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