Deal | Best Buy has the newest Asus ZenBook 14 with Ryzen 5 5500U CPU, GeForce MX450 graphics, and 1080p IPS display for only $569 USD right now
Best Buy is currently offering the latest Asus ZenBook 14 on sale for $150 USD off the original launch price of $719. The deal is notable for its Ryzen 5 5500U CPU and discrete GeForce MX450 graphics for a significantly higher level of performance when compared to other laptops in the same ~$500 price range. Most options for this price don't even include discrete graphics at all.
The ZenBook is Asus' premier consumer laptop in the same vein as the Dell XPS, HP Spectre, or the Lenovo Yoga series. This guarantees a higher level of quality when it comes to the display and chassis relative to Asus' budget VivoBook series.
The major drawback to this deal is its limited 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. To add insult to injury, the RAM is not upgradeable meaning owners will be stuck with 8 GB for the life of the product. If you plan of doing a lot of multi-tasking, video editing, or casual gaming, then this bottleneck will surely leave a sour taste.
- 14-inch 1080p IPS display, 300-nits, 100% sRGB coverage
- AMD Ryzen 5 5500U CPU
- AMD Vega 7 graphics w/ discrete GeForce MX450 (2 GB GDDR6 VRAM)
- 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
- 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM
- Backlight keyboard
- HDMI, 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ DisplayPort + Power Delivery, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 2, MicroSD reader
- 67 Wh battery
- 2.91 lbs