Well thought out with its tactile numeric keypad on the touchpad (NumPad), the Asus Vivobook S413JA-EB160T is a mobile companion for all office automation enthusiasts. If it is first of all seduced by its neat design with borderless screen, its capabilities are not left out with its Core i5 Quad Core which will meet the majority of users looking for an office ultrabook. The system is fast thanks to the 8 GB RAM and fast SSD storage (256 GB) and its Full HD IPS screen ensures a satisfactory rendering. On the other hand, the battery life does not exceed 6 hours and it will be necessary to be careful when transporting. Storage capacity can also discourage some.
Specifications of the Asus VivoBook S413JA-EB160T
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD IPS 250nits NanoEdge (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD G1 Graphics|
|Storage||256 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 ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, virtual via Number Pad|
|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 S413JA-EB160T
With Asus VivoBook S413JA-EB160T takes its chassis from its predecessor (S412DA) 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 was keen to add a colorful touch 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 for viewing High Definition content in the best conditions. On the other hand, the IPS panel will open up the viewing angles and faithfully reproduce the colors while the matt treatment of the panel acts as a barrier to reflections associated with use in high ambient light. A plus for comfort.
Another welcome feature on this VivoBook, the Number Pad presented here in version 2.0 . Its principle is to display a virtual numeric keypad in highlighted (retro LED) 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 connections 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 3.2 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 S413JA-EB160T
The 10th generation Ice Lake processor will lend the Asus to productive applications under Windows 10. It is a low-power Core i5-1035G1 Quad Core which gains a few performance points over its predecessors (i5-8565U Whiskey Lake / i5-10210U Comet Lake) thanks to a finer engraving (10 nm). Essentially, it fully supports everyday use (Web browsing, Office processing, video) and masters a few more demanding applications taking advantage of the multicore architecture (video editing, Photoshop, etc.). It’s hard to imagine performing more demanding tasks on this PC even if the total RAM of 8 GB will work in favor of multitasking.
Good point, the storage directly supports the fluidity of the system to bring a boost to the PC. Indeed, a dedicated 256 GB SSD is in the game, making it possible to bring its share of fluidity to Windows 10 and to the overall execution of programs while not sacrificing too much capacity. If we count the space occupied by the system and by the programs, there is about 200 GB of free space, enough to house a small part of your game library. For the rest, you will have to opt for an external or online solution.
The integrated graphics Intel UHD G1 is comparable to an Intel UHD 620 integrated in the processors of previous generations. This one takes care of the graphic tasks related to the current use and can even support some occasional parts as long as these are not too greedy.
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 around 6 hours of Internet browsing with active Wi-Fi.