#kamisukareview – ASUS re-introducing the ZenBook Classic series in Indonesia. Is the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425), which is a premium laptop with an ultra-thin design but still carries a complete port.
The presence of ZenBook 14 (UM425) complements the lineup of ASUS laptops that carry the Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series processor after being introduced to the ASUS gaming laptop line.
ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425) With AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series
“ASUS 'main mission is to provide the best user experience through the latest technology. With the presence of the ZenBook 14 (UM425), Indonesian consumers now have the option of having a premium laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series processor, ”said Jimmy Lin, Regional Director of ASUS Southeast Asia.
“The combination of the ZenBook and AMD's latest 7nm processor produces a laptop that is not only compact, lightweight and premium, but also has fast performance.”
Equipped with Pre-Installed Office
ZenBook 14 (UM425) is a laptop designed so that users can be more productive anywhere. Besides being equipped with best-in-class specifications and modern features, ZenBook 14 (UM425) now comes with Microsoft Office Pre-Installed.
Thus, you no longer need to install other office applications or even use pirated applications because the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425) already includes the original Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 application and can be used forever.
Microsoft Office is the best office application in the world and is used as a standard application in processing office data and documents by most institutions in the world.
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 consists of three main applications, namely Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Besides being equipped with the latest Office features, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 can also be continuously updated so that you can be free from various threats of security holes and malware.
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 is available free of charge or at no additional cost.
Luxury and Premium
ZenBook is a premium line of laptops from ASUS that have been presented with the best quality designs and materials in its class from the start. ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425) uses aluminum alloy.
It is formed with a very precise diamond-cut design, which makes the body look more luxurious and has a strong premium impression.
One of the hallmarks of ZenBook is back on the ZenBook 14 (UM425), which is the “Zen” design that circles on the back of the screen. This design was made through a long process with special finishing so that the ZenBook 14 (UM425) looks more beautiful.
ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425) also comes with a very thin and compact body. Its thickness is only 14.3mm so it is more flexible to carry around. Apart from that, ZenBook 14 (UM425) is also very light.
Because it uses a body made from aluminum alloy, ZenBook 14 (UM425) appears weighing only 1.22Kg. Traveling on the ZenBook 14 (UM425) won't hurt your shoulders and you certainly don't need to use a laptop bag that's a big one.
ZenBook 14 (UM425) is again equipped with a 3D IR camera that supports the Windows Hello feature. Thanks to this camera, you can enter the system without having to type a password.
Just let ZenBook 14 (UM425) scan the face and you will be given access to the system. Windows Hello not only makes the login process easier and faster, but also more secure.
The camera is mounted on a very thin screen top bezel. The thin bezel thanks to the NanoEdge Display technology on ZenBook 14 (UM425) allows this laptop to appear with a screen that has a screen-to-body ratio of up to 90%.
ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425) doesn't just look luxurious and elegant. This laptop also has a very sturdy body and has been certified to pass the US military standard test (MIL-STD 810G).
ZenBook 14 (UX425) has passed a variety of military-standard tests, from functional tests at altitudes up to more than 15,000 feet, drop tests from a height of 100mm while on and tested at every drop angle, to operational tests at low temperatures of up to -33 degrees Celsius.
Comfortable to use
ZenBook 14 (UM425) is specially designed with user comfort in mind. That's why ASUS brings an edge-to-edge keyboard feature. This feature makes the keyboard on the ZenBook 14 (UM425) present to both sides of the body.
This means that ZenBook 14 (UM425) has a wider format keyboard and larger keys. Thanks to this feature, typing is more comfortable on ZenBook 14 (UM425).
Apart from being a wider designed keyboard, ZenBook 14 (UM425) also has a feature called ErgoLift which also makes typing more comfortable.
Just like in other ZenBook variants, ErgoLift is a feature that makes the main body of ZenBook 14 (UM425) lifted and forms a three-degree angle when in use.
This makes the typing position more ergonomic, as well as improves cooling performance thanks to the extra air space created from the raised main body position.
For those of you who still like to use numpad, the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425) also offers the NumberPad 2.0 feature. Features that have previously been introduced in various lines of ASUS laptops.
This time it comes not only with a brightness control button when Numpad mode is used, but the control button can now also be used to open the calculator application in Windows 10 Home.
