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Asus ZenBook S 13 OLED UX5304: Slimmest OLED Laptop

ASUS announced the Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304), a high-end laptop with the latest AI-powered Intel Core Ultra 7 processor, for 2024.

Zenbook S 13 OLED, the thinnest and greenest laptop ever, is 13.3 inches. It demonstrates that less is more and enhances the brand’s ultraportable design, sustainability, and portability.

Finishing in either the new Basalt Gray or the classic Ponder Blue, the sophisticated Zenbook S 13 OLED is the pinnacle of ultraportable design, offering no-compromise performance, connectivity, and battery life thanks to its world-beating super-slim 1 cm profile and super-light 1 kg chassis. This is the most environmentally friendly Zenbook model ASUS have ever made thanks to its use of recycled metals and plastics, FSC Mix-certified packaging, an elegant new eco-friendly plasma ceramic aluminum for the Basalt Gray model, and halogen-free electronics. It was also designed with carbon neutrality and the environment in mind.

Zenbooks are known for their portability, as shown by the S 13 OLED. It can handle tasks other laptops can’t with a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD and 32 GB LPDDR5x RAM. A robust 63 Wh battery and a complete set of I/O ports allow for connections while on the go. A separate Windows Copilot key is also included on the 2024 Zenbook S 13 OLED to provide immediate access to the new AI-powered Windows 11 assistant.

The Zenbook S 13 OLED boasts an exquisite 16:10 3K ASUS Lumina OLED display with Dolby Vision certification, Pantone Validated color rendering, and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 600 certification, guaranteeing remarkable detail and the deepest black levels for immersive, lifelike visuals.

Incredibly light and thin

The Zenbook S 13 OLED’s ultra-slim 1 cm profile and ultra-light 1 kg weight are the result of a number of cutting-edge design and material choices that minimize weight and size in comparison to the previous generation without sacrificing functionality, connectivity, or battery life.

Display layer infusion: ASUS have inserted a more compact, fully functional FHD IR camera straight into the CNC-machined lid to achieve the remarkably thin profile. Additionally, they used an ultraslim OLED panel that was specially designed, which made the lid 30% thinner.

Optimal internal layout: ASUS free up more interior space for components by employing precise CNC machining. In order to provide better performance with less weight in a more compact space, ASUS use circuit boards with fewer layers, a higher wiring density, and many more transistors. To improve cooling, an additional ultrathin fan is integrated into the motherboard through precise engineering. As a result, the laptop’s bottom is roughly 25% thinner.

Selection of materials: The keyboard deck is made of lightweight, strong magnesium-aluminum alloy that is CNC-cut to form a rigid structure that requires no additional support in order to reduce weight. The touchpad has a very thin glass covering, which reduces the thickness of the keyboard deck by an additional 25%.

The end product is an ultraportable laptop that redefines its class and pushes the boundaries of thin and light without sacrificing any performance; it can handle extended periods of video streaming and offers better cooling and performance than its predecessor. Additionally, the Zenbook S 13 OLED maintains complete usability and has a full complement of standard I/O ports in spite of its industry-beatingly small dimensions.

 Overall sustainability

With Zenbook, ASUS is dedicated to doing more with less. The entire product lifecycle of this device—from material selection and manufacturing to assembly, use, and end of life has a positive environmental impact. Through the use of recycled materials and more environmentally friendly packaging design, ASUS are reduced its carbon footprint. 

With the keyboard cover, chassis, and lid made of post-industrial recycled (PIR) magnesium-aluminum alloy, the device is the greenest Zenbook ever produced, with a carbon footprint reduction of over 50%4. The keycaps and speakers use post-consumer recycled (PCR) and ocean-bound plastics. Recyclable and biodegradable packaging has been completely redesigned. It only uses 100% FSC Mix-certified paper from recycled, controlled, and sustainably managed forests. Making laptop stands from paper packing inserts is easy. In addition, the Zenbook S 13 OLED uses 60% less electricity than ENERGY STAR. Sustainability initiatives for this device aim to become carbon neutral through the above actions.

ASUS have developed a plasma ceramic aluminum material for the lid that is unique to ASUS using a unique manufacturing technique for the first time. There is no need for organic compounds, strong acids, or heavy metals in this process, which only requires pure water and electricity. Rather, the aluminum undergoes a physical and chemical transformation thanks to this low-impact bath-based technique. Increased wear resistance, corrosion protection, thermal regulation, hardness5, and longevity are the outcomes of this.

