ASUS ZenBook 14" Laptop - Grey (Intel Core i5-8250U / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / Windows 10)

  • Model #: UX430UA-BH51-CB
  • Web Code: 11558814
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Stay productive and creative anywhere you go with this ASUS 14" ZenBook UX430UA laptop, which features a brilliant Full HD 1080p NanoEdge bezel display, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB solid state drive. Built-in Wi-Fi and integrated Bluetooth add wireless connectivity, while a micro HDMI output lets you connect to a secondary HD display.

More Information

  • 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8250U processer and 8GB of DDR3 RAM deliver solid and reliable performance for effortless everyday computing and more
  • 256GB solid state drive loads files quickly and has fewer moving parts than a traditional hard disc, minimizing the risk of malfunction
  • 14-inch wide-view NanoEdge bezel display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 presents images, videos, apps, software, and other content in crisp, crystal-clear detail
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi gives you the freedom to connect to wireless networks at home, at the office, or to hotspots when you're on the go
  • Bluetooth functionality allows you to wirelessly connect a range of compatible devices, such as a gaming headset or external speakers
  • Total of 3 USB ports (1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x USB 3.0, and 1 x USB 2.0) make it easy to expand functionality by connecting a range of peripherals, such as a printer, keyboard, and mouse
  • Micro HDMI output lets you connect the laptop to an HD monitor or HDTV for use as a secondary display
  • Preinstalled with Windows 10 operating system, which features a refined internet browser, improved Start menu, digital assistant with Cortana, universal Windows apps, and much more
  • Built-in fingerprint reader offers secure 1-touch login via Windows Hello feature

What's in the Box?

  • Manual
  • Power Cables
  • AC Adapter

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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3.9 / 5
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  • from MONTRÉAL

Do not purchase!

This laptop was fine for about 2 weeks until the fan started to make a rattling sound. It is very loud and annoying, I tried returning it but Best Buy would not take it back, they sent it to ASUS to repair it. Once I received the laptop back I heard the fan the second I turned it on! I went back to Best Buy and they sent it back to ASUS. Once again I received the laptop and the problem has not been solved. I am extremely disappointed with this laptop and customer service from both companies. They have done nothing to fix this issue. Buy a better laptop, don't take a chance with this one because you will be stuck with it.

  • from Sault Sainte Marie, ON

Totally Satisfied

I've had this laptop for about a couple of weeks and love it. It's exactly as described. Very light, easy to carry, beautiful graphics, easy to use. I don't noticed any noise what so ever. So I don't know what those other reviews are talking about. Although I'm only using the laptop for email, browsing and netflix. Nothing too demanding. My only comment/complaint was a lack of a manual. Only a "User Guide" which was totally useless.

  • from Toronto, Ontario


I walked in best buy store in downsview toronto looking for a laptop with similar specs to this one but has a dedicated graphics card... I had sales guy (toshar) help me out and I was in a hurry to getting a laptop ... he told me this laptop has a dedicated graphics card but when i reached home and unboxed it..turns out it doesnt... I tried calling the store to speak to him but he avoided me.. I guess i'll go through the trouble of returning it and searching for another one... Talk about crappy customer service

  • from Montreal, QC

Coil Whine

This laptop is really nice, has nice speakers and is pretty fast. I bought it for school and tested it for 2 days. How ever, i really hate the coil whine sound that it emits and the fan constantly goes on and off which is pretty annoying. My last laptop did not do that as much as this brand new one. Will be returning it.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Serious Software Issues

I bought this computer on sale in November after reading tons of reviews saying it was an excellent buy for students due to its specs and relatively low price. I returned it after 15 days because of software issues affecting the track pad. I got a new one after being convinced that this computer was a great student computer and very affordable. There were a few ticks with it, specifically with the keyboard back-light flashing and the Wi-Fi disconnecting every time I closed the laptop until I turned the Wi-Fi on and off again. Although annoying, I can live with that. But recently I have had nothing but issues when the computer goes to sleep. The screen often is unresponsive when I open up the laptop, and today I had to hard reset it because I was met with a blue, then black screen and a flashing keyboard when I opened it up in class (after using it fine only the night before). I really loved this laptop when it was working fine, and I understand that sometimes there are just factory defects that can affect some laptops, but I can't seem to fix any of these software issues, and after getting two defective computers I will be returning it and buying a different brand. Which, I might add, is extremely inconvenient given that I am in the middle of a university semester and rely heavily on a laptop.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Second Try is the Charm

It's a great laptop, battery life is excellent, it's fast, light, and looks cool. So far, I've used it to run Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator etc., and some light games on Steam, and it works really well. However, I'm currently writing this on my second one of these laptops as I have recently returned the first one, see below: Laptop 1 - Despite being charged, the laptop wouldn't turn on at times. I had to power cycle it to get it to boot up more than once. Also, in front of the trackpad, the edge of the laptop shell was opened slightly. It may have been dropped during shipping and this caused the case seam to split open a little bit. I returned it and got another one no questions asked. Laptop 2 - I left it charging for a few hours, came back to use it, and the laptop was incredibly hot. When I opened it, the backlit keyboard was flashing so I let it sit for a few minutes unplugged to cool down. I chatted with ASUS support and tried their suggested fix (Hard Reset and reinstall the battery driver) and it seems to be working fine now. I'm still nervous to leave it plugged in and charging unattended for any length of time though.

