Supplied with a backpack, the versatile Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EB1568W cheap laptop performs well in everyday use and modest gaming thanks to its Intel Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics and 8GB of RAM while its fast 512GB SSD storage boosts its responsiveness. This compact black Windows 11 Ultrabook is suitable for High Definition with its 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display and benefits from USB-C connectivity.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EB1568W
The Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EB1568W is a discreet High Definition compact notebook PC supplied with a backpack and intended for an everyday multipurpose use.
It relies on a Quad Core i5-1135G7 low-power Intel Tiger Lake processor and 8GB of RAM to provide good overall performance that will suit many users.
And this is all the more true since the Quad Core i5 houses the Iris Xe graphics module (tested by us) thanks to which we can watch photos and videos but also play modest games while here no dedicated graphics card is embedded.
We appreciate that the storage is entrusted to an SSD with a capacity of 512 GB, which is appreciable at this price level and equivalent to that offered by standard hard disks.
Compared to the latter, an SSD has several advantages because it is more robust, more energy efficient, silent and much faster.
As a result, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and reactivity in use than a simple hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, you can start/stop your computer much faster, as well as process and launch applications, and you can get to the online game maps much faster.
As a bonus, a 2.5-inch slot is available to add a second SSD or hard disk to increase capacity. In the same vein, we can also use a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to get fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this discreet multipurpose Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by its lightness, compactness and thinness, count on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.
Features of the Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EB1568W
|Screen(s)||14″ Full HD IPS NanoEdge thin edges 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (24 GB), 1 slot (free)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|connectors||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 Sonic Master speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 2 cells 37Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.55 Kg / 325.4 x 216 x 19.9|
Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EB1568W vs. the competition
The Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EB1568W is currently on sale at Asus France and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer a processor and a graphic solution as powerful with an SSD of such a high capacity but also a backlit keyboard and a backpack provided.
Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EB1568W chassis, connectivity, screen
With its thin and light black design, it has a discreet appearance.
This versatile laptop is equipped with good connectivity including 1 USB-C, an audio port, Wi-Fi 5 ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless connections and remote communications, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, but also 3 USBs, all USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 compatible, with USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 peripheral is connected.
It is very appreciable at this price level to find a system of backlighting of the keys of the chiclet keyboard practical to better distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.
The screen benefits from IPS technology, which guarantees large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Its colorimetry is classic, however, which is logical given the price, and therefore inferior to that of high-end IPS panels. In any case, the screen lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos, thanks to its Full HD definition and its 16:9 format. Treated anti-reflection, the screen is also more readable than a glossy slab in a bright environment (eg: outdoor).