Bringing the Zenbook series to another point with its updates, ASUS is here again with a very ambitious device. The brand announced the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED model , which this time took the title of the world’s thinnest OLED laptop .
Aside from the advantages it offers in terms of design and material quality, the new series is also an ambitious device in terms of technical features. We see that it is powered by new generation components. Let’s not rush the word and take a closer look at what ASUS has to offer in this device.
ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED Design and Material Selection
The design of the device is really stylish. We see that a very thin and elegant case is used. Although aluminum materials are used in the series, the device has a case weight of less than 1 kg . This allows the portability of the device to be increased to the next level.
When we come to the thinness part, we see that the thickness of the side profile is only 1 cm. As we mentioned in the title, this value makes the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED model the thinnest OLED laptop model in the world. To offer such a thinner laptop, ASUS has integrated a specially designed ultra-thin OLED panel into the CNC-machined cover, resulting in a 30% thinner display layer than the previous generation.
Another important part that we should mention in the design part will be the choice of material. Because we are faced with the most environmentally friendly computer among the Zenbook models ever presented. Recyclable materials were used both in the device and in the packaging.
Available in basalt gray or classic ponder blue color options, the Zenbook has been designed with the environment and carbon neutrality strictly in mind, using recycled metals and plastics in its structure, FSC Mix certified packaging, elegant new eco-friendly plasma ceramic aluminum for the basalt gray model, and halogen-free electronics.
The aluminum used in the cover part of the model, which has a basalt gray color option, is a special material called ceramic aluminum. Ceramic aluminum, obtained by ASUS using pure water and organic compounds, can be fully recycled when it reaches the end of its useful life, thus minimizing its carbon footprint.
As we mentioned above, care was taken not only to use the cover material, but also to use environmentally friendly materials in other parts of the device.
- Post-consumer recycled PCR plastics in keycaps and speakers
- In the speakers part, plastics connected to the ocean also,
- Case, keyboard closed and post industrial recycled (PIR) magnesium alloy on the cover,
- In the packaging, reusable and compostable 100% recyclable materials are used.
What’s Up With Endurance?
Although the device has gone through the environmentally friendly production process, of course, there may be a question mark about durability. ASUS also provides the users with the necessary information in this regard. ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED comes with the US military grade endurance standard MIL-STD-810H . The device, whose durability was tested with 26 separate tests, also stands out as one of the most durable laptops.
What Does ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED Offer in Specs?
The design and material choice of the new device draws attention, but of course, the work does not end there. We are faced with an ambitious device in terms of technical features. A laptop computer that will appeal to business-oriented uses has been presented. Let’s take a look at the screen features first.
How are the Display Features?
It would be fair to say that ASUS is used to using OLED screens in Zenbook models. Again, this model uses an OLED display.
ASUS Lumina OLED panel, which offers ultra-vivid colors on the screen that attracts attention with its thin bezels, comes with an aspect ratio of 16:10 . The device, which also has a screen-to-body ratio of 85% , comes out with a resolution of 2.8K , that is, 2880X1800 pixels .
Let’s add that there are Dolby Vision Pantone and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certificates on the screen .
Display Features Summary
- Size : 13.3 inches
- Screen Body Ratio: 85%
- Width: 16:10
- Panel: ASUS Lumina OLED
- Resolution: 2.8K (2880 X 1800)
- Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
- Brightness: 550 nits HDR
- Certifications: VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500, Dolby Vision Pantone, Low blue light certification
- Color Accuracy: Delta E <1
- Response Time: 0.2 milliseconds
- Technologies: ASUS Splendid, ASUS OLED Care
Processor, Battery, Ports and Other Specifications
ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED Processor and Memory Specifications
ASUS has chosen to use 13th Gen Intel processors in this series. The highest version includes the i7-1355U series processor. Offering a base clock speed of 1.7GHz , the processor has 10 cores and 12 threads . Let us remind you that the maximum clock speed of the processor, which has 12MB cache in the cache section, is 5.0 GHz .
When we look at the configuration details, we see that another processor option is offered for ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED . This option also includes an Intel Core i5-1335U processor. The processor, which has a base clock speed of 1.3 GHz, has 10 cores and 12 threads . While the amount of cache does not change, let’s add that the maximum clock speed is up to 4.6 GHz .
As for the graphics unit, no external graphics unit is used. The device has an Intel Iris Xe graphics unit . We can say that the integrated graphics unit will be ideal for daily use and business-oriented daily use.
Of course, the other important part is RAM and storage. Here, too, the series comes with a new generation. In the memory part, there is support for up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 memory . In the storage unit, it can be purchased up to 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD . There is also a 512GB option available.
Battery and Charging Time
ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED seems to be one of the ideal models in terms of battery times. The computer has a 63WHrs 4-cell Li-ion battery . The battery with fast charging support can charge the device up to 70% in 49 minutes . The charging endurance time is around 14 hours , according to the data shared by ASUS .
Connections and Ports
In the design part, we talked about how thin the device is. Although the case is quite thin, there are rich options for ports. The device has two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports . These ports support 4K external displays as well as data transfer up to 40 Gbps .
Apart from that, 1 HDMI 2.1 port, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 port and audio combo jack are also offered.
Sound and Camera Issue
ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED is also enriched in sound and camera. We see that artificial intelligence noise canceling technology and artificial intelligence visual effects technology are supported in the FHD IR camera in the series . It also offers secure face login technology via the FHD IR camera.
In the audio part, there is Dolby Atmos Harman Kardon sound system supported by ASUS Audio Booster technology . According to ASUS, the sound has been increased by over 5 times with the new sound system.
With all these features, ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED has officially appeared. It is not yet clear when the device will be available for sale in Turkey and what the price will be. This information will become clear in the near future.