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Asus now shipping ZenBook UX333/433/533 series with narrow bezels on all four sides

Asus now shipping ZenBook UX333/433/533 series with narrow bezels on all four sides (Source: Asus)
Asus now shipping ZenBook UX333/433/533 series with narrow bezels on all four sides (Source: Asus)
The new design language allows for a screen-to-body ratio as high as 95 percent without sacrificing the original positioning of the webcam. The new series will carry Whiskey Lake Core i5-8265U or i7-8565U options with a starting price of $850 USD for the 13.3-inch model.

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Unveiled at IFA 2018, the 13.3-inch Zenbook UX333, 14-inch UX433, and 15.6-inch UX533 are some of the smallest and lightest consumer laptops of their respective size classes. All three models share a new design that incorporates Asus' trademark "NanoEdge" narrow bezels on not just two or three sides of the display, but on all four. The result is a near-frameless lid with a 95 percent screen-to-body ratio not found on competing Ultrabooks like the XPS 13, XPS 15, or MateBook X Pro.

In another blow to the aforementioned competitors, Asus has even managed to incorporate a Windows Hello-compatible HD IR webcam along the top edge despite the limited surface area. The specifications below reveal that each model will carry a FHD IPS panel, up to 16 GB of LPDDR3 or DDR4 RAM, and share nearly identical port options.

The larger 15.6-inch UX533 benefits from GeForce MX150 and GTX 1050 Max-Q discrete graphics options as well as a dedicated NumPad and larger 73 Wh internal battery.

A consequence of narrowing the bottom display bezel is that traditional hinges will not be compatible. In its place is an "ErgoLift" hinge that will lift the rear of the base at a slight angle when opened.

The Zenbook UX333, UX433, and UX533 will all ship before the end of this month for a starting price of $850, $1000, and $1400 USD, respectively. Expect our usual reviews on each model in the coming weeks.

SPECIFICATIONS7

ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX333)

Processor  Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor
Display  13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display
178° wide-view technology
72% NTSC
Four-sided frameless design, up to 95% S/B ratio
Operating System  Windows 10 Home
Graphics  Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Memory  Up to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard
Storage  Up to 512GB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD
Connectivity  Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 5.0
Cameras  3D IR HD camera
Interfaces  USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™
USB Type-A (up to 10Gbps)
USB 2.0
HDMI
Micro SD
Audio combo jack
Touchpad  Exclusive NumberPad design
Audio  ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa8 voice-recognition support
Battery  50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
Up to 13 hours battery life
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 0.67 in
30.2cm x 18.9cm x 1.69 cm
Weight  With anti-glare display: 2.4 lb / 1.09 kg
With standard display: 2.62 lb / 1.19 kg


ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX433)
Processor  Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor
Display  14" FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display
178° wide-view technology
72% NTSC
Four-sided frameless design, up to 92% S/B ratio
Operating System  Windows 10 Home
Graphics  Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Memory  Up to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard
Storage  Up to 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD
Connectivity  Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 5.0
Cameras  3D IR HD camera
Interfaces  USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™
USB Type-A (Up to 10Gbps)
USB 2.0
HDMI
Micro SD
Audio combo jack
Touchpad  Exclusive NumberPad design
Audio  ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa8 voice-recognition support
Battery  50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
Up to 14 hours battery life
AC Adapter  65W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm)
(Output: 19V DC, 65W)
(Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
Dimensions  12.56 x 7.83 x 0.63 in
31.9cm x 19.9cm x 1.59 cm
Weight  With anti-glare display: 2.4 lb / 1.09 kg
With standard display: 2.62 lb / 1.19 kg


ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533)
Processor  Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor
Display  15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display
178° wide-view technology
72% NTSC
Four-sided frameless design, up to 92% S/B ratio
Operating System  Windows 10 Home
Graphics  NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150, 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Max-Q 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Memory  Up to 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 onboard
Storage  Up to 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD
Connectivity  Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 5.0
Cameras  3D IR HD camera
Interfaces  USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (display support)
USB Type-A (up to 10Gbps)
USB Type-A (up to 5Gbps)
HDMI
SD card
Audio combo jack
Audio  ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa8 voice-recognition support
Battery  73Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
Up to 16 hours battery life
AC Adapter  90W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm)
(Output: 19V DC, 65W)
(Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
Dimensions  13.94 x 8.66 x 0.7 in
35.4cm x 22cm x 1.79 cm
Weight  With anti-glare display: 3.51 lbs. / 1.59 kg
With standard display: 3.73 lbs. / 1.69 kg

 

 

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Allen Ngo, 2018-11- 8 (Update: 2018-11- 8)
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