5 Things That Make the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED a Great Productivity and Entertainment Laptop

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While having a big screen along with great performance and battery life can be great for a laptop, depending on what you do, being able to pack all of that in the smallest and slimmest form factor possible can sometimes be the better option.

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Fortunately, ASUS seemingly had this in mind when they designed the new ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED – a 13-inch laptop that packs the horsepower for the daily productivity grind, media consumption, and probably even a bit of gaming, while staying thin and lightweight, making it easy to lug around especially when traveling with or in a limited space.

Here are 5 reasons why we think this laptop is as awesome as it gets.

A Compact Companion for On-the-Go Productivity and Entertainment

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ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED only measures 14.9mm thin and weighs just 1kg. That means it should fit in standard sized backpacks without taking a lot of space, giving you more room for other important things you may want to bring.

This laptop is made of a magnesium-aluminum alloy that perfectly complements the vibrant colors that it’s available in – Ponder Blue, Aqua Celadon, Refined White, and Vestige Beige. Each designed to match your sense of fashion and style, while sporting the ASUS monogram logo that stands out and looks great from any angle.

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You also get a backlit ErgoSense keyboard which uses 0.2mm dish-shaped indentation, as well as 1.4mm key travel, all for replicating a typing experience similar to that of a desktop PC keyboard.

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It also features ASUS NumberPad 2.0 with ErgoSense, which allows you to use the touchpad as an illuminated numeric keypad via a touch sensor at the top right of the touchpad. Speaking of which, the touchpad is coated with hydrophobic and high-end PVD anti-fingerprint coating for improved wear and tear resistance and smoother feedback when scrolling.

Immersive Display

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While content can definitely be more appreciated on bigger screens, that does not mean a 13-inch laptop cannot have a gorgeous looking display that’s great for watching movies, viewing photos, playing games, and more. 

In that regard, the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED is equipped with a 13.3-inch 2.8K OLED HDR display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, bolstered by a 4-sided NanoEdge design that gives you extremely slim bezels and a screen-to-body ratio of 89%, enhancing the viewing experience.

As for the benefits of OLED, ASUS OLED displays in particular ofer 60% higher color volume, which means you get better colors and good clarity regardless of the brightness level. ASUS also employs a variety of features to prevent burn-in and protect the OLED display.

Apart from that, it also boasts 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, a 0.2ms response time, up to 550 nits of peak brightness for outdoor use, and deep blacks for added immersion. The display is also VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black certified, covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space, and is Pantone-Validated for accurate colors and excellent contrast. It’s also certified by TUV Rheinland, emitting 70% less harmful blue light compared to typical LCDs.

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What’s unique about this laptop is that it allows users to choose from multiple color gamuts, done via the MyASUS app. Making content for the web? Use sRGB, watching a movie? Go DCI-P3, and for everything else, there’s Display P3.

Powered by AMD Ryzen 6000 Series Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics

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Of course, a good laptop has to be able to deliver the right balance of performance and efficiency to ensure that you don’t have to run to a socket before you can even get half of the job done. 

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As such, the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED packs either the 6 cores/12 threads AMD Ryzen 5 6600U or the 8-cores/16-threads Ryzen 7 6800U. Both are 6nm chips based on the company’s new Zen 3+ architecture, and armed with an AMD Radeon 660M/680M, which are based on the RDNA 2 architecture, offering up to two times faster performance compared to the previous generation for graphics processing.

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These processors deliver up to 70% improvement in media and entertainment performance compared to the previous generation, as well as up to 130% better 3D rendering performance, and up to a stunning 100% improved gaming performance.

Apart from these, the ASUS Zenbook S13 OLED also has up to 16GB of LPDDR5 6400MHz RAM and a 512GB PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSD for storage..

Extensive Connectivity

Many users like to connect their laptops to other devices that enhance their workflow, such as external monitors and storage devices. As such, the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED has three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports. Each of which supports data transfers, DisplayPort, and Power Delivery, along with an audio combo jack.

To take advantage of fast Wi-Fi networks, the laptop is also equipped with a WiFi 6E wireless network card that delivers up to 3 times higher throughput and 4 times the network capacity of WiFi 5. There’s also Bluetooth 5.2 for stable connectivity with compatible devices.

The WiFi SmartConnect feature allows the laptop to automatically connect to the network with the best signal, while noise reduction technology reduces signal interference for stable and consistent WiFi performance.

Charge Anytime, Anywhere

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With USB-C Easy Charge, you can basically charge your ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED with a wide range of USB-C chargers. It comes with a 65W fast-charge adapter, but you can basically use any PD certified charger. You can even use airline chargers, portable charges, or even power banks. The technology ensures 4.5-watt charging for non PD chargers.

ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED UM5302 Specifications

CPUAMD Ryzen 7 6800U
AMD Ryzen 5 6600U
Display13.3” 16:10 (2880 x 1800) 60 Hz OLED, up to 550-nits peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, DisplayHDR 500 True Black, Dolby Vision, PANTONE Validated, and TÜV Rheinland
Operating systemWindows 11 Home
GraphicsAMD Radeon 680M
AMD Radeon 660M
Main memoryUp to 16 GB 6400 MHz LPDDR5
Storage512 GB PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
ConnectivityWiFi 6E (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.2
CameraFHD/HD webcam with 3DNR
I/O3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C1 x 3.5 mm Audio combo jack
TouchpadMulti-touchpad/NumberPad 2.0
AudioCertified by Harman KardonDolby AtmosSmart AMPAI Noise Canceling Audio
Battery67Wh lithium-polymer battery 
AC adapter65W Type-C power adapter 
Dimensions296.7 x 210.5x 14.9 mm
WeightApprox. 1.0 kg

Pricing and Availability

ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED UM5302 is priced at PHP 63,995 for the Ryzen 5 6600U variant with 8GB of RAM and PHP 76,995 for the Ryzen 7 6800U model with twice the amount of RAM. Both come with 512GB of storage. For a list of ASUS Concept Stores and Retailers, click here. You can also get it via Home Credit at 0% interest on up to 12 months installment.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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