The 2023 Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED comes with an eye-popping OLED display and long battery life, but its ho-hum performance and lack of a touch screen keep it from top marks.
Pair this with the acceptable battery life the Zenbook gave us and the OLED touchscreen, and I’d say it’s an excellent option for anyone who finds premium ultraportables like the MacBook Air to be over budget (or just prefers Windows to macOS).
Designed for the computer user on the go, the Asus Zenbook can handle anything except for the most intensive gaming functions. The full size keyboard, slim profile and strong processing capabilities make this ultrabook a very good choice for anyone who is looking for a versatile computing option.
Ryzen 7 6800U is a superb processor and its wide-ranging set of features is exploited extreme well by the outstanding ASUS ZenBook S 13 OLED laptop.
The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED is one of the best laptops I’ve ever reviewed. Its cutting-edge AMD chip is super-speedy, even capable of playing games, while the high-resolution OLED display is breathtaking for video. Its fans can get irritatingly loud under strain, and the lack of USB-A ports is irksome – but those are minor blemishes on an otherwise fantastic all-rounder laptop.
Aside from weaker battery life, the ZenBook competes strongly on all fronts: it’s just as fast, it’s lighter and better looking, has superior connectivity and its 2.8K touchscreen display is drop dead gorgeous. The M2 MacBook Air may well arrive and steal its thunder in a few weeks time but at this price there is no better Windows ultraportable.
Eso sí, la cobertura de color cubre prácticamente la totalidads e las gamas sRGB, DCI-P3 y Adobe-RGB, y los tiempos de respuesta del panel OLED son difícilmente superables. Todo ello en un equipo muy fino y ligero que ofrece altas dosis de autonomía con un precio más que justo. Sin duda, lo que un portátil de tipo ultrabook debería ser.
The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED shows off the power of AMD's latest processors and looks great doing it, but it runs warm and you may need a dongle because it's light on ports.
That said, the Ryzen 6000U-powered ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED is simply excellent. We don’t have final pricing on the particular configuration we tested just yet, but if history is an indicator (last year’s model with OLED display was competitively priced) the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED won’t break the bank.