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The great ultraportable notebook shootout (2021 edition)

By Kenny Yeo - 24 Jul 2021

ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultralight

ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultralight

The ZenBook 14 Ultralight is ASUS' most complete and refined ZenBook yet.

I reviewed the ZenBook 14 Ultralight notebook earlier this year, so if you want to find out more, I suggest checking out the full review.

I’ll keep this brief. This is the most complete ZenBook yet. ASUS really took a long hard look at its earlier notebooks and addressed almost of their issues. The New ZenBook 14 Ultralight is compact, light, performs well, has a long battery life, and a good selection of ports. The only knock against it is that it’s pricier than its predecessors, which is a bit of shame because ZenBooks used to offer lots of bang for the buck.

Here are it’s specifications:

  • 14-inch, Full-HD display
  • Intel Core i7-1165G7
  • 16GB memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX450

As you can see, the specs are great too. I like how it has 16GB of memory and a capacious 1TB SSD. It's also the only notebook to have discrete graphics. At S$2,398, the ZenBook 14 Ultralight is one of the pricier models in this shootout, but with its impressive set of features and performance, it will be interesting to see how it’ll compare.

I'll leave you with some pictures of the ZenBook 14 Ultralight.

The Full-HD display is 14 inches large and has a matte finish. Notice the super-thin bezels?

On the left are two USB-C ports that support Thunderbolt 4 and a full-size HDMI 2.0 port. You'll also notice the notebook's ErgoLift in action, which uses the screen's lid to prop up the keyboard for a better typing experience.

The keyboard is great but users will need some time to get used to the extra column of keys on the right.

The trackpad doubles up as a virtual number pad.

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