The elegant Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN is a striking blue 13.3-inch notebook that 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 2018|
|Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN||Best Overall||4 out of 5|
|Asus VivoBook E403NA||Best Value Notebook||4 out of 5|
|Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA||Best Chromebook||4 out of 5|
|Asus ZenBook Flip 14||Best 2-in-1 Laptop||4 out of 5|
|Asus ZenBook UX430UA||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 UX550VE||Best for Power Users||4 out of 5|
|Asus ZenBook Flip 14||Best 2-in-1||4 out of 5|
|Asus ROG Chimera||New and Notable||N/A|
This 14-inch notebook offers two features you don't usually find in a sub-$400 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.
Chromebooks get mocked for being cheap, but the Flip C302CA turns that conventional wisdom on its head. This 2-in-1 has the speed for multitasking, an elegant aluminum design that turns heads, a bright 1080p display and solid battery life. Add that all up, and Asus has built the best Chromebook on the market today.
The ZenBook Flip 14 is a great premium 2-in-1, providing speedy performance in a stylish design. Once you're done with your work, its strong sound and bright, vibrant display make it great for consuming content. Also, it lasts more than 9 hours on a single charge, so you won't need to carry its power cable for day trips.
The 2.7-pound ZenBook UX430UA is as light on your wallet as it is on your back. For just over $1,000, you get high-end specs such as a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB PCIe SSD, all of which usually appear on much more expensive laptops. The ZenBook's 8th Gen, quad-core CPU is fast enough to crunch numbers, multitask or transcode videos in a flash while its stunning, 1080p display is one of the most colorful we've tested.
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.
A powerhouse for creative professionals who'd rather use PC than a MacBook, the ZenBook Pro UX550VE is a sexy beast. From its sleek black shell to its powerful quad-core Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, it provides both beauty and brawn.
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.
This upcoming, 17.3-inch laptop features a monitor that operates at 144Hz with a 7ms response time and Nvidia G-Sync technology. All of those features promise an extraordinary gaming experience, with high frames and no ghosting or tearing. The ROG Chimera also has extremely powerful specs, including an overclockable Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU and Nvidia 1080 graphics.
If you're primarily interested in gaming, you'll want to check out our picks for the best Asus gaming laptops. Those include the Asus ROG Strix GL753 and Asus ROG G701VI, 17.3-inch behemoths that let you choose between affordability and higher graphics performance. Also, the 15.6-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 is a 15.6-inch machine priced in the middle of those to options, that uses an Nvidia Max-Q design for a slimmer chassis.