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Deal | Asus ZenBook 14 with Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, GeForce MX350 GPU, and 256 GB SSD is down to $599 USD

Asus ZenBook 14 with Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, GeForce MX350 GPU, and 256 GB SSD is down to $599 USD (Source: Best Buy)
Asus ZenBook 14 with Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, GeForce MX350 GPU, and 256 GB SSD is down to $599 USD (Source: Best Buy)
Expect a deluge of sales on 2020 AMD laptops now that retailers are preparing to stock up on Zen 3 replacements. The Asus ZenBook 14 is a flagship Ultrabook offering with both AMD and Nvidia parts for a low-moderate price.
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With the mobile Zen 3 5000 series right around the corner, retailers have begun clearing stock on some current generation models and Best Buy is no exception. The barely one-year old 14-inch Asus ZenBook 14 is now $600 USD down from its already inexpensive launch price of $700.

The deal is notable for several reasons. Firstly, its Ryzen 5 4500U CPU is comparable to the oftentimes pricier 10th gen Intel Core i7-1065G7. Secondly, the system comes with discrete GeForce MX350 graphics which is superior to both the integrated Radeon Vega and Intel iris solutions in terms of speed and compatibility. The Asus ZenBook range is also home to Asus' top-of-the-line Ultrabooks meaning the chassis will be mostly metal. Some Asus VivoBook models may be less expensive, but VivoBook designs consist of cheaper plastic materials in comparison.

Key drawbacks to keep in mind are the limited 8 GB of fixed system RAM and 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD. The latter is fortunately upgradeable, but the 8 GB of RAM will hinder multi-taskers. There is also no Thunderbolt support which further impacts the longevity and versatility of the laptop. We have not reviewed this specific chassis and so we can't give our personal impressions on the system.

Asus ZenBook 14 Q407IQ-BR5N4

  • 14-inch 1080p display (not touchscreen)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  • GeForce MX350 graphics
  • 256 GB PCI M.2 SSD (upgradeable)
  • 8 GB RAM (not upgradeable)
  • 2x USB-A, USB-C, HDMI, MicroSD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio 
  • 12.6 x 7.8 x 0.7 inches
  • 2.65 lbs

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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.
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Allen Ngo, 2021-01-21 (Update: 2021-01-20)