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ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA $600 as new, worth it in 2020?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all, I'm looking for an affordable compact laptop for work and some photo editing and multimedia, then I stumbled upon this ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA as mid 2018 release laptop and checked some online stores, they labels this laptop at equivalent to around $600 in my currency depend on each store, $600 as new unit. No, it's not the extended UAxx variant, but the basic UA one. Spec as follows

 

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Is it worth to get in 2020?

 

Actually I need 2 units for myself and my wife, as my old laptop is dead and wife's laptop is outpaced my nowadays softwares and being too heavy for her.

 

Thanks.


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This Acer Ryzen Laptop is way better value at $650. 8-core Ryzen chip that will destroy that i3, The Vega 7 iGPU will smack the shit out the Intel iGPU too. Sold brand new. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086KKKT15/

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Posted · Original PosterOP
43 minutes ago, Aereldor said:

This Acer Ryzen Laptop is way better value at $650. 8-core Ryzen chip that will destroy that i3, The Vega 7 iGPU will smack the shit out the Intel iGPU too. Sold brand new. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086KKKT15/
 

Wow, thanks for the recommendation, but too bad that's unavailable in my local currently. I found the best Swift 3 with Ryzen 7 available here is this,

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And it costs equivalent to $820 in my curency.

 

The price mentioned is 'equivalent', so your actual $600 can fall at $800 or much more.

 

We need a small compact units like 13" screen size, not just slim and light. Screen size target is 13".

 

I'm always having hard time when come to buying laptop, everytime. Way too many trade-offs or if it even ticks most of the boxes I listed, it costs waaaay over my budget.


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9 minutes ago, Sakaki_Makio said:

And it costs equivalent to $820 in my curency.

Should have started by telling us what country you're in


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