Asus Zenbook 14X UX5401 review (UX5401EA – Core i7, OLED)


  1. Aurelio

    October 20, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Hi, Andrei, great article (as always)!

    I am really fascinated by the whole ZenBook series by Asus. I wish I had enough money to buy one of its models as an extra portable computer just for travel.

    I believe (maybe) when you wrote "GeekBench 5.3.1 64-bit: Single-Core: 1485, Multi-core: 57185", the multi-core results got an "extra" number? maybe it was supposed to be 5185, with an extra 7 in the middle, and even that would probably already be a great result for this Intel CPU.

    Many thanks again for the great content you provide for us.

  2. Gustav

    November 9, 2021 at 5:12 pm


    I’m looking for a 14 inch oled laptop for daily use. I’m not running any demanding workloads or games. Would you choose the zenbook 14x oled or the yoga slim pro 7 oled? The asus laptop is 1400 euro in my country while the Lenovo is 1149 euros


    • Andrei Girbea

      November 9, 2021 at 5:26 pm

      At that price difference, get the Yoga, or at least wait for the ZenBook to come down as it's a new launch.

      If they were closer in price, I'd lean towards the Asus for a few reasons: better keyboard/clickpad, better IO, better thermal design with the exhausts on the sides, arguably better speakers, touch. Up to you if these are worth 250 EUR more.

      You haven't mentioned specs, but we're hopefully talking about equivalent configurations, otherwise, you'd also have to take those differneces into consideration.

  3. Ivan

    October 15, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    I've this book (UX5401E) and everything is super except the only one thing – the awful ultra-quite and weak speakers. Whether you have a video call or watch a video – go get headphones. Otherwise, you need a complete super-quite environment without even a little noise. That thing makes me hate this device sometimes and I'm not sure I'm brave enough to recommend this one because of this.

    • Andrei Girbea

      October 16, 2022 at 9:18 am

      hmm, interesting. Do you have the latest audio drivers from the Asus site? and have you enabled Enhanced Audio in the Speakers settings in Windows 11?

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