The last two decades have seen an explosion in the use of digital technology accelerating our exposure to prolonged screen time especially during the pandemic. According to recent studies, screen time during the COVID-19 lockdowns recorded about 50–70 percent increase in internet. Not surprising, considering it was the only way for adults to remain socio-emotionally connected. For kids, well, we’ve all been guilty of handing them our phones and tablets (or getting them their own device) to keep them occupied and entertained.
However, too much screen time is becoming a big worry with parents as studies also confirm that increased time using digital devices could hurt children’s eyesight—even more than adults.
How are these devices affecting vision? The culprit is the “Blue Light” that comes from these devices. Regular screens produce high amounts of blue light, and this has been linked to problems like blurry vision, eyestrain, dry eye, macular degeneration, and cataracts. It can even cause some sleep issues.
A recent National Eye Institute-funded study said children’s eyes absorb more blue light than adults’ from digital device screens. Research has shown that in a five-year-old child’s eyes, approximately 60% of the received blue-light emissions pass through to the retina, compared to only around 20% for a 60-year-old adult and this might increase a person’s risk of age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration later in life.
With the pandemic creating this new hybrid work setup, many professionals and students are working and studying from home and the amount of time they spend on laptop screens has exponentially increased. If you are sharing a laptop with your children, it might be wiser to invest in an OLED Laptop like the Asus Zenbook 14X OLED.
A TREAT FOR YOUR EYES
OLED technology has become more mainstream in recent years and has been adopted widely for commercial usage, as the OLED panel not just enhances the viewing experience but also ensures good eye health. Due to the nature of the special organic light-emitting compounds they use OLED displays are easier on the eyes compared to LCD displays.
As its name suggests, the Asus Zenbook 14X OLED (UX5401), is a stylishly compact OLED laptop that brings several refinements to the series. Besides its ultra-bright 2.8K OLED HDR NanoEdge display, it now has the latest 12th Generation Intel Core i7 H-series processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, a faster 90Hz refresh rate, Intel WiFi 6E connectivity and ASUS IceCool thermal technology.
The 16:10 2.8K UHD OLED NanoEdge display on the Zenbook 14X OLED delivers stunningly detailed and realistic visuals, with ultra-vivid colors, PANTONE Validated color accuracy, and a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. It’s also VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certified for deep blacks and increased dynamic range.
With its cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, colors reproduced on the display are richer more vivid and lifelike. This makes it an ideal choice for creatives and photographers that work on color-intensive projects. Asus OLED laptops also maintain a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut at both high and low brightness levels as compared to a standard LCD laptop where the color gamut is reduced dramatically at low brightness levels.
DURABLE AND COMPACT
The Zenbook 14X OLED’s all-new slim design achieves that maximum on-the-go productivity. Its 15.9 mm thin chassis retains a full complement of I/O ports, including a USB Type-A port, two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, a standard HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and an audio jack. The Zenbook 14X OLED is also built to last and passes the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810H US military standard for reliability and durability.
The Zenbook 14X OLED comes in Pine Grey color that gives it a classy calm, professional look accentuated by the eccentric spun-metal finish on the lid. For those doing hybrid work, a compact laptop makes it easier to slip into your bag or backpack and bring to wherever your office is for the day.
The full -sized chiclet-style keyboard features Asus “Ergosense” with 3 levels of white backlight. The keyboard has a 19.05 mm key pitch that is the same as a desktop keyboard allowing you to type with comfort and accuracy. Touch typists will appreciate the good tactile feedback and the specially designed key-cap dish matches the shape of your fingertips for a more comfortable and precise feel. Speaking of comfort, the Zenbook OLED 14X also comes with Asus’ ErgoLift hinge that elevates the keyboard by a few degrees for a better typing position. It can be pushed further to 180° to lay flat, should you need to show content with your colleagues around the table.
If you input a lot of numbers, the integration of the Number Pad into the touchpad is quite intuitive. NumberPad 2.0 makes it a dual-function touchpad with an integrated LED-illuminated numeric keypad. Even when NumberPad is activated, the touchpad can be used for cursor control. For security and faster log-ins, the power button doubles as a fingerprint scanner.
For I/O ports, the Zenbook 14X OLED has two ultrafast Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports support that support fast charging, 4K UHD external displays and up to 40 Gbps data transfers, and there’s also an HDMI port and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port alongside a microSD card reader.
For unrivaled audio quality, Zenbook 14X OLED has a Dolby Atmos stereo sound system that’s certified by Harman Kardon. It delivers powerful sound that’s crystal-clear, with the multi-dimensional soundscape of Dolby Atmos whether you are listening to music, watching movies or playing games.
The ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED is equipped with Intel’s 12th Generation Alder Lake-based CPU and our unit has an Intel Core i7-12700H processor and 16GB RAM.As for the battery it comes with a 63Whr battery and 100W USB-type C charger can fully charge it in about an hour.
The new Zenbook 14X OLED laptop makes it a great investment for those young professionals and content creators appreciate a great display with vibrant and accurate colors. It also come pre-installed with a lifetime license of Microsoft Office apps, a free three-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, and two years Global Warranty and ASUS Platinum Protection Warranty on the first year upon purchase.