Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W, 14″ AMD Hexa Core thin, fast and light laptop – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W

Versatile thin and light laptop equipped with a powerful AMD Hexa Core Ryzen 5 4600H processor,Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W The 14-inch Full HD anti-reflective display is enhanced by its fast 512 GB SSD storage. This compact laptop with a sleek and rugged silver design, running on Windows 11, is also equipped with USB-C connectivity and a Radeon Vega 6 graphics module for playing lightweight titles.

Best known price: €699

Features of Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W

screen(s) 14” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir (3.0 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 45W)
Installed RAM (max) 8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (free)
Graphics card AMD Radeon Vega 6 integrated into the processor
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)
plug 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4
Network Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1
Backlit keyboard
Numeric keypad
Windows Hello
Sound system 2 Sonic Master speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Advertised autonomy / battery 5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 42Wh
Weight/dimensions (mm) 1.5 kg / 324.9 x 213.9 x 19.9

Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W against the competition

Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W is currently offered by Baker and is positioned as one of the few in its category that offers such a powerful processor.

Chassis, connector, screen of the Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W

Rugged to US military strength standard MIL-STD-810H, this thin and light general purpose laptop looks sleek and understated with its bright silver Icelight Silver design.

The connection is correct, consisting of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules for remote connections and communication, an HDMI video output useful to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor, for example an audio port or 3 USB -compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices.

Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W

Too bad, however, not to find newer and efficient Wi-Fi ax and Bluetooth 5 modules, nor a backlight system for keys on the chiclet keyboard.

In any case, lovers of High Definition content will appreciate that the screen uses a Full HD definition associated with a 16:9 format suitable for playing videos. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (eg outside) than a blank panel.

Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W

The Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W is a processor-efficient, compact laptop, designed for general daily use.

It delivers a good overall performance that is able to satisfy many users because it is based on 8 GB of RAM combined with an old generation AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 4600H Hexa Core Renoir processor that reveals its full potential. under software that exploits the greedy multicore in CPU resources.

If gamers want to go their own way, since there is no dedicated graphics card on board, thanks to the Radeon Vega 6 solution directly integrated into Ryzen 5, you can view photos and videos and even indulge in light games.

Asus Vivobook 14X S1402IA-EK014W

Best known price: €699

On the storage side, there is an SSD that competes with the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while being silent, less energy demanding, more robust and much faster.

In practice, thanks to the SSD, we achieve much faster start/stop, processing and launch of applications than with a hard disk, or even a faster arrival on the cards in online games.
In general, the SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and fluidity of use than a hard drive.

However, in the event that 512 GB would be too tight, we can of course rely on an external storage device such as a USB 3.0 device to achieve fast transfers.

Finally, on the autonomy side, count on around 5 hours of battery in light use for this elegant and robust versatile laptop whose transport is facilitated by its compactness, finesse and lightness.
Expect it to be loud and hot under heavy load (eg treatments).

If necessary to limit temperatures, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the measurements carefully!).

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