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ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED Hands-on Review

ASUS Vivobook S 14

The new ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED (TP3402) is a 14-inch convertible laptop with a slim and lightweight design. It's an ultra-versatile laptop with a 360° hinge that gives users the freedom to work or play based on their preferences.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

With the Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED's 360-degree hinge design, the screen can be rotated and used in multiple modes, including laptop, tablet, stand, and tent modes. ASUS Philippines provided us with a sample to review. Below is our hands-on opinion of this feature-packed laptop.

ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED Specs

Windows 11 Home
14.0-inch, 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED display, 16:10 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, 500nits HDR peak brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, TÜV Rheinland-certified, Touch screen, With stylus support
2.3 GHz Intel Core i7-12700H Processor
ASUS IceCool thermal technology. for accelerated heat transfer
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
8GB DDR4 3200 MHz RAM
512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
Backlit Chiclet Keyboard
1080p FHD camera with privacy shutter
Built-in array microphone
Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (Dual band
Bluetooth 5
1x USB 2.0 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1x Thunderbolt 4 supports display/power delivery
1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS
1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1x DC-in
70 Watt battery, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion
90 Watt fast-charging adapter
Colors: Quiet Blue, Icelight Silver
1.50 kg

Design and Built
It's packed in a standard, recyclable box that includes the Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED laptop, a warranty card, an instruction manual, a 90-watt fast-charging adapter, an ASUS Pen with three extra tips, and a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

The VivoBook S 14 Flip OLED is a stylish laptop. Its design incorporates intricate, small details that make it more attractive and stand out from the crowd with its Quiet Blue and Cool Silver finishes. 

ASUS Vivobook S 14

The aluminum build keeps the weight down to 1.50 kilograms and the thickness to just 18.9 millimeters, making it easy to carry around and easy to slip into a bag.

The 16:10 aspect ratio and the screen's fairly thick bezels add to its boxy appearance. It is strong, solid, and resistant to bending thanks to the metal lid and flexible sturdy plastic base.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

The fact that the lid can be opened with just one hand is a big plus. As we mentioned, there are significant bezels at the bottom of the screen compared to the top and sides, which are both relatively thin. The OLED panel is protected by Gorilla Glass, and there's also a Full HD camera with an integrated privacy shutter that can keep the camera hidden for added security.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

The full-size ASUS ErgoSense keyboard with 19.05 mm key pitch provides good tactile feedback with optimal bounce and key travel of 1.4 mm, and its keycaps are recessed by 0.2 mm, making it comfortable to use. It takes time to become accustomed to this type of keyboard, particularly if you are accustomed to a normal keyboard layout.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

The power button also works as a fingerprint scanner for Windows Hello, which lets you sign in without a password and unlock Windows 11 instantly.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

A large touchpad sits beneath the keyboard, and it features two icons in its upper corners. The ASUS NumberPad 2.0 can be accessed by pressing the leftmost icon. While the other icon can be used to access the calculator by swiping diagonally from the top-left corner. 

ASUS Vivobook S 14

The optional NumberPad 2.0 is a cool feature that is not available on other laptops and simplifies the use of numbers, particularly when working with spreadsheets or when performing quick calculations.

The huge ventilation grill and two speaker cutouts are located at the bottom. While hot air is expelled not just from the back of the laptop, but also from the left side.

360-degree Hinge
It's comforting to know that the Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED's 360-degree hinge will hold up to repeated opening and closing for years to come. 

ASUS Vivobook S 14

ASUS says that the 360-degree hinge has been put through a rigorous open/close test of 20,000 cycles to ensure its durability. 

ASUS Vivobook S 14

This enables the laptop to be used as a tent, a stand, a tablet, or any configuration in between at anytime and anywhere without the risk of damaging the hinge.

Asus deserves credit for putting a lot of connectivity options on the Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED. While lacking Thunderbolt 4, it makes up for it with an HDMI 2.1 port and a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port that supports fast charging.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

There is a single USB-A 2.0 connector on the left side, which is perfect for connecting accessories such as a mouse, keyboard, flash drive, external hard drive, and more.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

On the right side, is the usual HDMI 2.1 port, a fast USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 port with 5 Gbps data transfer speeds, a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port that supports Power Delivery and a display, and a handy 3.5mm audio combo jack.

OLED Display
The 14-inch OLED screen is what makes this laptop stand out from the crowd. It has a stunning 2.8K resolution (2880 by 1800 pixels), a 16:10 aspect ratio, a three-sided NanoEdge 85% screen-to-body ratio, a response time of 0.2 milliseconds, a color gamut that can be customized, and a response time of 0.2 milliseconds.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

The colors are vibrant and you have the option to optimize your display settings according to your usage - entertainment and web content creation, to name a few. ASUS claims that the laptop has a maximum brightness of up to 600 nits and a maximum HDR peak brightness of 500 nits, with coverage of 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut (validated by Pantone). In addition, it emits blue light that is 75% less harmful for eye protection.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

Because of its 16:10 aspect ratio, watching videos on Netflix and other streaming apps like HBO and Disney+ is an enjoyable experience. This ratio is almost ideal, this laptop also has convenient viewing angles, and its blue-light technology allows for extended periods of time spent in front of a screen.

