Asus now shipping ZenBook UX333/433/533 series with narrow bezels on all four sides
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.
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.
ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX433)
ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533)