Falcon_ASUSUnfortunately i am going for the 13.3 oled AMD version (UM5302). the version they suggested (90NB0WA1-M00U50) seems to be intel based 😞
It has been confirmed that a touch-enabled version (90NB0WA1-M00U50) is available for sale in Hong Kong. We would suggest that you can ask your local dealer. Thank you.
I have took a look for your model at two asus w eb sites:
- I like most the Asus Thailand web site where you can find more detailed technical information for your model. https://www.asus.com/th/Laptops/For-Home/Zenbook/Zenbook-S-13-OLED-UM5302-AMD-Ryzen-6000-series/
- At asus USA web site, there is no technical specifications. It is hard to see if this model is a touch screen one.
FongPouiyes indeed it is abit more expensive.. the intel version UP5302 is 14000 vs AMD UM5302 is 11000. Reason for choosing AMD is obviously its 20% cheaper for essentially the same spec and also the UM5302 has integrated radeon 680m which suppose to be alot better than intel's iris xe for 3d applications.
I am very careful when purchasing a model which offers two technologies to choose because I had a bad experience with Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3 four or five years ago.
At first, I purchased an AMD base one. After trying to connect two external hard disks without success, I decided to go back to the shop the day after tomorrow. I showed the technical team how the purchased model could not answer to my need. The shop replaced the AMD gen by the Intel gen. Of course, I paid a little bit more.
That was acceptable.
From that experience, I always pay attention to purchase a new laptop. If I want to buy an AMD based gen, I will recheck for power support to external hard disks.
For your case, if the version suggested by Asus is Intel, may be you have to ask for replacing your current one by Intel based version. I think it is reasonable to pay more if the intel based version is a little bit more expensive than the AMD one...
wchiengBeware that the AMD version does not support USB4, unlike being wrongfully circulated on the Internet. Asus has released a USB4-enabled firmware for reviewers, but decided not to release it to the public ultimately.
yes indeed it is abit more expensive.. the intel version UP5302 is 14000 vs AMD UM5302 is 11000. Reason for choosing AMD is obviously its 20% cheaper for essentially the same spec and also the UM5302 has integrated radeon 680m which suppose to be alot better than intel's iris xe for 3d applications.
based on your previous experience i will indeed check re: power support to ext hdd. thanks for your comment