ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED Laptop Review – Best Laptop for Content Creators

This laptop is a stepping stone towards content creation. Packed with an OLED display, the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X Laptop also packs a punch when it comes to performance!

If you follow the recent news, it seems that ASUS has mostly shifted its focus from the Gaming side of things to more towards Content Creation. As they have recently released the ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED Laptop and now they have come up with the all-new ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X Laptop. These ASUS Pro laptops feature 14-inch OLED Screens. Although the Vivobook would also feature a variant that would come with a 16-inch screen. The ASUS Vivobook 14 is made to entertain and offers a mind-blowing OLED display with decent speakers for your entertainment. It is also capable of running for longer periods of time due to its excellent battery backup.

The ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X laptop is mainly targeted towards users who are about to start their content creation career. It features unique functionalities directed mainly towards running multithreaded workloads like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, etc. The performance is really nice with the specs it offers if not the best. The exclusion of a touchscreen or pen feature on a creator’s laptop might frown many potential buyers.

With Vivobook Pro, ASUS revived their older generation laptops which they neglected in the last couple of years. But this year ASUS did take the right decision and tweaked their Vivobooks to be the master of all trades! With the latest AMD Ryzen processor paired along with a 2nd Generation RTX Graphics Card, good build quality, and an extremely good 14-inch display. Unlike the regular ASUS vivobooks, the Pro versions are much heavier and thicker as they have more powerful and faster hardware under the hood.

This year the Vivobook Pro 14X laptop is getting excellent performance along with an intricate thermal design for heat management, 14-inch OLED screens, and a very crisp and vibrant picture quality. This is definitely not the highest-end laptop with top-of-the-notch specs. This is more of a midrange laptop capable of running everything. And to keep the cherry on the top, the new ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 laptop is capable of handling games pretty well.

So without further ado let’s check out the all-new ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED Laptop.

Asus Vivobook Pro 14 Specifications

Here are the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X Laptop specs.

Display14.0 inch, 2.8K+ 2880 x 1800 px, 16:10 Aspect Ratio, OLED, Glossy Panel, Non-Touch, ~400 nits brightness with 100% DCI-P3 Color
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 5800H Processor
VideoRadeon Vega and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti (35-50W with Dynamic Boost 2.0)
Memory16 GB DDR4-3200 (soldered)
Storage1 TB SSD (Single PCIe x4 M.2 SSD slot)
ConnectivityWireless 6 (Intel AX200), Bluetooth 5.0, Ethernet with adapter
Ports1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 2x USB-A 2.0, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen1, HDMI 1.4b, MicroSD card reader, 3.5mm Jack
Battery63 Wh, 120W charger with quick-charging
Size317 mm or 12.50” (w) x 228 mm or 9.00” (d) x 17.9 mm or 0.7” (h)
Weight1.47 kg (3.25 lbs) + .45 kg (1 lbs) for the charger, EU version
ExtrasWhite Backlit Keyboard, Glass Touchpad, HD Webcam with Privacy Shutter, Stereo bottom speakers, Finger-sensor in the power button
Operating SystemWindows 11 Pro

There are other Vivobook Pro 14X Variants available with both Intel and AMD powered hardware and with RTX 3050 or RTX 3050Ti Graphics Cards.

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ASUS Vivobook M7400 Pro Price and Availability

The all-new Asus Vivobook Pro is already available with third-party retailers and online distributors. Both the Intel and the AMD variants are now available globally. The Vivobook pro is has a starting price of around $899 which is actually a very good price if you consider the offerings. The AMD models also feature variants with Ryzen 5 5600H and go all the way up to Ryzen 9 5900HX. The base model comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD and the top tier variant comes with 16GB RAM and 1TB NVMe SSD.


Vivobook Pro 14X M7400 Design and Aesthetics

The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 Laptop features a metal build quality with a sleek design. The one that we reviewing is Grey in color. The logo branding is totally different than what we saw on the other Vivobooks. ASUS went with a navy metal look for the laptop. The deck has a similar kind of design which we get to see on the lid. Since metal is used for the entire construction, the laptop feels a lot sturdy and it doesn’t have a lot of flex or bulge in any way. The finishing is good but it’s not as good as the other lightweight Premium laptops. If you compare the design with the Razer Blade 14, the Vivobook is slightly larger and heavier. Now it is a fact that those are premium-level notebooks but the Vivobook 14X feels quite right in its spot.

The laptop deck feels quite sturdy and it won’t feel that mushy when typing. There is a huge touchpad that takes up a lot of space on the deck. The display is worth mentioning but the rough plastic bezels around the screen can look a little bad if you are extremely picky about the viewing experience. There are two color variants for this model. The white/silver combination and the dark gray variant that we have here today. Asus also removed the illuminated power button and replaced it with a new design with an inbuilt fingerprint while putting all the illuminated LEDs on the side.

The base of the Vivobook Pro 14X has rubber feet and the corners are blunt which is very much wrist-friendly. The hinge can be leaned back till 150 degrees which we consider a disadvantage because other Creator laptops like the last Generation MSI Prestige 15 which we had the option of leaning the display till 180 degrees. Other than that aesthetic-wise, the exterior looks much more premium than the interiors.

