Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX535: Rather with more Zen the next time
We have just finished our review of the ZenBook Pro. The high-end all-rounder has a second display integrated into the touchpad for additional controls and also excels in most other disciplines. Only the Intel CPU's performance fluctuates strongly. A Ryzen processor with Zen architecture would have fit the ZenBook well here and not only in terms of its name.
With its ScreenPad, the 1080p display integrated into the touchpad, the ZenBook has a genuinely unique feature from which not only content creators can benefit. The second screen can now be operated as you are used to on your smartphone, and the main display can also be extended with it if desired.
Otherwise, the expensive ZenBook has all sorts of good features, including the 4K OLED touch display, the well-manufactured metal case, and the large battery, which results in long runtimes. However, performance is reduced by about 20% on battery power, and in addition, the performance of the Intel CPU is unusually fluctuating. In the Cinebench loop, performance constantly fluctuated between runs with value differences of more than 10%.
Therefore, Asus should seriously consider using one of the recent AMD Ryzen processors that have become so powerful. These have proven to be particularly stable and performant, but at the same time, the architecture name (Zen) fits like a glove. All details and our final score can be found in our extensive review of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX535.
A C64 marked my entry into the world of PCs. I spent my student internship in the repair department of a computer shop and at the end of the day I was allowed to assemble my own 486 PC from “workshop remnants”. As a result of this, I later studied computer science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, with psychology also being added to my studies. After my first job as a research assistant at the university, I went to London for a year and worked for Sega in computer game translation quality assurance. This included working on games such as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Company of Heroes. I have been writing for Notebookcheck since 2017.
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.