ASUS VivoBook S14 S433 assessment (S433FL/FA 2020 mannequin )
This right here is our detailed assessment of the 2020 replace of the Asus VivoBook S14 S433.
VivoBooks are Asus’s line of mid-level ultrabooks, the extra reasonably priced various for his or her premium ZenBooks. Previously, stepping down for a ZenBook got here with a few essential trade-offs, however for essentially the most half, that’s not the case anymore.
The S14 S433 era feels and appears like a premium product, with an all-metal construct, a backlit keyboard, and a fair-quality matte display with 100% sRGB colour protection. It additionally will get the identical sort of and battery out there on the ZenBook 14, with much more succesful Nvidia graphics as an possibility on some configurations. However it’s not with out quirks.
Total, although, the VivoBook S14 S433 is unquestionably an fascinating possibility within the $700-$900 worth vary, and we’ve used two S14 fashions over the last weeks to assemble our ideas and impressions for the article down under.
Specs as reviewed – 2020 Asus VivoBook S14 S433 FL/FA
|ASUS VivoBook S14 S433 FL/FA|
|Display screen||14.zero inch, 1920 x 1080 px, IPS, non-touch, matte, CEC PA LM140LF-3L03 panel|
|Processor||Intel Comet Lake Core i7-10510U, 4C/8T (i5-10210U 4C/8T possibility)|
|Video||Intel UHD + Nvidia MX250 2GB DDR5 25W (10DE 1D13 – GeForce 445.87 drivers) on S433FL mannequin|
|Reminiscence||16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (soldered)|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD (Samsung PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR)|
|Connectivity||Wi-fi 6 (Intel AX201) or 5 on lower-tier fashions, Bluetooth 5.zero|
|Ports||1x USB-A Three.1 gen1, 2x USB-A 2.zero, 1x USB-C Three.1 gen2 (information solely), HDMI, microSD card reader, mic/headphone|
|Battery||50 Wh, 65W charger|
|Dimension||325 mm or 12.79” (w) x 214 mm or eight.40” (d) x 15.9 mm or zero.63” (h)|
|Weight||Three.1 lbs (1.four kg)+ .44 lbs (.2 kg) charger, US model|
|Extras||white backlit keyboard, glass clickpad with finger sensor, HD webcam, 2x 1W stereo audio system|
Our VivoBook S14 take a look at fashions are the S433FL variants with a Core i7-10510U processor and Nvidia MX250 graphics, within the extra highly effective 25W model, and never the 10W usually applied on gaming ultrabooks of this measurement.
Nonetheless, we’re additionally going to clarify what to anticipate from the S433FA variant, which is equivalent to the FL, simply with out the Nvidia MX250 chip.
Lastly, Asus additionally affords a extra highly effective VivoBook S14 S433JQ variant of this similar chassis, constructed on an Intel Ice Lake processor and the up to date and extra competent Nvidia MX350 graphics. We’re going to assessment that in a separate article, however within the meantime, that is what to anticipate from the MX350 chip by way of GPU and gaming efficiency.
Design and development
Steel is used for your entire development of this 2020 VivoBook S14 era, with a selection of various colours. Our unis are the Indie Black and Dreamy White variations, with Gaia Inexperienced and Resolute Crimson fashions additionally out there.
For essentially the most half, the White, Crimson, and Inexperienced fashions are all the identical, simply with completely different coloured lids. All of them get the identical silver aluminum inside and silver keyboard, with (elective) white illumination and poor distinction. The Black mannequin, however, will get a darker grey inside and a black keyboard with white writing and illumination, one I a lot choose over the silver/white implementation. Sure, the darker variant goes to indicate smudges simpler, particularly on the lid, however I nonetheless discover it the extra sensible out of the 4.
Colours apart, all these laptops are constructed nicely, with sturdy screens and little to no flex of their fundamental chassis. Additionally they look neat and clear, with pretty refined branding parts on the lid and beneath the display, plus a contact of yellow across the Enter key on all fashions.
The sturdy steel development pushes the burden of those S14 S433s at slightly over Three.1 lbs, which is heavier than the 14-inch ZenBooks, however nonetheless light-weight and transportable.
These laptops are additionally a tad thicker and bigger then ZenBooks, and you may inform that by the thicker brow and chin bezels across the display. However that thicker chin is definitely a great factor IMO. Air continues to be sucked in from the underside and blows by means of the grill behind the hinge, however the distance between the exhaust and the panel is roughly 2-inches on this design, so the display doesn’t warmth up as badly as on the 14-inch ZenBook.
