When we saw the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X with its specs, we found out that it is indeed a very nice laptop. It has a great build quality, an OLED screen, and decent specs. However, combining that NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU with a really high but weird resolution of 2880×1800, the question becomes – can this RTX 3050 Laptop GPU handle all of those pixels?

To answer that question, we have to go through the specs first:

  • 14-inch screen
    •  OLED
    • 2880×1800 pixels
    • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Intel Core i5-11300H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop
  • 16GB RAM @ 3200MHz
  • 512GB SSD

All in all, my concern is due to that GPU and also the resolution. It’s unconventional. Also, it’s using a 16:10 aspect ratio and I truly appreciate that.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED N7400P

By the way, by looking at the specs, we can predict that the performance is pretty similar to the ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED M3500Q but since this is a much higher resolution display, the performance is definitely going to differ.

Anyway, for this test, we fired up Halo Infinite. Immediately, I can tell that the experience is not going to be good. Look at this.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED N7400P
So small 🤏

Microsoft – you really need to fix the scaling issues. It’s system-wide. Even in Halo Infinite, that login screen is TINY. And Windows 10 was already at 200% scaling.

Test 1

Anyway, jumping into Halo Infinite with the lowest graphical settings – we were able to get about 30fps somewhere around that. It’s definitely not the best, but hey – at least it’s playable and I still manage to get some kills.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED N7400P

From what I can see here, the 4GB of VRAM is sufficient to play Halo Infinite in its lowest graphical settings preset, but unfortunately, the GPU hit its limit already. From what we can find out, the RTX 3050 Laptop on this machine can only boost up to 40W and that’s the absolute maximum.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED N7400P

Not too bad, but the fans were about to take off into the stratosphere at this time. My YouTube video was playing from my desktop – I can’t hear it at all.


Test 2

Then I also redid the same test but this time I dropped the resolution to 1920×1200. It’s a more conventional resolution of 1080p, but in 16:10 aspect ratio. The performance coming out of it is a lot better and smoother too.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED N7400P

We are testing it with uncapped frame rate to see how far it can go, but to our surprise – it seems like this game’s lowest graphical settings preset is designed specifically for 1080p 60fps gaming because that’s exactly what we got.

By lowering down the resolution to 1920×1200, we got it Halo Infinite to run at around 60fps with this RTX 3050 Laptop running at 40W max.

ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED N7400P

Verdict?

This ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED N7400P is definitely not a gaming laptop. It’s a laptop that is perfect for content consumption like Netflix or YouTube since that OLED screen is beautiful, good for work and even content creation, while also being able to play some games on the side.

Yes, we had to lower the resolution of Halo Infinite to 1920×1200 to be able to play at 60fps but for me, that’s not an issue. Halo Infinite is such a fast-paced game that I don’t even notice the drop in resolution at all. There is just no time for sightseeing.

You can also watch our full review of the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED N7400P over at Nasi Lemak Tech too.

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