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Asus VivoBook S 14 Review – Excellent Value for All-Around Performer

There are many kinds of laptops or notebook on these present days, but choosing the right one that is fit for personal requirements may take some time before deciding.

Maybe, for some notebook user, it is a bit difficult, this is because they have to balance their requirements with the available budget

Fortunately, when it comes to a laptop performance, there are laptops out there that have a low price but can stand equally to a more expensive notebook like Asus VivoBook S 14.

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Brand: Asus
Product: VivoBook S 14
Item Model Number: S410UN-NS74
Screen Size: 14-Inch
Style: Standard
Color: Icicle Gold
Weight (lbs/kg): 3.2/1.45
Optical Drive Type: None
Editor’s Rating: 8.5 out of 10

PROS & CONS

PROS: Beautiful display, Slim, lightweight, impressive performance, and provide a reliable today’s productivity performance. It supports fast charging capability and comes with a competitive price too.

CONS: Below-average battery life and moderate built quality.

CONTENT

OVERVIEW


This notebook may be the right choice for all basic to the mid-range tasks, especially for the on-the-go users who are very active with their everyday productivity tasks.

Asus Company has provided another thin, portable, and lights laptop devices, and, it is the Asus VivoBook S. There are numbers of dissimilarities on this laptop series (differ by device specifications & weight).

However, here we are going to discuss the mentioned model with the 8th generation Core i7. It serves up a 14-inch narrow-bezel called NanoEdge display and around 18 mm thin and 1.4kg of weight.

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In other words, these characters make this machine able to challenge the other famous ultraportable notebook as a compact and portable device.

More than that, the Asus VivoBook S notebook also gives out an exceptional performance with the Intel Core i7 (8th generation) quad-core processor installed inside its well-built body, along with 2 gigabytes Nvidia GeForce MX 150 Graphics, and 8 gigabytes DDR4 RAM/memory.

Although, even with all these excellent features, people can get and buy this Asus VivoBook S less than $1000 price range.

SPECIFICATIONS

ASUS VIVOBOOK S 14 S410UN-NS74 DETAILS
Screen Display 14.0 Inch Full HD 1080p Anti-Glare Panel with 178 Degree Wide-Viewing Angle Display
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Dimensions 32.5 cm/12.8″ x 22.6 cm/8.9″ x 1.8 cm/0.7″
Processor/CPU 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U
CPU Performance 4 (Quad-Core), 1.80 GHz (up to 4.0 GHz)
Graphics Card/GPU Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX 150
GPU VRAM 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
RAM/Memory 8 GB DDR4 RAM
Hard Drive 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD (Solid-State Drive)
Operating System Windows 10 Home Edition
Card Reader Multi-Format Card Reader
Webcam HD 720p (1280p x 720 pixels) Camera
Networking Wi-Fi 5/802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Built-in Bluetooth v4.2

DESIGN


To students and office users out there who still searching for a portable laptop to pack around the entire day, which is the price range within $1000, you may want to try the VivoBook S 14.

Additionally, with weight just around 1.4 kg and 18 mm thin makes it a convenient, mobile, and easy-to-carry design in the 14-inch laptop categories.

Through these features design, it can keep you enjoy your word processing tasks and some exciting applications on far and wide.

It might make you feel a little pressure when carrying it (whether it’s inside your backpack or laptop sleeve), but it is lightweight compared to other laptops.

KEYBOARD & TOUCHPAD


More than that, it also provided with lit up island-style (or chiclet-style) keyboard. For some laptop users, using this type of Keyboard can increase their typing accuracy and allows them to feels different experiences when doing their productivity work.

The touchpad is an impressive one, and it can navigate correctly and use WIndows 10 Gestures. Also, the fingerprint sensor is available and attached to its touchpad.

Plus, with the Windows Hello (Windows 10 features) service, it let you easily log into your Windows 10 system. Just a single touch, you can access your notebook and start your work.

DISPLAY


As described above, the VivoBook S has a 14-inch size with an acceptable thin bezel known as the NanoEdge display. It fits into the frame size that makes it looks like a 13-inch display.

In addition to this feature, it has also backed up with a Full HD resolution 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) quality. These qualities are the source for the device, in which the videos, photos, images, and others to appear beautifully, friendly, and colorful on the screen.

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Besides, thanks to the IPS technology the full HD screen resolution characterizes by an anti-glare layer alongside the respectable 178-degree wide-view.

It will let the colors and color distinction remain bright, detailed, and colorful even when we view it from the edged-angle. The Asus VivoBook S 14 screen qualities may surpass other features from this device in terms of attraction.

CONNECTIVITY


For someone active with his work, the connectivity factor is significant. In this case, the mentioned device also offers a quite broad in connectivity.

On the right side, there a USB 3.1 Type-C port X 1, USB 3.1 Type-A port X 1, HDMI Port (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) for video output, and headset jack.

Other than that, on the left edge, there are two USB 2.0 ports along the side of an SD card slot. All of these features make it broad compatibility for the display, external component (external HDD, SSD, flash drive, and other similar things), and projector.

Although, there is no internal optical drive (which can read and writes data from an optical disk such as CDs, DVDs, and Blue Ray).

COOLING SYSTEM


Overheating problems can affect laptop performance and responsiveness. According to the official Asus website on VivoBook S 14 features details, they have provided a productive cooling system known as IceCool Technology on this device.

The uses of specific materials, creative internal design, and smart fan control allow this laptop to prevent overheating issues.

BATTERY


Concerning the battery performance, this device is barely for the average level. Generally, it’s not the worse but not indeed at the highest level of performance.

Luckily, the VivoBook S 14 has a fast charging ability. To that end, if it’s running out of power, you need the charger pack along with the laptop.

When using Asus VivoBook S 14 laptop, if you are working with basic productivity tasks and standard internet surfing, you can expect the battery can last around four hours with the full charge.

AUDIO


As for audio quality, this device has Asus SonicMaster technology. Based on the information that Asus provides, SonicMaster is a merging element from its hardware quality and software. With this technology, it’ll ensure good quality sound and bass.

CONCLUSION


If you are on the go user and want to find a laptop with a budget of less than $1000 range, you might want to take a look at this laptop.

This notebook is stable while running more than ten tabs at the same time and moderate productivity tasks performer.

Besides, with the NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 dedicated graphics card, VivoBook S notebook can entertain you with some today’s favorite games and allows you to use photo editing applications (e.g., Photoshop).

However, for the versatile gamer who loves play more games with intense graphics, laptops like Asus ROG Hero Edition and MSI GV62 8RD may help.


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5 Comments

  1. JB

    I’ve owned a lot of laptops over the years. I’m a big fan of Asus. Lately, I’m been in the mode to get a need a new laptop, I appreciate details. As it gives me something to compare against some of the other reviews on your site.

  2. Mutsumi

    I’ve never heard of ASUS vivobook before but now I’m starting to see its value. My partner is actually in the market for a laptop so I will pass this info to him and I’m sure he will love it. It looks like we don’t always have to spend over $1000 to get a quality laptop nowadays. That’s amazing. Thanks for the thorough review.

  3. Avery

    Hi, I am quite new, this is the first time I tried to give some comments. your website looks quite “advanced” unlike beginner’s blog. You provided a lot of information regarding the Asus VivoBook S series with images. should be quite helpful for potential buyers. Your site looks neat and in good order. I have one question: Why are there so much space between “Battery Life” and “Sound quality” ? Are there some hidden images somewhere? or for other purposes? Regards,

    • Rsln

      Hi Avery,
      thanks for the comment, i think it’s a space for ads and sorry if you having trouble when reading this review. i’ll fix those sooner or later

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