Asus ZenBook 15 review (UX534 and UX533 models, multiple configurations)


  1. Steven Keefe

    February 21, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks for the reply

  2. Alex

    February 27, 2019 at 1:17 am

    amazing in depth review, thank you!

  3. W

    March 16, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Hi, Please keep this message private

    Your review was very helpful, especially the internal photos helped me make up my mind.

    Just wanted to point out:
    "soldered RAM and PCIe x2 storage with most configurations"
    the SSD isn't soldered on my UX533FN, From your photos, looks like it isn't soldered on UX533FD either

    i5 (UX533FN) only has 1 fan, and a hollow heat sink.

    "The storage and Wi-Fi chip are in fact the only upgradeable components on this laptop"
    Wifi IS soldered, intel site calls it the "m2 1216" form factor

    Thanks for your review, made online shopping a little easier.

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 25, 2019 at 11:13 am

      Thanks for the clarification regarding the wifi module. The SSD is not soldered, I rewrote that part to make that more clear.

      Do you have a picture of the inside of that i5 model with a single fan? Does it also get the Nvidia graphics?

  4. Dario

    March 19, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Nice review, I bought it 2 months ago and a cannot agree more with all you have said. It fits my needs perfectly so I'm happy with it but it's clearly not a laptop for everyone!

  5. Mister Kee

    April 17, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    This is an excellent, no nonsense review.
    With thanks!

  6. Francois

    April 30, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I'm looking for these particular model with the matte FHD screen. Could you tell the exact model? Is this the UX533FD 8113T?

    • Andrei Girbea

      May 2, 2019 at 2:51 pm

      Configurations vary from region to region, I'd recommend getting in touch with the store and ask about the screen.

  7. Le Viet Anh

    August 13, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Great reviews, but do you know how to boot via usb of this laptop?

  8. Elizabeth M Rhea

    August 18, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Do you notice any major overheating with this model, or it turning on after you hyphenate it and close it? I'll close it, put it in my bag, then take it out and find it's been running the whole time.

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 22, 2019 at 9:36 am

      That seems like a sleep issue. Try to manually put it to sleep in Windows before closing the lid, and see if it does the same

  9. Cristian

    April 3, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    I will buy the new version of this laptop (the one with i7 10th gen, 16 gb ram, 512 gb ssd)….the only difference with ux534 is the absence of the screenpad, right?

    Any other differences or something to know?

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 3, 2020 at 6:20 pm

      Mostly yes. Our review is available here:

      I'd also look into the other options if within your budget. I know Asus are highly competitive in some markets, but this design is showing its age and the Dell XPS 15 or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1E are nicer products overall.

      • Cristian

        April 3, 2020 at 6:27 pm

        Thanks. Xps15 about 500 euros more than ux533….for ux533 it will be around 1250 euro

  10. Francisco

    July 5, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Estoy muy complacido con este equipo, lo tengo hace un par de meses sin problemas. Solo tengo la duda de la batería. Aveces al 100% indica que queda 11 horas de tiempo pero en ocasiones se baja mucho. A que se puede deber que no sea constante?


  11. Marco

    August 11, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    what is the difference between UX533FD model and UX533FTC model ??

    Forward, based on this review:

    the UX533FTC model is less silent and warmer than the UX534FTC model ??

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 12, 2020 at 10:58 am

      I don't remember all the specs, but they're different generations as far as I recall.

      • Marco

        August 12, 2020 at 3:22 pm


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