Asus has finally refreshed its popular ZenBook and VivoBook series in India. The ZenBook has 13 and 14-inch variants whereas the VivoBook S14 and Ultra K14 are lower-priced and have the same 14-inch displays. All of them are powered by Intel’s 10th generation processors and start at ₹39,990.
Talking about the ZenBook series, the new launch has two models – Asus ZenBook 13 UX325 and 14 UX425. Apart from the screen size of 13.3 and 14-inch LED Backlit displays up to 300nits on both the models respectively, everything else remains the same.
Asus ZenBook 13 and 14
The ZenBook 13 has pretty slim 2.9mm bezels and an 88% screen-body ratio. While the 14-inch has slightly lesser 2.5mm bezels and a 90%screen-body ratio. Weighing in at just 1.07 and 1.13kgs, both the UX325 and UX425 are built on lightweight, diamond-cut aluminium alloy.
Powering the laptops is Intel’s Core i7-1065G7 10th generation ice-lake CPUs. There is the revamped Iris+ integrated graphics onboard and the laptops get up to 16GB DDR4x RAM and 1TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD for storage. The CPUs, which are built on a 10nm process, is sure to be more power-efficient than the older 14nm process used on the comet lake CPUs.
As for connectivity, there is an HDMI 2.0, 2xThunderbolt-3 Type-C, 1xUSB-A 3.2 Gen2, and a MicroSD reader. The laptops also have the latest Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6 and Asus claims a 22hr battery life on both the models with a 67whr battery that can be charged to 60% in just 49mins.
VivoBook S14 and K14
The launch was also accompanied by two budget-centric VivoBook 14 models – S14 and Ultra K14 K413. Both have 14-inch backlit LED display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Powered by 10th gen Intel Comet lake CPUs, the S14 comes has core i7-10510U paired with Nvidia’s MX250 GPU whereas Ultra K14 has core i5-10210U with integrated UHD 620 graphics.
The S14 has a GPU with 2GB DDR5 VRAM while both the S14 and K14 come equipped with 8GB DDR4 2,666MHz RAM and 512GB PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD. There is 1xUSB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, 1xUSB 3.2 Gen1 and 2xUSB 2.0 Type-A, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0 on both for connectivity. However, the battery is 50Whr on the S14 and 42Whr on K14.
Price and availability
As for the Price, ZenBook 13 and 14 start at ₹79,990 however, budget K14 starts at ₹39,990 and comes in Heart Gold, Indie Black and Transparent Silver. The S14 is priced at ₹67,990 and sports Dreamy White, Gaia Green, Indie Black and Resolute Red colours.
The ZenBook 13 and 14 will be available on both Amazon and Flipkart, while the S14 and K14 will be available on retail stores and Amazon respectively. All of them will be available starting today(July 30th) in India.