Need a compact PC and design while not losing the convenience of a keypad? Opt for the Asus Vivobook S420FA-EK222T with its Number Pad integrated in the touchpad, a touchpad that appears by LED backlight on demand. Its configuration is designed for productive use thanks to support for the Core i5 quad-core and dedicated SSD storage reagent of great capacity (512 GB) . Completed with 8 GB of RAM, it covers all office tasks such as web browsing, word processing or video streaming with a small amplitude lent to photo or video editing.
In addition, its 14-inch screen with fine borders is placed on a hinge for rocking comfort and heat dissipation and the keyboard is (logically) backlit. On the other hand, its autonomy does not exceed 5 hours), which is limited for its category and its screen based on a TN panel is of very average quality.
Asus Vivobook S420FA-EK222T Specs
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD NanoEdge Eye Care 200 Nits 45% NTSC (1920×1080, Anti Glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake (1.6GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (busy)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Storage||M.2 SSD of 512 GB|
|Connectors||2 USB 3.1 (1 Gen2) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), 1 HDMI, SD cards|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, via Number Pad|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit family|
|Announced Autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 2 cells 38Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.4 Kg / 322.4 x 210 x 17.7|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus VivoBook S420FA-EK222T
With its refined design and narrow NanoEdge screen borders, the Asus VivoBook S420FA-EK222T is no shortage of charm. Its small weight of 1.4 kg and its compact size (322 x 210 mm) make it the perfect companion for studious outings. Its silver metallic finish is embellished with no particular finish for a purest appearance, a mark of elegance and sobriety. Note that Asus reinforces the back of the aluminum cover for more robustness. Also welcome for easy typing in dark environments, the white backlighting of the keyboard is adjustable on three levels of intensity, a more significant.
The screen also plays a key role in the aesthetics of the ultrabook and its refined NanoEdge contours will not only increase the feeling of immersion but also allow to slide a slab of 14 inches in a 13-inch chassis. It has a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px) that provides a healthy display density to modulate the display or view in the best conditions High Definition content. In addition, the antireflection treatment facilitates the viewing in strong 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 when opening the lid, a plus for comfort.
Well distributed, connectivity brings together most of the interfaces currently expected at this level of range. There is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and two Type-A USB ports, one of which is still limited by the 2.0 standard. A USB Type-C is also part of it as well as Wifi modules AC and Bluetooth 4.1. No fingerprint reader on the menu, however.
Apparently present in this declination, the ” Number Pad ” is a small tool valuable for those who regularly enter digital data. This is a recent feature at Asus that allows you to display a highlighted keypad (retro LED) on the touchpad after pressing in the upper right corner.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook S420FA-EK222T
Then let\’s look at the heart of the ultrabook: the processor. Our VivoBook S420FA-EK003T provides the right answer for a wide range of users. And for good reason, it is based on a Quad Core processor i5-8265Ulow consumption last generation (9th) helped here 8 GB of RAM. This is significantly more efficient than the Kaby Lake Refresh generation (i5-8250U) thanks to a higher Turbo Boost frequency (3.9 Ghz) and a finer engraving. In fact, Intel announces a gain of 10% on average which results in a perfect support of the current use (Web browsing, Office processing, video) and by a sharp mastery in the more greedy applications, requiring the architecture multicore (video editing, Photoshop pushed, light Lightroom …). With 8GB of RAM behind, the system will not lose fluidity in multitasking.
In terms of graphics performance, the Intel UHD 620 chip integrated into the processor is also gaining momentum since it is estimated at the height of a GeForce MX110. It can therefore allow some casual players to launch some light titles in Full HD but the return to a HD definition (1366 x 768 px) is more recommended to play.
Another strong point on this declension, the privileged storage gives pride of place to the reactivity. Indeed, a dedicated 256 GB SSD is in the game, allowing to bring its fluidity to Windows 10 and the overall execution of programs while not sacrificing too much capacity. If you count the place occupied by the system and programs, there is about 200 GB free, enough to house a small part of your toy library. For the rest, it will be necessary to opt for an external solution or online, not knowing if the free slot of 2.5 inches inside is wired.
In terms of autonomy, the ultrabook promises about 7 hours in web browsing with active Wifi. It\’s satisfying.