Asus Vivobook S14 with Ryzen 4700U Review with Pros & Cons

by birtanpublished on October 5, 2020

Hi guys this is ranjit and in this video we'll be doing the review for this asus vivobook s14 that i had unboxed about a month ago and guys i had to mention to you that it was having some bias issues so about two weeks ago i got this bios update and now the sleep issues have been fixed i won't go into every aspect of this device because i've covered most of the uh aspects in my unboxing video i'll leave the link and also just last week i had done a comparison of this one with intel laptops so again

You can check out for performance also in this video i'll just quickly divide it between pros and cons what i liked and what i didn't like because i don't want to make it a 15 minute video because i've got most of the other aspects in my earlier video the links will be there in the description uh so let's talk about the pros and cons this is the laptop as you can see and i would say this is a pretty stylish laptop and it it looks more expensive than it is it comes in

Two variants uh the ryzen 5 with the 4500 you will be for 60 000. this is the ryzen 7 with 4700 u this is 10 000 more for 70 000. again i'll leave the links it's available on amazon i'll leave the links in the description so again i would say it's pretty stylish and also has some chamfered edges so it looks good and uh this is having the ryzen 7 this specific model and also as you saw we have that the fingerprint scanner the fingerprint scanner works very well

And it also has an ssd and i would say when it comes to performance i would say uh the performance is very good this is an ultrabook guys those thin and light kind of a thing this is not the thinnest uh or the lightest it weighs 1.4 kilograms but it's still ultrabook it has a 15 watt uh what do you say uh cpu that's the amd ryzen 7 4 700u and man the performance of this uh chip is blazingly fast it's one of the fastest

Uh what do you say ultrabook that i have tested again here are some of the benchmarks that i have run for example the cinebench r15 cd bench r20 and others as you can see and as you can see blazingly fast performance one of the fastest ultra book thanks to that what do you say ryzen 7 4 700 u that it has uh moving to uh the storage it has a 512 gigabytes ssd and i was just running the uh what do you say crystal disk smart here i would say the ssd is okay but

It's not among the fastest if you see the score guys here we are getting about close to about 1500 in terms of read speeds and this is not the fastest the fastest ssds go around closer to about 3 000 figure but again for normal users this ssd is plenty fast i have even done video editing with this one so again it's not the fastest ssd but again uh it's good enough i would say for most users uh coming to the software

This runs on windows 10 home that is being stored and i like the fact that it also has a office 365 uh home and student lifetime license so again you have all the tools like word etc you have access to that and it's licensed that you're getting lifetime license so you don't have to worry about all those things so that's actually a nice thing uh now moving to another thing is that moving to wi-fi the wi-fi performance was also very good uh it supports obviously five gigahertz

Ac but this also supports the new wi-fi six so it's sort of future-proofed also some of the laptops are still coming with the older wi-fi ac that's known as wifi this supports the wi-fi six so that's actually nice and another thing that i noticed with this laptop is the general performance is actually really good on this laptop in my day-to-day usage and regular works and all those things uh it performed brilliantly even when i had multiple tabs open

Etc i had no issues with this one so that way i would say it performed very well and i like the fact that the fans do not come on uh frequently on this when i was doing just regular work in office uh writing some documents some excel work and regular browsing and stuff general stuff that you do the fans never came up so even when you're working at the fans do not come up on this laptop that's actually a nice thing because i was surprised because this has ample power and i was worried

That the fans will run constantly and it will be an issue but happy to say no fan noise whatsoever in regular users yes when i was continuously running benchmarks or doing very heavy video editing the fans do come up but it's not very very loud so i would say in that area also it's actually good and i would say it heats up quite a bit less compared to most other laptops so the thermals have been done well on this one never it got even when i was doing heavy video

Editing never i would say it got uncomfortably hot so that was a nice thing coming to trackpad again it's the standard windows what do you say precision tap trackpad and i would say i did not have an issue with the trackpad so as you can see the trackpad works very well on this one and uh coming now to the battery uh this one has a 50 watt hour battery i was just checking the uh what do you say battery report and i would say the battery life i'm

Getting on this one is also surprisingly very very good anywhere from seven to about eight and a half hours and anywhere from about seven and a half to about eight and a half hours of battery life i was getting on this laptop so actually the battery life is very very good considering how powerful this laptop is as you saw with the benchmarks course some of the highest scores that i have seen because it's a proper eight core and i i think so because now it's running on the seven nanometer

Process that's why it's also very efficient in terms of battery life so guys these were the good things about this laptop now let's move to the cons and some of the things that i did not like with this laptop and in india surprisingly we are getting it only in one variant that comes with eight gigabytes of ram and sadly the ram is not expandable it is soldered so you're stuck with eight gigabytes of ram you simply don't have an option of 16 gigabytes of ram

Uh next thing and again guys this is something that i'm noticing on almost every ultra book that is sold in india most of them are having that ram soldered next thing is that uh this you notice this keyboard and uh the keyboard is good i like the keyboard the key travel and everything is fine but what i have noticed is uh we have this backlighting and the backlighting is not that great on this laptop it is the keys are white and the back lighting is also white so it's hardly

Visible i would say so i don't like the backlight uh keyboard at least on the silver model that comes with this white keyboard it's hardly visible i would say uh if you talk about the screen i like the screen on this one as you can see it's a full hd screen it's a not a touchscreen but it's a having a matte finish so again you don't get that glare and you can use it uh brightness it doesn't go very very high but indoors i did not have a problem with that in terms of what you say srgb they say

It's 72 percent srgb that is not a problem it's not as bad as the earlier vivobooks that we have seen where we have the color shifting that is not a problem but what i have noticed is that in terms of color accuracy this is not the most accurate screen i would say the colors are slightly on the colder side that means it has a bluish tint this i would say 90 percent of you will not notice it and it's great for normal users normal office work and all those things

And even watching videos i did not have a problem but because i work with videos i know colors and stuff i notice that bluish tint in color so i would say if you are into critical what do you say video editing or professional photography work and stuff then i would not recommend you this one because the screen is not super super accurate yes you can calibrate it with external tools but by default i feel we have that bluish tent on this laptop the viewing angle is not an issue

It's just that the colors for example look slightly on the bluish uh hue that is what i have noticed regarding the charging it does have the usb type-c port over here but you simply cannot charge this laptop with the usb type-c charger you have to use the barrel charger that is supplied which is very irritating i would say and i would say all laptops that are costing about 55 or 60 000. that our usb port should support usb type-c charging but

That is simply not there so apart from these some of the cons that i have mentioned uh it is certainly a very good laptop but personally i i would say i would not recommend you this 4700 you i would say the 4500 u that comes with six core processor makes a lot more sense that is priced at about 60 000 and i feel uh because of that eight gigabytes of ram with very very heavy applications also you simply might not be able to use the full power of this laptop that's why i

Would say save the money and go with the 4500 you variant of this laptop if you want to go anyways guys that's it for now thanks for watching this is ranjit and i hope to see you in my next video take care guys

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