Asus celebrates 30th anniversary with an 18-carat plated limited edition ZenBook 13 laptop
After giving away thousands of dollars in prizes, Asus still isn't done with its 30th anniversary. The Taiwanese OEM has unveiled an "exclusive limited-edition ZenBook Edition 30" that's essentially a Pearl White version of the usual blue ZenBook 13. The anniversary edition will come with a hand-crafted genuine white leather carrying case and an 18-carat rose-gold logo on its lid as shown by the product shots below.
Other than the superficial changes, the ZenBook Edition 30 will be identical to the existing ZenBook 13 UX334. This includes the Whiskey lake-U Core i7-8565U CPU, GeForce MX250 GPU, ScreenPad 2.0 clickpad, MIL-STD 810G chassis, and 1080p display. The model will also be identical to the ZenBook 13 UX333 albeit without the ScreenPad on the latter. Thus, nearly all of our comments from our existing review on the standard ZenBook 13 UX333 apply here on the limited edition model.
The ZenBook Edition 30 is now available for pre-order with an expected ship date of September 13. The system will launch in the midst of several Comet lake-U and Ice Lake-U laptops from Dell, Lenovo, MSI, and others.
ASUS ZenBook Edition 30 (UX334FL)
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor|
|Display||13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display|
178° wide-view technology
Four-sided frameless design, 95% S/B ratio
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250, 2GB GDDR5 VRAM|
Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
|Memory||16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard|
|Storage||1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 5 (dual-band gigabit-class 802.11ac)|
|Cameras||3D IR HD camera|
|Interfaces||USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ |
USB Gen 2 Type-A (up to 10Gbps)
Micro SD reader
Audio combo jack
5.65” FHD+ (2160 x 1080) Super IPS display
178˚ wide-view technology
Glass-covered for fingerprint and smudge resistance
Precision touchpad (PTP) technology supports up to four-finger smart gestures
|Audio||ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon|
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa5 voice-recognition support
|Battery||50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery|
Up to 13.2 hours battery life3
|AC Adapter||65W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm)|
(Output: 19V DC, 65W)
(Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
|Dimensions||11.89 x 7.44 x 0.73 in|
30.2 x 18.9 x 1.85cm
Fremont, California (August 21, 2019) — ASUS today announced the exclusive limited-edition ZenBook Edition 30 (UX334FL), a luxurious Pearl White model that has been specially designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASUS, and which features a hand-crafted genuine Italian leather lid cover.
ZenBook Edition 30
Back in 2006, ASUS created the S6F Leather Collection, the world’s first laptop to incorporate genuine-leather panels. ZenBook Edition 30 brings a futuristic twist to that classic look, with a lid encased in luxurious Pearl White genuine Italian leather — handcrafted and hand-stitched for perfect fit and appearance — for a pure, bold style statement. The Rose Gold anodized diamond-cut edges and trim bar, accompanied by the exclusive 18-karat rose-gold-plated 30th anniversary logo on the lid, are eye-catching additions that give ZenBook Edition 30 a look of pure luxury.
ZenBook Edition 30 is exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories, including a Pearl White mouse, a leather-look box and mouse pad, and a genuine-leather sleeve. It's a very special collection for a very special laptop.
New ScreenPad 2.0, ultra-compact build, and maximum performance
The ZenBook 13 Edition 30 features a four-sided frameless NanoEdge display, with a 95% screen-to-body ratio that gives it the world's most compact footprint in its respective class2. The result is simply breathtaking: the near-borderless visuals deliver a more immersive viewing experience with less visual distraction, making the ZenBook series the perfect choice for on-the-go creativity or entertainment.
The combination of performance and mobility is a defining feature of the ZenBook 13 Edition 30, and the new model features a full complement of high-performance components including an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core CPU, NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics, 16GB RAM, an ultrafast 1TB PCIe® SSD and gigabit-class Wi-Fi 5. Designed for non-stop, on-the-go lifestyles, the new ZenBook series gives users the freedom to work all day on a single battery charge — up to an impressive 13.2 hours for ZenBook 133.