Inside ASUS ZenBook 14 UX425 – disassembly and upgrade options
Perhaps to no surprise, the upgrade options for this notebook are extremely limited. On the bright side, there are still some surprises.
ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425JA-EB51)
- Intel Core i5-1035G1
- Intel UHD Graphics G1
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
In the same fashion as its 13-inch sibling, this notebook requires the removal of its bottom panel in order to access the internals. Thankfully, this is not difficult at all, and you have to undo 5 Torx-head screws plus two hidden beneath the back rubber feet. After that, pry your way around the laptop with a plastic tool and lift the panel away.
First, there is the battery, which has a formidable capacity of 67Wh.
3. Memory and storage
Again, the memory on this device is soldered, meaning no upgrades possible. However, you can configure your notebook with up to 32GB of LPDDR4X memory upon purchase. Additionally, you can pick up to 2TB of PCIe x4 M.2 SSD, and you can always change it via the M.2 slot present just above the processor.
4. Cooling system
At first glance, the cooling solution is nothing spectacular. It employs a single heat pipe, as well as a fan, whose profile is extremely thin.