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ASUS VivoBook S406UA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of ASUS VivoBook S406UA. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS VivoBook S406UA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA (i5-8250U, SSD, HD) Laptop Review

 

Price-to-performance deficit. The Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA delights with a slim, light case, a thin display lid, a backlit keyboard and great battery life. The screen and the case, however, disapoint.

matte screen ; chic, slim case ; Solid State Drive ; good battery life ; back-lit keyboard

display with poor brightness, contrast and viewing angles ; chassis exhibits a lot of flex

With the VivoBook S14, Asus has an office notebook in its product range that comes with a 14-inch display, but has the dimensions of a 13.3-inch notebook. Therefore, the device looks quite slim and compact. The case proves to be the weak spot of the...

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):39
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Design

Colour of product:Gold / Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Gold / Grey
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Alienware graphics amplifier port:N
CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:N
TV Out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.40 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.80 / 2.40
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-7100U / i5-8250U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 95442
Processor code:SR2ZW / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, User

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:256
SSD interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:256
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:226.5
Height :14.8
Weight:1.2
Width:328