Appearance wise, this ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FA-AB77 has royal blue case color with shiny gold ASUS logo on it. It stands out from the rest which usually has black or silver-grey color. From the box, it has a cloth to protect your laptop’s screen or keyboard.
The laptop itself is a 13-inch device, which is really small and thin. If you wish to get the 17″ thin ultrabook, check out LG Gram the 2020 version on this web page. This ZenBook 13″ ultrabook weighs only over 2.5 pounds and is about 0.7-inch razor thin. It’s as small as an A4 paper!
It has thin looks due to its slim case and premium design. The lightweight design makes this laptop very portable. You will love how smooth are the edges. The smooth edges give comfort feeling while carrying it. Due to the slim form factor, you will mostly forget that you have this ultrabook in your bag.
What comes with this royal blue ASUS Zenbook 13 UX333FA i7 model are the laptop, laptop’s sleeve, manuals, power adapter, and the USB to ethernet converter. The power adapter is really tiny, so it is nice to carry it around with the laptop should you need to carry them around. This compact form factor is beneficial if you travel a lot with your laptop. Taking in and out of your bag, for instance in the airport’s security is a breeze.
Connectivity1x full-size HDMI, 3x USB, 1x Micro-SD
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8565U CPU|
|Memory||On board 16GB LPDDR3 SDRAM|
|Graphics Card||Intel UHD Graphics|
|Storage||512GB PCIe SSD|
|Display||13.3″ IPS NanoEdge full-HD 1920x1080p, 16:9 Aspect Ratio|
|Pros & Cons||VIEW|
The display has NanoEdge technology. Which is almost frameless. Due to its super-slim, almost bezel-less it has an impressive 95% screen-to-body ratio. The tiny bezel size is just about 2.8mm yet it still provides the 13.3-inch viewing screen. Although the bezel is super thin, ASUS still includes the webcam in the middle of the top frame. The webcam is not the best, but it still produces a decent quality of pictures or videos.
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The screen of this UX333FA-AB77 laptop is not a touchscreen but is an LED-backlight widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and full-HD 1920x1080p resolution. It features a 100% sRGB color gamut. The viewing angle supports a 178% angle horizontally and vertically.
The Exclusive ErgoLift Hinge
They designed this ASUS UX333FA-AB77 to comes with the exclusive ErgoLift hinge. This technology will automatically push up the keyboard whenever you open your laptop’s lid. This will increase the height of about 3 degrees from the surface. This will make you having the most comfortable position when you are typing. As opposed to most laptops out there which lay flat whenever you are typing on them, which isn’t very comfortable. Consider the MSI GF75 2020 gaming laptop model if you are searching for one ergonomic gaming laptop.
Furthermore, this ErgoLift technology gives advantages in terms of audio and cooling features. The tiny decent speakers are located on the bottom of this UX333FA-AB77. The manufacturer has precisely calculated this tilting angle so that it can improve the airflow of the cooling system from your laptop.
Opening multi tabs on your screen or intense computing jobs, like video editing, video conference, as well as uploading and downloading files will kick the fans for a few minutes but that’s all. Your laptop won’t generate any heat or to be exhausted.
Inside this ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FA-AB77, is the 8th generation of the Intel i7 processor. The 15W Intel i7-8565U comes with integrated 14nm 16GB Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU, 16GB LPDDR3 onboard RAM, and a 512GB PCIe SSD storage makes the laptop more than snappy to complete your everyday computing tasks.
If you plan to game more than this laptop was designed, choose the UX334FLC-AH79 version that has the GeForce MX250 GPU. Though it will also cost you about 500 bucks more. See this following comparison;
The quad-core and 8-Threads Intel i7-8565U processor has 1.8GHz base clock speed, and can turbo boost up to 4.6GHz.
From the Cinebench R20 program that tests a laptop’s processor capabilities, it shows that this processor has more power than even the one-year younger AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U. The AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U was released April last year (2019). Meanwhile, the processor of this laptop was released in August 2018.
Despite it comes with a small and thin unibody from being a tiny 13-inch device, this ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FA-AB77 provides a nice selection of connectivity ports.
This Zenbook model packs 1x audio combo jack, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1, 1x USB-C 3.1 gen 2. There is also a full-sized HDMI port and a micro-SD card slot. The micro-SD slot is really useful if you work with the camera’s images a lot.
To connect your ZenBook UX333FA-AB77 to the internet, you can easily use the included USB to Ethernet adapter that comes with your laptop.
The keyboard has decent keys and fully backlit with the 3 levels of backlit settings. The keys are chiclet keys, and full-sized. Though there are several keys that are smaller than the others.
Typing on the ASUS UX333FA-AB77 model is comfortable enough despite being small as the laptop is. Below the main keys, you will have an interesting designed touchpad.
Due to its super small size, it does not come with a numeric pad. But to enhance your productivity, they designed the NumberPad, which is actually a touchpad that you can switch to be a number pad to help you working with numbers or data entry.
To switch it, just press down the top right corner of your touchpad, and you will see your NumberPad switched on and lighted up.
You can now work with your NumberPad just like using calculators.
Since it is the perfect choice for people who are always on the move while working, this ASUS UX333FA-AB77 has long-lasting battery life. Although it won’t exceed its ExpertBook line that gives 30 hours battery life (read about it here), this will still give you an impressive 7-8 hours battery life. With heavier tasks like video editing or light gaming, the battery will last for about 4-5 hours.
Speaking of gaming, this is not a gaming laptop so you won’t be able to play modern games titles with excellent settings.
However, if you don’t intend to play games heavily, you can still run for instance GTA 5 on it with lower setting since it does not have a dedicated graphics card for intense gaming.
There isn’t a fingerprint reader on this laptop. However, it has an impressive IR camera that works with Windows Hello facial recognition. This feature enables you to sign in to your laptop in a breeze as soon as you open the lid. Literally, it will take a second after the lid is opened. Of course, you can disable this feature.
One of the features that you will like is that this device comes with pre-installed Windows 10 Professional, which has more security features than the most laptop’s OS sold. One of them is the TPM security feature that you won’t find with other laptops that have Windows Home as their OS.
There is also a pre-installed anti-virus program that comes with the OS, the Windows Defender. You will also have the Microsoft Office free trial version, which you can use before the trial period ends.
This ASUS Zenbook 13 UX333FA i7 is a great buy for anyone who needs a thin and super-light notebook. It has premium design, more than adequate battery life and great default specs that you can use without needing to do the upgrade.
Unlike the other ultrabooks in the same category, this royal blue thin laptop has a full-sized HDMI port and more ports. Close to MacBook Air, just with half the price.
In summary, if you need a super-fast 13″ tiny laptop that packs four cores Intel processor and has great battery life that won’t cost you more than 1K then this ASUS ZenBook 13 UX333FA-AB77 is for you.