Our review of the Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W
Elegant with its thin and light light silver design, theAsus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W is a versatile compact laptop with a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen that performs well, including multimedia processing thanks to its 16 GB RAM and its AMD Hexa Core Cezanne Ryzen 5 5600H processor with Radeon Vega 7 graphics module that is in able to run games light. With fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts responsiveness, this Windows 11-powered laptop features a backlit keyboard with NumPad numeric keypad module, webcam cover to protect privacy, and a Wi-Fi hub and USB-C connection.
Features of Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W
|screen(s)||14″ Full HD IPS 45% NTSC 300cd/m² 16/10 with thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne (3.3 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphics card||AMD Radeon Vega 7|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|plug||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi axis (2×2), Bluetooth 5|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, through NumPad 2.0|
|Sound system||2 Dolby Home Theater speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||8 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 50Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||1.6kg / 317.1 x 222 x 19.9-19.9mm|
Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W against the competition
The Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W is currently available at Darty and Fnac. It is positioned as one of the most powerful processors in its category.
Chassis, connector, screen of the Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W
With its thin and light transparent silver design, resistant to 99% of bacteria thanks to Asus Antibacterial Guard technology, it has a sober and elegant look.
Robust due to its compliance with the MIL-STD-810H military resistance standard, it can open to 180° completely flat and is cooled by IceCool technology using 1 fan (87 blades) connected to 2 heat pipes and air outlets.
The connectivity options integrated into this versatile laptop are good, consisting of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (more efficient and newer than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communication, an audio port, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to e.g. a TV or monitor, but also 3 USBs including 2 USB 3.0 (compatible USB 2.0) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
Present at the top of the screen, the webcam comes with a physical cover to maintain privacy, which many users will appreciate.
A backlight system equips the chiclet keyboard, which is convenient to better distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.
Good point, the keyboard comes with a NumPad numeric keypad module (NumberPad) that can be activated to turn the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad when you want to enter numbers more easily.
As a reminder, under 15 inches, there isn’t enough room on the right to accommodate a physical numeric keypad.
The screen is well suited for viewing High Definition content such as videos because it uses a Full HD definition associated with a 16:9 format. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (eg outside) than a blank panel. In addition, its horizontal and vertical viewing angles are important thanks to its IPS technology, although not high-end, since the colorimetry here is classic.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W
The Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W is a thin and light, compact laptop for daily use.
The overall performance it delivers is able to attract a maximum of users because it is based on 16GB of RAM and an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne Hexa Core processor.
The latter directly integrates the graphics solution Radeon Vega 7. Admittedly the message, it still allows you to view photos and videos, but also to play light titles.
Those who want to do multimedia work using RAM and multicore, such as video editing or photo editing.
Gamers will go their way though, as will those who need a lot of graphics power.
In any case, SSD storage clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. It must be said that it is much faster, but also less energy demanding, more robust and silent.
In practice, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness than a simple hard drive. Thus we achieve, for example, much faster processing as well as start/stop and launch of software, but also a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard for hard drives. But if you need more space, you can of course use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting possibility to achieve fast transfers.
Regarding the autonomy of this mobile computer, whose compactness, finesse and controlled weight facilitate transport, you can expect about 8 hours of battery life with light use.
However, expect that under heavy load (e.g. treatments), this versatile laptop will heat up and be heard.
To limit temperatures, if necessary, you can add a vented support to this computer (remember to check the measurements carefully!).