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Posted 18th Nov 2019

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The ASUS VivoBook 14 X420UA-EK019T laptop has been created with an Intel i3 processor, 4GB RAM, a 14” Full HD display and a 128GB Solid State Drive. This portable device, with a battery that will last up to 10 hours, will enable kids to complete schoolwork, stream films and shows, as well as check out social media pages.

Intel Core i3
Intel’s 7th generation i3 processor gives you enough speed to get browsing, emailing and even a spot of work.
The i3-7020U processor in this model features 3MB of cache and 2 cores.

What is RAM?
RAM (Random Access Memory) is different to the permanent storage provided by hard disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD) or memory cards in your equipment. RAM is used by your device to temporarily store data to carry out everyday operations. The more RAM your machine has, the faster you can expect it to open and run programs.

Day to day convenience
Featuring 4GB of RAM, this computer has enough power for tasks like web browsing and word processing. You'll be able to run a couple of windows at once without any obvious lag or slowdown, however more demanding software applications, such as Photoshop, won't work on this device.

Solid State Drive
Solid State Drives (SSD) give you the capacity to store your documents and media, while ensuring quicker and reliable access to your files and programs. SSDs are far faster than regular hard drives and ingeniously, they don't use moving parts to work, which makes them far more dependable and also quieter.

Intel HD graphics
Intel’s HD graphics processing unit (GPU) will enable you to enjoy a number of classic older games, along with some casual (web-based) gaming. You may be able to run more modern titles with reduced effects and frame rates. .

Great entertainment
Thanks to its 14”, Full HD screen, viewing your high-resolution photos, films and videos will be a pleasure. It has been designed to convey immersive images and it makes for a great casual gaming and multimedia experience.

Handy features
The ASUS VivoBook 14 has an ErgoLift hinge, which has been precision-engineered to provide a silky-smooth dual action that will hold the display securely. Additionally, the ErgoLift hinge adds a 3° keyboard tilt to offer you a more comfortable typing position.

Connecting your other devices
The USB ports allow for fast data transfer, while the HDMI port enables the option for large screen presentations. The SD card slot offers a convenient way to upload your photos and videos. Bluetooth can help to send data wirelessly between devices.
This is the smallest 14" laptop on the market,and weighs 1.3KG!
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Babbler18/11/2019 07:02

Same one on amazon £329.99 HERE


So why pay £50 more?
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Same one on amazon £329.99

HERE
Babbler18/11/2019 07:02

Same one on amazon £329.99 HERE


So why pay £50 more?
Not enough memory, bit old processor but gorgeous machine + gorgeous price + lightweight = perfect for students

Voted hot, JL warranty sweetens deal

Spec shortcomings would be somewhat remedied with S mode on this config; ram upgrade necessary, unfortunately
Edited by: "xavierluther" 19th Nov 2019
4gb ram no thanks
Stevie_Bridges18/11/2019 07:27

4gb ram no thanks


You can expand for 40 quid. Also... Find me an equivalent 14in laptop which is FHD at this price. Thanks.
Seems like a good deal. After a lot of searching for a very cheap laptop, just bought a HP 14, pretty much same spec, not as pretty but RAM upgradeable to 16gb through 2 slots - Grade A return for £211.

Extra £68 for a new item and JL warranty
xavierluther18/11/2019 07:26

Not enough memory, bit old processor but gorgeous machine + gorgeous price …Not enough memory, bit old processor but gorgeous machine + gorgeous price + lightweight = perfect for studentsVoted hot, JL warranty sweetens dealSpec shortcomings can be somewhat remedied by switching to S mode, should be S machine anyway


We’ve got a HP stream that use Windows S... it’s still terrible. Daughter got suckered by the white paint job, buy the reality of soldered ram and storage with no option to boost performance soon bit.
northie_198018/11/2019 07:55

We’ve got a HP stream that use Windows S... it’s still terrible. Daughter …We’ve got a HP stream that use Windows S... it’s still terrible. Daughter got suckered by the white paint job, buy the reality of soldered ram and storage with no option to boost performance soon bit.


HP stream doesn't have i3 or SSD
Babbler18/11/2019 07:50

You can expand for 40 quid. Also... Find me an equivalent 14in laptop …You can expand for 40 quid. Also... Find me an equivalent 14in laptop which is FHD at this price. Thanks.



Search HP 14-ck0987na on eBay. Grade A return £264, with 20% off using Prize20 code, works out £211.

