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Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EK1676W, cheap laptop 14″ All-in-one ultrabook slim black, fast and light with NumPad

Our review of the Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EK1676W

The Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EK1676W is a versatile thin and light laptop with NumPad, USB-C, and a 14-inch Full HD anti-glare display. With a fast 512GB SSD that boosts responsiveness, this understated black Windows 11 ultrabook is fit for everyday use with 8GB of RAM and a Tiger Lake Core i3 processor with Intel UHD G4 graphics capable of running light games.

Features Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EK1676W

Screen(s) 14″ Full HD NanoEdge Fine Edge 45% NTSC 220 cd/m² (1920×1080, Anti-Glare) CPU Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15 W) Installed RAM (max) 8 GB (welded) DDR4 3200 MHz (24 GB), 1 slot (free) Intel UHD G4 integrated graphics in processor 512 GB M.2 SSD storage (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2) + 1 free 2.5″ slot Connectors2 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 NumberPad)Windows Hello–Audio system2 SonicMaster speakersDigital system Operation Windows 11 64-bit Declared autonomy / Battery 5 hours / Lithium polymer 2 cells 37 Wh Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.55 kg / 325.4 x 216 x 19 ,9

Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EK1676W against competitors

The Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EK1676W is currently offered by Darty and Fnac. It ranks in the middle of its category and is one of the few to offer a numeric keypad module.

Housing, connectors, screen Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EK1676W

With its thin and light black chassis, this versatile laptop has an understated look.

It is equipped with good connectivity options including 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to e.g. a TV or monitor, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless remote connection and communication, wired, audio port or even 3 USB compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees data transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connected to a USB 3.0 device.

Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EK1676W

Those who type numbers regularly will be delighted that Asus offers their NumPad (NumberPad) technology here, which, once activated, turns the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad.
We remind you that all laptops under 15 inches do not have a physical numeric keypad due to lack of space on the right.

With a 16:9 aspect ratio and accurate Full HD resolution, the screen is well suited for displaying videos and wider HD content. Because it is anti-glare, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in bright environments (such as outdoors).

Performance, autonomy Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EK1676W

The Asus VivoBook 14 S1400EA-EK1676W is a compact, high-resolution laptop designed for everyday use.

It benefits from the silent storage of an SSD, yet uses less power than a hard drive, is more reliable, and is much faster.
In practice, an SSD guarantees much better responsiveness and smoothness every day than a simple hard drive, which means, for example, much faster starts / stops and application launches, or even faster arrival of games on the cards in a line.

Although there is no dedicated graphics card on board, we can actually watch photos and videos and play light games thanks to the Intel UHD G4 graphics built into the processor.

The latter is a low-powered Intel Tiger Lake Core i3-1115G4 processor. This is where, in combination with 8 GB of RAM, good performance in everyday use, such as office automation and Internet surfing, is ensured.

Keep in mind, however, that under CPU-hungry software, the Core i3-1115G4 pushes its limits, as does AMD’s Ryzen 3 and decidedly less powerful processors.

What about storage capacity? It offers a 512 GB SSD, which is the standard among hard drives. You can’t expect better at this price level. However, if you need more space, you can add a second SSD or hard drive through the free 2.5″ slot. Or even use an external storage device such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.

As for the battery life of this versatile ultrabook, which is made easy to transport thanks to its lightness, compactness and slickness, expect around 5 hours of battery life with light usage.

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