Microsoft Surface Laptop Go vs ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325

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CPU Intel Core i5 1035G1


Evaluation of Microsoft Surface Laptop Go and ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 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 Microsoft Surface Laptop Go
  • Display has support for touch input
  • Smaller footprint: 7% more compact case (88.7 vs 95.8 square inches)
Advantages of the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 2 versus 1
  • Features a much bigger (~72%) battery – 67 against 39 watt-hours
  • Around 60% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Provides 33% higher max. screen brightness: 400 vs 300 nits
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 1.11 kg (2.45 lbs) 1.14 kg (2.51 lbs)
Dimensions 278.18 x 205.67 x 15.69 mm
10.95 x 8.1 x 0.62 inches
304.2 x 203 x 13.9 mm
11.98 x 7.99 x 0.55 inches
Area 572 cm2 (88.7 inches2) 618 cm2 (95.7 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~80% ~78.9%
Side bezels 8 mm 4.9 mm
Colors Silver, Gold, Blue Silver, Pink
Transformer No No
Opening angle 140° 150°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 1 1
Noise level (max. load) 44.2 dB 39 dB


Size 12.4 inches 13.3 inches
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 149 ppi 166 ppi
Aspect ratio 3:2 16:9
Resolution 1536 x 1024 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No Yes, HDR10
Touchscreen Yes No
Coating Glossy Glossy
Display tests
Contrast 1222:1 7400:1
sRGB color space 94.4% 100%
Adobe RGB profile 65.7% 99.7%
DCI-P3 color gamut 64.4% 99.5%
Response time 35 ms 4 ms
Max. brightness
400 nits


Full charging time 1:10 hr 2:00 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery No Yes
Charging port position Right Left
Charge power 39 W 65 W
Weigh of AC adapter 218 grams 216 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 1.0 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.6 GHz 4 GHz
Cores 4 6
Threads 8 12
L3 Cache 6 MB 8 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics G1 Radeon RX Vega 7
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm


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

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 10-45 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1600 MHz
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory speed 1.87 Gbps 3.73 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 256 448
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 32 28
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 4 7
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x2 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 1866 MHz 3733 MHz
Upgradable No No
Total slots - 2


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (2x)
Storage type eMMC SSD (M2)
Channels 1x64 GB 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 1
NVMe Yes No


Speakers 2.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos Yes No
Loudness 81.5 dB 65.2 dB
Microphones 2 2


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


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight No Yes
Key travel - 1.4 mm
Size 10.0 x 6.6 cm 13.0 x 6.5 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
Further details
Notes on Surface Laptop Go:
    - The device has slow eMMC type of storage.
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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