Asus VivoBook 14 A413, i5-10210U MX330
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus VivoBook 14 A413, i5-10210U MX330
Source: KL Gadget Guy
For RM2,899, the ASUS VivoBook 14 does a lot well, particularly in the battery department; unfortunately, its low RAM capacity holds back what the laptop could be capable off with its Intel Core i5-10210U CPU and NVIDIA MX330 GPU. Perhaps for a more well-rounded alternative, I’d say go for the HONOR MagicBook 14, which is cheaper at RM2,299 while offering 8GB RAM, and a capable AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. On the other hand, if you need something great to type on, is super lightweight, has great audio, plus support for Wi-Fi 6 – the VivoBook 14 is a good pick. Visit ASUS’s website here to learn more purchase the laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Hitech Century
The ASUS VivoBook 14 A413 is an entry level 14-inch ultraportable with specifications sufficient for everyday general computing with fair performance in all areas. You’re getting a workhorse that can get your coursework done, your spreadsheets and emails sorted and let you browse the web, catch Netflix and otherwise stay connected in the new normal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Personally, I’ll suggest you to add RM300 more and get the VivoBook S15 S533 instead at RM3,199. That laptop comes with an IPS LCD screen, better build quality, and 8GB RAM – but also soldered and also MX250 instead of MX330.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2020
The ASUS VivoBook 14 A413 looks like a promising ultraportable productivity laptop at first glance. You get a 10th Gen Intel Core CPU with MX330 discrete GPU, 512GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, and good looks at a rather affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 65% performance: 65% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330: Successor of the MX230 and most likely a renamed GeForce MX250/MX150 based on the Pascal GP108 chip with 384 shaders and a 64 Bit memory bus for GDDR5.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports LPDDR4-2933 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
70.67%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.