Asus ZenBook UX430 UX430UQ-BS51-CB Review

A commanding multimedia hub and portable workstation, the ZenBook UX430 laptop delivers huge on technology without compromise. Its lightweight, sleek and thin form is packed with a i5 2.5GHz processor, DDR4 RAM (16GB), a 512GB SSD, and an NVIDIA GT940MX graphics card. Add up to 9 hours of battery life to this and you have a winner.

 
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Specs

Processor: Intel Core i5-7200U

Memory: 16 GB of DDR 4 RAM

Storage: 512 GB SSD

Screen: 14 inches

Operating System: Windows 10 (64-Bit)

Benefits

  • Whether you want to indulge in your favorite multimedia entertainment, meet deadlines, or need to multitask, the Intel Core i5-7200U dual-core processor running at 2.5GHz will enable you to perform swiftly and accurately.
  • The 512GB SSD will give you lightning-fast access to all your frequently used files and software applications.
  • A full HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution displays brilliant visuals with vibrant colors, bringing any content to life.
  • The keyboard is full-sized and backlit, and incorporates a single-piece design enabling a superior typing experience
  • The touchpad is precision engineered to be comfortable to use and precise in response.
  • 9 hour performance is enabled through the 50Wh lithium polymer battery that retains most of its charge even through hundreds of cycles.
  • Weighing a mere 1.25kg, and just 15.9mm thick, the ZenBook UX430 is lightweight and compact.

Downsides

  • The glossy NIL coating is not to my taste.
  • Sharp edges on the underside makes it tricky to handle.
  • Full sized HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 ports are sadly lacking.
  • The cooling system is not very efficient as it heats up under load.

Verdict

The UX430 is a Zenbook on steroids, with its excellent display, a stunning keyboard, super-fast hardware, extended battery life and speakers that are very capable. Despite having all that performance, it’s not expensive at all, so it should do well with average consumers wanting a light and compact all round laptop at around 1k, which can also play some games.

 
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Author: Team CLR

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