Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM011T
Reviews for the Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM011T
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Positive: Attractive price; decent hardware; nice performance; silent system. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2020
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA R7-3700U is a budget but super-compact laptop. It includes a great slim-bezel NanoEdge display with its 86% screen-to-body ratio. User will appreciate not only the great performance from the hardware and the thoughtful attention to detail, such as the exclusive ErgoLift hinge and optional NumberPad touchpad, but also the timeless beauty of the design, with its fashionable Utopia Blue finish enhanced by the stylish silver trim panel. The NanoEdge design has slimmer bezels on all four sides to create any visuals more immersive, with less distraction for the eyes. Besides that, it also features wide-view technology for clear images, which is useful when multiple users are looking at the screen from different angles. ZenBook 14 has a super-compact and lightweight metal chassis that is similar to many 13-inch models, giving users portability convenience. None of the timeless elegance that’s the ZenBook hallmark has been lost. There’s the signature Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid and an uncommon Utopia Blue finish, enhanced with a subtle silver trim panel above the keyboard for an additional stylish touch. ZenBook 14 doesn’t sacrifice performance for size. It’s built to provide all the raw power users need for effortless on-the-go computing. Featuring the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processors, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD, ZenBook 14 will never keep users waiting. Whether users are creating a complex document or mining data, ZenBook 14 lets users do more and do it quicker.
To create the astounding quad-speaker equipment in ZenBook 14, the ASUS Golden Ear team worked with renowned home and automotive audio experts Harmon Kardon. Two bass speakers and two high-frequency speakers deliver smooth, clear and powerful full-range sound, while smart amplifier technology prevents distortion and speaker damage at high volumes. For productivity on the go, ZenBook 14 features a backlit keyboard that delivers an outstanding typing experience because it delivers just the correct amount of key travel. ZenBook 14 also features the unique NumberPad, which is a touchpad that has a switchable LED-illuminated numeric keypad for quick data entry. As for connectivity, it has a complete set of high-performance I/O ports which gives flexible connectivity no matter where the users are. Furthermore, the integrated dual-band Wi-Fi 5 allows users to enjoy speedy downloads with greater range and more stable network connections. As a conclusion, the ZenBook 14 could be a good all-rounder in ultrabooks. It features decent performance, great appearance and portable design. It is ideal for users who need a mid-range laptop to work on the go, such as creative designers or working professionals.
AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R5 3500U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.1 to 3.7 GHz and a Vega iGPU with 8 CUs running at up to 1200 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.