ASUS VivoBook 14" Laptop (Brushed Aluminum)

ASUS VivoBook 14" Laptop (Brushed Aluminum)

ASUS VivoBook 14" Laptop (Brushed Aluminum)

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Product Highlights

  • 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium N3700 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 14" Full HD Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Screen Resolution
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • 128GB eMMC Solid State Drive
  • SD Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • HDMI, USB 3.0 Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A
  • Windows 10 Home
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ASUS E403SA-US21 Overview

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Take the lightweight ASUS VivoBook 14" Laptop with you while on the go. Weighing just 3.3 pounds and measuring just 0.7" thin, the ASUS VivoBook features a brushed aluminum finish. The 14" Full HD display features a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. You can also output video to an external display via HDMI.

The system is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium N3700 quad-core processor. It also has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 128GB eMMC solid state drive, an SD media card slot, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 3.0 Type-C port, a webcam, an integrated webcam, and built-in stereo speakers. Windows 10 Home is the installed operating system.

ASUS VivoBook

Quad-Core Intel Pentium N3700 Performance
The ASUS VivoBook features a quad-core Intel Pentium N3700 processor. It has a base speed of 1.6 GHz and can be boosted to 2.4 GHz when needed.
14" Full HD Display
The 14" display features a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, which means it call play Full HD content natively. You can also output video via the HDMI port.
802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
Featuring Intel dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the ASUS VivoBook delivers high performance, broader coverage, and longer battery life than previous Wi-Fi standards. The ASUS VivoBook also comes with Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-compatible peripherals and accessories.
USB Type-C Port
The ASUS VivoBook features a USB 3.0 Type-C port, which features a reversible connector.

Windows 10 Home

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
In the Box
ASUS VivoBook 14" Laptop (Brushed Aluminum)
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ASUS E403SA-US21 Specs

    Processor Intel Pentium N3700 Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 1.6 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 2.4 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 4 GB
    Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
    Available Memory Slots None
    Graphics Type Integrated
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 
    Size 14"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Total Installed Capacity 128 GB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 128 GB Integrated eMMC
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI
    Audio 2 x Integrated Speaker
    1 x Integrated Microphone
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Media Card Slots SD
    Network None
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Webcam User-Facing
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
    Watt Hours / Type 57 Wh
    Cells 3
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Supply x 33 W
    Operating System Windows 10 Home
    Keyboard Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 13.4 x 0.7 x 9.3" / 34.0 x 1.8 x 23.6 cm
    Weight 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.5 x 11.0 x 2.5"

    ASUS E403SA-US21 Reviews

    VivoBook 14" Laptop (Brushed Aluminum) is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 47.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Laptop for the price comes with Hd Screen This is a great laptop beening using past month or so had no issues with it and would recommend it to people. Pros: Good Full HD screen Keyboard layout is good sound is good for laptop light weight and thin for the design of a 14 inch laptop Stylish design and Mette screen Has typic C port and couple usb ports less money to buy on this site then any on any Canadian site. Cons: screen is TN not IPS Performance is hit and miss best use Microsoft edge for best experience with browsing web, chrome and Firefox is leggy at best Lucky I never had the screen bar issues and the issues with boot is been fixed with bos updated. overall a great laptop.
    Date published: 2016-08-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Spacebar issues I really wanted to like and to keep this notebook. It has what I wanted, long battery useable time, 1080p screen,beatifully build,solid state storage, etc... But after 2 days of trying to get used to the spacebar I had to return it. The issue is that it does not register 50% of the times. I tried to slow down my typing, put more pressure on the spacebar. I did not even recognize the fact that the spacebar was used so much in typing. B and H Photo was very efficient and courteous and I want to thank them to treat me fairly and well. I just hope that my Asus unit is just a bad sample and others will have a better experience.
    Date published: 2016-05-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I will shop B&H, but I will not buy ASUS! VivoBook 14 was exactly what my daughter wanted for school. First one arrived without a bootable device. A quick search confirmed that booting to bios is sure sign of a dead eMMC. B&H was great and paid to ship it back for replacement. I admit that seeing the laptop, it was very sleek, light and attractive. The second VivoBook arrived and booted right into Win10. Woohoo! Not for long. After it started to ask for input, we found out that the space bar was getting hung up on something. Laptop without a working space key is a total non-starter. Could not see betting on a third ASUS VivoBook. B&H customer service was awesome and sent me labels to return it for refund. Plus 5 Stars B&H, Minus 3 Stars ASUS = 2 Stars
    Date published: 2016-07-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Review Update I wrote a previous review in which I stated the defective space bar was a hassle. B&H did right to permit an exchange for a new unit. The space bar issue did not repeat in the new unit. However, like another reviewer, we are experiencing the critical_process_died blue screen error on the new unit. We have updated all the drivers, but the problem still reoccurs. Your mileage may vary, but I recommend taking advantage of the exchange policy if your space bar performance is unsatisfactory.
    Date published: 2016-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good travel ultrabook High resolution 1920x1080 matte screen is bright and practical though colors and angle of view are just acceptable. TouchPad is surprisingly good for such price and supports Windows 10 features well without touchscreen. Keyboard feels cheap but is functional. Fan-less laptop with SSD is completely quiet. Decent speakers and camera with microphone. Battery runs for 10+ hours at limited load. Overall it's a well balanced light and sturdy laptop for basic tasks during travel.
    Date published: 2016-04-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Get as much you pay for it I knew when I bought it that it is not some wow computer. I am using it for couple weeks now and so far it is working decently. Only two concerns I have so far are wifi that sometime is loosing connection but I am not sure is it software or hardware issue (I restart computer and it is working again) and when I play some video (youtube i.e.) in full screen mode screen keeps flickering and showing lines across screen.
    Date published: 2016-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Under Promised, Over Delivered It is a rare occasion when my expectations concerning a computer are exceeded, after more than 30 years in IT - this has been one of those occasions. I have five pages of registered Asus products, and this one is a standout in terms of price / performance. My only concern was the eMMC storage, but I have no issue with performance. This unit is used as a general purpose travel notebook, and it is performing admirably. The only caution that I would raise for the pedestrian user is to expect slow response on websites that backload ridiculous amounts of embedded ads, videos, etc., but these sites are slow even on our loaded i7 ZenBook's. This is a thinking person's MacBook Air - just buy it. Good job Asus (and B&H).
    Date published: 2016-05-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Space bar did not work. Did the research; this should be a good product. Sadly, as other reviewers found, the space bar did not function. Fortunately, B&H allowed me to return the product for an exchange and they paid for the shipping. A great company is B&H! We'll see if the next one works.
    Date published: 2016-08-08
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