Inside ASUS VivoBook S14 S435 – disassembly and upgrade options
This device is probably one of the most premium offerings from the VivoBook brand. Not only it offers a tremendous amount of performance, but its chassis provides a feeling of stability and class.
ASUS VivoBook S14 (S435)
- Intel Core i7-1165G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 16GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
This laptop’s bottom panel is held in place by 9 Torx-head screws. After you undo them, you need to pry the panel with a plastic tool. Then, lift it away from the chassis.
It’s good to see that ASUS has integrated a 67Wh battery pack inside of this machine.
3. Мemory and storage
Sadly, but expectedly, the memory is soldered to the motherboard. However, the configurations available include 8 and 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Thankfully, the storage can be upgraded via one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
Now, the cooling solution looks pretty typical for a laptop of this class. It has a pretty beefy heat pipe, a heat sink, and a fan, which has a rather slim profile. However, ASUS state that their fan blades have a 3D-curved design, whatever this means.
ASUS VivoBook S14 (S435) in-depth review
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- 2x Thunderbolt 4, MicroSD card slot
- Up to 64 GB of RAM in dual-channel
- Fingerprint reader
- Wi-Fi 6, PCIe x4
- 98% sRGB coverage and Average dE of 1.1 with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO B140HAN06.B (AUOA48F))
- No PWM (AUO B140HAN06.B (AUOA48F))
- Comfortable keyboard with a backlight
- Good battery life
- All-aluminum build
- Soldered memory
- Small arrow keys