Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL, i7-8565U
Average of 5 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL, i7-8565U
Source: Pocket Lint
A good laptop with a gnawing problem: its in-trackpad screen feels like an awkward appendage. However, the design is compact given the screen size, the keyboard is responsive, and there's real performance versatility here. At the right price, therefore, it's a capable bargain.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
At the £1,499 price point, the Asus ZenBook 14 UX434F has all the hallmarks of a premium ultra-portable PC. Design and build quality are top-notch, and despite being one of the smallest 14in laptops on the market, there's plenty of performance courtesy of a fast Core i7 CPU, GeForce MX graphics and a spacious 1TB M.2 SSD.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2019
Source: Tech PP
Well, if you’re a professional or even a student and you carry around your laptop on a daily basis, the Asus Zenbook 14 UX434 is the right combination of style and substance. It’s built extremely well, it can be carried around with ease, has good internals, and even has a secondary display which adds a ton of multitasking capabilities. There’s not much to complain about either, just that it’s not fit for gaming or editing long videos. Yes, the price is slightly premium, but you pay for the form factor and the uniqueness of that ScreenPad. The base variant with a Core i5 chip starts at Rs. 79,990 and if your budget permits, you should get the Zenbook 14 UX434. It’s surely one of our favorite laptops of the year, and we’re pretty sure you will be of the same impression once you get your hands on it!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Asus ZenBook 14 will appeal if you’re after a Windows laptop to do the basics, but want something that absolutely blitzes basic PC tasks and looks stylish to boot. The ZenBook 14 certainly does that. A smart-looking and compact Windows 10 laptop with an interesting selling point in the form of the ScreenPad, ideal for students and lifestyle use. Its display isn’t quite accurate enough to be considered an option for professional creatives however.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Media
As did the ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433, the ZenBook 14 UX434 is also going to get our Editor’s choice award. It is because of the great build quality, fast hardware, and brilliant screen. However, the largest contributor to that is the innovations ASUS put into this laptop. We are super excited to test unique laptops that are on the bleeding edge of technology. We hope that this is going to encourage more and more manufacturers to start putting more effort into the diversification of the industry.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/27/2019
Source: Ultrabook Review
The ZenBook 13 UX434FL builds on the previous UX433 series, keeping the compact form factor, exquisite design and fast keyboard, but adding a touchscreen, a glass-cover ScreenPad, and updated hardware, all in a competitively priced package in its segment. My concerns are with the gaming experience provided by the two samples we've tested for this review, as well as with the potential QC issues that affected the previous generation and might also affect the updated model, both explained in the article below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Ultrabook Review
We’re currently spending time with a pre-production sample of the ZenBook 14 UX434FL, and we’ll gradually add our impressions in the article down below that’s eventually going to develop into a detailed review, so if you have any questions or specific aspects that you might want us to check out, drop us a line in the comments section at the end of the post.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2019
The Asus ZenBook 14 is thin, light and elegant, but the Screenpad 2.0 might take some getting used to. Luckily it's still powerful enough to power through most workloads.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2019
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; impressive dual display; decent hardware; nice performance; long battery life; silent system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/25/2019
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; good cooling system; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2019
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; frameless display; high performance.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2019
NVIDIA GeForce MX250: Successor of the MX150 and still based on the same Pascal GP108 chip (similar to the desktop GT 1030) but with higher clock speeds. Available in two versions, a normal 25 Watt version and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP and reduced performance. The 25 Watt version e.g. offers a 21% higher boost clock than the old MX150 leading to a 5% performance gain.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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