Sales €1099 Asus ZenBook 14 UM3406HA-DRQD032W, 14″ OLED DCI-P3 Alu Black 9h High Fidelity multimedia creator laptop PC Ryzen 7 8840HS 1 TB SSD

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Our opinion on the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W

Nomad with its 9-hour battery life suitable for studying the High Fidelity laptop Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W versatile aluminum features a 14-inch 16/10th Full HD OLED DCI-P3 Full HD screen. But also fast SSD storage with a substantial capacity of 1 TB which reinforces its responsiveness and accelerates multimedia processing like the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS Hawk Point Octo Core processor with Radeon 780M graphics for playing modest games and 16 GB of RAM. This discreet black compact thin and light easy to carry laptop that runs Windows 11 is also equipped with a backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6E and USB 4 Type-C connectivity as well as an Infrared webcam for authentication biometric facial.

Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W

Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W Specifications

Screen(s) 14″ Full HD OLED 16/10th 0.2ms 400cd/m² Display HDR True Black 600 100% DCI-P3 multi-touch with low blue light emission (1920×1200, glossy)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS Hawk Point (8 cores, 3.3 GHz, 35-54W)
Installed RAM (max) 16GB (soldered) LPDDR5x 7467 MHz
Graphic card AMD Radeon 780M integrated into the processor
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connectivity 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) + 1 USB 4 Type-C (Gen3), 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 9 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 75Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.2 Kg (with battery, 940gr without battery) / 321.4 x 220.1 x 14.9

The Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W vs. the competition

The Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W is currently sold by Boulanger and positions itself as one of the only ones in its category to offer such a recent and high-performance processor and graphics solution (AMD) with a screen with such faithful colors but also a numeric keypad module in such a light aluminum case.

If this Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W does not meet all your criteria, you will find on our guide Gaming laptop other configurations to play with a similar budget. With the same budget, favor the model that has the most powerful graphics card, it is the one that will have the most impact on performance.
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Chassis, connections, screen of the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W

Rechargeable to 60% in 49 minutes, this rugged laptop, due to its compliance with the American military ruggedness standard MIL-STD-810H, adopts an elegant and discreet look with its Jet Black design, compact, thin and light black aluminum.

In terms of connectivity, this laptop is well equipped with its 2 USB-Cs including 1 USB 4, its Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules for communicating and connecting remotely, its practical HDMI video output for connecting it easily to a TV or a monitor for example, its audio port without forgetting its unique USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) providing transfers up to 5 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.

A biometric authentication solution is offered, through the webcam's Infrared functionality authorizing facial recognition and Windows Hello technology.
A good point for the more privacy-conscious: they can block the webcam when they are not using it.

When distinguishing the keys is difficult, you can activate the backlighting of the chiclet keyboard.

To better enter numbers, activate NumPad technology, which in this case transforms the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad.
A welcome system when handling numbers, since like any model smaller than 15 inches, this laptop does not have the space needed to accommodate a physical numeric keypad.

Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W

Thanks to its OLED DCI-P3 specifications, the screen will delight those who wish to obtain great colorimetric accuracy with very deep blacks, reduced latency as well as significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.
The Full HD screen also adopts a 16/10th format that is higher than the classic 16/9th and therefore displays more information.
Due to its OLED technology, the screen has a glossy treatment which gives punch to the colors but is subject to reflections in bright environments (e.g. outdoors).

Performance, battery life of the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W

The Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W may interest those looking for a compact, elegant, multimedia-oriented, portable High Fidelity laptop offering a powerful processor and large storage capacity.

Its autonomy is around 9 hours on battery in light use, which nomads will appreciate, including some on a quest Student laptop high-performance, easy to carry. Because this model is compact, thin and light, and therefore as easily transportable as an Ultrabook.

However, demanding users will be won over by the good overall power provided by this laptop, which is based on 16 GB of RAM and an AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS Octo Core Hawk Point processor in which the Radeon 780M graphics module is housed.

This core is perfectly suited to performing multimedia processing that is greedy for RAM and processor resources using multicore. We are thinking in particular of video editing or photo editing, areas in which we benefit from much faster processing than if we were dealing with 8 GB DDR4/5 as well as a Quad/Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4/5.

This laptop does not offer graphics acceleration of processing however since it does not have a dedicated GPU.
However, watching photos and HD videos or playing light to modest games is possible thanks to the Radeon 780M.

In any case, if you create, you can calmly store your production on the large, comfortable storage space of 1000 GB provided by the SSD, which can also accommodate quantities of software.

Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UM3406HA-DRQD032W

The SSD provides much faster processing, startup/shutdown and software launches than a hard drive, or even faster arrival on online game cards.

Generally speaking, the SSD ensures much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a hard drive.
Because an SSD is much faster, in addition to being quieter, more energy efficient and more robust.

Finally, expect heat and noise when this versatile multimedia-oriented laptop PC is pushed hard (e.g. processing).
If necessary, we can associate it with a ventilated support to limit its temperatures (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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