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Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T


Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T (VivoBook 14 Series)
Intel Core i5-8265U 4 x 1.6 - 3.9 GHz, Whiskey Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX230 - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 1531 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR5, 64-bit connection, Nvidia 431.60, Optimus
8 GB 
, DDR4-2400, dual-channel, one SODIMM slot (occupied), 4 GB soldered
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics B140HAN04.0 (AUO403D), IPS, glossy: no
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ, 256 GB 
, 207 GB free
Realtek ALC256 @ Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combined headphone and microphone jack, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 322 x 212 ( = 0.75 x 12.68 x 8.35 in)
37 Wh, 4850 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.7 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe trial, 24 Months Warranty
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
799 Euro



Average Score: 83.8% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 78%, features: 46%, display: 88% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T

83.8% ASUS VivoBook 14 X412FJ Laptop Review: A compact 14-inch machine with performance issues | Notebookcheck
The VivoBook 14 scores well for its quad-core i5 processor, dedicated GPU, 8 GB of dual-channel RAM, SSD and matte IPS screen. However, there are some significant shortcomings, which our tests and review will reveal.
ASUS VivoBook X412 Hands-On, Quick Review: An Affordable UltraBook for Everyone
Source: Unbox English version
Powering the VivoBook X412 are 8th-generation Intel Core processors paired with 4GB RAM, up to 512GB SSD, and NVIDIA MX2x0 discrete GPUs. The VivoBook X412 has an additional RAM slot that can accommodate up to 8GB, giving you up to 12GB of RAM. Keeping the lights on is a 2-cell, 37wH lithium polymer battery that is rated for up to 10 hours on a single charge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2019


Model: The Asus VivoBook 14 is a compact laptop that immerses users in whatever they set out to do. Its new frameless four-sided NanoEdge display boasts an ultra-slim 5.7 mm bezel, giving an amazing 87 % screen-to-body ratio for supremely immersive visuals. The new ErgoLift hinge design also tilts the keyboard up for more comfortable typing. The VivoBook 14 is powered by the latest Intel Core i5 processor with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX230 graphics unit and dual storage drives to help to get things done with the least amount of fuss. Its dual-storage design gives both superfast data performance and large storage capacity. It also features Intel’s latest Optane memory technology, so apps load faster and multitasking feels smoother. User will get the best of both worlds, with SSD-like levels of performance and the large storage space afforded by a traditional hard drive. The new frameless four-sided NanoEdge display keeps dimensions down to a minimum, giving the VivoBook 14 a footprint that’s appreciably smaller than its predecessor. It takes up less space on the desk, leaving more room for users. Besides that, the new frameless four-sided NanoEdge design gives the VivoBook 14 an almost-bezel-free display with vast amounts of screen area and extremely immersive visuals, for work and play. Even with the ultra-slim bezel, a pleasing HD camera is accommodated on the top bezel for video chat with family and friends a world away.

What’s more, it’s available in four unique finishes to suit the user’s style. User can choose Transparent Silver for a sophisticated look, or go for Slate Grey for a more understated approach. They can set the trend with the uniquely iridescent Peacock Blue: a unique option that changes color when the user looks at it from different angles. And if the user really wants to stand out, there’s Coral Crush with its bright finish. As for connectivity, the VivoBook 14 is equipped with the reversible USB Type-C port, featuring an any-way-up design that makes connecting devices as easy as possible. It also delivers data transfer speeds that are up to 10x faster than older USB 2.0 connections! There are USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a microSD card reader, so users can easily connect all their current peripherals, displays and projectors with zero hassle. The VivoBook 14 keeps users going for longer thanks to a high-quality lithium-polymer battery for all-day computing. Integrated Asus exclusive, the Asus Battery Health Charging technology helps protect the battery from overcharging. This prolongs battery lifespan and reduce the chance of damage from battery swelling, keeping the battery in tip-top condition. As a conclusion, the Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ MX230 is both stylish and delivers decent performance. It is compact but still allows users to see more with its slim edge display. It is suitable for users who are looking for a laptop which is lightweight, portable and decent in performance.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce MX230: Pascal (GP108) based entry-level graphics card with GDDR5 graphics memory. Only suited for less demanding games.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i5-8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» 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.

83.8%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-08-26 (Update: 2019-08-26)