CES 2021 | The Asus VivoBook S14 (S435) is Asus' newest Intel Tiger Lake-powered thin and light laptop
Asus has launched an upgraded version of its popular VivoBook S14. The Asus VivoBook S14 (S435) carries on its predecessor's (Asus VivoBook S14 S433) legacy as a thin and light laptop. This time around, it bags an Intel Evo certification as well. Asus has also launched two AMD Ryzen-flavoured variants of the VivoBook S14, called the VivoBook S14 (S413) and VivoBook S14 (S513). The Asus VivoBook S14 (S435) will be available starting from February 2021 in North America. Information about its price will be revealed at a later date.
The Asus VivoBook S14 (S435) comes with a 14-inch IPS LCD FHD (1920 x 1080) panel with a 90% screen-to-body ratio. Its TUV Rhineland certification ensures that the screen's blue light emissions are kept on the down-low. As mentioned earlier, the notebook comes with Intel's newest hardware, in this case, 11th-generation Intel Tiger lake CPUs.
Asus says that the Asus VivoBook S14 (S435) can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 processor, but has not mentioned the exact model. There is no option to add a dedicated GPU, so users have to do with the integrated Intel Iris Xe iGPU. Asus claims that its in-house Intelligent Performance Technology can boost the laptop's performance by up to 40% while managing to keep the laptop cool and silent.
Memory and storage options for the Asus VivoBook S14 (S435) are limited to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD, respectively. Connectivity options are a tad lacking, but adding more ports is relatively easy due to the included Thunderbolt 4.0 port. There are three USB Type-A ports thrown in the mix, along with a micro SD card reader. The notebook is Wi-Fi 6-enabled, allowing for faster download speeds with compatible routers.It weighs a paltry 2.87lbs (1.3kgs) and is 15.9mm (0.6") thin, which makes it quite portable.