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Asus ZenBook 15 Series

Asus Zenbook 15 UX533FD-90NB0JX3-M01280Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.6kg, 1.69kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 86.34% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 87%, features: 48%, display: 84%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 89%

 

Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD

The Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD is one of the slightly more affordable offerings which still has decent performance. ASUS has updated its original ZenBook line with not only Intel's new Whiskey Lake U-series processors but also a new four-sided, nearly frameless design with up to 95 percent screen-to-body ratio. The whole ZenBook range is pretty stylish. The first thing to note is the commitment to keeping a high screen-to-body ratio of 92%, which is achieved by the side 3 mm bezels. Asus calls this ‘NanoEdge’, but that’s just really a fancy way of saying ‘a very thin bezel’. Then there are the colors which are beautiful deep blue and silver colored cases complimented nicely by rose gold accents. Weighing 1.59 kg, the ZenBook 15 isn’t as light as some of the other skinny laptops seen around. Then there’s something called ‘ErgoLift’, which is not as throwaway a name as it might sound once they realize what it means. The hinges of the ZenBook are shaped in such a way that when users open one, it has the effect of lifting the laptop’s posterior up off of the surface of the desk by an angle of 3 degrees. This sees the keys angled towards their hands at a more gentle angle, which supposedly makes it nicer to type on. As for hardware, it features a Core i7-8565U CPU, 8GB RAM, up to 512GB SSD and Harman Kardon-certified stereo speakers. Each laptop also has a traditional USB 3.1 port, two USB-A ports, a headphone jack, and a full-size HDMI port. These machines have passed various military-grade torture tests (MIL-STD-810G) so they should age a little better than many other laptops. Similarly, the ZenBook 15 has a 4K display option, DisplayPort output via USB-C, a full-size SD card slot instead of microSD, plus a larger 73W battery (up to 16 hours) instead of the 14-hour battery life of the smaller models such as the ZenBook 13 and 14. Asus claims this feature also ensures that any audio emitted by the downward-pointing Harmon Kardon-certified speakers won’t be immediately absorbed by the desktop. Another highlight of this series is the optional backlit "NumberPad" on the glass trackpad. Simply tap the top right button to toggle this virtual numeric keypad. And yes, a user can still swipe the cursor around in this mode, so a user doesn't have to keep turning the NumberPad off and on. While this is obviously a poor man's ScreenPad from the ZenBook Pro, Asus still put in some effort into this component's five-layer construction, in order to make the NumberPad invisible while disabled. As a conclusion, the ZenBook 15 is an elegant laptop which features a big display. It is designed to give a user the freedom to discover the creative power, such as photo editing and multimedia related tasks. Thus, this laptop is designed for professionals on the go. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FDNotebook: Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 86.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

Asus Zenbook 15 UX533F Review – Beauty with Brains!
Source: Tech PP English
Yes, it is pricey and there are more powerful alternatives to the Zenbook 15 at that price, and of course, there are other laptops from competitors like the Dell XPS series that offer good performance along with a portable form factor, but it all boils down to personal preference and the fact that you’re getting a larger display in the footprint of a smaller laptop, and performance that you won’t complain about.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2019
85% Asus ZenBook 15 UX533 review (UX533FD – i7-8565U, GTX 1050 Max-Q)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
In the end, the Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD is a solid allrounder and earns our recommendation. The form-factor, the overall performance, and long battery life are its main selling points, but it has its fair share of quirks, as well as quite a few merely “good enough” aspects, judging by today’s expectations.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Asus ZenBook 15 (UX533F) Review: A powerful, portable performer
Source: Trusted Reviews English
That said, there are plenty of compelling reasons to pick this Asus ZenBook 15 (UX533F) right now. Gaming is the cherry on top of a versatile package. And while this isn’t a certified gaming machine capable of blasting through modern AAA titles, it will happily handle older, less demanding games. If you plan on gaming on your laptop more than working, though, you might want to check out the current crop of the best gaming laptops here instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Asus ZenBook 15 (UX533F) Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The ZenBook 15 UX533F has a lot working in its favour. A beautiful design, portability, gorgeous display, fast processor, and good battery life are all the prerequisites of a capable laptop in the premium segment. The ZenBook 15 UX533F offers all that, and except for the somewhat sub-par audio experience, an annoyingly reflective display, and the flex, there is nothing much to dislike.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Asus ZenBook 15 (UX533FD) first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus ZenBook 15 is very nice-looking indeed and though hands-on time was limited to the point where I couldn’t do much more than browse the web and watch some YouTube clips, I’ve already seen some of what a Whiskey Lake-powered laptop can do in terms of fast file transfer over gigabit Wi-Fi. The claim of 16 hours battery life is also impressive, one which we can’t wait to put to the test. As much as I suspected that the ErgoLift hinge was just a bit of fancy branding, I have to admit that the ZenBook is very nice to type on and that might in part have something to do with the angle of the board. While colour isn’t important, it is also great to see attention to detail here, something that isn’t the same old black/grey/white variations.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2018
Обзор ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533FD: самый большой ультрабук
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; comfortable keyboard; long battery life. Negative: Poor display; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2019
Review ASUS Zenbook 15 UX533FD: Laptop 15 inci Paling Ringkas dan Tangguh
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice gaming performance; high mobility; excellent display. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2019
90% Asus ZenBook 15 UX533 review și teste (Core i7-8565U, GTX 1050 Max-Q)
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
ASUS ZenBook UX533 review: ultraportabil premium foarte performant
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; high performance; nice display; long battery life; pleasant trackpad. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2019

