Our Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W review
Elegant in its thin and light light silver design, theAsus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W is a versatile compact laptop PC with a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen that performs well with multimedia processing thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its AMD Hexa Core Cezanne Ryzen 5 5600H processor with Radeon Vega 7 graphics module that can run light games. Featuring fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts responsiveness, this Windows 11-powered laptop features a backlit keyboard with NumPad numeric keypad module, a webcam cover to protect privacy and Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity .
Features of Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W
|screen(s).||14″ Full HD IPS 45% NTSC 300cd/m² 16/10th with thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne (3.3 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 7|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, through NumPad 2.0|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||8 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 50Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.6 Kg / 317.1 x 222 x 19.9-19.9mm|
The Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W against the competition
The Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W is currently available at Darty and the Fnac. It is positioned as one of the most powerful processors in its category.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W
With its thin and light transparent silver design, resisting 99% of bacteria thanks to Asus Antibacterial Guard technology, it has a sober and elegant look.
Robust due to its compliance with the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H, it can open up to 180° completely flat and is cooled by IceCool technology with 1 fan (87 blades) associated with 2 heat pipes and air outlets.
The connectivity included in this versatile laptop PC is good, consisting of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (better and recent than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communication, an audio port, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or a monitor for example, but also 3 USB including 2 USB 3.0 ( compatible USB 2.0) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged into it.
Located at the top of the screen, the webcam has a physical cover to maintain privacy, which many users appreciate.
A backlight system provides a chiclet keyboard, which is practical for better distinguishing them in the event of limited ambient light.
Good point, the keyboard includes a NumPad numeric keypad module (NumberPad) that can be activated to transform the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad when you want to enter numbers more easily.
As a reminder, below 15 inches, there is not enough space on the right to place a physical numeric keypad.
The screen is suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos because it uses Full HD definition associated with a 16: 9 format. Because it is anti-reflective, the screen is more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel. In addition, the horizontal and vertical viewing angles are important thanks to its IPS technology, however not high-end because of this the colorimetry is classic.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W
The Asus Vivobook 14X S1403QA-LY067W is a thin and light compact laptop for everyday general purpose use.
The overall performance it provides attracts maximum users as it is based on 16 GB of RAM and an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne Hexa Core processor.
The latter directly integrates the Radeon Vega 7 graphics solution. Definitely modest, it still allows you to view photos and videos but also play light titles.
Those who wish to perform multimedia work using RAM and multicore, such as video editing or photo editing.
However, gamers will go their way, as will those who need a lot of graphics power.
In any case, SSD storage clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. It must be said that it is faster but less energy consuming, more stable and quiet.
In practice, an SSD guarantees better fluidity and responsiveness than a simple hard drive. So, for example, we get faster processing as well as starting / stopping and launching software, but also a faster arrival of cards of online games.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can obviously use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting option for getting fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this mobile computer whose compactness, finesse and controlled weight make it easy to transport, expect around 8 hours of battery operation in light use.
However, expect that under heavy load (eg treatments), this versatile laptop will get warm and audible.
To limit the temperature if necessary, you can add a ventilated support to this computer (remember to check the measurements carefully!).