ASUS VivoBook S (S410UN-NS74) Thin Ultrabook’s General Review

ASUS VivoBook S (S410UN-NS74) is a thin and stylish ultrabook with good combination of specifications and style. Comes with latest (at the time of this review) 8th generation processor, better display and amazing specifications. Lets see this laptop’s general review.

This model’s design looks more or less similar to MacBook Pro. This 14 inch Full HD NanoEdge display model weighs around 3.2 lbs and is about 0.7 inches thin. So, this laptop can be carried around easily. NanoEdge display has thin bezel, means less bezel and more screen. You will definitely enjoy the display of this model. Backlit keyboard, large trackpad with fingerprint sensor and good stereo speakers are its design features to note.

Coming to the main part, performance. 14 inch ASUS VivoBook S (S410UN-NS74) comes with 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U (Turbo up to 4.0GHz) quad-core processor, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD storage and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM. These specs are perfect for heavy usage. With 8th generation i7 processor, 8 GB DDR4 RAM and SSD storage, you can run very demanding applications without any issues. You can see the multi-tasking speed, fast booting and ease of using heaving applications in this model. You will definitely enjoy this laptop’s performance.

You can also play most of the video games without any issues. Even graphics demanding videos games can run in low settings. Older games with less or medium graphics can run in medium settings. So, with this dedicated graphics card, you can run and work on graphics demanding applications.

As this is not a general everyday laptop, you will find few advanced connectivity ports. The best part is having USB 3.1 Type C port. You can expect around 8 hours of battery life in general usage. You can upgrade SSD storage capacity and RAM if you want to.

Specifications:

ASUS VivoBook S (S410UN-NS74)
Display14 inch (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC and 178˚ wide-viewing angle display
Processor8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U (Turbo up to 4.0GHz) quad-core
RAM8 GB DDR4
Storage256 GB SSD
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
WebcamFront Facing Webcam
AudioASUS SonicMaster Technology
Wireless Connectivity802.11 ac WiFi
Built-in Bluetooth V4.1
InterfaceOne COMBO audio jack
One USB 3.0 port
Two USB 2.0 port
One HDMI port
One USB 3.1 Type C Port
One SD Card Reader
Battery42WHrs, 3-cell Li-ion (Up to 8 hours of battery life)
Dimensions12.8 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches
WeightApprox. 3.2 lbs
PriceCheck Current price

Conclusion:

Overall, this is an ultra-fast ultrabook available for a reasonable price. If you want a fast performing stylish laptop with the ease to carry around, this model is for you. ASUS VivoBook S (S410UN-NS74) is one of the best laptops to consider under $1000 price range (at the time of this review).

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