These apart, the S14s are additionally sensible and comfy to make use of in each day use. The hinge lets you choose up and regulate the display with a single hand, whereas holding it nicely in place, and the grippy rubber ft on the underside preserve the laptop computer nicely anchored on the desk. The underside ft are taller than those within the entrance, to make sure improved airflow beneath, one thing the earlier VivoBooks struggled with.
Asus additionally made positive to blunt and around the corners across the arm-rest, and despatched the standing LEDs on the edges, out of the best way. I nonetheless want the display would lean again flat, but it surely solely goes to about 155 levels.
The IO can be lined on the edges, with USB-A and USB-C ports, HDMI for video, a Three.5 mm jack, and a microSD card reader. Many of the ports are positioned on the left edge, and the laptop computer nonetheless costs through a barrel-plug charger, and that USB-C port continues to be information solely, so it doesn’t assist video or charging.
Keyboard and trackpad
These VivoBooks get a reasonably normal Asus keyboard, with a full-sized fundamental deck of keys, a smaller row of Perform keys on the prime, and an additional column of Perform keys on the proper facet.
They journey 1.four mm into the chassis and return moderately shallow suggestions, the sort you’ll be able to anticipate from an ultraportable implementation. That makes them quick and quiet, however takes a toll on accuracy.
Asus additionally applied white backlighting on these keyboards, however among the base-level S14 S433FA fashions would possibly solely ship with a non-backlit keyboard, as we’ve on our silver mannequin. The illumination on our black mannequin is pretty vivid and uniform, however mild nonetheless creeps from among the keys, and particularly the LEDs below the House and arrows keys are annoyingly noticeable in each day use.
I’ll additionally point out that the format features a bodily CapsLock LED indicator, and that the illumination will be activating by swiping your fingers over the clickpad, as on the higher-tier units.
Oh, and also you in all probability observed from these footage the poor visibility of the silver keys with white writing, and the way simpler all the pieces is to inform aside on the black keyboard model. It may not appear to be a lot on a primary glimpse, but it surely’s one thing I continually discover annoying when utilizing this type of silver keyboard, which many OEMs nonetheless placed on a few of their laptops.
Talking of the clickpad, most S14 configurations embrace a glass clickpad with a finger-sensor built-in into the highest nook, the one we’ve on the silver mannequin. Nonetheless, a NumberPad implementation and not using a finger-sensor can be talked about on the official website, so that you would possibly wish to double-check the listings for extra particulars on the applied variant.
The clickpads on each our S14 assessment items carried out nicely with each day use and gestures, and applied clean and considerably clunky bodily click on buttons.
I must also point out that the 2020 VivoBook S14 S433 now not affords a ScreenPad possibility, which was out there within the 2019 S14 S432. Asus went this path to make the 2020 mannequin extra reasonably priced, and having skilled ScreenPads up to now, I really feel that was the best determination right here.
The VivoBook S14 sequence will get a 14-inch matte non-touch show.
Each our assessment items got here with the identical CEC PA IPS FHD panel, which guarantees good distinction and viewing angles, in addition to 100% sRGB colour protection.
Right here’s what we received in our checks, with an X-Ceremony i1 Show Professional sensor:
- Panel HardwareID: CEC PA LM140LF-3L03;
- Protection: 95.Three% sRGB, 69.6% NTSC, 72.Three% AdobeRGB;
- Measured gamma: 2.46;
- Max brightness in the midst of the display: 244 cd/m2 on energy;
- Distinction at max brightness: 1308:1;
- White level: 7100 Ok;
- Black on max brightness: zero.18 cd/m2;
- PWM: No.
This panel is ok for each day use, with punchy colours and distinction, simply as marketed. Nonetheless, it’s pretty dim, at slightly below 250-nits in our checks, and calibrating it to right the skewed Gamma and White Level additional limits the utmost brightness to between 200-240 nits. This gained’t suffice for brighter environments, however try to be fantastic so long as you’re utilizing your laptop computer principally indoors.
Decrease-tier S433FA configurations would possibly ship with a extra modest and washed-out FHD 52% sRGB panel (mannequin BOE NV140FHM-N49), examined on this assessment. The official S14 S433FA web page doesn’t point out something about this panel possibility, so it is best to double-check with the shop for extra particulars on the included panel, and if potential avoid this lower-quality BOE variant.
