Asus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W, Ultrabook 14″ OLED High Fidelity Blue Meteor Lake Intel Arc easy to carry – LaptopSpirit

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Our opinion on the Asus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W

Original with its blue design and easy to carryAsus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W nomad benefits from a High Fidelity DCI-P3 Full HD 16:10 OLED screen, a latest generation Core Ultra 7 155H hybrid Meteor Lake processor with Intel Arc graphics module and 16 GB of RAM ensuring good general performance, acceleration multimedia treatments and the ability to play modest games. This thin and light compact Windows 11 Ultrabook benefits from fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB which reinforces its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard, an Infrared webcam for biometric facial authentication but also connectivity USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E.

Features of the Asus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W

Screen(s) 14.5″ Full HD OLED 16/10th 0.2ms 400cd/m² Display HDR True Black 600 100% DCI-P3 low blue light emission (1920×1200, glossy)
Processor Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Meteor Lake (16 cores: 6P 4.8 GHz / 8E 3.8 GHz / 2LP-E)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (soldered) LPDDR5x 7467 MHz
Graphic card Intel Arc integrated into the processor
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connections 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, microSD card reader
Network Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3
Backlit Keyboard Yes, RGB 1 zone (travel 1.7mm)
Numeric keypad
Windows Hello Yes, via Full HD Infrared webcam
Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W) Harman Kardon Smart Amp
Operating system Windows 11 64-bit
Announced autonomy / Battery 9 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 75Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.3 Kg / 310.5x 221.9 x 13.9-15.9

The Asus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W faces the competition

The Asus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W is now available at Asus France and positions itself as one of the only ones in its category to adopt such an original color design housing such a recent and high-performance processor and graphics solution with a screen with such faithful colors and Thunderbolt connectivity.

If this Asus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W does not meet all your criteria, you will find it in our guide Gaming laptop other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the greatest impact on performance.
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Chassis, connections, screen of the Asus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W

With its Mist Blue compact design, thin and light, robust due to its compliance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H and cooled by IceCool technology using 2 fans, 2 heat pipes and 2 air grilles, it has an appearance that is both original, elegant and discreet.

CNC machined and openable 180° completely flat, this laptop which can be recharged to 60% in 49 minutes has good connectivity including 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi wireless modules. Fi 6E ax to communicate and connect remotely, an audio port, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.

This Ultrabook allows biometric authentication by facial recognition using the Infrared webcam and Windows Hello technology.

The chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit, which is practical so that you can better distinguish its keys in low ambient light.

Asus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W

The screen will delight those looking for a High Fidelity screen with colorimetric accuracy well above average since it adopts OLED DCI-P3 specifications also involving very deep blacks, minimal latency as well as significant viewing angles, both at horizontally than vertically.
OLED involves a shiny coating: while it gives punch to the colors, it is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
The Full HD screen also stands out with its 16:10 format displaying more elements in height than the standard 16:9.

Performance, battery life of the Asus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W

The Asus Vivobook S 14 OLED S5406MA-QD020W is aimed at those who wish to have a multi-purpose compact portable High Fidelity multimedia-oriented laptop PC equipped with recent components.

Easy to transport thanks to its lightness, compactness and thinness, it should be able to last many hours away from a power outlet to appeal to some people looking for a Student laptop.
While waiting for more concrete tests, expect around 9 hours of battery operation in light use.

Despite a battery life that should be up to par, this laptop delivers solid general performance capable of satisfying a maximum of users.
Because it is driven by a latest generation processor Meteor Lake Core Ultra 7 155H with 16 hybrid cores, AI services and Intel Arc graphics solution. It is coupled here with 16 GB of RAM.

Thanks to this core we can run multimedia processing taking advantage of multi-cores and RAM (and AI), such as video editing or photo editing.

On the other hand, obviously the graphics processing is not accelerated by a dedicated graphics card, which is absent here. The Intel Arc is responsible for all the graphics. More efficient than the classic Intel Iris Xe, the Intel Arc obviously allows you to view HD photos and videos. But also to play a greater number of games than with the Iris Xe as long as they remain modest.

The storage is up to par since it is entrusted to an SSD with a high capacity of 1000 GB to accommodate multiple software and files including personal productions.

Multimedia processing is accelerated by the SSD as are the starts/stops and launches of applications which are carried out faster than with a hard drive, like the arrival on the cards of online games for example.

Generally speaking, responsiveness and fluidity are much better with an SSD than with a hard drive.
It must be said that compared to the latter, an SSD is much faster, in addition to being more energy efficient, quiet and more robust.

As for heating and noise, expect them to be present when this versatile multimedia Ultrabook is pushed hard (eg: processing).
If necessary to contain its temperatures, it can be associated with a ventilated support (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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