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Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3402ZA) Review

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED review

One of the latest laptops from Asus in 2022  is the Zenbook 14 UX3402. This laptop features a 16:10 display, revamped design and ergonomics, bumped the performance capabilities by implementing Intel Core P hardware specs, and a larger battery inside. 

The Zenbook 14 OLED has a number of stand out features that include the gorgeous 14-inch OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, 2.8K resolution, the latest 12th gen Intel  p series processor and a new design that gives it very sleek and modern look

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED Specifications

CPU 12th Gen Intel® Core i7-1260P processor

12th Gen Intel® Core i5-1240P processor

Display options 14” 2.8K (2880 x 1800) 90 Hz 16:10 OLED touchscreen

14” 2.8K (2880 x 1800) ) 90 Hz 16:10 OLED non-touch screen,

14” 2.5K (2560 x 1600) 16:10 IPS display,

OS Windows 11 Pro,Windows 11 Home
Graphics Intel Iris  X  graphics
Main memory 8/ 16 GB 4800 MHz LPDDR5 onboard
Storage 512 GB / 1 TB PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
Connectivity Dual-band WiFi 6E (802.11ax) + Bluetooth® 5.2
Camera 720p HD/ FHD Camera 
I/O ports 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C with full range (5~20V) of charging

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A

1 x standard HDMI® 2.0

1 x MicroSD Reader

1 x Audio combo jack

TouchpadASUS NumberPad 2.0 (optional) / ASUS ErgoSense touchpad
Audio Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos sound system with 2 built-in speakers
Battery 75 Wh lithium-polymer battery
AC adapter 65W Type-C power adapter 
Dimensions 313.62 x 220.63 x 16.9 mm
Weight 1.39 kg

Design and Build

The Zenbook 14 OLED has a clean and minimal aesthetic. The back of the display has a large Asus logo, which is only visible from certain angles. The bottom cover is also relatively empty except for the vents.Asus Zenbook 14 OLED build

This laptop has an aluminum body. The only bits of plastic are around the display and the hinge. 

 

The display has the  hinge mechanism but the bottom edge is designed to lift the base slightly for better air intake. The hinge also makes it easier for  the display to open full 180-degrees and lie flat.

The Chassis and lid of this laptop are made of lightweight aluminum alloy. This makes the laptop sturdy but light and portable at the same time. The laptop weighs about 1.39 Kg which makes it one of the lightest you can get. 

Display

The Asus Zenbook 14 OLED has a 14-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2880×1800 pixels. This display has a 90Hz refresh rate and supports 10-bit color and HDR10 content. You get a wide color gamut with this display with  97% Adobe RGB coverage and  full coverage of the sRGB and DCI-P3 color spaces. 

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED display

The display has a 16:10 aspect ratio and this means it is a bit taller than what we are used to seeing on most laptops. This aspect ratio is perfect for those who do a lot of photo and video editing as the display feels less cluttered. 

This OLED display delivers exceptionally detailed and realistic visuals for anyone who might be interested in creative work. The display gets very bright for ease of use outdoors or in a very bright room. Since this display is OLED, the pixels can turn themselves off so the blacks are actually black. This guarantees a better viewing experience no matter what is on the display. 

Performance

The Asus Zenbook 14 OLED is powered by the 12th Gen Intel Core processor with Intel Xe integrated graphics. You can get it with up to 16 GB of memory, 1 TB PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSDs. With this, expect fast read and write speeds and thus better performance when running day to day tasks. 

There are three performance modes, Performance, Standard, and Whisper. Performance mode has the fan spinning at its fastest. The Standard mode spins the fan a bit slower and it also ramps up more gradually. In Whisper mode the fan is barely audible unless you are in an extremely quiet environment and never ramps up no matter how much load the system is under. .The mode you choose depends on the tasks you are running. 

The integrated Xe graphics can still handle some games even though this is not a gaming laptop. You can still get by playing some titles in low settings though. 

Keyboard and trackpad

The Asus Zenbook 14 OLED has comfortable to type on with good spacing and decent tactile feedback. Most keys are where you expect them to be so there is a very little learning curve here. The keyboard is also backlit and the brightness can be adjusted in three steps. The backlight is even and legible in the dark. 

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED keyboard trackpad

The trackpad is huge with a relatively smooth surface that isn’t too grippy. It’s comfortable to use and all the gestures work as expected. It has the  Asus Numberpad feature, which projects the numeric keypad, allowing you to quickly type in some numbers without needing a separate numeric keyboard. This function can be toggled with the button in the top right corner of the trackpad.

Ports

The Asus Zenbook 14 OLED has a HDMI 2.0b port, a headphone jack, two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, and a microSD slot. On the left is a single USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 port. The Thunderbolt 4 ports are also the charging ports for the notebook.

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED port

Battery

The Asus Zenbook 14 OLED has a 75Wh battery. It comes with a 65W USB-PD charger that the company says can charge the laptop to 60% in 49 minutes. You can use this battery for up to 6 hours easily without any issues. 

Conclusion

The Asus Zenbook 14 OLED is a decent thin and light laptop. The OLED display is a nice addition and makes this laptop worth having. It handles really well and its performance will not disappoint you no matter what you are planning to use it for. The keyboard is comfortable, the trackpad works well, and has the number pad built-in when needed. 

Read: Asus Vivobook Pro 14X OLED Review: Powerful Laptop for creators!

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