the industry standards.
In terms of the I/O ports, you get a plethora of options, including the full-size HDMI, USB-Type A and Type C ports for seamless connectivity and data transfer.