Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 review (UM325UA 2021 model, Ryzen 5000 U)

11 Comments

  1. Azza

    February 25, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    What the hell is up with that cheap plastic on the um325 OLED bezels??? They can't go full glass like the ux363?

    This is a hard pass, it also looks like the panel uses some hybrid matte/glass plastic as there's no reflection face on

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 25, 2021 at 4:43 pm

      It's the same chassis as the Intel models, which get matte screens. Didn't bother me.

  2. Ivan

    February 25, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Where can I get this for under 1000 EUR?

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 25, 2021 at 8:08 pm

      That's the local price here in Romania.

  3. Zak

    February 26, 2021 at 12:16 am

    With 15W TDP I strongly recommend the 5600U model instead of 5800U one because this is a similar story with Asus Vivobooks' M533IA [email protected] being faster than [email protected]

  4. A.

    February 26, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Correction: the 5500U is not a rebadged version of the 4500U (that does not have hyperthreading), but of the 4600U (that does). While the 4th generation of Ryzen included (cheaper) CPUs without hyperthreading, the 5th does not. What Lucienne does is to drop all those Renoir CPUs without hyperthreading, and rename the ones that had it (and also raise the frequences just a bit).

  5. Thomas

    March 3, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    It's 899 euros here in the Netherlands.

  6. Oleksandra Simishyna

    March 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    So we haven't a discrete Nvidia GPU option in this Zenbook generation.. that's a pity

  7. Tomasz

    March 7, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    What for? In a 13" laptop? Vega 7/8 is enough. NVIDIA's MX450 wouldn't make much difference.

  8. Kurt

    March 14, 2021 at 8:06 am

    You should really review ZenBook 14 UM425QA with Ryzen 5800H.
    It's the only new Asus ultrabook that has the new AMD's Cezanne architecture, so pretty much the only one that delivers decent performance for its price. The rest of them are overpriced, and the Intel variants much like this also have terrible hardware(keyboard) and are missing crucial features(3.5mm audio) like you described, therefore not even up for discussion.

    I believe the biggest mistake people make when shopping in tech is paying full price for a new product with older-generation specs. That's 100% a rip-off because you can buy excellent refurbished/secondhand or open-box last gen product for half the money. Ryzen 5500U and 5700U are such mistakes.

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