Our Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED N3400PH-KM342W review
Attractive, thin and light cheap laptop Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED S3500PA-L1058T many benefits from the 14-inch High Definition 2.8K OLED DCI-P3 screen with colors that are more faithful than usual and 7 hours of battery life under Windows 11 that will interest nomads. This Ultrabook with its original blue design is equipped with a high-performance Intel Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i5 processor, fast 512 GB SSD storage that improves its responsiveness and an NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card that capable of running games not so much. greedy This compact laptop also benefits from a webcam shutter, backlit keyboard or even USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi ax connectivity.
Features of Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED N3400PH-KM342W
|screen(s).||14″ 2.8K OLED 100% DCI-P3 Pantone 16/10th 90Hz 600cd/m² thin-edge DisplayHDR600 (2880×1800, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11300H Tiger Lake-H (3.1 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB LPDDR4X 3200MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|connectors||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 1.4, microSD card reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.35 mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||7 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 63Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.4 Kg / 317.4 x 228.5 x 19.2-19.3mm|
The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED N3400PH-KM342W against the competition
The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED N3400PH-KM342W is currently appearing in the promotion in Asus France and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the only ones to offer a screen with such true colors and such high definition with a very powerful processor and graphics solution but as well as Thunderbolt connectivity.
If this Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED N3400PH-KM342W 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 N3400PH-KM342W
It has a discreet and yet original look with its thin and light compact Quiet Bleu design.
This versatile laptop PC has great connectivity including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (better and recent than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communication, 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 the continuous transfer. performs up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
Those who want to maintain their privacy will appreciate the ability to hide the webcam behind the shutter.
This feature is remarkable, like the backlighting system of the practical chiclet keyboard to better recognize its keys when the ambient light is reduced.
The screen will appeal to as many users as possible, especially those who want to get more faithful colors than usual with very deep blacks, low latency and significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Since it uses OLED DCI-P3 Pantone specifications, the 90Hz frequency higher than the 60Hz standard improves fluidity.
High Definition lovers are not left behind because the screen uses a 2.8K definition higher than Full HD, here it is related to the 16/10th format which is more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9th.
OLED involves a luminous treatment that gives punch to colors but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED N3400PH-KM342W
The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 OLED N3400PH-KM342W is a thin and light High Definition compact laptop with faithful colors intended for everyday mobile multitasking.
It benefits from a powerful Quad Core i5-11300H Intel Tiger Lake-H processor, here associated with 8 GB of RAM to provide excellent overall performance capable of satisfying many users.
In terms of graphics processing, we are dealing with the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated with the Quad Core i5 and the dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 card. NVIDIA Optimus technology switches automatically and in real time between the two as needed.
Optimus favors as much as possible the Intel Iris Xe despite its more modest benefits because it is energy efficient and thus promotes autonomy compared to the GeForce GTX 1650 which is certainly greedier but in return more powerful .
The GeForce GTX 1650 is enabled by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is considered too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe. Both allow you to view photos and videos but also to play moderate titles.
However, the GeForce GTX 1650 supports a larger number of games, especially since adjustments are made under graphics-intensive opuses to get good playability.
Note that the 2.8K screen resolution requires more graphics calculations than Full HD, which implies a lower number of fps.
Concretely play, therefore it is better to reduce the resolution of the panel.
The GeForce GTX 1650 will be of interest to creators who use software that uses GPU computing power because it speeds up processing in this case (e.g. Adobe Photoshop).
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, a capacity similar to that offered by hard drives as standard.
However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
In any case, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard disk: more durability, quiet operation, lower energy consumption or higher speed.
In practice, an SSD guarantees better fluidity and response to use than a simple hard drive.
So the SSD ensures in particular faster processing, start / stop and launch of games / software, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
As for autonomy, it is interesting for the versatile High Definition OLED Ultrabook whose compactness, finesse and lightness facilitate transportation. Because it’s about 7 hours on battery with light use.
In any case, expect heat and noise in case of extreme stress (eg: treatments).
If necessary to limit the temperature, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the measurements carefully!).