Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T

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Key Specs
  • Display size
    Display size 14.00-inch
  • Display resolution
    Display resolution 1920x1080 pixels
  • Touchscreen
    Touchscreen No
  • Processor
    Processor Core i5
  • RAM
    RAM 8GB
  • OS
    OS Windows 10 Home
  • SSD
    SSD 512GB
  • Graphics
    Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor
  • Weight
    Weight 1.50 kg
Market Status Released
Release Date June 2019
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Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T Review

By Roydon Cerejo (Jul 11, 2019)
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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Compact, modern design
  • Large, fast SSD
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Very good value for money
  • Bad
  • Display offers dull colours and poor viewing angles
  • Battery life could be better
  • No SD card slot, only microSD
  • Weak speakers

Asus recently launched a refreshed series of VivoBook laptops called the VivoBook 14 and VivoBook 15 in India. Of the two, the 14-inch version claims to be the world's smallest, most colourful 14-inch Ultrabook. This is a rather odd and awfully specific title to stake claim to, but it is what it is. The new laptop series focuses on compactness and mid-range performance in order to hit that starting price of Rs. 49,990.

Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T Summary

The VivoBook 14 X412FA comes in multiple bright colour options and boasts of a modern design, with slim borders around its display. It uses a plastic chassis, but the plastics are of high quality and feel very sturdy. The 14-inch display on the Asus VivoBook 14 has a full-HD resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It looks massive mostly due to the slim bezels on three of its sides. The keys have comfortable travel, are well spaced, and have three levels of backlighting. The size of the trackpad is fairly generous and tracking is smooth.

The Asus VivoBook 14 offers a decent selection of ports for a 14-inch laptop. There are two stereo speakers, placed at the bottom, on either side of the laptop. The charger is a tiny, square brick which is extremely portable.

The Asus Vivobook 14 X412FA features an Intel Core i5-8265U 8th generation quad-core CPU with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You can opt for a model with an Nvidia GeForce MX230 graphics card too. This Asus VivoBook 14 ships with Windows 10 Home 64-bit, along with apps from Asus such as Asus Sync and MyAsus. 

The VivoBook 14 makes for a very good portable work laptop thanks to its portable size and low weight. The fingerprint sensor adds an extra layer of convenience, which we appreciate. For multimedia use, the VivoBook 14 falls a bit short primarily due to the display's inability to produce very vibrant colours. With actual day-to-day use, the Asus VivoBook 14 averaged only around 4.5-5 hours with medium to light workloads, which was not bad. 

Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T Price in India

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Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Core i5, 8th Gen, Peacock Blue, 14.0 inch) 54,990
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Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T price in India starts from ₹ 54,990. The lowest price of Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T is ₹ 54,990 at Flipkart on 29th March 2023.

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Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T Full Specifications

Brand Asus
Model VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T
Price in India ₹54,990
Release date June 2019
Model Number X412FA-EK295T
Model Name VivoBook 14
Series VivoBook
Dimensions (mm) 322.00 x 212.00 x 19.90
Weight (kg) 1.5
Colours Slate Grey, Transparent Silver, Peacock Blue
Operating system Windows 10 Home
Size 14.00-inch
Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Touch Screen No
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Processor Intel Core i5 8th Gen 8265U
RAM Slots 1
Dedicated Graphics No
Graphics Processor Integrated Graphics Processor
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Web Camera Yes
Backlit Keyboard Yes
Touchpad Yes
Speakers 2 Speakers
Finger Print Sensor Yes
Ports and slots
Number of USB Ports 3
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)
HDMI Port Standard
Multi Card Slot 1 Micro SD Card Reader
Headphone and Mic Combo Jack Yes
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Asus VivoBook 14 X412FA-EK295T User Review and Ratings