Because it also functions as a touchscreen display, I was able to quickly navigate between tabs whenever I needed to, regardless of whether I was using the device in tablet or tent mode.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

Enjoyable viewing experiences using Netflix and other video streaming services, such as HBO and Disney+, are possible because these services use a 16:9 aspect ratio for their video streams. This laptop offers comfortable viewing angles, and its blue-light technology enables users to spend longer periods of time in front of a screen without experiencing eye strain. For audio, it's equipped with Harman Kardon speakers that produce a sound of pretty good quality.

Because it also functions as a touchscreen display, it's easy to switch between tabs, no matter if you're using the device as a tablet, a tent, or a laptop.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

For casual everyday computing, the display panel will work well unless you’re working on photo or video content editing. Most users will have no issues with color accuracy when working on office documents, browsing the Internet, watching videos, or playing casual games.

The screen has excellent, uniform brightness across the entire panel, which is fantastic. The contrast is also excellent, and the experience as a whole is wonderful.


Under the hood, this laptop is powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Intel Iris Xe graphics, it has standard 8GB DDR4 3200 RAM and a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

 The 8GB of DDR4 RAM is soldered to the motherboard, but there is another SODIMM slot where another 8GB of RAM can be added to improve the performance of running multiple programs at once. Since there is only one Gen 3 M.2 PCIe x4 slot for storage, upgrading means replacing the one that is already there with one that has more storage capacity.

On Geekbench 6, this laptop scored 1,204 points for single-core performance and 5,120 points for multi-core performance, which is comparable to Intel's U-series 12th Gen Core i7 processors, but it's not as powerful as the H-series processor found in the more expensive ASUS Vivobook S14X OLED laptop. It scored 1,385 for single-core performance and 8,852 for multi-core performance on the Cinebench R23 benchmark, which is significantly lower than the H-series Intel configuration.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

 On the Handbrake test, which measures the time required to convert a 4K video to 1080p, the Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED needed 11 minutes and 37 seconds to finish the job. Which is better than the typical 12 minutes and 50 seconds but still slow compared to the average for laptops in its class.

The Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED 512GB SSD is significantly below average in terms of transfer speed, clocking in at just 563 MB/s (764 MBps). The category average was 1200 MBps for other brands like Lenovo and Acer.

Although these benchmarks are useful for determining the capabilities of the processor, they have little bearing on how you will use the laptop on a daily basis, its actual performance, and how it will perform on various tasks.

This laptop is better suited for work than for gaming, it can handle some casual games, but it's more effective as a productivity machine.

While testing the ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED, we subjected it to a variety of productivity tasks, from switching between Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to opening and closing multiple tabs in different web browsers at once, and it never once slowed down or sluggishness, which is quite what we expected for this type of laptop packed with fast processing power and a good amount of RAM and storage.

ASUS preinstalled McAfee Security Suite, but it persistently requests activation, which ruins an otherwise excellent user experience. Personally, it's better to uninstall this software and look for better, lighter, and free antivirus software.

ASUS also added its own tweaks, resulting in a more personalized Flip experience. The myAsus application makes it simple to maintain your system, update software, maximize system performance, and contact ASUS after-sales or customer support. Through MyASUS, you can also access ASUS GIFTBOX which offers a huge array of popular apps and exclusive offers.

ASUS Vivobook S 14

The Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED is a versatile laptop, and there are so many ways to utilize its capabilities. For work, you can use it as a standard PC to perform work or office-related tasks. Use tent mode for a more immersive viewing experience when using your preferred streaming service. If you are more of a creative user, it's best to use its touch capability with the pen to create your own masterpiece using the simple paint application or more complex drawing software.

The Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED is equipped with a 3-cell, 70Wh lithium-ion battery that is capable of providing up to 10 hours of screen time on a single charge. 

ASUS Vivobook S 14

This will easily last you through a full day of activities without the need to stop and recharge. Additionally, the laptop also includes a 90-watt AC fast-charging adapter, which can charge the battery to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes.

Sleek, Premium design
360° flip 
Touch display with Pen support
2.8K OLED display
Good color representation
Great performance for productivity
Full I/O connectivity
Fast WiFi 6 
Large Trackpad with extra features
Fast and reliable fingerprint reader
Silent operation
Impressive battery life

Plastic body
No SD card slot
The display needs color calibration for used for content creation
The keyboard experience could be better
Price is not competitive

The ASUS Vivobook S14 Flip OLED is a versatile and stylish laptop that offers excellent performance and a stunning OLED display. The laptop is suitable for everyday use and can handle multitasking with ease. The laptop's 360-degree hinge allows it to be used in a variety of modes, making it suitable for work, entertainment, and creative tasks. Overall, the ASUS VivoBook S14 Flip OLED is a great laptop that offers excellent value for money.

The ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip OLED (TP3402) is available in all ASUS stores, ASUS online shops, or one of their authorized resellers! Get your hands on it now for only ₱74,995. You can check this link for a list of stores.
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