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Asus Vivobook: Perfect companion for a busy life

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Asus Vivobook: Perfect companion for a busy life

By Paisal Chuenprasaeng 
The Nation Weekend

 

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At just 1.5 KG in weight, the Asus Vivobook can be carried everywhere

 

A 14-inch display notebook computer designed with office workers and students in mind, the Asus VivoBook 14 (X412) doesn’t come with a super fast CPU but makes up for it by being light and compact, making it very portable.

 

It can handle most business applications like word processing and is also more than adequate for viewing photos. 

 

The VivoBook 14 is powered by Intel Pentium 4417 processor and runs on Windows 10 Home edition. It is equipped with 4 gigabytes of active memory or RAM and it uses a hybrid storage system to speed up the data access.

 

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The notebook uses 128 gigabyte SSD (Solid State Drive) as the main storage so that data reading and writing can be done fast, thus enhancing its performance. And it also comes with a 1 terabyte hard drive for storing photos, video clips and other data that doesn’t really need fast access.

The VivoBook 14 boasts an attractive 4-sided NanoEdge Display. Each side has a 5.7 millimetre bezel, yielding high display ratio of 87 per cent. That allows the 14-inch display to be fitted in the body of a conventional 13-inch notebook computer. The display has 1,920 x 1,090 pixel resolution, making it good for watching HD video clips and viewing photos. Its graphic engine is Intel UMA with 2 GB video RAM, which is adequate for watching HD videos.

 

During the test, I found the VivoBook 14 played HD video clips smoothly. Browsing web pages was also fast and smooth. Business applications like LibreOffice also ran fast. The notebook also started up and shut down in a snap.

 

The VivoBook 14 comes with an Ergolift keyboard. When you open the display, the keyboard lifts up at two-degree angle to allow you to type ergonomically. Moreover, the lift of the bottom allows heat to better dissipate, which improves the sound of the notebook’s speakers.

 

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The notebook has fast Wi-Fi connection, using 802.11 ac dual band technology. It also comes with all necessary ports, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, a USB 2.0 port an HDMI port, and a microSD card reader.

 

And battery life is good, lasting up to 10 hours per charge. The notebook supports fast charging technology, allowing the battery to be recharged by more than 60 per cent in just 49 minutes. It also comes with Asus Battery Health Charging technology to regulate voltage to ensure long battery usage.

 

The VivoBook 14 (X412) is available in three colours – Transparent Silver, Slate Grey and Peacock Blue. It has a suggested retail price of Bt12,990.

 

Key specs:

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4417

 

Operating system: Windows 10 Home

 

Display: 14inch FHD (1920 x 1080) panel

 

Graphics: Intel UMA with 2GB VRAM

 

Memory: 4 GB DDR4 2400 RAM

 

Storage: 128GB SSD with a 1TB HDD

 

Wireless: 802.11ac dualband WiFi; Bluetooth 4.2

 

Ports: 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 TypeA, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 TypeC (USBC), 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Audio jack combo, 1 x Micro SD Card reader

 

Audio: ASUS SonicMaster technology with array microphone

 

Battery: 37Wh lithiumpolymer battery (2cell)

 

Size: 322.4 x 212.7 x 19.5mm

 

Weight: 1.5kg

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/lifestyle/30370344

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation 2019-06-01

 

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