Thin, light, and compact laptops aren’t new. I’ve been writing about tech long enough to remember the small yet bulky netbooks. This new ASUS ZenBook isn’t one of those. ASUS introduces the newest member of its premium laptop line, the Zenbook S 13 OLED.
This 13.3-inch ultra-portable laptop weighs only 1kg and features a 14.9mm-thin chassis. If a lightweight laptop is the biggest factor you consider when buying a new machine, this should be high up your list.
Don’t let its sleek look fool you. It can handle the daily grind. This laptop is made out of durable magnesium-aluminum alloy, and it received the MIL-STD 810H certification for extra toughness.
We’re loving the four colors it comes in. You can get the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED in Ponder Blue, Aqua Celadon, Refined White, and Vestige Beige (my personal fave).
Portability isn’t the only selling point of this Zenbook. It promises on-the-go productivity thanks to what powers it.
The display might be on the smaller side, but it’s a high-quality screen with a 13.3-inch 2.8K OLED HDR Dolby Vision display, 16:10 aspect ratio, and ultra-slim bezels. Those who work in the creative fields will appreciate the Zenbook’s Pantone-validated screen and support for technologies like 100% DCI-P3 gamut, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500, and TÜV Rheinland eye care certification.
The Zenbook S 13 OLED runs on up to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor, up to 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon mobile graphics, and up to 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD. Stay connected with support for speedy WiFi 6E connectivity. It comes with lifetime access to Windows 11 and Office 2021, plus a free three-month Adobe Creative Cloud membership.
If you love listening to music while you work or de-stress in front of your PC, the Zenbook S 13 OLED has a stereo sound system with Dolby Atmos support.
ASUS promises up to 19 hours of use out of this Zenbook’s 67Wh battery. Its fast-charge tech can get you up to 60% capacity in around 49 minutes. With ASUS’ USB-C Easy Charge, you can top up with a USB-C Power Delivery-certified charger or any standard USB-C charger you have (even a power bank).
The special ASUS tech you get with the Zenbook S 13 OLED includes its Antibacterial Guard to keep bacteria away, AI Noise-Cancelation Tech and real-time webcam optimization, a full-size ASUS ErgoSense keyboard, and the NumberPad 2.0 integrated into the touchpad. As for the ports, you get the basics. It has three USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, an audio jack, and a USB-A adapter.
The ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED is available for a starting price of PHP 63,995 (around USD 1,120).
For Filipino consumers, ASUS Philippines collaborated with Filipino designer and social entrepreneur Zarah Juan to create a limited edition, sustainable, and locally made bag. This special Zarah Juan Zen Tote is made from local materials by Artisan Communities in Bulacan and Zamboanga.
Those who buy the new laptop from today, September 15, to October 31, get a chance to take home the limited-edition Zarah Juan Zen Tote worth PHP 8,500 (~USD 149). You can learn more about that here.
Are you thinking of getting one? Let us know!