The Best ASUS Laptops of 2020

We’re only a little over a month until the end of 2020 and in spite of the ongoing crisis, companies like ASUS were still able to produce and release quite a number of notable laptops throughout the year. With the release of Intel’s 10th generation CPUs and new Intel Iris Xe graphics, AMD’s 4th generation Ryzen APUs, and NVIDIA’s new Quadro RTX graphics, ASUS has released quite a good variety of laptops this year for different types of users and purposes, whether it’s for working from home, gaming, and more. We’ve rounded up some of the best laptops ASUS has released this year to give users a brief into some of the company’s lineup.

VivoBook S14 S433EA/EQ

The VivoBook S14 S433EA/EQ is one of the most recently released laptops from ASUS for those who want a thin, light, and stylish device for work or school.

The new VivoBook S14 is available in two variants, the S433EA features an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor coupled with Intel’ new Iris Xe graphics while the S433 EQ is equipped with a more powerful Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor and Nvidia GeForce MX350 graphics. 

The VivoBook S14 S433EA and S433EQ are now available and are priced at PHP 49,995 and PHP 59,995, respectively. The S433EA is available in four color options including Indie Black, Resolute Red, Gaia Green and Dreamy White, while the S433EQ comes in either Indie Black or Dream White.

ZenBook 13 UX325EA

The new ZenBook 13 UX325EA, which was launched at the same time as the new VivoBook S14, is the company’s latest premium thin and light laptop. It features an all-metal chassis measuring only 13.9mm thin and weighs only 1.11kg.

The ZenBook 13 UX325EA is powered by an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB of 4266MHz LPDDR4X RAM, 512GB of PCIe NVMe 3.0 x3 M.2 SSD storage, and a 67Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery.

It’s also equipped with two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, an HDMI port, and a microSD card reader.

The ZenBook 13 UX325 is now available and is priced at SRP of PHP 54,995.

ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730G5T 

Creative professionals and advanced users looking for an incredibly capable laptop, there’s the ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730G5T, which is part of the company’s latest line of ProArt StudioBook professional laptops.

It features Intel’s Xeon E-2276M processor coupled with an NVIDIA Quarto RTX 5000 GPU. It’s also equipped with 64GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM and 1TB of PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD storage. It’s also equipped with the company’s ScreenPad 2.0 secondary touch display.

The display on the ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730G5T is a 17-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) NanoEdge display with a 97% DCI-P3 color gamut, 8-bit color, Delta-E < 1.5 color accuracy, and  Pantone validation.

The ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730G5T is now available for PHP 299,995.

ROG Zephyrus G14 ACRNM RMT01

The ROG Zephyrus G14 ACRNM RMT01 edition laptop is one of the more unique releases from ASUS this year. Designed in collaboration with the ACRONYM design studio, the ACRNM RMT01 edition of the ROG Zephyrus G14 features a redesigned chassis and comes with a unique Airpak laptop sleeve.

The chassis of the ROG Zephyrus G14 ACRNM RMT01 features custom materials, etching, machining, specially developed paints, and two original typefaces, that’s developed into schematic markings, iconography, and eight ACRYONYM-designed animations for the laptop’s signature AniMe Matrix LED lid.

The ROG Zephyrus G14 ACRNM RMT01 is priced at PHP 129,995 but given that it’s a special edition laptop, it’s availability is incredibly limited.

ROG Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS

Lastly, the ROG Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS is one of the company’s flagship gaming laptops this year. It combines an incredibly thin chassis with high-end specifications, including a 300Hz display, Intel’s latest 10th generation processors and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2000 graphics.

Specifically, the ROG Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS-HG054TS features a 17-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) 300Hz refresh rate display, an Intel Core i7-10875H processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU, 32GB of RAM, 1TB of PCIe Hyperdrive SSD storage.

The ROG Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS-HG054TS is currently available and is priced at PHP 209,995.