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Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T


Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T
Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T (VivoBook S14 Series)
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 1100 MHz, Dual-Channel,
8192 MB 
, DDR3L-1866, Dual-Channel, soldered-in, no memory slots
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 112 PPI, BOE CQ NT140WHM-N44, TN LED, glossy: no
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002, 256 GB 
, 205 GB free
Realtek ALC295 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combined mic/headphone jack , Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.8 x 328 x 226.5 ( = 0.58 x 12.91 x 8.92 in)
39 Wh, 5070 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 7.7 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds), Power Supply: 145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds)
899 Euro



Average Score: 77.78% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 42%, display: 70% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA-BV023T

82.1% Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA (i5-8250U, SSD, HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Price-to-performance deficit. The Asus VivoBook S14 S406UA delights with a slim, light case, a thin display lid, a backlit keyboard and great battery life. The screen and the case, however, disapoint.
73% Asus Vivobook S14 S406UA Review
Source: Think Digit English
I personally love the Asus VivoBook S14 S406U. It's one of the very few models in its price segment to sport the right ingredients for good performance. Intel's 8th Gen Core i5 along with 8GB of RAM should keep the laptop up to date until Intel's 9th Gen line-up flows in. Though SATA, the solid-state drive inside makes a world of difference to the laptop's overall computing speed. The compromise on storage volume is well worth the speed benefit gained instead. What's more, it's got a comfortable backlit keyboard and a precision touchpad. The audio quality is respectable too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 73%
76% Asus Vivobook S14 Review: A Sensible, Unexciting Package For The Casual User
Source: Tech2 English
The VivoBook S14 isn't much of a looker and it could do with better speakers, but it's still a great deal for the casual user.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 65% display: 65% mobility: 60% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
80% Asus VivoBook S14 (S406) review: The MacBook Air killer. Sort of
Source: India Today English
The answer is yes. The VivoBook S14 is one of the first few Windows laptops to challenge the MacBook Air, the way it does, and also it manages to give Apple's machine a run for its money, while at it, at least for the most part. It looks premium, has the best in-class display, latest hardware, and an aggressive price tag. It's not perfect. It could have done with a bigger battery, but then, fast charging ensures that it is up and running in a jiffy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Asus VivoBook S review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus VivoBook S certainly stands out as an attractive and colorful-looking laptop that’s perfect for college students and those with a disdain for gray.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2018

Foreign Reviews

VivoBook S series ra mắt ở VN, giá từ 13,9 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; elegant design; solid workmanship; thin frames; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2018


Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

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.

i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.

1.2 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).

77.78%: 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, 2018-08-25 (Update: 2018-08-25)