Yes, we’re calling the new Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake as “chips” and not as “processors”. I think that we should start to change the terminology as they’re now more like an SoC – also known as a “system-on-a-chip”. That aside, the new ASUS laptops are powerful – particularly, the Intel Core i7-1165G7.
Here are all the Tiger Lake-powered laptops that are coming to Malaysia.
|ZenBook Classic||ZenBook 14 (UX425)||
||i5-1135 / 8GB / 512GB SSD / Share / 14” Full HD / Number Pad
i7-1165 / 8GB / 512GB SSD / Share / 13” Full HD / Number Pad
|ZenBook 13 (UX325)||
|VivoBook S||VivoBook S15 (S533)||
||i5-1135 / 8GB / 512GB SSD / Share / 15” Full HD / Fingerprint||RM 3399|
|VivoBook 14 / 15||VivoBook 14 (K413)||
||i5-1135 / 8GB / 512GB SSD / Share / 14” Full HD / Fingerprint||RM 3099|
|VivoBook 15 (K513)||i5-1135 / 8GB / 512GB SSD / NVIDIA MX 350 / 15” Full HD / Fingerprint||RM 3299|
|i5-1135 / 8GB / 512GB SSD / Share / 15” Full HD / Fingerprint||RM 3099|
ASUS is also having an exclusive launch sale this coming 20th November 2020 on Shopee at 8pm – so make sure you stay tuned for that! So far, I’m really loving the Intel 11th Gen chipsets as it offers a lot of power. If you’re looking for a laptop, make sure you wait for the new Tiger Lake laptops.
But, there’s a glaring issue with the Tiger Lake chipsets so far. In our initial coverage of the Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake launch, the chipsets can run between 12W to 28W. But, we reviewed two different laptops from ASUS that are operating at completely different wattages even though both laptops are using the same Intel Core i7-1165G7. One laptop runs at 15W max, whereby the other runs at 28W – which created a big performance disparity.
Whichever the case may be, I do wish that all manufacturers of laptops to disclose the maximum operating wattage so that customers won’t be confused or get the wrong idea when they purchase the Tiger Lake laptops.