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Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED 2023 review - The slimmest OLED ultrabook worldwide struggles with annoying fans

Slimmer isn't always better. Asus has completely reworked last year's Zenbook S13 OLED, and the new 2023 model has now become lighter and also slimmer. In addition, Asus has replaced the AMD chip with an Intel Raptor Lake processor, but that isn't really an advantage. In everyday operation, the two fans are also a problem.

Asus has completely reworked its compact 13-inch ZenBook S 13 ultrabook, mainly concentrating on bringing an even lighter and slimmer device to the market. According to the marketing material, this is even the slimmest 13.3-inch OLED ultrabook in the world. In this redesign, the manufacturer also decided to replace the very good AMD processor of last year's model with a current Raptor Lake chip from Intel. Of course, we will evaluate whether this was the right decision.

Our test unit of the Zenbook S 13 OLED is again equipped with a 13.3-inch OLED panel in the 16:10 format. In addition, there is an Intel Core i7-1355U, 16 GB of RAM, and a large 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD at an MSRP of 1,499 Euros (~$1,657). But we also have good news for fans of last year's Zenbook S 13, since there will also be a refresh with AMD's Zen4 CPUs.

Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304 (ZenBook S13 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1355U 10 x 1.2 - 5 GHz, 44 W PL2 / Short Burst, 17 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5, dual-channel, onboard
Display
13.30 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 255 PPI, capacitive, SDC417B, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, 903 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-P/U/H PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 11.8 x 296.2 x 216.3 ( = 0.46 x 11.66 x 8.52 in)
Battery
63 Wh, 8140 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, 1.1 mm, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, sleeve, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.048 kg ( = 36.97 oz / 2.31 pounds), Power Supply: 228 g ( = 8.04 oz / 0.5 pounds)
Price
1499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.4 %
05/2023
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1 kg11.8 mm13.30"2880x1800
90.1 %
07/2022
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
R7 6800U, Radeon 680M
1.1 kg14.9 mm13.30"2880x1800
92 %
08/2022
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
M2, M2 10-Core GPU
1.2 kg11.3 mm13.60"2560x1664
86.4 %
10/2022
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
986 g14.8 mm13.30"2560x1600
87.3 %
09/2022
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg15.28 mm13.40"3456x2160
86.7 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
885 g11 mm13.30"1920x1080

Case - Asus uses a plasma ceramic coating

The case of the 2023 Zenbook S 13 follows a new design, including a new display hinge. This is an ErgoLift mechanism where the base unit is angled when raising the lid. This has both advantages and disadvantages, and while the angled base unit makes typing more comfortable, there is now a hard edge when placing the device on your thighs. The new Zenbook is available in either Ponder Blue or Basalt Grey color, and our gray test unit looks very good and elegant with the various shades of gray. In addition, we really like the large ProArt logo on top of the display cover.

Top of the display lid covered with a plasma ceramic coating
Top of the display lid covered with a plasma ceramic coating

In addition to the new design, a new material is also used for the lid. Basically, the case is made from aluminum, which was then covered by a layer of plasma ceramic coating. This new surface technology offers various advantages such as improved resistance to wear and corrosion. In everyday operation, the slightly rough surface also has the advantage that you cannot see any fingerprints at all. After more than a week, we didn't even need a cleaning cloth. According to the manufacturer, the production process is also more environmentally friendly.

The surface of the base unit is also slightly roughened, and fingerprints are also no problem there. The stability of the whole laptop leaves an excellent impression with us, and despite the slim build, neither the base unit nor the lid can be warped or bent excessively. The hinge is also adjusted well, even though this cannot prevent some slight wobbling after changing the opening angle. The maximum opening angle is 180 degrees.

The size comparison shows that the new Zenbook S 13 has particularly become slimmer. While it is also less thick than the Windows competitors, the current MacBook Air M2 from Apple is even minimally slimmer. On the other hand, the spec sheet is a little optimistic as far as the weight is concerned, since our test unit brings 1,048 grams (~3.263 lb) to the scale, placing only in the middle of the field with this. Compared to the predecessor, this is only a weight savings of 47 grams (~1.7 oz). In the thickness, the savings are at least 3 mm (~0.12 in), which is definitely noticeable. According to Asus, it is the lightest 13.3-inch OLED laptop, but some of the competitors with IPS panels are even lighter. But overall, the mobility of the Zenbook S 13 is of course excellent. The compact charger adds another 228 grams (~8 oz) to the weight.

