Asus Vivobook Pro 14 M3401, 5900HX
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Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Vivobook Pro 14 M3401, 5900HX
Source: The Verge
Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED Review: Snappy Performance And A Smooth Screen Assuming this Vivobook stays at the price I’ve been given, it’s a great deal. It also seems like, as we said of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, a bit of a tweener. Realistically, I’m not sure how large the constituency is who’s looking for a processor this powerful with a discrete GPU but is also fine with just 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. The so-so battery life, given this device’s thin and light stature, may limit the audience further. I see this mostly as a device for people looking for a primary driver who want to game or edit on the side. This is a good affordable option for that crowd, but you’re also somewhat getting what you pay for — editors, or others with GPU-heavy workloads, who can afford to spend a bit more on the 14-inch MacBook Pro should absolutely do so, and gamers who can live without the OLED screen can get a more powerful GPU, more RAM, and much better battery life in the Zephyrus G14. But I’m still glad the package exists; 90Hz OLED screens are really a joy to use, and they’re a thing I hope we see more of at this accessible price point down the road.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tom's Guide
The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 is a great option if you’re looking to mix business and pleasure. Not only will it perform well in day-to-day office work, with a big enough battery to get you through a workday without a charger, but the great sound quality and beautiful OLED display will also benefit you when you’re looking to relax and entertain yourself. Granted, the quality of the webcam could be better, and the bloatware definitely isn’t necessary. But overall this laptop offers a lot of great features at a reasonable price, and is well worth checking out if you’re in the market for a high-performance ultraportable with an OLED display. If you can’t find the Asus Vivobook Pro 14 or aren’t interested in its features, the Dell XPS 15 OLED is a pretty similar laptop with a more attractive design, though with Intel’s 11th Gen chips it can’t match the AMD-powered Vivobook’s performance or power efficiency.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
We think the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED makes sense for students and home users looking to balance portability, display size, and pricing. The OLED display is excellent by every measure and arguably the best you’ll find on any laptop sold for $1,199. We also enjoyed the responsive touchpad and crisp keyboard. However, the laptop’s performance is nowhere near what we expected given its specifications. Buyers hoping the Vivobook Pro 14 can keep pace with similar 15-inch laptops will be disappointed. Asus also misses on connectivity and the laptop’s design, though passable, fails to stand out. That means gamers and content creators should take a pass. The Dell XPS 15, Razer Blade 14, and MacBook Pro 16 are a bit larger and heavier, but improved performance is worth a minor step up in size. The Vivobook Pro 14 ultimately fails to live up to its professional badging. Thankfully, Asus says this laptop will be available sometime between October and December 2021 so you have time to decide.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2021
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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
R9 5900HX: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3 cores clocked at 3.3 to 4.6 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 8 CUs clocked at up to 2100 MHz. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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