First Impression: Asus VivoBook S14 (S433)

    The rapid development of the pandemic and all the events associated with the outbreak forced many businesses around the world to quickly switch to working remotely at home and shift to online operations.

    We all know that having the right technology is essential to meet a job’s demand and a high-quality laptop is a must. Over the years, laptops have become smaller and more portable but Ultrabooks were designed to go even further, combining the very latest technology in impressively thin and lightweight bodies.

    Asus VivoBook S14 S433
    The VivoBook S14 (S433) is made from a textured metal chassis with diamond-cut edges.

    Unboxing / Accessories

    The Asus VivoBook S14 (S433) arrived in a brown box with the Asus logo on the lower portion of the box with the specs printed at the back of the box.

    Aside from the Asus VivoBook S14 laptop, the box comes with a square 45 W power adapter and a clover power cord plug as well as paper documentations with free vinyl stickers.

    Build Quality / Design

    VivoBooks are Asus’s line of mid-level ultrabooks, a more affordable alternative from their premium ZenBooks.

    Straight out of the box, you can appreciate the time that’s gone into designing this laptop. The slim and lightweight VivoBook S14 (S433) features diamond-cut edges and textured finishes, giving it a more premium look and feel. It comes in four distinct colors to reflect your personality, with a set of unique vinyl stickers to make your VivoBook more uniquely yours.

    Asus VivoBook S14 S433
    I personally got the Gaia Green as I find this color really unique and different from most laptops available in the market.
    Asus VivoBook S14 S433
    Over at the left sits the charging port, full-sized HDMI port, USB Type-A port, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack.
    Asus VivoBook S14 S433
    Meanwhile, the two USB Type-A ports, a microSD slot, and LED indicator are is situated on the right.
    Asus VivoBook S14 S433
    For security, there is an integrated touchpad fingerprint sensor.

    One of the features that I really like about the VivoBook S14 is how lightweight this laptop is, weighing just around 1.4kg with an ultrathin profile. You can simply slip this into your backpack and take it anywhere, which is perfect for people like me who travels a lot and likes working on the go.

    It also features a thin bezel NanoEdge display providing you with an immersive viewing experience. On top of that, it also has a full HD display offering wide viewing angles and an exceptional color reproduction for truly vivid visuals.

    Another notable feature of the VivoBook S14 is it’s audio system. The stereo speakers come certified by audio specialist Harman Kardon, which Asus claims “delivers high-quality detailed audio that’s second to none”.

    Asus VivoBook S14 (S433) Specs

    CPU Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1
    Display 14” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9
    Frameless four-sided NanoEdge display with 85% screen-to-body ratio
    178° wide-view technology
    Operating system Windows 10 Home
    Graphics Intel Iris Plus/UHD Graphics
    NVIDIA® GeForce® MX350
    Main memory 8GB 3200MHz DDR4
    Storage 512 GB SSD
    Wireless Intel® WiFi 6 GIG+ (802.11ax)
    Bluetooth® 5.0
    Camera HD camera
    I/O ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C™
    2 x USB 2.0
    1 x HDMI
    1 x Audio jack combo
    1 x SD card reader
    Audio Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support
    3.5 mm headphone jack
    Certified by Harman Kardon
    Battery Fast charging: 60% in 49 minutes
    50 Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
    65 W power adapter
    Plug Type: ø4 (mm)
    (Output: 19 V DC, 3.42 A, 65 W)
    (Input: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal)”
    Colors Dreamy White / Indie Black / Gaia Green / Resolute Red
    Dimensions Height: 1.59 cm (0.62”)
    Width: 32.49 cm (12.79”)
    Depth: 21.35 cm (8.40”)
    Weight 1.4 kg (3.08 lb)

    As of the moment

    It has been a great experience so far! The Asus VivoBook S14 (S433) is very lightweight. I can bring it anywhere without having to worry about a bulky backpack. I’ve also tried working on this laptop for a few days now and watched some of my favorite series on Netflix using this device. I’ll try installing games over the weekend and edit some photos to see how it performs on more demanding programs.

    The Asus VivoBook S14 (S433) will be launched this July 31, 2020 at 2 PM along with the ASUS VivoBook S15 via bit.ly/WowTheWorldEventPage. Click “Going” at their Facebook Event Page for a chance to win awesome prizes!

    Stay tuned for our full review in the coming days as well.

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