It includes the AMD Ryzen 6000 series with built-in Radeon graphics. I’ve been using the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED for a few days now and it is enterprising. The ultra-thin laptop has many advantages and a few disadvantages at the same time. I’ve covered all of this in detail to help decide whether the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED is a good buy.
Display: 13.3-inch OLED
PROCESSOR: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
GPU: Radeon graphics
Laptop Memory: 16GB
Storage: 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4
operating system: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED design: slim and ultra-slim
One of the first things to notice is the ultra-slim and lightweight design of the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED. Asus claims that it is currently the world’s lightest laptop at just over 1kg, thanks to its magnesium-aluminium alloy. I use thin and light laptops from other brands like HP, Lenovo and others. The difference in weight and the sleek frame does make a difference, especially if you wear it to work every day.
Despite the extra lightweight and slim case, there are a few downsides to the design of the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED. First, it is not a 360 convertible laptop. If you want one, you can check out the ZenBook Flip range. It also has limited ports, completely outperforming a USB Type-A port. In a way, Asus has taken a bold step from the traditional design with this ZenBook. And if you want a slim laptop, you have to make a few compromises.
I should also mention the box that the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED comes with. Asus has included eco-friendly packaging with a separate box for the charger. Users can also double this box as a laptop stand for more comfortable use. The laptop reviewed here is the Ponder Blue color and buyers can also check out the Aqua Celadon color.
Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED display: built for immersive viewing
Another key feature of the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED is the display. As the name suggests, this Asus laptop comes with a 13.3-inch OLED display with a 2.8K resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels. The display offers a high aspect ratio of 16:10, 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, PANTONE validation and more. It is also certified by TUV Rheinland for low blue light emissions.
One of the best features of the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED is its touchscreen support. I found the screen to be superior and smooth. The narrow bezel design further gives way to an immersive viewing experience. I have also used it indoors and outdoors and the screen is made for both situations.
It used the Asus laptop for a wide variety of activities and found the screen extremely useful. The touchscreen OLED is great for casual browsing or even casual gaming on the device. It would have been even better if the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED had a 360-hinge design to get a tab-convertible experience.
Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED audio and camera review
The Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED comes with a single 3D noise reduction or 3DNR technology. The camera is great for video calls and for recording front-facing videos, despite lacking in FHD resolution. However, it lacks the Windows Hello for face unlock support. The audio is tuned by Harman Kardon.
The speakers on the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED are placed underneath so that the sound is absorbed by soft surfaces such as a mattress or the sofa. But holding your laptop at an angle or on a hard surface improves the audio even further. Asus has also included Dolby Atmos support, along with Smart Amp and AI Noise Canceling technology, further making the laptop suitable for video calls or casual listening to music.
The keyboard and trackpad are also something worth mentioning in this review. You get a backlit numeric keypad that doubles as a calculator. The Numpad on the trackpad is useful for getting things done. My experience with both the keyboard and trackpad was smooth, especially when I had to use them for long work hours.
Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED Benchmark Review
Under the hood, the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED draws power from the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor paired with Radeon 680M graphics. The laptop is also available with the AMD Ryzen 5 6600U chipset, which should cost a little less. The AMD processor is one of the most powerful chipsets available on the market.
For the same, I ran some benchmarks on the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED. First, I ran the Geekbench benchmark, where the Asus laptop scored 6250 and 1411 in multi-core and single-core tests, respectively. I also ran the CPU-Z benchmark and the laptop scored 3432 and 549 points similarly.
The Cinebench test yielded 7796 and 1374 points for multi-core and single-core tests. I also had to test the GPU of the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED, so I ran the 3D Mark and PC Mark 10 tests. The laptop scored 15,575 and 5573 points respectively.
The benchmark scores show that the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED is a well-performing laptop. It comes with a laptop processor and promises to deliver unprecedented performance. It’s not built for hardcore gaming though, but can still handle your casual gaming titles.
Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED performance: uncompromising and unparalleled
Benchmark scores aside, the real-life performance of the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED has proven to be top notch. Whether you’re multitasking or just using the laptop for hours on end – there’s no interference at all.
For example, I used the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED for both personal and work-related tasks. I would run multiple apps at once and there was hardly a glitch when moving. The laptop comes with Windows 11 OS and you can customize it to your liking. All in all, this Asus ZenBook is an uncompromising laptop made for the modern professional.
Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED battery: lasts all day
This also brings us to the battery life of the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED. Asus has included a 67Wh battery with a 65W fast charging adapter. Despite the thin and light body, Asus has managed to put a whopper battery on this device. And it delivers exactly as you’d expect.
I was able to watch a limited series on Netflix that lasted nearly five hours without the need for a plug-in. I also found that I could work on the machine for nearly six hours straight, with the battery dropping to about 20 percent.
The support for 65W fast charging on the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED is another big plus. I’ve found that the laptop is fully charged in less than two hours, even when you’re working on the device. It’s pretty impressive how Asus has managed to pack a huge battery into the small frame.
Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED Verdict: A Powerful Machine
The Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED starts from Rs. 99,990 and the unit reviewed here costs Rs. 1.19990. It’s quite expensive, but this Asus machine delivers for the asking price. You could even compare the laptop to Apple MacBook Air, but the Asus build, performance and ecosystem are a better bet here. If you’re looking for a sleek device with uncompromising performance, the Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED is the right choice for you.