Asus VivoBook 14 Ryzen 5 Quad Core 3500U – Review

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Asus VivoBook 14 Ryzen 5 Quad Core 3500U – (8 GB/512 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home) X412DA-EK501T Thin and Light Laptop. This is  the best choice under rs 40000. Lets see technical details and user experience of this laptop.

Product Description ( Asus VivoBook 14 Ryzen 5 Quad Core 3500U )

NanoEdge Display

Enjoy impressive visuals on this laptop’s frameless four-sided NanoEdge design which gives an almost bezel-free display. Oh, and this design also includes an HD camera so you can video chat with your friends and loved ones.

Compact and Lightweight

Small and compact, you can easily slip this laptop into your bag and carry it around anywhere. Weighing just 1.50 kg, this laptop is lightweight too.

 

Performance Features

This laptop will be by your side for work and leisure needs. It features the AMD Ryzen R5 processor and the Radeon Vega 8 graphics processor, thereby letting you multitask and game effortlessly. Oh, and get set to enjoy superfast connections with the dual-band Wi-Fi.

Shorter Load Time, More Space

With 512 GB of SSD capacity and 8 GB of RAM, you can store even large files such as your games without any worry.

 

One-touch Login

This laptop has a built-in fingerprint sensor in the touchpad and the Windows Hello feature so you can log in without having to type your password.

 

Full-size Backlit Keyboard

Working in a dim environment? This laptop wouldn’t give you any trouble, thanks to its full-size backlit keyboard featuring an ergonomic key dish design and a 1.3 mm key travel. The key caps have also been torture-tested, thereby making durable.

Battery Life

This laptop will keep you productive throughout the day, thanks to the lithium-polymer battery. It also features the ASUS Battery Health Charging technology which will make sure that your laptop’s battery isn’t overcharged.

 

ASUS SonicMaster Technology

You can be prepared to enjoy a pleasing audio experience with the ASUS SonicMaster technology which is a combination of hardware, software, and audio tuning. Oh, and it also features a professional-grade codec for audio encoding and decoding. With the presence of amplifiers, large speakers, and resonance chambers, this laptop will facilitate deeper bass and powerful audio output.

Specifications

General
Sales Package
  • Laptop, Power Adaptor, User Guide, Warranty Documents
Model Number
  • X412DA-EK501T
Part Number
  • 90NB0M51-M03940
Series
  • VivoBook 14
Color
  • Transparent Silver
Type
  • Thin and Light Laptop
Suitable For
  • Processing & Multitasking
Battery Backup
  • Upto 6 hours
Power Supply
  • 45 W AC Adapter
Battery Cell
  • 2 cell
MS Office Provided
  • No
Processor And Memory Features
Processor Brand
  • AMD
Processor Name
  • Ryzen 5 Quad Core
SSD
  • Yes
SSD Capacity
  • 512 GB
RAM
  • 8 GB
RAM Type
  • DDR4
Processor Variant
  • 3500U
Clock Speed
  • 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.7 GHz
Memory Slots
  • 2 Slots
Expandable Memory
  • Upto 12 GB
RAM Frequency
  • 2400 MHz
Cache
  • 6 MB
Graphic Processor
  • AMD Radeon Vega 8
Number of Cores
  • 4
Operating System
OS Architecture
  • 64 bit
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Home
System Architecture
  • 64 bit
Port And Slot Features
Mic In
  • Yes
USB Port
  • 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Type A (1st Gen), 1 x USB 3.1 Type C (1st Gen)
HDMI Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port (v1.4)
Multi Card Slot
  • Micro SD Card Reader
Display And Audio Features
Touchscreen
  • No
Screen Size
  • 35.56 cm (14 inch)
Screen Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 Pixel
Screen Type
  • Full HD LED Backlit Anti-glare Ultra Slim Display (200 nits Brightness, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 45% NTSC)
Speakers
  • Built-in Speakers
Internal Mic
  • Built-in Microphones
Sound Properties
  • Sonic Master
Connectivity Features
Wireless LAN
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth
  • v4.2
Dimensions
Dimensions
  • 322 x 212 x 19 mm
Weight
  • 1.5 kg
Additional Features
Disk Drive
  • Not Available
Web Camera
  • HD Webcam
Finger Print Sensor
  • Yes
Keyboard
  • Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
Pointer Device
  • Touchpad
Included Software
  • Asus Giftbox, Asus Live Update
Additional Features
  • 37 WHrs Li-ion Battery, AC Adapter: Output – 19 V DC (2.37 A), Input: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (Universal), Without Battery Weight – 1.25 kg, BIOS Booting User Password Protection
Warranty
Warranty Summary
  • 1 Year Limited International Hardware Warranty
Warranty Service Type
  • Onsite
Covered in Warranty
  • Manufacturing Defects
Not Covered in Warranty
  • Physical Damage
Domestic Warranty
  • 1 Year
International Warranty
  • 1 Year

