Discreet black design, thin and light, for the cheap and versatile Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W laptop which benefits from a good amount of 16 GB RAM and an Intel Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics module for good performance in everyday use and modest gaming. Equipped with a 14-inch Full HD anti-glare screen, this compact Windows 11 Ultrabook benefits from a reactivity reinforced by its fast 512GB SSD storage, a NumPad module and USB-C connectivity.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W
The Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W is a compact High Definition laptop designed for everyday multipurpose use.
Many users will be satisfied with the overall performance delivered by this thin and light multipurpose laptop. This is because it is equipped with a good amount of 16 GB RAM and a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor.
In addition, the Core i5 is equipped with the Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested), which allows you to watch photos and videos as well as play modest games. Even though no dedicated graphics card is on board.
The SSD storage clearly enhances the responsiveness and fluidity in everyday life compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, start/stop, processing and application launches are much faster, and you can get to the online game maps faster.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can add a second SSD or a hard drive via the free 2.5-inch slot. But also make use of an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C/USB 3.0 device is then an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, bet on approximately 5 hours on battery in light use for this versatile Ultrabook whose compactness, thinness and lightness facilitate the transport.
Specifications of the Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W
|Screen(s)||14″ Full HD NanoEdge thin edges 45% NTSC 220cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (24 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|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 ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||Possible (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, through NumPad (NumberPad)|
|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|
The Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W versus the competition
The Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W is currently on sale at Amazon and is positioned as one of the cheapest in its category to offer such a powerful processor and graphics solution with such a large amount of RAM but also a numeric keypad module.
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Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W chassis, connectivity, screen
It has a sober look with its thin and light black design.
This versatile laptop has good connectivity with its USB-C, its HDMI video output useful to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless connections and remote communications, its audio port but also its 3 USBs all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 peripheral is plugged in.
We appreciate that Asus offers its NumberPad technology here. When it is activated, the touchpad is transformed into a tactile numeric pad to enter numbers more easily.
That’s great, because all sub-15-inch form factors – including this one – lack the space on the right side to accommodate a physical number pad.
It is possible that the chiclet keyboard is backlit, but the presence of this feature is to be confirmed.
The screen lends itself well to the display of videos and more generally of High Definition content because it adopts a 16/9 format associated with a precise Full HD definition. In addition, thanks to its anti-reflection treatment, the screen is more readable in bright environments (eg outdoor) than a glossy slab.