Recently, ASUS has been releasing a new variant of the existing lineup of ZenBook laptops with OLED screens. This new ZenBook 13 OLED UX325 is no exception either. It’s technically the same laptop as the ZenBook 13 that we reviewed earlier this year (in a way, just a smaller ZenBook 14) but with an OLED screen.
This OLED screen is the main highlight of the laptop, though. Every other thing – including the performance – is the same as the ZenBook 14 UX425 that we reviewed last year, just in a slightly smaller size and has an OLED screen.
So if you want to learn more about this laptop in general, watch this review instead.
Still, this OLED screen is magnificent and I think many people will definitely fall in love with it once you see it. Bright, beautiful, covers nearly 100% of the color gamuts and also has high color accuracy in general.
By the way, OLED screens are really bright. Here is a quick comparison between its maximum and minimum brightness.
Combined with the magnificently long battery life, this laptop manages to last an exceptionally long time even though I was juggling between a lot of Chrome tabs and Spotify playing music in the background. I also streamed a lot of shows via Netflix at that time.
And speaking of that, I spent the majority of my time just watching shows on the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UX325. I mostly watch animated shows and since I caught up with the season 2 finale of Amphibia, I had to find a new show to watch – and that happens to be Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart. I assure you – the animation, art style, and colors really pop through the magnificent screen of the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UX325.
If you are worried about the OLED screen’s longevity, ASUS has some features pre-installed and pre-enabled for you. It’s all located in the MyASUS app.
But that’s about it. As mentioned at the top of this review, every other thing is identical to the non-OLED version of this laptop. Here’s a quick rapid-fire round to just quickly go through everything.
The keyboard is good to type on though takes some time to adjust due to the extra column of keys on the far right side.
The trackpad is also good and it comes with the NumberPad feature as well. Personally, I never see myself using this feature but it’s there if you want it.
I should also mention that the speakers are also good – which is why I can watch shows on this laptop while sitting on the bed and enjoyed the experience so much.
Speaking of that, we should also mention that the ports on this laptop remain unchanged. We are still stuck with the horrendous jackless life and have to carry around a dongle. At least ASUS included a high-quality 3.5mm audio jack dongle in the box?
Should you buy the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UX325?
If you want an OLED screen in a very compact and lightweight laptop, then the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UX325 should be on our list. However, there are two variants of the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UX325:
- ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UX325 with Intel Core i5-1135G7 @ RM4,299
- ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UX325 with Intel Core i7-1165G7 @ RM4,999
I highly suggest you buy the cheaper Core i5 version instead as this laptop isn’t made to do heavy tasks anyway, so the Core i7 doesn’t really make much sense. Also, both variants have the exact same 8GB RAM and 512GB of SSD, including the same 67Wh battery too. I just don’t think that the RM700 price gap is justifiable.
Also, the RM4,299 price tag for this laptop is quite a good price. There aren’t many choices for OLED laptops now, and the ASUS ZenBook series is an obvious choice for now.