Our samples are top-tier variants of the Asus VivoBook S14 S433 within the S433FL configuration, with an Intel Core i7-10510U processor, 16 GB of DDR4 2666 MHz RAM, a quick Samsung PM981 PCIe x4 SSD and twin graphics, with the Intel UHD embedded throughout the CPU and the devoted Nvidia MX250 2GB DDR5 dGPU, within the extra highly effective 25W variant (10De 1D13) usually applied in full-size notebooks.
We’re additionally testing early pre-production items with the software program and drivers out there as of late Could-2020 (BIOS 204, MyAsus 2.2.21, Nvidia GeForce 445.87), thus sure elements would possibly enhance with future updates. They carried out as anticipated, although, that’s why I’m comfy sharing our findings with you.
These S14 S433 variations are constructed on the 14nm Intel i5-10210U or i7-10510U processors, with 4C/8T. These provide sturdy single-core and fantastic multi-core efficiency for a cellular implementation, however usually are not a match for the newer AMD Ryzen 4000 Cell choices in time period of multi-threaded outcomes. Moreover, the Intel UHD iGPU is outmatched by each the newer Intel graphics within the IceLake processors, and the Vega graphics within the AMD platforms, which is one thing to contemplate on the S433FA configurations. In truth, these S14 S433FA fashions are nicely fitted to each day searching, video streaming, and textual content modifying, however not for intensive CPU or GPU workloads.
Right here’s what to anticipate by way of efficiency and temperatures with Netflix, typing, and each day use.
The VivoBook S14 S433FL configurations additional implement that 25W MX250 dGPU, which continues to be an entry-level graphics chip, however one which handles older or informal titles comparable to Fortnite, Minecraft or the likes, and we’ll speak about that additional down.
Earlier than that, I must also point out that our configurations included a quick 1 TB Samsung PM981 SSD, which favorably impacts among the benchmarks outcomes. Retail configurations differ between areas, however Asus tends to place a mid-level SSD on the 512 GB fashions, and the top-tier Samsung SSD on their 1 TB configurations.
The CPU, GPU, and reminiscence are soldered and non-upgradeable on this laptop computer, however inside you do get two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for storage and an upgradeable WiFi module. Getting inside is pretty simple, you simply must take away the again panel, maintain in place by a few screws. There are not any screws hidden beneath the rear rubber ft, like on different Asus laptops.
OK, let’s speak about efficiency and numbers. We begin by testing the CPU’s conduct in 100% masses, by operating the Cinebench Cinebench R15 take a look at for 15+ loops, with 2-Three sec delay between every run.
Not like on the ZenBooks, Asus doesn’t provide a number of fan/efficiency profiles within the MyAsus apps for these VivoBooks, so we ran all our checks on the Greatest Efficiency mode in Home windows.
The Intel i7-10510U runs at 28W for the primary Cinebench loops, after which fluctuates between 15 and 28W for the remainder. Temperatures common round 76 C at 15W and leap as much as 95 C at 28W, whereas the fan stays quiet, ramping as much as 37-38 dB at head stage.
Undervolting the processor (steady at -60 mV with Throttlestop) permits barely elevated frequencies and outcomes, throughout the similar energy envelopes. Unplugging the laptop computer limits the processor at between 11 and 15W, with temperatures of 63-69 C. All the outcomes are detailed within the logs and footage under.
We verified these findings by operating the longer and extra demanding Cinebench R20 loop benchmark, in addition to the grotesque Prime95 take a look at. The CPU runs at ~28W for a few minute, then shortly drops to 15W, after which jumps again to 28W, and so forth.
We additionally ran a few of our mixed CPU+GPU stress checks on this pocket book. 3DMark stress runs the identical take a look at for 20 occasions in a loop and appears for efficiency variation and degradation over time, and this unit didn’t go it. Luxmark Three.1, however, absolutely masses each the CPU and GPU on the similar time. The GPU runs fantastic on this take a look at, however the CPU shortly throttles to 10W and .9 GHz. These two mixed checks counsel that the thermal module struggles to maintain each the parts in examine on this type of demanding masses, and we’ll additional look into this down under, after we get to speak concerning the gaming expertise.
