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The lightweight, compact Asus Zenbook UX325JA also comes with a bright display

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA in review: 1100-gram subnotebook with excellent battery life
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325JA in review: 1100-gram subnotebook with excellent battery life
The slim Zenbook 13's wide range of features is convincing: There is an Ice Lake CPU, 16 GB of RAM (in dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD, and Thunderbolt 3. Furthermore, the battery life is excellent thanks to the integrated 67-Wh battery.
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The Asus Zenbook 13 UX325JA is a compact, lightweight 13.3-inch subnotebook. Asus has opted to use a metal chassis, which comes in dark gray (Pine Grey) and bright purple (Lilac Mist). A dark-gray model serves as our test device. Its weight is just below 1100 grams (~2.43 lbs).

The thin computer is powered by a quad-core Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake) CPU. It offers more than enough performance for office and web applications. The CPU is accompanied by 16 GB of RAM (LPDDR4X-3200, dual-channel mode) - a sufficient amount for the next couple of years. The RAM is soldered and since there are no slots, expanding the system memory retroactively is impossible. However, users can swap the 1-TB NVMe SSD. In order to achieve this, the case has to be opened.

The slimmed-down port selection includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports (Power Delivery, DisplayPort via USB-C) that can be used to charge the laptop. Thus, users have the option to connect a docking station or an external GPU in addition to the included USB Type-C charger.

Thanks to the 67-Wh battery, the runtimes of the Asus system are excellent. Most users can expect real-world runtimes of about 13 to 16 hours, before recharging the laptop becomes necessary. However, this comes at a cost: In battery mode, the CPU performance is reduced.

The IPS Full HD display offers good viewing angles, great colors, a good color space coverage, and a high maximum brightness (up to 400 cd/m²). However, the contrast ratio is somewhat low.

More information and many benchmark results can be found in our review of the Asus Zenbook 13 UX325JA-AH019T.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 806 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 268 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Sascha Mölck, 2020-08-22 (Update: 2021-03- 6)