Nomads looking for a versatile thin and light laptop can be seduced by the Asus ZenBook 13 UM325UA-KG124W ensuring a battery life of 12 hours on Windows 11. Equipped with a 13-inch OLED Full HD 100% DCI-P3 screen with much more faithful colors than average, this laptop is powerful in common use and modest multimedia processing with its fast SSD storage that reinforces its responsiveness but also its 16 GB of RAM as well as its AMD Ryzen 5 Lucienne Hexa Core processor with Radeon Vega 7 graphics solution capable of running light games. Backlit keyboard accompanied by a NumPad numeric keypad module, Infrared webcam for authentication by facial recognition or connectivity with 2 USB-C are also on the program of this ultraportable as well as a carrying pouch, provided.
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325UA-KG124W Features
|Screen(s)||13.3″ Full HD OLED 0.2ms 100% DCI-P3 Pantone 550cd/m² thin edges 4.4mm NanoEdge thin edges 4.4mm (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne (2.1 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM||16GB LPDDR4x 4266MHz (soldered)|
|Video card||AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|Connection||1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2 USB to RJ-45 Ethernet adapter included|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Keypad||Yes, NumPad 2.0 (NumberPad)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via Infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 speakers Harman Kardon, ICEPower|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||12 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 67Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.14 Kg / 304 x 203 x 13.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ZenBook 13 UM325UA-KG124W
It sports an elegant and discreet look with its thin dark silver and light Pine Grey design robust due to its compliance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G.
Rechargeable to 60% in 49 minutes, this versatile laptop is equipped with a good connectivity composed of 2 USB-C (against 1 maximum usually), Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example or 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
Too bad not to find wi-Fi ax and Bluetooth 5 modules more recent and powerful. Audio and Ethernet are also absent but at least for the latter, a USB to Ethernet adapter is provided.
In any case, of course, we have the possibility of equipping ourselves with a USB-C to audio adapter for example.
In any case, some will appreciate being able to authenticate biometrically on this ultraportable thanks to the Infrared webcam allowing facial recognition via Windows Hello.
Good point also granted to the chiclet keyboard that can be backlit to better distinguish its keys when the ambient light is limited.
Like all laptops smaller than 15 inches, this ultraportable does not offer a numeric keypad on the right for lack of space.
However, Asus has the good idea to offer to overcome this absence its NumberPad technology (NumPad) thanks to which you can convert the touchpad into a touchpad when you need to enter the numbers more easily.
Demanding users when it comes to colorimetry will be seduced by the screen as it adopts DCI-P3 and OLED specifications. They involve much more faithful colors than average with very deep blacks, low latency as well as significant viewing angles, both vertically and horizontally.
However, its brilliant treatment will not be unanimous because it induces a greater sensitivity to reflections in bright environments (eg exterior) than an anti-reflective slab. But it offers the advantage of giving punch to the colors.
Performance, battery life of the Asus ZenBook 13 UM325UA-KG124W
The Asus ZenBook 13 UM325UA-KG124W is a compact and lightweight laptop for versatile everyday mobile use.
As revealed in our test dedicated to the Asus ZenBook 13 UM325, this easy-to-carry computer thanks to its lightness, compactness and finesse will particularly appeal to nomads in search of a great autonomy since it is able to hold about 12 hours on battery in light use!
To do this, this versatile ultraportable integrates energy-efficient components like its 16 GB of RAM, low consumption, like the processor, an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Lucienne Ryzen 5 5500U Hexa Core.
Despite all this heart delivers good overall performance able to satisfy many users. Including those who occasionally perform modest processing using RAM and multi-core (e.g. video conversion, photo editing).
As a bonus, the Hexa Core Ryzen 5 houses directly within it the Radeon Vega 7, a graphics solution thanks to which you can watch photos and videos but also play light titles.
As for storage, Asus makes the logical choice of an SSD because it is silent but also less energy-consuming than a hard drive, more robust and much faster.
In practice, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard disk, which implies in particular much faster starts/stops, processing and software launches, or a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Here an SSD with a capacity of 512 GB is embedded, which corresponds to what hard drives offer as standard. However, in the event that more space is needed, an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device can be used to enjoy fast transfers.