Looking for a lightweight 14-inch ultrabook to work and play from time to time? So the Asus VivoBook S412DA-EK319T is to be seriously considered with its Dual Core Ryzen 3 processor perfect for everyday office and multimedia use. It also has a great system responsiveness thanks to SSD storage and sufficient RAM (8 GB). In addition, the keyboard is comfortable and backlit and the look neat but the storage capacity is quite limited and the screen not very bright.
Specifications for the Asus VivoBook S412DA-EK319T
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD 250nits NanoEdge (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Picasso (2.6 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (4 GB soldered + 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 3|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home mode S 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-ion 2 cells 37Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.5 Kg / 322 x 212 x 19|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus VivoBook S412DA-EK319T
With its refined design and narrow “NanoEdge” screen borders, the Asus Vivobook S412DA-EK319T is not lacking in charm. Its small weight of 1.5 kg and its compact size (323 x 212 mm) make it the perfect little companion for studious outings. Its silver metallic finish is not embellished with any particular finish for a more refined appearance, a mark of elegance and sobriety. Note that Asus reinforces the back of the aluminum cover for more robustness. Also welcome to facilitate typing in a dark environment, the white backlighting of the keyboard can be adjusted to three levels of intensity, one more significant.
The screen also plays a decisive role in the aesthetic rendering of the ultrabook and its refined NanoEdge contours will not only increase the feeling of immersion but also allow a 14-inch panel to be slid into a 13-inch chassis. It has a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) which provides a healthy display density to modulate the display or view content in High Definition in the best conditions. In addition, the anti-reflection treatment facilitates viewing in high ambient light and the viewing angles are stabilized despite the use of TN. Note that the screen is placed on ErgoLift hinges which will raise the keyboard base at the opening of the cover, a plus for comfort.
Well distributed, the connectivity brings together the essentials of the interfaces expected at present at this level of range. There is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and two USB Type-A ports, one of which is still limited by the 2.0 standard. A USB Type-C is also part as well as the recent Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2 modules.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook S412DA-EK319T
At its heart is a low consumption AMD Ryzen 3 3200U APU . Without being able to match the latest Core i3-8130U or i3-8145U from Intel due to the absence of Turbo from AMD, it is perfectly suited for surfing the web, playing videos or doing spreadsheets and even a little photo editing on occasion. What’s more, fluency in multitasking is there thanks to the 8 GB RAM .
Another determining axis inside this VivoBook S412DA-EK319T, privileged storage gives pride of place to reactivity. Indeed, a dedicated SSD of 256 GB is in the game, allowing to bring its share of fluidity to Windows 10 and to the overall execution of the programs while not sacrificing too much capacity. If you count the space occupied by the system and by the programs, there is approximately 200 GB of free space, enough to accommodate a small part of your toy library. For the rest, you will have to opt for an external or online solution.
Let’s finish with a point on autonomy which slightly slows down the mobile direction taken by the ultrabook due to its small battery (37 Whr). So count on barely 4 to 5 hours in Internet browsing with active Wifi. This is below the average for its category.