That’s what I settled on after a couple of hours driving myself crazy comparing Celerons Pentiums and AMD A chips.
xavierluther18/11/2019 08:01

HP stream doesn't have i3 or SSD



Yup and that’s why it sucks. But try telling my 10 year old daughter that.
xavierluther18/11/2019 08:01

HP stream doesn't have i3 or SSD


Uses one of those eMMC drives... soooo slow.
northie_198018/11/2019 08:03

Yup and that’s why it sucks. But try telling my 10 year old daughter that.


All you can do is use it to play music, great speakers!

I mean, who sells a Windows machine with 2 gb ram? Recipe for frustration
Edited by: "xavierluther" 18th Nov 2019
Babbler18/11/2019 07:51

Exactly my point.


I thought you were someone else making the comparison.

Might have been less confusing if you'd added your comment in your description.
northie_198018/11/2019 08:05

Uses one of those eMMC drives... soooo slow.


Not even cheap HDD drives are usable anymore on Windows
Edited by: "xavierluther" 18th Nov 2019
Hi HUKD - could people given their opinion for my planned purchase of this laptop please? For my nephew.....schoolwork, online games (i have no idea of the names etc!) and social media use? How would I get windows installed please? Thanks in advance
Is there one similar with a i5?
Edited by: "robert.spooner" 18th Nov 2019
Babbler18/11/2019 07:50

You can expand for 40 quid. Also... Find me an equivalent 14in laptop …You can expand for 40 quid. Also... Find me an equivalent 14in laptop which is FHD at this price. Thanks.



hotukdeals.com/dea…017
seems extraordinarily cheap, even at the full price. what am i missing? it must be no good as i got a ryzen 3 acer swift 3 recently and the full price of that is £100 more than the full price of this? it does have double the SSD size but shouldn't be £100 more.
mutley118/11/2019 11:46

seems extraordinarily cheap, even at the full price. what am i missing? …seems extraordinarily cheap, even at the full price. what am i missing? it must be no good as i got a ryzen 3 acer swift 3 recently and the full price of that is £100 more than the full price of this? it does have double the SSD size but shouldn't be £100 more.


This only has 4gb ram and a 7th gen processor?
Edited by: "Black_Hole" 18th Nov 2019
So does this come with windows s or full windows please
For anybody concerned about windows 10 being in S mode its fairly simple to switch to full windows 10.Be aware though that it is not possible to switch back to S mode afterwards.This may helplaptopmag.com/art…0-s.
Black_Hole18/11/2019 12:05

This only has 4gb ram and a 7th gen processor?


so why is this in the original post so much cheaper than this one, which i have bought recently? apart from the extra storage, what else is there on my laptop that is better than this deal laptop?

business.currys.co.uk/cat…ory
mutley118/11/2019 16:08

so why is this in the original post so much cheaper than this one, which i …so why is this in the original post so much cheaper than this one, which i have bought recently? apart from the extra storage, what else is there on my laptop that is better than this deal laptop?https://business.currys.co.uk/catalogue/item/N265699W?from=category


I don't really understand your first sentence, but from what I can see, it's not so much that yours is loads better (the extra SSD space aside), but that your purchase was incredibly overpriced.

The idea of spending almost £500 on a laptop with only 4gb ram

Here's one I'm debating. Under £270 - 8gb ram, i3 (8th gen) etc etc.

hotukdeals.com/dea…017
Edited by: "Black_Hole" 18th Nov 2019
Black_Hole18/11/2019 16:14

I don't really understand your first sentence, but from what I can see, …I don't really understand your first sentence, but from what I can see, it's not so much that yours is loads better (the extra SSD space aside), but that your purchase was incredibly overpriced. The idea of spending almost £500 on a laptop with only 4gb ram Here's one I'm debating. Under £270 - 8gb ram, i3 (8th gen) etc etc.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-330s-intel-core-i3-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-full-hd-ips-screen-laptop-3328017


i bought it at a sale price lower than that, at £400. but what i don't understand is why that is so much more expensive than the one in this post, which seems extraordinarily cheap. that was flagged up as a decent purchase at the time so if the laptop in this post is a decent laptop, then it is very good value.
Incidentally, is this essentially the same laptop, but with a touchscreen for £10 more?

ao.com/pro…sus
mutley118/11/2019 16:26

i bought it at a sale price lower than that, at £400. but what i don't …i bought it at a sale price lower than that, at £400. but what i don't understand is why that is so much more expensive than the one in this post, which seems extraordinarily cheap. that was flagged up as a decent purchase at the time so if the laptop in this post is a decent laptop, then it is very good value.


