Firstly, the Asus VivoBook S410U is more of a slim and portable laptop. Giving you a 14-inch screen with narrow bezels, jammed into a lightweight chassis.
Despite its slender build, you’ll still get Intel Core i7 cores and some solid all-round specifications. This is to satisfy its more demanding fans.
Meanwhile, I feel the Asus VivoBook S410U is a perfect travel companion for students, professionals, and everyone.
Let me go ahead and do a quick review of this gadget.
If you’re looking for a portable laptop to carry around all day, The VivoBook S410U is slim and light, making it a suitable candidate.
The VivoBook S410U comes in two different colors, Star Grey and Icicle Gold.
The VivoBook S410U has a brushed-metal lid that looks pretty cool. But when you open the lid, you’ll be presented with a dull finish that looks quite awful under certain lighting conditions.
There are four USB ports (two 2.0; one 3.0; and one Type-C 3.1) lining the sides of this laptop. In addition, there’s HDMI for display output and one SD card reader.
The keyboard feels kind of spongy towards the middle when your typing gets faster. In this laptop, each key gets plenty of room, to reduce errors when touch-typing. Only the cursor keys are slightly adjusted up, making use of just a single row.
Furthermore, the keyboard is also backlit, with three levels of brightness to choose from. Also, there’s a spacious touchpad beneath the keyboard that supports Multi-touch.
The touchpad is well positioned in the center of the palm rest, instead of being shoved off to one side. If you click its corners to simulate mouse button pushes, it doesn’t send the cursor skidding off across the screen. Which is kinda rare this day.
The VivoBook S410U boasts of a NanoEdge display technology with Full HD resolution. Which implies that videos, photos and every other thing will look nice and sharp.
The display also boasts of a strong visibility. Images will only darken if you move your head from a central position. Brightness levels could sometimes be a little stronger than usual.
However, if you hope to edit photos on this laptop, then you may want to look elsewhere.
The colors on this laptop don’t look washed out or distorted when seeing a movie. But hues won’t be naturally reproduced.
Also included is a Vivid mode, which helps increase saturation levels
Performance and Battery Life
This laptop is powered by an Intel Core i7-8550U chipset clocked at 1.8GHz and backed by 8GB DDR4 SDRAM.
This is absolutely fine for everyday use. Meanwhile, some more demanding applications run smoothly. Multi-tasking isn’t a problem, either. You can stream multimedia files, play around with some high-memory software and still run background tasks all at the same time. No lagging fears to report.
The VivoBook uses Intel’s integrated solution instead of a dedicated GPU. Which is ok for photo editing and playing old or simple games. However, there’s no delay or buffering when you’re playing Hi-Def movies or loading large applications.
Battery performance is almost average on this laptop. If you intend to carry out basic everyday tasks, you can expect between five and six hours of life on a complete charge.
The price of this laptop is about 900 Pounds, which is equivalent to N438,564.