ASUS has announced the VivoBook 14 (X420), a compact 14-inch laptop features a frameless four-sided NanoEdge display with an 87% screen-to-body ratio.
The slim bezel allows a large display to fit into a smaller chassis, effectively reducing the laptop footprint for a more compact and portable machine - measuring just 322.4 x 210 x 17.7mm, and weighing just 1.4kg. VivoBook 14 is powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, and features the ErgoLift hinge that tilts the keyboard to replicate the feel of a desktop keyboard.
The frameless four-sided NanoEdge design gives VivoBook 14 bezels that are only 5.7mm thin for an 87% screen-to-body ratio. The FHD panel also features wide-view technology.
The laptop can be specified with up to a 512GB SSD. In addition, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi connections provide speeds of up to 867Mbps. VivoBook also features Bluetooth 4.2.
An optional fingerprint sensor built into the touchpad provides one-touch access with Windows Hello. There’s also has a full-size backlit keyboard featuring an 1.3mm key travel.
Connectivity is provided by an array of ports including USB Type-C (USB-C), USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, USB 2.0, HDMI output, and a microSD card reader.
All VivoBook models feature all-day battery life and a lifespan that’s up to 3X-longer than standard lithium-ion batteries. Fast-charge technology enables users to charge a low battery to 60% in 49 minutes.
ASUS has not announced MSRPs of its new VivoBook 14 machines.
- Intel Core i7 8550U Processor,
- Intel Core i5 8250U Processor,
- Intel Core i3 8130U Processor,
- Intel Core i3 7020U Processor,
- Operating System
- Windows 10 S
- Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 10 Home
- 4 GB LPDDR3 2133MHz SDRAM Onboard memory
- 8 GB LPDDR3 2133MHz SDRAM Onboard memory
- 14.0" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS-level Panel with 45% NTSC
- 14.0" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
- 14.0" (16:9) LED-backlit HD (1366x768) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
- Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620
- 512GB SATA 3.0 M.2 SSD
- 256GB SATA 3.0 M.2 SSD
- 128GB SATA 3.0 M.2 SSD
- Chiclet keyboard
- Illuminated chiclet keyboard (Optional)
- Card Reader: Multi-format card reader (SD/MMC)
- WebCam: HDWebcam
- Wi-Fi: Integrated 802.11ac (2x2)
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
- 1 x COMBO audio jack
- 1 x Type-C USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
- 1 x USB 3.0 port(s) Type A
- 1 x USB 2.0 port(s) Type A
- 1 x HDMI
- 1 x Fingerprint reader (Optional)
- 1 x AC adapter plug
- 1 x micro SD card
Built-in 2 W Stereo Speakers with Digital Array Microphone
- Battery: 2 -Cell 38 Wh Polymer Battery
- Adapter Plug type :ø4 (mm)
- Output : 19 V DC, A, 45 W
- Dimensions NB: 322.4 x 210 x 17.7 mm (WxDxH)
- Weight NB: 1.4 kg ~ kg with battery
- BIOS user password protection
- Fingerprint reader
- fTPM (Firmware-based Trusted Platform Module)