Promo €1199 Asus ZenBook 14 UM3406HA-QL020W, 14″ OLED DCI-P3 creative laptop PC under AMD Hawk Point high-performance Ryzen 7 8840HS versatile 1 TB SSD

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Our opinion on the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-QL020W

Black aluminum design easy to carry forAsus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-QL020W, versatile High Fidelity laptop PC equipped with a 14-inch 16/10 OLED DCI-P3 Full HD touch screen and fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB which reinforces its responsiveness. This thin and light compact Windows 11 laptop is based on 16 GB of RAM as well as a powerful AMD Hawk Point Octo Core Ryzen 7 8840HS processor with a Radeon 780M graphics module suitable for modest games that accelerate multimedia processing. Also on the program are a NumPad numeric keypad module accompanying the backlit keyboard, an Infrared webcam for facial biometric authentication as well as connectivity with Wi-Fi 6E and USB 4 Type-C.

Features of the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-QL020W

Screen(s) 14″ Full HD OLED 16/10th 0.2ms 400cd/m² Display HDR True Black 600 100% DCI-P3 multi-touch touchscreen with low blue light emission (1920×1200, glossy)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS Hawk Point (8-core, 3.3 GHz, 35-54W)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (soldered) LPDDR5x 7467 MHz
Graphic card AMD Radeon 780M integrated into the processor
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connections 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 4 Type-C (Gen3), HDMI 2.1
Network Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3
Backlit Keyboard Yes (1.4mm stroke)
Numeric keypad Yes, via NumPad (NumberPad)
Windows Hello Yes, via Full HD Infrared webcam with shutter
Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W) Harman Kardon Smart Amp
Operating system Windows 11 64-bit
Announced autonomy / Battery 9 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 75Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.28 Kg (with battery) / 321.4 x 220.1 x 14.9

The Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-QL020W faces the competition

The Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-QL020W is currently displayed in promotion at Asus France and offers a configuration/price ratio interesting for its category where it is one of the least expensive to offer such a recent and efficient processor and graphics solution with such a faithful color screen as well as a numeric keypad module in such a light aluminum chassis.

If this Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-QL020W does not meet all your criteria, you will find it in our guide Gaming laptop other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the greatest impact on performance.
Need a student laptop? Check out our guide.

Chassis, connections, screen of the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-QL020W

Certified to the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H, this laptop is rechargeable to 60% in 49 minutes and has a sober and elegant appearance with its compact, thin and light Jet Black aluminum design.

This laptop PC has good connectivity consisting of 2 USB-C including 1 USB 4, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, an audio port, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example or 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 into it.

You can authenticate biometrically using Windows Hello technology and the Infrared webcam allowing facial recognition.
Fortunately, when you are not using the webcam, you can hide it behind a shutter to preserve privacy.

A backlighting system is of course fitted to the chiclet keyboard, to be activated to better distinguish its keys when ambient light is limited.

Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-QL020W

Like any model whose format is less than 15 inches, it lacks the necessary space on the right to accommodate a physical numeric keypad.
However, Asus is fortunate to offer its NumberPad technology here. Once activated, we find a NumPad touch pad on the touchpad to easily enter numbers.

The screen displays much more faithful colors than average with very deep blacks, minimal latency as well as significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles.
And this thanks to its OLED DCI-P3 technology, here combined with touch technology to interact with the system and software by simply applying at least one finger on it (or a stylus not supplied), and this by pressing/ gestures.
As a result, the screen has a glossy treatment which revives the colors but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
Suitable for Full HD content, the screen is also distinguished by its 16/10th format which displays more information on height than the classic 16/9th.

Performance, battery life of the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-QL020W

The Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-QL020W may be of interest to those who wish to equip themselves with an elegant, high-fidelity compact laptop equipped with a powerful multimedia processor offering a large storage capacity.

The overall power it provides will appeal to demanding users since it is based on an AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 8840HS Zen 4 Hawk Point processor in which the Radeon 780M graphics part takes place. It is associated with 16 GB of RAM.

This core is very well suited to multimedia work that is intensive in processor resources using multi-cores and RAM, such as photo editing or video editing. We clearly feel the difference compared to a Quad/Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4/5.

On the other hand, there is no GPU acceleration of processing here because this laptop is not equipped with a dedicated graphics card.
Thanks to the Radeon 780M, however, there's no problem viewing HD photos and videos, or even playing modest games.

The storage will delight creative people since it offers a large capacity of 1000 GB thanks to which you can install and store multiple software and files including personal creations.

The daily contribution provided by an SSD is much greater than a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, processing is carried out more quickly, as are software launches or even starts/stops, and we can access online game cards more quickly.
It must be said that in addition to being more resistant to shock than a hard drive, an SSD is also quiet, more energy efficient and much faster.

Starts/stops are much faster with an SSD than with a hard drive, which is also the case for processing and launching software. As a bonus, for example, we can access online game maps more quickly.

Finally, autonomy will interest nomads like some wishing to equip themselves with a Student laptop high-performance processor suitable for multimedia processing. Because it is as easy to transport as an Ultrabook thanks to its compactness, finesse and lightness, while its battery life is around 9 hours in light use.

Finally, expect this versatile laptop to heat up and make itself heard under heavy loads (e.g. treatments).
A ventilated support can be used if necessary in addition to contain the temperatures of this multimedia-oriented laptop (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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