ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED: For versatile and all-around use
Productivity and creativity have always been valued by any industry and any workforce. Acquiring these assures an individual to reach places. For most professionals, a powerful laptop makes all the difference. More than an item, it serves as a companion that aids them to work more efficiently. Using ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404) gave us a very immersive and comfortable experience – its lightness, vividness, versatility, and uncompromised performance made it a favorite all-around laptop for work and entertainment.
Unboxing and Slim Design
The package comes with the ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404) unit, an AC adapter with a USB-C charger, a warranty card, a user guide, and Zenbook-exclusive laptop pouch, ASUS Pen, and a short USB C-to-C cord for the stylus.
Its thin and light design is definitely what stood out when we first held the laptop. You can easily put it inside the provided pouch along with the ASUS pen and just like that, you can bring it anywhere. Elegant minimalism is the new trend – and the ponder blue color of the laptop matched with the thin stripes, made it look very classy.
Durability and Versatility
We had one common thought at Village Pipol: laptops that you can rotate in full 360 degrees make us both excited and anxious. Excited after seeing it in what looks like a tablet mode, and anxious because of how you’re supposed to carry it.
Fortunately for this unit, the military-grade certification of its durability assures us that it won’t easily break. Moreover, ASUS even claims that the Zenbook series is the world’s most strictly tested laptop. Rigorous test procedures meant that the hinge design was tested with over 20,000 open/close cycles, resulting in longevity and also sustainability.
Once we put our worry about durability aside, we can now focus on the excitement part of the unit’s flip factor! ASUS targets multi-faceted professionals, especially those working in sales, events, insurance agents, and production; those who always present to clients. And we can’t help but think that it’s perfect for us because of all the traveling and presenting that we do on a daily basis.
Versatility is definitely our favorite feature. Who doesn’t love having many options? With ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404), you can use it like a regular laptop, flip it to make a laptop stand, and also mimic the look of a tablet by fully rotating it up to 360 degrees. With its touchscreen display, you can use your fingers or the ASUS Pen to easily scroll through social media, navigate sites, and show presentations.
More about the ASUS Pen 2.0
You don’t have to carry a bulky tablet along with your laptop because the ASUS Pen 2.0 will do wonders for you. Drawing, designing, and writing digitally can now be done on the go with this added feature. What we like about it is how it’s easy to grip and easy to use. In just 30 minutes, it charges up to 100% using a USB-C port that’s included in the package.
Additionally, it supports 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and 5g of pen tip force, allowing you to create fine details. You can also change the pen tips to your liking. 2H, HB, H, and B are available.
ASUS Lumina OLED Display
The ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404) boasts a 16:10 14-inch display that supports 2880 x 1800 resolution. True-to-life colors will greet you, giving an immersive viewing experience. Given its vividness, you might think about eye health concerns. But don’t worry, safety and quality are still prioritized by ASUS as it is certified by TÜV Rhineland and emits 70% less harmful blue light than LCD panels.
Whether you’re working on presentations or immersing in games and movies, the all-new ASUS Lumina OLED Display is game-changing. We always love receiving and reviewing OLED laptops from ASUS because of how breathtaking the display is. The deep blacks and vibrant colors make us actually enjoy whatever we do. More than that, this display provides more accurate, more reliable, and more adaptive colors.
When we were working on a product shoot, we searched for colorful images to test its potential and it exceeded our expectations. In fact, the photos don’t give it enough justice. Trust us when we say that it’s way, way better in real life.
The feature doesn’t stop here. All you have to do is explore the MyASUS software to customize the range and spectrum of colors available. On the splendid page, choices include:
- Native: Default vivid colors
- sRGB: Standard web content colors
- DCI-P3: Standard cinema colors
- Display P3: Wider true-to-life colors
Uncompromised Performance and Specifications
Aside from its quality design and display, the unit’s performance doesn’t lag behind. It even remains one of the best at its series and price point.
Here’s a quick rundown of ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404) specifications:
- Powered by Intel Evo™ platform
- Processor (CPU): 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1360P
- Graphics (GPU): Intel Iris Xe
- Memory (RAM): Up to 16GB RAM and 4800 MHz LPDDR5 clock speed
- Storage (ROM): M.2 slot with up to 512GB SSD
The working experience I have with this laptop continues to be impressive. As a multi-tasker, the 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor supports the work I have to do. For a few weeks, I’ve used it to design presentations, edit photos, write articles, and do a bit of social media management. What I can definitely say is that it didn’t disappoint me at the very least.
Researching and writing require me to switch to multiple tabs (and by multiple – I meant more than ten) and it is very responsive. Not only that but from time to time, I even have Spotify running in the background and I’ve yet to experience its hiccups. What I like about it is how I can work comfortably with its versatility and be efficient at the same time with its performance. With the Intel Evo™ platform particularly, the mobile experience is exceptional as it features instant wake and long battery life. In just a few seconds, it loads fast after opening it. Not having to wait for a long time is useful, especially when meeting up with clients and having to discuss proposals and show presentations.
Other than work, the idea of relaxing with movies and games after a long day spells bliss. This is especially true if you own a fast laptop that you can flip however you want, with a display that can show you deep blacks and vivid colors. Realistic audio quality with a 3D surround-sound effect, thanks to its stereo dual-speaker sound system, is also one of the many features that would enhance your experience.
Rich and Easy Connectivity
This unit has input and output ports that allow rich and easy connectivity to the latest devices and peripherals. It also supports dual-band WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 Ports include:
- 2 Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C ports: one is for charging it with its USB-C charger and another is for any USB C-to-A, C-to-B, and C-to-C connectivity. Moreover, each port supports up to 40 Gbps data bandwidth
- USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port for regular flash drives and chargers
- Audio Combo Jack for wired audio input and output devices
- HDMI 2.1 (TMDS) port for external 4k displays and expanded connections
ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED: For versatile and all-around use
Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404) is Village Pipol’s new favorite versatile and all-around laptop. Its uncompromised quality makes it very worthy of its price.
Units and prices of the unit are as follows:
- Zenbook 14 Flip OLED UP3404 (Intel® Core™ i7-1360P): ₱89,995
- Zenbook 14 Flip OLED UP3404 (Intel® Core™ i5-1340P): ₱74,995
Here’s the list of participating stores and dealers in the Philippines. ASUS provides two types of warranty: platinum for a 1-year local warranty and global for a 2-year warranty upon purchase. Users can visit 69 service centers nationwide to have their units checked and repaired. With Home Credit, you can also avail up to 18 months of flexible payment terms while enjoying its 0% interest.
ASUS shows that the needs of its customers are their number one priority. It is definitely reflected in the development of the Zenbook series. From what we’ve seen so far, they are pushing the boundaries. The innovation of the series can be very well what shapes the future of laptops.
Reign needs the aid of music, podcast, or video game streams while working. Her goal as a writer and an artist is to capture the ephemerality of stories. During her free time, she attempts to satisfy her never-ending curiosities about world history, media entertainment, literature, and true crime.