The Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition contains unique off-white sequences and patterns that reflect the Mir Space Station in orbit as a tribute to ASUS laptops’ 25 years in space. Someone viewing the laptop for the first time might think the design seems scratched. However, space aficionados will be thrilled to learn that the orbit is encoded in dashed lines of Morse code that may be translated to the Latin phrase “Ad Aspera per Astra,” which means “through adversity to the stars.” The bottom of the laptop likewise bears the same engraving.

ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop

Tushar Mehta/SlashGear The second most interesting feature of the laptop is the 14-inch touch-enabled 90Hz OLED display (as implied by the name). The first is the outside lid’s minuscule 3.5-inch rectangular monochrome OLED display. This display can be used to display a bespoke logo or a continuous animation as desired, and that is undoubtedly eye-catching.

The edges of the bottom case taper and become thinner as they move away from the display. There are ports and heat-venting slits on either side, which are readily mistaken for SD card slots because the real card slot is just next to them.

ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition USB Type-C Thunderbold port and hinge

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ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop

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ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop

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ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition carrying pouch

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ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop

SlashGear / Tushar Mehta The 14-inch touchscreen on the Space Edition laptop has a 2.8K (2880 x 1800 pixel) resolution. OLED displays have exceptional contrast, and ASUS says that their display has a high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. (which means the brightest pixels on display are a million times brighter than the darkest pixel). Additionally, the display supports HDR at a brightness level of 60 percent or higher. You must enable the function in settings in order to utilize it.

According to ASUS, the display fully complies with the DCI-P3 color gamut in terms of color accuracy. The display does have a lively feel to it, but it is not quite accurate in terms of color, and you can see the typical yellowing of whites found on other OLED screens. You may want to calibrate the display colors using a more precise and dependable monitor if you edit videos or deal with graphics. The brilliant colors will be perfect, especially while watching videos, if color accuracy is not something you focus on.

In terms of the construction, the display has smooth edges and all of the bezels are fairly narrow, giving the laptop a contemporary look. Similar to MacBooks, the display has a 16:10 aspect ratio, which makes it somewhat more easy to browse the web than 16:9 displays because it allows for more lines of material to fit in one fold.

Tushar Mehta/SlashGear Image 4 With a layer of reflective material covering it, ASUS claims the display has a maximum brightness of 550 nits. The panel feels less bright than my 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, which has an officially claimed brightness of 500 nits (on basic color settings with HDR off). The display’s brightness will be sufficient for any work you give it as long as you are indoors or not seated in direct sunlight.

Due to the vulnerability of OLEDs to pixel burn-in, ASUS employs software capabilities that put the display into a moving screensaver mode to counter the occurrence. In order to avoid burn-in, you can also activate the pixel refresh option, which periodically updates the display even when the laptop is not in use.

ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition stylus

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ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition chiclet keyboard

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ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop

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ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition trackpad
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ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptop

SlashGear / Tushar Mehta The Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition can be used for jobs like data analysis, modeling, or coding in addition to productivity. The laptop is a great option for leisure-related tasks and plays 4K or Blu-ray quality videos with ease and little effort.

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