Asus Zenbook 14 (UX434FL) - Full Review with Pros and Cons
Asus Zenbook 14 (UX434FL) is a compact yet powerful, professional machine. This Laptop is definitely a premium segment laptop which is priced at around I lac Rupees in indian market . Laptop comes with tons of features and top Notch Specifications.
The machine comes with a 14″ display, powered by the new 11th gen Intel core i7 processor and 16GB RAM, all in a magnesium aluminum alloy matte finished body. It is equipped with a harman/kardon certified speaker system , IR Camera enabling Windows Hello feature, and a Secondary display of 5.62 inch. And Comes with Windows 10 Professional out of the box.
Build and Quality
Asus Zenbook 14 made up of magnesium aluminum alloy which makes it super sturdy and light as well. Laptop feels to be well put together with good weight management.It is a very portable laptop weighing just 1.26 kg and is only 16.9mm thick at its thickest point ideal for the people who like to work on the go.The lid can be easily opened with one hand signifying quality hinge construction.The device come with ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G US military standard.It comes with 4mm bezels giving it a screen-to-body ratio of 92%.
This laptop comes with a secondary display embedded in the touch pad and an IR camera enabling Windows Hello features.The device comes with an Ergo lift hinge which makes air circulation better at the bottom.
Ports, I/O and Connectivity
The laptop features a respectable number of ports for an ultralight machine.To the left there are two ThunderboltTM 4 USB-CTMT port and an HDMI port.. And to the right it has a micro sd card reader, a USB 3.0 Gen 1 port and a 3.5mm combined headphone and microphone jack. The Laptop Can be charged using USB-C port.
The laptop comes with a dual-band 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 card along with Bluetooth 5.0.
Keyboard – The keyboard on this machine is quite decent, but does not include a num pad which may be important to some people. The keys are backlit and it has different levels of lighting. There is a decent amount of key travel of 1.4mm which is good enough for a laptop of this form factor. Overall anyone can get used to this keyboard with ease.
Touchpad – The touchpad on this laptop is also a secondary touch screen which is a 5.65” IPS LCD fully functional screen.The trackpad in this machine is good, with good accuracy and preciseness. The palm rejection is done right with great clicky buttons to go with it.
The device comes with a 100% sRGB 14” 1080p full Hd IPS LCD display. The screen has great viewing angles and good colour accuracy.giving you an immersive, almost edge-to-edge viewing experience with 178° viewing angle. The anti-glare panel reduces unwanted reflections, too, ensuring vibrant visuals even in bright environments, and reduces instances of eyestrain even after hours of viewing.
The performance of the Asus Zenbook 14 (UX434FL) is pretty good. It comes with a 11th gen Intel core i7 processor which is a quad core processor and 16GB DDR4 RAM.
It swifts through daily jobs like web browsing, content consumption etc with ease, the fast SSD helps in this case as well. It can handle a decent level of video editing at 1080p if we try to push it. Also the fans do not come on very often and the laptop remains quite silent most of the time. The graphical part is handled by the Nvidia MX450 graphic card which can fairly handle mediocre gaming on this laptop.
The machine comes with upto 1 TB NVMeTMPCIe 3.0 SSD and this SSD is fast getting upto 2.5 GB/s read and 1.8 GB/s write speeds which makes this machine super snappy and great to use with very fast boot times
The Asus Zenbook 14 Comes a dual bottom firing harman/kardon certified speaker setup on this machine. While the bottom firing speakers are never the best positions for a sound output the speakers on this device are loud and punchy. There is a decent amount of base and highs and mids are clear as well. These speakers are definitely way better than the speakers offered in the laptops in this price segment.
The battery life of this machine is very good. The battery unit is a 66 watt hour cell which gives around seven to eight hours of battery life which is better than similar laptops,which makes it a good option for travelling. This laptop comes with a 65w CD charger.