Our review of the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZE-M3045W
Original with its 2 screens, theAsus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZE-M3045W is a versatile multimedia laptop computer designed for creating and gaming with a 14-inch 2.8K OLED DCI-P3 High Definition main panel with colors that are much more natural than the average with a frequency of 120 Hz to improve the smoothness in games. and a secondary ScreenPad panel, both are tactile. This black designer gaming laptop is powerful thanks to the Intel Alder Lake Core i9-12900H processor with 14 hybrid cores and the large amount of 32 GB RAM that accelerates processing, such as the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti-ray tracing graphics card NVIDIA Ampere that uses a number of games. Backlit keyboard accompanied by a NumPad, fingerprint reader or even USB-C Thunderbolt connectivity and Wi-Fi ax are also on the agenda for this laptop for gamers and creatives running Windows 11 equipped with fast SSD storage from 1 to to enhance its responsiveness.
Features of the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZE-M3045W
|Screen(s)||14.5” 2.8K OLED thin bezels NanoEdge 100% DCI-P3 Pantone 550cd/m² multi-touch 0.2ms 120Hz 16/10th (2880×1800, glossy, stylus support)
ScreenPad Plus = 2nd 12.7 inch IPS multi-touch screen (2880×864, stylus support)
|Processor||Intel Core i9-12900H Alder Lake (2.5GHz, 14 cores: 6P/8E, TDP 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||32 GB (soldered) LPDDR5 5200MHz|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4 GB GDDR6 Dedicated Processor Integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|connectors||1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, SD Express 7.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric Keypad||Yes, via NumPad|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|audio system||2 Harman Kardon Sonic Master speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 76Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.75kg / 323.5 x 224.7 x 17.9-19.6|
The Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZE-M3045W against the competition
The Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZE-M3045W is currently on display in Promotion at ‘s house Darty and the fnac† It offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category where the competition is very limited and where it is one of the few to offer a dual touchscreen, with such a large amount of RAM, such a powerful processor and graphics card (and recently for the first) or a Thunderbolt connection.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZE-M3045W
Robust by meeting the US military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H, it features a thin and light black Tech Black design that is both elegant and original by bringing 5.5° forward when opened to improve cooling .
This is entrusted to the IceCool Plus technology which combines 2 12V fans with heat pipes and air outlets.
It stands out for its second ScreenPad Plus screen, which is located in the lower part of the chassis, close to the screen, and can be raised 12°.
Tactile, this IPS screen that can be used with your fingers or a stylus, offers several additional functions in addition to the main screen that are especially appreciated by creative people, which you can discover in our special ScreenPad test.
Touch technology also equips the main screen, again with support for a stylus if needed.
With its OLED and 100% DCI-P3 specifications, the screen displays much more true-to-life colors than the average with very deep blacks, very low latency and significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles.
In addition, thanks to the 2.8K definition which is superior to Full HD, the screen is very suitable for (Very) High Definition content, while the 16/10th format is more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9th. Due to the tactile aspect, the screen is naturally glossy, implying vibrant colors, but sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
With a fingerprint reader integrated, you can authenticate through biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology.
Due to the presence of the ScreenPad Plus, the keyboard has been relegated to the bottom of the chassis, displacing a palm rest that is missing here. As a result, the touchpad takes place on the side of the chiclet keyboard, thus ignoring a conventional numeric keypad.
But Asus offers its NumPad technology to make it easier to enter numbers to convert the touchpad to a touchpad if necessary.
We should also mention that the keyboard can of course be backlit, so that we can better distinguish the keys in the dark.
In terms of connectivity, this versatile multimedia laptop is well equipped with its 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 (compared to up to 1 usually), its wireless Bluetooth 5.0 modules and Wi-Fi 6E ax (more efficient and more recent than Wi-Fi ax) to communicate and connect remotely, the practical HDMI video output for easy connection to e.g. a TV or monitor, the audio port or the USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster USB 2.0 if you have a USB 3.0 device on it.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZE-M3045W
The Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZE-M3045W may be of interest to those looking for a compact dual screen laptop for versatile use, powerful in creation and oriented play.
The total power it offers is significant and disproportionate to that of the vast majority of laptops on the market.
Because it is built around an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i9-12900H processor with 14 hybrid cores and a good amount of 32 GB RAM.
Suffice it to say that with this duo we obtain a much faster multimedia processing than with a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core processor and 8/16 GB DDR4, the difference being particularly large in areas consuming CPU and RAM resources. using the multi-core and thus all 14 hybrid cores of the Alder Lake-H. This is for example the case with video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing, which will appeal to creative people.
The latter will be all the more pleased that their processing will be further accelerated by the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, and this under software using multicore, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing with NVIDIA Ampere architecture will also be of interest to gamers willing to make a few concessions to play as many games as possible. Indeed, 2.8K requires more calculations from the GPU than Full HD, implying a lower number of fps. A reduction in the definition of the plate is therefore to be expected especially in games to play comfortably.
The storage is okay, entrusted to a large-capacity 1TB SSD that can rival what hard drives offer in this area.
As a bonus, an SSD has several advantages over a hard drive: greater resistance to shocks, lower power consumption, quiet operation or even higher speed.
As a result, the SSD offers much better fluidity and responsiveness to use than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we get much faster processing, as well as starting and launching games/software, while we get to the map of online games faster.
In this regard, it should be noted that the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is requested by the built-in NVIDIA Optimus technology to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe.
Integrated into the Alder Lake Core i9, the latter, like the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, allows viewing photos and videos while consuming less energy, favoring autonomy.
In this regard, expect about 6 hours of battery life with light use. In addition, this versatile multimedia laptop, designed for creating and playing games, is easy to transport due to its low weight and controlled weight.
Depending on needs, Optimus even switches automatically and in real time between the Intel Iris Xe and the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.
Finally, regarding the finesse combined with the powerful and greedy integrated components, expect this computer to heat up and be heard in case of severe stress (eg treatments, games).
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit the temperature (don’t forget to check the dimensions!†