ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA-YS02 14-inch

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The ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA-YS02 13-inch 2-in-1 laptop has received positive reviews for its all day battery life and its decent performances for basic tasks such as word processing, video streaming and web browsing. It comes with a USB3.1 Type-C and it has a very lightweight design of 3.3 pounds. It has a beautiful FHD NanoEdge display and the aluminium chassis is sturdy. ASUS have included a Stylus pen for use, too. However, while its 64GB eMMC Storage ensures fast boot and application load times, it is very limited in terms of how much it can store. The 4GB of RAM is fine for basic multitasking, but anything more will lead to lag. The keyboard is also not backlit, which may disappoint some. The ASUS VivoBook is a great option for those looking for a reliable laptop with a long battery life, and the overall performance is smooth for basic tasks, but be aware that you’d need an external HDD as the 64GB of storage space will fill up quickly.


The ASUS VivoBook 14 TP401NA-YS02, priced slightly higher than $400, is worth the few extra bucks as it offers both convenience and reliability.

With an all day battery life and incredibly convenient lightweight design, you will be able to take it anywhere without the hassle of power adaptors. It shares the same weight as the Acer Chromebook R 13 CB5-312T-K5X4 13.3-inch, both which weigh in at 3.3 pounds.

The Samsung Chromebook Plus XE513C24-K01US 12.3-inch is, however, the lightest laptop we have in this guide. The VivoBook 14 TP401NA-YS02 is one of the few laptops to boast a Full-HD display, and on top of this, it is colorful NanoEdge display with a thin bezel around it. 2-in-1 laptops offer more versatility than the traditional laptops as they easily flip 360 degrees into tablet mode.

The aluminum chassis is strong overall and gives the laptop a sleek, premium look, and it has a wide range of connectivity options, including USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), Micro HDMI, Micro USB 2.0, and an SD Card Reader. Under the hood we’ll find an entry-level Intel Quad-Core Celeron N3450 Processor and 4GB of RAM to drive a decent overall performance.

Things such as word processing, video streaming and web browsing shouldn’t be an issue, but more demanding tasks will struggle. The 64GB eMMC Storage will fill up quickly, but it is fast, meaning you will load into windows quickly and the overall system will feel smoother than those that come with older, larger hard drives.


Pros

  • NanoEdge FHD display
  • Stylus pen included
  • Respectable performance
  • Battery life
  • Battery life Portability

Cons

  • Very limited storage
  • Keyboard not backlit
  • Not a strong multitasker

Bottom Line

The NanoEdge display, battery life, lightweight and portability are all incredibly appealing aspects, but a little more storage space would have made the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA-YS02 a winner at this price point.


NINJA SCORE:
65
Mixed Reviews
$449.00
(as of 05-08-2021 19:08 UTC) Details
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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Celeron N3450 1.1GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 500 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory shared
RAM 4GB DDR3
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight3.3 lbs
Battery Life7.25 hours
Hard Drive 164 SSD
Display Size14 inch
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlight
ConnectivityWi-Fi | Bluetooth | 1 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1) | 1 x micro HDMI | 1 x micro USB
WebcamVGA
Additional FeaturesMulti-format card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC), 1 x Fingerprint (On selected models)
Dimension (LxWxH)12.9 x 8.9 x 0.6
Warranty1 year
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