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New Asus Laptops with 8th Gen Intel Core Processor Launched in Nepal

Asus is known to make sleek and beautiful looking laptops that have a very strong performance. Some may even call them Apple of the Windows World. It’s Zenbook range have been at the forefront of the Ultrabook game since the craze for thin and light started.

Not only that, its Vivobook range of laptops have been praised for their design and performance at a relatively affordable price which is suitable for students. So, it is obviously great news for Nepalese customers when new laptops from Asus enter the market. There are 6 new laptops in Asus’ lineup this December.

New Asus Laptops in Nepal


Asus Vivobook X407UA

The Vivobook is a thin and light laptop with a 14-inch display. The resolution can be HD or FHD, you will have to check with your seller to make sure. We suggest you go with the FHD model whatever the cost. Inside, it is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i3 processor that means this laptop is perfectly suited for normal word-processing and web browsing tasks.

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However, the 1TB HDD inside disappoints us. Having an HDD in a laptop feels like running an old machine from day 1. If you’ve ever used a machine with an SSD, you’ll know. Also, the RAM is just 4GB. We are going to enter 2019 for god’s sake. Who can survive with a 4GB RAM in a laptop? This low RAM capacity and a lack of an SSD are a deal breaker for me.

Asus Vivobook X407UA Key Specifications

  • Display: 14″ HD (1366 x 768)/ (1920 x 1080) resolution
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-8130U, Quad-core
  • GPU: Intel® UHD Graphics 620
  • Memory: 4GB DDR4
  • Storage: 1TB
  • Battery: 3-cell 33Whrs

Asus Vivobook X407UA Price in Nepal: Rs. 67,500


Asus Vivobook X505BP

This laptop is a little special because it has an AMD CPU inside. We don’t see much laptops with AMD CPU in Nepal. However, AMD CPU isn’t a feature, it’s just a processor from another manufacturer. The AMD A9-9425 processor performs similarly to 8th Gen core i5 (according to Asus). This laptop also has a 128GB SSD that helps windows boot quickly. That storage is combined with a 1TB HDD that will store all your series and movies that you like to watch.

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There’s also a 2GB of AMD Graphics inside. Until now it makes sense to shell out the asking 84K price for this laptop. But, you should know that the X505BP houses just 4GB RAM. That is just hilarious. Combining that much power with a measly 4GB RAM is just a dumb move from Asus. Ask your seller if you can get this laptop with at least an 8GB RAM. If you can fit this machine with an 8GB RAM, buy this thing. If you can’t, take a pass.

Asus X505BP Key Specifications

  • Display: 15.6″Anti-Glare 60Hz (1366×768) LED-backlit Panel
  • CPU: AMD® Stoney Ridge A9-9425
  • GPU: AMD 2GB
  • Memory: 4GB DDR4
  • Storage: 128GB SSD +1TB HDD
  • Battery: 42Whrs

Asus X505BP Price in Nepal: Rs. 83,750


Asus Vivobook X507UB

The Vivobook X507UB (Asus really really really needs to work on their naming system) looks exactly similar to the Vivobook X407UA but it packs in more power under its hood. There are an 8th gen core i5 and 2GB of NVIDIA MX110 graphics inside its svelte package.

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But this power is let down by the diminutive 4GB RAM and a traditional hard drive. If Asus expects us to pay about a lakh for a laptop with a 4GB RAM, there is seriously something wrong with them. Please don’t buy this laptop. Not even the fingerprint scanner and the matte display is sufficient to cover for what this laptop lacks.

Asus X507UB Key Specifications

  • Display: 15.6″Anti-Glare 60Hz (1366×768) LED-backlit Panel
  • CPU: AMD® Stoney Ridge A9-9425
  • GPU: AMD 2GB
  • Memory: 4GB DDR4
  • Storage: 128GB SSD +1TB HDD
  • Battery: 42Whrs

Asus X507UB Price in Nepal: Rs. 98,750


Asus Vivobook S430UN

The Vivobook S430UN comes in 2 variants. One with an 8th Gen Core i5 and one with an 8th Gen Core i7. They both have the new 2GB of MX150 graphics from NVIDIA. They both are thin and light and have 14inch FHD panel. The ergolift hinge is cool. The port selection – USB type A, HDMI, USB C, headphone jack – is versatile and probably the best you can find on the market on a thin and light right now.

