Asus as of late propelled an invigorated arrangement of VivoBook PCs called the VivoBook 14 and VivoBook 15 in India. Of the two, the 14-inch adaptation professes to be the world’s littlest, most brilliant 14-inch Ultrabook. This is a fairly odd and outrageously explicit title to stake guarantee to, however what will be will be. The new workstation arrangement centers around smallness and mid-go execution so as to hit that beginning cost of Rs. 49,990.
Be that as it may, as opposed to just drop great parts into a fundamental skeleton, which would have been the easy method to accomplish this valuing objective, the VivoBook 14 X412FA really comes in different splendid shading choices and brags of a cutting edge plan, with thin fringes around its showcase. Every one of the highlights point towards it being a fun little PC, and it’s presently time to check whether it delivers on that guarantee.
Asus VivoBook 14 plan
The VivoBook 14 utilizes a plastic suspension, yet the plastics are of high caliber and feel durable. We didn’t see any flex in the bodywork, console zone, or even the cover. We have the brilliant Peacock Blue shading trim, which looks great. The shading shifts among purple and blue contingent upon the edge you take a gander at it. The different Asus VivoBook 14 shading choices are Slate Gray and Transparent Silver.
Asus Vivobook 14 composing ndtv AsusThe Asus VivoBook 14 is minimal and light, making it simple to go with
The showcase looks gigantic, generally because of the thin bezels on three of its sides. The ones on the left and right are simply 5.7mm thick, while the one on the top is somewhat thicker so it can accomodate the webcam. The base bezel is a lot more extensive however you don’t see the vast majority of it since the shrewd pivot instrument shrouds the base segment of the top, behind the PC’s body. This likewise lifts the base of the workstation up by two degrees, which offers a superior ergonomic composing position.
The 14-inch show on the Asus VivoBook 14 has a full-HD goals and a 16:9 angle proportion. The board doesn’t have the best survey edges, and hues look a little quieted because of the restricted 45 percent inclusion of the NTSC shading range. It’s a 60Hz board and you get a matte, against glare covering, which is useful when working under a great deal of counterfeit lighting.
The console territory is a solitary bit of plastic and there isn’t any flex in the console even with thorough composing. The keys have comfortable travel, are all around divided, and have three degrees of backdrop illumination. The size of the trackpad is genuinely liberal and following is smooth. You get a unique finger impression sensor in the upper right corner of the trackpad, which functioned admirably for us.
Asus Vivobook 14 ports ndtv AsusThe Asus VivoBook 14 offers a decent determination of physical ports, yet we wish it had a full-sized SD card peruser
The Asus VivoBook 14 offers a good determination of ports for a 14-inch workstation. You get two full-sized USB ports (one USB 2.0 and a second USB 3.1 Gen1), a USB Type-C port, a HDMI yield, an earphone/amplifier combo port, and a microSD card opening. The last is a bit of disillusioning to see as we would have discovered more use for a full-sized SD card opening. Strangely, even the 15-inch model of this arrangement doesn’t have a full-sized one.
There are two stereo speakers, set at the base, on either side of the PC. You likewise get a couple of air vents here yet so as to get to the RAM or capacity gadgets, you’ll need to evacuate the whole base board as there’s no speedy access incubate. In the crate, the PC ships with a couple of manuals and a 45W charger. The charger is a little, square block which is very portable.
Asus VivoBook 14 determinations and highlights
The VivoBook 14 is accessible with either a Core i3 or a Core i5 Intel CPU. Our audit unit — the Asus Vivobook 14 X412FA — highlighted an Intel Core i5-8265U eighth era quad-center CPU with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. In certain business sectors, the VivoBook 14 is additionally accessible with a discretionary 1TB hard circle notwithstanding the SSD, yet Asus has affirmed to Gadgets 360 that it doesn’t plan to bring these models, or the one with Core i3 CPUs to India. In any case, you can choose a model with a Nvidia GeForce MX230 designs card, which is at present being sold in here.
Asus VivoBook 14 application ndtv AsusThe Asus Sync application on the Asus VivoBook 14 is perfect and very much planned
The 8GB of detailed framework memory is a blend of 4GB of welded RAM and a 4GB RAM module (as indicated by CPUz application). You can swap a 8GB module into the sole opening, which will expand the all out framework RAM to a limit of 12GB. Remote availability on the Asus VivoBook 14 comes as double band Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2.
