Inside ASUS ZenBook 15 UX534 – disassembly and upgrade options

ASUS has created a very powerful design, in a super thin and light form factor. In under 19mm and 1.60kg, they manage to extract a huge amount of power from the Core i7-8565U as well as the GTX 1650 Max-Q. Let’s see what do they have under the bonnet, shall we?

Check out all ASUS ZenBook 15 UX534 prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

ZenBook 15 UX534’s bottom panel is held in place by 10 Torx-head screws. While the screwdriver you need is not the most common on the market, it is pretty easy to find it in repairs stores and electronics shops. Nevertheless, after you undo them, you will have some hard time prying the bottom plate up. It is only just normal, though, since the package is pretty.


2. Battery

The laptop is equipped with a 71Wh battery pack, which is pretty decent for a 15-inch ULV-equipped device. If you want to remove it you need to unscrew three Phillips-head screws, and don’t forget to unplug the connector from the motherboard, before you remove anything else from it. By the way, if you want to see the battery life stats of this laptop, you can do so HERE.


3. Memory and storage

Sadly, the biggest toll from the super-thin design philosophy is given by the upgradability. While there is one M.2 PCIe-enabled slot, there are no more storage options, and neither you can upgrade the memory, as the chips are soldered. This means you should go for the highest memory option possible for your budget.


4. Cooling solution

ASUS ZenBook 15 UX534’s cooling is very similar to what we saw in use inside the HP EliteBook 1050 G1. It uses two heatpipes, that are placed on top of both the CPU and the GPU. However, they are leading to separate heatsinks – one to the side, and one right next to the display of the laptop. This subsequently means, that there are two fans cooling the notebook, which is rarely seen in a laptop of this type.

Check out all ASUS ZenBook 15 UX534 prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read our In-Depth review.

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Simon Parrish
Simon Parrish
1 year ago

can i put a more powerful chip in my 534?

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