The Asus VivoBook S14 S435EA-HM004T Ultrabook sports an original thin and light green design. Nomadic, this versatile laptop PC performs well in everyday use with its good amount of 16 GB RAM and its Quad Core i7-1165G7 Intel Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics capable of running games that are not too greedy. This nomadic computer with its 8-hour battery life benefits from fast SSD storage which reinforces its responsiveness, a backlit chiclet keyboard with NumPad numeric keypad module as well as Wi-Fi ax and 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity .
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook S14 S435EA-HM004T
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD IPS NanoEdge thin edges 100% sRGB 400cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 4266 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, via NumberPad (NumPad)|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon SonicMaster speakers (2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 67Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.3 Kg / 322.2 x 204 x 15.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus VivoBook S14 S435EA-HM004T
Rechargeable to 60% in 49 minutes, it has a sober yet original look with its Deep Green chassis with a dark green shell and silver interior.
This Ultrabook is cooled by 2 IceBlades fans (87 thin 0.2mm blades in crystal-liquid polymer), an 8mm heat pipe and air vents.
It also has 3 operating modes: Performance (power), Balanced (balanced) and Whisper (silent, economical), between which you can switch using the key combination Fn F.
This thin and light laptop PC integrates a good connection including no less than 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 (against 1 maximum usually), a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, modules without -wired Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, an audio port but also 2 USB (compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), the USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is practical for distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.
In addition, the keyboard is accompanied by NumPad (NumberPad) technology allowing when needed to convert the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad to enter numbers more easily.
Let us recall in this regard that all laptops whose format is less than 15 inches do not have enough room on the right to accommodate a physical numeric keypad.
Thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics, the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average while ensuring comfortable vertical and horizontal viewing angles. It is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook S14 S435EA-HM004T
The Asus VivoBook S14 S435EA-HM004T is for those looking for a compact 14-inch High Definition laptop for everyday versatile use on the go.
It benefits from a good amount of 16 GB RAM which is very appreciable in multitasking and a Tiger Lake low consumption Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor.
This core delivers good overall performance capable of accommodating many users.
But to often perform heavy work in processor and / or graphics resources, it is better to turn to a PC with a non-low consumption processor and / or an adequate graphics card.
However, this will imply a heavier chassis and a lower battery life while with this laptop whose fineness, compactness and lightness facilitate transport, we can bet on about 8 hours of battery operation in light use.
In any case, while this versatile Ultrabook does not have a dedicated graphics card, it is capable of running games that are not too greedy. This is thanks to the Intel Iris Xe (which we tested) , a graphics part significantly more powerful than the classic Intel UHD 620.
Of course, you can also watch photos and videos with this discreet computer but with the green shell nonetheless original which benefits from SSD storage.
This clearly reinforces the responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a hard drive. Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more energy efficient, more shock resistant and silent.
Result thanks to the SSD, one benefits for example from starts / stops, treatments and launches of software much faster than with a hard disk, or of a faster arrival on the cards of the online games.
Here the SSD offers a capacity of 512 GB similar to the standard of hard disks.
However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage device such as a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device to achieve fast transfers.