One of the features of the ZenBook 14 UX435EG that looks like a gimmick but isn’t is the new and improved ScreenPad. This is the secret sauce for the laptop, and it’s what makes it one of the best laptops for productivity.
What makes the ZenBook 14 UX435EG different from other laptops is the ScreenPad that replaces the regular trackpad underneath the keyboard. The ScreenPad is essentially a 5.65-inch, full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080) IPS LCD display that replaces the traditional TrackPad for navigation.
Aside from doing everything a TrackPad can do, the ScreenPad has several awesome features that make life easier for office workers. You can use it, for example, as a chat box for your colleagues, as you can simply drag and drop your conversations down to it so you don’t have to keep switching windows to reply to your co-workers or have your conversation take up space on the main display.
You can use it as your phone’s dial pad when you have your mobile linked with the laptop. Or if you’re like us and forget about things all the time, it can display your calendar while you’re working so you don’t miss any important meeting.
If you need to sign off any documents to send to the office, you can virtually sign it using the ScreenPad, giving you more precision (and a more legible signature) than what your phone is capable of.
We’re still finding great uses for the ScreenPad a few days into our review of it, but the bottom line is that there’s plenty to use it for as far as productivity goes. If all else fails, you can always just revert it back to a regular trackpad/Numpad combo when you’re working.
Other features of the ZenBook 14 UX435EG make it a great laptop too. It’s a pretty powerful laptop on its own right, sporting an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor paired with 16GB of LPDDR4X ram and 1TB of M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD storage for the top-end model. There’s also NVIDIA’s new GeForce MX450 discrete GPU on board. That, coupled with the 14-inch IPS display that has an sRGB coverage of 100% makes the ZenBook 14 UX435EG a great laptop for creatives too.
The ASUS ZenBook 14 UX435EG is priced at Php 64,995 for the Core i5 16GB/512GB variant, while the higher tier Intel Core i7 variant with 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD is priced at 79,995. For more information about the laptop, you can check out the official listing here.