ASUS Zenbook 14

ASUS Zenbook 14

ASUS Zenbook 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.2/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.2/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.1/10
SIZE: 14"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution OLED screen
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Multiple USB-C ports
  • Good keyboard and trackpad
  • All-day battery life
Cons
  • Average speaker quality
  • Limited thermal management
  • Fair webcam quality
  • Moderate fan noise under load

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.6
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Build Quality:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use:
4.1
The ASUS Zenbook 14 offers fair general use due to its mid-range processor and limited RAM, which might struggle with more demanding tasks, and its high-resolution OLED screen provides excellent visual quality but could contribute to lesser battery life compared to models with lower-resolution displays. Additionally, its lightweight and slim design enhance its portability, although this often comes at the expense of shorter battery life and reduced connectivity options.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Gaming & AI:
3.3
The ASUS Zenbook 14 provides an adequate gaming and 3D experience with an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU which can handle less demanding games and 3D tasks but may fall short for high-end gaming. Its screen supports a 90Hz refresh rate which is smoother than standard 60Hz displays but not as fluid as the 120Hz or higher rates preferred by competitive gamers.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$300
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 8.7'' x 0.67''
Weight
3.06 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1240P
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
75 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
2880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
90Hz
Display Brightness
339 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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8.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Florian Glaser | August 2022
"Users who travel frequently and are looking for a portable laptop are in the right place with the Asus ZenBook 14. The sleek case is extremely light (1.2 kg) and surprisingly thin (1.5 cm). Outdoor use is also enjoyable thanks to the bright Full HD display, which is something that can rarely be said about laptops with TN or IPS panels. The excellent battery life complements this as well. Longer trips are no problem with the ZenBook 14. Another plus point is the high-performance Ryzen 7 5700U, which often leaves the Intel competition in the dust thanks to its large number of cores."

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