Keeping Up the Tradition of Function in Elegance

Published June 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Brandishing an elegant design appropriate for today’s professionals, the ZenBook S13 UX392 maintains the spun, all-metal finish, which has been easily associated with the ZenBook brand since the introduction of its first model but adopts a refreshing look with its Utopia Blue color scheme.

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Lifting up the lid of the ZenBook S13 UX392 reveals its 13.9-inch NanoEdge LED-backlit IPS display (1920 x 1080p). As the NanoEdge designation suggests, the display is bordered with a 2.5mm-thin bezel, which is one of the slimmest in the world, adding to the laptop’s bragging rights of having one of the world’s largest screen-to-body ratio in its category. Surprisingly, while delivering a large screen real estate, the ZenBook S13 UX392 has a smaller 12.5% footprint than its predecessors. It also slips easily into your laptop sleeve or bag with its 12.9mm-thin profile and 1.1kg weight.

Making use of ASUS’s ErgoLift hinge, the ZenBook S13 UX392’s keyboard is placed in a tilt position, leaving a space between the laptop’s base and the surface underneath. Apart from optimizing the laptop’s cooling system, the keyboard’s tilt position also helps in improving typing position for the user and enhancing the audio performance of the built-in speaker certified by Harman Kardon.

In spite of its svelte outline, the ZenBook S13 UX392 is never scrimpy when it comes to processing power and storage capacity. The unit that we got comes with an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U quad-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz with up to 4.6GHz Turbo Boost. While this is the highest CPU that you could get for this laptop, it is available in Intel Core i5-8265U model as well. The powerful CPU is accompanied by NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics and 16GB DDR3 RAM. Veering away from the ubiquitous SATA-based storage, the ZenBook S13 UX392 uses a PCIe solid state drive (SSD) which contributes to its thinness. Our unit comes with 512GB capacity, though the laptop is available in 256GB and 1TB variants as well.

In order to achieve an ultraslim profile, it is understandable that ASUS has to make a compromise by eliminating the usual set of connectors that you would find in a traditional laptop such as a Gigabit Ethernet port, VGA, HDMI, and multiple USB Type-A ports. Keeping only one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port, ASUS has also added a 3.5mm audio combo jack, microSD card reader, and two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C connectors to the mix. Apart from fast charging support, the USB Type-C connectors are designed to work with the optional ASUS Mini Dock which hosts an additional USB Type-A port and an HDMI for video output. Wireless connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0 and Dual-band 802.11ac Gigabit-class Wi-Fi.

Equipped with a 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery, the ZenBook S13 UX392 promises to deliver lengthy stamina of up to 15 hours. That’s more than enough for you to finish work during regular business hours whether in or out of the office. But if that’s still inadequate, simply recharge the laptop through its USB Type-C and get up to 60% battery capacity in just 49 minutes.

Sporting a premium look packed with a dependable set of features and specifications needed to get the job done, the ASUS ZenBook S13 UX392 sells for the price of P99,995 in the Philippines.