I can't say I'm an expert on laptop tech, but to be fair this one was also £400 until it went on sale, so comparatively it IS a lot cheaper. I still think there are comparable/better deals out there though.
Black_Hole18/11/2019 16:31

I can't say I'm an expert on laptop tech, but to be fair this one was also …I can't say I'm an expert on laptop tech, but to be fair this one was also £400 until it went on sale, so comparatively it IS a lot cheaper. I still think there are comparable/better deals out there though.


i think my laptop has a faster processor, longer battery life. the screen maybe better i guess but this laptop in this post does sound very good value if it can run a decent speed. i have another HP pavilion laptop that has the i3 7 generation like the one in this post but it has 8GB ram and that is very fast. the acer swift 3 that i bought recently is fine but it is not as fast as my HP pavilion one. i3 with 4GB ram may run like a dog (a slow dog that is).
Black_Hole18/11/2019 10:54

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-330s-intel-core-i3-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-full-hd-ips-screen-laptop-3328017


I had that laptop. Its very fragile and fell apart
Voted hot, the specs are more than ok for basic tasks and not only. Also quite light and neat. I have an Acer with these specs and I believe the specs are sufficient for almost everyone.
Babbler18/11/2019 16:59

I had that laptop. Its very fragile and fell apart


Sounds like a manufacturing issue. We've had a high-spec 320 for about 18 months and its been excellent. I also used to have a 720s, which was great.

I guess that's the great thing about warranties!
Black_Hole18/11/2019 17:06

Sounds like a manufacturing issue. We've had a high-spec 320 for about 18 …Sounds like a manufacturing issue. We've had a high-spec 320 for about 18 months and its been excellent. I also used to have a 720s, which was great. I guess that's the great thing about warranties!


Warrantee said not covered as it's damage to the case.
Babbler18/11/2019 18:32

Warrantee said not covered as it's damage to the case.


If i had a purchase that fell apart, you can be sure I would be claiming that on warranty. Via ombudsman if necessary.

They can't just sell you broken plastic and claim no responsibility if it fails.

If you dropped it however...
northie_198018/11/2019 08:03

Search HP 14-ck0987na on eBay. Grade A return £264, with 20% off using …Search HP 14-ck0987na on eBay. Grade A return £264, with 20% off using Prize20 code, works out £211.That’s what I settled on after a couple of hours driving myself crazy comparing Celerons Pentiums and AMD A chips.


Would that one be suitable for playing sims? I'm clueless and this is one requirement of daughter thanks
anyone got this that could recommend or not?

Been looking at Lenovo S340 4gb 128 but thats pentium so im assuming as i3 this asus is a better deal?
Rat_fans18/11/2019 19:19

Would that one be suitable for playing sims? I'm clueless and this is one …Would that one be suitable for playing sims? I'm clueless and this is one requirement of daughter thanks



help.ea.com/en-…ts/

Looks like it meets the minimum requirements, but not the recommended requirements. You might have to lower some of the visual settings in the game to make it run ok.

I would probably aim for an Intel i5 with 8gb RAM to be on safe side and avoid disappointment. Should be something in Black Friday sales.
northie_198018/11/2019 08:03

Search HP 14-ck0987na on eBay. Grade A return £264, with 20% off using …Search HP 14-ck0987na on eBay. Grade A return £264, with 20% off using Prize20 code, works out £211.That’s what I settled on after a couple of hours driving myself crazy comparing Celerons Pentiums and AMD A chips.





Thanks,, I went for the one you suggested
Soldered 4GB of RAM does not appear to be upgradable. No RAM slots.
Edited by: "bill888" 20th Nov 2019
Turret-Buddy19/11/2019 22:19

Thanks,, I went for the one you suggested



Ordered Sunday and arrived Tuesday. Physically immaculate and no obvious technical faults so far. Had to spend an hour resetting the software, but this was just for my own piece of mind as they’d clearly setup a test user account to test it.

For £211 I’m very impressed so far and it feels surprisingly quick despite only 4gb RAM (which is upgradeable on the HP).

Good luck 🤞
No backlit keyboard, and no mention of what type of screen it is, anywhere on the net. Anyone have any idea? If it's TN, not worth it at all.
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