Size Comparison

306 mm / 12 inch 200 mm / 7.87 inch 11 mm / 0.4331 inch 885 g1.951 lbs301 mm / 11.9 inch 206 mm / 8.11 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 986 g2.17 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 11.3 mm / 0.4449 inch 1.2 kg2.71 lbs296.7 mm / 11.7 inch 210.5 mm / 8.29 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.1 kg2.41 lbs295.3 mm / 11.6 inch 199.04 mm / 7.84 inch 15.28 mm / 0.602 inch 1.3 kg2.79 lbs296.2 mm / 11.7 inch 216.3 mm / 8.52 inch 11.8 mm / 0.4646 inch 1 kg2.31 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Equipment - Zenbook with Thunderbolt 4

After the Zenbook S 13 from last year used three USB-C ports exclusively, Asus now offers 2x USB-C, adding also a USB-A port (despite the slim case) an also a full-size HDMI port. This is simply much more practical in everyday operation, and since it is an Intel laptop, the two USB-C ports of course also support Thunderbolt 4.

Left side: HDMI 2.1, 2x USB-C 4.0 with Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbit/s, DisplayPort ALT mode, Power Delivery)
Left side: HDMI 2.1, 2x USB-C 4.0 with Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbit/s, DisplayPort ALT mode, Power Delivery)
Right side: 3.5-mm audio, USB-A 3.2 Gen.2 (10 Gbit/s)
Right side: 3.5-mm audio, USB-A 3.2 Gen.2 (10 Gbit/s)

Communication

Asus uses the modern AZ211 WLAN module from Intel, which already supports the most current Wi-Fi 6E WLAN standard as well as Bluetooth 5.2. However, in our test we were unable to connect to the corresponding 6-GHz network of our Asus reference router and therefore used the 5-GHz network instead. The transfer rates are very high overall and also stabile to a large extent. We also did not see any connection problems in practice.

Networking
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1555 (min: 1319) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1439 (min: 1353) MBit/s ∼93%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1492 (min: 1365) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1553 (min: 1443) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
865 (min: 856) MBit/s ∼56%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
945 (min: 924) MBit/s ∼61%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1635 (min: 1576) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1619 (min: 1580) MBit/s ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1567 (min: 979) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1652 (min: 1633) MBit/s ∼100%
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300135014001450150015501600Tooltip
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1555 (1319-1613)
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1439 (1353-1469)

Webcam

Asus has updated the webcam and is now using a Full-HD webcam together with an IR sensor for face recognition in combination with Windows Hello. The quality is slightly better than last year's and decent in good light conditions.

ColorChecker
6.5 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
5 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304: 6.92 ∆E min: 1.29 - max: 13.34 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom cover is secured with Torx screws (T5) and can be removed easily. The inner construction is dominated by the large battery, and you can also see the two fans that can be cleaned. While the M.2 2280 SSD can be replaced, all the other components are soldered in.

Internal construction
Internal construction
Replaceable M.2 SSD
Replaceable M.2 SSD
One of the two fans
One of the two fans

Input Device - Zenbook now with a shorter keystroke

For a slimmer case, the keystroke usually has to be reduced, and exactly that is also the case in the Zenbook S 13. While it was still 1.4 mm (~0.055 in) in the predecessor, it is now only 1.1 mm (~0.043), which is also noticeable. The feedback continues to be very crisp and it is by no means a bad keyboard, but the typing experience was simply a bit more comfortable with the predecessor. The fingerprint sensor in the power button was just removed without any replacement. The white, three-step keyboard illumination cannot be activated automatically via the brightness sensor.

The large ClickPad (13 x 8.1 cm, ~5.1 x 3.2 in) offers sufficient space for cursor movements and gestures of up to four fingers. The sliding characteristics are very good, and the regular cursor control works without a hitch. The bottom area of the ClickPad can be pressed down, which is accompanied by some loud clicking noises. In the previous model, the touchpad could also be used as a number block, but this feature was removed from the current version.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Display - OLED with DC dimming

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

Asus keeps the display specifications of the Zenbook S 13 without any changes, since it continues to use a 13.3-inch OLED touchscreen with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The resolution is 2,880 x 1,800 pixels, and the subjective image quality continues to be excellent. In addition, there is no glitter effect (Moiré effect) like in the 2.8K OLED panels of some Lenovo models. The panel ID is new, and according to Asus, this is a slightly thinner panel.

As far as brightness is concerned, we continue to have to distinguish between regular SDR and HDR contents. In SDR operation, the maximum brightness is ~360 cd/m² with the excellent OLED typical brightness distribution. At the same time, the black value is 0, causing an extremely high contrast ratio. In HDR operation, we measure a maximum of 589 cd/m², which is slightly higher than the specification of 550 cd/m². Since last year, nothing has changed in the bad HDR implementation of Windows. HDR has to be activated manually, and no color profiles will then be available anymore. There is no screen bleeding in OLED displays, and a black image is simply completely black.