Earlier than that, although, we ran your entire suite of checks and benchmarks on the Greatest Efficiency energy mode in Home windows. Right here’s what we received.
- 3DMark 13 – Fireplace Strike: 3479 (Graphics – 3845, Physics – 8918);
- 3DMark 13 – NightRaid: 12210 (Graphics – 16131, Physics – 5137);
- 3DMark 13 – Time Spy: 1237 (Graphics – 1120, CPU – 3071);
- AIDA64 Reminiscence take a look at: Write: Learn: 37915 MB/s, Learn: 34029 MB/s, Latency: 83.6;
- Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Medium: 2679;
- Handbrake 1.Three.1 (4K to 1080p encode): 17.43 common fps;
- PassMark: Ranking: 4681, CPU mark: 14136, 3D Graphics Mark: 3496;
- PCMark 10: 4110 (Necessities – 8480 , Productiveness – 6956 , Digital Content material Creation – 3196);
- GeekBench four.four.2 64-bit: Single-Core: 5598, Multi-core: 15564;
- GeekBench 5.zero.1 64-bit: Single-Core: 1247, Multi-core: 3925;
- CineBench R15 (finest run): CPU 1049 cb, CPU Single Core 176 cb;
- CineBench R20 (finest run): CPU 2602 cb, CPU Single Core 448 cb;
- x264 HD Benchmark four.zero 32-bit: Move 1 – 160.87 fps, Move 2 – 38.12 fps;
- x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit: 94.12 s.
We additionally ran just a few of those checks on the -60 mV undervolted CPU profile.
- 3DMark 13 – Fireplace Strike: 3493 (Graphics – 3849, Physics – 9262);
- 3DMark 13 – NightRaid: 12335 (Graphics – 16014, Physics – 5380);
- 3DMark 13 – Time Spy: 1294 (Graphics – 1172, CPU – 3188);
- Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Medium: 2690;
- GeekBench 5.zero.1 64-bit: Single-Core: 1214, Multi-core: 3938;
- CineBench R20 (finest run): CPU 1543 cb, CPU Single Core 460 cb;
- CineBench R15 (finest run): CPU 718 cb, CPU Single Core 194 cb;
- x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit: 86.22 s.
Undervolting helps enhance among the CPU scores, however with a minor affect on GPU outcomes and mixed masses.
We additionally ran some Workstation associated masses:
- Blender 2.82 – BMW Automobile scene- CPU Compute: 9m 31s (inventory);
- Blender 2.82 – Classroom scene – CPU Compute: 33m 35s (inventory);
- Luxmark Three.1 – Luxball HDR – OpenCL CPUs + GPUs rating: 6547;
Lastly, we additionally reran a few of these checks on the VivoBook S14 S433FA configuration (with the identical utilized -60 mV undervolt), which depends on the built-in Intel UHD chip for graphics.
- 3DMark 13 – Fireplace Strike: 1165 (Graphics – 1274, Physics – 10744);
- 3DMark 13 – NightRaid: 5854 (Graphics – 5876, Physics – 5734);
- 3DMark 13 – Time Spy: 487 (Graphics – 423, CPU – 3502);
- Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Medium: 838;
- GeekBench 5.zero.1 64-bit: Single-Core: 1216, Multi-core: 3945;
- CineBench R15 (finest run): CPU 739 cb, CPU Single Core 185 cb;
- x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit: 81.82 s.
This S433FA scores increased than the S433FL mannequin within the CPU heavy checks, because the thermal module allocates all its effort in the direction of the CPU and now not has to chill the Nvidia dGPU as nicely. Nonetheless, graphics scores are a few third of what we received on the MX250 configuration, which impacts real-life functions and video games.