Even Easier Thanks to Complete Connectivity
A laptop with a super compact body doesn't mean that it always comes with a limited number and types of ports and ASUS has proven that. ZenBook 14 (UM425) still comes with USB Type-A and HDMI ports.
Thus, you can still use accessories that still use USB Type-A and connect ZenBook 14 (UM425) to an external monitor without having to use a USB dongle.
As a modern laptop, ZenBook 14 (UM425) is of course equipped with a USB Type-C port. Two ports are present on this laptop and support USB Power Delivery technology. This means that this laptop can be charged via the USB Type-C port.
ZenBook 14 (UM425) is also equipped with wireless connectivity using WiFi 6 (802.11ax). This latest generation of WiFi has higher data transfer rates and lower latency.
ASUS also presents a WiFi Master feature that allows ZenBook 14 (UM425) to be able to better capture WiFi signals. Supporting WiFi 6, there is also Bluetooth 5.0 which can be used to connect various accessories ranging from headphones to wireless mice.
Fast Performance, Smooth Work
ZenBook 14 (UM425) is powered by a processor up to Ryzen 7 4700U which has an 8-core configuration and has a boost clock of up to 4.1GHz. This configuration is perfect for an ultrabook like the ZenBook 14 (UM425) because it ensures fast performance and doesn't waste power.
The large number of cores also ensures that this laptop can be used for multitasking activities. Equipped with an integrated AMD Radeon Graphics graphics chip, ZenBook 14 (UM425), you can also enjoy a variety of entertainment and multimedia content comfortably on this laptop.
Accompanying the processor, ZenBook 14 (UM425) is also equipped with 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 SSD storage. The storage is not only very fast so it can make application loading times and booting shorter, but also more resilient.
This is because SSDs have no moving components and depend entirely on NAND Flash chips so they are much more resilient than HDDs.
For memory, the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425) relies on the latest LPDDR4X RAM module with a capacity of up to 16GB. The memory capacity is more spacious and faster than the LPDDR3X, making ZenBook 14 (UM425) even more agile.
Various applications can run very smoothly, even very optimal for multitasking.
All day work without the need for a charger
Although compact, ZenBook 14 (UM425) has a battery capacity of up to 67Whr which can last up to 16 hours. One of the reasons the ZenBook 14 (UM425) battery life is so long is thanks to the use of low-power components.
Using a 7nm AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series processor which comes with an integrated GPU that is already powerful to meet everyday computing needs.
ZenBook 14 (UM425) also supports USB Power Delivery technology. This technology allows battery charging via the USB Type-C port available on this laptop.
In addition to simplifying the charging process, USB Power Delivery technology also allows you to use a power bank to recharge this laptop battery. Thanks to the long battery life, you no longer have to worry about your day on the move.
Price of ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425)
The price of the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425) is set at IDR 17,299,000 (Ryzen 7 variant) IDR 14,299,000 (Ryzen 5 variant). The presence of ZenBook 14 (UM425) complements the lineup of ASUS laptops that carry the Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series processor after being introduced to the ASUS gaming laptop line.
ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425) Specifications
|Main Spec.||ZenBook 14 (UM425)|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen ™ 7 4700U Processor 2.0 GHz (8M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz)AMD Ryzen ™ 5 4500U Processor 2.3 GHz (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home with Office Pre Installed|
|Memory||16GB LPDDR4X (Ryzen 7 variant)8GB LPDDR4X (Ryzen 5 variant)|
|Storage||512GB M.2 NVMe ™ PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD|
|Display||14.0 ″ (16: 9) IPS FHD (1980 x 1080), 100% sRGB, Anti-glare, NanoEdge Display|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon ™ Graphics|
|Input / Output||1x HDMI 2.0a, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, Micro SD card reader|
|Camera||HD camera with IR function to support Windows Hello|
|Connectivity||Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +) (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2 * 2|
|Audio||Smart Amp Technology, Built-in array microphone, harman / kardon certified|
|Battery||67WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion|
|Dimension||31.90 x 21.00 x 1.43 ~ 1.43 cm|
|Colors||Pine Gray, Lilac Mist|
|Price||IDR 17,299,000 (Ryzen 7 variant) IDR 14,299,000 (Ryzen 5 variant)|
|Warranty||2 years global warranty|