CES 2021: Asus VivoBook S14 will be a featherweight notebook
Asus does not seem to have skimped on the upcoming VivoBook S14. In fact, the notebook experts have cut down on the weight in a positive sense. The next generation will be even lighter than the predecessor. But this is by no means at the expense of hardware power. After all, the slim notebook features a powerful and energy-efficient Intel Tiger Lake.
Upgrade from “Intel Comet Lake” to “Intel Tiger Lake”
The VivoBook S14 has always been Asus’ all-purpose weapon. This is hardly surprising. Thus, it combines portability with a chic design. Thus, it is especially suitable for university, school and the workplace. As far as performance is concerned, Asus seems to have taken things up a notch with the upcoming update. The Intel Comet Lake of the predecessor will be replaced by an Intel Tiger Lake, which is better in almost all areas. Users can expect promising improvements from this. This starts with the single-core performance and also affects the graphics chip’s speed. Thanks to Intel’s Iris Xe iGPU, it should be significantly faster. Unfortunately, Asus has not yet mentioned details about the installed technology. However, the fact that the manufacturer dares to take the leap to Intel Tiger Lake already sounds promising.
The perfect companion
The VivoBook S14 is predestined for mobile use thanks to its slim dimensions and low weight. In terms of thickness, it is on par with its predecessor. With 15.9 mm, it should fit in every notebook bag and pretty much every backpack. A slim weight of 1.3 kg also prevents back pain. Above all, the weight is a significant upgrade compared to the predecessor. After all, it weighed almost 100 g more. The weight saving is quite surprising. After all, Asus relies on a high-quality case in the new model, which is partly made of metal.
Nice display and many ports
As the name suggests, the VivoBook S14 has a 14-inch display. Among other things, it convinces with its narrow display edges. Asus achieves a very modern design here thanks to a screen-to-body ratio of a proud 90 percent.
Every average notebook user should also find what they are looking for in terms of ports. Not only is the latest Thunderbolt 4 on board, but the upcoming VivoBook S14 also has USB-A ports and a microSD card reader. The necessary connectivity is provided by Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 6.
Prices and availability
The chic and lightweight VivoBook S14 is expected to launch before the end of the first quarter. Asus is talking about an MSRP starting at 799 euros. This initially sounds like a fair value for money. However, we still have to get more detailed information about the notebook’s innards to make a final assessment. We will keep you up to date.