Asus recently launched a refreshed series of VivoBook laptops called the VivoBook 14 and VivoBook 15 in India. Of the two, the 14-inch version claims to be the world's smallest, most colourful 14-inch Ultrabook. This is a rather odd and awfully specific title to stake claim to, but it is what it is. The new laptop series focuses on compactness and mid-range performance in order to hit that starting price of Rs. 49,990.
The VivoBook 14 X412FA comes in multiple bright colour options and boasts of a modern design, with slim borders around its display. It uses a plastic chassis, but the plastics are of high quality and feel very sturdy. The 14-inch display on the Asus VivoBook 14 has a full-HD resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It looks massive mostly due to the slim bezels on three of its sides. The keys have comfortable travel, are well spaced, and have three levels of backlighting. The size of the trackpad is fairly generous and tracking is smooth.
The Asus VivoBook 14 offers a decent selection of ports for a 14-inch laptop. There are two stereo speakers, placed at the bottom, on either side of the laptop. The charger is a tiny, square brick which is extremely portable.
The Asus Vivobook 14 X412FA features an Intel Core i5-8265U 8th generation quad-core CPU with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You can opt for a model with an Nvidia GeForce MX230 graphics card too. This Asus VivoBook 14 ships with Windows 10 Home 64-bit, along with apps from Asus such as Asus Sync and MyAsus.
The VivoBook 14 makes for a very good portable work laptop thanks to its portable size and low weight. The fingerprint sensor adds an extra layer of convenience, which we appreciate. For multimedia use, the VivoBook 14 falls a bit short primarily due to the display's inability to produce very vibrant colours. With actual day-to-day use, the Asus VivoBook 14 averaged only around 4.5-5 hours with medium to light workloads, which was not bad.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Core i5, 8th Gen, Peacock Blue, 14.0 inch)||₹ 54,990|
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T price in India starts from ₹ 54,990. The lowest price of Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T is ₹ 54,990 at Flipkart on 6th August 2020.
|Model||VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T|
|Release date||June 2019|
|Model Name||VivoBook 14|
|Dimensions (mm)||322.00 x 212.00 x 19.90|
|Colours||Slate Grey, Transparent Silver, Peacock Blue|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 8th Gen 8265U|
|Graphics Processor||Integrated Graphics Processor|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n/ac|
|Finger Print Sensor||Yes|
|Number of USB Ports||3|
|USB Ports||1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)|
|Multi Card Slot||1 Micro SD Card Reader|
|Headphone and Mic Combo Jack||Yes|