Our Asus VivoBook 14 R1400EA-EK1682W review
Discreet in its thin and light black design, the budget laptop Asus VivoBook 14 R1400EA-EK1682W The versatile is suitable for daily use with its 8 GB of RAM and its Intel Tiger Lake Core i3 processor with Intel UHD G4 graphics module that can support light games. Ready for High Definition thanks to its 14-inch Full HD anti-reflective screen, this compact Ultrabook whose responsiveness is enhanced by fast SSD storage (but with limited capacity) benefits from USB-C connectivity and runs on Windows 11S with a focus on security.
Features of Asus VivoBook 14 R1400EA-EK1682W
|screen(s).||14″ Full HD NanoEdge thin edges 45% NTSC 220cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (24 GB), 1 slot (free)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD G4 is integrated into the processor|
|Storage||128GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2)|
|connectors||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit keyboard||No (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Possible via NumPad (NumberPad) – to confirm|
|Audio system||2 Sonic Master speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11S 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 2 cells 37Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.55 Kg / 325.4 x 216 x 19.9|
The Asus VivoBook 14 R1400EA-EK1682W against the competition
The Asus VivoBook 14 R1400EA-EK1682W is currently appearing in the Cdiscount promotion and meets very few competitors in its category where it is one of the cheapest and one of the only ones offering a very powerful processor and graphics solution with such a high amount of RAM, but meets competitors who -offer larger SSD capacity.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus VivoBook 14 R1400EA-EK1682W
It has a small appearance with its slim and lightweight compact black design.
This laptop PC runs on Windows 11S, a system that focuses on security by only allowing the installation of applications from the Windows Store. It was possible to exit S mode for free to switch to classic Windows 11, but then it became impossible to return to S mode.
This versatile laptop is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless remote connections and communication, an audio port, a video output Practical HDMI to connect easily it to a TV or a monitor for example but also 3 USB all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if the plug is in USB 3.0 devices.
It is possible that NumPad technology (NumberPad) is present but it should be checked. When activated, it converts the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad to make it easier to enter numbers, while there is not enough space on the right to accommodate a physical numeric keypad like the bottom of any mobile computer in a format which is less than 15 inches.
Lovers of videos and wider High Definition content will be pleased that the screen uses a 16:9 format associated with a precise Full HD definition above the 1366×768 standard at this price level . In addition, thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is more legible in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook 14 R1400EA-EK1682W
The Asus VivoBook 14 R1400EA-EK1682W is a compact High Definition laptop designed for everyday general purpose use.
It delivers great performance in everyday use such as office automation and Internet surfing because it is built around a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Core i3-1115G4 processor integrated with a good amount of 8 GB RAM, which is very good at multitasking.
In addition, thanks to the Intel UHD G4 graphics module integrated with the Core i3, you can watch photos and videos but also indulge in light games without a dedicated graphics card.
Note, however, that the Core i3-1115G4 shows its limits under processor-intensive software, such as AMD Ryzen 3 and of course less powerful processors.
In any case, responsiveness is clearly improved with the use of SSD storage because it is faster than a hard drive but less energy-consuming, more stable and quiet.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, the start/stop and launch of applications are faster than with a hard disk for example, and we reach the cards of online games faster.
The weak point of the SSD offered here however: its capacity is limited to 128 GB against 500 GB as standard for hard drives.
However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device represents an interesting option for getting fast transfers.
As for autonomy, bet on about 5 hours of battery with little use for this versatile Ultrabook whose compactness, finesse and lightness make it easy to transport.