WATCH: Unbox ASUS’ most eco-friendly Ultrabook with us

Julian Cirineo
WATCH: Unbox ASUS’ most eco-friendly Ultrabook with us
The ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED just got an upgrade. Here's what to expect.

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The new 2023 ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) got a major upgrade from last year’s model, including a design aspect you most likely didn’t expect. This year’s release, as ASUS claims, is their most eco-friendly model to date.

ASUS has always taken design inspiration from nature, and so they’re taking a more active role in protecting the environment. They did this by replacing whichever parts they could with recycled materials (post-industrial, post-consumer, and ocean-bound materials). For their Basalt Gray model, they used eco-friendly plasma ceramic aluminum on the laptop’s lid that not only feels premium but is more durable as well.

And to test its durability, the laptop has gone through rigid military-grade testing (MIL-STD-810) to see how the device will hold up in various harsh environments, which it passed with flying colors.

They also avoided using single-use plastics for any of their packaging, making each component recyclable and compostable.

In this TechRap unRap video, we take the new ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) out of its compostable packaging and put it to the test. This ultrabook has a 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor housed in a body that is a centimeter thick and weighs only a kilogram. It also has the brand-new ASUS Lumina OLED that makes it sharper, brighter, and more color accurate. With an even thinner and lighter build, we’re setting out to see if it can keep up with our needs and busy schedules, or if ASUS has made any compromises to introduce new design elements.

Spoiler alert: There were no compromises found, your honor.

Watch our video to see how the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) did.

Want to know more about this ultrabook? Visit its official product page. You can also order a device through authorized resellers found on the ASUS website. – Rappler.com

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ASUS is a global technology leader that provides the world’s most innovative and intuitive devices, components and solutions to deliver incredible experiences that enhance the lives of people everywhere. It is also the number one OLED 1 and Creator laptop brand 2 in the Philippines and worldwide. With its team of 5,000 in-house experts, ASUS is world- renowned for continuously reimagining today’s technologies for tomorrow, garners more than 11 awards every day for quality, innovation and design, and is ranked among Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. 1 No.1 OLED disclaimer:​ GFK and NPD combined retail data in 2021 Q4~2022 Q3, worldwide market. 2 No.1 Creator disclaimer:​ GFK and NPD combined retail data in Q2~Q3, 2022, NVIDIA Studio laptop of worldwide market.