Our review of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QA-KY358W
Powerful processor and 12-hour Windows 11 battery life for smooth, light, creative everything Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QE-KY262W equipped with a 15-inch Full HD OLED DCI-P3 Pantone touch screen with more faithful colors, backlit keyboard, infrared webcam for biometric authentication but also with a USB-C connection. This versatile creative-oriented silver laptop is suitable for multimedia work thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its powerful AMD Cezanne Ryzen 7 Octo Core processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics module that speeds up processing and allows your play light titles. There is also a fast 512 GB SSD storage which improves its responsiveness.
Best known price: 1099€
Features of Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QA-KY358W
|screen(s).||15.6” OLED Full HD 0.2ms 100% DCI-P3 Pantone 550cd/m² DisplayHDR True Black 600 multi-touch touchscreen thin edges NanoEdge (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB LPDDR4x (soldered) 4266MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 8 is integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) + 1 free M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD slot|
|connectors||1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b, SD/MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.35mm stroke)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via Infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||12 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 96Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.0 Kg / 354 x 238 x 17.8-18|
The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QA-KY358W against the competition
The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QA-KY358W is currently shown at Amazon promotion and is positioned as one of the only and cheaper in its category that offers a screen with such faithful colors in a 15-inch format with a very powerful processor in such a light chassis.
If this Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QA-KY358W doesn’t meet all your criteria, you can find other configurations to play with a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, this has the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QA-KY358W
Compliance with the MIL-STD-810G military endurance standard brings stability to this lightweight laptop with a sleek Pine Gray design that is cooled by IceCool Pro technology and rises slightly forward when opened.
This versatile laptop PC is equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules for remote connection and communication, its practical HDMI video output for easy TV connection or monitor for example, its audio port as well as its USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) which guarantees transfers that are made 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected to it.
It’s a shame not to find a newer and better Wi-Fi ax.
However, some will appreciate being able to authenticate themselves biometrically through facial recognition using Infrared webcam technology and Windows Hello technology.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is practical for better identifying them in the event of limited ambient light.
The screen will appeal to creators and generally those who want the most faithful display of colors possible with very deep blacks, significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles and low latency. Because it uses OLED DCI-P3 Pantone properties.
With its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also suitable for High Definition content such as videos due to its 16:9 format and Full HD definition.
Due to its tactile aspect, the screen allows you to interact with the system and the software just by applying even one finger on it, and this through pressure/gestures. But this laptop cannot be converted into a Tablet because it cannot be opened 360°.
EyeCareEn technology is also there to reduce the blue light emitted by the screen.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QA-KY358W
The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QA-KY358W is a thin and light high-performance multimedia-oriented laptop that is nomadic and displays faithful colors.
It delivers overall power capable of appealing to demanding users as it is based on an Octo Core AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor associated with 16 GB of RAM.
This core guarantees noticeably faster processing than a Quad Core processor and 8 GB DDR4. We especially feel the difference under demanding work on CPU and RAM resources using multicore, such as photo editing or video editing, which is appreciated by creative people.
On the other hand, there is no dedicated graphics card on board and therefore gamers will go their way as those who need good graphics power.
You can still watch photos and videos but also play light titles thanks to the Radeon Vega 8 graphics module inside the Ryzen 7 Octo Core.
Best known price: 1099€
On the storage side, there is an SSD that matches the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while consuming less energy, more stable, quieter and faster.
As a result, SSD provides better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we get faster multimedia processing, for example, as well as software launches and start-ups/stops, and we get online games cards faster.
Of course, if 512 GB is too tight, you can use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device represents an interesting option to benefit from fast transfers.
You can also add a second SSD via the free M.2 slot.
Despite its powerful processor, this laptop will be of interest to nomads as it can last around 12 hours on battery power with light use, which is all the more remarkable given its thin and compact weight it facilitates transportation.
On the other hand, expect heat and noise when this versatile multimedia production and multimedia-oriented laptop is used frequently (eg: processing).
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).