Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

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Appearance, ergonomics

Like any ultrabook, the updated ZenBook 13 immediately indicates its suitability and belonging to the class of mobile assistants that will help in the office, help out during the presentation to partners, and will not let you down on a business trip. The 13.3-inch screen form factor is still the bottom line for laptops as a class, which tablets with their 12.6-inch screens are already approaching with might and main. Of course, for now, mobile business models should not be afraid, but in the context of "remote work", tablets as a class of working devices have every chance to "shoot".

The design of the hero of the material is very similar to the previous model mentioned: the dark gray metal of the cover has a texture of concentric circles diverging around the ASUS logo, the signature pattern has been distinguishing the ZenBook line on the market for ten years. The lid of the laptop has a decent level of flexural rigidity and fingertip resistance, its coating is not matte, but due to the texture, prints are slightly less noticeable.

The version in https://cars45.com.gh/jUQB2McQXo6vlOJrhgLkxIPJ was tested in Pine Grey, foreign In the markets there is also a lilac version (Lilac Mist), however, there is no information about the availability of color versions in our market yet. Under different light angles, the gray color of the cover fades into steel or metallic blue. The overall impression fully fits into the positioning: a strict exterior, a minimum of visual details, pleasant tactile impressions from the cool metal of the lid.

When closed, on the back of the cover you can see the name of the line to which ASUS ZenBook 13 belongs, as well as two small transverse dark gray silicone inserts. When the lid is opened, which is easy, with little effort, the ErgoLift hinge is activated, resting the said panel against the surface on which the laptop stands, and thereby lifting the main body above the table. The solution is not new, but useful, it both adds bonuses to cooling and gives the keyboard unit a more comfortable angle for typing.

Briefly by connectors: on the panel on the left there are two USB Type-C for charging and connecting peripheral devices, including external monitors, and one standard HDMI port. On the right is a slot for a memory card and one USB Type-A for mice, flash drives, external hard drives and other devices. And the set seems to be adequate, but the lack of an additional USB-A may affect, because of which you have to choose, for example, between a mouse and a flash drive.

The kit comes with two adapters: from USB-A to RJ-45 and from USB-C to 3.5 mm. Accordingly, these ports are not in the laptop itself, but ASUS understands that they can be useful for lovers of wires, so such accessories have been added to the kit for a business audience.

Screen, multimedia

Like the ASUS ZenBook Flip S, the new ZenBook 13 features a high-quality and peppy OLED display in every way. True, the resolution here is not the flagship UHD, but quite an average FHD. The side frames are 4 mm thick, the top frame is thicker (a webcam is installed here), the panel under the display is even larger, this is done in order to minimize the contact of the display with heated areas of the case.

The color gamut of the laptop's display is 100% DCI-P3 and is complemented by Pantone Validated Color Accuracy Certification and Deep Blacks (VESA DisplayHDR True Black Certification). According to my impressions, of course, I would add brightness, plus the glossy finish sometimes glares at the most inopportune moment. However, in all my scenarios, including work on the train, the display did not disappoint.

Traditionally, I was pleased with the sound from Harman/Kardon: the speaker slots are brought to the beveled edges of the case, which allows the sound to reflect from the surface on which it stands. Resonance is minimal in the cabinet, so if you close both speakers, the sound will lose detail and volume.

Keyboard, trackpad

You can see in the photo that the provided sample is non-commercial. there is no Russian engraving. As for the keyboard and touchpad, there are no changes, so I will quote the review of the Zenbook 13 UX325 model:

“Thanks to the new solution in the keyboard, stretched across the entire length of the ASUS ZenBook 13, the letter keys have become larger, the space between them has increased. The three-level backlighting has not gone away, the stroke of the keys themselves remains the same quiet, but its depth has increased, typing on the keyboard is pleasant, I liked using the rightmost vertical row of keys to quickly move left and right along the line and up and down the page. As I said, it was not without a fly in the ointment:

  • The on/off button is in the general group of keys and differs only in the LED, and it can be accidentally pressed.
  • The "backspace" and "delete" keys are next to each other, sometimes you can mix them up.
  • The button responsible for entering the letter “ё” has been unfairly affected the most, it is narrow and small, which often causes typos. It is clear that no infringement of the Russian language occurs, but I did not really like this decision.

I would give the keyboard an 8 out of 10, but the large keys are comfortable to use, and the quiet switches will help you work at night at home without the risk of waking up the household.

A large and wide touchpad with a moderately smooth finish is located exactly in the center of the laptop case, a standard input element with adequate work and gesture recognition. As an option, in other versions of the laptop, the NumberPad 2.0 screen built into the touch panel, duplicating the digital block, is provided, it will be useful for those who often work with numbers...”.

