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ASUS ZenBook 13 UX325 Unboxing and Quick Hands-On

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When we’re asked what’s a good notebook for general work and some play, the first thing that comes to mind is the ZenBook 13. This line from ASUS just simply embodies everything you could be in the hunt for when you want a capable and reliable laptop. So here we are, unboxing it for you.

The box has ASUS’ signature concentric circle design.

ZenBook 13

When you lift that box open, you immediately see the ZenBook 13 UX235…

…along with a marketing sticker thing detailing some if its specs and features.

If you turn your attention to the ‘ceiling’ part of the box, you’ll this ZenBook+Environment text. And that there’s something behind it.

But let’s first turn our attention to the rest of the box’s contents. Right underneath the laptop is some important documentation that not many people read. (Admit it).

Over to the right side of the box are connection essentials.

We have here the power brick with a USB-cable.

A LAN to USB-A Cable.

And a 3.5mm jack to USB-C cable.

Going back to the upper part of the box, behind it is this sleek carrying case. This appears to be a ZenBook staple.

And voila! The ZenBook 13 UX235. Just like on the box, the concentric circle is quite visible.

ZenBook 13

Open it up and you see the laptop in all its glory.

It has Intel 11th Gen inside along with Intel Iris Graphics.

ZenBook 13

Like most recent ZenBooks, this also features the ASUS signature numpad.

ZenBook 13

Over to its right is a sticker detailing more features of the product.

Here’s a shot without the sticker. It’s cleaner and the “Sound by Harman/Kardon” stands out.

ZenBook 13

Here’s the laptop sitting comfortably on the bed.

ZenBook 13

A closer inspection shows the webcam. There’s no built in way to cover it which is a bit of a bummer.

ZenBook 13

Here we have the oh so satisfying Ergo Lift hinge.

ZenBook 13

While we’re at it, you can also see here the HDMI port and the two USB-C ports.

On the other side is a USB-A port and the SD Card slot.

That’s the button you need to press for when you switch from regular trackpad to numpad.

Here’s what the numpad looks like when turned on.

ZenBook 13

The keyboard is, naturally, backlit.

Quick Hands-On

The ZenBook 13 UX235 is pretty much everything that you can expect from a ZenBook. This damn thing is sleek and light but is not at all short on performance. The keyboard is easy to get used to no matter what laptop you’re coming from. And that’s not something you can say about every laptop keyboard.

ZenBook 13

If your work involves a lot of dabbling into some form of the usual word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation slides, this will have zero problems running those things for you. We didn’t really have to do any tasks that would push the processor to the limit during my hands-on time with the device, but every basic thing, it handled like a breeze.

I imagine you’ll be doing some Netflix and Chillin’ with this thing too. Happy to report that the display is fantastic for watching and the audio won’t leave you wanting.

This next photo is here just to showcase how fine a human being Jun Ji-hyun is. Check out The Thieves. It’s a nice and easy lazy Sunday watch.

There you have it. That’s our Unboxing and Quick Hands-On with the ZenBook 13 UX235. For specs and pricing, you can check our earlier article here. If that isn’t enough for you, go right ahead and visit the official product page.

ZenBook 13


This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and ASUS Philippines

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