Compact and design, the Asus VivoBook F412UA-EK334T first attracts the eye with a neat look. Asus has provided a full HD borderless screen that will delight moviegoers and a base for a fairly basic office use since operated by Windows 10S but the components are not left with a responsive heart with SSD storage. The backlit keyboard will also be a great help to work in the dark and NumPad numeric keypad very useful for entering repeated numbers but it will not expect much from the small battery and its format is not the thinnest for a 14 inch
Asus VivoBook F412UA-EK334T
|Slab||14 “Full HD 60Hz 250nits NanoEdge (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Pentium Gold Core Dual 4417U Kaby Lake Refresh (2.3 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||4 GB (soldered) DDR4 2133 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (free)|
|Storage space||128GB SSD M.2|
|Graphic card||Intel HD 610 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) Harman Kardon|
|webcam||Yes, 720p HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2)|
|Card reader||Yes, microSD|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 S 64 bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 2 cells 32Whr|
|Autonomy announced||6 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||322 x 212 x 19|
|Weight||1.5 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, Precision multi-touch touchpad with NumPad (numeric keypad)|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus VivoBook R420UA-EK150T
With its sleek design and narrow NanoEdge screen borders, the Asus Vivobook F412UA-EK334T does not lack charm. Its small weight of 1.5 kg and its compact size (322 x 210 mm) make it the perfect little companion for studious outings. Its silver metallic finish is embellished with no particular finish for a purest appearance, a mark of elegance and sobriety. Note that Asus reinforces the back of the aluminum cover for more robustness.
The keyboard is backlit and can boast a “Number Pad” . This is a new feature at Asus that brings up a highlighted keypad (LED backlight) on the touchpad after pressing in its upper right corner. This is very convenient for those who regularly enter numbers.
The screen directly serves the aesthetics of the ultrabook and its refined contours NanoEdge will not only increase the feeling of immersion but also allow to slide a slab of 14 inches in a 13-inch chassis. It has a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px) that provides a healthy display density to modulate the display or view in the best conditions High Definition content. In addition, the antireflection treatment facilitates the viewing in strong ambient light and the viewing angles are stabilized despite the use of TN. Note that the screen is placed on ErgoLift hinges that will raise the keyboard base when opening the lid,
Well distributed, connectivity brings together most of the interfaces currently expected at this level of range. There is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and two Type-A USB ports, one of which is still limited by the 2.0 standard. A USB Type-C is also part of it as well as the modules Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2. No fingerprint reader on the menu, however.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook R420UA-EK150T
Built around a recent Pentium Dual Core 4417U Gold mobile processor and 4GB of RAM, the ultrabook boasts a heart that will honor all common tasks like surfing the web, playing video or Work on Office with a nice fluidity in multitasking. Nevertheless, it will hardly be able to deal with more demanding, if not a little light edition. Similarly, the graphics processor HD 610 solution will not satisfy the players but ensures smooth use and the RAM will not follow if you push the multitasking in Windows 10 “S” (migration to Windows 10 Pro free but beware of the place it takes on the SSD).
A dedicated 128GB SSD is responsible for storage, which could upset some. Asus prefers to prioritize system responsiveness over capacity here and that’s all to his credit, even though storage as such will be severely hampered by the remaining 90 GB after OS / Recovery installation and programs. This solution also provides a particularly fast work environment with very low loading times, and is more robust, energy efficient and quiet than a traditional hard drive.
Finally, the battery of small capacity (32 Whr) should not allow to take advantage of the nomadic profile of the ultrabook with 4-5 hours of autonomyin Internet browsing with active Wifi.