ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED

ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED

ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.7/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.6/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.5/10
SIZE: 14"

The ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED might appeal to you if you want a laptop with a vivid display and good performance for everyday tasks. With an OLED touchscreen and high resolution, it offers vibrant colors and detailed visuals, which are great for photo editing or watching videos. An Intel i5 processor and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics can handle general use and some light creative tasks, but might not be sufficient for more demanding 3D work, engineering applications, or intensive gaming. It's equipped with a moderate battery life and given its weight, it offers decent portability. The laptop also features a backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader, enhancing both comfort and security. It's positioned at a lower midrange price, indicating it's competitively priced with good overall value for its features. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • OLED touchscreen with high resolution
  • Lightweight and highly portable
  • Good build and keyboard quality
  • Multiple USB-C ports, Thunderbolt 4
  • High screen refresh rate
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • Limited performance for gaming or engineering
  • No hardware ray tracing or DLSS
  • No available RAM or storage slots

Ratings by Category

General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
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.
Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
The ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED is equipped with a capable CPU and integrated GPU that support engineering and design tasks while the high-quality OLED screen offers vibrant colors and sharp resolution beneficial for detailed work. Its strong build quality, along with good keyboard and portability scores, make it a solid choice for professionals on the move, though tradeoffs include average heat management and fan 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
The ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED is praised for general use primarily due to its robust CPU and ample RAM, which facilitate smooth multitasking and fast operation, as well as its high-quality OLED screen, offering vibrant colors and sharp images. Its lightweight and slim design, combined with reasonable battery life, further enhance its suitability for everyday tasks, balancing the need for both performance and portability.
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:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Gaming & AI:
3.5
The ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED is fair for gaming and 3D because its GPU, although integrated with the main Intel processor, might not handle the most demanding games and 3D software efficiently. However, the laptop does include a high screen refresh rate which provides smoother visuals that can improve the gaming experience for titles that can run well on less powerful graphics hardware.
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
$999
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.7'' x 8.9'' x 0.67''
Weight
3.44 lbs
Width
12.67"
Depth
8.88"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-13500H
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
0
Storage
512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
70 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
2880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
120Hz
Display Brightness
376 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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8.3/10
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
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
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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PCMag

Matthew Buzzi | September 2023
"While one of the more budget-friendly configurations of the Asus Zenbook 14X OLED may make a compelling case as a top value pick, it’s difficult to be disappointed with the more expensive model we reviewed here. At its core, for all models, it’s a luxury-built laptop with extreme portability and a gorgeous OLED display. Our unit rocks with a snappy Core i9 processor for getting real work done, and the discrete GPU—even if it has a clear power ceiling—is a bonus for creative pros."

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