Asus has announced the launch in some countries of the new ZenBook 13, the new laptop with the lightest OLED screen on the market, and several new features.
The pace of new notebook launches has accelerated in some countries, with new models based on both the 11th generation of Intel processors and AMD’s new Ryzen 5000.
Such competitiveness forces manufacturers to offer something eye-catching in each new generation, at the risk of being left behind; Sometimes they try to do so by offering low-priced laptops, while at other times they include something that no other has.
Asus has focused on the latter, as we saw with the launch of the ZenBook Duo 14, a dual-screen notebook; And today, it is once again attracting attention with a notebook that stands out for its lightness, despite using one of the best screens.
New Asus with OLED display
The new ZenBook 13 OLED is, as the name suggests, a new version of its 13.3-inch laptop, this time with OLED technology display for superior image quality; We are not talking about a small achievement, as Asus boasts that this is the lightest OLED display laptop in the world.
The star is, therefore, the aforementioned OLED screen, a technology we are more used to seeing in TVs, but which has not yet conquered the PC sector; And it’s a shame because Asus promises amazing technical features (except for the resolution, which is only 1080p).
The display excels especially in color rendering, boasting 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut; Therefore, it should not only be ideal for enjoying movies and our photographs but will probably be recommended for content creators. To ensure the reliability and realism of the colors represented, Asus has obtained Pantone validation.
The other major strength will be the blacks, which should be pure by the very characteristics of OLED technology, as the panel emits its light and can turn off pixels as needed. According to Asus, that’s achieved with decent brightness, at 400 nits; Moreover, its reduced blue levels are certified by TÜV Rheinland, and the screen-to-body ratio is 88%.
More new features
It achieves all this in a small, lightweight form factor; The ZenBook 13 OLED weighs just 1.14kg and has a 13.9mm profile, so it should be easy to take anywhere; Asus promises 13 hours of battery life despite the small size.
Of course, that also means there’s not room for everything, such as a numeric keypad. To compensate, Asus has implemented NumberPad version 2.0, a numeric keypad integrated into the touchpad using LED technology. When activated, we can enter numbers more easily; Especially useful when working with spreadsheets, or if we use a mouse anyway.
The ZenBook 13 OLED is based on the 11th generation Intel Core processors, with the option of the Core i7 with the new Intel Iris Xe graphics; It comes with 16GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, infrared camera compatible with Windows Hello, and USB-C connection for charging and data transfer thanks to Thunderbolt 4 support.