Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN-AB006T
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: Asus has really pushed modern boundaries and sired into existence a true pinnacle of grandeur – the ZenBook S13. It is the world’s slimmest laptop and boasts the largest screen-to-body ratio for a laptop, thus further securing its position in the top hierarchy of the gadget scene. The ZenBook S13’s compact size, however, does not undermine the myriads of excellence that it strives to deliver to the entire world. The ZenBook S13 features a four-sided frameless NanoEdge screen which only measures up to an astonishing 2.5 millimeters (mm) at the sides. It has a 13.9-inch display packed with spectacular ASUS technologies to bring motion pictures into life. The ASUS Splendid and ASUS Tru2Life Video technologies enhances its clientele’s screen experience by fine-tuning display parameters to ensure users get to relish in the best of what the eyes can capture without compromising the aspect of comfort. The ZenBook S13 does not cease to amaze with its breathtaking craftsmanship. Brought into existence through sharpness and precision, the physique of the ZenBook S13 is created using CNC milling process for a more solid and refined chassis structure. This laptop also proudly wears the signature of the ZenBook family line with the immaculate spun-metal finish on its lid. Sophistication does not befit the ZenBook S13 were it not for its exclusive Utopia Blue color scheme. Spectators are bound to be awed and impressed by how professional-looking the ZenBook S13 can be just from its physical appearance alone.
In addition, the subtle assimilation of the ErgoLift idea will see much appreciation from the working community. The ErgoLift hinge functions as an automatic tilt mechanism which provides additional comfort for those who type in regularity. Furthermore, this slight tilt is said to be capable of improving overall cooling and audio performance. A ventilation space is created beneath the area of the laptop to facilitate airflow in the cooling process of the laptop whereas speaker performance will be no longer suppressed thanks to the elevated space which the ErgoLift mechanism cleverly creates. Technology-savvy users are bound to see (or hear from) a familiar face from this magnificent laptop. Amazon Alexa enters the scene and promises to add a quirky flair into our life through the Asus ZenBook 13. For those who are yet to be introduced to the namesake AI functionality, Amazon Alexa is a cloud-based voice service designed to handle everyday tasks through straightforward voice commands. Amazon Alexa can also be finely attuned to other smart devices around the house and can be tasked to perform certain quality-of-life arrangements to one’s personalized liking. The addition of this voice-controlled helper ought to bring more joy and practicality into one’s life.
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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).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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