ASUS Zenbook Pro 15

ASUS Zenbook Pro 15

ASUS Zenbook Pro 15

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.7/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.7/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.6/10
BATTERY: Excellent9.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.7/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 offers a good balance of performance and portability, fitting into a midrange price category. It comes equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU, which provides strong performance for general use, 3D and machine learning tasks, and engineering software, though it may fall short for the most intensive gaming needs. The OLED display delivers very good color accuracy and is touch-enabled, contributing to a good screen experience for both general use and professional applications. With 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM, it handles most tasks well, and the 12.5 hours of battery life is quite decent for a laptop with these specifications. Weighing in at just over 4 pounds and measuring less than an inch thick, it's also relatively easy to carry around. It also includes features like a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader for added convenience and security. However, the 60 Hz refresh rate may not be the best for fast-paced gaming. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution touchscreen
  • Dedicated Nvidia RTX GPU
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Fingerprint reader for security
  • Good portability and battery life
Cons
  • Screen not optimal for fast motion
  • Average fan noise performance
  • Moderate 3D and machine learning performance
  • No hardware ray tracing support

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.7
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.3
The ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 is equipped with a robust CPU and substantial RAM for smooth multitasking and general productivity tasks, while its OLED screen delivers sharp visuals and vibrant colors for a pleasant viewing experience. Despite the powerful internals, it offers decent portability with a light weight and a battery life that can support typical usage for several hours, making it a good fit for everyday use..
Content Creation:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.7
The ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 has an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU that is suitable for some gaming and 3D applications but doesn't deliver top-tier performance for the latest, most demanding titles. Its screen, while high-quality OLED, offers a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz, which is adequate for casual gameplay but not optimal for competitive gaming that benefits from higher refresh rates.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$700
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
13.9'' x 9.4'' x 0.7''
Weight
4.41 lbs
Width
13.94"
Depth
9.37"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4
RAM Slots
0
Storage
512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
12.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
96 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
346 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Portability Score
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7.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Allen Ngo | May 2022
"The ASUS Zenbook Pro 15 offers a strong CPU, chassis, and display. One of the most popular 15.6-inch prosumer or multimedia laptops out there is the Dell XPS 15. Thus, comparisons between it and the Asus Zenbook Pro 15 are inevitable. Asus has a couple of tricks up its sleeve that XPS users are still missing out on including 1080p OLED and an AMD Ryzen CPU which help separate the Zenbook Pro 15 from the XPS 15. It also integrates a numpad and a few more port options albeit at the cost of a larger chassis size."

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