For an ultrabook, the all-new ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED is undoubtedly one of the slimmest laptops in the market presently. If having an OLED screen and long-lasting battery is the question, then this machine is definitely the answer.
As remote working for most people is gradually phasing out, laptops need to adapt to the prime of telecommuting. As we know them, ultrabooks are the best form of notebooks that can help with the hybrid arrangement of these present times. They are lightweight, pack robust hardware, and quite utilitarian in their approach. It has a 67Wh 4-cell battery that lasts for about 10-12 hours on a single charge.
The Asus ZenBook 13 OLED display is 13.3-inch Full-HD 16:9 OLED panel with 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut, HDR, NanoEdge technology, TUV Rheinland certification for eye protection, VESA Display HDR, and 400 nits of maximum brightness.
The UX325 has a bright and beautiful screen with aneight-core AMD Ryzen 5700U processor with 16 threads coupled with 16GB of LPDDR4X 3733MHz RAM and 1TB of PCIe 3.0 SSD storage. The contrast levels are good, and brightness can really go up high when needed.
Weighing approximately 1.1 kilograms, with the look and feel of a business-class laptop, the ZenBook 13 OLED has asturdy and stylish diamond-cut aluminum alloy build. The Pine Grey colour of this laptop looks classy andit is certified for harsh conditions.
It is very comfortable to hold the laptop with one hand and very convenient to use. The biggest unique selling point of the ZenBook 13 OLED is its OLED panel. The bezels are very slim, with a slight protrusion of the upper lid that, when pushed away from the keyboard, lifts the keyboard. This mechanism is called ErgoLift and makes way for the air vents to get a free passage for heat dissipation.
In the laptop, Asus has used some technologies to prevent OLED burn-ins and the eyes from constant watching.
The keyboard is conclave-style with broad keys and the key travel is about 19.05mm pitch. The keyboard is backlit, with a one-touch button to customize brightness at three levels and turn it off when necessary. This is useful when typing late at night without the room lights on.
Though there is no number keypad, a digital one is available on the touchpad that can be activated by tapping the trigger spots on the top left and right corners of the touchpad. This number pad can also be used as a calculator by just a single tap on the calculator icon (one of the two trigger spots).
The connectivity on the ZenBook 13 OLED is facilitated by Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless devices, with one USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-A port. There are two USB-C Gen 2 ports, an HDMI 2.1 port and a microSD card reader on the laptop. The laptop also uses a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle.
Media content creators will enjoy the Asus ZenBook 13 OLED device because of the OLED panel, which can be used to check true colours on a DSLR shot or a video. Built with the Harman Kardon technology, the sound experience from the speakers is amazing. The inbuilt microphone also has a noise cancellation function for video calls.