Asus ZenBook 13 UM325 features an OLED display and Ryzen 5000U APUs. (Image Source: Asus)
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325 features an OLED display and Ryzen 5000U APUs. (Image Source: Asus)

Asus has released its new ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 and ZenBook 14 UM425 thin and light laptops. These ZenBooks differ primarily with respect to the display and available Ryzen 5000 APU options. While the ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 offers a mix of both Cezanne and Lucienne APUs, the ZenBook 14 offers only Lucienne parts.

Asus has announced two new thin and light laptops powered by AMD Ryzen 5000 U-series APUs — the ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 and the ZenBook 14 UM425. These laptops feature largely similar specifications with the primary differences being with respect to the displays and available CPU options.

The ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 features a 13.3-inch OLED FHD NanoEdge display that covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and is VESA DisplayHDR True Black certified. The ZenBook 13 OLED offers several Ryzen 5000U APU options starting from the Ryzen 5 5500U all the way up to the Ryzen 7 5800U. This means buyers will have to specifically look out for Cezanne Zen 3 parts if desired. Up to 16 GB RAM and up to 1 TB NVMe storage can be configured.

The ZenBook 14 UM425, on the other hand, sports a regular 14-inch IPS-level FHD display and comes with just the Ryzen 7 5700U and Ryzen 5 5500U APU choices, which means there are only Lucienne APUs on offer here. Rest of the specifications are largely similar to that of the ZenBook 13 OLED including the presence of a touch NumberPad 2.0 integrated into the touchpad.

Asus also said that the new ZenBooks have passed MIL-STD 810H testing for long-lasting durability. Both the ZenBooks feature Asus AI noise cancellation for clear communication and also sport a 4-cell 67 WHr battery.

The Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 and the ZenBook 14 UM425 are expected to be available in North America from February. Pricing information will be revealed later.

Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2021-01-14 (Update: 2021-01-14)

Vaidyanathan Subramaniam

I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.

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