Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT, i7-8565U
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Reviews for the Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT, i7-8565U
Source: Geek Culture
All in all, the ASUS ZenBook 15 is a great laptop for compact laptop for travelling and is the ideal laptop for students and working professionals as it is highly functional, not only with its great display but also thanks to the ScreenPad 2.0 which provides a small second screen for increased productivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: Laptop Media
Then, there is the performance. While it is not on par with the previous model (which is a mystery to us, why), it is still way above the average for this CPU. We were most impressed by the ability of the CPU to maintain a high frequency on all cores under long periods of time (for example during video editing). This is not only possible because of the cooling capabilities of the laptop, but also because of the bulky charger it comes with – it is able to maintain a pretty high power input towards the processor – we measured 27W after the 15th minute of Prime95 – this is insane for a ULV processor! Plus, its battery is able to handle 13 hours of Web browsing and 11 hours of video playback.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2019
Source: Ultrabook Review
Asus hasn’t announced any details on pricing or availability, but given the fact that the ZenBook 13 UX334L is a premium limited-edition product, this won’t come cheap, so if you can live without the leather and don’t care about the graphics, the white XPS 13 9380 is most likely an alternative you should consider instead, especially if Asus sticks with the same 250-nits screen on this 2019 ZenBook 14 update (I sure hope they don’t, though).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2019
Source: Pocket Lint
We were taken by this stunning little ZenBook. It's slightly outshone by the ZenBook Pro Duo but still features some nice upgrades and design enhancements that make it worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2019
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; slim size; light weight; impressive sub display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2019
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive touchpad; high mobility; beautiful design; good hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2019
Model: Meeting the MIL-STD-810G military standard, the ZenBook 15 wants to be a reliable, durable, yet ultra-slim laptop without compromising on performance. It aims to be the world’s most compact 15-inch laptop with with an ultracompact, ultralight chassis, and four-sided NanoEdge display. The ScreenPad 2.0, an interactive secondary touchscreen, sets it apart from its competitors.
Design and Connectivity
The Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT’s case is made of aluminum and features the ErgoLift hinge, which tilts the base unit in order to improve cooling and sound. The body is painted in what Asus calls Royal Blue, a deep blue color. The lid, which features the famous spun-metal pattern of ZenBooks, and the speakers show champagne gold colored accents. According to www.ultrabookreview.com the dark blue color looks nice, but also shows smudges rather easily, so you need to be aware that you’ll constantly have to rub this clean. Furthermore, the inner edges are a bit sharp for www.ultrabookreview.com’s liking and dig into the wrists when using the computer in cramped spaces. They would also wish the lid would open past 145 degrees.
The laptop measures 354 x 220 18.9 mm and weighs 1.65 kg. Asus claims ultraslim bezels at 2.9 mm and a screen-to-body ratio of 92 %. “It will easily fit inside your backpack or messenger bag with ease, being not that much bigger than an A4 or Letter sheet of paper”, says laptopsuggest.com. They speak of an impressive weight for a 15.6-inch device and summarize, “It has everything you’d want from an ultra portable, versatile laptop in terms of how easy it is to carry around with you.”
On the left side, there are the exhaust, a USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen. 1) port and an audio jack. The power plug, an HDMI connector, a USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen. 1), a USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen. 1) and a full-sized SD card reader can be found on the right side. Unfortunately, the Type-C port does not support Thunderbolt. You can connect to wireless networks via dual-band gigabit-class Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. Asus includes a USB to LAN adapter, in case you need to connect to the Internet via cable, and a protective carrying bag. laptopsuggest.com calls the interface options modern and sufficient.
For video conferencing, the UX534FT features a 3D IR HD camera. According to www.ultrabookreview.com it is mediocre, just like most other laptop cameras.
For upgrading you just need to remove the bottom plate with a plastic pry tool after unscrewing 10 Torx-head screws. There is a single M.2 PCIe x4 slot for storage expansion. However, RAM is soldered and cannot be upgraded.
The keyboard features a backlight and a NumberPad section. laptopmedia.com speaks of smaller keys, which feel a little cramped up. The key travel is 1.4 mm. laptopmedia.com says the keyboard feels very comfortable to use – having both long enough travel and clicky feedback. According to www.ultrabookreview.com the keyboard is very fast, quiet and responsive, but strokes are fairly shallow and don’t require a lot of force to actuate. They call the layout standard for a 15-inch ZenBook, with properly sized and spaced main-keys, shorter arrows and a cramped NumPad section that also integrates the Power button at the very top-right.
Compared to its predecessor, the new ScreenPad 2.0 has a larger 5.65-inch touchscreen and supports many new features. Its ASUS utilities aim at boosting productivity. They include Quick Key for shortcutting complex keyboard sequences, Handwriting, and Number Key for rapid data entry. What’s more, the ScreenPad can be used for cross-referencing or to run apps on the screen. You can use the ScreenPad as a normal touchpad by using Mode Switch. Check www.asus.com/ScreenXpert-ScreenPad-Tutorial/ for a video tutorial. According to laptopmedia.com Handwriting works surprisingly well.
