A Jewel in the Tech Crown: ASUS ZenBook 14 Review

By Kevin Fleming
on 30 April 2024

The struggle to find a laptop where technology and craftsmanship intersect is enough to drive you crazy! Fortunately, the new ASUS ZenBook 14 offers an excellent example of the harmony that can exist between elegance and innovation. As, a fervent fan of sleek design and powerful performance, here are all the features of this device that left me feeling Zen. Literally!

ASUS ZenBook 14
ASUS ZenBook 14

Design: The ASUS ZenBook 14 immediately captivates with its stunning design. Crafted with precision, its sleek aluminium chassis boasts a timeless elegance that effortlessly commands attention. The celestial blue colour option adds a touch of sophistication, setting it apart from the crowd. The ErgoLift hinge not only enhances typing comfort but also aids in heat dissipation. To ensure optimal performance even during extended usage sessions.

Display: The 14-inch NanoEdge display delivers an immersive viewing experience like no other. With slim bezels and a Full HD resolution, every frame bursts to life with vivid colours and sharp details. Whether I’m engrossed in multimedia content or tackling productivity tasks, the display never fails to impress, thanks to its wide viewing angles and excellent brightness levels.

Performance: Powered by the latest Intel Core Ultra processor and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, the ZenBook 14 is a performance powerhouse. From seamless multitasking to intensive creative endeavours, this laptop handles everything with finesse. Coupled with ample RAM and lightning-fast SSD storage, it ensures smooth operations and swift load times. To elevate productivity to new heights.

intel processor in the ASUS
ASUS ZenBook 14 is a performance powerhouse

Portability: Weighing just over one kilogram and measuring a mere 1.6 centimetres thick, the ZenBook 14 epitomises portability. Without compromising on performance. Its compact form factor makes it an ideal companion for professionals on the go, slipping effortlessly into bags without adding bulk. With a battery life that lasts through extended work sessions, it keeps pace with the demands of a dynamic lifestyle.

AI Ready: In a feature we are bound to see more of (especially in high-end productivity laptops), the ZenBook has incorporated dedicated NPU processor. Before we had GPUs applications used the main processor, before NPUs applications used the main processor and GPU. With a dedicated NPU for local AI processing, application developers will be utilising this feature to supercharge their applications.

ASUS ZenBook 14 NPU
ASUS ZenBook 14 has the Intel Core Ultra Processor with NPU, GPU and CPU

Features: The ASUS ZenBook 14 is not just a beauty; it’s also packed with features designed to enhance user experience. The innovative NumberPad 2.0 integrates a numeric keypad into the touch pad, providing convenience without sacrificing space. The IR camera supports facial recognition for seamless logins. While the Harman Kardon-certified audio system delivers immersive sound quality for an enriched multimedia experience.

ASUS ZenBook 14 keyboard
ASUS ZenBook 14 keyboard

Verdict: With its exquisite design, brilliant display, robust performance and portability, the ASUS ZenBook 14 caters to the needs of discerning users who demand nothing but the best. Whether you’re a creative professional, a business executive, or a student, this laptop is a worthy investment that promises to elevate your laptop experience to unprecedented heights.

Zenbook 14 OLED, recently showcased at CES2024 and is now available at Australian retailers from an RRP of AU $2,199

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