10 things to know: ASUS Vivobook 14 X412FA Review

I have been using this laptop for 60 days and I am going to share my honest review on Asus Vivobook 14 X412FA.

 

Before purchasing this laptop. I had done lots of research work, hunted different reviews on youtube, and read lots of articles just like you're doing.

 

But, What really defines your buying decision? is your purpose…

 

I bought this laptop for normal use like surfing the internet, writing long articles but not utterly for gaming.

 

If you're looking for a gaming laptop then this article is not for you, but don’t worry you can check here for best gaming laptop.

 

BUT, If you're looking for a small budget lightweight laptop with sturdy looks and marvellous performance then this article definitely helps you,

 

So stay with me till the end...


Table of content: Asus Vivobook 14 X412FA

  • Design
  • Display
  • Keyboard
  • Battery
  • Performance
  • Sound
  • Trackpad
  • Slots
  • Webcam
  • Technical Specification
  • My verdict
  • Pros and cons
  • Conclusion

 

So, without any further delay let's dive into the article…


 

Design

ASUS Vivobook 14 Design
credit: Amazon

When I first unboxed this laptop I was extremely shocked by the size of the laptop, because it was too small and compact than MacBook air.

 

BUT not as slim as mac.

 

The Asus Vivobook 14 x412fa looks very stunning and gives a very premium feeling.

 

Whole body of the Asus Vivobook 14 is made of high quality plastic and throughout 60 days of use, I didn’t find any kind of flex in the main body and keyboard area.

 

I chose to buy a silver colour because it was the only color available but it looks premium, actually there are two more colors available peacock blue and slate grey color.

 


Display

ASUS Vivobook 14 : Display
credit: Amazon

Asus Vivobook 14 has, 14 inch backlit Full HD display with resolutions of 1980x1080 pixels with aspect ratio of 16:9. This display comes with 87% screen to body ratio.

 

Although, It is an anti-glare display so I won’t feel eye irritation or eye strain after using it for the whole day.

 

Display of the Asus Vivobook 14 appears to be very large thanks to ultra thin nano edge bazels.

 

I didn’t find any other laptop with such kind of thin bezels. While top bazels are slightly thinner than rest to accommodate small webcams with unprotected glass.

 

But, I am quite unsatisfied with the viewing angle of this display. If you look straight then the display looks perfectly fine but when it comes different angle display looks quite sluggish.


 

Keyboard


Asus Vivobook 14 comes with a full size chiclet keyboard with three levels of backlit for enhancing typing speed at night.

 

Throughout the use I didn't find any kind of problem with this keyboard.

 

Infact, this laptop lifts the keyboard up to 2 degrees which is very helpful for writing long articles.

 

Although the screen can tilt over 135 degrees but which again disrupts the viewing angle at the extreme.

 

I feel keys are a bit larger than normal ones and are fully responsive as well.

 

The keyboard looks sturdy and I don’t find any flex while rigorous typing.

 


Battery

Asus vivobook 14 comes with a 2cell lithium ion battery.

 

Asus claims that it will stand 7 hours on full charge.

 

But as I am using it will stand upto 5 hours with lowest brightness and battery saver mode that is quite unexpected from Asus.

 

Although the 45W AC power adapter charges the laptop pretty well. In just 45 minutes it can charge upto 60% battery, but to fully charge from 0 to 100% it takes almost 2 hours.

 

This laptop comes with a very compact charger which makes it easy to carry wherever you go.


 

Performance

This laptop comes with the Intel i3 8 generation and 512 SSD. I bought this laptop while considering the SSD at this price point.

 

In 34000Rs, I got a slim lightweight laptop with faster SSD support that is what I was looking for.

 

I recommend you to go with an SSD because it works way faster than  the ordinary HDD laptop.

This laptop is preloaded with a 64bit windows 10 operating system, But it does not come with MS Office.

 

This laptop reboot faster than my smartphone and works buttery soft with normal and medium use.

 

I also noticed that it got very hot at the left side of the keyboard. Sometimes I am not able to hold it in my lap due to the hot surface.



Sound

Asus Vivobook 14 comes with Asus' own sonic master sound system. This sound is slightly poor while using video but if you play music through a music player then the sound is fairly loud and clear.


 

Trackpad

ASUS Vivobook 14: Trackpad
credit: Amazon

Asus Vivobook 14 has quite a large trackpad with inbuilt fingerprint sensor present at the upper right corner of the trackpad.

 

This trackpad feels smooth and highly responsive. Asus did a great job with the trackpad, so I don’t have any complaints regarding the same.

 

The inbuilt fingerprint on the touchpad is super fast and responsive. With just a light touch it responds very quickly.


 

Connectivity slots


ASUS Vivobook 14: Left Slots

ASUS Vivobook 14: Right slots


Asus vivobook 14 has 1 HDMI port, 2 USB ports, 1 Type-C slots and 3.5mm jack for audio connectivity.

 

It doesn't have a CD drive which makes it lighter, nowadays nobody uses a CD drive. But those who want a CD drive then this laptop is not built for those people.

 

Vivobook 14 also has a micro SD card slot over full size SD card, I personally like micro SD card slot but this choice may vary person to person.

 

AND last but not least it had the Kensington lock slot. With the help of kensington lock you can securely tie up your laptop with any stationary fixed object that will avoid chances of stealing your laptop from theft.


 

Webcam

ASUS Vivobook 14: Webcam

Asus Vivobook 14 comes with a HD 720p webcam without privacy shutter.

As we all don’t expect something huge from every webcam present in a laptop.

 

This webcam is also pretty average, not something ahhaaaa…

 

But for normal use it is fair.


 

Technical specification 

 



My verdict

The Asus Vivobook 14 X412FA is quite an amazing laptop while considering the price point of 34000Rs-37000Rs range. Every laptop has some pros and cons.

 

At this price such specification with a highly portable, fast performance and lightweight laptop is unacceptable but you have to compromise with battery and display.

 

It is not like that battery and display are too bad but they are average.

 

If you want a high performance non-gaming budget laptop then i would highly recommend you to go with this laptop.

 

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Pro

+Light weight

+compact

+Value for money

+Responsive touchpad

+Slim

+Good Keyboard

+Fast performing SSD

 

Cons

-slightly dull display

-Average battery life

-weak speaker



 

Conclusion

So guys this is a full review of the Asus Vivobook 14 X412fa from my side.

 

If you have any queries regarding the asus vivobook 14 then don’t hesitate to ask me in the comment section below.

 

What is your opinion about this laptop?

 

That’s it for today's article. I'll catch you in the next one till Goodbye, take care.

 

Thanks for reading!



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