Meanwhile, if you can do without the S13's trimness, ASUS' refreshed ZenBook 14 might be more up your alley. It's remarkably similar in terms of configuration options, though you can opt for even less expensive variants with an Intel Core i3-8145U, either 4 or 8GB of RAM and either a 256GB or 512GB SSD. Oh, and if the model didn't already give it away, the ZenBook 14 packs a — you guessed it — 14-inch, full HD display.
Flexibility is the name of the game here, though without knowing how much either of these new ZenBooks cost, it's damned near impossible to judge how a good value these things compared to the competition. Then again, ZenBooks historically haven't been ultra-cheap machines (that's definitely Vivobook territory), so we wouldn't be surprised if these all dropped in the neighborhood of $1,500. We'll have to wait and see, though you can take a little solace in the fact that both of these notebooks will drop in the first few months of 2019.