Our Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W review
Thin and light low-profile black design for a versatile budget laptop Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W which benefits from a good amount of 16 GB RAM and an Intel Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics module for good performance in daily use and moderate gaming. Equipped with a 14-inch Full HD anti-reflective screen, this compact Windows 11 Ultrabook benefits from improved responsiveness thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage, a NumPad numeric keypad module or even a USB connection – vs.
Features of Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W
|screen(s).||14″ Full HD NanoEdge thin edges 45% NTSC 220cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (24 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe is integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|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||Possible (1.4mm stroke)|
|Numeric keypad||Yes, through NumPad (NumberPad)|
|Audio system||2 Sonic Master speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 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 Pro S1400EA-EK1774W against the competition
The Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W is currently appearing in the Amazon sales and is positioned as one of the cheapest in its category to offer a very powerful processor and graphics solution with a lot of RAM but also a numeric keypad module.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W
It boosts the look with all the subtlety in its thin and light black design.
This versatile laptop has good connectivity with its USB-C, its useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for connection and wireless distance communication, its audio port but also its 3 USB all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 which guarantees transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
We appreciate that Asus offers NumberPad (NumPad) technology here. When activated, the touchpad is transformed into a tactile numeric keypad to make entering numbers easier.
This is very important because all modules with a format less than 15 inches – including this one – do not have the space on the right to accommodate a physical numeric keypad.
It is possible that the chiclet keyboard is backlit, but the presence of this feature must be confirmed.
The screen is suitable for displaying videos and generally High Definition content as it uses a 16:9 format which is related to the precise definition of Full HD. 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 Pro S1400EA-EK1774W
The Asus Vivobook Pro S1400EA-EK1774W is a compact High Definition laptop designed for everyday general purpose use.
Many users will enjoy the overall performance delivered by this versatile thin and light laptop. Because it is equipped with a good value of 16 GB RAM and a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor.
In addition, we found inside the Core i5 the Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested) thanks to which we can watch photos and videos but also indulge in simple games. Even without a dedicated graphics card.
SSD storage clearly improves day-to-day responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the starts / stops, processing and launching of applications are faster in particular, and we reach the cards of online games faster.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can add a second SSD or a hard drive through the free 2.5 inch slot. But also use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
As for autonomy, bet on around 5 hours of battery in light use for this versatile Ultrabook whose compactness, finesse and lightness make it easy to transport.