368
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
361
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
SDC417B tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 368 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 365.2 cd/m² Minimum: 2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 361 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.2 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 1.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
96.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.7% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.27
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
SDC417B, OLED, 2880x1800, 13.30
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
SDC4172, OLED, 2880x1800, 13.30
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
IPS, 2560x1664, 13.60
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
MND307DA1-9, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Samsung 134XK04, OLED, 3456x2160, 13.40
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
ATNA33XC10-0, OLED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Display
0%
-4%
-21%
1%
-0%
Display P3 Coverage
99.7
99.8
0%
98.4
-1%
67.3
-32%
99.5
0%
99.81
0%
sRGB Coverage
100
100
0%
99.9
0%
98.9
-1%
100
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
96.9
97.8
1%
87.6
-10%
69.1
-29%
98.4
2%
95.55
-1%
Response Times
-3%
-1501%
-1310%
-45%
-67%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2 ?(1.1, 0.9)
2.1 ?(1.1, 1)
-5%
32.9 ?(17.8, 15.1)
-1545%
34 ?(15.9, 18.1)
-1600%
2.6 ?(1.3, 1.3)
-30%
4 ?(2, 2)
-100%
Response Time Black / White *
1.6 ?(0.8, 0.8)
1.68 ?(0.86, 0.82)
-5%
24.9 ?(10.4, 14.5)
-1456%
17.9 ?(7.2, 10.7)
-1019%
2.1 ?(0.8, 1.3)
-31%
2 ?(1, 1)
-25%
PWM Frequency
240 ?(57, 88)
240.4 ?(53)
0%
59.5
-75%
61 ?(90)
-75%
Screen
-23%
-8%
-9%
-64%
-22%
Brightness middle
361
336
-7%
526
46%
391
8%
371.8
3%
399
11%
Brightness
365
338
-7%
486
33%
362
-1%
374
2%
403
10%
Brightness Distribution
98
99
1%
87
-11%
87
-11%
98
0%
98
0%
Black Level *
0.02
0.38
0.26
0.07
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.2
1.8
-50%
1.3
-8%
1
17%
2.37
-98%
1.35
-13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
1.9
3.8
-100%
2.7
-42%
2.4
-26%
6.1
-221%
2.77
-46%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.2
0.9
25%
2
-67%
1.7
-42%
2
-67%
2.35
-96%
Gamma
2.27 97%
2.22 99%
2.25 98%
2.22 99%
2.29 96%
2.21 100%
CCT
6486 100%
6580 99%
6858 95%
6808 95%
6261 104%
6824 95%
Contrast
16800
1384
1504
5700
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.8
0.7
1.35
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-9% / -12%
-504% / -278%
-447% / -249%
-36% / -43%
-30% / -28%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN Grayscale (Native profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN Grayscale (Native profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN Saturation (Native profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN Saturation (Native profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN ColorChecker (Native profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN ColorChecker (Native profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN Grayscale (Display-P3 profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN Grayscale (Display-P3 profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN Saturation (Display-P3 profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN Saturation (Display-P3 profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN ColorChecker (Display-P3 profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN ColorChecker (Display-P3 profile, P3 target color space)
CalMAN Grayscale (sRGB profile, sRGB target color space)
CalMAN Grayscale (sRGB profile, sRGB target color space)
CalMAN Saturation (sRGB profile, sRGB target color space)
CalMAN Saturation (sRGB profile, sRGB target color space)
CalMAN ColorChecker (sRGB profile, sRGB target color space)
CalMAN ColorChecker (sRGB profile, sRGB target color space)

The preinstalled MyAsus app offers various color profiles, which we measured with the professional CalMAN software. By default, the "Native" profile is activated, which reproduces the colors slightly too saturated, making the image subjectively appear a bit more vibrant. In addition, with Display-P3 and sRGB there are also two extremely accurate profiles if you want to work on images in the corresponding color spaces. These two profiles are already extremely well calibrated in the state of delivery, so that we were unable to further improve the display with our own calibration. Together with the almost complete P3 color space coverage, this is an excellent performance overall.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.8 ms rise
↘ 0.8 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.1 ms rise
↘ 0.9 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 240 Hz ≤ 57 % brightness setting
≤ 88 cd/m² brightness

The display backlight flickers at 240 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 57 % (88 cd/m²) and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 240 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

Flickering occurs at relatively low brightness settings, so extended use at this brightness setting or lower can cause eyestrain.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17951 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

