ASUS ZenBook 14 Q407IQ Laptop: Complete urgent projects on the go with this ASUS ZenBook laptop. The 14-inch Full HD display provides stunning visuals, while the AMD Ryzen 5 processor and 8GB of RAM power through everyday software and support smooth multitasking. This Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled ASUS ZenBook laptop has a 256GB SSD for rapid boots.
Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below)
Windows 11 Operating System
Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
14" Full HD display
The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
Enjoy high application performance and smoother gaming experiences with AMD Ryzen™ 5 processors, with machine intelligence, multitasking capabilities and efficient architecture with up to 6 cores and 12 processing.
8GB system memory for advanced multitasking
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
Solid State Drive (PCI-e)
Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics
Provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
Weighs 2.65 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin
Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. Lithium-polymer battery.
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
Supports microSD memory card formats.
Built-in HD webcam with microphone
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
Basic software package included
30-days trial of Microsoft Office 365.
Headphone/microphone combo jack.
¹Device comes with Windows 10 and a free Windows 11 upgrade or may be preloaded with Windows 11. The Windows 11 upgrade will be delivered to qualifying devices starting in late 2021 and into 2022. Timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware (see aka.ms/windows11-spec)
Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
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A:AnswerWhile the Asus reps' answers are technically correct (you cannot use the USB-C port to charge the laptop), you absolutely can use USB-C chargers to charge this laptop if you're willing to buy a simple adapter that can be found online for less that $10 US. You plug your USB-C charger into the adapter, and plug the adapter into the barrel charger of the laptop. Works perfectly. This is the adapter I use, but any with the same specs will work:
Cablecc USB 3.1 Type C USB-C to DC 19V Adapter PD Emulator Trigger 90 Degree Angled (4.0x1.3mm)
You also need a charger with high-enough power to do this. I use this wall charger and it works perfectly:
"MacBook Pro Charger, Anker 60W USB-C Power Adapter, PowerPort Speed 1 Compact Type C PD Wall Charger, for MacBook Pro/Air 2018, HP Spectre, Dell XPS, Matebook, iPad Pro, iPhone, Galaxy and More"
Also, on the go, I use a portable power bank to do the same thing. Here it's very important to get one that not only is high-enough power, it needs to support "PD" (Power Delivery).
I use this one specifically: "USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20000mAh 60W PD 3.0 Power Bank 2-Port Power Delivery Laptop Charger"
Hope that helps! Don't let the absence of direct USB-C charging turn you away from this laptop. This is an excellent computer and is a steal at the current sale price of $499.99 (at the time of my writing this.)
A:AnswerAsus offers two fan profiles in the MyAsus app, which also act as power profiles. Silent favors low noise, but caps the CPU at around 10W, while Auto is a balanced mode that allows the CPU to run at between 15-25W in sustained loads.