ASUS ZenBook S Ultra Slim Laptop, 13.9” 3300×2200 3:2 500nits Touch, Intel Evo Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Thunderbolt 4, TPM, Windows 10 Pro, AI Noise-Cancellation, Jade Black, UX393EA-XB77T

Description

★★★★★
$1,139.99
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Features

  • Standing screen display size: ‎13.9 Inches
  • Screen Resolution: ‎3300 x 2200 pixels
  • Max Screen Resolution: ‎3300 x 2200 Pixels
  • Processor: ‎4.7 GHz apple_ci7
  • RAM: ‎16 GB LPDDR4
  • Memory Speed: ‎4266 MHz
  • Hard Drive: ‎1 TB SSD
  • Graphics Coprocessor: ‎Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • Chipset Brand: ‎Intel
  • Card Description: ‎Intel Iris Xe
  • Graphics Card Ram Size: ‎16 GB
  • Wireless Type: ‎Bluetooth, 802.11ax
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports: ‎3
  • 13.9” 3: 2 (3300 x 2200) Quad HD+ Glossy Touch Screen display with ultra-slim 4-sided NanoEdge bezels and a 92% screen to body ratio for more visual space and detailed content

Description

  • 13.9” 3:2 (3300 x 2200) Quad HD+ Glossy Touch Screen display with ultra-slim 4-sided NanoEdge bezels and a 92% screen to body ratio for more visual space and detailed content
  • Enjoy a more vivid, immersive experience with a Pantone validated and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut...

    User reviews

    Well, got my brand new laptop on the 16th. Actually received it earlier than expected, kudos to Amazon for that. Unboxing experience is pretty satisfying, the computer is very well packed and it even lifts up when you take ot out of the box it comes in. Came with the stylus, a charger and two dongles.Fist of all, buid quality is premium, you can see and feel that it is well made and sturdy, hinges work as advertised and you indeed can open the lid with just one hand.After turning it on and configuring it, all went well, did the normal updates that all laptops require out of the box, installed chrome and went on my way to start backing up my data and rearanging folders.Here comes the first issue I found. I have a Logitech MX Ergo, pretty nice trackball mouse that I have enjoyed for the last six months or so and worked flawlessly with my previous Acer laptop, I went and installed it on the Asus and things started to happen. Bluetooth conectivity is bad. The mouse disconnects after just a few seconds being still. I mean 3 to 5 seconds, this is so annoying, everytime you move the mouse it lags. It drives me crazy.I have at least three days trying to fix this and nothing. Updated the BIOS to version 303, reinstalled all drivers, power management options are very limited in this version of Windows, so nothing seems to fix it. The MyAsus app is pretty mu h useless, all disgnostics say no issues found. My best guess is that bluetooth tries somehow to save power and goes to sleep, but there is no way to override this.I did tried the mouse in two other computers and it works fine. So I am sure its this laptop. My bluetooth headphones don't work very well either if they are paired both to the computer and phone, because lf this I decided to use the dongle for the headphones and discovered that it has a hissing noise, when connected through the usb c port, both ports. This does not happen when connected trhough the same dongle to my Pixel 4, so laptop again.Lets talk battery life, 10 hours, its a lie. I can understand they tend to overrate this times, but in my case if I get 5 hours I am lucky, and this is only using Lightroom and a Sandisk Extreme SSD drive connected through usb c. Not sure if this battery is faulty, to be honest.Laptop gets a bit hot, but nothing too serious in my opinion, its understandable being so thin and small.Overall, these are the things that have bothered me about this laptop so far.Now for the good. THE SCREEN! is amazing. Even as little as it is, quality is superb, colors are very true, is super bright and sharp. I love the 4K resolution, it allows to use very small icons so you have a lot of space when working, I love this. I am currently using it with 175% zoom, and its great. Tried going smaller but it was too small. Sound on this is very good also, surprisingly good.Another thing that I liked a lot is the trackpad and the numeric keyboard function, very usefull once you set your brain to use it. Haven't used the stylus as much, I don't care about it too much. I wanted a 2 in 1 because I travel a lot and its light and can be used as a tablet for entertainment and browsing, which is great when you are on an airport. And the power allows me to handle data and peocessing for work without having to own another bigger more powerful comouter.And last but not least, this laptop is fast, paired withmy SSD file transfer are in the order of 700MB/s which is great, coming from an HHD averaging 20 to 50 MB/s, so very useful when working with phlto and vkdeo editing.This review might be a bit longer. I will try and update about the bluetooth issues and usage all together.UPDATE:So, I was watching a video last nigjt and saw this thin greenish line at the bottom of the screen, at first I thought it was from the video itself but no, is the screen. It has a fault. I did not see it at first but when I lowered the screen brightness it was very noticeable. I thought that it appeared later on, but I did took a picture lf the laptop when new out of the box and the stripre is there. So it came like this from the factory.I will have to send it for a repair. I am very upset because of this. This is a brand new very premium laptop.
    I am a computer user for over 20 years, using both Mac and Windows, my current laptop is a Surface pro 4 I bought 4 years ago and a 10 year old Imac, that still works. I needed a more powerful machine to use Zbrush 3D, this one was reccomended to me by Intel for that purpose. I liked the looks, that it has a touchscreen with pencil, good memory, Plenty of space etc.It arrived on Tuesday and since the moment I turned on, the screen was “washed” on one side ( see attached photo) ,And it was superhot. I knew that it may get fixed with an update, so I did the whole windows update and Bios update from Asus site, that resolved those problems.Then, it could not connect to the internet, or connects sometimes and disconects etc...annoying. I tried to play the tech support myself and got to the point that it connects but when I put it to sleep, it will not connect automatically even if “connect automatically” is on, I was willing to live with that, but then the laptop started to shut off by itself several times, I had already installed zbrush and gotten some of my personal info in it, the only solution was to “ re-install windows” , I did just that, it worked for 2 days until it got some updates today and now I got the “blue screen of death” (photo attached), it re-started 3 times and told me to use the asus diagnostic tool which I did and it came out as “warning: cannot detect HDD” !!! Wow... (photo attached).I end this 5 day ordeal by sending the laptop back to Amazon for a refund, it is a shame because I had a 22 “ art tablet coming today that I was planning on using with this computer for my 3D Zbrush sculpting.I am not sure if Asus or Microsoft are to blame for this bad product, but I will have to buy a new Imac ( Will change my zbrush license to move it to Mac).I will stay away from Microsoft products for now (Surface is not perfect, but I learned to live to its issues, like screen freezes etc). and unfortunately will have to pay more for a Mac, but peace of mind and getting work done is priceless. Thank you for reading and best wishes for 2021.
    UX371 is a powerful laptop with excellent sound quality and decent battery power. It works fine and it is enough mostly for daily tasks such as creating documents, presentations, videoconferencing, etc. There is no fingerprint sensor and audio jack but it comes with a USB-C audio dongle, a full HDMI port and a working stylus.It also has two Thunderbolt 4 ports capable of running external displays. The four stars is because there is no indication in the manual and other published documents about whether it can be connected to eGPU boxes or not. I could confirm that it can actually be connected to an eGPU box via Thunderbolt port and can be used for gaming, video editing or software system development.


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