Zenbook has been a unique ultraportable workstation from Asus. That being said, the ZenBook UX430 takes this trait to a new dimension with a 13-inch body that houses a 14-inch display screen. This means that you do not have to compromise the size of the laptop for the sake of display. The device has a thin frame and weighs very less. The design of the Zenbook also carries the signature ASUS moves that makes it look elegant. That along with high-end hardware components like the latest processors, huge RAM, Graphics card, efficient and large hard drive make the ZenBook UX430 a tempting offering that is hard to resist.
Design and Display
You can take the UX430 ZenBook anywhere you would like to – be it for an international conference, an office presentation, or simply doing something at home like watching movies or playing games. The 13-inch body has a 15.9mm width and the compact form makes it easy to fit in any case. The lightweight laptop weighs only 1.25 kg. The luggage weight will not bother you anymore. The beauty of the ZenBook is breathtaking with elegant design, premium hardware, and style. You can grab the ZenBook UX430 in four color variants- Royal Blue, Rose Gold, Quartz Gray and Shimmer Gold. The top part of the laptop is made from Aluminum and carries the Asus branding with metal on it. The pattern is inspired by Zen and has concentric circle design as the key pattern. It is further enhanced with a shiny crystal-like coating made using an innovation called nano-imprinting lithography. This also makes the UX430 one of the most good-looking laptops available to buy. The displays of the Zenbook series are known for its high-quality displays and the same can be said about the UX430. The laptop has a 14-inch Nano Edge display with Full HD resolution. It has an ultra-narrow 7.18mm bezel. This lets the big immersive display to be fitted into the smaller chassis. As a result, you will be able to enjoy watching movies or playing games with more screen space and quality. To further add spark to your viewing experience, the screen comes with a matte anti-glare layer to counter unwanted reflections. The screen to body ratio stands at 80% due to this and it helps to maximize the laptop usage and keeps the size in check. The display offers an ultra-wide 100% sRGB color gamut. Do not get confused by it. It simply means that the display is more vivid with more color and more sharpness when compared to other display types. The features do not end here. The display also comes with wide-view technology to preserve the video quality even at 178° degrees viewing angle.
We have talked a lot praising the beauty of the UX430. Now let as see what lies beyond that pretty face. The main hardware component of the device is the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor backed by an equally good 16GB DDR4 RAM. This can be boosted to 3.5GHz frequency. The graphics performance is boosted by NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics. The hard drive consists of the high speed SSD type storage which is known to be much efficient and faster than conventional hard drive types. As a result, you can fly through quick load times and fast application loads.
Connectivity and Battery
As far connectivity is concerned, the ZenBook UX430 has USB Type-C or USB-C, which is an advanced type of part that allows one to attach a device easily. Not only that, it is faster by ten times when compared to the older USB 2.0 ports. The device also has a USB 3.1, Micro HDMI, and an SD card slot. Now you can connect any type of devices to your laptop without any restrictions. There is also the much useful fingerprint sensor for easy and instant access to your computer. It is secure and at the same time, you can toss the login password to trash. All you have to do is tap on the sensor and leave the rest to the ZenBook. The battery in this ZenBook is good enough to last a whole day. It consists of a 50 50Wh lithium-polymer battery that provides up to 9 hours of usage. These types of Lithium-polymer batteries can go through hundreds of charge cycles much more than standard batteries.