There are two 15,6 -inch LED-backlit display variants buyers can choose from: Full HD (1920 x 1080), Ultra HD (3840 x 2160). Both feature an aspect ratio of 16:9, 178° wide-view technology and slim bezels. In some models, the anti-glare display is protected by a reflective glass. None of the display variants supports touch input. NanoEdge design (slimmer bezels on all four sides) makes visuals more immersive, with less distraction for your eyes.
laptopmedia.com have tested a Full HD variant. They measured a maximum brightness of 313 nits in the middle of the screen, an average brightness of 297 nits with a maximum deviation of 13 %, a Correlated Color Temperature on a white screen of 7300K (colder than optimal), and a good contrast ratio of 1.160:1. While Asus claims 100 % of the sRGB coverage, laptopmedia.com got 92 % of the sRGB/ITU-R BT.709 (web/HDTV standard) in CIE1976. They say the Full HD model does not use PWM to adjust its brightness level. In their opinion the ZenBook 15 (Full HD) has a crisp, clear, high-resolution display that makes any visuals look their best, with wide viewing angles and vivid, accurate colors. According to www.ultrabookreview.com, the UHD screen option is brighter, richer, and more uniform.
Hardware and Performance
The laptop is available with Intel Core i7-8565U processor (four cores, 1.8 GHz, up to 4.6 GHz with Turbo Boost, 8 MB cache) or Intel Core i5-8265U (four cores, 1.6 GHz, up to 3.9 GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 GB cache). It uses the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620, or optionally a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card. Benchmark results of an Intel Core i7-8565U model with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q can be found at laptopmedia.com/review/asus-zenbook-15-ux534-review-when-performance-and-style-have-an-offspring/.
Temperature and System Noise
The exhausted hot air comes out of the left side and in between the display and the base. The cooling system features two fans and two heat pipes for CPU and GPU. laptopmedia.com subjected the laptop to maximum CPU load, and real-life gaming. They found a significant downgrade in the performance and the thermals of the ZenBook 15 UX534, compared to its predecessor, the UX533, and call the cooling still a lot more effective than the one on the MSI PS63 Modern. Throughout their entire test the laptop was quiet and ended at respectable 2.68 GHz at 83 degrees Celsius. In their opinion, the outsides get a little warm, but it is in normal boundaries. Nevertheless, laptopmedia.com is impressed by the ability of the CPU to maintain a high frequency on all cores under long periods of time. www.ultrabookreview.com is concerned about the fact that hot air is pushed onto the screen. The panel-area around the exhaust went past 50 degrees Celsius, in their test, which they are afraid might cause issues over time.
The speakers grills are on the bottom. laptopmedia.com says, “ASUS ZenBook 15 UX534 produces a very good quality sound. Its low, mid and high tones are clear.” www.ultrabookreview.com measured maximum volumes of about 80-82 dB at head level, without any distortions and a limited amount of vibrations in the palm-rest, and the sound comes out alright, with good mids and highs, but rather lacking on the low end.
The Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT features a 120 W power adapter and a 71 Wh 8-cell lithium-polymer battery. Unfortunately the laptop does not have a Type-C charger.
laptopmedia.com have tested a Full HD model with Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all other programs turned off and the laptop achieved 13 hours of Web browsing and 11 hours of video playback.
laptopsuggest.com think about the Full HD variant, “No other ultra portable laptop has such a beefy battery, while managing to keep weight down at the same time.”.
The UHD model is expected to have a shorter battery life. In addition, energy can by saved by deactivating the ScreenPad.
The Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT offers great everyday performance, some gaming abilities, and long battery life. Its ErgoLift hinge and ScreenPad 2.0 sets it apart from its competitors. Unfortunately, it lacks Thunterbolt support and its RAM is soldered and cannot be upgraded.
laptopsuggest.com thinks this is a notebook (Full HD model) that’s most suited for students and traveling professionals. laptopmedia.com summarizes, “In combination with the GTX 1650 Max-Q, the ZenBook 15 UX534 turns into a great prospect – both for creative work and for a medium level of gaming.”. www.ultrabookreview.com thinks, “It's not without flaws, though, and perhaps tries too much to be a jack-of-all-trades, that's why some of you might actually find better value in the more specialized 15-inch options, either the performance-models or the true ultraportables.”.
At the time of writing, the Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT with FHD display is available for 1.399,99 $ at www.amazon.com and for 1.599,00 € at www.amazon.de. Ultra-portables like the Dell XPS 15, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme or even the MacBook Pro offer better performance, but similar configurations also more expensive.
Press Review by Martina Osztovits
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q: Mid range dedicated graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the GTX 1650 but with reduced clock speeds and power consumption. Uses the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) but without Raytracing or Tensor cores.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
i7-8565U: 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.
15-16 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.
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).
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