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The ASUS ZenBook 14 UX410 is an affordable laptop powered by Intel’s 8th-generation chips

By Koh Wanzi - on 13 Feb 2018, 10:44am

The ASUS ZenBook 14 UX410 is an affordable laptop powered by Intel’s 8th-generation chips

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX410

ASUS has announced the availability of the ZenBook 14 UX410 in rose gold. This is a 14-inch laptop packed into the body of a more compact 13-inch notebook, and it pairs that with Intel’s latest 8th-generation processors and a rather palatable price tag.

The lid has a tough, scratch-resistant spun-metal finish, according to ASUS, and the rose gold color is a nice departure from the more common deep blue on most ZenBooks.

Here’s an overview of its specifications:

  • 14-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel IPS display
  • Intel Core i5-8250U processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 cache)
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 48Wh battery
  • 323 x 223 x 18.95mm
  • 1.4kg

The above configuration will cost you S$1,398, and the UX410 is currently available to buy at all ASUS Brand Stores and authorized retailers.

The laptop features ASUS’ NanoEdge display, and the slim bezels on the left and right help in reducing the overall footprint of the laptop. However, the bottom bezel still looks rather thick, so this isn’t really one of those edge-to-edge displays.

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX410

Furthermore, the laptop isn’t quite on the cutting-edge in terms of portability either. At nearly 20mm thick and 1.4kg, it’s serviceable, but it isn’t going to be winning any design accolades.

For ports and connectors, the UX410 serves up two USB 2.0, one USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A, one USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C port and a full-sized HDMI output, which should be enough for most folks. There’s even an SD card slot thrown in for good measure, something that many laptops are unfortunately lacking today.

Finally, ASUS says the backlit keyboard offers 1.6mm of key travel distance. That’s further than your average ultrabook, and is probably possible because of the UX410’s thicker design.

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