ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX331UA-DS71) (2018 version) is same as recently reviewed ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX331UA-AS51) (2018 version) model, but with 8th Generation i7 processor. Lets see this ultrabook’s general review.
Thin, Portable and Attractive
This model is about 0.5 inches thin and weighs around 2.5 pounds. So, you can carry this laptop anywhere you want without any weight issues while carrying. A powerful and portable laptop for all people.
Less Bezel More Display
This is a 13.3 Inch full HD Nano-edge bezel display model. It means you can enjoy more screen with less bezel distraction. It feels like there is no bezel at all. 13.3 Inch LED backlit display with anti-glare panel supporting wide view technology and ASUS Splendid technology. So, don’t worry about the display quality.
8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U Quad Core Processor, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256 GB SSD
One of the top mobile processors for ultrabooks at the time of this review. 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U Quad Core Processor has base frequency of 1.8 GHz and can go up to 4 GHz. And when this processor combines with 8 GB RAM and SSD storage, you can see the best performance even while running very high demanding applications.
If your work related applications are RAM intensive or Processor intensive applications, this ultrabook can handle them easily. But if they are heavy graphic intensive programs, this laptop can’t handle them after a point. This model comes with Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU. So, heavy gaming is not an option for this model too. If you want a laptop for gaming purposes, please checkout gaming laptops section.
So, suited for all segments of people who are in search of a powerful laptop which can be carried anywhere. Best suited for designers, programmers, businessmen and students.
Good Connectivity Options
You can find two USB Type A 3.1 ports, Type C port, HDMI port and SD card reader. Integrated 802.11 AC (2×2) WiFi and Built-in Bluetooth V4.2. These are the basic ports needed for every laptop user.
Fast Charging Technology, Can Charge 60% in 45 Minutes
This is the best feature for travellers and for the people who work on the go. You can expect around 10 hours of battery life in general usage. And it can vary with the work load on the computer. But overall, this fast charging and long battery life are the best features to consider.
Other Features to Consider
Features large trackpad, fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard, VGA camera and Harman Kardon-Certified Audio.
Overall, this is an upgraded version of ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX331UA-AS51) (2018 version). If you are planning to buy AS51 model, take a look at this model (DS71) too. But if you can afford around $900 (at the time of this review), you should definitely choose this Intel Core i7 ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA-DS71 model.