Asus VivoBook S451LN
Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S451LN
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Positive: Powerful performance; long battery runtimes. Negative: Poor display; disappointing build quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2014
14 inch touchscreen laptops are becoming more common, especially among users who find 15 inch laptops too cumbersome to lug around. The screen on the Asus Vivobook S451LN boasts a multitouch feature that allows up to 10 finger contacts, and is touted to be extra sensitive and extra smooth, reacting to the slightest touch without lag. The glossy display has a modest resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and is sufficient for all basic tasks.
The 500 GB hard drive is partitioned into two parts, one for data and one for OS files. The laptop runs a 64 bit Windows 8 OS, which is pretty standard. At the heart of the machine is a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-4200U processor with 6 GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce GT740M graphics card. The laptop is 2.4 cm thick, but weighs only 2.2 kg, which is considered pretty normal considering its size.
There is a built in DVD player and burner for those who prefer the more traditional way of data sharing. However, this extra feature contributes to its thick built. The overall body of the laptop is tough and firm. The lid is matte black and the keyboard side is matte light grey. This laptop would be ideal for those looking for a standard device with a responsive touchscreen.
NVIDIA GeForce 840M:
Mid-range graphics card from the GeForce 800M series based on the Maxwell architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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).
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