Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM325UA-DS71
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM325UA-DS71
Source: Tom's Guide
The AMD-equipped Asus Zenbook 13 OLED is an excellent value, offering an eye-catching 1080p OLED display and exceptional battery life in a slim, lightweight package for less than a thousand bucks. Sure, the speakers aren't amazing, the webcam leaves something to be desired, and there's no headphone jack, but these are stumbling blocks you can work around. If you need a zippy little ultraportable with a great screen that will last you all day long, you can't do better than the OLED-equipped Asus Zenbook 13 at this price. Alternatively, you could get the Intel-equipped model if you like the idea of having Thunderbolt 4 ports and Wi-Fi 6 (this AMD model is still Wi-Fi 5), but I can't vouch for the performance or battery life of those laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: India Today
The Asus ZenBook 13 OLED is among the pricey ones. You will have to pay Rs 99,990 for the top-end model of the ZenBook 13 OLED. At this price, you have the MacBook Air, the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, among others to choose from. While the Asus ZenBook 13 OLED processor is good, the Apple M1 is among the best performers right now. So, where exactly does the ZenBook 13 OLED stand in the crowd?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: i2Hard RU→EN
Positive: Light weight; compact size; metal case; bright display; powerful processor; high performance; silent system; great ergonomics; excellent cameras. Negative: No headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2021
The latest to join the Asus ZenBook family is none other than the Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM325UAZ Ryzen 5. First of all, in terms of its design, this model is quite easy to be carried around and looks good on a desk, weighing in at a trim 2.5 pounds and measuring just 11.98 x 7.99 x 0.55 inches. Physically, it is grey and matte all over except the lid, which sports a fingerprint-attracting spun-metal finish replete with offset Asus logo. Once opened, there is a beautiful 1080p OLED display surrounded by nice thin 4.4mm bezels on either side. It is worth mentioning that the top and bottom bezels are a little thicker (6.5mm and 12.9mm, respectively), but are still small enough that it is easy to forget about them while focusing on the screen.
When the device is opened on a flat surface, the back of the keyboard tends to lift up slightly, which is a result of the Zenbook’s ErgoLift hinge. Well, according to Asus, by designing the bottom lip of the screen housing to stick out beneath the laptop and push its rear up a few degrees, it will create a more ergonomic typing position and improved cooling and speaker performance. As far as its display is concerned, the 13.3-inch 1080p OLED display is one of the major selling points of this Zenbook, and in person it obviously looks nice and vibrant. It is rather rare to find an OLED screen in a laptop at this price and it does a great job too, of helping contrasts stand out, achieving nice deep blacks as well as bright, saturated colours. In terms of its connectivity, the Asus Zenbook 13 OLED sports a pretty respectable array of ports for a 13-inch ultraportable, with one caveat, there is no headphone jack. However, there is still a USB-C port to 3.5mm adapter packed in with the laptop, which can be used for wired headphones if one is willing to sacrifice the use of one USB-C port. Overall, there are two USB-C ports (which are also Thunderbolt 4 ports, on the Intel-equipped models of Zenbook 13) along the left edge of the laptop, with an HDMI port for hooking up an external display.
As for its performance, in addition to being quite power-efficient, the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU driving this model proved more than powerful enough to tackle daily computing tasks without breaking a sweat. In terms of its keyboard, with well-spaced keys that have 1.4 mm of travel, the keyboard is quite comfortable to type on. Also, there is no fingerprint reader or other fancy tech hiding in the keyboard. In addition, the touchpad beneath the keyboard is wide and easy to use. This model also comes with an incredible 15-hour battery life. Overall, it is a great device to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 2.100 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
R7 5700U: A laptop-grade APU featuring eight SMT-enabled Zen 2 cores running at 1.8 GHz to 4.3 GHz and a Vega series graphics adapter with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1,900 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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