Review of ASUS VivoBook S 14 OLED K3402Z, Intel Evo that can play games


The thing that I like most about ASUS when it comes to laptops is the uniqueness that is presented in each of its products. For a low price class, this factor is not too obvious. However, for the price of Rp. 8 million and above, many ASUS laptop products have their own characteristics and uniqueness.

For example, the ASUS VivoBook S 14 OLED K3402Z.

This laptop is priced in the tens of millions. Prices are quite common for a thin ultra-portable laptop. In fact, this laptop has received Intel Evo certification.

What is Intel Evo?

Simply put, this is a new standard created by Intel for a laptop that is thin, light, performs well, and has a long battery life.

If in the past Intel presented the Ultrabook as the standard for thin laptops, now Intel presents the Intel Evo name. This title is not just a gimmick. The reason is, laptops that are labeled “Intel Evo” must meet certain conditions.

The most common requirements are the use of the new generation Intel Core i5 and i7, the use of an M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 4.0 SSD, a minimum of 8 GB of RAM, a Full HD screen, and a battery that has at least 8 hours of endurance.

With these various conditions, of course not all thin laptops at a price of tens of millions and above can meet the Intel Evo. Although of course the Intel Evo is not a benchmark whether a laptop is good or not.

So, what about the ASUS VivoBook S 14 OLED K3402Z? Does this laptop just meet the Intel Evo certification? What are the advantages offered by this laptop?

Especially in the tens of millions, ASUS has many interesting laptop lines. From the special creators and for games through the TUF series.

Because I am also curious about this laptop, I tried to review or review the ASUS VivoBook S 14 OLED K3402Z. Not just reviewing, I also made this laptop my main work device for about 3 weeks.

Just take a look at the review of the ASUS VivoBook S 14 OLED K3402Z after the following specification info.

ASUS VivoBook S 14 OLED K3402Z Specifications

ASUS VivoBook S 14 OLED K3402Z
  • Screen: 14-inch, OLED, 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED 16:10 aspect ratio, 0.2ms response time, 90Hz refresh rate, 600nits HDR peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 1,000,000:1, VESA CERTIFIED Display HDR True Black 600, 1.07 billion colors, PANTONE Validated, Glossy display, 70% less harmful blue light, SGS Eye Care Display, Screen-to-body ratio: 85 %
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor 2.3 GHz (24M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 6P+8E cores)
  • Graphic Card: Intel® Iris Xe Graphics
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 on board, 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM
  • Storage: 512 GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 4.0 SSD
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) (Dual band) 2*2 + Bluetooth 5
  • Port: 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt™ 4 supports display / power delivery, 1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS, 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
  • Camera: 720p HD camera with privacy shutter
  • Battery: 70WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion

Fill Box

The version I’m reviewing this time is the ASUS VivoBook S 14 OLED K3402Z Intel Core i7 variant with 16 GB RAM support. Therefore, references and benchmarks will refer to this variant.

For this variant, the packaging box tends to be ordinary. In it also not many printilan or other accessories. Only laptop and 90 Watt charger.

At least that’s for the unit we reviewed. Because this is a loan laptop, the contents of the box for retail sales are different. However, usually it’s not too much different. So not much will be discussed at this point.

Body Design and Keyboard

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The interesting thing about the design is actually the concept of a lightweight laptop that is able to present a large screen.

If 2020 and below, tens of millions of laptops rarely have the concept of a large screen with a thin body. With the dimensions it offers, which are 31.64 x 22.45 x 1.89 cm, this laptop seems compact in the hand. Moreover, it weighs only 1.5 kg.

This compact design combines with a design concept that ASUS calls the Metallic lid. This design is quite cool with the ASUS VivoBook logo on the back of the screen which is quite distinctive.

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Wrapped in an attractive metal color, this laptop is quite attractive if taken out and used in public places, such as cafes for example. But it might also not be too flashy for some people.

It’s just that judging by its distinctive design, people have guessed that this is an ASUS laptop which is pretty cool for its price class.

For the Indonesian market, this laptop comes in two color variants. The first is Neutral Grey, the gray variant I tested. One more variant is Indie Black aka black. There is one more variant, namely the green color aka Black Green. It’s just that on the official ASUS website, there is no option to buy this variant.

The interesting thing about the design is the logo display that stands out with the choice of color variants that are young at heart. Of course this will make users feel cooler when using this laptop anywhere.

This cool body combines with presence port which is quite complete. Call it on the right, pinned 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, 1 HDMI 2.1 TMDS port, and also 1 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack port.

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Not to forget, there are 2 Thunderbolt ™ 4 ports that are positioned side by side. Both of these ports can be used for charging or for external display needs. In fact, the supported screens can reach 4 screens.

I couldn’t try this part of the Thunderbolt™ 4 port. To use the second screen, I use the HDMI port, considering that most external screens in Indonesia still use the HDMI port.

For this part of the HDMI port, there are few complaints. In my personal opinion, all the ports piled on the right are less aesthetic for cabling. Especially if 2 Thunderbolt™ 4 ports and an HDMI port are used together.

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One of the ports can actually move to the left. In this section, there is only 1 USB 2.0 Type-A port. This port alone. The presence of this port appears to be only used as a means of installing a USB dongle for a mouse or other accessory device.

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