The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED just as a start, comes in both Intel and AMD variants of it, with slightly different specifications, so to avoid confusion, this is the latest version with the Ryzen 8000 mobile APU with the same design.

So without further delay, we will dive in on this laptop, which in part is also AMD’s effort in pushing slim and light models with some emphasis in both work and play point of view.


As an Ultraportable laptop, the ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED focuses on a few key takes. We notice that there is not much changes in terms of the base material use, an all metal aluminium body from the top to bottom to keep the chassis strong, yet just weighted at 1.2KG only, making it easy to carry on your bag, and to my experience, I don’t really feel much of the weight when I am carrying it with my bag. Oh yes, the thickness is just only at 14.9mm only, probably a book of novel could be thicker than this laptop which makes it easy to slide in practically any folio or folder.

Going to the keyboard, it has a very good key travel at 1.4mm while typing on it is quiet and no squeaks when pressed with it’s chiclet design. One new addition to is the inclusion of the CoPilot key on the keyboard, allowing quick access to Copilot windows and ready to ask and generate materials via AI or Chatgpt. Do take note that most CoPilot functionalities requires the laptop to be online. The Keyboard does have a white LED backlight, enabling ease of type and identify keys when working in a darker area. As for the touchpad, that is a fairly sizable one and with a 2 second touch, it will trigger and turn the touchpad to a Numpad for all your number typing and calculation needs, which is convenient and space saver for the laptop.

Lastly, there is 2 USB C ports (one of which is on USB 4.0) capable of charging and data, as well as connecting to a compatible external display via USB hubs. You still get one standard USB A ports, HDMI and a microphone/headphone combo jacks on the laptop which lets you still use additional standard USB devices whenever you need it. Lastly there is a 1080P webcam that supports Windows Hello for unlocking your laptop via IR sensor.

Display & Audio

Lets get on to the display first, the ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED comes with a 1920 x 1200 OLED display with 16:10 aspect ratio. Now that’s a golden aspect ratio which is suitable for all your wider viewing needs, especially when it comes to your excel spreadsheets, allowing you to view more. Besides that the OLED display is able to display in rich 100% DCI-P3 color gamut at a maximum of 600nits in peak brightness. However the only minor drawback that it only has a 60Hz refresh rate, and it is a glossy display, which may be glaring if you are working with the laptops in a brighter area or outdoors, so being said, it is still a very bright formidable display that is still smooth to the view.

ASUS did not neglect on the audio department, the set of stereo speakers located below of the laptop sounds strong, with good bass and treble delivery over our testing in a small room with strong vocal audio. The sound settings are available too via both Dolby app and MyASUS app, allowing you to set some of the environment modes, tuned by Dolby Atmos and sound by Harmon/Kardon. Since the laptop has multi directional microphones, you can set it to either default, focus on surrounding for group meetings or just self focus right in front of you with the laptop.

Performance, Hardware & Software

The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED uses the latest APU from AMD, the AMD Ryzen 8840HS with integrated Radeon 780M RDNA3 graphics inside. Since this is part of the Ryzen 8000 series APU, it does have Ryzen AI inside, which is an integrated XDNA NPU that helps accelerate in AI related app tasks, such as Adobe Premier Pro and more apps are coming up supporting the NPU processing. It also comes with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM at 7500Mhz and 512GB of Internal storage, which the only thing you can swap or upgrade is the internal storage, other than that all is soldered to the motherboard which is understandable since ASUS wanted to make everything as small and portable as possible.

From what I see, there is no bloatware, apart from just the standard Windows 11 installation and Microsoft Office 365, and just MyASUS App and GlideX. MyASUS app is an one stop control centre for all your laptop monitoring and status, with additional features like viewing your warranty stats, system information, power setting, audio settings and so on. GlideX allows the user to share or extend your main screen with another mobile device, including phones as well as file transfer functionality.

This is based from what I have experience so far. The 75Wh battery will last you about 8 hours under moderate usage scenario like normal work stuff and streaming a movie or two, some music listening and browsing. Recharging with the included 65W USB C adaptor will get you back to fully charged in about 2.5 hours. If you tend to game with the laptop, my answer it’s a selective yes, and with some games tested such as Genshin Impact, TMNT and SOTTR, you can get by comfortably without issues, since the Radeon 780M graphics is also in some of the Handheld PC’s in the market, so you still can game on it, mainly eSports titles and some of the AAA titles, just set your expectations and graphical settings right, you can easily hover around 30FPS to 60FPS, while older titles can get definitely higher frames in expense of higher temperature recordings, but it can cool down fast within minutes.


As usual, here’s the benchmark results as above which shows quite impressive scores there, and for an ultraportable, this is standing formidable against many of the mid to higher tier laptops out in the current market.

Technical Specifications

ProcessorAMD Ryzen™ 7 8840HS Processor 3.3GHz (24MB Cache, up to 5.1 GHz, 8 cores, 16 Threads); AMD Ryzen™ AI up to 38 TOPs
Graphic CardAMD Radeon™ Graphics 780M Integrated GPU
System Memory16GB LPDDR5X on board
Max Total system memory up to:16GB
*Supports dual-channel memory.
Display14.0-inch, FHD (1920 x 1200) OLED 16:10 aspect ratio, LED Backlit, 0.2ms response time, 60Hz refresh rate, 400nits, 600nits HDR peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 1,000,000:1, VESA CERTIFIED Display HDR True Black 600, 1.07 billion colors, Glossy display, 70% less harmful blue light, TÜV Rheinland-certified, SGS Eye Care Display, Non-touch screen, (Screen-to-body ratio)87%
Primary Drive512GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD (Replaceable)
Ports1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support display / power delivery
1x USB 4.0 Gen 3 Type-C support display / power delivery
1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS
1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) (Dual band) 2*2 + Bluetooth® 5.3 Wireless Card
WebcamFHD camera with IR function to support Windows Hello
With privacy shutter
Battery and Charger75WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion,
TYPE-C, 65W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W, Input: 100-240V AC 50/60GHz universal
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home (Office 2021 license included)
Weight and dimensions31.24 x 22.01 x 1.49 ~ 1.49 cm (1.2KG)

Verdict & Conclusion

The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED is one portable powerhouse offering from both ASUS and AMD that is not just light and slim, but houses one of the premium combined internals that is sleek, yet great for all multitasking needs, especially some of the intensive ones which requires some graphics render in mind. If you wanted to play some games, it can do with considerably high framerates especially on eSports titles, and furthermore turning AMD FSR on will bump up the framerate higher. Priced at RM4299, it is still sounding reasonable for all your needs as a work and travel buddy.

The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED comes with a 2 year warranty and widely available via all ASUS authorised outlets and online stores. For more information, click here to find out.

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