Our review of the Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W
Equipped with a fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1TB that boosts its responsiveness with an Intel Optane module, theAsus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W is a thin and light versatile laptop PC with a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display that performs well in everyday use with its good amount of 16 GB RAM and its Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor with Iris Xe graphics capabilities of run modest games. Featuring an elegant silver aluminum design that runs on Windows 11, this Ultrabook also benefits from a backlit keyboard with NumPad numeric keypad module and Wi-Fi hatchet and USB-C connectivity.
Most famous price: 1099€
Features of the Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W
|Screen(s)||14″ Full HD NanoEdge thin bezels (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphics Card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) + 32GB Intel Optane|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, microSD 4.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Numeric Keypad||Yes, via NumberPad (NumPad)|
|audio system||2 Harman Kardon SonicMaster speakers (2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 50Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.4kg / 324.9 x 213.5 x 15.9|
The Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W against the competition
The Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W is now available for sale at Cdiscount and is in the middle of its category, where it is one of the few to offer a numeric keyboard module and run under Windows 11.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W
Refroidi par 2 ventilators IceBlades (87 pales fines de 0.2mm and polymeric crystal-liquide) ainsi que des sorties d’air, cet ordinateur portable polyvalent rechargeable de 60% en 49 minutes arbore une apparence élégante et discrète avec son design fin et léger aluminum silver.
It offers 3 predefined operating modes: Performance (power), Balanced (balanced) and Whisper (quiet, economical).
This versatile Ultrabook comes equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect wirelessly remotely, the practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to, for example, a TV or monitor, the audio port or the 3 USBs, all of which are compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when a USB 3.0 device is connected.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in dimly lit environments. In addition, the Enter key is outlined in yellow, which gives a touch of originality.
Of course, since the size of this laptop is less than 15 inches, there is no numeric keypad on the right side due to space constraints.
However, Asus has a good idea to offer its NumPad technology here (NumberPad makes it possible to transform the touchpad into a tactile numeric keypad to enter numbers more easily.
The screen lends itself well to displaying videos and more generally with its 16:9 format and Full HD definition. Anti-reflective coating, provides better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy panel. Here the panel technology is TN and not IPS, which is a shame because the viewing angles are not that important.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W
The Asus VivoBook S14 S433EA-EK2365W is aimed at people who are looking for a compact High Definition laptop PC for everyday versatile mobile use.
On the storage side, it offers an SSD paired with an Intel Optane module.
As a reminder, Optane brings comfort close to an SSD in terms of fluidity without being able to store anything on it.
If its presence is clearly an asset associated with a hard drive, it matters little when Optane is paired with an SSD.
Yet here the responsiveness is much higher than that of a hard drive on a daily basis thanks to the integrated SSD. It must be said that it is quiet while being more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
In addition, the SSD here offers a large capacity of 1 TB that rivals hard drives in this area, enough to accommodate multiple files and software.
In practice, start-ups/stops, processing and software launches are much faster thanks to the SSD and you can get to online game cards faster.
Indeed, despite the lack of a dedicated built-in graphics card, it is possible to view photos and videos, as well as enjoy modest games. And this thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution (tested by us).
Most famous price: 1099€
The Iris Xe takes place directly in the processor, a low-power Intel Tiger Quad Core i7-1165G7 that delivers good overall performance and is able to satisfy many users associated with 16 GB of RAM.
However, it is better to opt for a PC with a suitable dedicated graphics card and/or a non-low-power processor if you plan to often perform work that consumes processor and/or graphics resources.
But this will mainly affect the heating.
Finally, regarding the autonomy of this elegant silver aluminum versatile Ultrabook, whose transport is facilitated by its finesse, compactness and lightness, bet on about 8 hours of battery life with light use.