Promo €849 Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405MA-QD730W, Blue multimedia Ultrabook 14″ OLED High Fidelity nomadic 13h Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Arc with TB4

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Our opinion on the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405MA-QD730W

Original with its easy-to-carry blue design, the versatile multimedia laptop Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405MA-QD730W benefits from a 14-inch 16:10 DCI-P3 Full HD High Fidelity screen, a backlit keyboard with NumberPad numeric keypad module, an Infrared webcam for biometric facial authentication with shutter as well as Wi-Fi connectivity 6E and USB-C Thunderbolt 4. This thin and light compact Windows 11 Ultrabook performs well thanks to its Meteor Lake hybrid Core Ultra 5 125H processor with Intel Arc graphics solution and its 16 GB of RAM suitable for modest games which speed up processing. This aluminum laptop also benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage.

Features of the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405MA-QD730W

Screen(s) 14.5″ Full HD OLED 16:10 400cd/m² 100% DCI-P3 Pantone Gorilla Glass with low blue light emission (1920×1200, glossy)
Processor Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Meteor Lake (14 cores: 4P 4.5 GHz / 8E 3.6 GHz / 2LP-E)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (soldered) LPDDR5x 7467 MHz
Graphic card Intel Arc integrated into the processor
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connections 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1
Network Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3
Backlit Keyboard Yes (stroke 1.4mm)
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 13 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 75Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.2 Kg / 321.4 x 220.1 x 14.9

The Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405MA-QD730W faces the competition

The Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405MA-QD730W is currently displayed in promotion at the house of Darty and the Fnac. It offers a configuration/price ratio attractive for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer such a recent and efficient processor and graphics solution with a screen with such faithful colors, Thunderbolt connectivity as well as a numeric keypad module in such an original design.

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Chassis, connections, screen of the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405MA-QD730W

Certified to the MIL-STD-810H military robustness standard, this versatile laptop that can be recharged to 60% in 49 minutes has an original elegant appearance with its thin and light compact blue design.

This versatile multimedia laptop PC integrates good connectivity including no less than 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules for communicating and connecting remotely, an audio port, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example but also 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when a USB 3.0 device is connected.

Authenticating biometrically is possible by facial recognition through the Infrared functionality of the webcam and Windows Hello technology.

When not using their webcam, those who wish to preserve their privacy will appreciate being able to slide a cover in front.

If you need to better distinguish the keys, simply activate the backlighting of the chiclet keyboard.

The keyboard comes with NumberPad technology. When enabled, NumPad turns the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad to easily enter numbers.
This is all the more appreciable since the space necessary to accommodate a numeric keypad is lacking on the right of the keyboard, as under any model less than 15 inches.

Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405MA-QD730W

The Full HD screen represents an undeniable advantage of this configuration.
Because it benefits from DCI-P3 OLED specifications guaranteeing colorimetric accuracy well above average with great black depth, minimal latency as well as significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical.
The screen also stands out with its 16:10 format displaying more information in height than the classic 16:9 format.
The screen has a glossy treatment due to its OLED technology. As a result, the colors are very vivid but there is sensitivity in a bright environment.

Performance, battery life of the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405MA-QD730W

The Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405MA-QD730W may appeal to those who wish to acquire a versatile portable multimedia High Fidelity laptop PC equipped with recent components.

Easy to transport because it is compact, thin and light, this Ultrabook will delight nomads and some in search of a Student laptop because its autonomy is high. It is in fact around 13 hours on battery in light use.

However, it delivers solid performance capable of satisfying demanding users. Because it is driven by an Intel Core Ultra 5 125H processor Meteor Lake with 14 hybrid cores and AI features, supported by 16 GB of RAM.

Creative people will particularly appreciate these components. Because it deploys its potential in applications taking advantage of multi-core, RAM and AI. This is for example the case in photo editing or video editing.
We invite you to consult our test dedicated to the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405 to get a better idea of ​​its capabilities based on your particular use.

Logically given the rest of the configuration and positioning of this laptop PC, no dedicated graphics card is on board.
However, thanks to the benefits of the Intel Arc solution integrated into the Core Ultra 5, which are superior to those of the classic Iris Xe, we can watch HD photos and videos. But also play modest games.

The heart of this laptop is accompanied by SSD storage that is more shock resistant than a hard drive but also consumes less energy, is quieter and much faster.

Result, thanks to the SSD, we obtain faster processing, starts/stops and launches of applications than with a hard drive, or even faster arrival on online game cards.

Generally speaking, responsiveness and fluidity are much better with an SSD than with a hard drive.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, like many models on the market.

However, if you need additional space, you can expand it using an external storage module. Favoring a USB 3.0/USB-C/Thunderbolt device then represents an interesting option to benefit from fast transfers.

Furthermore, expect some heat and noise when this versatile multimedia laptop is pushed hard, but at controlled levels compared to a computer with a more powerful processor.
However, if necessary, we can pair this Ultrabook with a ventilated support to limit its temperatures (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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