OLED laptops are slowly becoming mainstream. The screen technology, which has proved superior on smartphones over a long time has been limited to handhelds owing to manufacturing complications that make it a challenge to replicate the same success on bigger devices without making the whole process expensive. And often, the consumer foots the bill.
From 2020, however, we have been seeing more laptops ship with OLED screens. Asus has been leading the pack with favourably-priced options, although manufacturers have more robust lineups of similar laptops, mainly Samsung.
The other day, we looked into the locally available Asus Zenbook 13 OLED (UX325EA) that can be picked up for KES 120000. It is a lovely laptop, and Asus thinks it has more to offer to its loyal user base.
The Taiwanese computer company has announced the Zenbook 14X OLED (UX5400).
As its name suggests, this is a 14” machine with an OLED screen (known for its colour accuracy and awesome, deep blacks). It has other key features, including a 100% DCI-P3 gamut, and HDR PANTONE validation.
- True-to-life visuals: Up to 4K OLED HDR 16:10 NanoEdge display, PANTONE® Validated, cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 gamut, TÜV-certified eye care
- Superb performance: Up to 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 CPU, AIPT, GeForce MX450 GPU; WiFi 6; 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4, USB Type-A, HDMI, microSD ports
- Exceptional user experience: Lay-flat 180° ErgoLift hinge; fingerprint sensor on power button; efficient ASUS ScreenPad™
The rest of the specifications are as follows:
|CPU||Intel Core i7-1165G7|
Intel Core i5-1135G7
|Screen||14” 16:10 4K OLED (3840×2400) slim-bezel NanoEdge display (touch)|
14” 16:10 2.8K OLED (2880×1800) slim-bezel NanoEdge display (touch)
14” 16:10 2.8K OLED (2880×1800) slim-bezel NanoEdge display (non-touch)
|Software||Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business)|
Windows 10 Home (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business
(Free upgrade to Windows 11, when available)
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce® MX450 Graphics|
Intel® Iris® Xe graphics
|Main memory||8 GB / 16 GB 4266 MHz LPDDR4x|
|Storage||512 GB / 1 TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® 5.0, Wi-Fi 6|
|Camera||3DNR HD Camera|
|Ports||2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® with ASUS USB-C® Easy Charge|
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x Standard HDMI® 2.0
1 x MicroSD card reader
1 x Audio Jack
|Audio||Certified by Harman Kardon|
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
|Battery||63 Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery|
|AC Adapter||Output: 20 V DC, 5 A, 100 W|
Input: 100-240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz universal
|Dimensions||311 X 221 X 16.9 mm|
Availability and pricing details have not been revealed, but we are certain the device will make its way here in the near future.