 

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Conclusion (My Opinion)

Asus VivoBook 14 Ryzen 5 Quad Core 3500U

Reviewing after using for 10 days…

1.Display- The most important thing in a laptop is display. I am not disappointed by the quality of the display but it is good, not the best but considering the price point it is above average. Viewing angles are OK, picture quality too. It is an TN panel not an IPS one so don’t expect so much. It is 14inch 1080p display.

2.Design- Here, I am not only impressed but surprised too. The quality of the plastic used in it is good. And the design is just awesome. The edge of the display are really thin and gives it a modern look. Weight distribution is good too. What makes it unique in this price point is the “Argo Lift Hinge” it lifts up the laptop base by 2° which helps in both cooling and typing. I am really happy with the design.

3.Performance- In this price bracket most of the laptop comes with either 8th gen intel i5 or i3 10th gen but in this laptop Asus made a perfect decision by going with Ryzen 5 2nd gen(3500u) Processor. Which is not only good in performance but also better in gpu than intel. The Radeon Vega 8 Graphics helps you to play most of the modern games at low to medium settings and able to do video editing, not the professional one but normal one. Now, the technical specs are it is Ryzen 5 3500u 2nd gen. AMD’s processor built on 12nm process and comes with zen+ architecture, it has 4 cores/8 threads and the most importantly Radeon Vega 8 Graphics clocked at 1200mhz or 1.2Ghz with 8 cores and 2gb of memory. It is really best in performance in this price point.

3.Memory and Storage-It comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM with a frequency of 2400mhz. Now, memory is upgradable but one thing to note that their are one pairs of ram in this laptop so 4gb+4g but one in soldered to the board so only one stick is upgradable and its max support is 12GB so you will be only able to replace one 4GB stick with 8GB with same frequency.

Another thing is that though their is a graphics in this laptop but it is not dedicated, so it uses laptop’s ram for processing. We actually get 6gb out of 8gb (2gb for graphics card). If you go max out at 12gb you will be going to get 10gb max. It is OK for most of the normal users.

The storage in this system is fabulous. It comes with a 512GB nvme m.2 ssd out of which 477 gb is usable and 450gb after installing windows what we get. It is really fast and apps opens just with a click. Everything runs really smooth. Their is an option for installation another 2.5inch drive.

4.trackpad and Keyboard- Actually I am not very happy with the trackpad because of its small size but don’t get me wrong it works just fine and comes with gesture support too.

I like the keyboard but it is not full size. The key board is really good with 1.3mm key travel. This is a chicklet style keyboard. Typing in dark isn’t a problem due to backlight option with 3 mode brightness.

5. Cooling-Many laptop comes with a fan which sounds horrible and sounds like jet engine but it comes with a very silent fan and it also ramps up in heavy load and keeps the laptop pretty cool all the time.

6.Additional Features- It has a pretty good finger print scanner placed above the trackpad. It has pretty silent fan. Good quality speaker. Good design. Support fast charging 60%in 49mins.

7.Battery Backup- Really Really disappointed with battery backup, with normal usage it lasts only for 3 to 4 hours and with gaming only for 2 hours which is not great. So if you plan to use it for office keep your adapter with in the bag. The adapter is really small and light weight so it shouldn’t be a problem.

8. Gaming- I ran GTA 5, PUBG Mobile, PUBG PC Lite which it handles smoothly with fps of 50 to 60 approx. With low to medium settings. It is not for hardcore gamers, for casual gamings it is OK.

9.Conclusion- So for whom this laptop is? It is for student, office, home users because with 1080p display watching content or productivity or browsing web or playing causal games it is good. It handels day to day task really easily. In this price point it is good.

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