ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP5401EA) Review: An Incredible and Sensational Convertible Laptop

June 20, 2022
6 min read

A Convertible 2-in-1 Powerful Package – The ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED is very versatile, high-performance device that can function as a laptop and as a tablet. With its impressive OLED 4K display and 360° ErgoLift hinge you can work or play in whatever mode you wish; laptop, tablet or tent shape.

As observed and shown in previous reviews, such as that of the ASUS Zenbook 13 OLED (UX325), ASUS is going mainstream with the OLED panels so that not only high-valued devices can enjoy the advantages, but also their mid-range laptops too.

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ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP5401EA) Key Specs 

  • Display:  14.0", 4K UHD (3840 x 2400), 16:10 OLED touchscreen
  • Processor: Equipped with the latest Intel 11th Core processors.
  • Memory: Supports up to 16 GB of memory,
  • Storage: 1TB PCIe 4.0x4 NVMe SSDs
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
  • Body Material: Aluminum

Truly Sensational Display

As for any convertible laptop, what makes it a different class to others is its display. The ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP5401) features a 14-inch 4K OLED HDR 16:10 display with a 4-sided NanoEdge design, which is with incredibly slim 2.9 mm bezels on its external borders to provide an up to 92% screen to body ratio. The display supports 3840 x 2400 resolution, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 0.2 ms response time, and is certified VESA DisplayHDR™ 500 True Black, which can support up to 550 nits of peak brightness and 0.0005 nits of deep black brightness, providing creators with a brighter and more detailed viewing experience. Also, the 16:10 display allows the UP5401EA to command a larger display area, hence can display more information, allowing users to have a better user experience

A good reason to consider the Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP5401EA) is because of its Professional-grade true-to-life colours – ASUS OLED laptops deliver exceptionally detailed and realistic visuals, with a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. 

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Incredible Specifications

Although built to have a thin and light form factor, the ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP5401EA) is equipped with the 11th gen Intel® Core processors. It supports up to 16 GB of on-board memory and a 1TB PCIe 4.0x4 NVMe M.2 SSD. To ensure a comprehensive connectivity experience, the ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP5401EA) is equipped with two Thunderbolt 4, a standard HDMI 2.0, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, along with a microSD card reader. It is powered by a 63 Whr battery which can provide long battery life— more than enough to cover a day of work or play unplugged. 

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Approx. from 1.4 kg 

Improved Computing Performance with the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Integrated Intel® Iris® Xe graphics

The Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP5401EA) is powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics. The 11th Gen Intel® Coreprocessors provides better computing performance and can enable FHD gameplay at up to 60 fps with better battery life and mobility than previously possible. The new processors are a game changer for modern creative workflows with Intel® Deep Learning Boost AI acceleration and AV1 media encoding and decoding technology. 


Multitask Quickly with AIPT - ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology

The ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP5401EA) features ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT) that can boost the CPU power setting from 15W to 42W, providing users with powerful performance to quickly complete various tasks. 

The ASUS Intelligent Performance Technology greatly enhances the processor’s efficiency to boost the laptop’s performance, thanks to the high-quality thermal module and fan design of the Asus Zenbook 14 Flip OLED which allows the CPU operates even at 42W nonstop.

Long Battery Life for All-Day Use

A fully powered Zenbook 14 Flip (UP5401EA) allow users to work an entire day without charging thanks to the 63-watt-hour battery that offers long battery life.  


Equipped with the USB-C® Easy Charge support, means that the ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED can be used with a wide range of standard USB-C chargers (5V-20V). Users can enjoy ultrafast charging with any Power Delivery certified charger, including the 100-watt fast-charge adapter supplied with the ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED. It is incredibly convenient to juice up your device on the go with airline chargers, portable chargers or power banks.

Exclusive ASUS NumberPad 2.0 

The exclusive and unique ASUS NumberPad 2.0 is also available on the Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP5401EA). The LED-illuminated numeric keypad is integrated in the touchpad, making up for the lack of physical numeric keypads in the compact laptop. A single-touch sensor at the top-right of the touchpad turns the NumberPad on and off, and a tap on the icon at the top left lets you choose one of two brightness levels. A swipe from the top left icon in any direction on the NumberPad 2.0 will also activate the Calculator app on the main display.

New power key with fingerprint – 

The ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP5401EA) features a new Power key design. It not only avoiding accidental touch by users but also integrates the Fingerprint function, giving users more security login options.

What More?

If your goal is to boost your productivity while adding some bit of class and style to it, look no further than the ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip (UP5401EA), available here.Learn more about the Zenbook 14 Flip (UP5401EA) here

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