For mobile use, the compact, thin and light Asus ZenBook UX325JA-EG009T that offers 10 hours of battery life is an interesting choice. This elegant silver Ultrabook is powerful in everyday use thanks to its Intel Quad Core i5 Ice Lake processor and its fast SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. This laptop also benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard accompanied by a NumPad numeric keypad module as well as connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt still too rare. In addition, this ultraportable boasts a 13-inch IPS Full HD 100% sRGB screen that reproduces colors more faithfully than average.
Features of the Asus ZenBook UX325JA-EG009T
|13.3 “Full HD LED IPS 100% sRGB with NanoEdge thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)
|Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)
|8 GB LPDDR4x (soldered)
|Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor
|512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)
|1 USB 3.0 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, microSD
|Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0
|Yes (1.4mm stroke)
|Yes, NumPad 2.0 (NumberPad)
|2 Harman Kardon speakers, ICEPower
|Windows 10 64-bit
|battery life announced / Battery
|10 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 67Whr
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|1.11 Kg / 304 x 203 x 13.9
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ZenBook UX325JA-EG009T
With its fine and light silver Pine Gray design conforming to the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G for good robustness, this Ultrabook that can be recharged to 60% in 49 minutes has an elegant and discreet appearance.
It is equipped with an appreciable connection with its 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 3 (against 1 USB-C maximum usually) guaranteeing very fast transfers, its wireless modules Wi-Fi ax ( more recent and efficient than the Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, for example, or its USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
However, some may deplore the lack of Ethernet and audio ports.
To take advantage of this, you can for example use a USB-C to Ethernet or USB-C to audio adapter .
The chiclet keyboard is adorned with a backlighting system for the keys, which is very practical to better distinguish them in the event of reduced ambient light.
No numeric keypad on the right for lack of space, as with any laptop whose format is less than 15 inches.
However, to make it easier to enter numbers, Asus offers its NumPad (NumberPad) technology here, which allows you to convert the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad.
The screen will be of particular interest to creators and more generally to those who wish to obtain both significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles as well as more faithful than average colorimetry. It adopts 100% sRGB and IPS specifications. The screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos with its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the Asus ZenBook UX325JA-EG009T
The Asus ZenBook UX325JA-EG009T is a lightweight compact laptop designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
Easy to transport thanks to its finesse, compactness and lightness, this Ultrabook will be of particular interest to nomads as in terms of battery life, it can last about 10 hours on battery far from a power outlet in light use.
To do this, this ultraportable relies on energy-efficient components such as 8 GB RAM, low consumption like the Quad Core i5-1035G7 low consumption Ice Lake Intel processor.
The general performance provided by this duo is able to satisfy many users … but not those who wish to play or intend to do heavy graphics work.
There is indeed a dedicated graphics card here on board. Of course, the Intel UHD 620 graphics solution housed in the Quad Core i5 allows you to watch photos and videos. But its benefits are modest.
Logically considering the finesse and battery life of this thin and light laptop PC, there is integrated SSD storage. It has the advantage of being less energy intensive than a hard drive but also more robust, silent and much faster.
Concretely, the SSD ensures much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. This implies in particular much faster starts / stops, processing and launches of applications thanks to the SSD.
This offers a capacity of 512 GB in phase with the standard of hard disks.
Of course, in the event that additional space is needed, it is quite possible to use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.