Our opinion on this Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UX325EA
Getting a thin and light portable PC with an OLED panel with more faithful colors than usual at a controlled price is possible inAsus ZenBook UX325EA available in a 13-inch DCI-P3 screen edition that will interest nomads with its 10 hours of battery life under Windows 11. This versatile Ultrabook performs well in daily use with its 8 GB of its RAM and its Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics solution capable of running moderate games. This elegant silver design laptop also benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard combined with a NumPad numeric keypad module as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, which is rare at this price level.
Features of this Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UX325EA
|screen(s).||13.3″ Full HD OLED 0.2ms 100% DCI-P3 HDR True Black 500 Thin-Edge NanoEdge Low Blue Light Emission (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM is installed||8 GB LPDDR4x 4266MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe is integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|connectors||1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, NumPad 2.0 (NumberPad)|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon speakers, ICE Power|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||10 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 67Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.14 Kg / 304.2 x 203 x 13.9|
This Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UX325EA stands up against the competition
This Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UX325EA is currently on display at Darty promotion and is positioned as the only one in its category to offer such a faithful color screen with Thunderbolt connectivity, all under Windows 11.
Chassis, connectors, screen of this Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UX325EA
Robust in its compliance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G, this thin and light portable PC that can be recharged to 60% in 49 minutes has an elegant and discreet look with its Pin Gray design this.
This versatile Ultrabook benefits from superior connectivity compared to more expensive models with its 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 (compared to 1 USB-C maximum usual) guaranteeing super-fast transfers, the Its Wi-Fi ax wireless module (newer and better than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communication, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, but also its USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
For those who regret the lack of Ethernet and audio ports, a USB-C to Ethernet or USB-C to Audio adapter can be used.
Many people will appreciate the ability to backlight the chiclet keyboard keys to make them more recognizable when ambient light is limited.
If, like any laptop whose format is less than 15 inches, it does not have a space on the right to accommodate a numeric keypad, Asus has the smart idea to offer NumPad technology here to compensate for this lack.
Thanks to NumberPad, you can convert the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad to enter numbers more easily.
The screen will particularly appeal to those who want to get the most faithful colors with very deep blacks, low latency as well as large vertical and horizontal viewing angles, as it uses OLED DCI-P3 specifications. In addition, its glossy treatment gives a punch to the colors. But it involves sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (eg outside), which some nomads regret. In any case, the screen is suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format.
Performance, autonomy of this Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UX325EA
This Asus Zenbook 13 OLED UX325EA is a compact and lightweight laptop intended for everyday mobile use.
With its autonomy of around 10 hours on the battery in light use and the fact that it can be easily transported due to its lightness, compactness and finesse, this ultraportable will be of particular interest to nomads.
To ensure such autonomy, it relies on energy-efficient components such as its 8 GB of low-power RAM, as well as the low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1235G7 processor.
Many users will be satisfied with the overall performance delivered by this thin and light laptop, especially since it allows you to view photos and videos but also play moderate titles thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution (we tested) which is integrated with the Core i5.
Storage is clearly entrusted to an SSD because it consumes less energy than a hard drive. In addition, it turns out to be more stable, quieter and faster, which means faster start / stop, as well as the processing and launch of applications, or even a faster arrival at online cards that game.
However, with its 256 GB, the SSD offers half the capacity of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device represents an interesting option to benefit from fast transfers.