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Asus Zenbook UX410UA review

A slick and work-friendly machine on a budget - but is it right for you?

The Asus Zenbook UX410UA (GV158T) is a quality everyday 14” Notebook from one of the most reliable laptop makers today – and it's one of our best budget laptops under £700.

You can expect to pay a lot more for laptops of such a high standard, but we've found one that's a steal at around £600 – with specs like a stunning battery life and super-speedy processor that are a must for busy small business owners and freelancers.

The screen is surprisingly good quality and eye-friendly for this price tag and as a slim and fairly light 14-inch laptop, this Asus Zenbook is even ideal if you ever work on the go.

Of course, you can pay a couple hundred more to get 8GB of RAM, but unless you're a professional graphic designer, it isn't necessary – this is a fast laptop for most office admin.

Pros
✔ Great high resolution HD screen
✔ Super performance
✔ A popular all-rounder
Cons
✘ Sound could be stronger

Asus Zenbook UX410UA


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Asus Zenbook UX410UA pricing

RRP £600

 


User ratingsStartups rating
★★★★ (4.3)Design ★★★★★ (5)
Ease of use ★★★★ (4)
Battery ★★★★★ (4.5)Screen ★★★★ (4)
Sound ★★★★ (3.5)
Value ★★★★★ (5)

Google rating
★★★★ (4.4 from 208 user reviews)

  • Design/style: “It's the best one ever, design 5 star, fast as lighting.”

 

  • Battery: “Battery life is amazing.”


Asus Zenbook UX410UA reviewWhat’s it like to use?DesignAsus is known for making quality, reliable laptops and the Zenbook UX410 is a fine example. With a slim aluminium frame, it feels like a premium model. Plus, the powerful Intel i3 processor will let you breeze through your daily work – and you can even boot up in nine seconds.Ease of useThis Zenbook is really nice to use for general office duties and the keyboard and touchpad respond well. It also has some nice touches like a backlit keyboard (great for evening work) and webcam – all designed to make your business life easier.There's also an HDMI societ, so you can hook this laptop right up to your TV.How are the specs?BatteryThe battery life will get you around five or six hours playtime. It's not the best on the market, but perfectly acceptable for this price and if you'll mostly be keeping your laptop in your work space or on the odd travel, that should do you just fine.ScreenThe Full HD screen has a high pixel resolution for a budget laptop (1920 x 1080). Even if you don't edit videos all day, your eyes will thank you for crisper text and bolder images after a few hours.SoundThe sound on the Asus Zenbook UX410UA is so-so. It's perfect for business use, but less good for entertainment – just don’t expect too much bass on such a slim build.
Tech specs


VerdictA slick and powerful machine on a budgetIf you fancy the feel of a premium laptop at a guilt-free price, the Asus Zenbook UX410 will be right up your street. It’s perfect for most daily business tasks and the quality screen and speedy processor make it really nice to use too.Today's best Asus Zenbook UX410UA deals★★★★★Amazon customer reviewsThe RRP is £600…But here are the best deals for the Asus Zenbook UX410UA now:Quartz grey

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Operating System Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i3 7100U
Screen size 14 in
Drive capacity 128 GB drive
Drive type Solid State Drive
Installed Memory 4 GB RAM
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Weight 1.32 kg
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Bryn Glover
Bryn Glover

Editor

As Editor of Startups, Bryn runs content strategy and our annual campaigns. A lover of small business, you can find him writing about exciting entrepreneurs and UK industry trends.