Asus Vivobook S14X OLED (S5402) vs Apple Macbook Air (M1, 2020)

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CPU Apple M1


Evaluation of Asus Vivobook S14X OLED (S5402) and Apple Macbook Air (M1, 2020) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability

Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Asus Vivobook S14X OLED (S5402)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 120 versus 60 Hz
  • Around 53% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Features a much bigger (~40%) battery – 70 against 49.9 watt-hours
  • User-upgradable RAM (up to 12GB) and an SSD
  • Provides 38% higher max. screen brightness: 550 vs 400 nits
Advantages of the Apple Macbook Air (M1, 2020)
  • Easier to carry: weighs 340 grams less (around 0.75 lbs)
  • Can run popular games at about 46-63% higher FPS
  • Thinner bezels and 2% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Much smaller footprint: 13% more compact case (100.1 vs 115.3 square inches)
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 1.63 kg (3.59 lbs) 1.29 kg (2.84 lbs)
Dimensions 322.3 x 230.9 x 17.9 mm
12.69 x 9.09 x 0.7 inches
304.1 x 212.4 x 16.1 mm
11.97 x 8.36 x 0.63 inches
Area 744 cm2 (115.4 inches2) 646 cm2 (100.1 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~77.9% ~79.4%
Side bezels 0.7 mm 8.8 mm
Colors Black, Silver, Gray Silver, Gold, Gray
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° -
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Passive
Vapor chamber No Yes
Number of fans 1 -
Noise level 52.8 dB -


Size 14.5 inches 13.3 inches
Refresh rate 120 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 234 ppi 227 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:10
Resolution 2880 x 1800 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels
HDR support Yes, HDR10 Yes, HDR10
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Glossy (Antireflective)
Display tests
Contrast 1000000:1 1069:1
sRGB color space 100% 99.8%
Adobe RGB profile 95.5% 85.9%
DCI-P3 color gamut 99.9% 98.6%
Response time 1 ms 35 ms
Max. brightness


Voltage - 11.4 V
Full charging time 1:30 hr 2:23 hr
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Right Left
Charge power 90 W 30 W
Cable length - 2 meters
Weigh of AC adapter 411 gramm 172 gramm


CPU name
Base frequency 2.5 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores 12 8
Threads 16 8
L3 Cache 18 MB -
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Apple M1 GPU
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm


Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 450 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1278 MHz
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type DDR4 LPDDR4X
Memory bus - 128 bit
Memory speed 3.2 Gbps 4.27 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 640 1024
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 40 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 20 32
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 1x4 GB 2x4 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 4266 MHz
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 1 -
Max. ram size 12 GB -


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 1 -
NVMe Yes Yes


Speakers 2.0 2.0
Dolby Atmos No Yes
Loudness 77.7 dB 79.6 dB
Microphones 2 3


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5
Fingerprint Yes Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 No
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.1
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 3.2 Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 No
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port No No


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.4 mm 1 mm
Size 13.0 x 7.5 cm 12.1 x 8.1 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes No
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can be different depending on the laptop’s particular configuration or region.

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