This Asus VivoBook 14 ships with Windows 10 Home 64-bit, and notwithstanding a portion of the pre-introduced Windows Store applications, you likewise get a preliminary rendition of McAfee LiveSafe antivirus and some applications from Asus. Asus Sync gives you a chance to get warnings of calls and SMS notices from your telephone on your workstation, like Dell’s Mobile Connect. It likewise allows you to make and send SMS messages. The MyAsus application is your one-stop-look for refreshing drivers, changing the presentation’s shading profile, changing battery charging settings, and tidying up garbage documents. The application is all around structured and simple to utilize.
Asus VivoBook 14 execution and battery life
The VivoBook 14 makes for an excellent portable work workstation. Its smaller size and low weight make it exceptionally simple to slip all through most knapsacks, and the SSD guarantees that Windows rushes to continue from rest at whatever point you need it. The unique mark sensor includes an additional layer of comfort, which we appreciate.
The HD camera isn’t really awful when utilized inside, and film we took wasn’t discernibly grainy even with just diminish encompassing lighting. In any case, what truly makes this a decent work PC is that comfortable console. The keys aren’t excessively loud, the backdrop illumination is anything but difficult to flip on or off, and the great size and situating of the trackpad implies we didn’t need to manage undesirable contacts when composing.
For interactive media use, the VivoBook 14 falls somewhat short essentially because of the showcase’s powerlessness to deliver lively hues. Brilliance is more than satisfactory however the board just doesn’t have a wide powerful range, so hues will in general look dull and blacks are not unmistakable enough. This isn’t perfect when watching motion pictures or TV appears with dominatingly dim scenes.
Asus Vivobook 14 keys ndtv AsusThe Asus VivoBook 14 is comfortable to utilize, notwithstanding for long composing sessions
Vertical survey edges are tight as well, and even a slight tilt far from the sweet spot makes hues and differentiation change. We attempted Asus’ ‘Striking’ shading profile and ‘Tru2Life’ video improvement highlight in the MyAsus application, yet neither of them had any real effect.
The stereo speakers are very frail as well. Indeed, even at full volume, we now and again needed to battle to hear exchange in recordings or the sounds being played in different applications.
Since we got the model without a committed illustrations card, we weren’t anticipating much as far as gaming execution. Substantial titles, for example, Shadow of The Tomb Raider attempted to try and load, regardless of turning the goals and illustrations settings down. We would be wise to karma with increasingly easygoing titles, for example, Asphalt 9: Legends from the Windows Store. Benchmark numbers aren’t excellent, however thinking about the mid-run CPU and absence of a GPU, that wasn’t astonishing.
PCMark 10 restored a score of 3,505 while 3DMark Fire Strike gave us only 1,119 points. The File System benchmark in SiSoft Sandra demonstrated guarantee on account of the PCIe NVMe SSD. Both consecutive and arbitrary read transmission capacity were in the Gigabit every subsequent range, while compose data transfer capacity drifted around 930MB/s.
We at long last come to battery life, which is somewhat frail thinking about that this PC just has a 2-cell, 37WHr battery. In the unpleasant Battery Eater Pro benchmark, the VivoBook 14 X412FA went on for 2 hours and 35 minutes, which is shockingly fair.
Be that as it may, with real everyday use, the Asus VivoBook 14 found the middle value of just around 4.5-5 hours with medium to light outstanding tasks at hand. This was with the console backdrop illumination on, irregular sound gushing over Bluetooth, and the presentation splendor set to around 70 percent. We thought that it was hard to extend a full charge for a whole workday, so sooner or later, you should charge this workstation in case you’re utilizing it constant.
The Asus VivoBook 14 hits the sweet spot, generally, when you consider the highlights and execution you get at this cost. The model we surveyed has an official selling value (MOP) of Rs. 54,990 however this fluctuates a bit with offers and during deals, which can bring it lower to even Rs. 48,990, which is what it’s going for as of now. It’s difficult to locate some other 14-inch PC with these particulars at this online cost. Add to that, the phenomenal form quality, present day plan, and conservative size, and you have yourself an awesome work PC.
One of its weaknesses is the somewhat dull showcase, which isn’t the best for watching recordings, so it’s not perfect for interactive media use. Battery life, while conventional for the limit, could have been something more, and we would have favored a full-sized SD card opening rather than a microSD one.
In the event that you’re searching for better gaming execution, at that point you can get the X412FJ-EK177T model with a Nvidia GeForce MX230 GPU for Rs. 59,990. Asus additionally has a VivoBook 15 arrangement, with fundamentally the same as setups as the 14 arrangement, all estimated under Rs. 60,000, on the off chance that you need a bigger presentation.
Generally, the Asus VivoBook 14 positions high on our suggestion list in case you’re searching for a minimized Ultrabook with quick and adequate stockpiling at a sensible cost.