ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED First Impression | Your All-Around Content Creation Partner

We are already at the age of remote working or commonly known as Working from home, and this will be the new normal in the coming years due to the pandemic. Working with bulky desktops and oversized laptops is a thing of the past and not recommendable in this fast and evolving working landscape. You need a reliable device you can take anywhere you go and do your work, well as enjoy the fruits of it.

The fact is that we are facing the computer screen more than ever, aside from our smartphones, we want to have the best device to use in our daily tasks, activities and match our active lifestyle. Well, that’s what the ASUS Vivobook 14 Pro OLED (M3401) is here for.

Sleek Build and Environment Friendly

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED First Impression | Your All-Around Content Creation Partner

What I noticed first about the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED is of course the packaging, having worked in a heavy machine industry is that the packaging, the compact box design is made of simple cardboard and no styrofoams which encourages recycling, reduces waste, and eliminates the use of toxic materials and it’s good for the environment.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED First Impression | Your All-Around Content Creation Partner

Few years back, most 14-inch even 13-inch laptops tend to be very bulky, but the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED feels and looks literally like a hard bound book, the compact box feel is actually my type of device where I can hold it securely and not having those rounded edges that sometimes causes slippage like other laptops. This is ideal if you are on the go and just want to have the flexibility in terms of doing things on your laptop anywhere you are, just plug and work or play.

OLED Screen at its Finest

The first thing I do after opening the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED is turning it on immediately (maybe because of the excitement). And boom, the ASUS logo shows up brightly which is very different from the other laptops, by the away, I already have an old ASUS Vivobook model, so I can really tell the difference just by looking at the screen itself.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED First Impression | Your All-Around Content Creation Partner

The Vivobook Pro 14 OLED has a 16:10 aspect ratio, 2.8K (2880 x 1800) resolution, 90 Hz refresh rate, which outshines the non-OLED laptops, the black color part of the screen is really pitch black without the white backlight that is common to non-OLED screens. It’s like looking at your smartphone which gives comfort to familiarity while viewing the screen.

Though it is brighter than the other screens with its 2.8K OLED NanoEdge display and is up to 600 nits, it doesn’t strain the eyes and has the advantage of emitting 70% less harmful blue lights.

Pantone Validated is more of a creativity benefit for color accuracy.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED First Impression | Your All-Around Content Creation Partner

Reliable and Versatile

Honestly, I’m very happy to see 3 USB ports in a high spec laptop, most of the newly released laptops only have USB C ports, and I’m not a fan of connection hubs. In addition to that, it still has a USB C port, a MicroSD slot, and a combo Audio Jack connector. These are essentials if you are working on the go and having this connected tool ready anytime, anywhere.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED First Impression | Your All-Around Content Creation Partner

If you are working remotely, having a reliable camera is very important to have. The Vivobook Pro 14 OLED has a 720p HD Camera which is more than enough for video conferences and meetings, aside from the camera, it has a security shutter where you can cover the camera when not in use or if you want added security for your peace of mind.

Work and Play Balance

The laptop’s function is determined by how it handles applications, for work, the most essential apps are the Microsoft tools which are already bundled when you purchase the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED, you will not have to download any office tools online since it is complete with the likes of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and much more. On top of that you can get a free lifetime license of Microsoft office.

Its compact size (14.0-inch) is very portable for me when working in a remote location like a coffee shop or shared space. The appearance is also very professional with the embossed logo and it feels like you’re just carrying a book rather than a laptop in your bag.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED First Impression | Your All-Around Content Creation Partner

Of course, we are not all just work, we must enjoy it as well and with the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED multimedia apps, watching any movies or streaming apps like Netflix creates a new experience with its OLED screen that creates more detail and clarity in any video files played.

It’s also a great fit and one of the best laptops you can get for your creative aspirations. It has powerful specs that make it the best choice for advanced graphic artists, animation enthusiasts, web designers and even students.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED First Impression | Your All-Around Content Creation Partner

Can play most basic pc games

It promises a Return on Investment for artists and designers who always work with advertisers and online clients that deliver great quality output.

The design is just right for content creation. It has the perfect 14.0-inch OLED screen and compact build quality. And it just weighs 1.4 kgs which is very portable and can do your work anywhere.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED First Impression | Your All-Around Content Creation Partner

render YOUR PROJECTS fast with autocad software

The AMD Ryzen 5000 series powers the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED. It offers sturdy performance when you render your work without lags. This coupled with 16GB RAM makes it a great choice to run the system requirements of Adobe Creative Suite and Cloud programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Premiere Pro and other software and you can get the get complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud membership with the purchase of Vivobook Pro 14 OLED (Up to a $238.47 value)

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED First Impression | Your All-Around Content Creation Partner

Be creative using photoshop

You also get up to 512GB of SSD which is upgradable to 1TB which is more than enough to store your local output and projects. The SSD drive in Vivobook Pro 14 OLED should deliver a smooth enough performance. The Vivoboook Pro 14 OLED with a dedicated RTX 3050 6GB GPU graphics card which is perfect for creating great designs and animations that help make your work stand out from others

You will love the sharp images and rich colors that make this laptop due to its OLED display ideal for creative work. In addition to running graphic-intensive tasks without lag is the assurance when using the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED.

Impression Conclusion

Having owned an ASUS Vivobook a few years ago, the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED is a huge step in their Vivobook lineup series. It can do all your daily work, content creation activities, etc., and enjoy entertainment and even gaming with its integrated graphics card. With the addition of OLED screen, it makes owning this device even worth it, and perfect as your first laptop.

Price and Availability

Here are the pricelists of the ASUS Vivobok Pro 14 OLED available in ASUS Stores near you or you can find them here

Vivobook Pro 14 OLED M3401QC-KM070TS ( 14″ 2.8K OLED / R9-5900HX / 16GB DDR4 / 512GB PCIE3 SSD / RTX 3050 ) – ₱74,995

Vivobook Pro 14 OLED M3401QC-KM116T ( 14″ 2.8K OLED / R5-5600H / 8GB DDR4 / 512GB PCIE3 SSD / RTX 3050 ) – ₱59,995

Vivobook Pro 14 OLED M3401QA-KM048T ( 14″ 2.8K OLED / R5-5600H / 8GB DDR4 / 512GB PCIE3 SSD / AMD Graphics (Integrated) ) – ₱47,995

About the Author

Jervie David Montejar
Pinoy Blogger, developer, foodie, self-proclaimed photographer and big anime and otaku fan. Likes RPG and action video games.

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