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ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 vs Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2019)

56 out of 100
ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325
VS
66 out of 100
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2019)
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CPU
GPU Radeon RX Vega 7
RAM
Storage

Review

Evaluation of ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 and Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2019) important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability

Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 900 grams less (around 1.98 lbs)
  • Supports next-generation Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
  • Much smaller footprint: 30% more compact case (95.8 vs 136.4 square inches)
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2019)
  • Can run popular games at about 104-142% higher FPS
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 4 versus 2
  • Features a much bigger (~49%) battery – 100 against 67 watt-hours
  • Thinner bezels and 7% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • 36% sharper screen – 226 versus 166 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • Provides 25% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 400 nits

Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.14 kg (2.51 lbs) 2.04 kg (4.5 lbs)
Dimensions 304.2 x 203 x 13.9 mm
11.98 x 7.99 x 0.55 inches
357.9 x 245.9 x 16 mm
14.09 x 9.68 x 0.63 inches
Area 618 cm2 (95.7 inches2) 880 cm2 (136.4 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~78.9% ~84.3%
Side bezels 4.9 mm 6.6 mm
Colors Silver, Pink Silver, Gray
Transformer No No
Opening angle 150° 135°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 1 2
Max. fan speed (RPM) - 5616 RPM
Noise level 39 dB 46.1 dB

Display

Size 13.3 inches 16 inches
Type OLED IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 166 ppi 226 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 3072 x 1920 pixels
HDR support Yes, HDR10 No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Glossy Glossy (Antireflective)
Display tests
Contrast 7400:1 1331:1
sRGB color space 100% 100%
Adobe RGB profile 99.7% 88.8%
DCI-P3 color gamut 99.5% 99.4%
Response time 4 ms 43 ms
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Full charging time 2:00 hr 1:30 hr
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left, Right
Charge power 65 W 96 W
Cable length - 2 meters
Weigh of AC adapter 216 gramm 359 gramm

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 4 GHz 4.5 GHz
Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
L3 Cache 8 MB 12 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 7 Intel UHD Graphics 630
Fabrication process 7 nm 14 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 10-45 W 50 W
Type Integrated Dedicated
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 1000 MHz
GPU boost clock 1600 MHz 1250 MHz
FLOPS 1.108 TFLOPS 3.2 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared 4 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X GDDR6
Memory bus - 128 bit
Memory speed 3.73 Gbps ~12 Gbps
Shading units 448 1280
DirectX support 12.1 12
GPU performance
1.108 TFLOPS
3.2 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 3733 MHz 2666 MHz
Type LPDDR4X DDR4
Upgradable No No
Total slots 2 2

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (2x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 1 -
NVMe No Yes

Sound

Speakers 2.0 4.2
Dolby Atmos No Yes
Loudness 65.2 dB 82.3 dB
Microphones 2 3

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v5
Bluetooth v5 v5
Fingerprint No Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 1x USB 3.2 No
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.2 4x USB 3.1
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 No
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader Yes No
Proprietary charging port No No

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.4 mm 1 mm
Touchpad
Size 13.0 x 6.5 cm 15.5 x 9.9 cm
Surface Glass Glass
Windows Precision Yes No
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can be different depending on the laptop’s particular configuration or region.

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