Deal | Budget-focused ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip going for 21% off on Amazon ↺
ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip, a notebook aimed at budget shoppers, is now selling for US$540 on Amazon instead of the listed price of US$680, representing a US$140 discount. For the price, you are getting a Ryzen 5 5600H processor, 8 GB of RAM, 512 GB of PCIe 3 storage, and a 14-inch 1920x1200 WUXGA touch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio.
In keeping with the tradition of cost-effective laptops, the ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip has a chassis made predominantly of plastic. But despite the choice of materials, the notebook holds up well with acceptable levels of flex per Windows Central’s review. Overall, the ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip is quite portable with understated, modern looks.
Unfortunately, the screen on the ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip is bound to disappoint some, as it only covers 64% of the sRGB color gamut. So, if you are looking for a display to do color-sensitive work like photo and video editing, the laptop isn’t for you. For everyone else who only needs a screen for office work and media consumption, the display will work fine, as it packs more than 300 nits of brightness as well as nice contrast according to Windows Central’s testing.
Performance and usability are where the ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip shines. The Ryzen 5 5600H on offer is a capable chip with good multi-threaded performance. The CPU can handle office work like word processing, internet browsing, and media playback without a hitch. Although not perfect, the keyboard and trackpad that doubles as a number pad get the job done.
Finally, the 50 Wh battery lasted up to 10 hours and 30 minutes in Window Central’s review.
In short, although the ASUS Vivobook S 14 Flip is a good budget laptop with a few glaring drawbacks, the value proposition is undeniable at the latest discounted price.
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