ASUS did refresh its entire portfolio with new AMD Ryzen 5000U mobile processors, and now slowly & steadily, you are getting them in India. At the same time, the budget ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14 is a great laptop for those who need an effective laptop with good performance for everyday work.
At CES 2021, apart from launching the ZenBook 13 OLED and VivoBook S14, ASUS also launched its budget range of VivoBook Ultra K14/ K15 laptops. So, technically, you have no changes on the design front, but that hardware upgrade could be significant if you are a nerd like me.
The ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14 features a 14-inch full-HD LED-backlit display, still comes with 250 nits peak brightness and 45% NTSC coverage.
You get the newer AMD APUs at the heart of the laptops, featuring up to 8 cores, 16 threaded Ryzen 7 5700U. Though both come with 8GB DDR4 RAM at 3,200MHz, the Ultra K14 features 512GB M.2 NVME PCIe X2 SSD, while the Ultra K15 gives you the option of both 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe X2 SSD and up to a 1TB SATA HDD.
Both come with a decent 42Whr battery; however, the ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14 weighs around 1.4kg. You get both Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 support for connectivity, whereas, for ports, you get a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A port, a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI 1.4, a combo audio jack, and a microSD card reader.
Pricing & Availability
The Asus VivoBook Ultra K14 have a starting Rs 58,990 in India. These laptops come with many colour options like Indie Black, Hearty Gold, and Transparent Silver. The laptops are promised to make their way to Asus online and offline stores soon; however, there are no words on the online availability.
You can now buy the ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor, 8GB RAM/512GB SSD for ₹ 60,185 on Amazon India: https://amzn.to/2SgpSwx
Whereas you can get the ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14 with AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor, 8GB RAM/512GB SSD for ₹ 68,054 on Amazon India: https://amzn.to/2Td6yAR