Review: Asus Adolbook 13
|Asus Adolbook 13|
Actually, this different variant of Asus has been available since last year, precisely in September 2019. At that time, Asus released the Asus Adolbook 14, making it the first laptop with a gradient-colored metal case. This time, the latest generation comes in a more compact option, with a 13-inch screen.
In addition to the different colors, Asus decided to use a different logo. At the front or bottom of the screen, no Asus logo was found at all. The outer body logo is reminiscent of the logo of the audio device, Beats, while on the inside it only says "adolbook". This laptop is also designed thin and light.
Asus Adolbook 13 Using 3D Metal Printing Technology
|Asus Adolbook 13|
Despite its unique and thin design, the Asus Adolbook 13 2021 is also armed with the latest processor from Intel. To create a gradient color design, Asus uses 3D metal printing technology, with a glass logo section. It weighs very light at 1.19 kilograms, with a thickness of only 13.9mm.
The screen dimensions are still quite large at 13.3 inches, with a maximum resolution of full HD. The panel used already supports 100% sRGB color coverage, thin frame so that it can produce a screen-to-body ratio of 88%. And although thin, the completeness of the port is not a victim. There is a USB-A 2.0 port, USB-C, HDMI, microSD card reader up to a 3.5mm audio jack.
The processor used is not the most powerful, but the 11th generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 is enough for daily office and entertainment needs for the general public. The processor is combined with a fairly relieved RAM capacity at 16GB, as well as a large and fast storage capacity, 512GB type M.2 SSD.
To maintain its performance, ASUS provides Cicada fan technology that can be adjusted to three levels. The highest level for maximum cooling, and the lowest for a silenter usage experience. The keyboard is made with a body, and comes with a backlit lamp.
The laptop is also certified by TUV Rheinland and Harman Kardon for excellent audio quality. For the needs of online video calls or video conferences, hd webcam is embedded with the right position at the top of the screen, with a microphone that is also convenient for recording the user's voice. The battery capacity is relatively large at 50Wh, and comes with a 65 watt charger.
Price of Asus Adolbook 13
Laptops that have a thin profile with a unique look comes with a relatively affordable price, namely CNY4,999 or 716.80 USD. Asus Adolbook 13 comes in one variant only, the Psychedelic Ocean. Sold in China, the shipment only started in early 2021.