The Zenbook 14 OLED is designed primarily to be an everyday laptop with a focus on aesthetics, portability, and media consumption. It sits between the more affordable Vivobook models and the more premium ProArt models for creative professionals.
The display has a traditional hinge mechanism but the bottom edge of the display is designed to lift the base slightly for better air intake. The hinge allows the display to open full 180-degrees and lie flat.
The Zenbook 14 OLED has an aluminum body. The only bits of plastic are around the display and the hinge. The aluminum has a soft-touch matte finish that is unfortunately very difficult to keep clean.
The Zenbook 14 OLED has a 14-inch, 2880x1800 resolution, 90Hz OLED display. The display supports 10-bit color and HDR10 content.
The Zenbook 14 OLED has a standard TKL layout with each key having a distinct, chiclet-style design. The top row is assigned shortcuts by default but you can access the function keys by pressing the Fn key below. You can also swap the row entirely to function keys and then press Fn to access the shortcuts.
The Zenbook 14 OLED has a pair of bottom-firing speakers on either side. By themselves, the speakers sound awful and are also not particularly loud.
The Zenbook 14 OLED has most of its ports on the right side. Here, you will find a full-size HDMI 2.0b port, a headphone jack, two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, and a microSD slot. On the left is a single USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 port.
The Zenbook 14 OLED comes with Windows 11 Home out of the box. I've come to really dislike this version of Windows. It is full of bugs and bad design ideas with many features that either work worse or don't work at all compared to Windows 10. No amount of words can convey my disappointment with this release and how much of a downgrade it is from Windows 10.
My review unit of the Zenbook 14 OLED came with an Intel Core i7-1260P. It has 4 P-cores and 8 E-cores, which results in a total of 16 threads. The P-cores/E-cores have 2.1GHz/1.5GHz base clocks and can boost up to 4.7GHz/3.4GHz. The base power is 28W but can boost up to 64W.