It’s time to introduce the most affordable new VivoBook ASUS showed at CES 2020 – the VivoBook 15 F413. This particular model is just a 14″ version of VivoBook 15 F513. The predecessor (F412) is a modest machine that has nothing to hide. The new one seems like a decent upgrade and adds better portability.
Let’s find out what the F413 has to offer over the F412 variant.
You can check the prices and configurations of the ASUS VivoBook 15 F513 devices in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/asus-vivobook-15-f513-x513-k513/
You can check the prices and configurations of the ASUS VivoBook 15 F512 devices in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/asus-vivobook-15-f512-x512-k512/
Design: reduced overall volume
Both devices feature an all-plastic build which is absolutely normal for this price class. The good news is that the weight is reduced as well as the profile – now we have a 17.9mm profile (18.9mm for 2019 variant). That means better portability. We have to reconcile with the new thicker bezels around the display – ASUS uses new panels so maybe they will offer better display quality.
ASUS VivoBook 14 F413 (2020) | ASUS VivoBook 14 F412 (2019)
Hardware: 10th gen CPUs
The top CPU option is the 4-core i7-10510U – no 6-core processors here, that’s a budget line of devices. The Comet Lake CPUs come with an integrated Intel UHD Graphics. ASUS is a bit shy telling us about the dedicated graphics options – “The latest NVIDIA GeForce GPU” which is very unclear but we place our bets on the MX line-up. The max supported memory frequency is 2666MHz DDR4. The good news is that we still have an M.2 NVMe.
If you need an inexpensive but fast notebook the hypothetical top configuration of VivoBook F413 doesn’t sound bad at all – i7-10510U, 16GB DDR4 2666MHz (or maybe even bigger RAM size is supported), 1TB M.2 SSD, and some dedicated NVIDIA graphics.
Display: mixed feelings
Be careful when you choose your device because TN panels are available too. Just like F412, there is a 768p TN display – if you don’t care about viewing angles and color accuracy (we doubt it) get the 1080p TN variant which is a more budget-friendly option (because the 768p has very low ppi). However, we strongly recommend the IPS variants.
Other specs: new battery unit and optional Wi-Fi 6
If you need the lower latency of the 802.11ax standard ASUS offers optional Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Bluetooth 5 is available for every configuration. There is a new battery unit with 5Wh increased capacity (42Wh vs 37Wh). The ports selection looks decent – an SD card reader, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C), a USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), two USB 2.0, and an audio jack combo.
|ASUS VivoBook 14 F413||ASUS VivoBook 14 F412|
|Display||14.0″, Full HD/HD, IPS/TN||14.0″, Full HD/HD, IPS/TN|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|CPU||i7-10510U, i5-10210U||i7-8565U, i5-8265U, i3-8145U|
|Memory||DDR4 2666MHz||DDR4 2400MHz|
|Storage||M.2 SSD||M.2 SSD|
Prices and Configurations
ASUS VivoBook 14 F413 configurations:
ASUS VivoBook 14 412 configurations: