ASUS announces 13.3-inch OLED Zenbook S 13. The world’s thinnest 13.3-inch OLED ultraportable laptop is the greenest Zenbook ever, with a lightweight design and peak performance
ASUS today announced the new Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304), the world’s thinnest 13.3-inch OLED laptop. It is also the greenest Zenbook ever and carries the hallmark qualities of the ASUS brand. Take ultra-portable design, sustainability and on-the-go performance to a new level. Among the key points of this Zenbook we have:
- Super thin and light – 1 cm profile and only 1 kg in weight
- Sustainability at 360° – designed as a carbon neutral notebook with recycled metals and plastics; eco-friendly aluminum ceramic al
- 100% FSC Mix packaging
- No compromises – 13th generation Intel Core processors; 32GB of RAM; 1TB PCIe SSD; 63Wh battery; 2x
- Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI 2.1
- ASUS Lumina OLED display – display 16:10 2.8K ASUS Lumina OLED, Dolby Vision, Pantone Validated, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500
Details on the new ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED
With a super slim profile of 1cm and a super light chassis of 1kg, the sophisticated Zenbook S 13 OLED offers uncompromising performance, connectivity and battery life. Thus becoming the epitome of ultra-portable design, finished in brand new Basalt Gray or classic Ponder Blue. It was also designed with the environment and carbon neutrality in mind. Using recycled metals and plastics, FSC Mix certified packaging, a sleek new plasma ceramic aluminum for the Basalt Gray model and halogen-free electronics. So as to make this model of Zenbook the greenest ASUS has ever produced.
ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED: technical details
The Zenbook series excels in offering unrivaled performance on the go, and Zenbook S 13 OLED is no exception; harnessing the power of 13th Generation Intel Core i7 processors with 32GB LPDDR5 RAM and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD. There’s also a full complement of I/O ports and a long-lasting 63Wh battery. For an immersive and lifelike viewing experience, Zenbook S 13 OLED features a stunning 16:10 ASUS Lumina OLED 2.8K (2880 x 1800) Dolby Vision certified display. With Pantone Validated color rendering and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification, which guarantees incredible detail and very deep black levels. It supports up to 14 hours of video streaming and offers better cooling and performance than its predecessor. Despite its compact size, Zenbook S 13 OLED offers great performance and features a full set of standard I/O ports.
- Super thin and light – to achieve the super-slim 1cm profile and super-light 1kg weight of the Zenbook S 13 OLED, several techniques and recycled materials were used in the design and construction stages. This is so that the weight and dimensions of the product could be reduced over the previous generation, without compromising performance, connectivity or battery life.
- Multilayer display – to achieve an incredibly slim profile, ASUS has incorporated a slim yet full-featured FHD IR camera directly into the CNC-machined lid. A specially designed OLED panel was also used and customized in size, resulting in a 30% thinner lid.
- Optimized internal layout – thanks to precision CNC machining, more space has been created inside the laptop for the components. . The motherboard has been precision engineered to house an additional ultra-thin fan that increases airflow for better cooling.
- Choice of materials – To minimize weight, a strong and lightweight magnesium-aluminum alloy is used on the keyboard deck, formed with a CNC cutting process to create a rigid structure that does not need any additional support.
ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED: 360° sustainability
ASUS is committed to the less is more philosophy with Zenbook. This device is an EPEAT Gold registered product, which has a positive environmental impact throughout the product life cycle, from the use of materials to production, up to assembly, use and end of life. The carbon footprint has been reduced by incorporating recycled materials and designing more eco-friendly packaging.
