During days that feel bleak and weary, I usually look at the colorful side of things – literally talking about bright eye-catching hues! You’ve seen me unbox candy-colored phones before, so now, it’s time to show off another gadget with the same uplifting vibe. Meet the new laptop from ASUS Philippines – the ASUS VivoBook S14 in a youthful Resolute Red color.
The VivoBook S14 also comes in three other colors – Gaia Green, Dreamy White, and Indie Black.
I’ve already mentioned this in my unboxing video but for the reference of those who prefer reading, let me say this again: I love the uplifting and youthful chassis colors of this laptop. Aside from the bright red exterior, I appreciate how ASUS is encouraging their consumers to personalize their laptops with creative stickers – starting from the 5-piece set in the box and the sheet of small stickers for the laptop camera. The keyboard exudes the same vibe as well with its silver shiny finish and yellow color-blocking Enter key.
Audio quality is good, probably because it’s also certified by Harman Kardon. Only felt minimal vibrations on the keyboard even with the audio at full blast, too.
For a thin and light 14-inch laptop, it’s also great that ASUS was able to include a lot of ports on the sides. I love thin laptops but I hate it when brands require consumers to use external cables just to be able to use multiple flash drives at once. ASUS solved just that. With a weight of 1.4 kg and an ultrathin profile at 1.59 mm, it offers effortless portability.
It’s not just pretty, though. The VivoBook S14 is also strong enough to compete with newly released laptops in the market. Having an Intel® Core i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX350 discrete graphics, with 8 GB RAM, and a large-capacity 512GB PCIe® SSD storage, the VivoBook S14 seems like a good choice for those looking for a laptop.
I’m not a fan of bulky chargers that require an adapter but I can live with it since it manages to charge the device pretty fast, so it’s not much of a problem. The downside that I can see at the moment is its HD Camera that doesn’t look so HD, but overall, it’s looking good. Drop by again next week for our full review of this laptop. Let’s see if it can keep up with the pace of our lifestyle before we share our final thoughts.
|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)
|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)|
The ASUS VivoBook S14 will be launched on 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 prizes as well!
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