Talking of video games, we ran a few DX11, DX12, and Vulkan titles on these VivoBook S14s on the Greatest Efficiency profile, with and with out the MX250 chip. Right here’s what we received:
|Core i7-10510U + MX250 25W||FHD Auto||FHD Auto UV||FHD Auto UV – Intel UHD|
|Bioshock Infinite (DX 11, Low Preset)||88 fps (49 fps – 1% low)||87 fps (49 fps – 1% low)||27 fps (18 fps – 1% low)|
|Dota 2 (DX 11, Greatest Wanting Preset)||–74 fps (39 fps – 1% low)||–fps (- fps – 1% low)||–|
|Far Cry 5 (DX 11, Low Preset, no AA)||28 fps (23 fps – 1% low)||28 fps (23 fps – 1% low)||–|
|Center Earth: Shadow of Mordor (DX 11, Lowest Preset)||58 fps (40 fps – 1% low)||60 fps (44 fps – 1% low)||23 fps (16 fps – 1% low)|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider (DX 12, Lowest Preset, no AA)||48 fps (14 fps – 1% low)||49 fps (16 fps – 1% low)||–|
|Unusual Brigade (Vulkan, Low Preset)||41 fps (34 fps – 1% low)||41 fps (34 fps – 1% low)||15 fps (11 fps – 1% low)|
|The Witcher Three: Wild Hunt (DX 11, Low Preset, Hairworks Off)||15-35 min-max fps
(27 fps avg, 13 fps – 1% low)
|26-37 min-max fps
(31 fps avg, 18 fps – 1% low)
- Battlefield V, The Witcher Three, Dota 2 – recorded with MSI Afterburner in sport mode;
- Bioshock Far Cry 5, Center Earth, Unusual Brigade, Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2, Tomb Raider video games – recorded with the included Benchmark utilities.
The HWinfo logs under present the CPU and GPU speeds and temperatures in Farcry 5, Witcher Three, and Shadow of Mordor on the inventory Greatest Efficiency Home windows profile.
Each the CPU and GPU shortly attain pretty excessive temperatures within the mid-80s and low-90s, however then the system limits their clocks to deal with the warmth. Finally, the CPU stabilizes at low-80s to high-70s and the GPU within the excessive 70s, however with a roughly 20-30% drop in clock speeds. This drop is bigger within the extra demanding titles, comparable to Far Cry 5, and fewer aggressive in Shadow of Mordor.
Undervolting helps scale back the CPU temperatures by a good quantity, and that interprets in additional fixed CPU efficiency, in addition to barely increased long-term GPU frequencies. The benchmarks outcomes above don’t present large good points for the Undervolted profile, however these don’t account for the efficiency degradation that happens after some time, as soon as the system builds up, and total the GPU finally ends up stabilizing at 2-5% increased clocks on this case.
The laptop computer’s backside aluminum panel heats-up shortly, and elevating the laptop computer from the desk additional impacts the element’s temperatures and speeds. On this case, the GPU stabilizes at 5-10% increased clocks than on the Undervolted profile, and 7-15% increased than on the inventory profile. That implies a poorly designed D-part and makes this laptop computer a primary candidate for a cooling pad when operating video games and different demanding masses.
Lastly, gaming on battery is hardly potential right here. The GPU runs easily, however the CPU shortly throttles all the way down to 6W and takes a serious toll in most titles, and particularly these CPU sure.
In conclusion, the VivoBook S14 performs alright for what it’s, however leaves a good bit on the desk with the inventory settings. Undervolting the CPU helps to some extent, however the thermal design continues to be a limiting issue right here, so it is best to both elevate the laptop computer’s again to enhance cooling when taking part in video games, or higher put this on a great high quality cooling stand.
Noise, Warmth, Connectivity, audio system, and others
The thermal design is pretty primary right here, with a single fan and single heatpipe that covers each the CPU and GPU, and that’s not splendid for the i7 CPU and the 25W MX250 GPU in video games and different demanding duties that concurrently put each these parts to critical work.
For what’s price, although, this type of thermal module carried out higher on this S14 than on the extra compact ZenBook 14s examined just a few months in the past. The design features a bigger fan and radiator, in addition to what appears to be like like a bigger thermal plate over the GPU.
I don’t perceive why the fan’s consumption is totally blocked by the underside panel, and recent air is just channeled in from the keyboard and thru that slim consumption lower on the stomach. As proven within the earlier part, the aluminum backside panel heats-up and impacts the general efficiency in demanding masses, and extra ample intakes may need addressed (a minimum of alleviated) this problem. As it’s, utilizing the S14 S433 with a cooling pad goes to make a serious distinction in video games.
So far as outer temperatures go, the metallic runs mildly heat with demanding masses, peaking at mid-40s within the hottest components each on the inside and on the again. It additionally runs quietly, with the fan ramping as much as 38-39 dB at head-level whereas operating video games.
The identical fan stays energetic even with essentially the most primary of on a regular basis duties, however runs quiet and also you’re not going to listen to it even in a silent room.
