Convertible into a tablet, the Asus ZenBook 14 Flip OLED UN5401RA-KN139W with 14-inch OLED 2.8K High Definition touch screen with DCI-P3 colors much more faithful than the average fluid with its frequency of 90Hz takes advantage of an AMD Rembrandt Ryzen 9 Octo Core processor and 16GB of powerful RAM that accelerate multimedia processing. Compact, this versatile black Windows 11 laptop designed to create benefits from a reactivity reinforced by its fast SSD storage, an RGB backlit keyboard with a NumPad, a fingerprint reader or a connectivity with Wi-Fi 6E and USB 4 Type-C.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus ZenBook 14 Flip OLED UN5401RA-KN139W
The Asus ZenBook 14 Flip OLED UN5401RA-KN139W may interest those who wish to equip themselves with a compact versatile 14-inch High Definition laptop with faithful colors and powerful processor and convertible into a tablet.
It provides an overall power to satisfy the demanding users. For it is architected around a high-end AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Octo Core Ryzen 9 6900HX Rembrandt processor and 16 GB of RAM.
This core will be of particular interest to designers as it guarantees much faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core and 8GB DDR4. The difference can be strongly felt in CPU and RAM-intensive work with multi-core processing, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
On the other hand, there is no GPU acceleration here for processing since no dedicated graphics card is on board, which will put off gamers.
With some concessions, such as lowering the screen definition – 2.8K requires more calculations than Full HD, which implies a lower fps – you can still play modest games. In any case, we can watch photos and videos in 2.8K thanks to the Radeon 680M graphics module housed in the Ryzen 9 Octo Core.
On the storage side, we find a silent SSD while being more energy efficient than a hard disk, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
As a result, the SSD ensures a much better fluidity and reactivity in use compared to a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, we obtain in particular treatments carried out much more quickly just like the starts/stops and launches of applications, or a faster arrival on the cards of the online games.
However, the 512GB capacity of the SSD, which is in line with the standard hard drives, may be too small for some. They can nevertheless help themselves to an external storage unit. A USB 3.0/USB-C device is an interesting option for fast transfers.
Finally, in the event of heavy use (e.g. processing), expect heat and noise from this compact black hybrid 2-in-1 notebook with multimedia-oriented processor performance.
To keep temperatures down, you can add a ventilated stand if necessary (remember to check the dimensions!).
Asus ZenBook 14 Flip OLED UN5401RA-KN139W Specifications
|Screen(s)||14” 2.8K OLED 90Hz 0.2ms 100% DCI-P3 HDR True Black 500 thin edges Pantone (2880×1800, glossy)
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Rembrandt (8 cores, 3.3 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16GB LPDDR5 5600MHz|
|AMD Radeon 680M integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|connectors||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 4 Type-C (Gen3), HDMI 2.0b, microSD card reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, using NumPad|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 1W) Dolby Atmos Smart Amp|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 63Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.4 Kg / 311.2 x 222.5 x 15.9|
Asus ZenBook 14 Flip OLED UN5401RA-KN139W vs. the competition
The Asus ZenBook 14 Flip OLED UN5401RA-KN139W is currently on special offer at Asus France and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the only ones to convert into a tablet but also to offer such a powerful processor as well as a numeric keypad module (NumPad).
If this Asus ZenBook 14 Flip OLED UN5401RA-KN139W does not meet all your criteria, you will find on our gamer laptop guide other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, as it will have the most impact on performance.
Asus ZenBook 14 Flip OLED UN5401RA-KN139W chassis, connectors, screen
The Asus ZenBook 14 Flip OLED has a sober, elegant and original look with its robust Jade Black design that complies with the MIL-STD-810H military resistance standard and can be opened 360° to turn it into a tablet.
The screen adopts the multi-touch technology: by applying at least one finger on it or the supplied stylus, you can interact with the system and the software.
The touch aspect implies a brilliant treatment which revives the colors but is prone to reflections in luminous environment (ex: outside).
The screen also stands out thanks to its OLED DCI-P3 specifications, thanks to which it displays colors that are much more faithful than the average with a great depth of blacks, large vertical and horizontal viewing angles and low latency, which reinforces fluidity, especially since the screen also adopts a frequency of 90Hz higher than the standard 60Hz.
The screen will also be of interest to High Definition enthusiasts because it has a 2.8K definition superior to Full HD while its 16/10th format makes it more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9th.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, of course, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in dimly lit environments.
Good point the NumPad technology (NumberPad) is present to enter numbers more easily. When activated, the touchpad turns into a touch-sensitive numeric keypad.
This versatile multimedia laptop is equipped with good connectivity including 2 USB 4 Type-C, Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port but also 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged in.