Built for productivity, the Vivobook 14X is the Asus PC you need
If you’re looking for a great and affordable laptop to work on the go, the Vivobook 14X might interest you. Especially since it currently benefits from a huge discount for Fnac members.
In terms of office-oriented laptops, Asus easily ranks among the most reliable manufacturers. Its machines are regularly featured in buying guides and other rankings of the same type. The Vivobook series in particular remains a benchmark in this area thanks to the quality of its services.
If we are clearly thinking of the excellent Vivobook Pro 14 OLED, which has been highlighted more than once in our columns, the machine that interests us today is, in a way, its younger brother. Today we invite you to discover the Vivobook 14X, a compact laptop, pleasant to use, with a more than correct technical sheet and above all, an attractive price positioning.
The Asus Vivobook 14X is shown at 799 euros on the Fnac site. But by subscribing to the fnac+ card, which costs only 9.99 euros in the first year, its price increases to 679.99 euros.
A straight-to-the-point AMD setup
To equip its Vivobook 14X, Asus decided to opt for efficiency with an AMD configuration as good as it is. In the middle of the system, we find the Ryzen 5 5600H, a proven processor, perfect for a PC dedicated to office automation or watching videos, online or not. 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD complete the technical sheet.
To ensure optimal performance, including the most relentless work sessions, Asus equipped this PC with an IceCool cooling system. The latter combines heat pipes specially designed for the occasion with the IceBlade house fan to better manage system temperature and heat loss. An excellent system, which also has the luxury of being quiet with a noise footprint of less than 38 dBA in standard mode.
On the display side, the manufacturer chose a 14-inch LCD panel in 16:10 format. The latter offers a larger work surface than the classic 16:9, and is more pleasing to the eye in the long run. Asus has worked particularly hard on this topic and offers a flicker-free panel, which emits only a small amount of blue light. Last advantage of this slab, its hinge has the ability to open 180° to provide a flat work surface, and facilitate the presentation of your work to third parties.
A perfect PC to accompany your work sessions
Beyond the hardware configuration suitable for work, Asus has also adapted the design and ergonomics of this Vivobook 14X for this use. Most tasks are done with the keyboard and touchpad.
The ErgoSense keyboard and the keys that are slightly hollowed out to fit the shape of the fingers (which is unusual for a laptop PC) are very comfortable to use. Spacing between keys is equivalent to a standard desktop keyboard, while the 1.4mm stroke provides good feedback when typing.
The touchpad, for its part, is equipped with NumPad 2.0 technology that allows the whole thing to be transformed into a complete and functional numeric keypad in an instant.
To meet the needs of the modern worker, especially for remote or on-the-go work, the Vivobook 14X is equipped with a 720p webcam. It also benefits from 3DNR technology that improves image quality, especially by reducing noise. MyAsus also offers many options such as background blurring, face tracking or lighting optimization. We will also appreciate the Asus AI Noise-Cancelling that reduces parasitic noise during calls.
To complete the panoply of the perfect computer, Asus has also packed the package on the connectivity side. Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 6 are therefore the order of the day, while this machine accepts all the necessary ports, namely:
- a USB 2.0 port:
- a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 port;
- two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports;
- an HDMI 1.4 port.
Save 120 euros on the Vivobook 14X
The Asus Vivobook 14X is currently offered at a recommended price of 799.99 euros at Fnac. However, it is possible to lower its price by 120 euros if you are a member of the brand, to get it for 679.99 euros. A great savings if you want to take advantage of the holiday season to renew your equipment. As a reminder, the fnac+ card costs 9.99 euros for the first year. It’s enough to make a profit on one purchase.