Asus has recently announced the release of their 2023 Zenbook S13 OLED, which is said to be the world's thinnest and lightest 13.3-inch ultrabook with Intel Raptor Lake-U processors. The updated model features a slimmer chassis, thanks to the use of an eco-friendly alloy called “plasma ceramic aluminum” used for the lid. This material has enabled Asus to make the new Zenbook S13 OLED one of the thinnest and lightest Intel EVO-compliant ultrabooks available on the market.
One of the significant updates to the Zenbook S13 OLED is the integration of Intel's latest Raptor Lake-U CPUs. The new CPUs provide better processing power, allowing for increased productivity and improved performance. The processor options include the Core i5-1335U and the Core i7-1355U, both of which come with integrated Iris Xe graphics. Additionally, the new Zenbook S13 OLED can be configured with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5-6000 RAM, and up to 1 TB of PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD storage.
The new Zenbook S13 OLED features an OLED panel branded as “Lumina,” which makes the chassis 30% slimmer than the 2022 model. The display is identical to last year’s 550 nit version, with a resolution of 2880 x 1800, Dolby Vision, and True Black 500 plus 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. The slim profile of the new Zenbook S13 OLED has not compromised its webcam, as it still features an FHD webcam with IR sensor for extended security.
The Zenbook S13 OLED also comes equipped with a variety of ports, including two Thunderbolt 4 connectors, a USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI 2.1 video out, and an audio jack. The new ultrabook also features wireless connectivity through Wi-Fi 6E with Bluetooth 5.2.
The battery capacity of the Zenbook S13 OLED is slightly smaller than that of last year's model, with a capacity of 63 Wh. This may result in a shorter battery life compared to the previous model. However, the updated components, including the Raptor Lake-U CPUs and LPDDR5-6000 RAM, should help to optimize power consumption and improve battery life.
The exact availability of the Zenbook S13 OLED has not yet been specified, but Asus has stated a starting price of $1,399.99. This price point may be a barrier for some consumers, but the updated components and slim design of the ultrabook may make it an attractive option for those who prioritize performance and portability.
In conclusion, the new Zenbook S13 OLED from Asus is an impressive update to their ultrabook lineup. The use of Intel's latest Raptor Lake-U CPUs and LPDDR5-6000 RAM, along with the slim design and “plasma ceramic aluminum” eco-friendly alloy used for the lid, make the Zenbook S13 OLED a powerful and portable option for consumers. While the slightly smaller battery capacity may be a concern for some, the updated components should help to optimize power consumption and improve battery life. The Zenbook S13 OLED is a great option for those who prioritize performance and portability, and the exact availability of the ultrabook is something to keep an eye on in the coming months.