In addition to its physical benefits, this material has a natural stone-like appearance and feel, which is in keeping with the Zenbook series’ philosophy. This amazingly gives each lid its own unique identity. Everybody is unique. The Zenbook 13 S OLED is rigorously tested using the most recent MIL-STD-810H US military-grade durability standard because a longer laptop lifespan also reduces long-term waste.

Live performance while on the move

The Zenbook S 13 OLED is an Intel Evo Edition laptop with integrated Intel Graphics and top-tier AI-powered Intel Core Ultra processors. With an integrated dedicated engine, Intel Core Ultra processors offer the next generation of immersive graphics, high-performance low-power processing, and extended battery life, allowing users to work, play games, and create. Along with the laptop’s lightning-fast up to 1 TB SSD storage, 32 GB RAM, and WiFi 6E, this implies that users can work more quickly and without waiting around, no matter where they are.

The Zenbook S 13 OLED is incredibly small, but it has all the I/O ports a user could possibly need, so there’s no need to bring dongles or adapters when traveling. There are four Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports that are ultrafast and support fast charging, 4K external displays, and data transfers of up to 40 Gbps. Additionally, there is a 3.5 mm audio jack, an HDMI 2.1 port, and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port.

With AI-powered visual effects and AI noise-cancelation technology, the FHD IR camera offers better mobile video conferencing experiences. Additionally, it allows for a quick and safe face-to-face Windows Hello login. With the help of ASUS Audio Booster technology and a smart amplifier, the potent Harman Kardon-certified audio system with immersive Dolby Atmos sound can increase volume by up to 5.25 times.

The 9.5% larger ASUS ErgoSense touchpad is smooth, comfortable, responsive, and has an easy-to-clean anti-fingerprint coating. It also makes navigation easier.

More precise is the ASUS Lumina OLED display. more flexible. more trustworthy

The 16:10 ASUS Lumina OLED display on the Zenbook S 13 OLED makes for a captivating visual experience. Exclusive ASUS technologies like ASUS Splendid and ASUS OLED Care are available on ASUS Lumina OLED displays, along with new features like power-saving, panel protection, and Delta E <1. Through the integration of these components, ASUS has produced a masterfully designed solution that epitomizes OLED technology.

Clearer, brighter, and more vivid colors are delivered by the stunning ASUS Lumina OLED display on Zenbook S 13 OLED, which boasts a resolution of 3K, a response time of 0.2 milliseconds, and a color accuracy of Delta E <16. In addition to having Dolby Vision certification, the display also has the industry-standard color fidelity of the Pantone Validated badge and is DisplayHDR True Black 600 certified for the purest blacks and brilliant whites. Ultra vivid colors are delivered by the cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, and ASUS Splendid makes it simple for users to switch between this gamut and sRGB, Display-P3, or the native OLED gamut.

The display’s 70%-lower blue-light emissions have earned it certification for eye care from TÜV Rheinland and SGS, guaranteeing the comfort of the user’s eyes even during extended viewing sessions. If there are any burn-in problems, ASUS also offers a free OLED screen exchange during the warranty period.

ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED Specifications

ASUS ZenBook S 13 OLED (UX5304)
CPUIntel Core Ultra 7 processor 155U Intel Core Ultra 5 processor 125U
Display13.3″ 16:10 3K (2880 x 1800) ASUS Lumina OLED slim-bezel NanoEdge display with 85% screen-to-body ratio, 600 nits peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, DisplayHDRTrue Black 600 certification
Operating systemWindows 11 Home / Pro
GraphicsIntelGraphics
Main memoryUP to 32 GB LPDDR5x 7467 MHz RAM
StorageUp to 1 TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
ConnectivityWiFi 6E (802.11ax)  Up to Bluetooth 5.2
CameraFHD IR / 3DNR / ALS camera
I/O ports2 x Thunderbolt 4 Type-C 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A 1 x HDMI 2.1 (TMDS) 1 x Audio jack
Touchpad129 x 81 mm ASUS ErgoSense Touchpad
AudioBuilt-in speakers Smart amplifier technology Built-in microphone Harman Kardon certified
Battery63 Wh
AC adapter65 W adapter Adapter Output: 5V~20V, 65 W Adapter Input: 100~240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz universal  
Dimensions296.2 x 216.3 x 10.9 mm
Weight1 kg
Cheekuru Bhargav
Cheekuru Bhargav
Cheekuru Bhargav has been writing Laptops, RAM and SSD articles for govindhtech from OCT 2023. He was a science graduate. He was an enthusiast of Laptops.

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