Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
The 13.9-inch ZenBook S13 UX392 is the closest thing you can get to a Dell XPS 14 with even faster graphics performance than what the XPS 13 currently has to offer. Aside from a couple of head-scratching omissions, there's very little to dislike about Asus' latest flagship Ultrabook.
Source: Laptop Media
At the beginning of this review, we mentioned that the ZenBook S13 UX392 would be put in the league of Lenovo Ideapad S940 – both in terms of its form factor and performance. In order to compare two devices, you need to first find similarities. So, what is common between the two? Well, first, there is the design. Both of them have 14-inch or near displays, they are made out of aluminum and are crazy thin and light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2019
Source: Ultrabook Review
I've gotten my hands on the vast majority of ZenBooks over the years, and the ZenBook S13 UX392 is Asus's best ultrabook to date. It's not perfect and is also not for everyone, but it pushes the industry forward with its design, build quality and features. That's why, if you're in the market for a premium built compact laptop with a great screen, fast keyboard, and the performance to handle everyday chores, demanding tasks and some games at the end of the work-day, this is one of the better-value options out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: PC Advisor
Right now you cannot find an ultrabook that crams specs like this into a body this small, and the S13 does it all while under-cutting most of the market on price. That's not even mentioning the reverse notch, which keeps the bezels slim while providing a handy lip for opening the laptop. The silver finish might be a bit bling and the trackpad isn't the best, but those are minor complaints. If you can afford to drop a grand and a half and want discrete graphics in an ultra-portable package, the S13 is a very easy recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
While the Zenbook S13 might seem like just another ultraportable on the surface, its dedicated graphics and glorious thin bezel screen help it stand out. ASUS is known for experimenting with new designs in its laptops, like with last year's ZenBook Pro, which tucked a screen inside its trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 87%
Source: Ultrabook Review
These are just suppositions, but we’ll answer all the questions in our detailed review that will be available in the months to come. For now though, I’m hopeful this could be a better overall product than the ZenBook UX433, which sacrifices a bit too much for portability’s sake. We’ll see.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2019
Source: PC Advisor
If there is ever a sign that laptops are getting smaller and lighter without compromising performance then the Asus ZenBook S13 is a prime example. Gorgeous design with an all but bezel-less experience, impressive performance, discrete graphics and a large battery in a small form make this an extremely impressive device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2019
With a bezel-less screen unlike anything you’ve seen and packing more hardware than most other Ultrabooks, the Asus ZenBook S13 is a unique machine worthy of your attention.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2019
Source: Pocket Lint
While Asus hasn't detailed pricing yet in terms of design and looks the ZenBook S13 looks really nice. Nice like the Dell XPS range nice and we didn't expect to be saying that about the ZenBook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2019
Source: Smart World IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 70% features: 85% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 85%
Source: Leonardo.it Tech IT→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2019
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: All the enormous PC brands are in a race to have the slimmest bezels conceivable. 97 % of the new Zenbook’s front panel is all display. The Asus Zenbook S13 UX392FN is a beautiful four-way nano-edge display. It has one of the world’s thinnest display bezel, at just 2.5 mm on the sides, which also delivers the best screen to body ratio at 97 %. Asus is very proud of this fact, because many of its competitors have maybe a larger forehead or chin to make space for a front camera and display drivers. The extra bid on these Zenbook S13 is this oddly shaped portion up by the top of the screen, it’s unusual but it’s both the design feature that looks good and practical, as it makes room to keep the front camera up, where all front cameras should be. Similar to the previous models, the S13 is all cut from a single block of aluminum. The shiny diamond-cut chambers are a really elegant touch. Completing the chapter on design is the ErgoLift hinge Asus introduced last year. When the display is opened up, the bottom portion slides out to give the laptop a tilt and some ventilation for cooling. Asus wants the Zenbook S13 to go head to head with the Maples X Pro from Huawei and the Dell XPS 13.
The battery on the Zenbook S13 should last up to 15 hours on a single charge. It also comes with fast charging, meaning the laptop can be powered up to 60 % in 49 minutes. Another great feature of the Zenbook S13 is that it has got a built-in fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device. The laptop is equipped with Harman Kardon speakers. The speakers are not the loudest but have a good clarity. For available ports, the laptops has two USB-Cs, a micro SD card reader, one USB Type-A and a headphone jack. One standout feature of the S13 is its ultra-bright display, which is a product of new technology Asus developed with Intel. The Zenbook S13 is also the first laptop in this series to get a dedicated graphics card for those users who need more power for graphic intensive tasks, like video editing and gaming. Asus claimed this laptop is the world’s slimmest laptop with discrete graphics. The Zenbook S13 can go up to an Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB PCIe SSD and up to an NVIDIA GeForce MX 150. The latest Intel processor and a whole bunch of other techs make this a capable laptop that packs enough punch.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamNVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm. 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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).
86.1%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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