Asus Zenbook UX333 first impressions: Portable powerhouse?

The Zenbook UX333 is meant to compete with the MacBook Air 2018

Asus ZenBook
The concentric circle pattern on the lid looks good

Asus recently launched their latest Zenbook laptops in India. The Zenbook UX333 series of laptops are designed for thin and light performance. The laptops are aimed at people looking for extreme portability with their laptops.

Asus Zenbook UX333 first impressions: Design

Asus Zenbook series has always focused on thin and light form factor with great performance aiming at portability than anything else. The new Zenbook series of laptops weigh in at 1.19kg for the base model which is lighter than even the new MacBook Air. The 13-inch variant is smaller than a piece of A4 paper which makes the laptop extremely portable. The company was able to achieve this by thinning the bezels as much as possible. This led them to achieve a 95-percent screen to body ratio along with such a small form factor.

Asus ZenBook
Overall the design on the Zenbook UX333 looks good.

The laptop comes packaged in a metal body with concentric circles edged on the lid to give the laptop a unique look. The feel of the laptop is as good as it looks. The laptop also sports a hinge design that raises the body of the laptop by 3-degree when the lid is up. This makes long duration usage much comfortable in hand.

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Overall, the thin and light build along a 95-percent screen to body ratio for the display makes the laptop a great deal. Also, the 13-inch variant is smaller than an A4 size sheet which makes the laptop very handy.

Asus Zenbook UX333 first impressions: Performance

The Asus Zenbook 13 and Znbook 14 (UX333) are available with 8th Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 depending on your variant. The laptops come with 8GB DDR4 RAM along with a 256GB PCIe SSD. The laptops can be specced with an Nvidia MX 150. The Zenbook 15 comes standard with the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 and comes with Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 MaxQ.

Also Read: Asus Zenbook 13 (UX331U) Review: Thin and light meets performance

We didn’t get to test out the performance on this laptop, however, the 8th Generation Intel Core i5 is powerful enough to power through any daily workload you can have. If you are looking to play some casual games, the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 MaxQ of the Zenbook 15 would satisfy your needs.

Asus Zenbook UX333 first impressions: Conclusion

Asus ZenBook
The price of the laptop could be a bit less.

Considering the price and specifications of the Zenbook UX333 laptops, the laptop is a bit expensive. Considering the weight of only 1.19kg and form factor smaller than the rest, I still think that the laptop is a bit expensive. However, the form factor of the laptop is unmatched in the market. This makes the Zenbook UX333 series a worthwhile choice for daily needs.


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