If you are looking to purchase high-quality, affordable laptops the Asus Vivobook Series is an excellent choice.
Asus VivoBook series offers laptops with the latest specs (Intel 10th or 11th Gen Processors and AMD Ryzen 4000 or Ryzen 5000 series) and features without breaking the bank.
Note – I have also included few Intel 11th Gen Laptops that are launched recently in India.
In case you have a higher budget you check out the premium Zenbook series.
We reviewed the latest VivoBook S14, powered by the 8 Core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor and it offers great performance. I will prefer the AMD processor variants due to better performance and less heat.
This offers either a 15-inch or 14-inch display and has the latest Intel 10th or 11th Generation Processors or AMD Ryzen 4000 Processors.
Let’s check out the features offered by the Asus VivoBook series starting with the new 14 Inch VivoBook Flip 14.
ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 (2021)
Price – ₹ 62,094
The ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 laptop is a 2-in-1 convertible that features 14 inches FHD (1920*1080p) LED-backlit anti-glare touch screen display with IPS technology.
It runs Windows 10 Home Basic operating system.
Powering the machine is the latest AMD Ryzen 5 5500U that clocks at 2.1 GHz and has a maximum turbo boost frequency of up to 4.0 GHz.
It has 6 cores and 12 threads architecture. For graphics, it has an amazing AMD Radeon graphics card.
Additionally, it pairs 8 GB DDR4 RAM (3200 MHz), which expandable up to 12 GB.
For storage, we have got 512 GB SSD. The ASUS Flip 14 laptop packs a 3-cell, 42 WHr battery that is not huge but can offer a battery backup of 5-6 hours.
The beautifully designed notebook measures 1.5 kg and 18 mm thickness.
It has a built-in webcam and dual speakers.
Furthermore, we have got an ergonomic backlit chiclet keyboard and a touchpad with support for multi-touch gestures.
The device supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
The port section comprises 2* USB 2.0, 2* USB 3.0, and headphone/microphone jack.
- Great performance
- Expandable RAM
- Good cooling system
- Average Display Quality
ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14 (2021)
Price – ₹ 62,260
The ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14 (Model no: KM413UA-EB501TS) comes with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor, which offers excellent performance.
The notebook comes with a 14 inches FHD (1920*1080p) display with an anti-glare panel.
Besides, It has a 45% NTSC color gamut and 85% screen-to-body ratio.
The Notebook runs on Windows 10 Home and has pre-installed MS Office Home and Student 2019.
The machine is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor.
The chipset has a 2.1 GHz base clock frequency and up to 4.0 GHz turbo boost frequency. It supports 6 cores and 12 threads, and 8 MB L3 cache memory.
For graphics, the laptop has an integrated AMD Radeon graphics card.
Moreover, it packs a 3-cell 42 WHr battery that offers 4-6 hours of battery back-up depending on the workload.
Further, it comes with 8 GB DDR4 RAM (3200 MHz) and 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD.
Also, you can expand the storage as the laptop comes with an additional SSD slot.
The device includes a 720p front web camera for video calls and has dual speakers with Harman/Kardon certification for immersive audio.
For connectivity, the notebook supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
The ports comprise – 2* USB 3.0, 2* USB 2.0, HDMI, and headphone/microphone jack.
The ultra-portable thin and light laptop weighs 1.4 kg and measures 17 mm in thickness.
Lastly, It has a backlit chicklet keyboard and a fingerprint sensor.
- Decent performance
- Thin and lightweight
- Good display quality
- Battery life could be better
ASUS VivoBook S14 (Ryzen 4700U) – Rs. 73,990
The new Asus VivoBook S14 comes with one of the most powerful processors that you will find in a thin laptop with 8 Cores and 8 threads.
The laptop offers 14 inches Full HD LED-backlit IPS display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution and 3 sided Nano Edge Bezels.
Powering the laptop is an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor with a base clock speed of 2 GHz which can be boosted up to 4.1GHz, 8 Threads, 8 Cores, and 8MB Cache.
The integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 Graphics card is excellent for casual gaming.
Ryzen 4700U is a performance beast, even better than the Intel Core i7 10th Gen, and will easily last many years without a need for the upgrade.
The laptop comes with a 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD and has blazing fast 8 GB of DDR4 RAM with 3200MHz clock speed.
It has a pre-loaded Windows 10 Home Operating System. The laptop weighs just 1.40 kg despite having a metallic body.
The battery life is around 12 hours and it even comes with fast charging support.
Further, the full-size backlit keyboard along with a glass-covered precision touchpad makes it easy to work.
Also, it offers a fingerprint sensor with Windows Hello support. The laptop comes with a 720 pixels HD web camera.
As far as the connectivity is concerned it includes USB-Type A and USB-Type C ports, an HDMI port, an audio jack, and a card reader.
The Asus VivoBook S14 is available at the online stores at the price of INR 73,890.
We did a detailed review of the Asus VivoBook S14 powered by the Ryzen 4700U and find it to be very powerful and easy to work on.
ASUS VivoBook S14 (11th Gen Intel Core i5) Rs. 60,990
This is a thin and lightweight Intel Core i5 laptop, recently launched by Asus.
The Asus VivoBook S14 comes with a 14-inch Full HD LED-backlit display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution and 60Hz refresh rate along with Anti-Glare Panel (sRGB 100%, color-accurate).
Powering the machine is the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 that comes with 4 cores and 8 Threads. It has a 2.4 GHz Base Clock Speed and Up to 4.2 GHz Boost Clock Speed and there is 8MB Cache.
It is a good processor and can handle multiple tasks with ease.
The Notebook comes with Integrated Intel Iris Xᵉ Graphics that can easily play casual games and run graphics-intensive software.
With VivoBook 14 we get the Windows 10 Home Operating System pre-installed.
Furthermore, it offers 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD and has 8 GB of DDR4 3200MHz Dual Channel RAM. Additionally, we have 32 GB of Intel Optane memory that makes it blazing fast.
The easy-to-carry Asus VivoBook S14 weighs 1.4 kg and has a thinness of about 16mm and has Nano Edge Bezels.
The full-size chiclet keyboard with a Precision touchpad is possessed by this laptop with 1.4 mm key travel.
Furthermore, it comes with USB-Type A and USB-Type C ports, an HDMI port, an audio combo jack, and an SD card reader.
Additionally, It offers a fingerprint reader and a VGA web camera. The laptop has a built-in microphone and a built-in speaker.
The Asus VivoBook S14 is available at Amazon at a price tag of INR 60,990 and a year of manufacturer warranty.
15 Inch Display VivoBook Series Laptops
Apart from the above-mentioned 14 Inch laptops, Asus has got 15 Inch VivoBook laptops.
You may want to buy the 15 inch model for the larger display and ease of getting things done when using the split-screen mode.
Let’s check out the two popular VivoBook laptops that are currently available with the latest configs.
The first one comes with the Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB RAM while the second offers a more powerful Intel Core i5 processor.
ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 (2020) Intel Core i5-1135G7 11th Gen
Price: ₹ 65,990
Model Number – (X513EP-EJ532TS): The Asus Vivobook Ultra 15 packs Intel’s latest 11th gen processor making it faster than Intel’s 10th Gen processor-based machines.
Also, the single-core performance on the 11th Gen processors is much better than the 10th Gen Intel processors. It is prudent to pick the latest 11th Gen Intel processor-based machines at the moment.
The 15 inches display has thin bezels. The device offers a wide viewing angle and comprehensive color production.
This laptop is the best choice for work-from-home employees and students.
Specification for Asus Zenbook Ultra 15:
- Processor – 11th gen Intel Tiger Lake Core i5-1135G7 chipset with 2.4 GHz base clock, 4.2 GHz maximum frequency, 4 cores, 8 threads, 8 MB cache.
