Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN-AB006T
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: Asus has really pushed modern boundaries and sired into existence a true pinnacle of grandeur – the ZenBook S13. It is the world’s slimmest laptop and boasts the largest screen-to-body ratio for a laptop, thus further securing its position in the top hierarchy of the gadget scene. The ZenBook S13’s compact size, however, does not undermine the myriads of excellence that it strives to deliver to the entire world. The ZenBook S13 features a four-sided frameless NanoEdge screen which only measures up to an astonishing 2.5 millimeters (mm) at the sides. It has a 13.9-inch display packed with spectacular ASUS technologies to bring motion pictures into life. The ASUS Splendid and ASUS Tru2Life Video technologies enhances its clientele’s screen experience by fine-tuning display parameters to ensure users get to relish in the best of what the eyes can capture without compromising the aspect of comfort. The ZenBook S13 does not cease to amaze with its breathtaking craftsmanship. Brought into existence through sharpness and precision, the physique of the ZenBook S13 is created using CNC milling process for a more solid and refined chassis structure. This laptop also proudly wears the signature of the ZenBook family line with the immaculate spun-metal finish on its lid. Sophistication does not befit the ZenBook S13 were it not for its exclusive Utopia Blue color scheme. Spectators are bound to be awed and impressed by how professional-looking the ZenBook S13 can be just from its physical appearance alone.
In addition, the subtle assimilation of the ErgoLift idea will see much appreciation from the working community. The ErgoLift hinge functions as an automatic tilt mechanism which provides additional comfort for those who type in regularity. Furthermore, this slight tilt is said to be capable of improving overall cooling and audio performance. A ventilation space is created beneath the area of the laptop to facilitate airflow in the cooling process of the laptop whereas speaker performance will be no longer suppressed thanks to the elevated space which the ErgoLift mechanism cleverly creates. Technology-savvy users are bound to see (or hear from) a familiar face from this magnificent laptop. Amazon Alexa enters the scene and promises to add a quirky flair into our life through the Asus ZenBook 13. For those who are yet to be introduced to the namesake AI functionality, Amazon Alexa is a cloud-based voice service designed to handle everyday tasks through straightforward voice commands. Amazon Alexa can also be finely attuned to other smart devices around the house and can be tasked to perform certain quality-of-life arrangements to one’s personalized liking. The addition of this voice-controlled helper ought to bring more joy and practicality into one’s life.
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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.