  • from La Prairie, QC

Best value ultrabook at the moment

With the newest 8th gen intelcore processor and a decent SSD, this lightweight laptop is lightning fast for what it is, and with a 50Wh battery, it will last at least a good 7h under a normal load. The screen and speakers are its best features and seem like they are taken straight out of a laptop three times its cost, while the brushed aluminium chassis gives it a solid premium feel. Definitely feels more expensive than it is. The lack of Thunderbolt and a GPU are its only downsides but for this cost, having these two would almost be asking for too much. As with other ultrabooks, it does heat up when under load and the fan becomes audible, but if this is your complaint, ultrabooks really aren't for you

  • from Waterloo, ON

Excellent laptop

Apart from the bilingual keyboard, this laptop is perfect in every way. Fan noise was an issue at first but the problem can easily be solved by installing a third party app called Notebook FanControl.

  • from Windsor, ON


I got this laptop a couple of months ago, and I love it! It perfectly fits my needs as a student and is lightweight and portable. It handles video streaming and multitasking like a charm. This is the first laptop of the 4 I've had in my life that I have truly loved. The only complaint I have is that the screen is a little dim and the difference between the dimmest-brightest settings is very small, and the volume doesn't go very loud. Other than that it's awesome!

  • from Red Deer, AB

Zenbook UX430 8th Gen

Spent a month researching laptops and kept coming back to the UX430! Sold my 2012 MacBook air for a decent price so was looking to replace the sold MacBook with either another MacBook air or Ultra book. I'm not looking for a heavy graphics intense machine that is a pain to hull around or surf on coach! I was torn between MacBook air 13 / Acer swift 3 / or this UX430! The hardware on the UX430 is excellent with 8th gen chip set coupled with full 1080 hd screen but most importantly the 256GB SSD ! On sale for 850 this laptop is a great deal compared with the MacBook air which doesent have a HD monitor and 5th gen chip and half the storage so that being said I gave this laptop a try and was not disappointed, Windows 10 is great user friendly interface! This laptop is the perfect size at 14 inches and lighter then a MacBook air. I love everything about this laptop and was fully prepared to return if not 100% satisfied and go back to a MacBook air however this is in every bit as good as MacBook in a windows package. Don't hesitate and buy this laptop if your looking for a ulta book and don't want to spend 1000's Read fan noise an issue but I haven't seen this at all in mine.

  • from Montréal, QC

Bon produit

Parfait comme laptop! Les caracteristiques sont impressionnantes. Pour le bruit qu'il fait c'est parce que le ventilo marche très bien et que les sites de vidéos et de téléchargement font du mining sur votre ordi donc conseil telechargez opera et utilisez son built-in adblocker. Tous les autres ordis auront le même problème c'est juste que leur ventilateur sera moins efficace. 3 semaines que je l'ai et je ne regrette rien!

  • from Windsor, ON

Recommend: Great Laptop

Pros: Fast processor, quad core processor, great amount of ram and storage, ssd is fast (13 seconds from powered off to logged in and ready to go), fingerprint scanner (easy log in), nice bezel, great screen, overall very nice laptop easpecially with the 8th gen processor making it much more worth is than other 7th gen competitors. Cons: Speakers on bottom can be muffled when used on lap (great on table or desk), Shift key is small (easy to get used to), when the cpu is being heavily used the fan can get loud and there's a small buzzing sound (you can't hear this if you're listening to music, watching a video, or have headphones on), no cons really cause much of an issue just small things that are easy to work around All around recommendable laptop \o>

  • from Edmonton, AB

Coil whine noise

Great specs and price but too much coil whine noise. Thought it may be a manufacturer defect for the one that I purchased so I exchanged it with another one but the new one is same too. I will be returning it.

  • from Hamilton, ON

Like a Macbook Air, only better

Great price for the laptop, even better if it's on sale. A couple hundred cheaper than the Macbook Air and also thinner, smaller (with a larger screen with higher resolution) and twice the storage.

  • from Burlington, ON

better buy than macbook

i would compare this the macbook but much cheaper.

  • from Victoria, BC


Perfect in every way. No complaints

  • from Calgary, AB

Superb overall device

This laptop has excellent specs for its price. Its speedy with no lag at all. The screen is a pleasure to look at since I do spend lots of hours on this laptop as I am a computer science student. The only two things that are of concern to me are the mushy feel of the keyboard and an irritating crackling static noise at the top left-hand corner of the laptop. This noise only occurs when the laptop is under a heavy load. You think the noise will be of no concern but it really is not when it constantly happens. I actually had returned the first one I bought because the crackling noise was extremely loud and irritating and bought a second ASUS and this time the noise wasn't as bad. That being said, the device is great overall and I would certainly recommend it to anyone.

