Holiday Gift Idea 8: A well-specced laptop that's affordable
Holiday Gift Idea 8: A lightweight laptop that gets the job done
ASUS Vivobook 14 X413EA
This nifty laptop might not have the highest-end specs, but it's got exactly what you need to get productive at home or to be brought around with you for your meetings.
At the heart of the laptop is a capable 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor with integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics, a step up from the original Iris and UHD graphics of the pre-11th Gen chips. It's not lacking in memory and storage either, as it comes with 16GB of DDR4 memory to tackle browsers with a gazillion open tabs and a speedy 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD. One of the major selling points is also its weight; it comes in at just 1.4kg. The thickness of about 1.91cm also adds to that portability aspect.
Even with its 19mm thin profile, it still has a good selection of ports, including a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, twin USB 2.0 Type-A ports, along with a HDMI port, microSD card reader, and a headphone jack. It also packs in a 14-inch 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution IPS display, so there's no compromises.
But if these specs make this laptop seem just 'normal', then it seems ASUS has thought of it too, as it's made efforts to change that perception. Consequently, it's pushing a variety of colours for the Vivobook 14, adding a saturated Cobalt Blue to the regular black and white, with an Enter key that colour-blocked with yellow. Even though the Vivobook is targeted as a mainstream notebook, it's great to know that its trackpad also embeds a fingerprint scanner for improved security and ease of use to quickly login in and out of your work sessions.
If the Vivobook 14 sounds like an interesting option, either to help a friend replace an ageing laptop or to gift to your kid as their first portable workhorse machine, you're in luck, as the Vivobook 14 comes in at a good price point. You can get it for a promotional price of S$1,399 (SRP S$1,449) at ASUS's website or at any authorised ASUS reseller in electronics stores islandwide.
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