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Asus ZenBook 14 Ultralight packs Core i7, Intel Xe or Nvidia GeForce MX450 graphics, and Thunderbolt 4 in a <1 kg package

The Asus ZenBook 14 Ultralight. (All images via Asus)
The Asus ZenBook 14 Ultralight. (All images via Asus)
The new Asus ZenBook 14 Ultralight is a powerhouse laptop in a lightweight package. Coming in at 980 grams, the ZenBook 14 Ultralight is powered by an Intel Tiger Lake Core i5 or i7 and either Intel's Xe graphics or an Nvidia GeForce MX450.
Sam Medley,

For those hunting for an ultraslim laptop that packs impressive power without loading down their backpack, the search may stop with Asus’ new ZenBook 14 Ultralight (ZenBook 14 UX435EAL/EGL).

The ZenBook 14 Ultralight is the lightest ZenBook currently on the market at a mere 980 g (0.98 kg). The chassis features a slim profile as well, measuring 14.9 mm. Powering the ZenBook 14 Ultralight is either an Intel Tiger Lake Core i5 or Core i7. This CPU features Intel’s new Xe graphics, which comes standard on the UX435EAL. Users can opt for a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU with the UX435EGL.

Other specifications include up to 16 GB of 4266 MHz LPDDR4x RAM, up to a 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD (two-lane), support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, and a 14-inch 1920 x 1080 display with thin (2.6 mm) side bezels that covers 100% of the sRGB gamut.

Port selection is good considering the thin profile. The ZenBook 14 Ultralight packs two Thunderbolt 4 ports (both with USB-C Easy Charge), one USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, one full-sized HDMI port, a microSD card reader, and a headset audio jack. The ZenBook 14 Ultralight runs on a 3-cell 63 Wh battery and includes a 65-Watt power adapter.

Pricing and availability have yet to be determined.

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Sam Medley, 2020-09- 2 (Update: 2020-08-31)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.