ASUS Vivobook S14 OLED Review

ASUS Vivobook S14 OLED Review

Written by Deepak Bhagat, In Laptops, Updated On
September 17th, 2023
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The new ASUS Vivobook S14 OLED might not be as good as the brand’s earlier Space Edition Zenbook 14X, but it still comes close. The Vivobook S14 OLED isn’t as flashy as its cousin with a space theme and doesn’t have a second screen on the lid. However, it borrows some design elements from it and also has a beautiful OLED screen. Let’s learn more about this Evo-certified laptop and see how it works.

ASUS Vivobook S14  Specs

BrandAsus
Display Size14 Inches (35.56 cm)
Resolution2880 x 1800 Pixels
Display TypeOLED
ProcessorIntel Core i5-12500H (12th Gen)
Refresh Rate90 Hz
Bluetooth Version5.2
TouchscreenNO
Price₹71,990
Weight18.9 mm / 1.5 kg

PROS

  • Amazing Display
  • The keyboard and trackpad is great
  • Performance is also good

CONS

  • The overall looks seem outdated
  • Reflective screen

Design

design

The Vivobook S14 OLED weighs in at 1.5 kilogrammes and is 18.9 millimetres in thickness, so it isn’t the thinnest or the lightest, but it is manageable and portable. My review device is a sleek Indie black, but the embossed ASUS Vivobook branding that pops out of the chassis for a 3D effect adds a flair to the lid. The lid can be opened with one hand, showing a sizable trackpad and keyboard; the orange of the escape key stands out. The enter key, upon closer inspection, is also striped.

Thin bezels surround the screen on three sides; a slightly broader chin at the bottom bears the ASUS Vivobook logo. In its usual spot on the top bezel, the webcam has a hardware slider key next to it that may be used to activate a privacy shutter.

The screen can be opened to 180 degrees, providing a more comprehensive range of possible angles of view. There is no flex, and the fit and finish are otherwise perfect. At first appearance, the laptop’s bottom half has a distinct wedge shape, and its sharp edges can be painful when you’re carrying it. The dark tint of the smartphone makes smudges quite noticeable on the sleek matte exterior, which is another drawback.

Display

display

This laptop’s 14-inch, 16:10 OLED screen with 2.8K resolution and 90Hz frame rate has to be the most exciting thing about it. Not only does it cover 100% of the DCI-P3 colour range, which is a good measure of colour accuracy, but it also gets bright enough at 600 nits. It has good qualifications, such as VESA DisplayHDR True Black, TUV, and Pantone approvals. All of these make for sharp, clear images with sharp writing, media that stands out, and rich blacks. The Vivobook S14 OLED should be a good choice for people who work with pictures for colour correction and, of course, for people who want to watch videos.

Keyboard

ASUS Vivobook S14 ports

The keyboard and trackpad of the Vivobook S14 are both spacious and user-friendly, making it a breeze to type and navigate. The keys are roomy, gently rounded to facilitate typing and have plenty of travel. There is also three-level lighting on the keyboard. Previously located on the bottom left, the power button is now to the right of the delete key. The on/off button doubles as a fingerprint scanner that swiftly and reliably grants access. There are no gripes to be made about the size or smoothness of the trackpad.

Hardware, functionality, and power consumption

design

The laptop ships with Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition and runs on Windows 11 Home. The MyASUS utility stands out among the other tools and utilities preinstalled on an ASUS computer. Power and performance, audio and video, and input devices are some of the areas that may be personalised with the help of this laptop management programme.

Charging modes tailored to battery life, fan settings, screen colour, refresh rate, and more are available. Promotional offers come with the laptop, including free trials of programmes like McAfee Live Safe and Privacy Guardian and price reductions on programmes like Acrobat Pro DC and Ashampoo PDF Pro 3.

The laptop has a 500GB NVMe SSD for storage and is powered by a 12th-generation Intel Core i7-12700H processor with 16 gigabytes of RAM. Intel Iris Xe is in charge of the graphics. This laptop is not designed for intensive gaming. Still, it has more than enough power for everyday productivity needs, including juggling many programs and opening several Chrome tabs. It functions without a hitch and stays hardly warm even under load. Results are satisfactory in comparison to benchmarks. The 70Whr battery provides sufficient power for roughly 6-7 hours of typical use, and the included 90W Type-C charger can fully recharge the battery in less than 2 hours.

Performance

performance

Our Vivobook S14 has a 12th-generation Intel Core i7-12700H processor and 16 GB of RAM. It has a 500 GB SSD for storage and relies on Intel Iris Xe Graphics for graphical processing. The chipset is ventilated to the left and cooled by a single fan. We put the Vivobook S14 through its paces with commonplace tasks like word processing, email, video streaming, web surfing, and application running, including Adobe Photoshop. When used often, the Vivobook S14 remains calm and collected, effortlessly completing all your activities. You may notice some heat buildup around the trackpad after extended use.

The warmth on the hands becomes immediately apparent as soon as the fan begins moving air. The Vivobook S14 never experienced a heat shutdown. The tablet usually functions even after being used for several hours while keeping dozens of Chrome tabs open. With 16 GB of RAM, we were able to open a large number of tabs simultaneously without experiencing any slowdowns.

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