Our opinion on the Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI202W
Thin and light, the versatile silver laptop Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI202W The 14-inch IPS Full HD sRGB touchscreen with more faithful colors than average benefits from the powerful AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics module capable of running light games. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage that improves its responsiveness, this laptop running Windows 11 is equipped with a backlit keyboard, an infrared webcam for facial recognition and USB-C connectivity.
Best known price: €899
Features of Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI202W
|screen(s)||14″ Full HD IPS LED touch NanoEdge thin edges 400cd/m² 100% sRGB (1920×1080, touch)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 45W)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 4266 MHz|
|Graphics card||AMD Radeon Vega 8|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|plug||1 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via infrared webcam|
|Sound system||2 Harman Kardon speakers, SonicMaster|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 63Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||1.3 kg / 319 x 210 x 15.8|
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI202W against the competition
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI202W is currently offered by Asus France and is positioned as one of the most powerful in terms of processor in its category, where it is also one of the only ones to offer a touch screen as well as an infrared webcam.
Chassis, connector, screen of the Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI202W
Rugged with its compliance with the US military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G, this thin and light versatile laptop that can be recharged to 60% in 49 minutes has an original elegant look with its silver chassis that raises 3° forward when it is opened by its ErgoLift hinge.
The connectivity integrated in this laptop is good, including 2 USB-C (against 1 maximum normally), a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or a TV for example, Wi-Fi ac wireless modules and Bluetooth 5.0 to remote connections and communication, an audio port or 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible), guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a peripheral device is connected to USB 3.0.
Since an infrared webcam is integrated as well as a TPM security chip, you can authenticate yourself biometrically via Windows Hello and this by facial recognition.
The keys on the chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is handy to better distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.
The screen is characterized by its tactile aspect that allows interaction with the system and the software by simply applying at least one finger on it and this by pressure/gestures.
Due to its tactile aspect, the screen is brighter than an anti-reflective panel, which means more reflections in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors), but also revived colors.
The screen also displays more faithful than average colors and significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS specifications. The screen is also suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD resolution and its 16:9 format.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI202W
The Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI202W is a thin and light compact laptop designed for daily use and performance in terms of processor.
It contains one of the most powerful mobile processors, the AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne.
It offers the advantage of providing faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core in areas that require CPU resources using multicore, such as photo editing or video editing.
The Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core is here paired with 8GB of RAM to deliver solid overall performance capable of satisfying a maximum of users.
On the other hand, gamers will go their way, as will those who need a lot of graphics power.
No dedicated GPU on board here. All the graphics are therefore controlled by Radeon Vega 8, a solution directly integrated into Ryzen 7, and thanks to which you can view photos and videos, but also play light titles.
Best known price: €899
Storage is entrusted to a silent SSD, but also less energy than a hard drive, more robust and much faster.
In practice, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the processing is much faster, especially as well as the launch of applications and start / stop, and we reach the cards for online games faster.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD that can hold a lot of files and software, which corresponds to the standard capacity offered by hard drives.
But if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage device. Choosing a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
In terms of autonomy, count on approximately 7 hours of battery life with light use for this elegant silver-colored mobile computer with a powerful processor whose compactness, finesse and lightness make it easy to transport.