Our review of the Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-AM2353W
Equipped with a NumPad numeric keypad module and Thunderbolt 4 USB-C connectivity, theAsus VivoBook S14 S433EA-AM2353W It’s an inexpensive new Ultrabook with a 14-inch HD+ anti-reflective sRGB IPS display with more faithful colors than the average that benefits from enhanced interactivity through fast SSD storage. This thin, light and versatile Windows 11 laptop is powered by 8GB of RAM and Tiger Lake Intel Core i3 processor with Intel UHD G4 graphics solution to perform well in everyday use with the ability to play light games.
Best Known Price: €599
Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-AM2353W Features
|screens)||14″ Full HD IPS 100% sRGB 250cd/m² NanoEdge thin bezels (1920 x 1080, anti-reflective / matte)|
|Healer||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||8 GB DDR4 3200MHz|
|Graphics Card||Intel UHD G4 integrated into the processor|
|storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|connectors||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 1 HDMI, 1 microSD 4.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5, 1 x 1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.4 mm stroke)|
|keyboard||Yes, by NumPad (NumberPad)|
|Sound system||2 Harman Kardon SonicMaster ICEPower Speakers (2W)|
|Operating System||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.4 kg / 324 x 213 x 15.9|
Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-AM2353W Against the Competition
Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-AM2353W is currently offered by ASUS France And it offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its class as it’s the only one to offer a faithful color display with a numeric keypad module and Thunderbolt 4 connectors accompanied by a backlit keyboard, all under Windows 11.
Chassis, Connectors, and Display For Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-AM2353W
This thin and light laptop has a sleek, minimalist look with its subtle translucent silver design that rises slightly to the front when opened.
Rechargeable to 60% in 49 minutes, it commands cooling) 2 IceBlades (87 thin 0.2mm blades in liquid crystal polymer) paired with heat pipes and vents
It also offers several preset operating modes: Performance (for maximum power), Balanced (Balanced) and Whisper (Silent, Eco).
The connectivity built into this versatile Ultrabook is good, including the USB-C Thunderbolt 4 port (Rare at this price level!), audio port, Wi-Fi ac modules and Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless remote and communications, and a handy HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example or even 3 USB compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 USB 3.0 ensures fast transmission Up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected to it.
We appreciate our ability to light up the keys of our keyboard with a gum-like shape to better distinguish them in limited ambient light.
Also a good point is the presence of NumberPad (NumPad) technology to switch the touchpad when the touchpad is needed to make it easier to enter numbers.
The screen will interest a number of potential users with its IPS and sRGB specs that include large vertical and horizontal viewing angles with greater than average colorimetry. In addition, the screen is well suited for displaying videos and HD content at a wider range thanks to its 16:9 format and Full HD resolution higher than the 1366 x 768 standard. Thanks to the anti-reflective treatment, the screen can also be read more than the glossy panel in a bright environment (eg abroad).
The performance and autonomy of the Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-AM2353W
Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-AM2353W is a compact HD laptop designed for everyday general purpose use.
It performs well in everyday use thanks to its low-power Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake processor and 8GB of RAM, which is very useful for multitasking.
Moreover, since the Intel UHD G4 graphics solution located directly in the Core i3 allows you to view photos and videos but also to play light titles.
However, it should be borne in mind that the Core i3-1115G4 reveals its limitations under processor-intensive software, such as AMD Ryzen 3 and, of course, less powerful processors.
In terms of storage, Asus has made the logical choice for an SSD hard drive but also less power consuming, more powerful and much faster than an HDD, clearly enhancing responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis.
Thanks to the SSD, programs start / stop and boot processes are much faster than, say, a hard drive, and you can access online game cards much faster.
Best Known Price: €599
With 256 GB, the SSD offers half the capacity of standard hard drives. Of course, if 256GB is too tight, you can count on external storage like a USB-C/Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of a versatile Ultrabook that is easy to transport through its compactness, accuracy, and lightness, expect about 7 hours of battery life in light use.