Asus Zenbook 14X Space Edition review (2022 UX5401ZAS model – i9-12900H, OLED)


  1. Joe Mass

    April 29, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    What are your thoughts on this vs a Dell XPS 13 Plus with the faster processor for data science use for someone who travels? I am torn between them. How much faster is this – really.

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 30, 2022 at 9:41 am

      I'm working on reviewing the i7-1260P, i5-1240P and compare it to the other options on the market. Should be up next week or so

  2. Brad331

    May 3, 2022 at 6:00 am

    "I’d also add that there’s no card reader option on this series, if that’s something you might want."

    The MicroSD card reader is on the right side! It looks like another cooling vent so it's easy to miss.

    • Andrei Girbea

      May 3, 2022 at 10:23 am

      Thanks, that was an editing mistake. I meant there's no full-size SD card reader. Updated!

  3. Brad331

    May 17, 2022 at 8:58 am

    You mentioned that your "sample did not perform as expected on battery with the current BIOS, fluctuating between 10-45 W". You said "I can’t properly judge this notebook’s performance on battery, as the current BIOS is not ideally optimized for it. We’ll need to update on this at a later date." Has Asus acknowledged this problem and/or promised to fix it in a later BIOS update?

    My Space Edition throttles to 400MHz (due to "Electrical Design Point/other") periodically when under load on battery. Unless I put it in Whisper Mode (which limits PL1 to ~17W), I get this catastrophic throttling when doing any serious work on battery.

    • Brad331

      May 17, 2022 at 8:59 am

      I should add that updating to BIOS version 301 (released on May 9) DID NOT alleviate this problem.

    • Andrei Girbea

      May 17, 2022 at 4:08 pm

      I didn't get to follow up on that. That throttling is weird, I haven't experienced it on this laptop or others, as you can tell from the HWinfo logs included for daily use activities. Not sure what to advise here, other than sending back and asking for a replacement if possible in your area.

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