- Graphics Card – Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX330 GDDR5 2GB VRAM.
- Operating system – Windows 10 Home (Lifetime validity).
- Display – 15.6 inches LED FHD backlit IPS anti-glare display, 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution, 250 nits brightness.
- Graphics card – Integrated Intel UHD graphics.
- RAM – 8 GB DDR4 RAM (3200 MHz), Ram is expandable upto 16 GB.
- Storage – 1 TB SATA HDD (5400 rpm) storage and a 256 GB SSD.
- Ports – USB 3.2 gen Type-A 1, USB 3.2 gen Type-C, HDMI, micro SD card reader.
- Keyboard – Full size backlit keyboard
- Battery – 4 Hours Battery Life
- Camera – 720p HD webcam
- Dimension – Weight: 1.8 kg, Thinness: 19.9 mm
- Dominant execution with Tiger Lake chipset.
- Efficient thermal design with a power-saving solution.
- Expandable Ram
- Average battery life
ASUS VivoBook 15 (X512FA-EJ373T) – Rs. 43,990
The display comes with 15.6 inches Full HD LED Backlit with 1920*1080 pixels resolution and an Anti-glare with 45% NTSC.
Powering the machine is the new 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 Dual Core Processor.
The notebook offers a 256 GB NVMe PCIe SSD with an empty hard disk slot for up to 1TB expansion.
Also, it comes with just 4 GB RAM but you can easily buy and upgrade it to 12GB.
The thin and light laptop arrives with about 1.7 kg of weight and 5.7mm thin Bezels.
It includes the 37 hours, 2-cell battery which is not too large.
The full-size backlit keyboard with a 19 mm full-size key pitch and 2-degree ErgoLift Hinge (so you can work comfortably with the laptops anywhere) and a numeric keypad increases the functional usage of the machine.
Furthermore, the laptop offers a fingerprint sensor and an HD web camera, essential for your virtual meetings.
The connectivity option includes USB-Type A and USB-Type C ports, HDMI 1.4, Combo audio jack, and micro card, reader.
This thin and light Asus VivoBook is available at a reasonable price of INR 43,990.
Next, we have the more powerful VivoBook 15 laptop.
Asus has launched the new ASUS VivoBook F571 Gaming laptop in India for PC gamers. The laptop comes with the latest Nvidia GPU and has the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor.
The laptop is available to buy online for a price tag of Rs. 87,990.
Let’s check the specifications offered by the newly arrived Gaming laptop.
Beginning with the display, which comes with 15.6 inches Full HD LED-Backlit, Anti-Glare IPS panel, and 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution.
The screen has 250 nits brightness, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 45% NTSC Color Gamut, 80% screen to body ratio, and 16:9 aspect ratio.
Notably, the VivoBook Gaming laptop is powered by the most advanced 2.6GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H Processor with Turbo Boost up to 5GHz, 6 Cores, and 12MB Cache. It runs on Windows 10 Home.
The Graphic card presented by the laptop to give extraordinary Gaming and visual experience is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM.
As far as the memory is concerned, which arrives up to 16GB DDR4 RAM (2666MHz) and Support up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD or up to 512GB + 32GB Intel Optane memory H10 for M.2 Slot AND Support up to 2TB 5400 rpm for HDD.
The Rs. 87,990 comes with 256 GB SSD and has 1 TB drive, 8 GB of DDR4 Ram.
The laptop has a 42WHr Li-ion 3-cell battery with 150W power support.
The Notebook weighs 2.14kg (SSD+HDD) / 2.0kg (Only SSD) and has a height of 21.9mm. It contains a 720p webcam and a Full size Backlit Chiclet Keyboard with 1.4mm key travel (Touchpad with fingerprint sensor).
Moreover, the ports section comprise of an HDMI 1.4, 2 * USB 2.0, 1 * USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, 1 * USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, and a card reader slot.
For sound, the company uses Audio by ICE power, Harman/Kardon, and Sonic master.