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Asus Zenbook 14”, Ryzen 7 5700U, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, $1368.43 Delivered @ Newegg

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Just ordered one of these. Good price if you’re in the market for an ultralight with good processor and 16gig ram.

I believe this is the model with 400 nit screen though it will be plugged in to monitors anyway so not massively important for me.

First post, hope this helps someone.

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    So tempting….

  • +8 votes

    excellent first deal op

  • +3 votes

    Looks like it's a US model though, so no ANZ warranty or charger :/

    • +1 vote

      Charger has international voltage - will need wall adapter only

      • +7 votes

        How is the warranty with Asus, do they provide international warranty?
        Thank you

        • +1 vote

          Yes thinking the same

  •  

    This one or Macbook Air m1…

    • +4 votes

      Depends on your usecase. This if you want more storage and more plug-and-play port options. Macbook Air if you want a better display and battery life.

      Performance wise, M1 Macbook Air base model (8GB) will still be ahead for most day-to-day tasks with a smaller form factor and much better build quality. Needless to say, the warranty and after-sales customer service will be miles better (if you ever need it) with Apple.

      • +11 votes

        It also comes down to your needs. If you need to run Windows applications and games, or another operating system such as Linux, the Zenbook would be a better option, because that is what it is optimised for.

        If the application you have functions within macOS environment, M1 AIR would be a beter option, because that is what it was designed for and Apple controls the ecosystem.

        If you are just looking at benchmark performance, the 5700u is better in multi-threaded workloads then the M1. The M1 is better in single threaded workloads then the 5700u.

        They are also on a different node. TSMC 7nm for the 5700u vs 5nm for the M1.

        If you use a cross-platform benchmark such as Passmark, which has been around since 1998 and is reputable, you obtain these number where higher is better.

        • Overall score (including multi-core)

        https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Ryzen+7+5700U&i...

        AMD Ryzen 5700u: 16267

        Apple M1: 15110

        • Single core score

        Apple M1: 3767

        AMD Ryzen 5700u: 2632

        • +1 vote

          There is more to a laptop than its cpu performance

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            @ln28909: Yes, according to Intel performance does not matter… especially when they are losing (quite bad). But I agree, this is more Apple vs other OSes.

            • -1 vote

              @misu p: cpu performance is pretty useless on a laptop for most people, specs like screens, battery life, build quality, etc are more important.

  • +5 votes

    zen 2 archiitecture and not the zen 3 if anyone even bothers.

    Great price regardless.

    • +4 votes

      I really hate AMD's naming scheme, it is so incredibly misleading.

      Still a good deal

      •  

        Yep, first they brought Zen 3 desktop to 5000 to catch up with laptop naming, then laptop 5000 is still Zen 2 instead of Zen 3 like desktop.

        • +2 votes

          The 5800U is Zen 3. As is the 5600U.

      •  

        Using this sort of naming is not exclusive to AMD. Intel has done it with with a mix of Ice Lake and Comet Lake in 10th Gen mobile. Was probably in even worse, because it was 10nm and 14nm architectures. Nvidia has also done it with their lower tier mobile GPUs being from different architectures.

        Zen 2 (Lucinenne) 7nm

        5500u(6 cores and 12 threads)
        5700u(8 cores and 16 threads)

        They are still an upgrade over the previous generation because the 4500u and 4700u had 6 and 8 cores respectively and no threads. Additionally the IGP is slightly better on these CPUs.

        Zen 3 (Cezanne) 7nm
        5600u
        5800u
        5600H
        5800H
        5900HX

  •  

    What’s the GPU is it just APU?

    • +1 vote

      The APU is a vega design

  •  

    wah… very tempting… great price

  • +1 vote

    5700 is zen2 instead of zen3, L3 cache is halved…

    Worth wait for the 5800u/16gb ram zenbook um325s with oled display for $1000 usd (coming Q4 this year)

    • +2 votes

      L3 matters for gaming mostly, not a big deal IMO

  •  

    What is everyone's opinion about this? https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/slate-gray-asus-m515ua-n...
    Less nits, less storage for $300s less?

    Asus has international warranty?

    • +4 votes

      Less nits but 45% NTSC is the real issue with the screen

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        Thanks, I never bought from Newegg before. How realiable the warranty in your opinion?