 

Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD

The Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD is one of the slightly more affordable offerings which still has decent performance. ASUS has updated its original ZenBook line with not only Intel's new Whiskey Lake U-series processors but also a new four-sided, nearly frameless design with up to 95 percent screen-to-body ratio. The whole ZenBook range is pretty stylish. The first thing to note is the commitment to keeping a high screen-to-body ratio of 92%, which is achieved by the side 3 mm bezels. Asus calls this ‘NanoEdge’, but that’s just really a fancy way of saying ‘a very thin bezel’. Then there are the colors which are beautiful deep blue and silver colored cases complimented nicely by rose gold accents. Weighing 1.59 kg, the ZenBook 15 isn’t as light as some of the other skinny laptops seen around. Then there’s something called ‘ErgoLift’, which is not as throwaway a name as it might sound once they realize what it means. The hinges of the ZenBook are shaped in such a way that when users open one, it has the effect of lifting the laptop’s posterior up off of the surface of the desk by an angle of 3 degrees. This sees the keys angled towards their hands at a more gentle angle, which supposedly makes it nicer to type on. As for hardware, it features a Core i7-8565U CPU, 8GB RAM, up to 512GB SSD and Harman Kardon-certified stereo speakers. Each laptop also has a traditional USB 3.1 port, two USB-A ports, a headphone jack, and a full-size HDMI port. These machines have passed various military-grade torture tests (MIL-STD-810G) so they should age a little better than many other laptops. Similarly, the ZenBook 15 has a 4K display option, DisplayPort output via USB-C, a full-size SD card slot instead of microSD, plus a larger 73W battery (up to 16 hours) instead of the 14-hour battery life of the smaller models such as the ZenBook 13 and 14. Asus claims this feature also ensures that any audio emitted by the downward-pointing Harmon Kardon-certified speakers won’t be immediately absorbed by the desktop. Another highlight of this series is the optional backlit "NumberPad" on the glass trackpad. Simply tap the top right button to toggle this virtual numeric keypad. And yes, a user can still swipe the cursor around in this mode, so a user doesn't have to keep turning the NumberPad off and on. While this is obviously a poor man's ScreenPad from the ZenBook Pro, Asus still put in some effort into this component's five-layer construction, in order to make the NumberPad invisible while disabled. As a conclusion, the ZenBook 15 is an elegant laptop which features a big display. It is designed to give a user the freedom to discover the creative power, such as photo editing and multimedia related tasks. Thus, this laptop is designed for professionals on the go. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FDNotebook: Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 86.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

85.7% Asus ZenBook 15 (i7-8565U, GTX1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Thanks to Intel’s Core i7-8565U and Nvidia’s GTX 1050 Max-Q, the Asus ZenBook 15 packs a lot of performance in a very slim chassis. With a fast SSD and 16 GB of RAM, the Asus notebook does not leave anything to be desired. Read our review to find out if this is truly so.
ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533 review – brings you something unseen from a ULV laptop
Source: Laptop Media English
Screen-wise, ZenBook 15 UX533 is equipped with a good 1080p panel (BOE NV156FHM-N63 (BOE07D8)), with punchy but rather accurate colors (especially with our Gaming and Web design profile), good contrast ratio, 92% of sRGB coverage and no flickering, whatsoever. Add the near 14-hour web browsing battery life and you end up with a pretty strong contender. Definitely, one of the great devices you can get for this amount of money. However, let us remind you of the 15-inch convertible HP Spectre x360 15 (15-df0000), which offers similar performance, even better battery life and a 4K touchscreen monitor at about the same price. However, it is both thicker and substantially heavier than the ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2019
70% Asus ZenBook 15 (UX533)
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus ZenBook 15 is a space-saving desktop replacement with skinny screen bezels and a comfy tilted keyboard, but its graphics performance will leave would-be gamers wanting more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Review ASUS Zenbook 15 UX533FD
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
Обзор премиального ноутбука Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; compact size; light weight; long battery life; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2019
90% Asus ZenBook UX533FD [TEST]: Elegance og grafisk flair fusionerer i slank bærbar
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533 review și teste (Core i7-8565U, GTX 1050 Max-Q)
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display; thin frames; great built quality; great ergonomy; high performance; good cooling and silent system; excellent autonomy. Negative: No Thunderbolt 3.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2019

 

Asus Zenbook 15 UX533FD-90NB0JX3-M01280

Specifications

Asus Zenbook 15 UX533FD-90NB0JX3-M01280Notebook: Asus Zenbook 15 UX533FD-90NB0JX3-M01280
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.69kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Review: Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Source: Hexus English
Despite a few small quirks, we've enjoyed our time with the ZenBook 15 UX533FD and consider it to be a sleek and versatile 15.6in laptop with plenty of plus points.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2019

 

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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).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q: Efficient mid-range graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP107 chip as the normal GTX 1050 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 10 - 15% lower performance than the laptop GTX 1050 but at a much lower power consumption. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q: More power efficient version of the GTX 1050 Ti with about 10-15% slower than a normal laptop GTX 1050 Ti.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.69 kg:


86.34%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-04-22 (Update: 2019-04-22)