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ASUS VivoBook S410U Review

ASUS VivoBook S410U Review

The cutting edge

Specs:

  • 14-inch full HD display
  • Intel Core i7 – 8550U
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD

Rating: 85/100
Price: ₹ 77,000

 

The form factor is based on dimensions of a 13.3-inch laptop, but it outfits the whole thing with a 14-inch screen. 

 

BUILD

ASUS has really refined their design over the last couple of years, and the VivoBook is a great example of their work. The display lid is built out of brushed aluminium, as you expect in a premium Ultrabook. But the rest of the body is made out of plastic. The form factor is based on dimensions of a 13.3-inch laptop, but it outfits the whole thing with a 14-inch screen. It has a narrow bezel on the sides that help to shrink the overall size of the laptop.

KEYBOARD & TOUCHPAD

The VivoBook features a full backlit keyboard with white LEDs. Asus always use standard sixrow keyboard format. The only real concern with the keyboard is something that ASUS has been doing forever, which is placing the power key at the top right corner(most of the keyboard sports Delete key). This can cause you to accidentally shut off the device when trying to correct text, which isn’t ideal. The trackpad is smooth and easy to use and comes with a built-in fingerprint reader, which is located in the top right corner.

HARDWARE

The Asus VivoBook S410U uses Intel’s latest 8th generation processor. They have four cores rather than the two cores from previous generation processor. Our Asus VivoBook S14 has an Intel Core i7-8550U processor paired with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. You also get Intel HD Graphics 620 on board, but since this is a shared graphics chip, it’s not powerful enough for the latest games. Older and more simple titles such as Counter-Strike 1.6 and Battlefield 3 will be fine at a lower resolution, but anything else will be too much for it.

 

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Pair it up with Rapoo 3510 Plus

 

VERDICT: The VivoBook S410U is a successful progression of the series, with decent battery life, compact and stylish body. The machine is ready to handle all day-to-day tasks competently. One of the great security feature is the inclusion of fingerprint scanner.

 

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