  • +11 votes

    I have the AU version of this model which is 5700U, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVME drive and only 250 nit screen - paid $1.5k end of May.

    I've already had to get Asus to replace the fan as it was making a clicking noise as it ramped up about 3 weeks in - took about 2.5 weeks round trip for Asus to return the laptop back to me (Asus arranged for courier pickup and delivery).

    Performance wise, very decent despite still being Zen2, as it does get SMT (so 8 cores 16 threads). Cinebench scores are about equivalent to about 75-80% of what my desktop 5600X gets in both single core (495) and multicore (3450). Dota 2 runs at about 50 FPS at max 1080p, going up to 70-80 FPS with FSR at 70%.
    Fans are 0 RPM (silent) for most browsing and casting tasks and noise levels when ramped up aren't too bad and not annoying frequency.

    Battery life is very respectable - played a fireplace looping youtube video at 1080p at max brightness with sound up and it lasted 13 hours at the "Better Performance" preset (3rd preset out of 4). Just note that default power limit is 15W sustained when on battery (good for about 2.6ghz all core), and 25W when plugged in (good for about 3Ghz all core). This can be tweaked with AMD APU tuning facility if you want to raise to 30-35W and don't care about battery life.

    Do like the light weight (1.3kg) while maintaining decent screen size (14" as opposed to 13"), but I do see the 250 nits being inadequate for outdoor use - good thing I'm using it indoors mostly given covid.

    •  

      Have you experienced any coil whine?

      •  

        Nope, it's silent when fans are off.

  •  

    Such a nice laptop!

  • +1 vote

    Wowsers. I bought a Vivobook S15 4700U last year for same price which performs great and has good build quality. But I didn't know it didn't support display over UCB C. Plus screen is average, so this is tempting to switch to.

  • +2 votes

    Great price. I picked up a very similarly spec'ed Lenovo IdeaPad S540 (4800U, 16GB ram but only 512GB SSD) about a month ago for ~$1100 with my friend's student account and EOFY code; I think I'd be willing to pay the extra for that 1TB SSD though.

    I will say though, the 1440p and 16:10 ratio screen of the Lenovo is so nice to look at: I was genuinely surprised at how much easier it's to look at a screen with a 16:10 ratio for smaller laptops. I had another 14" screen laptop before getting the Lenovo and despite it only being 13.3" I am finding it more comfortable to look at than my old 16:9 14".

  • +7 votes

    Key is Australian warranty. This is missing.

  •  

    Hmm, it says it's 400 nits, but AFAIK, the 400 nits model is the OLED model. It doesn't mention OLED though. What are the chances that it's actually the standard 250 nits and it's just a mistake on the site?

  •  

    Anyone know the expected postage time for this?

    •  

      Would like to know as well.

      •  

        I ordered mine on Thursday and estimated delivery is July 29.

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    •  

      Good deal for ideapad.

  •  

    For anyone that has this, have you experienced coil whine? Reading up on it, there seems to be reports of people getting coil whine or other problems and having to return it only to have the same coil whine.

    That sort of risk could be a deal breaker.

    •  

      Does the coil whine occur on the adapter or the laptop itself?

  •  

    Are people buying this without warranty?

  • +2 votes

    FYI this deal is for 250nits version, not 400nits or OLED version.
    I was about to buy it and after reading and searching this model, found this description on newegg listing site.
    "2. Battery tests conducted by ASUS on December 1st, 2020 using the 1080p Video Playback scenario. Test configuration: ZenBook 14 UM425UA, FHD 250 nits panel, AMD R7-5700U, 1 TB SSD, 16 GB RAM."
    If you check the OLED listing here
    They will have this description: "2. Battery tests conducted by ASUS on November 27, 2020 using the 1080p Video Playback scenario. Test configuration: ZenBook UM325UA, FHD OLED panel, AMD R7-5700U, 256 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM."

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      I guess that confirms my suspicion that I stated above. It's still ambiguous because they specifically state 400 nits in the description, but there's no 14" 400 nits model that I know of.

  •  

    How is the warranty work in Asus newegg? Is Australia covered??

    •  

      Nope, I have called Asus Au.