Featuring a NumPad touchpad, the Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI194W is a slim and light 14-inch IPS Full HD display with better-than-average sRGB colors and 8GB of RAM and a high-performance Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne Hexa Core processor with Radeon Vega 7 graphics module for light gaming. Equipped with a fast 512GB SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this Windows 11 laptop with a sleek silver design is also equipped with an Infrared webcam for biometric authentication, a backlit keyboard or USB-C connectivity.
Performance, battery life of the Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI194W
The Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI194W is a compact, thin and light notebook equipped with a powerful processor and designed for a versatile use on the go.
Easy to carry thanks to its lightness, its compactness and its thinness, it will interest those who wish to be able to use their computer several hours far from a power outlet. Because it can last about 7 hours on battery in light use.
However, this versatile laptop benefits from a processor that delivers solid overall performance that will satisfy many users: the AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Octo Core Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne.
The Ryzen 5 guarantees faster processing than a Quad Core for CPU-intensive jobs that take advantage of multi-core processing, such as photo editing or video editing.
The Hexa Core Ryzen 5 5600H is coupled with 8 GB of RAM and a fast SSD storage that clearly enhances the responsiveness and fluidity in everyday life compared to a hard drive.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster. And it offers other advantages such as lower power consumption, greater robustness and silent operation.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, you can enjoy much faster startup and shutdown times, as well as faster processing and application launches, and faster arrival on the maps of online games.
It is also possible to play light games but also to watch photos and videos with this elegant silver laptop even though it does not have a dedicated graphics card. This is thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics module directly inserted into the Ryzen 5.
And on the storage side? Asus offers here a 512GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard hard drives.
However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to obtain fast transfers.
Features of the Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI194W
|14″ Full HD IPS LED NanoEdge thin edges 400cd/m² 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-reflective)
|AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne (3.3 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 45W)
|8 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 4266 MHz
|AMD Radeon Vega 7
|512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)
|1 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1, microSD
|Wi-Fi 5ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0
|Yes (1.4mm stroke)
|Yes, through NumPad (NumberPad)
|Yes, via Infrared webcam
|2 Harman Kardon speakers, SonicMaster
|Windows 11 64 bit
|Announced autonomy / Battery
|7 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 63Whr
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|1.3 Kg / 319 x 210 x 15.8
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI194W vs. the competition
The Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI194W is currently on special offer at Asus France and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is also one of the only ones to offer such a powerful processor with a screen with such faithful colors and infrared webcam at such a low price.
Asus ZenBook 14 UM425QA-KI194W chassis, connectors, screen
Rechargeable up to 60% in 49 minutes, this thin and light laptop is rugged and complies with the U.S. military standard MIL-STD-810G. It has an elegant and discreet appearance with its ErgoLift hinge that raises it 3° forward when opened.
This versatile laptop has good connectivity with its 2 USB-C (against 1 maximum usually), its HDMI video output useful to easily connect it to a monitor or a TV for example, its wireless Wi-Fi 5 ac and Bluetooth 5.0 modules for remote connections and communications, its audio port as well as its USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than in USB 2.0 if you plug a USB 3.0 device on it.
Good point, a USB to Ethernet RJ-45 adapter is provided, in addition to a carrying pouch.
You can authenticate biometrically by facial recognition via Windows Hello and the integrated infrared webcam.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, of course, which is useful for better distinguishing its keys when the ambient light is reduced.
Like any model whose size is less than 15 inches, it does not offer a numeric keypad to the right of the keyboard for lack of space.
To make up for this absence, Asus has the good idea of offering its NumberPad technology here, which allows you to convert the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad when you need to, in order to enter numbers more easily.
Thanks to its sRGB and IPS characteristics, the screen displays more faithful colors than average with large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. It is also well adapted to High Definition contents such as videos thanks to its Full HD definition and its 16/9 format while its anti-reflection treatment makes it more readable than a glossy panel in bright environments (e.g. outdoors).