Nomadic with its 10-hour battery life, the Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA-KG305T Ultrabook is a versatile slim and light silver 13-inch OLED Full HD ultraportable 100% DCI-P3 that will be of interest to creators. It integrates a good amount of RAM as well as a Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor with Iris Xe graphics for good general performance and the ability to run games that are not too demanding. The responsiveness of this laptop is enhanced by its fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB with Optane. There is also a backlit chiclet keyboard accompanied by a NumPad numeric keypad module, an infrared webcam for authentication by facial recognition but also a USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi ax connection.
Features of the Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA-KG305T
|Screen (s)||13.3 “Full HD OLED 100% DCI-P3 400cd / m² fine edge 4.4mm NanoEdge thin edge 4.4mm (1920×1080, gloss)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed||16 GB LPDDR4x (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||Intel Optane H10: 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 32GB Optane|
|Connection||1 USB 3.0 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0a|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, NumPad 2.0 (NumberPad)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon speakers, ICEPower|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||10 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 67Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.11 Kg / 304 x 203 x 13.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA-KG305T
With its thin and light dark silver Pice Gray chassis that can be recharged to 60% in 49 minutes, it has an elegant and discreet look but also robust since it complies with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G .
In terms of connectivity, this versatile creation-oriented Ultrabook is well equipped with its 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 (against 1 USB-C maximum usually) guaranteeing very fast transfers, its Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) for remote communications and connections, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, but also its USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connecting USB 3.0 devices.
On the other hand, no integrated Ethernet and audio port but if you need it, you can go through a USB-C to Ethernet or USB-C to audio adapter .
A backlighting system is of course fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is practical for correctly distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.
In addition, it comes with NumPad technology (NumberPad) which converts the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad, as needed.
This is all the more appreciable as no physical numeric keypad is present on the right of the keyboard for lack of space, as in any laptop PC with a format less than 15 inches.
In addition, authentication by facial recognition is possible via Windows Hello technology and there webcam since it has Infrared technology.
The screen is clearly distinguished by its 100% DCI-P3 OLED technology, thanks to which it displays much more faithful colors than the vast majority of laptops on the market, with notably deep blacks and vertical viewing angles and important horizontal lines. With its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format, the screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos.
The screen is also adorned with a brilliant treatment. Thus the colors are vivified but this implies a greater sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than an anti-reflective panel, a treatment usually expected for a portable computer that wants to be nomadic.
Performance, battery life of Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA-KG305T
The Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA-KG305T may be of interest to those who are looking for a compact and lightweight laptop for everyday versatile use on the go.
Easy to transport thanks to its lightness, its compactness and its finesse, this Ultrabook can last about 10 hours on battery in light use, which will interest the nomads.
To do this, it relies on energy-efficient components. This is particularly the case of SSD storage which is more energy efficient than a hard drive but also silent, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive, which implies for example much faster starts / stops, processing and launches of applications, or even a arrived faster on the maps of online games.
In addition here, we are dealing with an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB which competes without concern in the matter with hard disks.
It is more precisely an Intel Optane H10 hybrid solution (which we tested) composed of a 1 TB SSD part and a 32 GB Optane part (which cannot be used for installation or storage) .
If the contribution of Optane is important when it is associated with a hard drive, it is little when it is coupled to an SSD.
The heart of this thin and light laptop also delivers good overall performance that can satisfy many users. It is indeed built around a good amount of 16 GB RAM and a Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor, also energy efficient because of low consumption.
But we must keep in mind that we gain by turning instead to a PC based on a non-low consumption processor if we often want to carry out work that requires processor resources.
In any case, the Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake has the advantage of integrating the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution which is much more efficient than the classic Intel UHD 620.
In practice, thanks to the Iris Xe, you can view photos and videos, but also run games that do not consume too much graphic resources.
This is all the more appreciable as this 13-inch OLED Ultrabook does not include a dedicated graphics card.