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However, there is a glaring fault with the version available in Nepal. They only come with an HDD. There’s a 1TB traditional rotating slow hard drive and no mention of SSD anywhere. And for a price of Rs. 120K (i5 model) and Rs. 140K(i7 model), this is not asking for much. The 8GB RAM is an welcome but that can’t hide the ugly truth of the lack of an SSD. So, most people, if they can afford the cash the Vivobook S430UN is asking, will be happier with Asus Zenbook UX430UA.

Asus Vivobook S430UN Key Specifications

  • Display: 14” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 matte display
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-8250U processor,1.6GHz quad-core with Turbo boost (up to 3.4GHz) and 6MB cache / Intel® Core™ i7-8550U processor, 1.8GHz quad-core with Turbo boost (up to 4.0GHz) and 8MB cache
    GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150, 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Memory: 8GB 2400MHz DDR4
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Battery: 42Wh 3-cell lithium-prismatic battery 60% in 49 minutes

Asus Vivobook S430UN Price in Nepal: Rs. 121,250 (i5)/ Rs. 140,000 (i7)


Asus Zenbook UX433FN

This laptop also comes in 2 different variants, a model with an i5 and a model with an i7. Both have the new Whiskey late 8th gen processors. They come with 8GB RAM and 2GB of NVIDIA MX150 graphics card inside. However, they also carry a pretty hefty price tag. Around 160K for the i5 model and 180K for the i7 one.

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But, they may justify their price as they have inside them 512GB of pure NVMe SSD. This was the laptop that I wanted the S430UNs to be but Asus wanted to charge us more. But the added price doesn’t only just add an SSD. The Zenbook UX433FN is an incredibly compact 14inch system with a touchpad that doubles as a numpad. If you are rich and want to buy your laptop in Nepal, the Zenbook UX433FN is a very good all-rounder.

Asus Zenbook UX433FN Key Specifications

  • Display: 14” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor, 1.6GHz quad-core with Turbo boost (up to 3.9GHz) and 6MB cache /
    Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor, 1.8GHz quad-core with Turbo boost (up to 4.6GHz) and 8MB cache
  • GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150, 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Memory: 8GB 2400MHz DDR4
  • Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
  • Battery: 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery

Asus Zenbook UX433FN Price in Nepal: Rs. 160,000 (i5)/ Rs. 181,250 (i7)


Asus Zenbook UX391UA

Asus Zenbook UX391UA is everything a person could ask for in a laptop. It’s thin, it’s light, it’s sexy. It has got the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor inside combined with 16GB of RAM. There’s even a 512GB NVMe SSD.

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So, you should buy it right. Well… There are two caveats here. First, most of you won’t be able to afford it as it costs an eye-watering Rs. 255000. Second, this laptop does not have a dedicated graphics card. Yes, a laptop that costs Rs. 255000 does not have a dedicated graphics card inside it. You already know what I am going to say. Don’t buy this laptop. If you really want to splurge your money, splurge it on the Zenbook UX433FN. Its an objectively better product.

Asus Zenbook UX391UA Key Specifications

  • Display: 13.3” LED-backlit 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 16:9 glossy touchscreen (Deep Dive Blue only)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8550U processor, 1.8GHz quad-core with Turbo boost (up to 4.0GHz) and 8MB cache
  • GPU: Intel Integrated Graphics 620
  • Memory: 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
  • Battery: 50Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery

Asus Zenbook UX433FN Price in Nepal: Rs. 255000


So, these were the new laptops added in December to Asus’ lineup. Laptops at the lower price end lacked important features like an SSD that made it hard to recommend for us. Laptops in the higher price range were an improvement. But the only laptop worth buying, even in the higher price range, was Asus Zenbook UX433FN.

One thing I would want the customers to note about Asus laptops is that now they have 2 years of warranty on nearly every product. That is very impressive and rarely seen from other manufacturers. If you have any problems with your hardware for the 2 years since you buy your laptop, you can get it fixed for free. How cool is that?


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