Asus ZenBook 13 OLED: Affordable ultrabook, outstanding display

Last year, Asus introduced new ZenBooks, which are gradually improving, and in addition to new gen CPUs, we have also seen a change in display technology, which we have written about in a separate article. We got the cheapest model with an OLED display for the test. In addition to the 13-inch body, it also has a revamped Ryzen 5500U. We have only recently tested a configuration with Intel, so an interesting comparison is awaiting us. Read more “Asus ZenBook 13 OLED: Affordable ultrabook, outstanding display” »

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325E – Tiger with a smaller body

Intel brought the 11th generation of processors relatively quickly, which naturally means that most laptop manufacturers have updated their models. These include Asus, which in addition to the new Flip S also introduced a revamped ZenBook 13 and 14. We reviewed the last generation’s 14, now we will test the smaller 13-inch model. Expectations are high, as I considered the ZenBook 14 to be one of the best ultrabooks of the year. Read more “Asus ZenBook 13 UX325E – Tiger with a smaller body” »

Lenovo Legion 7i – the best gaming notebook of 2020?

Lenovo Legion is no longer a start-up brand, quite the contrary. In recent years, it has gained a strong position among gaming brands such as Asus, MSI and Gigabyte. This is mainly due to gaming tournaments, where we see Legion quite often, but especially on the gaming laptop market. The new flagship Legion 7i must not only resume where its great predecessor left off, but also beat strong competition. Read more “Lenovo Legion 7i – the best gaming notebook of 2020?” »

Mobile GeForce RTX 3000 to arrive on Jan 12. Specs revealed

So far, Nvidia has only released the GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards for desktop. But this year, it should soon come to laptops, which will bring the performance of the new generation of 8nm Ampere chips into mobile. According to leaks, GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 mobile GPUs should be released soon, and we already have their specifications including the number of shaders and clocks. Read more “Mobile GeForce RTX 3000 to arrive on Jan 12. Specs revealed” »

Asus ZenBook Flip S – Flip Tiger Lake

This year is packed with technological innovations and laptops are an area where it’s all happening. In addition, Intel is under a lot of pressure, which was reflected in the relatively fast release of the new gen of Tiger Lake processors, and the first novelty from Asus has already reached our editorial office. What is the new ZenBook Flip S like and is the 11th gen of Intel Core even sensible compared to the 10th gen in the recently tested ZenBook 14? Read more “Asus ZenBook Flip S – Flip Tiger Lake” »

Lenovo Legion Y740S – gaming laptop without a dGPU?

Gaming laptops in a thin body often suffer from two flaws – overheating and short battery life. What to do if you want high processor performance, but in a thin body, with good battery and at the same time not lose graphics performance when you are at home or at work? A gaming notebook with dedicated graphics card will always be heavier than an ultrabook and will not offer such battery life. On the other hand, ultrabooks lack CPU performance. The Legion Y740S resolves this dilemma. Read more “Lenovo Legion Y740S – gaming laptop without a dGPU?” »

Liquid metal in a laptop may not always reduce heating (test)

Replacing inefficient thermal paste with liquid metal is very popular in high-performance laptops. And it is no longer exclusively an enthusiastic modification. In this way, for example Asus in ROG G703 improved its cooling. However, accelerating the heat dissipation from the dies may be unhelpful in some circumstances. No matter how strange and weird it may sound so far, it has a rational justification. See what may surprise you. Read more “Liquid metal in a laptop may not always reduce heating (test)” »

MSI GS66: All black razor with Core i9 and RTX 2080 Super

GS series includes a stylish and compact family of high-performance MSI laptops and the GS66 Stealth is its latest addition. I’ve always had a weakness for thin but powerful devices and that’s exactly what GS meets. However, with the high performance of Core i9 and RTX 2080 Super, the question arises as to how thermal management is handled. In less than 2 cm thin and about 2.1 kg body, it is really a challenge to deal with such powerful components. Read more “MSI GS66: All black razor with Core i9 and RTX 2080 Super” »

Asus ZenBook 14 UX425 – probably the best ultrabook right now

At the end of June, Asus revealed refreshed ZenBooks, which immediately impressed me with their design, elegance, but also their equipment and compact dimensions. We tested the predecessor, ZenBook 14 UX431F, which looked a bit awkward and didn’t interest me much except for the price. However, the new UX425 is a completely different story. Will it dare to be the title of the best ultrabook with the 10th generation Intel Core we have tested? Read more “Asus ZenBook 14 UX425 – probably the best ultrabook right now” »

Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 – untraditionally traditional notebook

You definitely know the ROG Zephyrus gaming line by Asus well, as we only recently brought you a test of the top-notch model Duo 15. The Zephyrus line started with one product, but today several models bear this tag. One of them is the M15 which, however, has little in common with the original Zephyrus. On the outside, it looks like a regular laptop without gimmicks in the form of a secondary display or the AAS. Read more “Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 – untraditionally traditional notebook” »

Report: How it works in an Asus service center

Do you know what is most often replaced on graphics cards and motherboards during the repair process? Really, try to guess before you begin reading this article. Visiting an Asus repair shop revealed a lot of attractive information you can’t be deprived of. In addition to responding to annoying questions, you’ll learn ways in which hardware failures are routinely detected and fixed. Read more “Report: How it works in an Asus service center” »

Display and operational characteristics of ROG Zephyrus Duo 15

We owe you the second part of the tests for Zephyrus Duo. In addition to encryption, encoding, tests of memory and SSDs, this article provides detailed performance evaluation under Nvidia OptiX interface, display measurements, and most importantly, an in-depth analysis of operational characteristics. Heating, power and clock management are captured for the first time in detailed flowcharts across all modes (Turbo, Performance and Silent). Read more “Display and operational characteristics of ROG Zephyrus Duo 15” »

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15: two screens and maximal performance

Zephyrus is a premium line of gaming laptops that merges maximum performance with unique design and functions. The hallmark has always been the AAS which stands for cooling with a flexible portion of the bottom that would uplift the notebook a few mm. On the other side of the portfolio there are ZenBooks, where Pro Duo with two displays attracted our interest last year. A new flagship, that merges the best that the manufacturer can offer, is here. Read more “Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15: two screens and maximal performance” »