If you are looking to purchase high-quality, affordable work laptops the Asus Vivobook 14 Series is an excellent choice.
The series offers 14 Inch screen-size laptops with the latest specs (Intel 11th Gen, AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors).
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.
In this article, we will explore only 14-inch VivoBook laptops with Touch screens and non-touchscreen displays. Asus has also launched VivoBook 15 with an OLED display.
Let’s start with the14 Inch VivoBook Flip 14 with a touch screen.
ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 (2021) – Touch Screen (Price – Rs.
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 and will get an update to Windows 11.
There are different processor, ram, and SSD options available.
The ASUS Flip 14 laptop packs a 3-cell, 42 WHr battery that is not huge but can offer a battery backup of 4-5 hours.
The beautifully designed notebook measures 1.5 kg and has an 18 mm thickness. It is lightweight and you can easily use it as a Tablet.
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. The laptop is available in the following configurations.
The laptop is available with an Intel Core i3 10th or 11th Gen processor. In my opinion, the 11th Generation model is worth the extra Rs. 5000 premium.
|Processor||Ram and Storage||Price||Buy Link|
|Intel Core i3 10th Gen|
4.1 GHz Clock Speed
|8 GB Ram and 256 GB|
|New – Intel Core i3 11th Gen|
4.1 GHz Clock Speed
|8 GB Ram and 256 GB|
- Decent performance
- Enough RAM
- Lightweight and Easy to Carry
- Battery life could have been better.
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. If you are looking for a faster notebook better than Intel i3 or even i5, this is worth considering.
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
- Average Display
ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14 – Powered by AMD Ryzen 5700U
Also, the Notebook is available with a more powerful AMD Ryzen 5700U processor that comes with 8 Cores and 16 threads. The processor has an 8 MB cache and comes with a turbo-boost clock speed of 4.3 GHz.
All, other specs are similar to the above-mentioned AMD Ryzen 5500U model. The laptop is available for Rs. 71,890 nearly Rs. 10,000 premium in comparison to the Ryzen 5500U model.
For most people, AMD Ryzen 5500U is more than sufficient but if you have a specific use case where you may need a beefier processor can opt for the Ryzen 5700U model.
ASUS VivoBook S14 (14 Inch Work Laptop) – Rs. 68,990
The new Asus VivoBook S14 is available in 2 configurations with either Intel Core i5 or the AMD Ryzen 5500U processor.
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 5500U processor with a base clock speed of 2 GHz which can be boosted up to 4.0 GHz, 6 Threads, 6 Cores, and 8MB Cache.
The integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 Graphics card is excellent for casual gaming.
The laptop comes with a massive 1 TB 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 that can be upgraded to Windows 11.
The laptop weighs just 1.40 kg despite having a metallic body. The battery life is around 6 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.
ASUS VivoBook S14 (11th Gen Intel Core i5) Rs. 62,990
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 an 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 62,990 and a year of manufacturer warranty.