The Asus ZenBook UX410UA is a Windows alternative to the Apple MacBook Air. It has a fairly rich and practical display, a deep-action keyboard and a glass trackpad, a rarity at the price.
The Asus ZenBook UX410UA is a laptop with an all-aluminum shell, aside from parts of its hinge and the screen surround. Both are plastic.
Metal is there to tell us this is a “premium” laptop, but there’s a much greater variance in finish here than in a MacBook. The lid has a very fine, smooth finish of concentric circles that fan out from its centre. This is a mainstay of the ZenBook series, and looks good.
- Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
- Memory: 4 GB
- Weight: 1.4 Kg
- Storage: 256 GB
The Asus ZenBook UX410UA has a much simpler anodized aluminum keyboard surround. It feels smooth and looks good.
Build quality could be slightly better, as a few parts flex a little. However, the Asus ZenBook UX410UA is still a good all-purpose laptop if you need a laptop that is portable but still has enough power to run serious applications.
The Asus ZenBook UX410UA is also significantly chunkier than a top-end stylish alternative. It’s 18.95mm thick, and doesn’t taper as much as some towards the end.
The Asus Zen Book UX410UA’s 14inch display positions this as a good laptop for working in all conditions: in the office, out in the park, or on the train. This is a non-touch, anti-glare display, making it able to deal with ambient light better than most.
Intel doubled the number of cores in its power-efficient laptop processors with this generation. The Intel Core i5-8520U has four cores, clocked at 1.6GHz with a 3.4GHz Turbo mode.ses reflections rather than evaporating them completely.
There is no fingerprint scanner.
Not as slender as it thinks.
Display lacks accuracy and brightness.
A sub-20mm, 1.4kg laptop like this is still a superb solution if you want a computer you can take wherever you go.
It is just not quite as flashy as some more expensive laptops.