ASUS ZenBook Pro13: Ultra Portable, Ultra Light Laptop

ASUS ZenBook Pro13: Ultra Portable, Ultra Light Laptop

December 19, 2018

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It is a well built laptop made up of Magnesium-Aluminum alloy. It is light weight and thin, weighing in about 0.98 kg and 13.9 mm thick. The front features a 13.3-inch FullHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and 80% screen-to-body ratio. It has a backlit chiclet style keyboard with 1.4mm travel. The front has a VGA webcam and the laptop also has fingerprint support for security.


All this is powered by the 8th Gen Intel i5 / i7 U Series processors. One version has the Intel Core i5-8250U processor with a base clock speed of 2.2 GHz and Turbo boost up to 3.4 GHz. The other model has an Intel Core i7-8550U with a base clock of 1.8 GHz and a Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz. The Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620  takes care of all the graphic duties of both the versions of the laptop with no dedicated graphics in built. This is suitable for light games but don,t expect it to any triple A title with ease. The multitasking department is taken care of by the 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM in all versions. Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 Home is the operating system provided with the laptop.


Regarding the storage, there are two variations one having a 256GB SATA3 M.2 SSD and the other having a 512GB PCIE Gen3X4 SSD with the i5 variant available in both storage configurations while the i7 variant is available in the 512 GB configuration only.




In the I/O side of things it has the following ports available

  • 1x Type-C USB 3.0 Gen 1(USB3.1 GEN1*/GEN2*)

  • 2x Type-A USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 GEN1)

  • 1x MicroSD card slot

  • 1x HDMI

  • 1x Headphone-out jack

  • 1x audio jack COMBO

In the wireless connectivity front the laptop has Integrated 802.11 AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.


The sound department has built-in Stereo 1 W Speakers And array Microphone with ASUS SonicMaster Technology tuned by Harman Kardon.


A 3-cell 50Wh lithium-polymer battery supply up to 15 hours of battery-life as claimed by the company. A 45W battery adapter is provided to charge the battery up.


The Zenbook Pro15 with Intel Core i7-8750H is available for purchase with a price tag of Rs. 2,02,990, while the one with Intel Core i9-8950HK  is priced at Rs. 2,35,990.


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