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$999 ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultrabook AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 16GB LPDDR4 512GB PCIe SSD GeForce MX350 2GB

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Apr 16, 2011
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beno619 wrote: I'm pretty sure the is the low power variant of the mx350.
It is and it is pretty gimped. The Ryzen integrated graphics performs better than it in many games.
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Costco seems to be OOS already.

Tried to add to cart, but it said 'Item 1023080 is out of stock or unavailable to order'
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sealed12tribes wrote: Does the 4700u rly need the MX350?
Maybe not but it has it own 2GB GDDR5, more RAM available to the system.
Someone also mentioned that video encoding performance is better on the Nvidia card
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umlowcn wrote: Costco seems to be OOS already.

Tried to add to cart, but it said 'Item 1023080 is out of stock or unavailable to order'
I was tempted, but got the same message. Want to buy from Costco.

I don't do any gaming, so the graphics card seemed overkill. I guess I'll wait for a BTS deal.
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EvilMonkey25 wrote: I was tempted, but got the same message. Want to buy from Costco.

I don't do any gaming, so the graphics card seemed overkill. I guess I'll wait for a BTS deal.
I was ready to finally pull the trigger as well, but OOS at Costco.
Finding a 14 inch notebook with 16gb RAM 512gb SSD and decent screen at a good price is quite a hunt.
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sealed12tribes wrote: Does the 4700u rly need the MX350?
Don't believe so because it has it's own R7 to power the graphics for spreadsheets and twitch videos until the MX350 is needed for something like COD: Warzone. :D
Also Costco has an ACER with a 4700u in it for $839 just for comparison of price point and functionality for those who prefer the ACER brand name compared to ASUS.
https://www.costco.ca/acer-aspire-5-a51 ... 81848.html
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Aug 18, 2011
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TheRock2012 wrote: Don't believe so because it has it's own R7 to power the graphics for spreadsheets and twitch videos until the MX350 is needed for something like COD: Warzone. :D
Also Costco has an ACER with a 4700u in it for $839 just for comparison of price point and functionality for those who prefer the ACER brand name compared to ASUS.
https://www.costco.ca/acer-aspire-5-a51 ... 81848.html
Its a misprint...The Acer is a Ryzen 5.
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Jan 28, 2008
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umlowcn wrote: Costco seems to be OOS already.

Tried to add to cart, but it said 'Item 1023080 is out of stock or unavailable to order'
Crying Face That was fast.. I blinked and its gone. I hope they get more...
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Oct 16, 2008
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Any idea how this would handle casting 4k videos to a TV? I noticed that my macbook pro from 2013 is struggling with some of the higher quality videos (full 4k about 16GB files).
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is it instore as well ?
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FAQ wrote: is it instore as well ?
I called our store and was told that it's an online-only item.
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aliatrvash wrote: Costco's link doesn't work. OOS then?
Yes it's out of stock.
FAQ wrote: is it instore as well ?
No it's only available online. Just called them and they said they will not restock, so better to buy elsewhere.
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Why is it so hard to find a decent laptop with

Touchscreen IPS, USB-C charging & USB-C Display out, 16GB RAM, Non-bilingual keyboard?
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Dec 25, 2018
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This thing seems gimped by the mx350 more than benefit.
Graphics scores are within 15-25% lower here, but the CPU scores came up higher in some of these combined tests. That’s due to this particular implementation. With the MX350 enabled, the system quickly limits the CPU’s frequencies in combined loads and favors the dGPU, as also shown by our 3Dmark and Luxmark stress tests. However, with the MX350 out of the picture, the CPU runs at higher clocks for a bit longer, before eventually dropping to roughly the same frequencies
The cooling is kind of crappy so the whole thing throttles a lot and on top of it the MX350 just adds more heat. Wouldn't be surprised if the battery life is better without it even tho it is only supposed to kick in when you are gaming.
Imagine if the space they used to put the MX350 in there was instead dedicated to better cooling for the CPU, this would be much better in that case.

Also doesn't seem to have a fingerprint reader which I'd much rather use than face login.
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Jul 16, 2019
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GeneralStore wrote: Yes it's out of stock.



No it's only available online. Just called them and they said they will not restock, so better to buy elsewhere.
Canada Computers has it though probably not for long
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fpenguin wrote: Why is it so hard to find a decent laptop with

Touchscreen IPS, USB-C charging & USB-C Display out, 16GB RAM, Non-bilingual keyboard?
Bilingual keyboards aren't the actual issue. It's that a lot of them use ISO layouts. I've seen a few bilingual keyboards that are ANSI and you wouldn't even notice a difference, aside from the French characters printed on the keys.
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Bilingual Lenovo Flex from Costco

I can’t get used to the split enter key and left shift key.

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