Greatly popular and generally affordable, the ASUS VivoBook 14 S413UA-DS51 is the latest version of the brand’s mid-range VivoBook series. It offers reasonable value for money for a 14-inch laptop. It has one major drawback, and that is its subpar display quality. Other than that, this is a pretty good deal, considering specs.
The Ryzen 5 5500U processor will handle everyday tasks with ease. System memory is limited at 8 gigabytes of RAM, which are soldered to the mainboard. The ASUS VivoBook 14 S413UA-DS51 features ample storage space on a speedy solid state drive.
Interface options are plentiful and diverse enough, but connectivity leaves much to be desired. You won’t find any Wi-Fi 6 technology, nor the latest Bluetooth version inside this affordable ASUS. Battery life is good enough, providing users at least 8 hours worth of work before needing a recharge. It’s not heavy, but it’s not exactly lightweight either.
As such, the VivoBook 14 S413UA-DS51 compromises some features to keep price down. However, performance is up there. If you don’t mind lacking the latest technology, you should consider this laptop as a more budget friendly alternative to Acer’s 14-inch Swift series.
ASUS VivoBook 14 S413UA-DS51 tech specs
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U|
|CPU core count||6 cores, 12 threads|
|CPU cache size||8 megabytes|
|CPU frequency||2.1 GHz up to 4.0 Ghz|
|System memory||8 gigabytes|
|Maximum memory||8 gigabytes|
|Storage capacity||512 gigabytes|
|Storage drive type||PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Additional storage slots||No|
|Screen size||14 inches|
|Display technology||Anti-glare, NTSC 45%|
|Display resolution||FHD (1920 x 1080)|
|GPU type||AMD Radeon Graphics|
|GPU specs||1800 MHz max frequency|
|Interface options||1 x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1|
1 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 x Type-A USB 2.0
3.5mm audio combo jack
|Networking||Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Battery type||3-cell Lithium-Ion, 42 Whr|
|Expected battery life||up to 8 hours|
|Dimensions||12.8″ x 8.4″ x 0.7″|