The design of the Asus Zenbook 14X Space Edition is so special that it bears enough hints about the unique features and design traits under the hood. Built on the Intel 12th Gen Hardware platform, the device is an update of the 14X series and a powerful but highly portable device with a CPU capable of handling heavy loads. The latest version of the 14X series laptops is especially attractive for tech-savvy young professionals, science and space enthusiasts, trendsetters, and even storytellers. The launch of the Zenbook 14X Space Edition coincides with the 25th anniversary of the first ASUS laptop sent to space. The Asus P6300 laptop was the brand’s first device on a journey to the MIR station, where it spent 600 days before returning to the earth intact.
Asus Zenbook 14X Space Edition Specifications
Powered by Intel Core i9-12900H that supports the Alderlake hardware platform, the laptop variants have storage options of 512GB or 1TB derived from a PCIe 4.0 performance SSD and RAM options of 16GB or 32GB LPDDR5. CPU variants of Intel Core i7-12700H and Intel Core i5-12500H are also available options that can help lower the Asus Zenbook space edition price. The device has a 14-inch, 90 Hz, 2.8 K OLED touch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and runs on Windows 11 Home. The features include two Thunderbolt 4.0 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A), a port for HDMI 2.0b, micro SD, and a 3.5 mm combo jack. The device battery is 100 W fast-charging with a rating of 63WHrs, and there is a 720p webcam with a privacy shutter. The aluminum chassis weighs 1.4 kg and measures 12.2″x 8.7:x0.67″ (WDH).
Design and Display
The impressive design of the laptop will make heads turn due to some features that derive inspiration from the space station MIR as evident from dome patterns and Morse code with arc liners. The design is highly appealing aesthetically because of its subtlety and unique perspective that one can never miss. The laser-etched lid with motifs of the MIR space station justifies the edition’s name that resembles its close relationship with space.
The Zenbook 14X Space Edition laptop is a tough device conforming to SMC-S 016A or US Space Systems Command Standard. Made from Aluminum alloy, the Zero-G titanium finish is a treat for the eyes. The power button and space bar draw your attention due to the dusty red color contrasting the body color. The laptop has the best display in the class as the vibrant display can capture the dark levels.
Despite the laptop’s overall good performance, the Windows 11 seems to lack enough optimization that often plays spoilsport. Thermal management can improve to avoid the heating issues that crop up frequently. However, the lack of GPU renders the laptop ineffective for gaming.
During regular usage of the Asus Zenbook 14X Space Edition, you can expect a battery life between 5 and 51/2 hours.