After Intel announced its latest Core Ultra line, manufacturers quickly utilized and added it to their models. Asus updated its lineup by introducing the Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405MA), taking advantage of the Core Ultra’s power and efficiency.
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Pairing it with a stunning OLED panel, plus the sleek and lightweight chassis, it’s a laptop that aims to deliver a premium experience for work and entertainment.
Let’s take a closer look at this updated line and see how it fares with other similar laptops.
5 Key Features of the ASUS Zenbook 14
- Stunning OLED Display – The Zenbook 14 is equipped with Asus’ new Lumina OLED panel that boasts a 3K pixel resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate.
- Intel Core Ultra Processor – The Zenbook 14 is powered by Intel’s latest Core Ultra processors, up to the Core Ultra 9 185H. These are powerful and efficient powerhouses built for any task.
- Integrated Arc Graphics – The updated integrated Intel Arc graphics give business laptops like the Zenbook 14 a little oomph, allowing them to handle games and creative tasks like photo and video editing.
- 75 Wh Battery – Even though it retains the 75 Wh battery capacity from previous Zenbook models, the new, more efficient processors should give it significantly more battery life.
- Sleek and Lightweight Design – The Zenbook 14 keeps its iconic design. Its slim form gives it a lightweight advantage over similar laptops.
What’s the Price of the ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED in the UAE
The new Asus Zenbook 14 OLED is already on sale in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. There is just one model released in the Middle East for now, which is on sale for AED 4,999 (US$ 1,360) and comes equipped with the Core Ultra 7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.
ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED Specs
|Up to Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
6 Performance Cores up to 5.1 GHz
8 Efficient Cores up to 3.8 GHz
2 Low-Power Efficient Cores up to 2.5 GHz
|Yes, Intel AI Boost
|Asus Lumina 14-inch 3K 16:10 OLED Display
2880 x 1800 pixel resolution
120 Hz Refresh Rate
HDR SupportSupports Dolby Vision
|Windows 11 Home
|Integrated Intel Arc Graphics
Max Frequency up to 2.25 GHz
|Up to 32GB LPDDR5X
|Up to 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
|Smart Amp Technology
|FHD Infrared Camera with Privacy Shutter
|1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2x Thunderbolt 4 supports display / power delivery
1x HDMI 2.1
1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
|14.9 x 312.4 x 220.0 mm
0.59 x 12.30 x 8.67 inches
|1.28 kg / 2.82 lbs
Design and Build
Asus Zen philosophy is all about creating balance and harmony in their devices, and the Zenbook laptops seek to embody that with their simple and minimalist design. You’ll instantly tell through the clean lines on the laptop’s lid that you’re looking at a Zenbook.
It isn’t Asus’ most powerful model. However, it’s the laptop that on-the-go professionals get with its sleek, elegant, and lightweight build. After several models, we can say that the latest Zenbook 14 has an impressive and refined design that combines beauty and functionality. Their Zen philosophy creates the perfect balance of performance and aesthetics.
If you’re the type of user who appreciates top-quality displays, the Zenbook 14’s panels are the main reason you want to get this machine. Sporting Asus’ new Lumina OLED, this machine’s 14-inch 3K display is one of the best on a laptop.
OLED displays do have several advantages over traditional LCD panels. For one, the colour accuracy on the new Zenbook 14 is impeccable. With a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, it can show accurate and realistic colours, perfect for photo and video editing.
The infinite contrast ratio of the Zenbook 14’s OLED panel also displays perfect blacks and whites, showing better details with both shadows and highlights. There’s also HDR and Dolby Vision support, which enhances the images, making them more immersive.
The Zenbook 14 always comes with the latest hardware to power it. With the addition of Intel’s Core Ultra line, it’s gone to the more power-efficient route that can rival Apple’s Macbook Air line.
It has a full set of ports, including 2 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, an HDMI 2.1, and an audio combo jack. It does not have an Ethernet port noticeably, but the WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 should handle all your connectivity needs.
Apart from the display, another selling point of the Zenbook 14 is its performance. The new Intel Core Ultra line powers the laptop from the Core Ultra 5 to the Core Ultra 9.
These new chips provide the best balance of performance for intensive tasks and efficiency for an extended battery life. It also comes with a built-in NPU that leverages Intel’s AI Boost, enhancing the performance of AI apps like voice recognition, image processing, and video editing.
As a thin and light, the Zenbook 14 does not come with discrete graphics. However, the upgraded Intel Arc built into the Core Ultras is a definite upgrade from previous generations and should be able to handle some gaming, content creation, and streaming.
Since the Intel Core Ultras are more power efficient. You’ll now enjoy more than 15 hours of battery life on the new Zenbook 14.
This Zenbook has USB-C Easy Charge technology, which can give you 60% of battery life in just 49 minutes of charging. If you need to, you can add another 8 hours of productivity by plugging in your laptop quickly.
The Battery life and charging are impressive, giving you the freedom and flexibility to use it anytime and anywhere.
Should You Buy the ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED
The Asus Zenbook 14 OLED isn’t just a laptop but a statement. Its thin and light form appeals to a wide range of users. The fact that it does not come with a dedicated graphics card keeps the price low, making it accessible for anyone looking for a premium experience without sacrificing style.
The base variant, at AED 4999, is fast and affordable. If you’re looking for a laptop that offers both performance and aesthetics, the Asus Zenbook 14 OLED is a sure pick.
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