Our review of the Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W
Equipped with a fast, high-capacity 1TB SSD that enhances responsiveness with Intel Optane, the Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W is a thin and light all-around laptop with a high-performance 14-inch Full HD anti-glare IPS screen. a widely used glossy screen with plenty of 16GB RAM and an Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor with Iris Xe graphics capable of running modest games. This Windows 11 ultrabook with a sleek silver aluminum chassis also features a backlit keyboard and NumPad numeric keypad module, as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
The most famous price: 1099€
Features Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W
Screen(s) 14″ Full HD NanoEdge Fine Edge (1920×1080 Anti-Glare/Matte) Processor Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15 W) Installed RAM (max.) 16 GB (soldered) DDR4 Processor-integrated 3200MHz Intel Iris Xe Storage1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) + 32GB Intel OptaneConnections2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, microSD 4.0 NetworkWi-Fi ax (2 × 2 ), Bluetooth 5.0Backlit keyboardYesNumeric keypadYes, via numeric keypad (NumPad)Windows Hello–Audio system2 speakers (2W) Harman Kardon SonicMasterOperating systemWindows 11 64-bit Battery life claimed / Battery8 hours / Lithium polymer 3 elements 50Wh Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.4 kg / 324.9 x 213.5 x 15.9
Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W versus the competition
The Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W is currently on sale on Cdiscount and is in the middle of its category, where it is one of the few to offer a numeric keypad module and run Windows 11.
Case, connectors, screen Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W
Cooled by two IceBlades fans (87 thin 0.2mm liquid crystal polymer blades) and air outlets, this all-in-one laptop charges to 60% in 49 minutes and has a sleek and understated look with its thin and light silver-colored aluminum chassis.
It offers 3 preset operating modes: Performance (power), Balanced (balanced) and Whisper (quiet, economical).
This versatile Ultrabook features good connectivity with USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) for remote wireless communication and connectivity, as well as convenient HDMI video out for easy connectivity. for example, to a TV or monitor, its audio port or 3 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 compatible USB connectors, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when a USB 3.0 device is connected to it.
The island-style keyboard can be backlit, which is useful for better identification of the keys in low light conditions. In addition, its Enter key is outlined in yellow, which gives a touch of originality.
Of course, since the format of this laptop is less than 15 inches, there is no numeric keypad on the right for lack of space.
However, Asus has a good idea to offer their NumPad technology here (NumberPad allows you to turn the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad when you need it for easier typing of numbers.
The screen is well suited for displaying video and, more generally, thanks to its 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution. An anti-reflective coating provides better visibility in bright environments (such as outdoors) than a shiny panel. It uses TN panel technology rather than IPS, which is a shame since viewing angles aren’t that important.
Performance, autonomy Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W
The Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W is designed for those who are looking for a compact, high-resolution laptop for everyday versatile mobile use.
In terms of storage, it offers an SSD linked to an Intel Optane module.
As a reminder, Optane provides near SSD convenience in terms of fluidity without allowing anything to be stored on it.
If having it is clearly an HDD-related asset, it doesn’t really matter when Optane is paired with an SSD.
However, the responsiveness here is much higher than that of a hard drive in everyday life, thanks to the built-in SSD. It must be said that it is silent, but at the same time more energy efficient, more resistant to shock and much faster.
Also here, the SSD offers a large 1TB capacity rivaling HDDs in this area, enough to hold multiple files and software.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, startups/shutdowns, processing, and software launches are much faster, and you can get to online game cards faster.
Despite the lack of a dedicated integrated graphics card, you can really look at photos and videos, as well as indulge in modest games. And this is thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution (tested by us).
The most famous price: 1099€
The Iris Xe is housed directly in the low power Intel Tiger Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor, which delivers good overall performance that can satisfy many users associated with 16GB of RAM.
However, it is better to choose a PC with an appropriate discrete graphics card and/or non-low power processor if you plan to frequently perform tasks that consume CPU and/or graphics resources.
But this will affect, in particular, heating.
Finally, as for the autonomy of this sleek silver and aluminum all-in-one Ultrabook, made easy to transport thanks to its slim, compact and lightweight design, you can bet on about 8 hours of battery life with light usage.