Inside ASUS ZenBook 14X OLED (UX5401, 11th Gen) – disassembly and upgrade options

Upgradability is not this laptop’s strongest quality. However, you are still able to swap the SSD, and what is great about that, is the support of Gen 4 drives.

Check out all ASUS ZenBook 14X OLED (UX5401, 11th Gen) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

To get inside of this device, you first need to remove the back rubber feet. Then, undo the two Phillips-head screws, as well as the 8 other Torx-head ones. Then, pry the bottom panel and pop it away from the chassis.


2. Battery

Inside we see a rather big 63Wh battery pack. It lasted us for 11 hours of Web browsing, or 8 hours of video playback. If you want to remove it, you first need to unplug the battery connector. Then, undo all 6 Phillips-head screws holding it in place, and take it away from the device.


3. Memory and storage

Here, the memory comes soldered to the motherboard. You get to choose between 8 or 16GB of quad-channel LPDDR4x RAM. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which supports Gen 4 drives.


4. Cooling system

As for the cooling, it is impressive to see two heat pipes, leading to a pair of heat sinks, and two fans. In addition, the VRMs are being cooled as well.

Check out all ASUS ZenBook 14X OLED (UX5401, 11th Gen) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED (UX5401, 11th Gen Intel) in-depth review

For most of us, the laptop is the portal to our work. Some people need larger devices, others rely on small units, but at the end of the day, the use cases depend largely on your workflow. The laptop we have today is intended for people that need a stylish and compact device for office work, photo and light video editing, and not in the last place - mobility. The ZenBook 14X OLED (UX5401) aims to provide all of the aforementioned in a package, that some would name the sweet spot of business computing. It comes with a 14-inch 16:10 display built on OLED technology. You get to choose between[...]

Pros

  • Great performance from a ULV chip
  • Strong aluminum chassis
  • 100% sRGB and DCI-P3 coverage + HDR support
  • High resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Deep blacks and virtually infinite contrast ratio
  • NumberPad + ErgoLift
  • 90Hz refresh rate with fast pixel response times
  • Fingerprint reader + MicroSD card slot

Cons

  • Uses PWM below 85 nits
  • Soldered memory
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