ASUS ZenBook 13.3” Ultra-Slim Durable Laptop, UX333FA-AB77 Review
ASUS ZenBook UX333FA-AB77 13.3” Ultra-Slim Laptop
Royal blue ASUS ZenBook UX333FA-AB77 is a 13.3-inch sleek and durable, ultra-slim and portable laptop with a Full HD wide view display. What’s unique about the design of this portable 13-inch laptop is the convenient number pad located on the trackpad. It even has the iF Design Award this year, in 2019.
Asus ZenBook comes with the 8th generation powerful ultra low voltage Intel i7-8565U quad core processor that runs at speeds between 1.8GHz and 4.6 GHz max with turbo boost as the demanding tasks require it. The processor has a Passmark benchmark score of 8992 as a high-end processor that can handle most tasks with ease without delays or lagging. The speed and performance of this laptop overall is helped by the large and fast 512GB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive that helps open the files quickly and 16GB DDR3 SDRAM to have a few tasks and things open simultaneously and still have smooth operation in each.
Operating system is the latest Windows 10 Professional that lets the system start and shut down quickly. The TPM Security Chip encrypts data and you have the Windows Hello sign in with the facial recognition through the integrated IR webcam. This is a sleek, compact and portable laptop that weighs 2.6 pounds and measures 11.9 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches, you can take it wherever you go or on your travels without adding much to the weight of your hand luggage at the airport. It has a very sturdy and durable all metal body that is built to the super demanding MIL-STD 810G military standard with extreme temperatures, humidity and altitude tests.
The 13.3″ FHD wide view glossy display has the Nano-edge bezels for a 95% screen to body ratio giving you the most screen in a very compact form and 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution for very clear images. The trackpad has the double functionality as you can immediately switch from the normal functional touchpad to data entry mode on the numeric pad. The sound quality and performance is pretty good through the stereo speakers with the Enhanced Audio. It has a backlit keyboard and you can type easily on it thanks to the exclusive ErgoLift hinge design that offers an enhanced typing position as it tilts the keyboard automatically for a much better user experience.
Asus ZenBook has the decent connectivity options including the gigabit class WiFi 5 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, a USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and a Micro SD card reader. There is no Thunderbolt 3 port and no fingerprint reader but the facial recognition feature with Windows Hello on this laptop. It has a high capacity lithium polymer battery that supports up to 14 hours in light use and will last all day long when you’re out and about and not near any power outlets.
This is not a gaming machine and there is no dedicated graphics card but the built-in Intel HD 620 with a video card benchmark score of 930 as a mid-range graphics card for handling your daily graphics tasks and playing the not so demanding games. It is quiet, fast, powerful, lightweight, portable, has decent sound quality, backlit keyboard, a dual function touchpad and more. If you have around a thousand dollars for a brand new laptop with the specs, features and design of this ZenBook, it is well worth the cost. The one-year international warranty offered on this ZenBook covers both the labor and servicing. You may also purchase an extended warranty if you wish. You’ll get Amazon tech support included free of charge with your purchase.