PWM: 0% brightness (60 Hz)
PWM: 0% brightness (60 Hz)
PWM: 20% brightness (240 Hz)
PWM: 20% brightness (240 Hz)
PWM: 40% brightness (240 Hz)
PWM: 40% brightness (240 Hz)
PWM: 50% brightness (240 Hz)
PWM: 50% brightness (240 Hz)
PWM: 60% brightness (60 Hz)
PWM: 60% brightness (60 Hz)
PWM: 80% brightness (60 Hz)
PWM: 80% brightness (60 Hz)
PWM: 100% brightness
PWM: 100% brightness

We have to address the PWM subject in more detail, since there are several factors that should be considered, as in the predecessor. At a brightness of 100%, there is no PWM; in the 58-99% range, DC dimming at 60 Hz is used; and starting from 57% (88 cd/m²) and lower, it is the classic and potentially more harmful PWM flickering at 240 Hz. Initially, the DC dimming frequency of 60 Hz sounds worse than it is, but due to its significantly lower amplitude, you cannot compare it with classic PWM and it should not cause any problems.

As soon as you go below the Windows brightness of 60%, a warning notification pops up.
As soon as you go below the Windows brightness of 60%, a warning notification pops up.

Asus continues to offer a software solution to reduce the brightness without getting into the harmful PWM area. Asus calls this function "flicker free OLED darkening," allowing you to continue to reduce the brightness in steps. In practice, you shouldn't go below the Windows brightness of 60%, and for an additional reduction, use the software instead. Even though Asus provides a warning notification here, we would have of course preferred a more comfortable solution, where the software method is directly integrated into the Windows settings and the user wouldn't be able to get into the classic PWM area at all.

100% brightness + darkening to 80%: 60 Hz DC dimming (240 cd/m²)
100% brightness + darkening to 80%: 60 Hz DC dimming (240 cd/m²)
100% brightness + darkening to 60%: 60 Hz DC dimming (146 cd/m²)
100% brightness + darkening to 60%: 60 Hz DC dimming (146 cd/m²)
100% brightness + darkening to 0%: 60 Hz DC dimming (10 cd/m²)
100% brightness + darkening to 0%: 60 Hz DC dimming (10 cd/m²)
60% brightness + darkening to 80%: 60 Hz DC dimming (69 cd/m²)
60% brightness + darkening to 80%: 60 Hz DC dimming (69 cd/m²)
60% brightness + darkening to 60%: 60 Hz DC dimming (42 cd/m²)
60% brightness + darkening to 60%: 60 Hz DC dimming (42 cd/m²)
60% brightness + darkening to 0%: 60 Hz DC dimming (3 cd/m²)
60% brightness + darkening to 0%: 60 Hz DC dimming (3 cd/m²)

As examples, we measured several settings with the two basic brightness settings and various darkening levels. You can clearly see that you can also implement lower brightness levels with the DC dimming by using the software darkening.

Outdoors
Outdoors

Outdoors, the Zenbook benefits from the extremely high contrast, but it still uses a reflective screen, which will necessarily lead to some reflections. A higher SDR brightness surely would also be of some benefit here. The viewing angle stability is very good overall, and you can only see the slight blue tint that is typical for OLED panels from some certain (very steep) viewing angles.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Asus now uses Raptor Lake U

Test Conditions

Asus offers three different performance profiles: Whisper mode, Standard mode, and Performance mode. Due to its loud fans (without bringing a noticeable performance increase), the latter disqualifies itself from being used. We ran our benchmarks and measurements below in Standard mode. When using Whisper mode, the fans are significantly quieter, but this isn't necessarily an advantage with the high-frequency fan noise. But more on this later.

Processor - Core i7-1355U

The Intel Core i7-1355U from the current Raptor Lake generation offers two fast Performance and eight Efficiency cores. Basically, this is last year's Alder Lake Core i7-1255U with slightly elevated clock speeds. The processor is allowed to consume up to 44 watts for short time periods, but under constant load, the consumption quickly drops to about 17 watts.

In the multicore tests, the performance is therefore only competitive for a short time, and the passively cooled MacBook Air M2, for example, is already faster in the second run (even though Cinebench R15 has to be emulated here). Compared to last year's Zenbook S 13 with the Ryzen 7 6800U, the multicore performance is also significantly worse. Only in the single-core tests do we see a slight advantage of 20% at most, compared to the Ryzen 7 6800U. But across all CPU benchmarks, the new model still places 10% behind the Zenbook S 13 from last year. 

In battery operation, the power consumption is reduced slightly further, and the multicore performance drops by about 17%. On the other hand, the 3% reduction of the single-core performance is negligible. You can find additional CPU benchmarks here.

