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Asus VivoBook E403SA-US21

Specifications

Asus VivoBook E403SA-US21
Asus VivoBook E403SA-US21 (VivoBook E Series)
Processor
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
400 Euro

 

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus VivoBook E403SA-US21

80% Asus VivoBook E403SA-US21
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus VivoBook E403SA-US21 has enough features and performance to shine as an above-average entry among budget desktop-replacement laptops. It boasts class-leading battery life, good build quality and design, a decent amount of quick storage space, and a full HD screen that's easy on the eyes. The larger Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series remains our Editors' Choice award, however, for having much better performance, more memory, a touch screen, and a wide, expansive keyboard with numeric keypad for doing real work, all while coming in at a lower price. That said, if portability is more important to you than power, keep the VivoBook on your short list.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus VivoBook E403SA-US21
Source: Computer Shopper English
Unlike many other low-cost notebooks, this Asus model does not subsidize its existence with a boatload of bloatware. In fact, other than Asus’ own utilities, the typical Windows 10 Home apps and offers, and a trial for Microsoft Office 365, there’s no pre-installed software at all.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Asus VivoBook E403SA
Source: Laptop Mag English
Unlike a lot of 14-inch budget Windows 10 machines, the Asus VivoBook E403SA packs a full-HD (1920 x 1080) display, a premium lightweight chassis and a battery that lasts more than a full workday. The only strikes against this system are an underside that runs a little hot and speakers that require adjustment for the best sound.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

60% Test: Næsten en Ultrabook
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60%

Comment

Model: The Asus VivoBook E403SA-US21 is an entry-level laptop capable suitable for basic tasks. With brushed aluminum finish body, it looks clean and sleek. The laptop features an Intel Pentium Quad-Core N3700 processor, up to 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, an integrated Intel HD Graphics and 128 GB eMMC storage. Its 14.0 inch display features an aspect ratio of 16:9 and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). The laptop is 33.96 x 23.5 x 1.78 cm (13.37 x 9.25 x 0.7 inch) and weighs 1.4 kg.

As Windows 10 Home edition is pre-installed, the laptop is ready to use upon purchasing. The laptop also featured a VGA web camera for video conferences and a 3 cell polymer battery. It supports WiFi 802.11 a/c and Bluetooth 4.0. Although being an entry-level laptop, its connectivity is quite complete with a multi-format card reader, a combo audio jack, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a USB-C Gen 1 port and an SD card reader.

Intel HD Graphics (Braswell): Integrated graphics card in the Intel Braswell series (Celeron and Pentium) processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture (Intel Gen8) supporting DirectX 11.2. Depending on the processor offers 12 or 16 shader cores (EU) and different clock speed. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
N3700: Notebook CPU with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.6 - 2.4 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel DDR3L-1600 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-05- 5 (Update: 2016-05- 5)