I am introducing the ASUS 13.3-inch compact laptop, the Zen Book 13 UX331UN, with an external GPU of NVIDIA GeForce MX150.
It is light and thin though it has an external GPU
The ZenBook 13 UX331UN has an external GPU, NVDIA GeForce, but it is still compact as a mobile notebook PC. Being 13.9 mm thick and weighing 1.14 kg, it is considered very small as a model with an external GPU.
Uncompromising features such as Full HD display with narrow bezel, various interface, and finger recognition
The 13.3-inch LCD of the ZenBook 13 UX331UN, which supports full HD (1920 x 1080), is not glossy, and has a wide view angle of 170 degrees. Thanks to the narrow bezel of 10 mm each on both sides, the display is very wide. It is the design of the current trend.
On the right bottom of the keyboard, there is a finger print sensor which is compatible with Windows Hello. In terms of the interface, it has HDMI port, USB 3.1 Type-C port, 2 USB ports, micro SD card slot, and a mic earphone jack; it can be said that it has a lot for a thin model. Also, USB 3.1 Type-C port is just for transferring data, and the card slot is not compatible with SD memory card but micro SD card, with which you need to be careful.
With an external GPU, it achieves performance that cannot be done with CPU embedded GPU.
We are looking at the specification of the ZenBook 13 UX331UN. The CPU is the newest 8th generation, intel Core i5-8250U (1.6 GHz, maximum 3.4 GHz), the memory is 8 GB and the storage is 256 GB SSD (SATA3.) We cannot ignore its powerful graphic performance achieved thanks to the external GPU, the NVDIA GeForce MX150.
The NVDIA GeForce MX150 is a successor to the NVDIA GeForce 940MX, which is NVDIA's GPU for notebook computers. Its performance has been improved as much as 1.33 times. Compared to intel HD graphics 620 which is in Core i5-7200U, it has performance up to 4 times as good. The specification is very similar to that of the NVDIA GeForce GT 1030, low end GPU for desktop PC. In short, it is better than an integrated CPU and as good as a low end desk top PC in terms of graphic performance.
When I tested it with the Home accelerated of PCMark 8 (Futuremark), it got a high score of 3432. Also, with PCMark8's creative, which checks software for editing images and movies to work smoothly, it scored 4688. This scored high too.
This is a perfect model for those who seek graphic performance for a mobile notebook PC.
The ZenBook 13 UX331UN has a high performance as a mobile notebook PC that can be used for personal use to business.
If you don't seek graphic performance, you could go for cheaper mobile notebook PCs, but if you want to edit images and movies and play not too heavy games, this will be a good choice. Check this out if you are looking for a powerful mobile notebook PC.