This device is the greenest Zenbook ever. This is because it incorporates a Post Industrial Recycled (PIR) magnesium-aluminum alloy in the keyboard cover, chassis and lid, reducing the carbon footprint by more than 50%4. The keys and speakers incorporate post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, and the speakers also use ocean-sourced plastic. The packaging has been redesigned to be 100% recyclable, with reusable and compostable materials. We use 100% FSC Mix certified paper from responsibly managed forests, controlled wood and recycled sources. The paper inserts from the packaging can also be easily transformed into useful laptop stands. In addition, Zenbook S 13 OLED exceeds the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency standard by 43% to reduce electricity consumption. Through the sustainable actions mentioned above, the overall goal of the sustainability initiatives of this device is to achieve neutrality of emissions into the environment.
For the first time, A special manufacturing process was used by ASUS to create a plasma ceramic aluminum material to be affixed to the lid. This process uses pure water and electricity and does not require organic compounds, acids or heavy metals, guaranteeing a physical and chemical transformation of the aluminium. The result is increased wear resistance, corrosion protection, improved thermal management, strength5 and durability. In addition to the physical benefits, the look and feel of this material is similar to natural stone, in keeping with the spirit of the Zenbook series. Incredibly, this makes each lid one of a kind. No two are alike. Increased laptop sturdiness also reduces waste in the long run. Therefore, Zenbook 13 S OLED has undergone rigorous testing according to the latest US military standard MIL-STD-810H, with up to 12 test methods and 26 individual tests6.
Performance al top
The Zenbook S 13 OLED, Intel Evo certified, offers the perfect blend of performance and portability. This is thanks to a 13th generation Intel Core i7 processor that can be boosted by 20% up to a thermal design power (TDP) of 20 watts. All of this is supported by up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and an ultra-fast 1TB PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD, with a long-lasting 63Wh battery. WiFi 6E enhanced with ASUS WiFi Master Premium ensures fast and stable connections. Despite being ultra-compact, Zenbook S 13 OLED is equipped with a full set of I/O ports. So users don’t need to carry dongles or adapters with them on the go. Two ultra-fast Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports support fast charging, 4K external displays and data transfers up to 40Gbps; there is also a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, an HDMI® 2.1 port and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
To enhance video conferencing experiences on the go, the FHD IR camera includes AI-enhanced visual effects and AI noise cancellation technology. It also supports fast and secure biometric recognition with Windows Hello. The powerful Harman Kardon-certified audio system with immersive Dolby Atmos sound features an intelligent amplifier combined with ASUS Audio Booster technology. The 9.5% larger ASUS ErgoSense touchpad enables easier navigation and is smooth, comfortable and responsive, with an anti-fingerprint coating.
ASUS Lumina OLED display: more accurate. more versatile. more reliable.
For an immersive viewing experience, Zenbook S 13 OLED features a 16:10 ASUS Lumina OLED display. The brand new name that is given only to premium OLED displays that meet ASUS’ stringent quality criteria and deliver a more accurate, more versatile, and more reliable viewing experience. ASUS Lumina OLED displays standardize high-quality visual solutions for a better OLED experience. The name also highlights the unique benefits and superior viewing experience that go beyond traditional OLED displays. ASUS Lumina OLED displays are equipped with ASUS-exclusive technologies, such as ASUS Splendid and ASUS OLED Care, as well as new features such as Delta E<1, power saving, and panel protection. By integrating these elements, ASUS has created a highly crafted solution that represents the pinnacle of OLED technology. 2.8K resolution, a response time of 0.2 milliseconds and a color accuracy of Delta E <17. The stunning ASUS Lumina OLED display of Zenbook S 13 OLED delivers clearer, brighter and more vivid colors.
In addition to Dolby Vision certification, the display is DisplayHDR True Black 500 certified for brilliant whites and the deepest blacks. It also carries the Pantone Validated certificate for industry-standard color fidelity. The cinematic-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut delivers ultra-vivid colors, and ASUS Splendid allows the user to easily switch between this gamut to sRGB, Display-P3, or native OLED gamut. The display is also certified for eye care by TÜV Rheinland and SGS with blue light emissions reduced by 70%, to ensure user comfort even during long viewing sessions. ASUS also offers free OLED screen replacement for any burn-in problem during the warranty period8.
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