The Zenbook S13 Is The Perfect Work Companion, Here’s Why
Going to work can mean different things to different people. It can range from being the usual nine-to-five in the concrete jungle, walking to the computer across the room or catching a last-minute flight across the country for a business trip. Whatever your definition of the daily grind is, ASUS has just released what was for us, the perfect work companion – the Zenbook S13.
In true Zenbook style, the S13 is an elegant, light and compact machine that doesn’t hold back on performance. With 16GB of high speed RAM, a discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics chip and an 8th Gen Intel i7 processor all packaged into a travel-sized notebook, this is the portable workhorse you’ve been waiting for.
…giving it a screen-to-body ratio of 97% – the largest in the world to date.
The all-metal unibody construction is only 12.9mm thin and weighs just over a kilogram, but one of its most exciting features is the 13.9 inch frameless NanoEdge display which is accompanied by the world’s slimmest bezels. The bezels only measure at 2.5mm on the sides and 3.5mm on top without compromising the camera mount, giving it a screen-to-body ratio of 97% – the largest in the world to date.
The stunning display backed up by the speedy processing power also gave us a smooth experience when using heavy-hitting programs such as Adobe Premiere, Lightroom, Photoshop and even our favourite PC games (for when we took a break from work).
What puts the S13 ahead of other laptops in terms of comfort and work purposes is the ErgoLift hinge. This hinge added to the bottom of the lid is designed to automatically tilt the keyboard as you adjust your screen, allowing you to optimise your typing without causing discomfort. The tilt creates space underneath the laptop, which improves cooling and audio performance. The keys are also large in size and well-spaced for an effortless typing experience.
The audio is just as impressive as the visuals. The notebook has a Harmon Kardon certified audio system that has been tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team, providing a crystal clear sound, despite the compact size of the S13.
So whether you’re a traveling mogul or a stay-at-home CEO, the Zenbook S13 is a superb choice of tech that will help you grow your business and chase your creative endeavours without taking up too much space.
Our verdict: 4.8/5