Meet the ASUS ZenBook UX530
The ZenBook UX530 is the thinnest ASUS laptop with gaming-grade discrete graphics processing. That means you can enjoy the versatility of a slim form factor while getting intensive work done. The 15.6-inch FHD display has a matte finish and slim bezels, perfect for editing photos or video. Inside, an Intel® Core™ i7 processor works in tandem with up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950 GPU for stellar production.
Let’s look deeper into the performance. The SATA3 M.2 SSD with up to 512 GB of storage and up to 16 GB of 2133 MHz RAM are incredibly fast, and can move your large files quickly. This is on top of the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950 graphics processor. As a discrete graphics processor, you can enjoy up to three times faster performance compared to the GeForce 920MX.
For all of that hard work, the ZenBook UX530 has a solid battery that can keep you going through a busy day. Expect up to 9 hours of usage on a single charge with the 50 Wh lithium-polymer battery. ASUS SuperBatt technology which provides the it with up to three times as many charge cycles as competing batteries. This PC is built for the long haul.
The ZenBook UX530 includes three full-sized USB ports, an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and a USB-C port. Connecting to your world will never be a problem. Every full-sized, backlit key has 1.4 mm of travel for optimal comfort. The large glass-covered touchpad just below the keyboard is Windows PTP certified for multitouch gesture support, such as swiping between desktops, or scrolling up and down webpages. Built into the touchpad is a fingerprint sensor, which is perfect for logging in via Windows Hello.
With all of that power inside, you would expect the ZenBook UX530 to be fairly large, but this is a svelte laptop. It’s only 16.9 mm thin when closed, and weighs only 1.63 kg. You’ll barely notice it in your bag.
Besides being super thin, the ZenBook UX530 looks great with the special nano-imprinted lithography coating on the rear of the Royal Blue model. This creates a unique, crystalline texture that you have to see to believe. This is in addition to the iconic ASUS spun metal pattern, symbolizing balance and zen. A Quartz Grey option is also available, depending on your style.
The display is your window into a world of incredible content. The ZenBook UX530 really delivers on this front. The 15.6-inch full HD screen has a matte finish, so you can see the most important details without having to worry about glare. An impressive 81% screen-to-body ratio is achieved with the 7.52 mm thin bezel. This means minimal distractions when viewing, and less to carry around for a generous screen. Combine that with true colors that fill 100% of the sRGB gamut and a wide 178° viewing angle.
Behind the scenes, patented ASUS technologies are working to produce the best image possible. The True2Life engine can increase sharpness by up to 150% for crystal-clear videos. Meanwhile, Splendid optimizes colors and offers profiles depending on your usage. For instance, Eye Care mode reduces blue light emissions that normally cause visual strain.
Finally, the ZenBook UX530 enjoys beautiful, clear sound thanks to dual speakers with Harman Kardon certification. A smart amplifier carefully monitors power output on the fly so you can crank up the volume up to 3.5 timex higher than normal levels without distortion or damaging the speakers. A dual-compressive sponge is built into the speakers prevent rattling against the frame at higher volumes.
ASUS ZenBook UX530 specifications
|CPU||7th. Gen. Intel® Core™
i3-7100U / i5-7200U / i7-7500U
|Display||15.6-inch 1920 x 1080
16:9, 178° viewing angle
7.52 mm thin bezel and 81% screen-to-body ratio100% sRGB gamut
|OS||Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950 with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
|Memory||Up to 16 GB
DDR4 2133 MHz
|Storage||128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB SATA3 M.2 SSD|
|Keyboard||1.4 mm key travel
Glass fiber touchpad
|Interface||1 x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen. 1
1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen. 1
2 x Type-A USB 2.0
1 x Full-sized HDMI
1 x Combo audio jack
1 x SD memory card reader
|Audio||Two 1.5 W speakers
ASUS SonicMaster Technology
Harman Kardon authentication
|Battery||50 Wh lithium-polymer battery
Up to 9 hours usage
|Dimensions||360 x 246 x 16.9 mm
|Colors||Royal Blue with NIL coating
Quartz Grey without NIL coating
As you can see, this laptop is perfect for those in professional environments with exacting requirements for performance. Learn more about the unbounded beauty of the ASUS ZenBook UX530 here.