Asus VivoBook S 14 Review

There are many kinds of laptops or notebook on these present days, but choosing the right one that is fit for your needs may take a little time before deciding.

Maybe, for some notebook user, it’s a bit difficult, this is because they have to balance their requirements with the available budget

Fortunately, when it comes to a laptop performance, there are laptops out there have a low price but can stand equally to a more expensive notebook like Asus VivoBook S 14.


  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: VivoBook S 14
  • Item Model Number: S410UN-NS74
  • Weight (lbs): 3.2
  • Optical Drive Type: None
  • Editor’s Rating: 8.5 out of 10


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Asus VivoBook S 14 (S410UN-NS74)

This info may be a good story for basics to all the mid-range tasks laptop users, especially for the on-the-go type who is very active with their everyday productivity tasks.

Asus Company has provided another thin, portable and lights laptop devices, and, it is the Asus VivoBook S. There are numbers of dissimilarities on this laptop series (differ by device specifications & weight).

But, here I am going to explain the mentioned model with the 8th generation Core i7. Serving up a 14-inch narrow-bezel (called NanoEdge) screen display and around 18mm thin and 1.4kg of weight make this machine may able to challenge the other famous ultraportable notebook as a compact device.

More than that, Asus VivoBook S notebook also give out an exceptional performance with Intel Core i7 (8th generation) quad-core processor installed inside its well-built body, along with 2 gigabytes Nvidia GeForce MX 150 Graphics, and 8 gigabytes DDR4 RAM/memory.

But, even with all these excellent features you can get or buy Asus VivoBook S less than $1000 price range.


Product Specifications

  • Screen Size: 14.0 Inch
  • Screen Display: Full HD Anti-Glare Panel with 178 Degree Wide-Viewing Angle Display
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Max Resolution: 1920×1080 pixels
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches

  • Processor: Intel Corei7 8550U
  • Processor Count: 4 (Quad-Core)
  • Base Performance: 1.80 GHz
  • Max Performance: 4.0 GHz

  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce MX 150
  • Graphics Card RAM: 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Card Description: Dedicated

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • RAM/Memory: 8 GB DDR4
  • Storage: 256 GB SSD (Solid-State Drive)
  • Card Reader: Multi-Format Card Reader
  • Networking: WiFi – 802.11 AC, Bluetooth – Built-in Bluetooth v4.2


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Screen Display Quality

As described above, the VivoBook S has a 14-inch known as NanoEdge display. It fits into the frame size that makes it looks like a 13-inch display. In addition to this feature, it’s also backed up with a full HD resolution 1080p (1920×1080 pixels) quality.

All of these qualities are the source for the device, in which the videos, photos, image, etc. to appear friendly, beautiful, and colorful on the screen. Besides, the full HD screen resolution characterizes by an anti-glare layer alongside with up to 178-degree wide-view technology.

It will let the colors and color distinction remain bright, detailed, and colorful even when we view it from the edged-angle. The Asus VivoBook S 14 screen qualities may surpass other features from this device in term of attraction.


Portability & Design Quality

To students and office users out there who still searching for a portable laptop to pack around the entire day, you might want to try the VivoBook S 14 (price range within $1000).

Additionally, with weight just around 1.4 kg and 18 mm thin makes it a convenient, mobile, and easy-to-carry design in the 14-inch laptop category.

Through these features design, it can keep you enjoy your word processing tasks and some interesting application on far and wide.

It might make you feel a little pressure when carrying it (whether it’s inside your backpack or laptop sleeve), but it is lightweight compared to other laptops.



More than that, it also provided with lit up island-style (or chiclet-style) keyboard. For some laptop users, using this kind of keyboard can increase their typing accuracy, and allows them to feels different experience when doing their productivity work.


Touchpad with Fingerprint Sensor

With the fingerprint sensor attached on its touchpad and Windows Hello (Windows 10 features) service, it allows you easily log into your Windows 10 operating system. Just a single touch, you can access your notebook system and start your work.


Asus IceCool Technology

Overheating problem can affect laptop performance and responsiveness. According to the official Asus website on VivoBook S 14 features details, they have provided a productive cooling system known as IceCool Technology on this device.

The uses of specific materials, creative internal design, and smart fan control allow this laptop to prevent overheating issue.



For someone active with his work, the connectivity factor is significant. In this case, the mentioned device also offers a quite broad in connectivity.

On the right boundary, there a USB 3.1 Type-C port X 1, USB 3.1 Type-A port X 1, HDMI Port (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) for video output and headset jack.

Other than that, on the left edge, there are two USB 2.0 ports along the side of an SD card slot. All of these features make it broad compatibility of the display, external component (external HDD, SSD, and any flash drive, etc.), and projector.

Although, there is no internal optical drive (which can read and writes data from an optical disk such as CDs, DVDs, and Blue Ray).


Battery Life

About battery performance, this device only at the average level, generally it’s not the worse but not indeed at the highest level of performance.

Luckily, the VivoBook S 14 has a fast charging ability. So, in case if it is running out of power, you may want to pack along with the laptop along with the charger.

When using Asus VivoBook S laptop, if you are working with basic productivity tasks and standard internet surfing you can expect the battery can last around four hours with the full charge.


Sound Quality

As for audio quality, this device has Asus SonicMaster technology. Based on the information that Asus provides, SonicMaster is a merging element from its hardware quality and software. With this technology, it’ll ensure good quality sound and bass.


Final Thoughts

If you are on the go user and want to find a laptop with a budget of less than $1000 range, you might want to take a look at this laptop.

This notebook is stable while running more than ten tabs at the same time and moderate productivity tasks.

Besides, with the NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 dedicated graphics card, VivoBook S notebook can entertain you with some today’s favorite games and allows you to use photo editing applications (e.g., Photoshop).

But, for the versatile gamer who love play more games with intense graphics, laptops like Asus ROG Hero Edition and MSI GV62 8RD may help.

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  1. I’ve owned a lot of laptops over the years. I’m a big fan of Asus. Lately, I’m been in the mode to get a need a new laptop, I appreciate details. As it gives me something to compare against some of the other reviews on your site.

  2. I’ve never heard of ASUS vivobook before but now I’m starting to see its value. My partner is actually in the market for a laptop so I will pass this info to him and I’m sure he will love it. It looks like we don’t always have to spend over $1000 to get a quality laptop nowadays. That’s amazing. Thanks for the thorough review.

  3. Hi, I am quite new, this is the first time I tried to give some comments. your website looks quite “advanced” unlike beginner’s blog. You provided a lot of information regarding the Asus VivoBook S series with images. should be quite helpful for potential buyers. Your site looks neat and in good order. I have one question: Why are there so much space between “Battery Life” and “Sound quality” ? Are there some hidden images somewhere? or for other purposes? Regards,

    • Hi Avery,
      thanks for the comment, i think it’s a space for ads and sorry if you having trouble when reading this review. i’ll fix those sooner or later

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