Nomadic ultrabook with its 9-hour battery life, the versatile thin and light Asus ZenBook UX425EA-BM163T benefits from a NumPad numeric keypad module, a backlit keyboard or even a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt connection . Equipped with a 14-inch Full HD IPS screen, this laptop benefits from a fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB which reinforces its responsiveness, here coupled with an Intel Optane module. This elegant silver laptop PC also performs well in everyday use thanks to its good amount of 16 GB RAM and its Intel i7 Quad Core processor whose integrated graphics solution is capable of running games that are not too greedy.
Specifications Asus Zenbook UX425EA-BM007T
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD IPS NanoEdge thin edges 300cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1065G7 Tiger Lake (1.3 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 4266MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Plus G7 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||Intel Optane H10: 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) + 32GB Optane|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, via NumPad 2.0 (NumberPad)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, Infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||10 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 67Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.17 Kg (with battery) 890 gr (without battery) / 319 x 208 x 13.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus Zenbook UX425EA-BM007T
Rechargeable to approximately 60% in 49 minutes, this Ultrabook which is intended to be robust with its compliance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G features a design that is both elegant and original with its silver Pine Gray aluminum frame with ErgoLift hinge that lee raises 2.5 ° forward when opened.
In terms of connectivity, this thin and light laptop is well equipped with its 2 USB-C Thunderbolt (against 1 maximum usually), its Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ax ) and Bluetooth 5 to connect and communicate remotely, its useful HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example as well as its USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.
No audio port, however, and to take advantage of it, you can use an adapter .
Note that currently all Asus Zenbook UX425EA on the market are equipped with Thunderbolt 4 ports. It is therefore very likely that this is also the case for this model.
Facial recognition authentication is possible via the infrared webcam and Windows Hello technology.
Below is an IPS technology screen ensuring significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles as well as more faithful than average colorimetry. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors). In addition, with its Full HD definition and 16: 9 aspect ratio, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos.
A backlighting system is of course fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is practical for distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.
Like any laptop PC smaller than 15 inches, there is insufficient space on the right to accommodate a numeric keypad.
However, to make it easier to enter numbers, Asus integrates its NumPad technology (NumberPad 2.0) into this versatile Ultrabook. It converts the touchpad into a touchscreen numeric keypad when needed.
Performance, battery life of the Asus Zenbook UX425EA-BM007T
The Asus Zenbook UX425EA-BM007T targets those looking for a compact High Definition laptop PC with numeric keypad function for versatile use on the go.
In terms of battery life, this versatile Ultrabook can indeed last about 9 hours on battery in light use. This is all the more appreciable as it is easy to transport thanks to its lightness, compactness and finesse.
To do this, it relies on energy- efficient components like its Intel Optane H10 storage solution (which we tested). It combines a large capacity 1TB SSD that competes worry-free with hard drives with a 32GB Optane module.
Optane cannot be used for storage and offers a contribution close to an SSD. Its presence has a significant impact when paired with a hard drive, but little noticeable when paired with an SSD.
The fact remains that an SSD (here of 1 TB) is silent while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
Thanks to the SSD, we take advantage of much faster starts / stops than with a simple hard drive, just like software launches and treatments, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Because even if this Ultrabook does not embed a dedicated graphics card, it allows you to watch photos and videos but also to play titles that are not too greedy in graphic resources.
How? ‘Or’ What ? Thanks to the Intel Iris Plus G7 graphics solution (tested by us) housed within the Intel processor. Because it is much more powerful than the classic Intel UHD 620.
The processor here is a low-power Ice Lake i7-1065G7 Quad Core , associated with a good amount of 16 GB RAM.
This duo delivers good overall performance that can suit many users.
But it will be better to turn to a PC based on a non-low-power processor and / or an adequate dedicated graphics card if we often want to perform intensive processor / graphics work.
Note that currently all Asus Zenbook UX425EA on the market are equipped with a Tiger Lake processor with an even more powerful Iris Xe graphics solution . It is therefore very likely that this is also the case for this laptop which would then be equipped with a Quad Core i7-1165G7