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ASUS VivoBook M431IA 14" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 4700u, 512 GB SSD £599 @ Currys
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ASUS VivoBook M431IA 14" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 4700u, 512 GB SSD £599 @ Currys

£589.97Currys PC World Deals
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ASUS VivoBook M431IA 14" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 4700u, 512 GB SSD £599 @ Currys
Posted 19th Aug 2020Edited by:"andy_sym"

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Price dropped to 589.97 today and I think the .97 at the end means this is now discontinued by Currys so with the £40 off via cashback sites making this 549.97 so if you only need 8gb ram I think this is the best deal out there for these specs.

  • Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Processor
  • RAM: 8 GB - soldered and not expandable
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Full HD screen

The VivoBook M413IA is designed to keep up with your productive, fast-paced lifestyle. And you won't be weighed down either. The VivoBook is just 1.40 kg and 18 mm thick, so you'll barely notice it in your bag.

It also includes USB 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 2.0 ports and HDMI output — so you can easily connect all your current peripherals, displays and projectors.

Was thinking about getting one of these at £649 which they have been for a while but now with this price drop to £599 and £40 cashback from both Quidco and Topcashback (if it tracks etc) potentially bringing it down to £559 I think this is a good deal.

I'm personally going to wait for my Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14 I got via another deal on here as that has dual heat pipes and seems to run at higher speeds for longer than this one due to the better cooling but that won't be here until end of September at the latest.
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cirian197519/08/2020 11:29

What is it with soldered ram, I can understand on cheaper laptops, but the …What is it with soldered ram, I can understand on cheaper laptops, but the high end is getting the same as well.


every company now wanting to be Apple, want you to buy a new model rather than upgrading a part. Create more pollution and carbon emissions, plastic in the name of skyrocketing this company's stocks.
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What is it with soldered ram, I can understand on cheaper laptops, but the high end is getting the same as well.
cirian197519/08/2020 11:29

What is it with soldered ram, I can understand on cheaper laptops, but the …What is it with soldered ram, I can understand on cheaper laptops, but the high end is getting the same as well.


every company now wanting to be Apple, want you to buy a new model rather than upgrading a part. Create more pollution and carbon emissions, plastic in the name of skyrocketing this company's stocks.
Xzsharp19/08/2020 11:59

every company now wanting to be Apple, want you to buy a new model rather …every company now wanting to be Apple, want you to buy a new model rather than upgrading a part. Create more pollution and carbon emissions, plastic in the name of skyrocketing this company's stocks.



I bought a used 2nd Gen Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, the gen1 had socketed Ram and NVme storage, plan was 16GB and 1TB NVme, I didn't know the Gen2 had moved to soldered ram and back to SSD
cirian197519/08/2020 12:03

I bought a used 2nd Gen Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, the gen1 had socketed Ram …I bought a used 2nd Gen Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, the gen1 had socketed Ram and NVme storage, plan was 16GB and 1TB NVme, I didn't know the Gen2 had moved to soldered ram and back to SSD


That sucks man, back in the day I squeezed 7 years of my ASUS work/light gaming laptop whilst upgrading the ram and SSDs
Xzsharp19/08/2020 12:06

That sucks man, back in the day I squeezed 7 years of my ASUS work/light …That sucks man, back in the day I squeezed 7 years of my ASUS work/light gaming laptop whilst upgrading the ram and SSDs



The space the SSD took was more battery on Gen1, so Gen2 lasts a hour less
Lenovo are still using socketed memory for some models, like the 720s. I think this is something where government should step in and enforce socketed memory in most consumer laptops. It's anti-consumer as well as being anti-environment.
Anyone know if this is a plastic build or metal. The m433ia is all metal apparently but I'm struggling to find info on this one
In the specification it says 16GB Max installable RAM, must be an error?
45% NTSC :/
This is the M413IA and not the M431IA which doesn't exist. Here's the product page: asus.com/uk/…ns/

Unclear from here whether it's soldered on or not!
Snosh19/08/2020 12:40

Anyone know if this is a plastic build or metal. The m433ia is all metal …Anyone know if this is a plastic build or metal. The m433ia is all metal apparently but I'm struggling to find info on this one


It's best to get to a store to see it first with an expensive purchase like this.

I predict the screen is a low quality TN, and not worth it at £600.
does anyone have any information about the screen quality and battery life on these. theres zero reviews anywhere
Search YouTube for reviews of Asus Vivobook m431 models
andy_sym19/08/2020 14:22

Search YouTube for reviews of Asus Vivobook m431 models


there arent any haha. theres one video and that isnt in english
Try searching with the processor name etc...

andy_sym19/08/2020 14:45

Try searching with the processor name etc...[Video]


Oohhh, stickers in the box

How old do they think we are, 7🤷
jamble19/08/2020 13:24

This is the M413IA and not the M431IA which doesn't exist. Here's the …This is the M413IA and not the M431IA which doesn't exist. Here's the product page: https://www.asus.com/uk/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-14-M413IA/specifications/Unclear from here whether it's soldered on or not!


The memory is soldered from everything I have read and watched
andy_sym19/08/2020 15:10

The memory is soldered from everything I have read and watched


Damn... I would have bought it if it wasn't! I have a Dell on the way for £50 more with 4500u instead of 4700u, and I plan on putting in 16gb RAM
jamble19/08/2020 16:07

Damn... I would have bought it if it wasn't! I have a Dell on the way for …Damn... I would have bought it if it wasn't! I have a Dell on the way for £50 more with 4500u instead of 4700u, and I plan on putting in 16gb RAM

Is that the new Inspiron range? If so I have read they have user upgradeable memory but the build quality is meant to be a bit iffy on them but then others say that about Lenovo etc so who knows!
andy_sym19/08/2020 14:45

Try searching with the processor name etc...[Video]


Not the same model it's the higher end M433, which has an IPS panel, fingerprint reader and generally built to a higher quality even though they look identical.
win2619/08/2020 13:46

It's best to get to a store to see it first with an expensive purchase …It's best to get to a store to see it first with an expensive purchase like this.I predict the screen is a low quality TN, and not worth it at £600.


I've got one which I paid £750 on release from Currys only for it do come down in price twice within a month. Oh well.

I might have been shafted on the price but I'm not bothered as it was well worth the RRP imo.

The screen (which I was initially worried about due to lack of info) is more than decent once calibrated, as for build quality its mainly plastic but has a quality solid feel with no flex anywhere while the back of the lid is metal. The keyboard has a nice feel, decent amount of travel etc. The trackpad is responsive; multitouch works really well and there's no rattle although it does make a slightly hollow sound if you tap with a bit of force.

The RAM might be soldered but it's 3200mhz DDR4 which scores high on userbenchmark with this setup as does the Intel 660p SSD. As for CPU/GPU performance it's handled everything I've thrown at it with no bother including some video editing and light gaming, the fan will wind up fairly quickly but it's not loud and the GPU temp has never gone much above 60 degC.

Overall it's a well made, good looking laptop which seems to have some thought put into the build in as far as getting the most out the CPU. Oh and the sound is from the speakers is extremely good too. No complaints here.
When will the AMD Ryzen 5 4500 / 4700 Vivobooks come to the UK? My friend wants one... and we can only find them available on a website in Germany... or in Central Europe.
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