Ultrabooks had been an enormous hit in the market of personal computer technology and also had fundamentally constructive reviews from most people, specifically for the users who are productive and active.
So, there are many kinds of laptops or notebook on these present days. However, choosing the right one that is fit for your needs may take a little time before deciding.
Asus is one of the most famous names or brands in the laptop world, and recently they’re also has been doubling down on narrow bezels at a quicker pace.
And, they proved it with the new ZenBook family. The new Zenbook line includes the model of UX333 (13.3-inch), UX433 (14.0-inch), and UX533 (15.6-inch). These units present almost similar design features.
- Brand: Asus
- Product: Asus ZenBook
- Screen Size: 13.3 inch
- Item Model Number: UX333FA-DH51
- Color: Dark Royal Blue
- Weight(lbs) : 2.4
- Optical Drive Type: None
- Editor’s Rate: 8.5 out of 10
Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA-DH51
The Aus ZenBook UX333 is part of Asus new NanoEdge narrow-bezel in Ultrabook type of laptop. So, today’s review unit is on the Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA, and you’ll find this ultraportable laptop is world’s smallest modern notebooks you can find in stores as of late 2018 and the beginning of 2019.
Not only Asus has modernized the ZenBook line with a whole new design, including the compact build, and redesigned hinge. But more than that, they’ve also added a unique built-in LED- illuminated number pad right into the touchpad.
Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA-DH51 comes with the latest 8th generation of Intel Core i5-8265U processor, 8GB LPDDR3 onboard memory, 256 GB SSD (Solid State Drive) of storage capacity, and integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics.
If someone wants to compare this unit to the other 13 inches laptops, the Ultrabook laptops such as the Huawei MateBook X Pro, Dell XPS 13, HP Spectre 13, Lenovo Yoga C930, and many others are the best and direct contestant for this unit. Even with all these rivals, the Asus ZenBook 13 can stand out from the crowd.
- Screen Size: 13.3 Inch
- Screen Display: Wide-View Full HD 4-Way Nano-Edge Bezel Display
- Resolution: 1920×1080
- Max Resolution: 1920×1080 pixels
- Dimensions: 11.9 x 7.4 x 0.7 Inches
- Processor: 8th generation Intel Core i5-8265U
- Processor Count: 4 (Quad-Core)
- Base Performance: 1.6 GHz
- Max Performance: 3.9 GHz
- Graphics Card: Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Card Description: Integrated
- Storage Type: SSD (Solid-State Drive)
- Storage Capacity: 256 GB
- RAM/Memory: 8 GB LPDDR3
- Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
- Optical Drive: No
- Finger Print: No
- MicroSD Slot: Yes
- Webcam: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Wireless: Gigabit Wi-Fi
Style & Design
This notebook is providing a full display in a 13.3-inch laptop. As Asus has improved the structural design, it’ll give their user experience the difference in style of the full view screen quality compared to the other notebook rival in this category.
It’s the world’s smallest 13-inch laptop at the moment. And, just as described above, with the new bezels and some other design modifications this is a seriously small, light, and compact ZenBook laptop.
And even when compared to the great 13-inch laptops like MateBook X Pro and XPS 13 9370, the ZenBook 13 UX333FA unit is also lighter, weighing just around 1.09 kg or 2.4 pounds with the quality screen. The manufacturer utilizes the ErgoLift technology that also can find on the other ZenBook unit.
However, compared to its closest rival the Dell XPS 13 (0.3-0.5 inches), for some users with 1.70 cm (0.67 inches) of thickness, it may be a little thicker, but it is still contemplated as an ultrabook though.
Our comments about the UX433 body apply here for the UX333. Not only the Asus ZenBook 13 UX333 is featuring impressive portability for its design but also, sturdy aluminum material with a premium quality build.
Painted by the dark royal-blue color makes it one of the elegant, glossy, and durable ultrabooks at the moment. Maybe, ZenBook 13 UX333 slightly resilient than the UX433 since this unit is the smaller variant.
Keyboard & Trackpad
For production task such as word-processing, this unit offers the full-size of a backlit keyboard. According to the manufacturer, they claim it’ll deliver an excellent typing experience with the improved typing position.
The chiclet-style backlit keyboard has a well-spaced layout and has the 1.4 mm amount of keys travel. Besides, with the exclusive ErgoLift hinge, it is an engineering masterpiece designed to tilt at the perfect angle for comfort.
The virtual illuminated number pad as found on the ZenBook 14 can also be found here on this laptop touchpad. However, the touchpad comes with the mentioned unit is smaller than the touchpad on the XPS 13, and for some user, it’s slightly too small for them to use it comfortably.
As for the connectivity, it remains similar to the ZenBook 14 UX433FA. Even though it’s thin and light, the ZenBook 13 provided by two USB-A ports, one 2.0 and one 3.1, along with one USB-C 3.1.
On the left edges, you’ll find a power jack, an HDMI 1.4 port, one USB 3.1 port, and one USB Type-C port, while the right side features a microSD card slot, one USB 2.0 port, and a headphone jack.
There’s no Thunderbolt 3 on the chassis, but its sensible for the prices given with the ZenBook 13 and sometimes even for some expensive laptops don’t have it.
Similar to Asus ZenBook 14, the system of the front camera or webcam comes with Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA is only at 720 pixels quality which most of the modern laptops has.
Fortunately, the manufacturer also claims the advanced infrared (IR) camera on ZenBook 14 has see-in-the-dark capabilities that ensure fast, reliable hands-free face login with Windows Hello.
And, the mics and the IR camera will prove quite useful for logging into Windows and chatting with either Alexa or Cortana.
Screen & Display
As for the screen and display quality, with a whole new modification, it gives us one of the most full of view screen in a 13-inch laptop. And to be precise, the 95 percent design of the screen-to-body rate almost forms a full-screen display without the border.
Plus, it comes with 100 percent of sRGB color, wide-view technology, Full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels max screen resolutions, and 4-way Nano-edge bezel Display which makes any visuals more immersive, with less distraction for the eyes.
However, this device does not have the touch screen capabilities, and, in addition to that, the display is clearly with its standard brightness of just 262 nits is than the MateBook X Pro and Dell XPS 13 screen brightness.
Asus claims this device powered by a high-capacity battery that would not let you down. There’s a 50 watt-hour battery inside the ZenBook UX333FA model, and that’s not a massive battery, yet not small, and this laptop is well configured to take advantage of it.
The ultrabook is intended for extended battery life, especially the smaller screen sizes. Judging from its battery capacity you can expect 9 to 10 hours for regular use, so, you can use this lappy all day long. So far, most of its users are very satisfied with the battery life and performance.
Powered by the latest generation of Intel Core i5-8265U processor with 8GB of memory, this laptop you can efficiently run multiple Google Chrome tabs and watch video online without any issues.
Also, with an SSD type of storage, it can boot and transfer data faster than the traditional mechanical HDD. The unit under review comes with Core i5-8265U processor and with an Intel UHD 620 graphics that cost around $850.
So, it is not really for gaming purpose which means the Intel UHD 620 is only adequate for older 3D titles and, even then, but, runs with at lower settings.
Besides, this unit is not only design for beauty, elegant, and ultraportable characters, but also stronger for operation in harsh environments, including extreme altitudes, temperatures, and humidity.