Unleash your creative power There's never been a laptop like the all-powerful, all-conquering ZenBook Pro 14. It's backlit, too, and it sports a convenient vertical row of Home, Page Up, Page Down, and End keys. The Asus ZenBook Pro 14 offers a lot of style, performance, and power for your money and the ScreenPad trackpad-cum-secondary display is a fun, attention-grabbing feature. Centrino Logo, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel Viiv, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, Viiv Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U. Colors of products may not be perfectly accurate due to variations caused by photography and monitor settings. With any ZenBook, your comfort is one of the top design priorities, ZenBook Pro 14 goes the extra mile with its exclusive ErgoLift hinge, an engineering masterpiece designed to automatically tilt the keyboard to the most comfortable typing position.
The chiclet-style keys feature adjustable backlighting, 1. I could see every wrinkle and indentation in his face and every piece of stubble. While it will certainly make you stand out in a coffee shop, more developers need to support it to fulfill its potential, but then again, you could argue that Apple's touchbar is a failure and even touchscreens on laptops are not killer features for most. This is markedly different from the finish on Apple's Touch Bar, which clearly betrays the border between the screen and its housing when it's hit directly with bright light. Actual battery life may vary depending on product configuration, usage, operational conditions and power management settings. The next figure shows how well the display is able to reproduce really dark parts of an image, which is essential when watching movies or playing games in low ambient light. Need a Tiny Second Display? Why buy the Asus ZenBook Pro 15? Say hello to the intelligent touchpad ScreenPad is an exciting new way to work with your laptop.
You do this by pressing the Fn-F6 key combination. Product specifications may differ from country to country. That won't get you through a full day of work, but neither is it significantly worse than the Razer's time of 7:36. Asus ZenBook Pro 14 review: design and build quality Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Asus know how to make a good-looking laptop, that's been well established for a number of years now, and the ZenBook Pro 14 isn't a disappointment in that regard. Dirt Rally fared well too — not quite as good as Mordor, but I hit average frame rates of 41.
It can change functions automatically when you switch apps, and you can create your own shortcuts. For comparison, the , very much a fully fledged gaming laptop, gave us a FireStrike score of 11,624. It's capable of shaming many desktops, and its high-performance processor, ultrafast storage and gaming-grade graphics let you blitz through the most demanding tasks faster than ever before. You have to be careful not to throw it from the edge of the desk we almost did that, yikes. It's a clever way to mimic the two-display setup I have going at work and saved me the trouble of having to lug around a mobile display.
As thin as the bezels are, there's still room for a webcam at the top of the screen. They come with 6 Months Warranty. This sees your desktop mirrored on the ScreenPad itself. A little light word processing an emailing would knock the battery life down by about 10 percent an hour on the default settings, we found; a hour of Netflix streaming with the volume at a reasonable level would see around a 20 percent decrease. Heat With its all-metal chassis, the ZenBook Pro 15 can get a little hot under the collar.
The screen can be considered Retina when viewed from at least 23 cm. The 15-inch model, 4K display and all, costs significantly more. The biggest drawback of the ScreenPad becomes obvious after a few minutes of playing with it. A menu along the top allows you to open a quick launcher menu, or fire up apps, and you can even pick a photo background for your touchpad. In the States the 15. The ZenBook Pro did manage to beat out the Microsoft Surface Book 2 in tablet form 3:12. Verdict All of the expectations here were justified.
From there, I dragged a window with my Facebook feed down to the ScreenPad while I wrote the review and let a wireless mouse take over navigation duties. As with most laptops, this results in a lot of the sound either being absorbed or bouncing off the surface of the desk, but rest the ZenBook Pro 15 up on your lap and you get a better appreciation for the sound quality here. Along with the mobile friendly screen size this Asus also comes packed with above average specifications and below we will look at these and more and as we breakdown the benefits and downsides to this model. In short, it's a powerful machine that's going to eat up day-to-day tasks and perform very well with high-end, demanding tasks too. The burning question, of course, is whether Asus can get enough developers to specifically support the ScreenPad. The same goes for watching movies. The four cores are clocked between 1.
We had the ZenBook Pro duplicate 4. The ZenBook Pro 14 has an 86 percent screen-to-body ratio thanks to slender strips of the black stuff to its edges, which ensures a small overall footprint and attractive aesthetic. My only real gripe here, as with the ZenBook 15, is that the Function keys are teeny tiny. Of course, as with every laptop, you've got ways to extend battery life by dimming the screen and so on — Asus quotes 12. The diagonal of the ScreenPad is 5.
And if you take a glance under the Fn key, you'll see a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint scanner. ScreenPad mode is the main feature here. Here, the ZenBook Pro 14 would give me more than enough power to get through a typical nine hour working day unplugged. Asus offers a one-year warranty for the ZenBook Pro. In case you want to toggle the top row of keys between HotKeys and Function, there's the Asus Keyboard HotKey Utility.