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ASUS Zenbook 14'' Laptop review: A smooth sophisticated finish with a long-lasting battery life

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Sponsored by ASUS | May 10th 2022 | 4 min read

The Asus Zenbook series does not fail at providing premium and exciting features with each new iteration, guaranteed to impress its customers.

In model 14, we dive into the world of the Zenbook OLED 14 Flip that not only has a smooth and sophisticated finish but also long-lasting battery life.

Wherever you go, the slim, light and compact design make it your indispensable companion everywhere. At 1.4kg and 15.9mm in width, it is very portable and versatile.

Let us look into more aspects of this new laptop.

Display

Similar to mobile phones, laptops are also equipped with different kinds of panels, though they have fewer options. The flip 14, much like its predecessors has the Organic-light emitting Diode(OLED).

This type of display has been available in the market for a while now and they have even better colour reproduction and accuracy while maintaining good viewing angles. Blacks are also more vivid on OLED displays than on any other kind of panel.

Moreover, what is different with the Zenbook flip 14, you may ask? The series features a 14-inch 4K OLED HDR 16:10 display with a 4-sided NanoEdge design, which is with incredibly slim 2.9 mm bezels on its external borders to provide an up to 92% screen to body ratio. The display supports 3840 x 2400 resolution, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 0.2 ms response time, and is certified VESA DisplayHDR™ 500 True Black, which can support up to 550 nits of peak brightness and 0.0005 nits of deep black brightness, providing creators with a brighter and more detailed viewing experience

The display offers an ultrawide colour range of 100% DCI-P3, which is widely used in the motion picture industry and is PANTONE® validated to provide the most precise colour accuracy. The OLED display of the ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED series is a 16:10 design. Compared with the 16:9 display of the same size, the 16:10 display has a larger display area and can display more information, allowing users to have a better user experience.

Design

The framework and lids of the Zenbook 14 flip OLED series are made of diamond-cut aluminium alloy thus adding a touch of luxury. Furthermore, it features an exclusive 360° ErgoLift hinge design, which allows the display to be flipped to any position, according to the user's requirement.

Once opened, the Ergolift tilts the keyboard automatically allowing you to not only type more comfortably but also increase the ventilation space under the chassis for improved heat dissipation. The laptop also has an optional ASUS Pen 2.0 active stylus accessory (bought separately) that allows users to create more detailed and vivid works. Plus, the stylus has a battery life of up to 12 months.

Processor

The series provides better computing performance and can enable FHD gameplay at up to 60fps, enabled by the 11th Gen Intel Core processor. Undoubtedly, the new processors revolutionize modern creative workflows with the deep learning boost AI and AV1 media, encoding and decoding technology. Not forgetting that the series integrates the latest, highest-speed Wi-Fi technology as well as new Thunderbolt™ 4 technology to connect to a galaxy of peripherals and enable single-cable access to fast charging, external monitors, and extended storage.

The Zenbook 14 Flip is a high-end model featuring a 16 GB capacity and fast 4266 MHz LPDDR4X clock speeds to provide plenty of processing power while embracing an onboard memory design that allows for a thinner and lighter framework.

Keyboard

Don't you just hate it when you constantly type incorrectly, mostly because the keys on your current laptop are not spaced suitably? To improve accuracy and efficiency, the series has an edge-to-edge design which utilizes all space in the compact form. The keyboard has 1.4 millimetres of key travel enabling users to type comfortably with accuracy. Not forgetting the wide backlit feature with multiple levels of brightness that allows the user to type in dark/dim environments such as flights.

Additionally, it provides a convenient layout with the presence of hotkeys to disable the webcam and the microphone. The trackpad is quite big and responsive that also has a numpad 2.0 feature as well that also lets the user swipe from the top left icon in any direction to activate the calculator app on the main display. The keyboard also has a fingerprint scanner on the power button, which I found to be quite unique and gives the user better security login options.

Specifications

Additional specs the laptop has to offer include, connectivity, main memory, operating system, scroll down to find out more.

Final verdict

This laptop looks like a good all-around option for anyone looking for a high-end two in one laptop with solid performance. With a price point of Sh160,000, it is a great option for both creative professionals such as video editors as well as in-office work as well. This beauty is available with Elevetus Technologies.

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