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Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q - 2048 MB, Core: 1000 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, Boost: 1139 MHz, 398.75, Intel UHD Graphics 620
Memory
16384 MB 
, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE07D8, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, 430 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm combined audio jack, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 354 x 220 ( = 0.71 x 13.94 x 8.66 in)
Battery
73 Wh, 4800 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 16 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9, 1.280 x 720
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Harman Kardon, Keyboard: Chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: yes, AC adapter, cleaning cloth, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds), Power Supply: 383 g ( = 13.51 oz / 0.84 pounds)
Price
1600 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 48%, display: 82% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD

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.
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%

Comment

Model: 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

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. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» 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.


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).


77.85%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-04-14 (Update: 2019-04-14)