ASUS Zenbook 14X

ASUS Zenbook 14X

ASUS Zenbook 14X

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.6/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.8/10
SIZE: 14"

The ASUS Zenbook 14X offers a blend of performance and visual excellence, at a midrange price. It's equipped with a high-resolution OLED touchscreen which is great for vivid colors and contrast, enhancing both work and entertainment experiences. The Intel i7 processor and Nvidia MX550 GPU can handle general use easily and are suitable for some engineering applications, but might not be the best fit for very intensive 3D or machine learning tasks. It is fairly lightweight and thin, making it quite portable, but this comes at the cost of battery life, which is moderate. You'll find features like a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader for added convenience, but if you're expecting to use it for heavy gaming, you might want gaming-specific hardware since this model doesn't focus on that. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution screen
  • Outstanding color accuracy
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Good port selection
  • Backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Limited upgradability
  • No facial recognition
  • Lacks advanced GPU features

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.
Content Creation:
4.3
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.
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.
General Use:
4.2
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
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.
Software Development:
4.2
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.
Battery Life:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Gaming & AI:
3.7
The ASUS Zenbook 14X has an Nvidia MX550 graphics card, which is decent for light gaming but not top-of-the-line for heavy 3D applications; its screen refresh rate is 90Hz, which is higher than standard displays but lower than the preferred rates for competitive gaming.
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.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,400
Release Date
April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.67''
Weight
3.09 lbs
Width
12.25"
Depth
8.71"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1260P
Graphics
MX550 (25 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
63 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
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10

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
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

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

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Sebastian Jentsch | April 2022
"With the Zenbook 14X, Asus has a 14-incher in its range that is - mostly - a joy to use. First, there is the colorful OLED panel with 3K resolution that displays the sRGB and DCI-P3 color spaces. The Zenbook is also at the forefront in terms of workmanship, input devices and connections with 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports and a generous keyboard layout. A pleasure to use, the Zenbook 14X is a solid, very well-built subnotebook that sits well on the table. A runtime of five hours, however, is below average for a high-end subnotebook nowadays. The OLED screensaver causes increased power consumption when in idle mode."

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