Asus ZenBook 13 OLED (UM325) review

About a year ago, a review of the ZenBook 13 UX325 was published on the pages of MP, and here is an updated laptop of the series, this time with a new processor from AMD. Interestingly, at the time of the release of the text, there is no information about when the modification with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U chip will appear on our market and whether it will appear at all.

According to past reviews of laptops in the line, it is clear that it includes models that are completely different in positioning, the test sample belongs to classic ultrabooks in every sense: lightweight body, thin profile, lack of a touch screen and unusual solutions in the case. We’ll talk about the rest of the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED chips directly during our acquaintance.

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Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

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Appearance, ergonomics

Like any ultrabook, the updated ZenBook 13 immediately indicates its suitability and belonging to the class of mobile assistants that will help in the office, help out during the presentation to partners, and will not let you down on a business trip. The 13.3-inch screen form factor is still the bottom line for laptops as a class, which tablets with their 12.6-inch screens are already approaching with might and main. Of course, for now, mobile business models should not be afraid, but in the context of "remote work", tablets as a class of working devices have every chance to "shoot".

The design of the hero of the material is very similar to the previous model mentioned: the dark gray metal of the cover has a texture of concentric circles diverging around the ASUS logo, the signature pattern has been distinguishing the ZenBook line on the market for ten years. The lid of the laptop has a decent level of flexural rigidity and fingertip resistance, its coating is not matte, but due to the texture, prints are slightly less noticeable.

The version in https://cars45.com.gh/jUQB2McQXo6vlOJrhgLkxIPJ was tested in Pine Grey, foreign In the markets there is also a lilac version (Lilac Mist), however, there is no information about the availability of color versions in our market yet. Under different light angles, the gray color of the cover fades into steel or metallic blue. The overall impression fully fits into the positioning: a strict exterior, a minimum of visual details, pleasant tactile impressions from the cool metal of the lid.

When closed, on the back of the cover you can see the name of the line to which ASUS ZenBook 13 belongs, as well as two small transverse dark gray silicone inserts. When the lid is opened, which is easy, with little effort, the ErgoLift hinge is activated, resting the said panel against the surface on which the laptop stands, and thereby lifting the main body above the table. The solution is not new, but useful, it both adds bonuses to cooling and gives the keyboard unit a more comfortable angle for typing.

Briefly by connectors: on the panel on the left there are two USB Type-C for charging and connecting peripheral devices, including external monitors, and one standard HDMI port. On the right is a slot for a memory card and one USB Type-A for mice, flash drives, external hard drives and other devices. And the set seems to be adequate, but the lack of an additional USB-A may affect, because of which you have to choose, for example, between a mouse and a flash drive.

The kit comes with two adapters: from USB-A to RJ-45 and from USB-C to 3.5 mm. Accordingly, these ports are not in the laptop itself, but ASUS understands that they can be useful for lovers of wires, so such accessories have been added to the kit for a business audience.

Screen, multimedia

Like the ASUS ZenBook Flip S, the new ZenBook 13 features a high-quality and peppy OLED display in every way. True, the resolution here is not the flagship UHD, but quite an average FHD. The side frames are 4 mm thick, the top frame is thicker (a webcam is installed here), the panel under the display is even larger, this is done in order to minimize the contact of the display with heated areas of the case.

The color gamut of the laptop's display is 100% DCI-P3 and is complemented by Pantone Validated Color Accuracy Certification and Deep Blacks (VESA DisplayHDR True Black Certification). According to my impressions, of course, I would add brightness, plus the glossy finish sometimes glares at the most inopportune moment. However, in all my scenarios, including work on the train, the display did not disappoint.

  • The on/off button is in the general group of keys and differs only in the LED, and it can be accidentally pressed.
  • The "backspace" and "delete" keys are next to each other, sometimes you can mix them up.
  • The button responsible for entering the letter “ё” has been unfairly affected the most, it is narrow and small, which often causes typos. It is clear that no infringement of the Russian language occurs, but I did not really like this decision.

I would give the keyboard an 8 out of 10, but the large keys are comfortable to use, and the quiet switches will help you work at night at home without the risk of waking up the household.

A large and wide touchpad with a moderately smooth finish is located exactly in the center of the laptop case, a standard input element with adequate work and gesture recognition. As an option, in other versions of the laptop, the NumberPad 2.0 screen built into the touch panel, duplicating the digital block, is provided, it will be useful for those who often work with numbers...”.

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

Appearance, ergonomics

Like any ultrabook, the updated ZenBook 13 immediately indicates its suitability and belonging to the class of mobile assistants that will help in the office, help out during the presentation to partners, and will not let you down on a business trip. The 13.3-inch screen form factor is still the bottom line for laptops as a class, which tablets with their 12.6-inch screens are already approaching with might and main. Of course, for now, mobile business models should not be afraid, but in the context of "remote work", tablets as a class of working devices have every chance to "shoot".