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304 Intel Core i7-1355U: Ø1024 (989.63-1358.19)
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED AMD Ryzen 7 6800U: Ø1607 (1576.98-1742.1)
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU Apple M2: Ø994 (917.47-1212.01)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE Intel Core i7-1260P: Ø1408 (1365.51-1802.61)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED Intel Core i7-1280P: Ø1467 (1369.16-1905.49)
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE Intel Core i5-1240P: Ø878 (859.75-883.65)
CPU measurements during the Cinebench R15 multi loop
CPU measurements during the Cinebench R15 multi loop
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
87.7 pt
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
82.4 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
80.2 pt
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
79.8 pt
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
 
76.5 pt
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
72.7 pt
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU -5!
Apple M2
66.2 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
33.7 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
11852 (9209.64min - 11852max) Points +69%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
10468 Points +49%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2485 - 16201, n=69, last 2 years)
10228 Points +46%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
9781 Points +39%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (6936 - 10252, n=17)
8574 Points +22%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
8517 Points +21%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
7015 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
5680 Points -19%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (1687 - 1889, n=17)
1802 Points +4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
1755 Points +1%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
1730 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (598 - 1934, n=69, last 2 years)
1624 Points -6%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
1615 Points -7%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
1580 Points -9%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1488 Points -14%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
640 Points -63%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
4571 Points +60%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
4060 Points +43%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (810 - 6314, n=65, last 2 years)
3938 Points +38%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
3766 Points +32%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (2849 - 3907, n=17)
3327 Points +17%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
2849 Points
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
2306 Points -19%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
2178 Points -24%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (654 - 725, n=17)
691 Points +2%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
679 Points
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
676 Points 0%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
622 Points -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (216 - 738, n=65, last 2 years)
609 Points -10%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
564 Points -17%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
380 Points -44%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
251 Points -63%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
1905 (1369.16min - 1905.49max) Points +40%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
1803 (1365.51min - 1802.61max) Points +33%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (514 - 2581, n=71, last 2 years)
1746 Points +29%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1742 Points +28%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (1206 - 1735, n=17)
1433 Points +6%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
1358 (989.63min - 1358.19max) Points
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
1212 (917min - 1212max) Points -11%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
884 (859.75min - 883.65max) Points -35%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (237 - 264, n=17)
251 Points +2%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
245 Points
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
242 Points -1%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
237 Points -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (91.8 - 280, n=63, last 2 years)
237 Points -3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
229 Points -7%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
223 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
91.8 Points -63%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
616.7 Seconds * -37%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
559 Seconds * -24%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
450 Seconds *
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
448 Seconds * -0%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (349 - 503, n=17)
421 Seconds * +6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (201 - 1600, n=67, last 2 years)
388 Seconds * +14%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
334 Seconds * +26%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
310 Seconds * +31%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
268 Seconds * +40%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
49572 MIPS +59%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
47500 MIPS +52%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (16223 - 67444, n=58, last 2 years)
44144 MIPS +41%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
40577 MIPS +30%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (30255 - 41541, n=17)
36069 MIPS +15%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
31233 MIPS
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
23132 MIPS -26%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
5689 MIPS
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (5301 - 5911, n=17)
5568 MIPS -2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
5431 MIPS -5%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
5407 MIPS -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2197 - 6403, n=59, last 2 years)
5321 MIPS -6%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
4995 MIPS -12%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
2197 MIPS -61%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
11434 Points +41%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
9555 Points +18%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
8991 Points +11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4213 - 12580, n=67, last 2 years)
8960 Points +10%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (7507 - 9159, n=17)
8135 Points 0%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
8117 Points
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
7613 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
4819 Points -41%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
Apple M2
1925 Points +8%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
1802 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (1678 - 1872, n=17)
1782 Points 0%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
1775 Points
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
1728 Points -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (672 - 2350, n=67, last 2 years)
1695 Points -5%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1514 Points -15%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
672 Points -62%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
13.8 fps +76%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
12.6 fps +61%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.5 - 19.4, n=57, last 2 years)
11.9 fps +52%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
11.2 fps +43%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (7.83 - 10.6, n=17)
9.42 fps +20%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
7.83 fps
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
6.92 fps -12%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
120.5 s * -154%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
54.1 s * -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (40.1 - 120.5, n=58, last 2 years)
53 s * -12%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (41.1 - 108.6, n=17)
52.1 s * -10%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
49.2 s * -4%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
47.5 s *
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
44.6 s * +6%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P
1.236 sec * -164%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
0.529 sec * -13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.4397 - 1.236, n=58, last 2 years)
0.522 sec * -11%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P
0.4998 sec * -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (0.4481 - 0.832, n=17)
0.4956 sec * -6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P
0.4734 sec * -1%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U
0.469 sec *

