Sometimes you're looking for nothing more than a good laptop. Touch Screens, hybrids and 4K are all nice, but not everyone is looking for something special. Who wants sober and robust, is at the right place at the Zenbook from Asus. Unnecessary extras should not be expected here. No touch screen, but there is an SSD.
With 128GB, there is not much storage space, but the thing makes the Zenbook extremely smooth, even with the dual core i3 processor and the rather limited 4GB of RAM. Gaming you do not have to do this because the graphic violence is taken care of by Intel's not too powerful built-in graphics chip. The Zenbook is a work laptop which, thanks to its low weight and especially the autonomy of almost 9 hours, performs well on the go. The 13.3 inch screen is anything but spectacular. The resolution is at 1,600 x 900 pixels under Full HD, but is still good enough.
Greater disadvantage is the clear cool color display of the screen. Nothing disastrous, but for this price, that could have been better. The usual connections are present: Three USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI and Mini Displayport. Your photos can be loaded quickly thanks to the built-in SD card reader. Overall, the Zenbook is a laptop that runs a lot smoother than the specifications suggest. The device shows yet again that choosing a laptop is more nuanced than to see if it is an i3,Â an i5Â or anÂ i7. Considering the price this is a good no-nonsense laptop that, especially through the screen, however, is not without faults.
Intel Core i3 4030U
Intel HD Graphics
Screen (1600 x 900)
749 euro (at time of writing) www.asus.com
+ Smooth despite modest on paper specifications, strong autonomy
- Screen quality