Are you looking for a powerful 15-inch capable of supporting uses such as graphic design, animation, photography or video editing, but which is also premium, durable and easily transportable? So take a look at the Asus ZenBook Pro UX535LI-H2043T. This 15-inch ultrabook brings all these arguments together behind a 4K AMOLED screen that covers 100% DCI-P3, a perfect showcase for creatives. In its elegant 1.9 kg case, it contains a Core i7 Hexa Core processor coupled with a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, two muscular components supported by 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD for system speed. It is also particularly rich in amenities with Thunderbolt 3, an autonomy of 10 hours, an infrared webcam, a ScreenPad and compact measurements on a solid aluminum chassis. At this stage, we could blame it for its welded RAM which does not allow the upgrade and its limited connectivity.
Specifications of the Asus Zenbook UX535LI-H2043T
|Screen (s)||15.6 “4K UHD OLED multi-touch NanoEdge 100% DCI-P3 (3840×2160, glossy) 5.65” Touch ScreenPad|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB DDR4 2933 MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via IR webcam|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon speakers, SonicMaster|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||11 hours / Li-ion 6 cells 96Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.9 kg / 354 x 233 x 17.8|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX535LI-H2043T
The Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX535LI-H2043T is gaining ground compared to its predecessor (Zenbook UX534), and we’re not just talking about the configuration. Its metal case in a Pine Gray color that is both discreet and refined. Exit the golden details, the design is uniform with the only eccentricity of the concentric finish dear to the range which targets the Asus logo behind the cover. Inside, there is a backlit keyboard with a numeric keypad.
The measurements are well optimized for a 15 inches of this wingspan (354 x 233 mm), with a thickness of only 17.8 mm while the weight takes a few grams due to the glass touchscreen with 1.9 kg .
For its part, the screen is more than ever the central element of this ultrabook. Highlighted by thin side borders, engaging in an interesting level of immersion, it reveals a bright OLED panel with wide colorimetry (100% DCI-P3, sRGB). On OLED, the contrast and black levels are far beyond anything you’ll see on a conventional LED display. Surrounded by an immersive borderless frame, the screen also offers Ultra HD definition (3840 x 2160 pixels)which delivers the sharpest image in all circumstances, whether you are looking to modulate the display (side-by-side windows), to enlarge the characters or to view content in Very High Definition. Let’s add a special mention to the glass panel that stretches over the entire screen to the edges of the metal case. It is very successful aesthetically.
To continue with the characteristics of the box, the connection may leave some users hungry. It is true that for a 15-inch, we expected a little more than two USB ports offered … The Zenbook Pro therefore has a USB 3.2 Type-A Gen1 port (standard format) and a USB 3.2 Type- port. C with support for Thunderbolt 3 , a welcome versatile format. An HDMI output and an SD card reader are also present while the Windows Hello biometric connection is made via the infrared webcam and the connectivity passes through the Wifi AX and Bluetooth 5.0 modules.
Then, let’s take a look at the small exclusivity of ZenBook for a few generations already, the ScreenPad . Housed under the keyboard at the touchpad level, it consists of a 5.65-inch touch screen of Full HD definition (2160 x 1080 px) which is offered on this Zenbook Pro 15 UX535 with the ScreenXpert 2.0 interface. It now offers a more intuitive user interface as well as numerous shortcut functions, allowing quick access to a variety of applications (Control Center, Task Group, etc.). Difficult to list all the possibilities offered by this second interactive screen. Let’s say it improves productivity and multitasking by providing an enriched experience across many apps.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ZenBook UX535LI-H2043T
The heart of the ZenBook Pro 15 UX535LI-H2043T is powered by a 10th generation Core i7 Hexa Core (2020) that doesn’t compromise on performance and will match the resources of some of the most powerful gaming machines. In fact, it offers something to meet all kinds of versatile applications and meet the needs of all users. Indeed, its 6 cores allow it a complete management of the versatile use composed of video editing, 3D animation, programming or parallelization, with complex calculations. The 16 GB RAM in front is comfortable and offers the right amount of flexibility in multitasking, enough to ensure the next few years. And that’s good, because the RAM is here welded and therefore not scalable.
Be careful, however, given the thinness of the chassis, it’s a safe bet that HP was forced to significantly “restrict” the TDP of the processor to avoid an excessive rise in temperature. Assume that the 6 cores will not be exploited to their maximum as it would be on a gaming machine twice as thick but that the gain remains substantial compared to low consumption or a Core i5-10300H Quad Core.
The GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Qwill support the graphics processing which is too greedy for the Intel UHD 630 chip integrated into the processor. It is above all a valuable support for the game and for advanced editing. It is an evolution of the GeForce GTX 1650 appeared at the same time as the Super generation in March 2020. Despite its Max-Q format which translates a TDP lowered to 35-40W, the graphics performance of this card should be positioned in a little above a GTX 1650, enough to launch the majority of titles in Full HD with a good level of detail, without being comfortable in 4K. Again, it is possible that the thinness of the hull puts a few beats in the wheels of the GPU. In other words, the graphics card will logically not be able to deploy its full potential and should run around 80 to 85% of its capacity. Note that outside of the game, support for creatives is also valuable with its4 GB VRAM GDDR6 .
Storage is just as basic here since it’s entrusted to a fast 1TB dedicated SSD (NVMe PCIe) . The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard disk because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where the mechanical support involved significant latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive. And if it is often tackled for its too low storage capacity, this is not the case here since it provides 1 TB, enough to allow the
Finally, the battery capacity is impressive with 96 Whr, almost the maximum that can be integrated into a laptop. So, although the 4K OLED touchscreen is rather greedy, our Zenbook Pro 15 should exceed 10 hours of battery life in current use, it’s perfect to take it on the go. Namely that it lasts nearly two hours under resource-intensive loads.