Asus Vivobook Pro 14 S3400PA-KM018W, Multipurpose Intel Blue 14″ OLED 2.8K 90Hz Ultrabook with NumPad – LaptopSpirit

Our Asus Vivobook Pro 14 S3400PA-KM018W review

Original blue design and 14-inch OLED 2.8K High Definition 90Hz smooth DCI-P3 screen with colors that are more faithful than average forAsus Vivobook Pro 14 S3400PA-KM018W thin and light, high-performance versatile laptop thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its Intel Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i5 processor with Iris Xe that supports simple games. Equipped with a fast 512 GB SSD storage that improves its responsiveness, this Ultrabook with 11 hours of battery life under Windows 11 is equipped with a backlit keyboard combined with a NumPad numeric keypad module, a webcam cover or more Thunderbolt 4 USB-C connection and Wi-Fi ax.

Features of Asus Vivobook Pro 14 S3400PA-KM018W

screen(s). 14” OLED WQXGA+ 2.8K Retina 16/10th 90Hz 0.2ms 100% DCI-P3 Pantone 600cd/m² (2880×1800, glossy)
Processor Intel Core i5-11300H Tiger Lake-H (3.1 GHz, 4 cores)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB DDR4 (soldered) 3200MHz
Graphic card Intel Iris Xe 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 ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200), Bluetooth 5.0
Backlit keyboard Yes (1.35mm stroke)
Numeric keypad Yes, through NumberPad (NumPad)
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 Harman Kardon speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Autonomy revealed / Battery 7 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 S3400PA-KM018W against the competition

The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 S3400PA-KM018W is currently out in the Amazon promotion and positioned as one of the cheapest in its category to offer a screen with such faithful colors and such high definition, a numeric keypad module or even Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.

If this Asus Vivobook Pro 14 S3400PA-KM018W doesn’t meet all your criteria, you can find other configurations to play with a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. 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 S3400PA-KM018W

It has a sober and elegant but also original design with a thin and light dark blue design that is cooled by IceCool technology through 2 fans, heat pipes and air vents.

This versatile laptop is equipped with great connectivity including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and better than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless remote connections and communication, a useful 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) which guarantees transfers that are up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.

To maintain privacy, you can slide a physical cover in front of the webcam, a significant feature.

We also appreciate the ability to backlight the chiclet keyboard’s keys to make them more recognizable in a dark environment.

And above all to make it easier to enter numbers by activating the technology NumberPad (NumPad) that allows, when necessary, to convert the touchpad into a classic numeric keypad.
Note for this purpose that like all models in the format less than 15 inches, this Ultrabook does not have space to place a numeric keypad on the right.

It is clear that the screen will appeal to demanding users such as lovers of High Definition content because it uses 2.8K definition more than Full HD, here with a 16/10th format that is more comfortable in height than usually 16/9th.
In addition, the screen is decorated with OLED DCI-P3 Pantone characteristics that ensure more faithful colors than usual with significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles, very deep blacks and low latency. As a bonus, the 90Hz frequency improves everyday fluidity compared to the standard 60Hz.
The screen is OLED, it is glossy treated which indicates revived colors but a sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
The blue light emitted by the screen is also reduced by up to 30% with EyeCare technology.

Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook Pro 14 S3400PA-KM018W

The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 S3400PA-KM018W is a thin and light Very High Definition compact laptop intended for everyday general purpose use.

It benefits from a good amount of 16 GB RAM here along with an Intel Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i5-11300H processor to deliver solid overall performance capable of satisfying a large number of users.

This core guarantees significantly faster processing than the 8 GB DDR4 as well as the low-power Quad Core processor, the difference is noticeable under work that consumes RAM and CPU resources that take advantage of multi-cores, such as video editing or photo editing.

In addition, thanks to the Iris Xe graphics module integrated directly into the Core i5, you can watch photos and videos but also play moderate titles for some concessions.
The 2.8K definition actually requires more graphic calculations than Full HD, which implies a lower number of fps.

On the storage side, there is a quiet SSD but less energy consuming, more stable and faster.
In concrete terms, the SSD provides better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive, which in particular implies faster processing, as well as start-ups/stops and launching software.

With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives.
However, if you need more space, you can always use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 / USB 3.0 device represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.

As for autonomy, count on around 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this versatile Ultrabook whose compactness, finesse and lightness make it easy to transport.

In the event of extreme stress (e.g. treatments), expect noise and heating from this versatile High Definition OLED Ultrabook, which can be combined with a ventilated support if necessary to limit the temperature (remember to check the measurements carefully!).

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