Feb 10 2023

Review: ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Is the Powerful Processor You Need to Work from Anywhere

With its sleek, compact look and high-powered computing, the latest Zenbook is ideal for work from anywhere set ups.

Notebooks are the centerpiece of many employees’ worlds, especially in the era of digital work, and employees need them to be lightweight and fast. The new Asus Zenbook Pro 14 is a sleek system that includes a powerful processor and features that surpass those on many desktop computers.

The Zenbook includes a solid-state drive that has no moving parts, hardening it against bumps while on the road and keeping stored data safe. I took the ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 on several business trips across the country. It was hardly noticeable in my travel bag, yet it proved itself powerful enough to help me accomplish all my required tasks in airport lounges, guest offices, coffee shops and hotel rooms.

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In addition to the fast AMD Ryzen 9 processor, the laptop has HDMI, USB-A and USB-C ports to support peripherals. It even comes with a microSD card reader and an audio jack for extra functionality. Both USB-C ports support Thunderbolt 4, so I was able to quickly connect the ASUS to 4K monitors to show all the razzle-dazzle built into my presentations.

Even when no external monitor is available, the NanoEdge FHD display provides stunningly clear and bright visuals in nearly any lighting conditions. I also used it to present during a webinar, and viewers commented on the high quality of that presentation.

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How Did the Asus Zenbook Score Against Our Stress Test? 

1. High Processing Power. Back in the lab, I stress-tested the ASUS Zenbook by running graphically intensive videos for more than 20 hours while processing large computations from a custom database. I didn’t detect any buffering, lagging or glitching in the videos.

2. Impressive Battery Life. On the road, I was getting up to 10 hours of runtime with normal use. When pushed to the maximum for performance testing, the ASUS still lasted for 6.5 hours.

3. Automatic Security. The ASUS is also secure. Windows Hello, combined with an integrated infrared camera, supports passwordless login, and the system can automatically log you out when you step away.

4. Streamlined utility. The edge-to-edge ergonomic keyboard allows for comfortable typing and easy data entry thanks to the innovative ASUS NumberPad and the LED-illuminated numeric keypad. It’s every bit as easy to work with as a desktop computer with a full-size keyboard.

With computing power and reliability from notebooks like the ASUS Zenbook, employees will be armed with a key tool that can help them and their companies succeed. 


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