Our review of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QE-KY331W
Multimedia creator gamer laptop, theAsus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QE-KY331W nomadic with its 12-hour battery life under Windows 11 is powerful thanks to its large amount of 32 GB RAM and its Octo Core AMD Cezanne Ryzen 9 processor that accelerates processing such as NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray graphics card tracking capable of run a number of games. Equipped with fast 1TB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness, this versatile laptop is designed for gaming and benefits from a 15-inch Full HD OLED DCI-P3 Pantone touchscreen display with much more faithful colors than average, a backlit keyboard , but also connectivity options with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Features of Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QE-KY331W
|screen(s)||15.6” OLED Full HD 0.2ms 100% DCI-P3 Pantone 550cd/m² DisplayHDR True Black 600 multi-touch touchscreen thin edges NanoEdge (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Cezanne (3.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||32 GB LPDDR4x (soldered) 4266MHz|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon Vega 8 processor integrated and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) + 1 free M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD slot|
|plug||1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0b, SD/MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.35mm stroke)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via infrared webcam|
|Sound system||2 Harman Kardon speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||12 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 96Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.0 kg / 354 x 238 x 17.8-18|
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QE-KY331W against the competition
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QE-KY331W is currently displayed in promotion in the house of Darty and Fnac. It meets very few competitors in its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer such a faithful color screen with such a powerful processor and graphics card in such a light chassis.
If this Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QE-KY331W does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations for gaming with a similar budget in our guide to gaming laptops. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QE-KY331W
This versatile creative and gamer-oriented laptop has an elegant appearance with its thin silver and light Pine Gray design, robust by its compliance with the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G, and its cooling is ensured by IceCool Pro technology.
In terms of connectivity, this multimedia laptop is well equipped with its USB-C, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example its Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac wireless modules (no newer and more efficient Wi-Fi ax, too bad) to communicate and connect externally, its audio port without forgetting its USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
What a shame it is not to find newer and more efficient Wi-Fi axes…
In any case, you can naturally backlit the keys on the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them in a dimly lit environment.
The screen will appeal to those who want a screen with much more faithful color than average with very deep blacks, low latency and significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles because it is advertised as OLED DCI-P3. In addition, the screen is suitable for High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD resolution and its 16:9 format. Due to its tactile aspect, the screen is glossy, which enhances the colors but involves sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (eg outside). Also note that this PC cannot be converted into a tablet, but benefits from EyeCare technology, which reduces the brightness of the screen.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QE-KY331W
The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM535QE-KY331W is for those looking for a versatile thin and light nomadic laptop with faithful colors, high performance and oriented towards creation and gaming.
Demanding users will be satisfied with the overall power provided by this versatile laptop as it relies on a large amount of above-average 32GB of RAM paired with an advanced AMD Cezanne Octo Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) processor Core Ryzen 9 5900HX.
Suffice it to say that the performance delivered is significantly higher than that provided by the vast majority of mobile PCs on the market.
Creatives will especially enjoy achieving much faster processing thanks to this core than with 8/16 GB DDR4 and a Quad/Hexa Core processor. We strongly feel the difference during demanding work with RAM and CPU resources that utilize multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
Creators will be all the more pleased that the dedicated onboard GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card accelerates processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop and Sony Vegas.
Gamers who are ready to make concessions during opuses that use 3D resources will also appreciate the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti-ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere, because it is able to run a large number of games under these conditions.
In fact, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers Radeon Vega 8 as much as possible, a graphics solution integrated in Ryzen 9, which is nevertheless much more modest because its reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy.
In this range, you can count on around 12 hours of battery life with light use, which is particularly remarkable given the powerful components on board. Nomads will therefore be delighted, especially as this mobile computer is easy to transport thanks to its finesse and controlled weight.
Still, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which allows you to view photos and videos like the Radeon Vega 8, is enabled by Optimus to do graphics work deemed too heavy by the Vega 8, typically for gaming.
On the storage side, there is a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity similar to that offered by the vast majority of hard drives in this range.
As a bonus, an SSD offers several advantages compared to an SSD, such as greater shock resistance, lower energy consumption, silent operation or even greater speed.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, processing is much faster than with, for example, a hard drive, as well as start/stop and launching games/software, and you can get to online game cards faster.
More generally, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and agility on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Finally, expect this versatile multimedia laptop designed for creating and gaming to get hot and noisy when pushed hard (eg processing, gaming).
If necessary, a vented support can be added to this computer to maintain temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).