Asus announces compact ZenBook S UX393 with 3:2 3K display and Intel Xe graphics

The new 13.9-inch ZenBook S UX393. (Image via Asus)
The new 13.9-inch ZenBook S UX393. (Image via Asus)
The new ZenBook S from Asus features a beautiful 3300 x 2200 display, the latest silicon and graphics from Intel, and a few quality-of-life conveniences in its 15 mm thin chassis.
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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.



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Sam Medley, 2020-09- 2 (Update: 2020-08-31)
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.