ASUS Vivobook S 14 X OLED (S5402): Your Everyday Companion for Work and Entertainment

Made for both work and play

The ASUS Vivobook S 14 OLED (S5402) is a laptop that features a 14-inch OLED display and is part of the Vivobook S series of laptops from ASUS. Here’s why we think this laptop is a champion for both work and entertainment.

We got our unit during the holiday season and we’ve been ecstatic to share with you the top things you’ll love about this laptop.

No-frills, all-purpose

This laptop has the makings of a device worth every single penny. The build is redesigned for the user’s mobility in using the laptop just about anywhere, with an emphasis on familiarity and comfort. And look, the laptop can swivel its lid all the way down to 180 degrees so you’d have an excellent view all the time.

The chicklet keys are adequately spaced for a comfortable typing experience without straining your wrists. They’re also tactile and are easily pressed with minimal sound feedback. The wrist rests are also adequate, and the tracking pad is smooth with multi-touch gestures to boot.

Its one-touch power button with a fingerprint sensor keeps your laptop secure and surely responds well during login, but at times gets in the way as I accidentally press it instead of backspace or delete.

It also offers an array of I/O ports so you won’t necessarily have to use dongles for additional ports. The left part has an exhaust vent, with a lone USB port.

The other side has two USB-C ports (both offer Thunderbolt charging with the 65W charger included in the package, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm unified microphone/speaker port, and another USB port. The light indicators for power and charging are here.

Its overall finish, with our unit offering a Midnight Black color, gives this Vivobook a premium, youthful feel compared to previous generations. In addition, the redesigned protruding badge at the lid also makes it more modern compared to other laptops that just etch their logos or monograms on the lid.

This Vivobook isn’t hard to hold or carry around, as its compact and slim chassis gives you that portable on-the-go productivity experience.

Display and Performance that gets the job done

The 14-inch OLED display offers vibrant and accurate colors, deep blacks, and wide viewing angles. The fast 120Hz refresh rate, 0.2ms response time, and high contrast ratio can make for an immersive and enjoyable viewing experience, whether it’s for content creation, playing light FPS games, or simply watching multimedia content.

I do creative stuff on my Adobe suite a lot of times, and as a content creator, I love to see laptops up their game with vibrant panels that offer near-accurate colors. The OLED panel in this ASUS Vivobook is Pantone-validated and VESA certified for its HDR including True Blacks and cinema-grade hues, so you’re assured of good output each time.

OLED may have its own issues including screen burn-ins, but ASUS has incorporated a lot of tech to make sure that the screen is good for long-term use. ASUS Care brings in several features to make sure your display is healthy, including a Pixel Refresh that automatically refreshes your display when it is idle for 30 minutes, and Pixel Shift that moves the images by a pixel to avoid consistently showing static images on your desktop.

Audio experience is also good. ASUS has incorporated its AI noise-cancelation tech into its built-in microphone to provide a clearer voice during online calls. The Harmann Kardon tuned loudspeakers can fill up a quiet medium-sized room with its max volume and offers decent highs and mids.

The webcam’s 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) Technology also enhances the subject in the video by upgrading the webcam image clarity, with a unique algorithm that sharpens images and performs real-time de-noising to make sure everything looks crisp and clear. We’ve tried it with several Zoom and Google Meet calls and we’re pleased with the results we got.

Good Performance for those who like it on the go

Our unit has an Intel Evo 12th Gen Core i7 processor, with 16GB of RAM and integrated graphics on board. It’s definitely not for heavy-cutting video editing or hardcore gaming, but it gets a lot of my work done: I was able to batch-process 20 photos in under 5 minutes and can play Valorant on this laptop up to medium settings.

Multi-tasking is also a breeze but like other laptops, heating is noticeable from the middle of the keyboard. However, this only lasts for a little while and is definitely a lot cooler than my other laptops due to the built-in ASUS IceCool tech — two fans with two heat pipes to ensure that your laptop stays cool and quiet for maximum performance, even the thin and light form factor.

Battery life is decent as it can last for four to five hours on a single charge, and you can recharge the laptop faster with the 65-watt charger that comes with the package.

With all the great features this laptop have, the ASUS Vivobook S 14X OLED is definitely your go-to for both work and entertainment, and you will certainly never look back once you’ve experienced the greatness of its display and performance.

Pricing and Availability in the Philippines

The ASUS VivoBook S 14X OLED is now available in the Philippines with different configurations which you can check out below.

Vivobook S 14X OLED (S5402)S5402ZA-M9049WS
14.5-inch 120Hz 2.8K OLED
550nits HDR peak brightness
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Evo Platform
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
Midnight Black & Sandy Grey
Windows 11 Home
PHP 74,995
Vivobook S 14X OLED (S5402)S5402ZA-M9189WS14.5-inch 120Hz 2.8K OLED
550nits HDR peak brightness
Intel Core i5-12500H Intel Evo Platform
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
Sandy Grey
Windows 11 Home
PHP 65,995
Vivobook S 14 OLED (K3402)K3402ZA-KM085WS14″ 2.8K 90Hz 16:10 600nits OLED
Intel Core i7-12700H Processor Intel Evo Platform
Intel® Iris Xe Graphics
512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
Neutral Grey
Windows 11 Home
PHP 68,995
Vivobook S 14 OLED (K3402)K3402ZA-KM130WS14″ 2.8K 90Hz 16:10 600nits OLED
Intel Core i5-12500H Processor Intel Evo Platform
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
Neutral Grey
Windows 11 Home
PHP 59,995

Get this laptop from ASUS stores nationwide (here’s a link to a page on where you can buy official ASUS laptops) and check out more details on this laptop through this link.

Carl Lamiel
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