Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W, cheap 14″ AMD blue versatile laptop with fast, thin and light high-performance processor + backpack

Our opinion on the Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W

Original blue design and backpack provided with cheap laptop Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W thin and light all-rounder equipped with 8 GB of RAM and a powerful AMD Hexa Core Ryzen 5 4600H processor with Radeon Vega 6 graphics module suitable for light gaming. Ready for High Definition with a 14-inch Full HD anti-reflective screen, this Windows 11 laptop benefits from a fast 512 GB SSD storage that improves its responsiveness, a webcam shutter or Wi- Fi 6 connection and USB-C.

Features of Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W

screen(s). 14” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir (3.0 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 45W)
Installed RAM (max) 8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (free)
Graphic card AMD Radeon Vega 6 is integrated into the processor
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)
connectors 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4
Network Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0
Backlit keyboard No (1.4mm stroke)
Numeric keypad
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 Sonic Master speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Autonomy revealed / Battery 5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 42Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.5 Kg / 324.9 x 213.9 x 19.9

The Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W against the competition

The Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W is currently appearing in the sales at Asus France and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of those that offers a very powerful processor with such an original design as well as a backpack provided.

Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W

Ruggedly compliant with the US military’s MIL-STD-810H durability standard, this versatile laptop in a thin and light Quiet Blue design exudes a distinctive look.

This laptop PC benefits from excellent connectivity that rivals more expensive models thanks to its USB-C, its Wi-Fi 6 ax wireless modules (newer and better than Wi-Fi 5 ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communication, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its audio port without forgetting its 3 USB compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteed transfers. up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged into it.

Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W

We appreciate the ability to hide the webcam thanks to a shutter present to maintain privacy when we are not using this feature.

Lovers of videos and more generally of High Definition content will be pleased that the screen uses a 16:9 format with accurate Full HD definition. Due to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable than a glossy panel in bright environments (eg outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W

The Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W is a compact laptop equipped with a high-performance processor suitable for everyday general purpose use.

It benefits from an old-generation AMDRenoir processor, of course, but it is the Ryzen 5 4600H Hexa Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) that deploys its full capabilities under software that requires processor resources that exploit in multi-core. Suffice it to say that associated with 8 GB of RAM, it delivers good overall performance that can suit many users.

Logically regarding the positioning of this PC, there is no dedicated graphics card present. All graphics are therefore entrusted to the care of Radeon Vega 6, a graphics module inserted in the Ryzen 5 Hexa Core thanks to which you can watch photos and videos but also play light games.

SSD storage clearly boosts day-to-day responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, software starts / stops, processing and launching are faster in particular, and we can reach online games cards faster.

Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W

It must be said that SSD is faster than a hard drive but less energy-consuming, more stable and quiet. In addition to this, the SSD offers a capacity of 512 GB in line with the standard of what hard drives offer.
But of course if we need more space, we can use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting option to take advantage of fast transfers.

As for the autonomy of this laptop with its original blue design, which is as easy to carry as an Ultrabook due to its compactness, fineness and lightness, bet about 5 hours on the battery in light use.
In any case, expect it to rattle and heat up when pushed hard (eg: treatments).

A ventilated support can be added to this laptop if necessary to limit the temperature (remember to check the measurements carefully!).

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