Lovers of fluidity and responsiveness on a discreet and light PC, the Asus VivoBook S413IA-EK780T should please you. All multimedia tasks with a little creation are handled by its Ryzen 7 Octo Core processor backed up by a good total of RAM (16 GB) and fast SSD storage (512 GB). In other words, this base is ideal for responding to the majority of users in a current register but also a little more demanding than usual (a bit of Photoshop / Premiere). Its look is not lacking in charm and the addition of the NumPad is a welcome feature. On the other hand, the TN screen is of questionable quality, the battery life does not exceed 6 hours and it will be necessary to use caution for transport.
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook S413IA-EK780T
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD 60Hz 250nits NanoEdge (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir (2.0 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 6|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, via Number Pad 2.0|
|Audio system||2 Harman Kardon speakers (2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.4 Kg / 325 x 215 x 19|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus VivoBook S413IA-EK780T
With Asus VivoBook S413IA-EK780T takes its chassis from its predecessor (S412) by changing the aesthetics. From a conventional silver, we go to a darker color called “Bespoke Black” but which actually tends towards blue / dark gray . It\’s elegant, but Asus wanted to add a touch of color to the opening with the Enter key framed in bright yellow. “ Say \’Yellow!\’ To the world, ” Asus would say.
Its weight has been significantly reduced to reach 1.4 kg and, added to its compact size (325 x 215 mm), this makes it the perfect little companion for studious outings. However, we have already seen thinner on this type of ultrabook (19 mm) but for entry level, it is well optimized. Note that Asus reinforces the back of the aluminum cover for more robustness but that the rest of the case is made of polycarbonate (plastic), like the majority of laptops at this level. Regarding the keyboard, it does not seem that the model concerned here does not have a backlighting system.
The screen also plays a decisive role in the appearance of the ultrabook and its refined NanoEdge contours will not only increase the feeling of immersion but also allow a 14-inch panel to slide into a 13-inch chassis. It benefits from a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) which provides a healthy display density to modulate the display or view High Definition content in the best conditions. In addition, the anti-glare coating facilitates viewing in strong ambient light and viewing angles are stabilized despite the use of TN. Note that the screen is placed on ErgoLift hinges which will raise the keyboard base when the cover is opened, a plus for comfort.
Another welcome feature on this VivoBook is the NumPad module presented here in version 2.0 . Its principle is to make a highlighted numeric keypad (retro LED) appear on the touchpad following a pressure in its upper right corner. Asus announces that it will provide even faster input in version 2.0.
Well distributed, the connectors bring together most of the interfaces currently expected at this level of the range. There is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader as well as two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.1 port and a USB Type-C , which is one more USB port than on the S412DA. On this model, no biometric connection possibility (Windows Hello) and connectivity is entrusted to Wifi ac and Bluetooth 4.1.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook S413IA-EK780T
The great strength of the VivoBook S413IA-EK780T is to be seen in the processor department with the support of an AMD Ryzen Renoir (2020) Ryzen 7 4700U Octo Corelow consumption. This shows a nice increase in performance compared to the Ryzen 7 3700U (2019), thanks in particular to the number of cores which doubles but also to the finer engraving used. Without going too far (the processor is recent), for all common office-type uses, we can claim to be able to obtain scores close to an Intel Core i7-1065G7 but the difference is more visibly drawn on tasks that consume processor resources. can take advantage of all hearts such as content creation (editing, rendering, modeling …). Namely that we remain on low consumption (TDP 15W), so we should not expect from this processor the same resources as an Octo Core-H (Ryzen 7 4800H) which is a processor designed for complex calculations thorough.
Opposite, the 16 GB RAM is a force to enjoy comfortable multitasking whatever your use and to look forward to the coming years with peace of mind. It\’s a good thing that the total is quite high because the RAM is welded and therefore not scalable.
The VivoBook S413IA-EK780T is not intended to play but the Radeon Vega 7integrated into the processor is not against some occasional parts. At the level of an NVIDIA GeForce MX330, its capabilities are more than enough for everyday work and the tasks listed above and even allow some games from time to time on games that are not very demanding graphically. Most will require you to make some concessions on screen definition and / or details however. Especially since the processor is forced to make some concessions on its power in this case (reduced TDP), due to the compactness of the chassis. By this mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of the potential of the components but that the whole will still allow you to play and create in good conditions, a bargain already for the price.
Opposite, storage is elementary here since it is entrusted to a fast dedicated 512 GB SSD (NVMe PCIe) . The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard drive because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where the mechanical support involved significant latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive. Not to spoil anything, the capacity of 512 GB is comfortable to store your heavy files without too much restriction.
Finally, know that Asus has slightly reinforced the battery of its little VivoBook but its 42 Whr will not be able to take you very far. Count on barely 5 to 6 hours of Internet browsing with active WiFi.