The design of the hero of the material is very similar to the previous model mentioned: the dark gray metal of the cover has a texture of concentric circles diverging around the ASUS logo, the signature pattern has been distinguishing the ZenBook line on the market for ten years. The lid of the laptop has a decent level of flexural rigidity and fingertip resistance, its coating is not matte, but due to the texture, prints are slightly less noticeable.

The version in https://cars45.com.gh/jUQB2McQXo6vlOJrhgLkxIPJ was tested in Pine Grey, foreign In the markets there is also a lilac version (Lilac Mist), however, there is no information about the availability of color versions in our market yet. Under different light angles, the gray color of the cover fades into steel or metallic blue. The overall impression fully fits into the positioning: a strict exterior, a minimum of visual details, pleasant tactile impressions from the cool metal of the lid.

When closed, on the back of the cover you can see the name of the line to which ASUS ZenBook 13 belongs, as well as two small transverse dark gray silicone inserts. When the lid is opened, which is easy, with little effort, the ErgoLift hinge is activated, resting the said panel against the surface on which the laptop stands, and thereby lifting the main body above the table. The solution is not new, but useful, it both adds bonuses to cooling and gives the keyboard unit a more comfortable angle for typing.

Briefly by connectors: on the panel on the left there are two USB Type-C for charging and connecting peripheral devices, including external monitors, and one standard HDMI port. On the right is a slot for a memory card and one USB Type-A for mice, flash drives, external hard drives and other devices. And the set seems to be adequate, but the lack of an additional USB-A may affect, because of which you have to choose, for example, between a mouse and a flash drive.

The kit comes with two adapters: from USB-A to RJ-45 and from USB-C to 3.5 mm. Accordingly, these ports are not in the laptop itself, but ASUS understands that they can be useful for lovers of wires, so such accessories have been added to the kit for a business audience.

Screen, multimedia

Like the ASUS ZenBook Flip S, the new ZenBook 13 features a high-quality and peppy OLED display in every way. True, the resolution here is not the flagship UHD, but quite an average FHD. The side frames are 4 mm thick, the top frame is thicker (a webcam is installed here), the panel under the display is even larger, this is done in order to minimize the contact of the display with heated areas of the case.

The color gamut of the laptop's display is 100% DCI-P3 and is complemented by Pantone Validated Color Accuracy Certification and Deep Blacks (VESA DisplayHDR True Black Certification). According to my impressions, of course, I would add brightness, plus the glossy finish sometimes glares at the most inopportune moment. However, in all my scenarios, including work on the train, the display did not disappoint.

Traditionally, I was pleased with the sound from Harman/Kardon: the speaker slots are brought to the beveled edges of the case, which allows the sound to reflect from the surface on which it stands. Resonance is minimal in the cabinet, so if you close both speakers, the sound will lose detail and volume.

Keyboard, trackpad

You can see in the photo that the provided sample is non-commercial. there is no Russian engraving. As for the keyboard and touchpad, there are no changes, so I will quote the review of the Zenbook 13 UX325 model:

“Thanks to the new solution in the keyboard, stretched across the entire length of the ASUS ZenBook 13, the letter keys have become larger, the space between them has increased. The three-level backlighting has not gone away, the stroke of the keys themselves remains the same quiet, but its depth has increased, typing on the keyboard is pleasant, I liked using the rightmost vertical row of keys to quickly move left and right along the line and up and down the page. As I said, it was not without a fly in the ointment:

  • The on/off button is located in the general group of keys and differs only in the LED, and it can be accidentally pressed.
  • The "backspace" and "delete" keys are next to each other, sometimes you can mix them up.
  • The button responsible for entering the letter “ё” has been unfairly affected the most, it is narrow and small, which often causes typos. It is clear that no infringement of the Russian language occurs, but I did not really like this decision.

I would give the keyboard an 8 out of 10, but the large keys are comfortable to use, and the quiet switches will help you work at night at home without the risk of waking up the household.

A large and wide touchpad with a moderately smooth finish is located exactly in the center of the laptop case, a standard input element with adequate work and gesture recognition. As an option, in other versions of the laptop, the NumberPad 2.0 screen built into the touch panel, duplicating the digital block, is provided, it will be useful for those who often work with numbers...”.

Asus ZenBook 13 OLED (UM325) review

About a year ago, a review of the ZenBook 13 UX325 was published on the pages of MP, and here is an updated laptop of the series, this time with a new processor from AMD. Interestingly, at the time of the release of the text, there is no information about when the modification with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U chip will appear on our market and whether it will appear at all.