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  • Good laptop
    Vijay Singh (Jul 17, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    This is good laptop in this price segment
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  • Super!
    Manivannan Paramasivam (Jun 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    Very good laptop Sleek and stylish wonderful performance Display has colour issues but negligible
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  • Terrific
    Debashis Ranjan Behera (Jul 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    over all its a superb laptop ..only sound of speakers is not up to the mark ..
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  • Good ultrabook at an affordable price for everyday tasks.
    Soumya Banerjee (Jul 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    I bought X412FA partly because my 3 year old Lenovo Ideapad 300 all plastic chassis was disintegrating and partly because it was being sold at such an amazing price on Flipkart couldn't resist. I would like to elaborate the specs of this machine based on my usage of it 1. Core i5 8265U : hard to believe but it absolutely decimates my Dell Inspiron 14 7460's Core i7 7500U. 8265U consumes lesser power yet has 4 cores, 6MB cache and higher Turbo speed. This really shows up in build times of my Maven / Gradle projects, despite both systems being on fairly fast SSDs. There is no reason to choose a yesteryear's Core i7 U series processor over 8th/9th gen Core i5 U series. 2. 8 GB DDR4 RAM : Out of this 4 GB DDR 4 RAM is soldered on the mainboard. There is one DIMM slot to which I installed a Crucial 16 GB DDR4 module, so totalling to 20GB DDR4 RAM. All in all there is room for expansion if you need that kind of RAM. 3. 512 GB SSD : Asus provided Intel 600p series 512 GB NVMe PCIe x 4 lanes SSD. Definitely read / write speeds over random IO operations is faster compared to SATA 3 SSDs. I have not benchmarked it yet. One thing to remember - keep the AHCI mode set to Intel Premium RST in UEFI if you ever decide to install Windows OS yourself. I am yet researching if 600p series SSD support inbuilt Intel's 2nd gen Optane or not. I did see Optane related cache folders getting created in my root partition. All in all, 512 GB NVMe SSD with 228 TBW endurance - Asus has you well covered there. Good choice of storage! 4. Display : Display while FHD, is of poor quality. After calibrating using Xrite i1 and DisplayCal, the resultant ICC profile did make the colours a bit even - still just about 59% sRGB coverage. Obviously at this price point you can't ask for 100% Adobe or even sRGB coverage. Somewhere Asus ought to cut the corners. Display is a TN panel with no ghosting when viewing from an angle. 5. Body : Mostly ABS plastic with metal back and front chassis. That's ok for a machine at this price point. There is no flex on the surface where you rest your palms or from the keyboard either. 6. Keyboard : Excellent quality backlit keyboard. Great tactile feedback and a joy to type. Backlit has 3 levels of brightness. One thing I did find odd was the placement of the power button right next to the delete key, happened once - I put my machine to sleep when I just wanted to delete a character from the file! Be careful.. 7. Touchpad : Asus provides Microsoft Precision Touchpad compliant drivers. So settings are controlled from Windows 10 Touchpad settings. Touchpad too is of very good quality - has a MacBook's glass like surface. Also it registers all multi touch and gestures accurately. Really I didn't find the need for an external mouse with this laptop. 8. Connectivity : a. Realtek 802.11AC wireless which worked pretty good with my 867 Mbps 5Ghz router. I didn't experience any drop outs. b. Usual HDMI 1.4 is provided. Works with 4k panels @ 30Hz refresh rate. No issues with 1080p @ 60Hz. c. MicroSD card slot (from Realtek) is actually quite nice to have since I don't have SDXC full sized cards and each time I need to get one of those adapters. In X412, I can plug in my MicroSD cards straight in. So more of a personal preference there - can be a hit or miss for others. Please see the Card slot is USB 2.0 speed, so transfers will be slow compared to MacBook Pro/Air. d. USB C Type 3.1 post is NOT a thunderbolt port. So no plugging in a display port from your 4k monitor :( but otherwise works as advertised. Also 1 x USB A 3.1 port is provided and another USB A 2.0 port on the other side. 9. Battery : rated at 7.4V 37Wh. At 63% brightness - which corresponds to 120 Cd/m2 standard brightness levels and doing nothing the computed battery life was little over 10 hours. Actually quite good for such low capacity battery. Really goes on to show how efficient CPUs have become over the years with shrinking lithography and how better Windows 10 has become. Once you unplug I didn't see any rogue process/ service running. Clock speeds were mostly below 1.2GHz. You might be able to extract little more battery life with lower brightness and turning on Windows 10 Battery saver. 10. OS : Asus ships Windows 10 Home Single Language 1809 version. I anyways upgraded to Windows 10 Pro 1903 as I need to work with Hyper-V. All in all I like my Windows 10 systems over my MacBook Pro provided I have taken enough time to configure them - which usually takes me a week. A nicely configured (all those settings under registry and Group Policy Editor) running minimalistic Windows 10 is definitely a joy to work with. 11. Heat : The back metal panel does get hot when stressed, so might not want to keep it on your lap if you are running something CPU intensive. 12. UEFI BIOS : My version shipped with v302. Boot menu is ESC and BIOS is F2. Might need to turn off Fast Boot to access them.
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  • Terrific
    Utkarsh Gupta (Jul 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    One word from Me:- "WORTH IT"
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