Microsoft Surface Laptop Go vs ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325

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CPU Intel Core i5 1035G1
RAM
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Review

Evaluation of Microsoft Surface Laptop Go and ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 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
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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

Case

Weight 1.11 kg (2.45 lbs) 1.14 kg (2.51 lbs)
Dimensions 278.1 x 205.7 x 15.6 mm
10.95 x 8.1 x 0.61 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 44.2 dB 39 dB

Display

Size 12.4 inches 13.3 inches
Type IPS LCD OLED
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 60.2% 99.7%
DCI-P3 color gamut - 99.5%
Response time 35 ms 4 ms
Max. brightness
400 nits

Battery

Capacity
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 Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 39 W 65 W
Weigh of AC adapter 218 gramm 216 gramm

CPU

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

Benchmarks

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
FLOPS - 1.108 TFLOPS
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

RAM size
Channels 2x2 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 1866 MHz 3733 MHz
Type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Upgradable No No
Total slots 2 2

Storage

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

Sound

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

Connectivity

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
Ports
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
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader No Yes
Proprietary charging port No No

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight No Yes
Key travel - 1.4 mm
Touchpad
Size 10.0 x 6.6 cm 13.0 x 6.5 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can be different depending on the laptop’s particular configuration or region.

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