25/07/2023 by OTTO Africa & Asia Magazin
This new laptop from Asus is very lightweight, supports Windows Hello and comes with lots of great new features.
Let me introduce you to the S13 OLED laptop, which has just got released, this is the thinnest and lightest laptop from Asus. This Zenbook laptop weighs only 1kg, The thickness of the device is 10.9mm, it is also thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air.
The screen of the device is 13.3″ OLED panel, The resolution is 1880×1800, The aspect ratio of the screen is 16:10, it also supports DCL P3 colors with 100%. These technologies are supposed to make the screen’s visibility excellent, The screen also supports Dolby Vision.
However, the screen doesn’t support touch input, but it supports 550 nits of brightness, which is great for laptops, it also supports 60Hz refresh rate.
The device comes with Intel’s i7-1355U CPU from the 13th Gen. The GPU is the Intel Iris Xe Graphics Family, it comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB M.2 storage. The device runs Windows 11 Home Edition 64bit.
In Geekbench 6, the CPU scored 1475 points for the single core and 6235 points for multicores, Here’s where the CPU performance is ranked among other competitors:
The GPU scored 13702 points. The design of the laptop is beautiful, it is made from aluminium and is very thin. The back of the device contains Ceramic Plasma, it is also fingerprint sensor resistant.
The design is actually beautiful. The cooling vents are located at the bottom of the device. The hinges are designed to lift up the laptop when the screen opens.
The keyboard is comfortable to use. There are dedicated buttons to take screenshots, and other buttons to enable/disable the mic and camera. The trackpad is the same size as the trackpad of the MacBook Air, and it also supports gestures.
The device doesn’t support a fingerprint sensor, but it comes with the responsive Windows Hello feature for secure unlocking. The device comes with the Glider X app to broadcast the screen on a smartphone or an iPad.
This app allows you to have dual screens, and it is available on iOS and Android. The Zenbook S13 comes with a high quality camera with 3DNR support, it also comes with an IR sensor. The device supports fast charging with 65W, and it comes with a number of ports: USB-A port, full size HDMI port. There’s also a USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and a 3.5mm headphones jack.
The device supports bluetooth 5.2 and WiFi 6e, it comes with Harman Kardon speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The speakers produce high and clear audio. The mics supports AI Noise Cancelation. The mics also support a feature called Smart Amplifier, which helps the mics produce better performance.
The speakers are great, and the device comes with a variety of ports, it is thin and lightweight and its hardware is excellent.
It doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor, and the camera could’ve been better!
This has been my review of the new ZenBook A13 OLED laptop, See you later!
Content Editor, & Ceo of OTTO Magazin.