Thin and light, the versatile white Asus Vivobook S14 S433EA-EB079T Ultrabook with 14-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare screen takes advantage of an Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-11035G7 processor with Iris Xe graphics solution for good performance in everyday use and ability to run not too demanding games. Its responsiveness is enhanced by its fast SSD storage with Intel Optane and it benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard with NumPad as well as a Wi-Fi ax and USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Specifications of the Asus Vivobook S14 S433EA-EB079T
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD IPS NanoEdge thin edges 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||Intel H10: 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) with 32 GB Optane|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, microSD 4.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, via NumberPad (NumPad)|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon SonicMaster speakers (2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 50Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.4 Kg / 324.9 x 213.5 x 15.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus Vivobook S14 S433EA-EB079T
With its Silver White Dreamy White chassis, it sports an elegant and discreet design.
It is cooled by 2 IceBlades fans (87 thin 0.2mm blades in crystal-liquid polymer)
It offers several operating modes depending on the use: Performance (for maximum power), Balanced (balanced) and Whisper (silent, economical).
It can be recharged to 60% in 49 minutes.
Its connectivity is good, including 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 (still rare!), Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications without- wire, an HDMI video output useful for easily connecting this PC to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port or even 3 USBs all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
The entry key of the chiclet keyboard is outlined in yellow to bring a touch of originality. As a backlighting system is integrated, the keys can be distinguished correctly in low ambient light.
The keyboard is accompanied by a NumPad module (NumberPad) which allows you to transform the touchpad when needed into a practical touchscreen numeric keypad for regular digit entry.
And this while like any laptop whose format is less than 15 inches, there is insufficient space to the right of the keyboard to integrate a physical numeric keypad.
The display is entrusted to a screen suitable for High Definition content such as videos by its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Its anti-reflective treatment also makes it more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel. Thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics, the screen displays colors more faithful than the average as well as important vertical and horizontal viewing angles.
Performance, battery life of Asus Vivobook S14 S433EA-EB079T
The Asus Vivobook S14 S433EA-EB079T is a compact 14-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday general-purpose use.
It is indeed equipped with 8 GB of RAM and a low-power Intel Quad Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake processor. However, this duo delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users.
However, it should be noted that to regularly perform work that consumes processor resources, it is better to turn to a PC with a non-low consumption processor.
In any case, the Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake has the advantage of taking advantage of the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution that we tested , much more powerful than the classic Intel UHD 620. Therefore with this Ultrabook, we can look at photos and videos but also play opus not too demanding in graphic resources. On the storage side, Asus has chosen here an Intel Optane H10 solution (tested by us) combining a 512 GB SSD (capacity similar to the standard for hard disks) with a 32 GB Intel Optane module.
If the contribution of Optane is significant when this technology is coupled to a hard drive, it is very little when it is associated with an SSD.
The fact remains that an SSD is silent, more energy efficient than a hard drive, more robust and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. We thus obtain, for example, much faster starts / stops, treatments and launches of applications thanks to the SSD, and we reach faster on the cards of online games.
Of course, if you ever need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C / Thunderbolt device then represents an interesting solution to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the compactness, finesse and lightness, pending more concrete tests, expect about 7 hours of battery operation in light use.