The Taiwanese OEM is on a streak to bring a bunch of laptops in India with the latest AMD Ryzen 4000U APUs in India, has launched the likes of VivoBook S14 and VivoBook Flip 14, Asus has launched the new VivoBook 14 which is a cut-down version of the previous two laptops mentioned. However, the biggest positivity of the laptop is the price, at just ₹55,591 you are getting an eight-core Ryzen 7 4700U processor which is incredible value for the money.
Essentially, if you wanted to have a great budget laptop with a lot of horsepower, then this is it, a laptop with such specs at the pricing is just beyond expectation. It’s almost similar to both the VivoBook S14 and VivoBook Flip 14 in terms of design and builds while the display has been downgraded on this ASUS VivoBook 14 M413IA along with battery.
It has almost the same chassis to the VivoBook Flip 14 that I own and features a 4-sided NanoEdge display with up to 85% screen-to-body ratio, exactly the same display cutout to the Flip 14. But, this FHD display has a brightness of only 200 nits but has an anti-glare screen, which is still good, however, this is not a laptop to carry outdoors, if you want one better go for the VivoBook S14 or ZenBook 14 and the color accuracy of 45% NTSC is low as well.
On the performance front, almost no compromise has been made compared to its costlier brothers as you get both the 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processors, so if you are seeking performance this is what you need. Only the Ryzen 7 variant is spotted as for now, I hope soon the Ryzen 5 variant will also be available at less than Rs. 50k maybe.
Also, the RAM is similar to the VivoBook Flip 14 with 8 GB DDR4 3200MHz but when it comes to RAM upgradeability, it is soldered and there are no expansion slots much like the VivoBook S14 and ZenBook 14. However, for the price, you still get 512GB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x2 M.2 SSD along with one additional M.2 slot for storage expansion.
Much like the other VivoBooks mentioned earlier, this one too has the same full-size backlit keyboard with a colored Enter button and comes with 1.4mm key travel which is good enough for daily work. It weighs just 1.40 kg and is very sleek (19.1 mm) as well.
The laptop has a 42 Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery, similar to the VivoBook Flip 14 while a cut down to the VivoBook S14, but still good enough to last you for 5-6 hours with normal usage. The ASUS VivoBook 14 M413IA features a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C and two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI port, and even a microSD card slot. It features a 720p HD camera along with Intel WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity.
Overall this laptop is a balanced budget laptop with the main focus remaining on the performance that it offers and the price at which it is coming in. The laptop is available in Bespoke Black / Dreamy White color variants on Flipkart for ₹55,591: http://fkrt.it/EnmBlCNNNN
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