Taiwanese tech company ASUS announced the launch of its newest ultraslim laptop, the Zenbook 14X OLED (UX5400). The laptop is designed to offer that premium feel similar to what ASUS has been doing with last year’s Zenbook lineup.
This begins with the design itself as the machine features a 16.9mm metallic chassis that still retains an array of I/O ports for connectivity. This includes a USB-A port, two USB-C Thunderbolt ports, a standard HDMI port and a microSD card slot and an audio jack. This is while offering a lightweight feel at just 1.4kg.
Opening up the laptop reveals the 14-inch 4K OLED NanoEdge Pantone display with a 16:10 screen-to-body ratio. According to ASUS, the display is designed to deliver impressive visuals with deep blacks and blacks and a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio.
“Validated for industry-standard colour accuracy, has a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 gamut for ultra-vivid colours, and is TÜV-certified for low blue-light levels. The new 16:10 aspect ratio with its 92% screen-to-body ratio gives an expanded visual workspace, reducing the need for scrolling,” says the company.
To power all this up is the 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor that is integrated with ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT). This is alongside NVIDIA GeForce MX450 discrete GPU to deliver on fast graphics performance. This would be especially important for video editors and gamers who wish to have the device.
Connectivity is also said to be enhanced thanks to Intel Wifi 6 with ASUS WiFi Master Premium technology, which includes ASUS WiFi Stabilizer for reduced interference.
The keyboard area is also packed with design details including the fingerprint sensor on the power button as well as the famous ScreenPad that worked as a periphery display on the trackpad.
It’s not clear when exactly it will be launching in Kenya although it is just a matter of time before it makes it to the stores.