Our review of the Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED S3400QA-KM038W
Originally with a thin and light blue design, theAsus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED S3400QA-KM038W is a versatile mobile portable PC with its 8 hours of battery life under Windows 11 equipped with a beautiful 14-inch OLED 2.8K High Definition screen with very faithful colors whose 90Hz frequency improves fluidity. Equipped with a fast 512 GB SSD storage that reinforces its responsiveness, this versatile laptop excels even under multimedia processing thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its AMD Cezanne Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics solution capable of supporting light games. . Also on the program for this compact model is a backlit keyboard combined with a NumPad numeric keypad module, a webcam cover or even Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connection.
Features of Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED S3400QA-KM038W
|screen(s).||14” OLED 2.8K WQXGA+ 16/10th 90Hz 0.2ms 100% DCI-P3 Pantone 600cd/m² (2880×1800, glossy)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB DDR4 (soldered) 3200MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 8 is integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|connectors||1 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, Intel AX200), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.35mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, through NumberPad (NumPad)|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 63Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.4 Kg / 317.4 x 228.5 x 19.2-19.3|
The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED S3400QA-KM038W against the competition
The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED S3400QA-KM038W is currently on display at promotion in the house of Darty and the Fnac. It offers an interesting equipment/price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer a screen with such faithful colors and such high definition, as a bonus with a very strong processor and a numeric keypad module.
If this Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED S3400QA-KM038W doesn’t meet all your criteria, you can find in our gaming laptop guide other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, this has the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED S3400QA-KM038W
Cooled by IceCool Plus technology using 2 fans, heat pipes and air vents, this versatile laptop with preset operating profiles sports a thin and light Quiet Blue design that is original, elegant and discreet.
It is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and better than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port or even 3 USB including 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
We appreciate the ability to hide the webcam behind a cover to maintain privacy.
It is obviously possible to backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard, making them easier to distinguish when the ambient light is limited.
Like any laptop with a format less than 15 inches, it lacks space on the right to place a numeric keypad.
However, to make it easier to enter numbers, Asus had the good idea to offer it its NumPad technology (NumberPad) thanks to which you can convert the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad when you need it.
The screen is an obvious asset. Stunning, it displays colors that are more faithful than usual with very deep blacks, very low latency but significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its OLED DCI-P3 specifications. In addition, the screen uses a 16/10th format that is more comfortable in height than the standard 16/9th as well as a frequency of 90Hz that improves fluidity.
In addition to High Fidelity lovers, those who appreciate High Definition content will find the screen interesting because it uses 2.8K definition which is higher than Full HD.
OLED involves a brilliant treatment that brings colors to life but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment.
In any case, the blue light emitted by the screen is reduced by EyeCare technology to soothe the eyes.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED S3400QA-KM038W
The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED S3400QA-KM038W targets those who want to get a thin and light High Definition compact laptop that is both powerful in terms of processor and portable.
Nomads will be delighted that this PC can be easily transported thanks to its lightness, compactness and finesse, especially since its autonomy of around 8 hours on the battery in light use allows it to be used wirelessly for several hours at a time.
However, this versatile laptop PC delivers overall power capable of satisfying demanding users.
Because it is built around 16 GB of RAM and an AMD Cezanne APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800H processor.
This core significantly guarantees faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 as well as a Quad/Hexa Core processor, the difference is particularly noticeable in areas that require RAM and CPU resources that take advantage of multicores, such as photo editing or video editing.
It’s enough to attract creators but not gamers as it doesn’t have a dedicated graphics card on board.
However, you can watch photos and videos as well as play light titles with this thin and light blue laptop. And this is thanks to the Radeon Vega 8 graphics module integrated into the Ryzen 7 Octo Core Cezanne as long as you agree to the settings under the intensive graphics titles to get good playability.
It should be noted in this regard that the 2.8K screen definition requires more graphic calculations than Full HD, resulting in a lower number of fps.
Storage is entrusted to a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives.
Compared to the latter, however, an SSD is quieter, more stable, uses less energy and is faster.
In practice, an SSD ensures better fluidity and response to use than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we get faster start / stop, for example, as well as the processing and launch of applications, and we come to the cards of online games faster.
Of course, if 512 GB is too tight, you can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / USB 3.0 device represents an interesting solution to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally, in the event of extreme stress (eg: treatments), expect this versatile, high-performance laptop to hear and heat up.
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).