Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W cheap 14 inch AMD blue multifunction laptop with fast, thin and light high performance processor + backpack

Our opinion on the Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W

Original blue design and backpack comes with cheap laptop Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W A thin and light all-rounder powered by a powerful AMD Hexa Core Ryzen 5 4600H processor with 8GB of RAM and a Radeon Vega 6 graphics module suitable for light gaming. With a 14-inch Full HD non-reflective display, this HD-ready Windows 11 laptop benefits from fast 512GB SSD storage, a webcam or Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and USB-C to boost its responsiveness.

Features of Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W

Screen(s) 14” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd/m² (1920×1080, antireflective)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir (3.0 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 45W)
Installed RAM (maximum) 8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (free)
Graphics card Integrated into the AMD Radeon Vega 6 processor
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)
connectors 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4
Network Wi-Fi 6 axes (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0
Backlit keyboard No (1.4mm stroke)
Numeric keyboard
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 Sonic Master speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Declared autonomy / Battery 5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 42Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.5 Kg / 324.9 x 213.9 x 19.9

Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W against the competition

The Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W is currently on display Asus sales in France and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer such a powerful processor with such an original design, as well as a supplied backpack.

Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W chassis, connectors, screen

Rugged, thin and light Quiet Blue design meets the US MIL-STD-810H military endurance standard, this versatile laptop has a distinctive look.

This laptop computer USB-C, Wi-Fi 6 ax wireless modules (Newer and better than Wi-Fi 5 ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connection and communication, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, audio port without forgetting 3 USB compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 that guarantees transfers. Up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.

Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W

We appreciate being able to hide the webcam when we’re not using this feature thanks to the included cover to protect privacy.

Those who love videos and more high-definition content will be pleased that the screen accepts a 16:9 format with a precise Full HD image. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is more readable in a bright environment (such as outdoors) than a glossy panel.

Performance, Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W autonomy

Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W is a compact laptop equipped with a high-performance processor suitable for everyday general purpose use.

Of course, it benefits from the older generation AMDRenoir processor, but it is the Ryzen 5 4600H Hexa Core APU (Accelerated Generation Unit) that applies its full capabilities under software that requires the use of multi-core processor resources. Suffice it to say that coupled with 8GB of RAM, it offers good overall performance that may suit many users.

Logically, this computer has no dedicated graphics card. Therefore, all graphics are taken care of by Radeon Vega 6, the graphics module included in the Ryzen 5 Hexa Core, thanks to which you can view photos and videos, as well as play light games.

SSD storage clearly enhances its everyday responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, start/stop, processing and software launch are especially faster and we get to the cards of online games faster.

Asus Vivobook S1402IA-EK166W

It should be said that the SSD is faster than the hard disk, at the same time it consumes less energy, it is more robust and silent. In addition, the SSD here offers a capacity of 512 GB, in line with the standard offered by hard drives.
But of course, if we need more space, we can use an external storage device. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device is an interesting option to take advantage of fast transfers.

As for the autonomy of this notebook with an original blue design, which can easily be carried as an Ultrabook due to its compactness, thinness and lightness, spend about 5 hours on the battery during light use.
In any case, expect it to make itself heard and heated up when pushed hard (eg: treatments).

If necessary, a ventilated support can be added to this laptop to limit the temperature (Don’t forget to check the measurements carefully!).

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