Asus presents a new version of its VivoBook S14 freshly landed in the sphere of mid-range ultrabooks. Housed in a sleek, lightweight two-tone chassis, it brings together a Core i3 Skyake, 6GB of RAM and hybrid storage combining a 128GB dedicated SSD and a 500GB hard drive around a matte screen at the edges. refined NanoEdge. Added to this is a USB Type-C connector, a fingerprint reader and a satisfactory autonomy for a successful office experience .
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook S405UA-BV835T
|Slab||14 “WXGA HD (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-6006U Skylake (2.0GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||6 GB (4 GB soldered 2 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz (16 GB), 1 slot (busy)|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 128 GB 500 GB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||Intel HD 520 built into the processor|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster|
|webcam||Yes, VGA with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2)|
|Card reader||SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Fingerprint reader||Yes (to be confirmed)|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced||4 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||326.4 x 225.5 x 18.75-20.15|
|Weight||1.4 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
Asus has optimized the format of its 14-inch, now playing on the measurements of a 13-inch . In spearhead, its weight of 1.4 kg in favor of mobility. Then, the aesthetic gives up the concentric circles look and opts for a cover of an elegant brushed blue-gray decorated with a central golden logo while the interior offers a silver coating with the same brushed effect. The assembly is correct even if the plastic predominates and the refined silhouette is welcome. One regret, however, that the keyboard is not backlit.
Storage is the spearhead in this configuration thanks to a hybrid solution that puts the emphasis on responsiveness without sacrificing space. In principle, the 128 GB of the SSD will contain the operating system and part of the programs / games while the 500 GB hard drive takes care of the storage of your toy library, thus ensuring efficient overall execution, phases of development. turn on / off and fast data copies.
Equipped for office use, the Asus VivoBook S405UA-BV835T is built around a Core i3 Skylake and 6 GB of RAM . Internet browsing, working on Office or video playback are perfectly managed by this duo as well as light photo editing. But this base will not be able to tackle more demanding in terms of applications. Good point, the RAM will offer a small amplitude in multitasking , enough to satisfy the collectors of tabs on the browser.
Without a dedicated graphics card, the ultrabook can only rely on its Intel HD 520 chip integrated into the processor to ensure a minimum of play, knowing that only the old titles can run without a hitch.
The screen has fairly basic specifications, namely a definition HD (1366 x 768 px) and the support of a TN panel with narrow viewing angles and average colorimetry. The good surprise comes from its antireflection treatment which improves the readability of the image in strong ambient light.
Finally, the connection is satisfactory with an SD card reader, an HDMI output and three USB ports, two of which are still limited by the 2.0 standard. A USB 3.1 Type-C port is also part of the lot, as well as recent versions of Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2 modules completed by Gigabit Ethernet for ever faster data exchange. Small bonus, a fingerprint reader apparently takes place on the touchpad and allows access to his session with simplicity and security. To confirm.