News good deal Laptop sales: the Asus 13-inch ultrabook finally affordable!
Are you tired of breaking your back carrying around the 3 Kg of your 15-inch laptop and its charger? Do you want to take your PC with you all the time and everywhere, and mobility is more important to you than raw performance? Not planning to play any games (other than CS:GO or Fortnite)? Then the sales on this ASUS ultrabook could well seduce you.
If you are looking for a perfect laptop for a student, or to accompany you everywhere in your nomadic lifestyle, the following promotion may well interest you. Indeed, as part of the summer sales, the ASUS Zenbook 13 ultrabook sees its price melt like snow in the sun. Initially displayed at €879, this PC goes to €799, which is rather bad considering the on-board configuration, and the super compact format of the machine.
It all starts with a 13.3 inch diagonal panel. Yes, it’s compact, but it’s a sacrifice made to ensure the laptop’s compact size. No concessions have been made on the quality of the image, since we have a 550 Nits FHD OLED panel covering 100% of the DCI-P3 spectrum. Clearly, the images should be superb, even if the players will have to settle for a refresh rate of only 60Hz.
Sales: the ASUS Zenbook 13″ OLED laptop loses €80!
That said, the Zenbook is not cut out for gaming, as its modest configuration reveals, which focuses above all on offering maximum battery life. At the heart of the chassis is an Intel i5-1135G7 processor. It is a quad-core chip with hyperthreading (eight threads therefore) released in 2020, therefore having 10nm SuperFin engraving. This allows the processor to climb to 4.2Ghz in boost, but above all to settle for a ridiculous power consumption of 28watts. The bad news is that there is obviously no dedicated graphics card, so you will have to settle for the Intel Xe graphics chipset. The latter is quite minimalist with 80 Cu and a maximum frequency of 1.3Ghz.
Clearly, we can play CS: GO or Fortnite in 60 fps, but not much more recent or more demanding. Moreover, like any good chipset, no dedicated memory is present, and it will therefore be necessary to rely on RAM which is not present in quantity. The Zenbook is content with only 8GB of DDR4, which limits use to office automation. Since we are talking about limited memory, we must also mention the poor storage space endowment with an SSD of only 256GB.
However, the Zenbook will undoubtedly do the job thanks to honest performance in office use, and thanks to its dimensions which allow it to be forgotten. Aim instead: 1.14Kg (a 15 inch traditionally weighs more than 2Kg) on the scale, and 1.4cm thick. In short, the kind of machine you can slip into your bag without suffering. Asus promises up to 13 hours of autonomy, while the battery allows fast-charging which recovers 60% of battery in just 49 minutes.
On the peripheral level, the Zenbook offers everything you would expect from a modern laptop, with a 720p microphone/webcam combo for videoconferencing. The wireless is managed by a Bluetooth 5.0 module, while a Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) card allows you to enjoy good speeds. Connectivity level, it will be necessary to be content with the union minimum with an HDMI 2.0b output, two thunderbolt 4.0 sockets (USB-C + recharging therefore), a USB 3.2 Type A input and even a MicroSD memory card reader (which therefore allows increase available storage space). Please note that no 3.5mm jack is available, which means that you will have to use a USB or bluetooth headset.
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