Product may includes warranty, and accessories found with the original product. We would have preferred a more uniform color scheme, but this is certainly a matter of taste. Regardless of tint, display calibration did help and managed to improve overall image quality significantly. In fact, it is borderline annoying for the more sensitive user. The fingerprint reader now sits just below the right arrow key, and is far more convenient to use. The rest of the bloatware installed on the ZenBook S comes courtesy of Microsoft, including Netflix and LinkedIn apps.
The maximum consumption is 52. Even might be a better choice because of its discrete graphics. The gestures are different enough two finger swipe and pinch-to-zoom that we are a bit puzzled by the mixup. See how the company performed on our and. Ultrabook, Celeron, Celeron Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, Xeon Phi, Xeon Inside, and Intel Optane are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U. All-day 50Whr Li-Polymer battery providing up to 9 hours of battery life. This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices 40.
All in all, the ZenBook 13 is competitively priced for what it offers. As mentioned before the entire case save for the display frame is made of metal, and overall build quality is excellent. Asus does not offer any other dedicated accessories for the ZenBook S. At 321 nits on average and a maximum of 338 nits, our review unit was even brighter than that. The frame rate in Bioshock Infinite Low , for instance, drops from 52.
Product may or may not be in the original packaging. The Bad While battery life is good, it's not as good as others in the category and it still runs hot despite the extra airflow the design provides. We added corresponding images further below. The input devices are decent and Asus implements modern ports. I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics.
However, the rear edge is a bit annoying when you use the device on your lap, for example. Our calibration reduces the luminance slightly, but the measurements - especially the grayscale - improve dramatically. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike. The laptop struggled to fill a large conference room when I played St. It's the right size if you spend more time working in tight spaces such as coffee shops and airport lounges than at a desk. Rising above the competition The biggest hurdle for the ZenBook S is that it has plenty of competition including from its stablemates at Asus, and with its ErgoLift hinge as the main design feature, it's not an easy recommendation.
The unusual hinge is obviously the design highlight. All in all, the ZenBook 13 is competitively priced for what it offers. Clad in deep blue or burgundy metal with rose gold edges, the 13. I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. The touchpad works with gestures, but almost too well. However, the ZenBook is a bit slower than the rivals.
In return, the lid does not wobble even when there are vibrations. The temperature development is obviously a challenge for a slim device. It also helps keep your legs and the laptop's eighth-gen Core i7 processor from getting too hot. The ZenBook features a touch fingerprint-reader that requires the finger to be placed on top of it instead of swiping across it. The culprit for this behavior was the under-designed cooling system that simply could not keep up with extreme loads such as this. We won't share your email with anybody. In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.
We did not experience any issues when typing on the keyboard, which is a result of the precise stroke. The bottom lower-left side was the hottest location on the laptop, reaching 111 degrees, which exceeds our 95 degree comfort threshold. With the back of the deck raised, the keyboard tilts upward at a 5. All three ports support fast charge, video output, and obviously data transfers. In addition, at only 1.
The latter is also powering our test model and features four cores, which can execute up to eight threads simultaneously thanks to Hyperthreading. It is fortunately not noticeable in everyday situations. Among the more useful programs are Asus Live Update, which installs the latest drivers on your machine, and Asus Splendid, which allows you to change the color temperature of your display. Range comparisons refer to standard laptop with all-metal chassis design. It played Dirt 3 at 1080p resolution at 45 frames per second. All too often, laptop keyboards seem to be an afterthought.