We’re nonetheless ready on Intel and AMD’s new partnership to lend a hand mainstream skinny and lightweight laptops with discrete graphics, however in the period in-between Nvidia’s GeForce MX150 is the most efficient mix of energy and function when portability is a concern. Asus now claims to have created the “thinnest laptop on the planet” to incorporate discrete graphics: the ZenBook 13 UX331 (as seen on Engadget).
Asus additionally provides an MX150 in its Flip 14 two-in-one, however this new ZenBook 13, which used to be at the start introduced final yr, is most effective zero.Five-inches thick and weighs 2.Five kilos. The 1080p display is a touchscreen, however there aren’t any convertible hinge shenanigans. Asus claims “all-day battery,” with as much as 14 hours of uptime, however that’s nearly without a doubt a host that doesn’t come with any intense gaming.
The MX150 isn’t going to compete with even price range desktop gaming builds in the framerate wars, nevertheless it must do high-quality with Overwatch and different fashionable titles designed for quite a lot of . It’s now not constructed for VR, that’s evidently. Also, in line with a review of a pre-release version of the UX331, Asus has downclocked the MX150 quite, so that you is probably not getting as a lot efficiency as greater MX150 laptops which is able to have the funds for to run the GPU at complete velocity.
With 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, a quad-core Intel Core i5-8250U processor, a unmarried USB-C port, twin USB three.zero plugs, and a microSD card reader, this can be a great quantity of energy and capacity Asus has packed right into a tiny, $999 package.