Asus announces compact ZenBook S UX393 with 3:2 3K display and Intel Xe graphics
Asus is no stranger to the thin-and-light market, but the new ZenBook S UX393 ups the ante thanks to its beautiful 3:2 3.3K display, new Intel Core CPUs, and Intel’s new Xe graphics.
The main highlight of the ZenBook S is its 13.9-inch 3300 x 2200 display, which Asus calls a “3.3K” screen. The display has a 3:2 aspect ratio and thin bezels (2.68 mm side bezels, 8.26 mm bottom bezel) and is calibrated to cover 100% of the DCI-P3 and 133% of the sRGB color spaces. The machine is wrapped in an all-metal shell that measures 15.7 mm and weighs roughly 1.35 kg.
Powering the ZenBook S is the latest silicon from Intel (either Core i5 or Core i7). The ZenBook S also includes Intel’s new Xe graphics. The laptop comes with up to 16 GB od 4266 MHz LPDDR4x RAM, up to a 1 TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 SSD (four-lane or two-lane options available), support for 802.11ax WiFi (WiFi 6), and Bluetooth 5.0.
Around the sides, the ZenBook S features a single USB 3.2 Gen Type-A port, one full-sized HDMI port, a microSD card reader, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports. These Thunderbolt 4 ports support transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps.
Sound is handled by Asus’ SonicMaster stereo system with Harmon Kardon speakers. The ZenBook S features AI-enhanced noise-canceling technology to eliminate background noise when using the built-in microphone array.
The ZenBook S runs on a 67 Wh battery that Asus says is good for up to 12 hours of battery life. The 65 W power adapter charges the ZenBook S through one of the Thunderbolt 4 ports (via
USB-C charging) and is compatible with fast charging, though Asus did not specify how fast the battery could be charged by press time.
Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.