On sale for less than €850, this Asus Zenbook Pro 15 ultrabook stands out with its 2.8K OLED screen, its look and its Radeon 680M chip (€999)

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Our opinion on the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM3504DA-NX170W

Nomadic with its 8-hour battery life, the thin and light portable PC Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM3504DA-NX170W antimicrobial blue benefits from a High Definition High Fidelity 2.8K OLED DCI-P3 screen with a frequency of 120Hz which improves fluidity, 16 GB of RAM and an AMD Ryzen 7 7735U Octo Core Rembrandt Refresh processor with Radeon 680M graphics module for good performance in everyday use, multimedia processing and modest gaming. This easy-to-carry Windows 11 laptop is also equipped with fast 512 GB SSD storage which increases its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard, an Infrared webcam for biometric facial authentication or even USB 4.0 connectivity and Wi-Fi 6E.

Features of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM3504DA-NX170W

Screen(s) 15.6″ 2.8K micro-edge OLED 120Hz 0.2ms 100% DCI-P3 (2880×1620, glossy)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 7735U Rembrandt Refresh (2.7 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)
RAM installed 16 GB (soldered) LPDDR5 6400MHz (soldered)
Graphic card AMD Radeon 680M integrated into the processor
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
Connections 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) + 1 USB 4.0 Type-C (Gen3), HDMI 2.1
Network Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3
Backlit Keyboard Yes, 1.4 mm stroke, splash proof
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello Yes, via infrared webcam
Audio system 2 Harman Kardon Smart Amp speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64-bit
Announced autonomy / Battery 8 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 67Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.5 Kg / 354.8 x 226.6 x 14.9-15.8

The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM3504DA-NX170W faces the competition

The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM3504DA-NX170W is currently displayed in promotion at the house of Darty and the Fnac. It offers a configuration/price ratio attractive for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer a screen with such faithful colors and such high definition in such an original color.

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Chassis, connections, screen of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM3504DA-NX170W

Certified to the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G, this versatile laptop computer coated with an antimicrobial treatment protecting against 99% of bacteria has an original and elegant look with its thin and light Ponder Blue design.

This versatile laptop PC integrates good connectivity including 2 USB-C including 1 USB 4.0, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, a Headphone/Microphone combo audio port but also 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.

Biometric authentication is possible by facial recognition using the Infrared webcam and Windows Hello technology.

To better distinguish the chiclet keyboard in a dimly lit environment, you can activate the backlighting system for its keys.

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM3504DA-NX170W

A real advantage of this configuration is that the screen adopts a 2.8K definition that is significantly higher than Full HD, ideal for displaying High Definition content such as videos due to its 16:9 format.
As a bonus, the screen adopts OLED DCI-P3 characteristics. As a result, the colors are much more faithful than average, the blacks very deep and the vertical and horizontal viewing angles significant. As a bonus, the latency is minimal which, associated with the frequency of 120Hz higher than the standard 60Hz, clearly improves the overall fluidity.
The screen treatment here is glossy, which brightens the colors but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).

Performance, battery life of the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM3504DA-NX170W

The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED UM3504DA-NX170W may be of interest to those who wish to equip themselves with a 15-inch High Definition High Fidelity laptop for everyday versatile use on the go.

Its autonomy is in fact around 8 hours on battery in light use, which will be of even more interest to nomads like some looking for a Student laptop that its transport is facilitated by its finesse and lightness.

To ensure such autonomy, this versatile laptop relies on energy-efficient components.
This is the case of its 16 GB of RAM which are low consumption like the processor, an AMD Ryzen 7 7735U Rembrandt Refresh Octo Core in which the Radeon 680M graphics module is housed.

Thanks to the Radeon 680M, you can watch photos and videos but also play light to modest games… with concessions. We are thinking in particular of a reduction in screen definition since the 2.8K screen definition requires more graphics calculations than Full HD, which results in a lower number of fps.

In any case, the heart of this portable PC with its original blue design performs well in everyday use and is suitable for modest multimedia processing taking advantage of RAM and multi-core, such as video encoding or photo editing.

On the other hand, if the project is to often carry out processing that requires processor and/or graphics resources, it is better to opt instead for a PC equipped with a non-low consumption processor and/or an appropriate dedicated graphics card.

The storage here is obviously entrusted to an SSD. It rivals the hard drive standard in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while being more robust, quiet, less energy consuming and much faster.
The SSD clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a hard drive.

Thanks to the SSD, starts/stops are much faster, for example, than with a hard drive, as are processing and application launches, and you can access online game cards more quickly.

If you need more than 500 GB, you can expand the capacity using an external storage device. To obtain fast transfers, we will opt for USB 3.0/USB-C elements.

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