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ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 (2021) Review Rundown

ASUS | Published on 05 May 2021 | Last Edited on 20 Jul 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325
  • Beautiful OLED display
  • Excellent CPU performance
  • Good battery life
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Pricey for a 13-inch laptop

Summary

Despite a couple of flaws, the Asus ZenBook 13 OLED is a laptop all potential buyers should consider. It's one of the most exciting laptops of late, especially if you looking for an AMD-powered device in 2021. At 0.55 inches thick and 2.5 pounds, it's both thinner and lighter than most of its rivals.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The look and feel of the Asus ZenBook 13 OLED is its least stand-out feature. The layout and keycaps are reminiscent of HP's Spectre laptops. For some inane reason, Asus has decided you don't need a headphone jack on your laptop. It's 41% faster than the Razer Book 13 in H.265 video encoding.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 1080p OLED screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent graphics performance
  • Excellent speakers
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as some competitors

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S is one of the light subnotebooks in the 13.3-inch format. The compact device is still run by a native octa-core SoC. The workmanship offers no reason for complaint, and the haptics of the surface also have a high-quality feel and offer a good grip.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good input devices
  • Good keyboard
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Dim display with poor color space coverage
  • Only one year of warranty

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Asus' ZenBook 13 ultraportable has a 13.3-inch, full HD OLED screen. It has an eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor, 16GB of memory, and a 1TB drive. At 1,000,000:1, the screen offers many times the contrast of a typical LED panel.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful OLED screen
  • Excellent performance from AMD Ryzen 7 5800U and AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lacks a touch screen for a second screen

tomsguide[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Asus Zenbook 13 OLED starts at just $800 for a 13.3-inch 1080p OLED display. It's the cheapest OLED-equipped laptop around, and one of the best 13-inch laptops you can buy. The AMD model I reviewed is currently only available in this grey color (Asus calls it Pine Grey) The most expensive version currently sells for $1,099.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bright, vibrant OLED display
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomshardware[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Asus ZenBook 13 UM325SA is our first time looking at a Ryzen 5000U series chip. The laptop's lid is probably its most heavily decorated part, with a reflective, silvery Asus logo. The keyboard does sit inside a sloping tray, which is nice, but what's more noticeable is that opening the lid also lifts the keyboard off your desk at up to a three-degree angle.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Strong performance for the price
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Low-contrast display
  • Mediocre speakers

references

  1. 1. ^ Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 review: AMD laptop perfection?. Digitaltrends. 2021-04-10. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  2. 2. ^ Asus ZenBook 13 Review - A compact 13-inch laptop with a fast Ryzen 7 5800U and OLED display. Notebookcheck. 2021-05-07. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  3. 3. ^ Asus ZenBook 13 (UM325) Review. Pcmag. 2021-05-04. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  4. 4. ^ Asus Zenbook 13 OLED review: An excellent value. Tomsguide. 2021-07-18. Retrieved 2021-07-20.
  5. 5. ^ Asus ZenBook 13 (AMD) Review: Ryzen Slays the Tiger. Tomshardware. 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  6. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  7. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  8. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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