ASUS ZenBook 14 UX431FA-EH55 with the 10th generation of the i5-10210U model is an ultra-thin light and light ultrabook. Moreover, it offers sufficient power for all your daily projects, and it is pretty sturdy. This is the short version of this review.
This utopia blue model packs Intel Core CPU, the 8GB of memory, and 512GB SSD. All these ZenBook series are known to be very reliable as they are tested in line with the US military standard.
Find the main specs of this laptop in this table
ASUS ZenBook 14 UX431FA-EH55 Specs
|Product||ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra Thin and Light Laptop, 4-Way NanoEdge 14” FHD, Intel Core i5-10210U, 8GB RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10 Home, Utopia Blue, UX431FA-EH55|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Display||14″ Full-HD screen with 1920×1080 resolution|
|Processor||1.6GHz 10th Gen Intel i5-10210U (Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz)|
|Graphics||Intel UHD 620|
|Storage||1x 512GB SSD|
Intel Core i5-10210U Processor
With the 10th gen of the i5 processor chip (i5-10210U), this device has enough power to perform daily computing tasks. Paired with the 512GB SSD and the onboard 8GB of RAM, this ultrabook will be able to process your data very quickly. So are the login and booting time, it only needs seconds.
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Due to its integrated Graphic card, the Intel UHD Graphics 620, this ASUS ZenBook thin and light laptop will perform pretty well for a mid-range Graphics. It’s clear though that you cannot expect this ultrabook to work like a gaming machine that has a dedicated GPU.
This said you cannot get great performance when playing AAA games. The good thing is, this GPU makes the laptop producing less heat, becoming an energy-efficient device, having better battery life. If you are an entrepreneur who looks for an exceptional 25 plus battery life, check out the ASUS ExpertBook.
In short, it can give you the performance for the money you spent.
For a gaming machine from this manufacturer, we recommend this one (ASUS TUF A15 with dedicated GPU, the RTX 2060).
ZenBook UX431FA Tips
✅ Can you upgrade the RAM?
No, unfortunately, you cannot as it is soldered on the motherboard and it does not come with an empty slot. However, you can replace the existing SSD with a new one.
Generally, ASUS is a very well known brand which usually designs their products very well. This UX431FA-EH55 unit is not different.
The unibody is made from brush Aluminum with blue and grey-ish which they call it Utopia Blue. The color and overall design look very trendy and premium. On top of all, it is a durable device.
ASUS installed a 14″ FHD (Full-HD at 1920×1080 screen resolution) display. Looking for a 13″ ultrabook? No problem this ZenBook 13″ is the newer model when this post was published. Or get the 15″ if you need more view on a screen,
The NanoEdge design gives this laptop only 0.25-inch slim bezels on all four of its screen sides. This 0.25″ super-slim bezel makes the 86% screen-to-body ratio possible to have with this ultrabook. These slim features will enhance your visual experience while using this laptop.
In terms of colors, the screen produces fairly vivid colors with 100% sRGB, which will display all of your content in crispy quality.
There isn’t a number pad on the keyboard, which is very normal for a 14″ notebook, but it is a chiclet-style keyboard and a backlit one. The color tone of the keys somehow matches the unibody. Typing on the keyboard will you comfort typing experience, thanks to the ErgoLift hinge which will raise the keyboard about 3 degrees up.
This ErgoLift technology gives many advantages, providing typing comfort, giving the device space to breath underneath, and to improve the sound quality.
The touchpad has the fingerprint reader on the top right corner to enable you to log into your notebook in seconds. The touchpad is also responsive and has a Windows precision driver.
One thing to notice is the form of the “Return” key. It is different than any standard one. So you will need to get used to it, as with other new keyboards on a 14-inch notebook.
With this UX431FA-EH55 ZenBook 14, you can locate the SD card slot, the 3.5mm audio combo, and the USB 2 port on the right-hand side. Then on the left, you will see the power connector, an HDMI port, 1x USB 3, and USB-C port.
There isn’t an ethernet port, which is also very normal with thin and light laptops but it has WiFi 5 feature.
You will also like the full-size HDMI and SD card reader slots.
ASUS ZenBook 14 with the i5-10210U model is a durable and light laptop. It has the build quality which is comparable to MacBooks. The fingerprint scanner and backlit keyboard functions are big bonuses, especially when you type in the low-light rooms.
This ultrabook also passed the US military-grade test which shows its durability with all of its features. The 10th gen of Intel processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD storage are capable enough to perform mid to high computing tasks without any problem.
For this price, the UX431FA-EH55 packs a lot of power!