According to past reviews of laptops in the line, it is clear that it includes models that are completely different in positioning, the test sample belongs to classic ultrabooks in every sense: lightweight body, thin profile, lack of a touch screen and unusual solutions in the case. We’ll talk about the rest of the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED chips directly during our acquaintance.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

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Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

Appearance, ergonomics

Like any ultrabook, the updated ZenBook 13 immediately indicates its suitability and belonging to the class of mobile assistants that will help in the office, help out during the presentation to partners, and will not let you down on a business trip. The 13.3-inch screen form factor is still the bottom line for laptops as a class, which tablets with their 12.6-inch screens are already approaching with might and main. Of course, for now, mobile business models should not be afraid, but in the context of "remote work", tablets as a class of working devices have every chance to "shoot".

The design of the hero of the material is very similar to the previous model mentioned: the dark gray metal of the cover has a texture of concentric circles diverging around the ASUS logo, the signature pattern has been distinguishing the ZenBook line on the market for ten years. The lid of the laptop has a decent level of flexural rigidity and fingertip resistance, its coating is not matte, but due to the texture, prints are slightly less noticeable.

A version in https://cars45.com.gh/jUQB2McQXo6vlOJrhgLkxIPJ in gray (Pine Gray) was tested, a purple version (Lilac Mist) is also found in foreign markets, however, the availability of color versions in our market of information so far no. Under different light angles, the gray color of the cover fades into steel or metallic blue. The overall impression fully fits into the positioning: a strict exterior, a minimum of visual details, pleasant tactile impressions from the cool metal of the lid.

The version was tested in https://cars45.com.gh/jUQB2McQXo6vlOJrhgLkxIPJ https://cars45.com.gh/jUQB2McQXo6vlOJrhgLkxIPJ gray (Pine Grey), a lilac version (Lilac Mist) is also found in foreign markets, however, there is no information yet on the availability of color versions in our market. Under different light angles, the gray color of the cover fades into steel or metallic blue. The overall impression fully fits into the positioning: a strict exterior, a minimum of visual details, pleasant tactile impressions from the cool metal of the lid.

When closed, on the back of the cover you can see the name of the line to which ASUS ZenBook 13 belongs, as well as two small transverse dark gray silicone inserts. When the lid is opened, which is easy, with little effort, the ErgoLift hinge is activated, resting the said panel against the surface on which the laptop stands, and thereby lifting the main body above the table. The solution is not new, but useful, it both adds bonuses to cooling and gives the keyboard unit a more comfortable angle for typing.

Briefly by connectors: on the panel on the left there are two USB Type-C for charging and connecting peripheral devices, including external monitors, and one standard HDMI port. On the right is a slot for a memory card and one USB Type-A for mice, flash drives, external hard drives and other devices. And the set seems to be adequate, but the lack of an additional USB-A may affect, because of which you have to choose, for example, between a mouse and a flash drive.

The kit comes with two adapters: from USB-A to RJ-45 and from USB-C to 3.5 mm. Accordingly, these ports are not in the laptop itself, but ASUS understands that they can be useful for lovers of wires, so such accessories have been added to the kit for a business audience.

Screen, multimedia

Like the ASUS ZenBook Flip S, the new ZenBook 13 features a high-quality and peppy OLED display in every way. True, the resolution here is not the flagship UHD, but quite an average FHD. The side frames are 4 mm thick, the top frame is thicker (a webcam is installed here), the panel under the display is even larger, this is done in order to minimize the contact of the display with heated areas of the case.

The color gamut of the laptop's display is 100% DCI-P3 and is complemented by Pantone Validated Color Accuracy Certification and Deep Blacks (VESA DisplayHDR True Black Certification). According to my impressions, of course, I would add brightness, plus the glossy finish sometimes glares at the most inopportune moment. However, in all my scenarios, including work on the train, the display did not disappoint.

Traditionally, I was pleased with the sound from Harman/Kardon: the speaker slots are brought to the beveled edges of the case, which allows the sound to reflect from the surface on which it stands. Resonance is minimal in the cabinet, so if you close both speakers, the sound will lose detail and volume.

Keyboard, trackpad

You can see in the photo that the provided sample is non-commercial. there is no Russian engraving. As for the keyboard and touchpad, there are no changes, so I will quote the review of the Zenbook 13 UX325 model:

A large and wide touchpad with a moderately smooth finish is located exactly in the center of the laptop case, a standard input element with adequate work and gesture recognition. As an option, in other versions of the laptop, the NumberPad 2.0 screen built into the touch panel, duplicating the digital block, is provided, it will be useful for those who often work with numbers...”.