Asus Zenbook 14X OLED UX3404VA
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Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zenbook 14X OLED UX3404VA
Source: USA Today
The Asus Zenbook 14X OLED has an impressive, sleek look and clever design choices, like the built-in numerical keypad or the use of 30% recycled plastics in the chassis. The laptop runs on a high-end Intel processor, has the right amount of RAM, and enough storage space. The keyboard, trackpad, and touchscreen reliably registered all my inputs and were smooth to the touch. A vivid OLED display and Harman Kardon speakers with Dolby Atmos sound make this Zenbook come alive. Most modern productivity laptops perform at a fairly high level, so our subjective experience was much better than our benchmark numbers suggest. If you need extra performance, you could get the Dell Inspiron 14 Plus, but you’d have to make do without an OLED screen. If your main objective is outstanding battery life and a sub-par keyboard won’t phase you, the HP Dragonfly Pro (2023) has more than double the battery life of the Zenbook 14X OLED. Our main gripe is the port placement.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2023
Source: Digital Trends
There’s a natural comparison between the Zenbook 14 OLED and the Zenbook 14X OLED, with both representing great values, particularly in their entry-level configurations. Which is a better value comes down to how much you value extra storage and a faster CPU. Then, you have to balance higher performance against longer battery life. It’s a tough call. I went back and forth on how to rate the Zenbook 14X OLED. Yes, it’s more powerful than the Zenbook 14 OLED, but it also gets less battery life. And it’s slightly more expensive. In the end, I think it’s a slightly lesser value, so while I highly recommend it, I don’t think it deserves quite as high a ranking.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Expert Reviews
Assuming the price is not an issue and you want a Windows machine, should you choose the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro (£1,349) or the Asus Zenbook 14X OLED? That depends very much on your priorities. On one hand, the Samsung is lighter and thinner, has better battery life and a truly superb display. On the other, the Asus is more powerful, has a larger, touch-sensitive screen, a better sound system and, with the beige ceramic finish, looks and feels quite extraordinary. It’s not an easy call. Personally, I like my compacts to have a touchscreen so that would sway me towards the Asus but, no matter which you go for, you’re unlikely to be disappointed with your purchase.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-13700H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks with up to 5 GHz. Compared to the i9-13900HK no easy overclocking supported, but instead full vPro management feature-set.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact.
In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
90%: There are not very many models that are rated better. Most of the assessments are in percentage ranges below that. The tested product is not considered perfect, but the sources give a clear purchase recommendation.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.