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Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
33627
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
13939
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
10028
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
16.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
80.32 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
3.07 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
245 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
94.8 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1358 Points
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Performance Rating
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
91.6 pt
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
86.7 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
78.1 pt
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
 
59 pt
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
56.4 pt
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
53.9 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
32.1 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
11187 KRay/s +87%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
10787 KRay/s +80%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (343 - 25961, n=58, last 2 years)
10015 KRay/s +67%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (5673 - 8040, n=17)
6961 KRay/s +16%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5981 KRay/s
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5153 KRay/s -14%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2882 KRay/s -52%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
71474 Points +130%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
56649 Points +82%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (11867 - 111109, n=58, last 2 years)
52128 Points +68%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (29580 - 42706, n=17)
35711 Points +15%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
31092 Points
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
24443 Points -21%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
12712 Points -59%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2683 MB/s +64%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
2455 MB/s +50%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (453 - 4646, n=58, last 2 years)
2357 MB/s +44%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (1529 - 2193, n=17)
1890 MB/s +16%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1728 MB/s +6%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1632 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1007 MB/s -38%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
94234 Points +42%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
82608 Points +24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15447 - 115300, n=58, last 2 years)
79365 Points +19%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
77209 Points +16%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
66531 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (21547 - 66907, n=17)
61797 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
29405 Points -56%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
10724 Points +154%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1223 - 14944, n=58, last 2 years)
7568 Points +80%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7547 Points +79%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6013 Points +43%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (4045 - 5129, n=17)
4704 Points +12%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4216 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2925 Points -31%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
39378 Points +159%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6379 - 59053, n=58, last 2 years)
27388 Points +80%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
26694 Points +75%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (14596 - 21627, n=17)
17821 Points +17%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
15222 Points
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14258 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
8608 Points -43%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
101595 MB/s +211%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
54261 MB/s +66%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (638 - 161430, n=58, last 2 years)
53564 MB/s +64%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (31432 - 75408, n=17)
39412 MB/s +21%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
37570 MB/s +15%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
32647 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
20443 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
725 MB/s +49%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (270 - 1123, n=58, last 2 years)
661 MB/s +35%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
630 MB/s +29%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
620 MB/s +27%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (454 - 684, n=17)
566 MB/s +16%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
488 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
362 MB/s -26%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5993 KRay/s +91%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
5825 KRay/s +86%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (204 - 14018, n=58, last 2 years)
5221 KRay/s +67%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (2991 - 4267, n=17)
3700 KRay/s +18%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3134 KRay/s
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2898 KRay/s -8%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1816 KRay/s -42%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47506 MPixel/s +23%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
38665 MPixel/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7622 - 53954, n=58, last 2 years)
35839 MPixel/s -7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
35173 MPixel/s -9%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (21800 - 44217, n=17)
35112 MPixel/s -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
28249 MPixel/s -27%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
25037 MPixel/s -35%

