Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) vs Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022)

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Evaluation of Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304) and Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Easier to carry: weighs 240 grams less (around 0.53 lbs)
  • Features a bigger (~20%) battery – 63 against 52.6 watt-hours
  • Around 8% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Provides 10% higher max. screen brightness: 550 vs 500 nits
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022)
  • Thinner bezels and 3% higher screen-to-body ratio

Value for money

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 1 kg (2.21 lbs) 1.24 kg (2.73 lbs)
Dimensions 296.2 x 216.3 x 10.9-11.8 mm
11.66 x 8.52 x 0.43-0.46 inches
304.1 x 215 x 11.3 mm
11.97 x 8.46 x 0.44 inches
Area 641 cm2 (99.3 inches2) 654 cm2 (101.3 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~80% ~82%
Side bezels 4.8 mm 5.6 mm
Colors Gray, Blue Silver, Gold, Gray, Blue
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° 130°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Passive
Vapor chamber No -
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 1 -
Noise level (max. load) 40.1 dB -


Size 13.3 inches 13.6 inches
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 255 ppi 225 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 2880 x 1800 pixels 2560 x 1664 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, HDR10
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Glossy Glossy (Antireflective)
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Screen space comparison
MacBook Air (M2, 2022)
13.6″ (16:10 ratio) = 83.1 in2
Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304)
13.3″ (16:10 ratio) = 79.5 in2
~4% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 1000000:1 1384:1
sRGB color space 100% 99.9%
Adobe RGB profile 96.1% 87.6%
DCI-P3 color gamut 100% 98.4%
Response time 1 ms 29 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time - 2:30 hr
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 65 W 30 / 35 / 67 W
Cable length - 2 meters
Weight of AC adapter 228 grams 174 / 189 / 250 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 1.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.6 GHz -
Cores 10 (2P + 8E) 8 (4P + 4E)
Threads 12 8
L3 Cache 12 MB -
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Apple M2 GPU
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 500 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1456 MHz
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory bus - 128 bit
Memory speed 5.2 Gbps 6.4 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 640 1024
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 40 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 20 32
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 2x4 GB
Clock 5200 MHz 6400 MHz
Upgradable No No


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 1 -
NVMe Yes -


Speakers 2.0 2.2 (2 tweeters and 2 woofers)
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness ~83 dB ~82.7 dB
Microphones 2 3


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5
Fingerprint No Yes
Infrared sensor Yes No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
USB-A 1x USB 3.2 No
USB Type-C 2x USB 4.0 2x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 No
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port No Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.1 mm 1 mm
Size 13.0 x 8.1 cm -
Surface - Glass
Windows Precision Yes No
Further details
Notes on Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304):
    - The SSD can be either PCIe 4.0 or 3.0 version.
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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Laptop_Guy 15 May 2023 04:49
A close battle, but I'll give a slight advantage to the Asus Zenbook s13 OLED. Near identical CPU performance, but has a better display and more ports. M2 MBA is still the battery King for 13-inch laptops.
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