*Each day Use – streaming Netflix in EDGE for 30 minutes, Higher Battery life Profile, followers at 25-33 dB
*Gaming – taking part in Far Cry 5 for 30 minutes, Greatest Efficiency Profile, followers at 38-39 dB
For connectivity, there’s latest-gen WiFi 6 with an Intel AX201 module on this laptop computer. It did nicely with our setup and the sign and efficiency remained sturdy at 30-feet, with obstacles in between.
Decrease-tier fashions would possibly solely ship with a WiFi 5 module, however that ought to nonetheless be loads quick for on a regular basis use, and if it’s not, the WiFi module will be simply swapped out and upgraded.
A set of stereo audio system firing on the underside handles the audio on this laptop computer. They’re averagely loud, at 73-75 dB at head-level on the Music profile in Audio Wizard, and sound fantastic, however nonetheless lack within the decrease finish, just about what you’ll be able to anticipate from laptop computer audio system on this section. I really feel they’ve been upgraded from the earlier era although, however nonetheless, be certain that to not impede the speaker cuts when utilizing this on the lap.
Lastly, there’s an HD digital camera on the prime of this laptop computer’s display, flanked by 2 microphones. They’re fantastic for infrequent calls, however the digital camera isn’t a lot and moderately muddy and washed out.
There’s a 50 Wh battery contained in the VivoBook 14 S433, which is averagely sized for a mid-tier 14-inch laptop computer, however the environment friendly implementation helps squeeze stable runtimes on every cost.
Right here’s what we received on our assessment unit, with the display’s brightness set at round 120 nits (~70 brightness).
- 6 W (~eight+ h of use) – textual content modifying in Google Drive, Higher Battery Mode, display at 70%, Wi-Fi ON;
- 5.5 W (~eight+ h of use) – 1080p fullscreen video on Youtube in Edge, Higher Battery Mode, display at 70%, Wi-Fi ON;
- 5.2 W (~9+ h of use) – Netflix fullscreen in Edge, Higher Battery Mode, display at 70%, Wi-Fi ON;
- 9.5 W (~5 h of use) – searching in Edge, Higher Efficiency Mode, display at 70%, Wi-Fi ON.
The laptop computer comes with a compact 65W charger (on this configuration) that plugs-in through a traditional barrel plug. It’s a single-piece design with a small brick and a protracted cable, and a full cost takes about 2 hours. USB-C charging isn’t supported.
Worth and availability
The VivoBook S14 S433 is listed in shops world wide on the time of this put up.
The Intel-only S14 S433FA variant begins at $699 within the US, 699 EUR in Germany, and 699 GBP within the UK, for the Core i5 model with eight GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
The S14 S433FL mannequin with the MX250 dGPU begins at 899 EUR in Germany, and isn’t but out there within the US and UK.
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Drawing the road on this 2020 VivoBook S14 lineup, we have to have a look at the S433FA and S433FL variants individually.
The extra reasonably priced S14 S433FA mannequin is ok for each day use, for searching, video, and text-editing. You gained’t want greater than a Core i5 configuration with eight GB of RAM for that, which is what you’re getting for 699 USD/EUR. Nonetheless, be certain that to examine whether or not that base mannequin comes with a backlit keyboard or not in your area, and whether or not it will get the 100% sRGB display or the extra washed-our variant. If it’s the latter, I’d have a look at an alternative choice with a greater display.
The S14 S433FL variations are inclined to ship with the backlit keyboard and higher-tier display by default, in addition to the MX250 graphics chip, for a 200 USD/EUR additional. You’re solely going to want the Nvidia graphics in the event you plan to run some video games on this laptop computer, and if that’s that the case, the 25W MX250 implementation is extra highly effective than what you’ll usually get on 14-inch ultrabooks. Nonetheless, the laptop computer’s restricted thermal and D-panel design limits its efficiency in video games, so that you would possibly wish to contemplate investing in a cooling pad to maximise your framerates.
apart, I really feel that these 2020 VivoBooks S14 have outgrown their section, with their neat design traces and glorious construct high quality, in addition to lengthy battery life, fantastic inputs, and good connectivity choices. They’ll battle in vivid mild although, as a result of pretty dim screens, however that’s just about their solely main flaw.
With that in thoughts, we’ll wrap up this assessment right here, however I’d love to listen to what you concentrate on these VivoBooks, so get in contact down under along with your suggestions or in case you have any questions on them.