System Performance

The subjective performance impression of the new Zenbook S 13 is very good, and all inputs are implemented without any noticeable delays. The results in the synthetic benchmarks are average and in parts remain even behind those of the predecessor. However, nothing of this is noticeable in practice.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6346 Points +14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4384 - 7428, n=56, last 2 years)
5873 Points +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5455 - 5933, n=15)
5716 Points +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
5644 Points +1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5598 Points 0%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5576 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
4881 Points -12%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-1355U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (10203 - 11822, n=15)
11015 Points +4%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10709 Points +1%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10605 Points
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10555 Points 0%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
10435 Points -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8890 - 11168, n=56, last 2 years)
10229 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
9494 Points -10%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8984 Points +25%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6213 - 10279, n=56, last 2 years)
7881 Points +10%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6763 - 7536, n=15)
7229 Points +1%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7182 Points
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
6698 Points -7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6692 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
6430 Points -10%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7208 Points +17%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
6983 Points +13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4093 - 9749, n=56, last 2 years)
6897 Points +12%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6740 Points +9%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5723 - 6712, n=15)
6339 Points +3%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6177 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
5169 Points -16%
CrossMark / Overall
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1747 Points +10%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1613 Points +1%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1592 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1355U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1478 - 1643, n=15)
1561 Points -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (718 - 1876, n=62, last 2 years)
1548 Points -3%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP1024Z
1496 Points -6%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1481 Points -7%
CrossMark / Productivity
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1658 Points +6%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1566 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1355U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1444 - 1665, n=15)
1550 Points -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1541 Points -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (685 - 1829, n=62, last 2 years)
1504 Points -4%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1476 Points -6%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP1024Z
1377 Points -12%
CrossMark / Creativity
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1928 Points +14%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP1024Z
1819 Points +7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1794 Points +6%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1696 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (776 - 2210, n=62, last 2 years)
1683 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1563 - 1732, n=15)
1646 Points -3%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1554 Points -8%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1520 Points +10%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1386 Points
Average Intel Core i7-1355U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1217 - 1681, n=15)
1361 Points -2%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1347 Points -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (652 - 1899, n=62, last 2 years)
1324 Points -4%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1293 Points -7%
Apple MacBook Air M2 10C GPU
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP1024Z
1065 Points -23%
PCMark 10 Score
5576 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
72478 MB/s +21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (22781 - 95353, n=58, last 2 years)
61290 MB/s +2%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59942 MB/s
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58527 MB/s -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (35017 - 71600, n=17)
57053 MB/s -5%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
56136 MB/s -6%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
47701 MB/s -20%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
73719 MB/s +48%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64589 MB/s +30%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (23831 - 86433, n=58, last 2 years)
57305 MB/s +15%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
55226 MB/s +11%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (38551 - 58600, n=17)
50130 MB/s +1%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
49758 MB/s
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
39402 MB/s -21%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
72418 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (35910 - 93342, n=17)
69345 MB/s -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (23474 - 93382, n=58, last 2 years)
64630 MB/s -11%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63969 MB/s -12%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
57649 MB/s -20%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
54844 MB/s -24%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
48723 MB/s -33%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
120.1 ns * -33%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
118.4 ns * -31%
Average Intel Core i7-1355U
  (72.2 - 346, n=17)
109.6 ns * -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18.8 - 172, n=53, last 2 years)
104.1 ns * -16%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Intel Core i7-1280P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
103 ns * -14%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Intel Core i7-1355U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
90.1 ns *

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

In our standardized latency test (with surfing the Internet, 4K YouTube video reproduction, and CPU load), our test unit with the corresponding BIOS version shows some slight limitations and is therefore not unconditionally suited for using real-time applications.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
3228 μs * -144%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1355U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1321.9 μs *
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
849.4 μs * +36%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
588.9 μs * +55%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1280P, WDC PC SN810 512GB
461.6 μs * +65%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

Asus has equipped the Zenbook S 13 with a fast PCIe 4.0 SSD from Samsung that offers a storage capacity of 1 TB. After the first start, 903 GB of that remain available to the user for storage. The PM9A1 reaches transfer rates above 7 GB/s, and the constant performance also remains stable for a long time, with only a minimal drop in performance at the end of our constant performance test. Considering the slim case, this is a very good performance. You can find additional SSD benchmarks here.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7025 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3931 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 435 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 355 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 76.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 141.4 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 348 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 566 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
 
