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ASUS ZenBook S (UX391)

ASUS ZenBook S (UX391)

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Asus Zenbook S Review

Asus Zenbook S Review

Posted   11.07.18
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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

If you’re in the market for a traditional Windows laptop that won’t weigh you down, the ZenBook S is a solid choice. Despite its small size, it has enough power for most tasks. Battery life is a letdown, but the S is still a good option unless you need to be unplugged for a full workday at a time.

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Pros
  • Thin and light Powerful enough for all the but the most demanding tasks
  • Hinge designed for improved cooling
  • Comfortable keyboard despite the thin frame
  • Stylish design
Cons
  • Mediocre real-world battery life
  • Lid is a fingerprint magnet
  • 1080p screen is just OK
  • Trackpad feels cramped
80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average Critic Score
 
70
Laptop Magazine
The Asus ZenBook S' gorgeous 4K display, innovative design and elegant chassis make it well worth its reasonable price.
 
90
Notebookcheck
You also get a high-quality device with a metal chassis and good build quality. We like the matte 1080p screen, even though it could be a bit brighter and better calibrated ex-works. The input devices are decent and Asus implements modern ports. A small docking station adds traditional ports and is included. ... If you need more performance in a compact chassis, you should look out for another model. Otherwise, we can recommend the ZenBook S UX391.
 
80
CNET
Subtly stylish and durable and with strong performance to back it up, the Asus ZenBook S UX391U is a fine ultraportable if you spend more time working in coffee shops than an office.
 
80
Digital Trends
The Asus ZenBook S has a nicely blended mix of design, build, and innovation that delivers the whole package.
 
80
PC Mag
From its chic dark-blue design to its comfortable tilted keyboard and crisp 4K display, the Asus ZenBook S represents a good deal on a good-looking ultrabook.
 
60
Expert Reviews
A lightweight laptop with a neat elevated keyboard, but lacking in capability.
 
100
Stuff
This premium looking ultra-portable machine raises the bar for its competition.