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CES 2021: New ASUS ZenBook announced with a mix of 11th Gen Intel Core and Ryzen 5000 series CPUs
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CES 2021: New ASUS ZenBook announced with a mix of 11th Gen Intel Core and Ryzen 5000 series CPUs

by Vyncent ChanJanuary 14, 2021
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ASUS has just announced the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED along with the ZenBook Flip 15 and ZenBook 14. The ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED is probably the most interesting of them all, featuring a choice of either the 11th Gen Intel Core or the new AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors crammed into the 1.14kg light package.

ASUS Zenbook 13 OLED

Most OLED laptops are reserved for the premium segment, so we don’t expect the ZenBook 13 OLED to be priced that affordably. But what makes the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED different from all the OLED laptops that ASUS released in the past is its FHD resolution. The ASUS ZenBook Flip S shares a similarly sized 13.3″ OLED panel, but it touts a 4K resolution which will definitely tout a higher  power draw and thus limit the battery life.

ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED

ASUS promises up to 13 hours of battery life with the Intel variant, although they didn’t mention anything about the AMD option. ASUS will be offering both the AMD Zen 2 and Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 processors, which should make things quite interesting. Regardless of your choice of processor, the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED packs the same 67WHr battery, which is also shared with the ASUS ZenBook 13/14 that was previously announced.

Another major difference between the AMD and Intel variants is connectivity. As you would expect, the Intel version comes with support for Thunderbolt 4, while the AMD version has to settle for USB 3.2 Gen2. Neither option will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can check out the breakdown of their specifications below:

ASUS Zenbook 13 OLED Specs

ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED (UX325) ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED (UM325UA) ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED (UM325SA)
Processor 11th Gen Intel Core
Intel Core i7-1165G7, 4C/8T @ up to 4.7GHz
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 4C/8T @ up to 4.2GHz
Intel Core i3-1115G4, 4C/8T @ up to 4.1GHz
AMD Ryzen 5000 (Lucienne, Zen 2-based)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, 8C/16T @ up to 4.3GHz
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, 6C/12T @ up to 4.0GHz
AMD Ryzen 5000 (Cezanne, Zen 3-based)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, 8C/16T @ up to 4.4GHz
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 6C/12T @ up to 4.2GHz
RAM Up to 32GB LPDDR4X-4266
(Core i3 to come with LPDDR4X-3733)
Up to 16GB LPDDR4X-3733
Storage Up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD / 1TB Intel Optane H10 (32GB Intel Optane + 1TB NAND) Up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
Display 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display
400 nits brightness
100% DCI-P3
VESA DisplayHDR True Black certified
88% screen-to-body ratio
Connectivity 2 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
1 x HDMI
1 x microSD card reader
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (20Gbps) Type-C
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
1 x HDMI
1 x microSD card reader
Power 67WHr 4-cell Li-Po battery
65W USB-PD power adapter
Dimensions 304 x 203 x 13.9 mm
Weight 1.14kg

ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425)

ASUS ZenBook 14 UX425E Review (11)

ASUS also refreshed the ASUS ZenBook 14 we loved with AMD processors. Once again, there’s a choice of both AMD Lucienne and Cezanne processors to choose from, which will make for an interesting case for those looking to get the most bang for their buck. This time around, ASUS also apparently decided to try to cram a 45W Zen 3 APU into the laptop. ASUS will also be giving you the choice of getting the GeForce MX450 in the ZenBook 14 (UM425).

ASUS ZenBook 14 (UM425) Specs

ASUS ZenBook 14 OLED (UM425UA/UG) ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED (UM325QA)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5000 (Lucienne, Zen 2-based)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, 8C/16T @ up to 4.3GHz, 15W
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, 6C/12T @ up to 4.0GHz, 15W
AMD Ryzen 5000 (Cezanne, Zen 3-based)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H @ up to 4.4GHz, 45W
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 6C/12T @ up to 4.2GHz, 45W
Graphics AMD Radeon Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (optional)
RAM Up to 16GB LPDDR4X-4266
Storage Up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD
Display 14″ FHD display, 100% sRGB
90% screen-to-body ratio
Connectivity 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (20Gbps) Type-C
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
1 x HDMI
1 x microSD card reader
1 x combo audio jack
Power 67WHr 4-cell Li-Po battery
65W USB-PD power adapter
Dimensions 319 x 210 x 14.3 mm
Weight 1.22kg

ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 (UX564)

If you need even more viewing space, the ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 offers a large 15.6″ FHD panel, complete with a 360° hinge for extra flexibility on how you want to use your display. Unlike the ASUS ZenBook Flip S, ASUS will be cramming in  the latest Intel Tiger Lake H35 processors, taking advantage of the additional footprint for more cooling afforded by its larger size.

ASUS ZenBook Flip 15

ASUS will also be cramming in a GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q in there for extra performance. The extra room under the hood will also be used for a large 96WHr battery, promising longer battery life even with the relatively powerful hardware.

ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 (UX564) Specs

Processor 11th Gen Intel Core H-Series (H35)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
RAM 16GB DDR4-3200
Storage 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
Display 15.6″ FHD NanoEdge display
PANTONE Validated
Connectivity 2 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
1 x HDMI
1 x SD card reader
1 x audio combo jack
Power 96WHr 6-cell Li-Po battery
120W power adapter
Dimensions 356 x 230 x 19.9 mm
Weight 1.9kg

As with all the previous CES 2021 announcements, the availability and pricing of these next-gen ASUS ZenBooks in Malaysia is still unknown. Stay tuned for that!

Pokdepinion: I think we need a ZenBook 14 OLED… I personally find 13″ laptops are just a smidge too small for use…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.