The latest ZenBook 13 combines plenty of great features for a pretty package that make it the best Asus laptop. This elegant laptop sports a striking blue hue and its 13.3-inch chassis weighs a mere 2.7 pounds. Its beauty isn't just in its shell, as its Core i5 CPU provides solid perfromance, and its keyboard is surprisingly comfortable when you consider its 0.5-inch thin chassis. Not only is the ZenBook 13's screen quite bright, this ultrabook lasts for more than 9 hours on a single charge.
|Best Asus Laptops 2019|
|Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN||Best Overall||4 out of 5|
|Asus VivoBook E403NA||Best Value Notebook||4 out of 5|
|Asus Chromebook Flip C434||Best Chromebook||4 out of 5|
|Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA||Best Battery Life||4 out of 5|
|Asus ZenBook 14 UX433||Best 14-inch Laptop||4 out of 5|
|Asus ROG Strix Hero II (GL504GM)||Best for Gaming||4.5 out of 5|
|Asus Chromebook Flip C213SA||Best Kids Laptop||4 out of 5|
|Asus ZenBook Pro 15||Best for Power Users||4 out of 5|
|Asus ZenBook Flip 14||Best 2-in-1||4 out of 5|
|Asus VivoBook S15||Best 15-inch Laptop||4 out of 5|
|ROG Strix Scar III||New and Notable||N/A|
|Asus ZenBook Pro Duo||New and Notable||N/A|
This 14-inch notebook offers two features you don't usually find in a super-affordable laptop: a 1080p screen and an aluminum-clad chassis. Best of all, the VivoBook E403NA weighs just 3.1 pounds and lasts over 8 hours on a charge, which makes it easy to carry with you. The Pentium CPU offers solid performance while a fingerprint reader lets you log into Windows 10 with one touch. Shoppers looking to make a dollar stretch should consider this the best Asus laptop for them.
The 14.1-inch Chromebook Flip C434 fits its larger display in a chassis that's so much smaller than you'd expect. That's thanks to super-small bezels, which aren't just for high-end laptops and smartphones. It's also got an aluminum design and lasts nearly 10 hours on a single charge.
The ZenBook 13 UX333FA is one of the longest lasting laptops around. Lasting nearly 11.5 hours on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, this 13-inch laptop isn't just a looker in Royal Blue, it's reliable too. It's also got a ton of ports, including both USB Type-C and USB Type-A, so you don't need to be stuck carrying a dongle everywhere you go.
The 2.6-pound ZenBook 14 UX433 shows that Asus is looking to help budget and lighten your bags. Starting at $999, the UX433 fits a 14-inch screen in the chassis we expect for a 13-inch notebook, and tosses in a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, a competitive package for the price. Wetested the $1,198 config, which offers an equally great bang for your buck, with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD. The ZenBook's also got an ingenious touch: an LED-illuminated touchpad, which allows you to get a full num-pad in a mid-sized laptop, a complete rarity.
The Asus ROG Strix Hero II (GL504GM) gives you practically everything you need. Not only does its brushed metal lid make it look more stylish than most gaming notebooks, its 8th Gen Intel processors and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU are so brawny that your games will run super-smoothly. Also, your favorite games will look great on its vivid 144-Hz screen.
If you're trying to pick out a laptop for your child, the Flip C213SA's long-lasting battery, quality audio and comfortable keyboard make it an easy decision. Futher, its convertible design and camera in its keyboard deck allow the Chromebook to become your kid's first camera.
Blazing-fast performance, great gaming and an elegant design aren't enough for Asus. This beautiful blue machine features the ScreenPad touchpad, an innovation that allows the touchpad to double as an LED screen for productivity-focused shortcuts, music player controls and more. Also, this machine's got a gorgeous 4K display that's perfect for viewing your next digital masterpieces.
The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 is a speedy and sleek bend-back hybrid with a whole lot to love. Not only does its screen produce beautiful images with vivid color, but its long battery life will keep it running all day long. It's also one speedy convertible, with a zippy 8th Gen Intel CPU and a discrete graphics card for solid gaming performance.
Typically, you need to pay a pretty penny for a slick-looking big-screen laptop. Asus is changing that with the VivoBook S15, which sports thin bezels, bright, gorgeous colorways and spolid performance. And on top of all that, it's a mere $697. That includes a 256GB SSD and a Full HD 1920 x 1080-pixel screen.
Coming at both 15.6 inches and 17.3 inches, the ROG Strix Scar III can be outfitted with Intel's latest 9th Gen CPUs, up to the Intel Core i9-9880H. Esports teams and streamers will want to outfit it with the optional 240Hz refresh rate with a 3 millisecond response time. Pricing is to be announced, and it's coming in Q2 of 2019, with a ton of RGB customization options.
Asus is making dual-screen laptops a huge thing with the ZenBook Pro Duo, a 15.6-inch laptop with a 14-inch display that sits between its screen and keyboard. Pricing and availability are coming soon, but this laptop will be sold with either an i7 or i9 CPU, so it won't be lacking in power.
The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is our new top Chromebook overall, so we put it into head-to-head competition with a face-off against the Google Pixelbook. We've also pitted this laptop against its predecessor: Asus Chromebook Flip C434 vs. Flip C302CA. If you want a deal on one of those laptops, we expect at least one to get its price cut on Amazon Prime Day 2019.
Star Trek fans who are looking for an Asus laptop should keep their eyes peeled for the Asus ZenBook 13 UX334 Edition 30. Pricing and availablity are not available right now, but it looks so slick that we're willing to not worry about how well its white leather case will age.
Asus is getting down to business at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. For starters, its ScreenPad is back in its ZenBooks and VivoBooks, redesigned to look more like a smartphone. Also, the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo super-sizes Apple's Touch Bar for a massive 14-inch (diagonally) screen above its keyboard.