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ASUS OLED Laptop M7400 – Display

The primary selling point of this laptop is its OLED Display. It features a beautiful 14 inches display with a resolution of 2880x1800px. This laptop is mostly aimed at content creators as the display is Pantone Verified and it features 100% sRGB DCI P3 Color Gamut. It produces real colors which are extremely beneficial when it comes to editing photos or videos. It also has a brightness of 400nits with an aspect ratio of 16:10. The display of the ASUS Vivobook 14 Pro when compared with much pricier devices like the Dell XPS 15.

The Pro 14X Laptop features a 90hz display if you want to go do some gaming on it. It’s far better than having a native 60hz display. The display is extremely crisp with the TUV Rheinland Eye Care Certification. This 2.8K OLED Screen is extremely beautiful with rich and punchy colors. The viewing angles are fantastic and such a screen on a midrange laptop is actually very hard to get. Not only that, it is one of the best laptops to watch videos and content on. It is a huge improvement over the previous Creator notebooks or Vivobook Pro 14X from ASUS.

4K is great but the Vivobook Pro 14X from ASUS is on a different level altogether. With HDR and Dark modes, not only you will get excellent color reproduction but it is more energy-efficient as well. The low blue light is also better for your eyes after long hours of working.

Here are some of the metrics we got from our tests.

  • Panel Hardware Brand: Samsung SDC4154
  • Coverage: 100% sRGB, 95.7% Adobe RGB, 100% DCI-P3
  • Measured gamma: 2.19
  • Max brightness in the middle of the screen: 379.07.50 cd/m2 on power
  • Contrast at max brightness: 1:1
  • White point: 6400 K
  • Black on max brightness: 0 cd/m2
  • Response time: less than 1 ms
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ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X Laptop Review – Keyboard and Touchpad

Keyboard

The Asus Vivobook 14 features black-colored keys with illuminated large white fonts. The keyboard feels nice while typing but we are not a big fan of the small size of the keyboard that it comes with. The keys are very silent and typing in the dark won’t be an issue as well because of the white illuminated keys with three levels of brightness. The power key acts both as biometric authentication for fingerprint scanners and to turn on your ASUS laptop as well. The keyboard is small because ASUS left room for the big glass touchpad which is discussed next.

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Trackpad

The glass trackpad or clickpad feels extremely smooth and nice. It is not as premium as the ones that come on Zen books you would have pretty much the same experience while using it. The touchpad responds really well to all the Windows gestures and multi-touch as well. The Vivobook features the ASUS Dialpad, it is a virtual dial that you can activate by clicking on the keypad. This feature gives you control over the brightness and volume. The shortcuts can also be modified in the ProArt Creator software. Whenever you will use Adobe software like Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Aftereffects, the dial can be modified to use it as per your workflow.

asus vivobook pro 14x dialpad

How to use ASUS Dialpad on your Vivobook Pro 14X Laptop

Vivobook Pro 14 Laptop – Ports and Connectivity

For the connectivity side of things, on the right side of the laptop, you will find a USB type C port. It is a stand-alone port and cannot be used for charging. There is one USB A Port, an HDMI 1.4 port, a 3.5mm combo jack, and a micro SD Card reader. The charging port is also present on the right side of the Asus Vivobook Pro 14X Laptop. On the left side, you will only find two USB Type-A Ports.

On the wireless side of things, the Vivobook Pro 14X features the Intel AX200 Wi-Fi6 chip for internet connectivity. Dual-Band Bluetooth 5.0 is also present on this laptop for seamless file transfers and audio.

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Vivobook Pro Laptop Review – Battery, Webcam and Speakers

The Asus Vivobook Pro 14 laptop features a 63W/hr battery. The AMD Ryzen processor is very efficient and even with a 2800p OLED display, the laptop lasts for a long period of time. With the brightness set to around 120 nits, we get about 6 hours of usage if we are doing word processing work and email. browsing etc. It would last around the same if you only use it to watch Netflix shows or Youtube videos. We expected that the 2.8K OLED display is the one that is pulling the laptop’s battery back especially in the white backgrounds but we are totally wrong. The Vivobook 14 Pro aced it in all situations giving us continuous battery power. The Vivobook Pro 14X also comes with a 120W charger with a normal plug. This laptop doesn’t support charging via USB Type C.

The Webcam on the Vivobook Pro 14X is 720p and it is one of the major letdowns for the ones who will be using this laptop for video calling as well. When we opened the camera app we saw a bit of haziness in the image quality. The pictures are dull and the camera is left not capable of controlling the light exposure well. For casual zoom call meetings, this webcam is okay and will get the job done but if you something better check out our list of best webcams. We liked the privacy shutter on the camera but other than that for there is nothing too fancy in the webcam department.

asus vivobook pro 14x webcam

The audio is handled by a pair of bottom-firing stereo speakers. The speakers are placed in an angular way so the sound bounces off without any distortions. If you place the Vivobook on your lap, then the angular position will prevent sound muffling. The speakers are okay for the size and it produces a sound that is more highs centric rather than lows. The DTS Audio processing can also help enhance your speaker’s sound clarity as well.


ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X Review – Performance

The all-new ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X laptop comes with both Intel 11th Gen and AMD Ryzen 5000 configurations and the one we have with us today has the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Octa-Core Processor with 16 threads. These multithreaded processors allow us to do multitasking and run software like Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After effects, and other rendering software. Specs-wise this is built on AMD Ryzen 7 5000H Series Platform but ASUS uses various power profiles to tone down the CPU power wherever necessary to meet the thermal and power requirements of this 14-inch Vivobook Pro.

For the Graphics card, the ASUS Vivobook Pro M7400QE features the all-new 2nd Generation Nvidia RTX 3050Ti 4GB Graphics Card. This is a 35W GPU that runs at 50W when Dynamic boost is enabled. Although there is also an option to choose the lower-end RTX 3050 Graphics card if you are tight on budget. The RTX 3050Ti graphics card is more than capable to run the modern rendering software with ease and also mainstream games would look and run butter on this device. The ProArt Notebooks from ASUS features the RTX Studio drivers for better optimization in Content Creation workloads.

The ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED Laptop features 16GB DDR4 Memory which is soldered onto the motherboard and for storage you get 1TB NVMe SSD preinstalled on the single M.2 2280 Slot.

Here are some of the benchmarks of the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X Laptop.

3D Mark Firestrike11567
3D Mark Time Spy5331
Uniengine Superposition2914
PassMark104885
PC Mark 106010
GeekBench 5.0.17137 Multi-Core/ 1426 Single core
Blender 2.9 (CPU Compute)3 minutes 52 seconds
Blender 2.9 (GPU Compute)1 minute 23 seconds

Here are some of the Gaming Benchmarks.

GAMES (Ultra Settings)FHD Resolution2.8K Resolution
Red Dead Redemption 242 FPSDidn’t run
Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor87 FPS52 FPS
Shadow Of Tomb Raider57 FPS27 FPS
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt65 FPS32 FPS
Far Cry 566 FPS36 FPS


ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X – Thermals and Noise

For the thermals, ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X Laptop features a Dual fan and dual heat pipe cooling systems. The fans pull in air from the bottom through the grill intakes and the hot air is dissipated from the vents behind the hinge. The hinge is designed in such a way that a certain part of the hot air is exhausted out while some blows up on the screen. Although the Vivobook 14 does a pretty good job of staying cool even under heavy workloads. The temperature of the device mostly ranges from 78 degrees to 89 degrees which is decent and well below the thermal throttling threshold. This system is maintained properly will run extremely silent and keep your temperatures down for maximum performance.

For the noise, the fans are loud for a laptop of this size and kind. ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X ramps up the fans up to 45-48dB during Rendering Workloads. During normal application, the fan is almost inaudible at 39-40dB at max. Otherwise, the laptop works flawlessly. When plugged in the fans barely kicking and it’s idle most of the time. There are no noticeable coil whines with the device we have tested.

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asus vivobook pro 14x inside
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ASUS Vivobook Laptop Review – Software

The Asus Vivobook Pro 14X Laptop comes with a preinstalled Windows 11 Pro. ASUS did a great job of providing a PRO version of the Windows OS rather than the standard Home Version. Apart from that, you get a variety of apps that come preinstalled with the laptop like Spotify, McAfee, Weather, ProArt Creator Hub, etc. Yes, you can remove most of them if you don’t want to keep them. The MyASUS software also helps you set up your personal user account and security settings. Apart from that, you will also get Office Home and Student 2019 Preinstalled.

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ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X Laptop – FAQ

How much Warranty does Vivobook Pro 14X OLED Laptop have?

The ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 Laptop has a 1 Year Standard Warranty

Can I upgrade ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 RAM and SSD?

There is only a single SSD slot in the Vivobook Pro 14X and it is populated with the already existing one. So in order to upgrade you need to take out the existing NVMe SSD and upgrade with a newer one. Also, there are no options for upgrading the memory as the RAM is soldered with the motherboard. You will have to go with either 8GB, 16GB or 32GB soldered RAM variants. However, if you are interested to upgrade to faster SSD storage then check out our list for the Top 5 Best SSD for Gaming.


ASUS Vivobook 14 Laptop – Verdict

So to conclude, the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X laptop might not be the most powerful 14-inch laptop but it surely does have its own punch when it comes to the OLED Display and Performance. The laptop works really well in multithreaded applications which we use in daily life and it is more portable than any other option in the market with a 14-inch display and a 2.8K OLED Screen. A laptop is a great option when you mix work with entertainment. It performs really well in day-to-day office tasks and content creation work without a charger. And for entertainment purposes, the OLED Display and the sound quality takes your experience to the next level.

The webcam although could have been better along with bloatware which was not at all necessary. But for the price that this laptop comes for it is worth checking out if you are looking to get yourself an OLED Laptop. Keep in mind that in order to achieve similar types of performance metrics try to get the AMD Powered Vivobooks for more power and efficiency!

So this is about the all-new ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X M7400 Laptop. Let us know down in the comments for your thoughts and feedback on this!

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