As a creative professional whose work relies majorly on working with actual and real-life colours, uses Adobe editing software, and also does not want to rely on a Mac OS ecosystem, the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7400) is a viable option. Primarily for creators on a budget, the Vivobook Pro 14X offers an excellent OLED screen, touch-based DialPad for productivity, a unique-looking keyboard, and overall good performance, altogether.
Key Specifications: ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7400)
The Vivobook Pro 14X has got a gorgeous 2.8K OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It comes with a 16:10 aspect ratio instead of 16:9, which is nice. The 2.8K OLED NanoEdge display on Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7400) comes with a super-bright 600-nit panel, ultra-high contrast ratio, and ultra-slim bezels that give it an 86% screen-to-body ratio. The ultrawide 100% DCI-P3 color gamut ensures vivid colors and it’s also PANTONE® Validated for professional-grade color accuracy. TÜV Rheinland certification for low blue-light emissions makes it easy on the user’s eyes too.
The Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7400) is impressive on paper and in real-world scenarios. Powered with the latest powerful Intel® Core™ H Series Mobile Processor, high-speed DDR4 RAM, and a high-capacity battery, the Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7400) boosts a user’s performance to challenge the limits. Photo and video editing is fun and easy on the machine.
A high-performance solid-state disk with a PCIe interface gives Vivobook 14X OLED the fastest storage available, allowing ultra-quick boot times and zero-wait app loading. The 16 GB DDR4 RAM enables smooth multitasking even when using many applications simultaneously, while up to 1TB PCIe SSD memory offers fast data transfer and plenty of space for creative projects.
Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7400) is also powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce 3050 graphics which helps to bring creative imaginations to life. NVIDIA RTX is designed for creative professionals and enterprises to meet the demands of advanced multi-app design and visualization workflows.
With a premium look and feel, this device has a metal build with a metallic logo badge on the lid with ASUS Vivobook branding on it. The keyboard has a combination of white and grey with special highlights on the Enter and ESC keys. ASUS put a Single Sign On fingerprint sensor on top of the power button, unlocking the laptop is with ease.
Another interesting design element is the virtual DialPad, a virtual dial that you activate on the ClickPad by swiping from the right corner. By default, this DialPad lets users change the brightness and volume levels, but it can be customized for other functionalities. It is also compatible with Adobe software such as Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere.
ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7400) comes with plenty of connectivity options to keep the creators happy. There is a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI 1.4 port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card reader. There is also WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5. The audio is taken care of by a set of stereo speakers certified by Harman Kardon.
A special feature of VivoBook Pro 14X OLED is the ASUS DialPad – a virtual version of the ASUS Dial rotary controller of the new ProArt StudioBooks, which is integrated into the touchpad. The keyboard has a very distinct design, with some clear colour coding for different groups of keys. It also has an SSO fingerprint. Swiping inwards from the top right corner of the generous-in-size touchpad enables the brand new DialPad. Once activated, it has the same UI and functionality as the Studiobook physical dial. The exclusive DialPad allows precise and intuitive control of creative tools.