Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13.5 vs Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3402)

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Evaluation of Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13.5 and Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3402) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13.5
  • Slightly easier to carry: weighs 120 grams less (around 0.26 lbs)
  • Display has support for touch input
Advantages of the Asus Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3402)
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 90 versus 60 Hz
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 2 versus 1
  • Features a much bigger (~58%) battery – 75 against 47.4 watt-hours
  • Around 38% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Thinner bezels and 4% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Better webcam recording quality
  • Provides 50% higher max. screen brightness: 600 vs 400 nits
  • 21% sharper screen – 243 versus 201 pixels per inch (PPI)

Value for money

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 1.27 kg (2.8 lbs) 1.39 kg (3.06 lbs)
Dimensions 308 x 223 x 14.5 mm
12.13 x 8.78 x 0.57 inches
313.6 x 220.6 x 16.9 mm
12.35 x 8.69 x 0.67 inches
Area 687 cm2 (106.5 inches2) 692 cm2 (107.3 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~79% ~82.2%
Side bezels 11.3 mm 6.1 mm
Colors Black, Gray Blue, Green
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 135° 180°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 1 1
Noise level (max. load) 39 dB -


Size 13.5 inches 14 inches
Refresh rate 60 Hz 90 Hz
PPI 201 ppi 243 ppi
Aspect ratio 3:2 16:10
Resolution 2256 x 1504 pixels 2880 x 1800 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, HDR10
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen Yes No
Coating Glossy Glossy
Ambient light sensor Yes No
Screen space comparison
Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3402)
14″ (16:10 ratio) = 88.1 in2
Surface Laptop 5 13.5
13.5″ (3:2 ratio) = 84.1 in2
~4% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 1300:1 1000000:1
sRGB color space 97% -
DCI-P3 color gamut - 100%
Response time - 1 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time 2:00 hr 1:50 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left, Right Right
Charge power 65 W 65 W
Weight of AC adapter 305 grams -


CPU name
Base frequency 1.3 GHz 1.7 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores 10 (2P + 8E) 12 (4P + 8E)
Threads 12 16
L3 Cache 12 MB 12 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1100 MHz
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR5X LPDDR5
Memory speed 5.2 Gbps 4.8 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 640 640
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 40 40
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 20 20
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 2x4 GB
Clock 5200 MHz 4800 MHz
Upgradable No No


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable No Yes
Total slots - 1
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip - Realtek ALC3288
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness ~78 dB -
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v6 v6E
Bluetooth v5.1 v5.3
Fingerprint No Yes
Infrared sensor Yes No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
USB-A 1x USB 3.1 1x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 4.0 2x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI No 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader No Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes No


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.3 mm 1.4 mm
Size 11.5 x 7.7 cm 13.0 x 7.4 cm
Surface Glass Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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