Promo 849€ Asus VivoBook 14 S1405VA-LY264W, Ultrabook Intel Raptor Lake Refresh Core i5 120U Silver 14″ 16/10th NumPad versatile easy to carry

Our review of the Asus VivoBook 14 S1405VA-LY264W

Equipped with an Intel Raptor Lake Refresh Core 5 120U processor, the Asus VivoBook 14 S1405VA-LY264W is an easily transportable versatile laptop with a backlit keyboard, a NumPad numeric keypad module, and USB-C connectivity in addition to a 14-inch Full HD 16/10th IPS display. This elegant silver Ultrabook is compact, slim, and lightweight, runs on Windows 11, and boasts enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast 512GB SSD storage and 16GB of RAM. It also features an integrated Iris Xe graphics solution for good performance in everyday use, modest gaming, and light multimedia tasks.

Features of the Asus VivoBook 14 S1405VA-LY264W

Screen(s): 14’’ Full HD LED IPS 16/10th with thin borders
Processor: Intel Core 5 120U Raptor Lake Refresh
Installed memory (max): 16GB DDR4 3200 MHz
Graphics card: Integrated Intel Iris Xe
Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)
Connectivity: 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1), 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4
Network: Wi-Fi 5 ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Backlit keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes, via NumPad
Windows Hello: –
Operating system: Windows 11 64-bit
Announced autonomy / Battery: 6 hours / Li-Ion 3-cell 42Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm): 1.6 Kg / 317.1 x 222 x 19.9mm

The Asus VivoBook 14 S1405VA-LY264W compared to the competition

The Asus VivoBook 14 S1405VA-LY264W is currently on promotion at Asus France and stands out as one of the few in its category to offer such a recent processor, along with a numeric keypad module and a 16/10th display.

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Chassis, connectivity, and display of the Asus VivoBook 14 S1405VA-LY264W

Certified to the US MIL-STD-810G military ruggedness standard, this versatile laptop has an elegant and discreet design with its slim, lightweight Cool Silver finish.

The Ultrabook offers decent connectivity with its USB-C, HDMI video output, Wi-Fi 5 ac and Bluetooth 4.1 for connections and communication, audio port, and 3 USB ports including 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) allowing for faster transfers when connecting USB 3.0 devices. It also features backlit keys and the NumPad feature for numeric input.

With its 16/10th format, the screen displays more information and benefits from wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology. It is also anti-reflective, making it more readable in bright environments.

Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook 14 S1405VA-LY264W

The Asus VivoBook 14 S1405VA-LY264W is an easily transportable laptop for versatile everyday use.

It stands out with its latest generation Intel Raptor Lake Refresh Core 5 120U processor and Iris Xe graphics solution, along with 16GB of RAM for very good performance in everyday use.

However, if you plan to frequently carry out demanding processor and/or graphics tasks, it is better to opt for a PC with a non low-power consumption processor and/or an appropriate dedicated graphics card.

The laptop also features a 512GB SSD, which provides better fluidity and speed compared to a traditional hard drive. It offers faster boots, processing, and application launches.

The battery life is approximately 6 hours for light use, making it an ideal choice for students or anyone looking for a portable and versatile laptop.

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