Taiwanese tech giant ASUS has launched a new laptop dubbed VivoBook 14 (X420). The new laptop comes with a revolutionary design which sees the laptop come in without a frame around the display. The laptop is also very compact and lightweight, yet studded with a fine hardware setup.
The ASUS VivoBook 14 (X420) features a frameless four-sided NanoEdge display with an 87% screen-to-body ratio for immersive viewing. The ultra-thin bezels around the display are just 5.7mm wide on all four sides. The incredibly slim bezel made it possible for the large screen to fit into a smaller chassis. The laptop is also equipped with the innovative ErgoLift hinge that tilts the keyboard to replicate the feel of a desktop keyboard for a more comfortable typing experience. The display panel comes with FHD resolution which includes a wide-view technology and exceptional color reproduction for lifelike visuals even when viewed from extreme positions. The compact sized laptop measures just 322.4 x 210 x 17.7mm and is said to be the lightest and most compact model in the current VivoBook 14 lineup. It weighs just 1.4kg.
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On the specs end, the VivoBook 14 is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor can be specified with up to a 512GB SSD. It’s an everyday laptop that’s perfect for productive multitasking, multimedia editing, or casual gaming. In addition, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi connections provide speeds of up to 867Mbps — 6X-faster than 802.11n — for seamless video-streaming and smoot’h web-surfing. The laptop also features Bluetooth 4.2, an optional fingerprint sensor built into the touchpad, a full-size backlit keyboard that’s perfect for working in dim environments. It has a sturdy one-piece construction and 1.3mm key travel for comfortable typing. Other features include an array of ports including USB Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, USB 2.0, HDMI output, and a microSD card reader for hassle-free compatibility with current peripherals, displays, and projectors. In addition, the laptop comes with a durable battery that is said to be 3X more durable than normal Lithium-ion batteries. The device also comes with fast charging technology which can deliver up to 60% battery power in just 49 minutes.
ASUS is yet to release details of its pricing and availability are yet to be released.