Asus unveiled the new Zenbook OLEDs to compete with the MacBook stealthily

Asus unveiled the new Zenbook OLEDs to compete with the MacBook stealthily

The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED gives us Zenbook 13 (UX325) OLED vibes, which sits at the top of our list of best Asus laptops. For good reason, too, as we adore its sleek, lightweight design, comfortable keyboard, and colorful 13.3-inch display. This new model comes with a number of notable upgrades, which is a good sign for how well it may perform.

Asus has secretly unveiled two new ultra-portable ZenBook notebooks, both of which include the newest AMD Ryzen 6000 and Intel 12th Gen CPUs as well as stunning 2.8L OLED screens. Prices and release dates for the new Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED and Asus Zenbook Pro 15 Flip have yet to be announced, but the specifications look promising enough to compete with Apple’s popular MacBooks. Continue reading to learn more about each device.

Highlights

  • As for the 13.3-inch NanoEdge display, expect a 2.8K (2880×1800) OLED panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 60Hz refresh rate, and 0.2ms response time. It also comes with 100% DCI-P3 coverage, up to 550 nits of peak brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass, which means a scratch-free vivid display.

  • As detailed by Trusted Reviews, the Zenbook S 13 OLED can be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U and AMD Radeon integrated graphics. You can also expect 16GB of DDR5 RAM and up to 1TB PCle 4.0 SSD. That’s plenty of high-spec power to get everything from photo and video editing done in a pinch, and users can get work done on the fly thanks to its 67Wh battery that claims to offer 19 hours of battery life.

The Zenbook S 13 OLED is apparently the lightest 13-inch laptop in the world, as Asus claims, weighing 2.2 pounds and measuring 14.9mm thin. Now that’s ultra-portable power. As for ports, don’t expect too many, but the Zenbook still features three USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, a DisplayPort input, and a 3.5mm audio jack. That was hugely missed on the most recent Zenbook 13 OLED model, so we’re happy to see it make a return. Oh, and the NumberPad 2.0 makes a return on the touchpad to offer fast access to zippy calculations