ASUS VivoBook 14 K413FA - Latest 10th Gen Intel Processor Powered Light-weight NoteBook Review - GADGET-INNOVATIONS

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ASUS VivoBook 14 K413FA - Latest 10th Gen Intel Processor Powered Light-weight NoteBook Review

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ASUS, Taiwanese global technology leader and manufacturer of mobiles, laptops, notebooks, computing and gaming devices recently launched its latest Zenbook and Vivobook Series of Laptops powered by Intel’s latest 10th Generation Intel Core Powerful Processors and other latest powerful features and specifications.  




ASUS VivoBook 14 K413FA is one of the recently launched laptop that we got one for review, a month back and now we are reviewing it after using for a month period. This VivoBook 14 K413FA is also known as ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14. This VivoBook is launched in three attractive colors futuristic Hearty Gold, Transparent Silver and Indie Black.  We got Transparent Silver for review, which looks premium. This VivoBook Ultra 14 aesthetically designed premium laptop looks very slim and sleek, which has Aluminium protection over its top, on its front panel, on keypad, and on its TrackPad and back panel of the laptop is made of Plastic. Dimensions of VivoBook 14 are: Height 17.9mm, Width is 324.9mm, Depth is 215mm and its weight is 1.4kg, which feels not so bulky and this ultraportable notebook provides you ease to carry it comfortably wherever you go. VivoBook K413 comes with 14 inches LED-backlit FHD 1920x1080 Display with 16:9 contrast ratio. Anti-Glare Panel (5.7mm) narrow-bezel display of this notebook gives you bigger screen with 84% screen to body ratio with 178° viewing angle on its display.




As per ASUS this VivoBook is improved as compared to its previous version. Its panel is bright and sharp. To enhance contrast, sharpness and color vibrancy in video it also includes ASUS Tru2Life Video Technology. Only one thing is important to keep in mind that, with 45% NTSC color gamut this display is not a good option for content creators those, who needs color accuracy for perfection of their work.

 

 

 

For software support it comes with Windows 10 Home edition with lifetime validity including Pre-Installed MS Office Home and Student 2019 it could be activated by logging in with your Microsoft ID. I also got several Windows Updates after logging in after activation. This VivoBook has MyASUS feature in it which is linked with all ASUS Softwares Customer Support, System Optimization & Maintenance, Apps and Productivity Tools etc.

 

 

This notebook is powered with intel’s latest 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U Powerful 1.6Ghz Processor with 6MB Cache, 512GB (read speed 1860mb & write speed of 970mb/s) M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD memory with one extra m.2 Slot for SSD storage expansion PCIe slot & 8GB of DDR4 RAM with 2666mhz.FSB.  That means it has Storage expansion option in it that is upto 2TB (1TB+1TB), but there is no expansion option is given for RAM. For powerful Graphics it also packs Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics to provide graphical support.

 

For better sound support it equips Harman Kardon certified built-in mic & surround sound speakers that provides no distortion sound experience. Audio can be optimized by using ASUS Audio Wizard feature with the four given presets and one more manual option is there for Pro. ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system with surround-sound Speakers are placed on downside of the notebook, so we felt some sound loudness issues when we were using it by placing it on our Bed. We feel like speaker quality is an average.



Its soft smooth touch supporting backlit keyboard provides you comfort to work easily even in the dark conditions. We cansetFingerprint given on its responsive TrackPad, below the Keypad is super smooth that enables one touch login easy for you without entering your password again and again. Compact tidy Keyboard’s function keys provide to you the comfort to work conveniently with extra multi-media functions like Volume Control, Screen Brightness Control, Keyboard’s Backlit Light Control, Track Pad Enable/ Disable, Camera Control and MyAsus featured key is also given to connect directly to ASUS with just one click. Power key is given on the top right corner. Including microphones, one 720p HD Web Cam is placed in the middle on top of the screen panel that helps you for video chats and online meetings. It also helps to work with the Face Recognition Login feature with Windows Hello Support. At bottom of the screen ASUS VivoBook branding is given on the lower panel.   


Decent looking, VivoBook K14 light-weighted, slim-sleek notebook is designed by keeping in mind the needs of the younger generation.

 

 

For connectivity this VivoBook Ultra supports Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax), Integrated Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac) and Bluetooth V5.0. In the hardware settings ASUS has given a new Wifi roaming optimization function, which helps to detect this notebook best wireless connection to work without any disturbance. Ports given on the left side of the notebook are 1 x DC-IN, 1 x HDMI, 1 x USB Type A 3.2Gen, 1 x USB Type C 3.2Gen including one 3.5mm Audio Combo Jack and on the Right side of the notebook 2 ports of USB 2.0 Type A, One microSD Card Slot. Power charging LED indicator light is also given on the right.  It Packs 42Wh 3-cells lithium-polymer batter which is supported by 45W power adaptor given inside the box.  Input power is 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal and Output is 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W. We were able to charge this notebook battery from zero to 100% in just 1000min. with the given charger.

 

 

We tested this VivoBook for almost one month and we never feel any issue for multitasking and listening music on the same time. We opened 10-12 tabs on the same time and we also opened two three browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Opera simultaneously with 5-6 tabs each and that worked fine. Although its not a gaming notebook and has not dedicated graphics, we tested this NoteBook for gaming and we can’t say it’s perfect for gaming but we experienced some satisfactory results on it. As speakers are placed below in this notebook so it restricts the loudness and clarity of the sound. Sometimes frames starts lagging when it goes to high graphics. Battery is chargeable in 1hr and 40min. upto 100% and it makes your laptop run for around 4hrs. with mix moderate usage and when tested with half an hour of gaming with full sound and full brightness it drained around 25% of the whole.  Only issues we found ASUS need to improve are, its Battery Life and Its Speaker Quality, speakers may be shifted from below to some other places like on front panel or on the sides of its body.

 

 

And at last we would say this laptop fulfils your daily office needs, working on Word Excel Power Point or some other office use softwares, or for your work from home options during this Pandemic, to attend online meetings and Seminars. It can be a perfect partner for the school going children, for their online classes. But you may go for other options available in the market, if you are a Pro-Gamer, Content Creator or you are Picture or Video Editor.

 

 

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