  • from Vancouver, BC

An outstanding laptop with superb display

If you are looking for a super light and thin laptop, even slimmer than the macbook air, with excellent build quality, backlit keyboard , and most importantly a display to die for, this is it. This one has 8 gb ram, 256 ssd hard drive, usb 3.0, bluetooth, a superfast i5 processor, and a display that is beyond outstanding. Fan noise none, to very minimal. On sale, this is a steal. Not on sale, still an excellent product. No hesitations in recommending. Read some of the online reviews by the computer mags and you will see what i mean. No downsides that i can see. Buy it.

  • from Toronto, ON

Business type matte display - no reflection, no headache !!!

This laptop has a great advantage in the type of screen. Not a reflective glass like most units that make your eyes tired and give you a headache (yes, I mean a real headache). It is really hard to find a laptop with this type of screen, not sure why. Fan and coil noise - not so much, only under heavy load when installing or updating software. This PC is not for a heavy gamer.

  • from Vancouver, BC

i'm happy with this computer. i dont find the fan too noisy.

overall this computer is working great. it's compact, responsive, nice design. i can hear the fan a bit but i dont find it that bad, despite what others are reporting.

  • from Surrey, BC


This laptop was nice

  • from Sydney, NS

Great ultrabook

Very responsive and has fantastic performance. Wonderful build quality that is just as nice as a macbook at a fraction of the cost. I can do a fare amount of editing on this machine thanks to the 4 core/8 thread cpu. The screen is beautiful but my only complaint with it would be there's a slight amount of ghosting which isn't a deal breaker for me really. I can do a bit of olde school gaming like ps2 and dreamcast emulation

  • from Brampton, ON

Great value

Bought it a week ago on sale and I'm very happy with it. Build quality, weight and size are excellent.. Battery life is about 8-9hrs. Its smaller and lighter than Acer Swift 3 for the same price. It's quiet and fast. Great value for your money.

  • from Kamloops, BC

High Quality Laptop...except fan!

Overall this laptop is a great quality machine....nice look, really nice keyboard feel (and backlit!), the trackpad is very responsive and the fingerprint scanner is a nice touch too! I'm also impressed with the speakers....I was skeptical that the speakers would have decent sound as they are located on the bottom of the laptop, but there was nothing to worry about there! The fan has quite a whine to it at some speeds however. I noticed it the day I first used it, and while it doesn't whine often, when it does it's rather high-pitched and annoying.That, combined with the fact that this laptop doesn't have a Fn key lock setting are the only two things that I'm less than satisfied with so far though! I'm still very happy with the laptop overall!

  • from Kanata, ON

Horrible computers

Worst experience with ASUS. Performance is horrible and their warranty its a bad joke they will let you send your device and they will give it a couple of kisses and send it back to you hoping for the best. Before buying an ASUS thing in giving the money to a charity instead. Or if you are thinking the price is good, think in all of your time you are going to spend troubleshooting trying the impossible (making this computers better) and the cost of that.

  • from Montreal

Missing Dedicated Graphic Card

I would buy it if it includes Nvidia MX150 which should be the balanced and standard configuration for this level laptop.

  • from Toronto

Good laptop, however coil whine is an issue

This laptop has a good screen, good keyboard, narrow bezels, and is really light for its size. However, there is always a faint coil whine that you can hear in a quiet room. Sometimes, the coil whine gets really loud and annoying. Also, the keyboard is not the most comfortable. Everything else is really good, including the price.

  • from Calgary, AB

Fan Noise

Purchased this laptop because of the great specs and price. Returned it due to the fan noise. Laptop would get noisy even if I had one browser open and it really started to get loud once I had my excel worksheets open. Ended up returning it the Asus and purchased the Acer Swift 3 - similar specs, similar price, not noisy.

  • from Montréal, QC

Great for the price

Some people seems to be having issues with the fan but somehow I'm not experiencing the same problem. I find it very silent even when playing heavy games. I was surprised that I could run games like heroes of the storm, overwatch and so. The CPU is performing greatly even without a graphic card. Otherwise the product is solid, very light. I prefer the 14 inch to the 13. This model is much better than the previous one. So far so good.

  • from Laval, QC

Insane coil whine and fan noise

I bought this laptop for my class lectures and everything is perfect. The screen, the weight, the typing experience, etc. Except for two things. The battery life isn't really 9 hours, but more like 7 or 8 but the absolute worse about this laptop is the noise. I couldn't believe how loud the fan is even at idle. If you download something in class of render something, everyone will hear the fan. Once you let the laptop do nothing for a while, lets say watch a youtube video, the fan speed will go down and that's when you'll hear the insane coil whine that this little guy is capable of. It's really a shame because for the price, the performances and build quality are awesome.

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