93.5 pt
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
77 pt
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
74.5 pt
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
73.4 pt
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
71.6 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
64 pt
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
38.2 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4001 (3943.69min - 4000.53max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1761 - 4677, n=82)
3780 MB/s -6%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
3747 (3711.67min - 3747.4max) MB/s -6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3737 (3696.23min - 3736.65max) MB/s -7%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3382 (3242.21min - 3381.81max) MB/s -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (452 - 4501, n=59, last 2 years)
2847 MB/s -29%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1469 (1284.35min - 1469.26max) MB/s -63%
seq write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2220 - 4564, n=82)
3590 MB/s +8%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
3470 (3416.05min - 3470.37max) MB/s +4%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3321 (3143.21min - 3321.26max) MB/s
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3188 (3158.91min - 3187.67max) MB/s -4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2967 (2915.46min - 2967.47max) MB/s -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (153.3 - 5344, n=60, last 2 years)
2749 MB/s -17%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1129 (1111.78min - 1128.74max) MB/s -66%
seq q8 t1 read
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7036 (6223.64min - 7035.55max) MB/s
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
6656 (5809.03min - 6655.73max) MB/s -5%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6654 (5007.16min - 6653.54max) MB/s -5%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6586 (5687.48min - 6585.52max) MB/s -6%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (3421 - 7100, n=82)
6471 MB/s -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (558 - 7134, n=58, last 2 years)
4958 MB/s -30%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1584 (1489.82min - 1584.17max) MB/s -77%
seq q8 t1 write
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5179 (4831.64min - 5178.79max) MB/s
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4938 (4919.31min - 4937.74max) MB/s -5%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4921 (4913.24min - 4920.55max) MB/s -5%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2216 - 5281, n=82)
4809 MB/s -7%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
4468 (4431.23min - 4467.85max) MB/s -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (60 - 6751, n=59, last 2 years)
3741 MB/s -28%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1014 (987.34min - 1013.83max) MB/s -80%
4k q1 t1 read
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
83.3 (77.84min - 83.26max) MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (48.4 - 97.4, n=82)
77 MB/s -8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
70.7 (69.77min - 70.71max) MB/s -15%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
67.5 (65.71min - 67.48max) MB/s -19%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
67.3 (66.05min - 67.28max) MB/s -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.6 - 141.9, n=59, last 2 years)
63 MB/s -24%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
44.2 (42.17min - 44.2max) MB/s -47%
4k q1 t1 write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (49.9 - 280, n=82)
188.1 MB/s +34%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
170.9 (165.47min - 170.92max) MB/s +21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (22.5 - 360, n=59, last 2 years)
154.3 MB/s +10%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
149.4 (148.22min - 149.37max) MB/s +6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
143 (141.95min - 142.99max) MB/s +2%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
140.8 (131.23min - 140.77max) MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
92 (90.59min - 91.98max) MB/s -35%
4k q32 t16 read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (376 - 4185, n=82)
2567 MB/s +420%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1227 (1201.13min - 1227.26max) MB/s +148%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (283 - 4286, n=59, last 2 years)
1206 MB/s +144%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
814 (810.85min - 814.24max) MB/s +65%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
729 (720.43min - 729.23max) MB/s +48%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
540 (532.43min - 540.23max) MB/s +9%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
494 (392.19min - 494.04max) MB/s
4k q32 t16 write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (291 - 3559, n=82)
1938 MB/s +421%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (157 - 4189, n=59, last 2 years)
862 MB/s +132%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
749 (730.95min - 749.24max) MB/s +101%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
506 (496.78min - 506.11max) MB/s +36%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
416 (398.57min - 416.29max) MB/s +12%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
372 (323.75min - 372.35max) MB/s
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
304 (294.31min - 304.17max) MB/s -18%
AS SSD
Score Total
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2577 - 9147, n=82)
6848 Points +69%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5566 Points +38%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
5114 Points +26%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4572 Points +13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (707 - 8892, n=57, last 2 years)
4398 Points +9%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4048 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
2470 Points -39%
Score Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (983 - 3469, n=82)
2415 Points +132%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1705 Points +64%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (253 - 3307, n=57, last 2 years)
1454 Points +40%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
1451 Points +40%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1285 Points +24%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1040 Points
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1039 Points 0%
Score Write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (921 - 4043, n=82)
3269 Points +27%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3101 Points +21%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
3046 Points +19%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2728 Points +6%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2568 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (327 - 3972, n=57, last 2 years)
2262 Points -12%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
952 Points -63%
Seq Read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
5411.56 MB/s +6%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5107 MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2638 - 5621, n=82)
4909 MB/s -4%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4664 MB/s -9%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4586 MB/s -10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (508 - 5525, n=57, last 2 years)
3781 MB/s -26%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
2304 MB/s -55%
Seq Write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (1617 - 4526, n=82)
3325 MB/s +17%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2849 MB/s
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
2530.01 MB/s -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (386 - 4961, n=57, last 2 years)
2324 MB/s -18%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2264 MB/s -21%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2179 MB/s -24%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
1042 MB/s -63%
4K Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (45.9 - 89.2, n=82)
72.5 MB/s +13%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
70.31 MB/s +10%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
65.31 MB/s +2%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
64.1 MB/s
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
63.64 MB/s -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (14.8 - 96.2, n=57, last 2 years)
59.6 MB/s -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
45.6 MB/s -29%
4K Write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
232.86 MB/s +17%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
198.7 MB/s
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (118.6 - 246, n=82)
186 MB/s -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (65.5 - 256, n=57, last 2 years)
172.4 MB/s -13%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
154.32 MB/s -22%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
152.4 MB/s -23%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
151.15 MB/s -24%
4K-64 Read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (421 - 2854, n=82)
1851 MB/s +297%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1174.58 MB/s +152%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (187.3 - 2682, n=57, last 2 years)
1016 MB/s +118%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
839.87 MB/s +80%
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13 NP930XED-KA1DE
Samsung PM991a MZVLQ256HBJD
763.3 MB/s +64%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
760.99 MB/s +63%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
466 MB/s
4K-64 Write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (367 - 3451, n=82)
2750 MB/s +32%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2732.34 MB/s +31%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1280P OLED
WDC PC SN810 512GB
2560.31 MB/s +23%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IAP7-82U9005FGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2347.47 MB/s +13%
Asus ZenBook S13 OLED UX5304
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2084 MB/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (223 - 3410, n=57, last 2 years)
1853 MB/s