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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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Nov 21, 2017
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After a bunch of thinking, I decided to return mine and see if something better comes up (looking at you, Lenovo, to release the slim7 in Canada with 16Gb of RAM...).

The laptop has a lot going for it. It is well built, compact and light. The aluminum is nice, the screen is decent. It has 16Gb of RAM (which should really be the minimum available on laptops in 2020), great CPU and good GPU.
However, a few things left me not completely satisfied with it, mainly: terrible keyboard backlight and cooling that leaves the HW not performing to its max. Also, though the screen is better than average on Ryzen laptops, I still wish for a brighter, higher resolution screen with a wider colour gamut. Let's see what fall brings us! Tiger lake is around the corner.
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For people having issues check for bios updates...
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waloshin wrote: For people having issues check for bios updates...
thats the first thing I did however BIOS is already at version 301.

unless it is an updated v301?

I did another windows wipe the other night, and it recovered to windows10 2004 and did not have to update (out of box it was one of the v1900) , so far I have only gotten 1 blue screen used it mostly yesterday and was good. Experienced no keyboard a few times after sleep though.

the only different thing is I never clicked the MyAsus app. I wonder if it was the reason for the black sceen and blue screen crashes.

I will uninstall it today along with the Mcaffee and see how it goes.
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Everyone with problems check your event viewer log and post that.
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Dec 25, 2018
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Weird issue is my laptop gets hot while in sleep mode. Had to not use sleep and only use hibernate to fix it. Checked so many power settings and nothing worked.
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I have been using this laptop now for a few weeks and I love it! Here is my review on it:

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Jan 28, 2008
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Returned it to Costco, had enough I can no longer deal with the blue and black screen. Its just not realiable enough. On top there is a coil whine and either keyboard does not respond after sleep or the fan goes full blast after resume.

Its back in stock in Costco but $1179.

Will just wait what comes along before EOY.
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Sep 18, 2018
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I have it for about a week and I have the same problems mentioned in this thread: fan goes crazy after a sleep session (have to use hibernate instead) and wifi dropping from times to times...

Thinking about returning it...
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My Lenovo stopped doing the black screen/sleep issue, not sure what exactly fixed it, installed a couple of optional driver updates from Windows Update, including a BIOS update not yet on Lenovo's website, also fiddled with alway-on USB power and disabled wake timers.

You may want to try that one the Asus.
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waloshin wrote: Everyone with problems check your event viewer log and post that.
Can also check under C:\Windows, if there's a "MEMORY.DMP". By default only a small one (less info) is collected on blue screen crash but still can provide some info what may cause it. Post it up in some tech forums, or in AMD communities forum since it's AMD laptop.
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Jun 24, 2019
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kurini wrote: I have it for about a week and I have the same problems mentioned in this thread: fan goes crazy after a sleep session (have to use hibernate instead) and wifi dropping from times to times...

Thinking about returning it...
I have the wifi dropping issue too. A little annoying when I'm in the middle of a zoom call.
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Is there any recommendation for upgrading HDD to 2TB/1TB for this laptop? please advise
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hmmm this deal is back. Is this laptop still great value? My only complaint about this may be the USB-C not capable of charging or video out, but I don't know how much that would affect me for my usage?

$999 at amazon.ca
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May 22, 2017
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For all these issues that’s why I’m thinking on buying my first MacBook (M1 or newer).
Looking for a good laptop to last me years like my 10 yr old Toshiba i5 1st Gen.
Unless I find a good R7 or i7 deal on a XPS or a Zenbook like this one but with no issues like this one.

I changed my Samsung S8 for an iPhone XR and in terms of bugs, I would say that it’s 99% better. So I think I will start to switch everything to Apple ecosystem

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