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Update: It is now $200 shipped w/ coupon code 14408 [Exp 11/16].

Ends 11/16. Staples has the ASUS Vivobook 14 F412DA-IB31 AMD Ryzen 3 Full HD 14.0" Laptop, 2019 model (Slate Gray, 90NB0M52-M00890) for $250 with free shipping (coupons not applicable).

Features a backlit chiclet keyboard, fingerprint sensor and measures 0.78" thin.

  • AMD Ryzen 3 3200 2.60GHz Dual-Core, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD
  • 14.0" FHD (1920x1080), AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics, Windows 10 S

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    Eugenides
    Ben's cred: 6
    Posted 4:06pm PST 11/12/2019
    Posted 4:06pm PST 11/12/2019
    Not bad, given it has an SSD as well.
    Rampire
    Ben's cred: 20
    Posted 7:00pm PST 11/12/2019
    Posted 7:00pm PST 11/12/2019
    Ryzen 3 not i3
    matthew
    Ben's cred: 320
    Posted 7:48pm PST 11/12/2019
    Posted 7:48pm PST 11/12/2019

    Unless the deal changed, it looks like Staples , not Amazon. Still a pretty good deal given the SSD, FHD display, and backlit keyboard.

    EDIT:  just noticed the Asus specs say it has an extra RAM slot.  Gonna pick one up and give it a spin.  
    greenersg
    Ben's cred: 3
    Posted 2:21am PST 11/13/2019
    Posted 2:21am PST 11/13/2019
    isn't the brief title wrong? this is a 14" screen not 15.6"
    Michael Mitchell
    Ben's cred: 1
    Posted 1:16pm PST 11/13/2019
    Posted 1:16pm PST 11/13/2019
    Even though this is a dual-core chip it is a 4 thread CPU making it pretty similar to a quad core.

    Graphics Model
    Radeon™ Vega 3 Graphics
    # of CPU Cores 2
    # of Threads 4
    Max Boost Clock Up to 3.4GHz
    Base Clock 2.5GHz
    Thermal Solution (PIB) n/a
    Default TDP / TDP 15W
    iceotron
    Ben's cred: 1
    Posted 1:33pm PST 11/13/2019
    Posted 1:33pm PST 11/13/2019
    Seems like it'd be slow.
    hipman24
    Ben's cred: 2
    Posted 5:53pm PST 11/13/2019
    Posted 5:53pm PST 11/13/2019
    how does the ryzen 3 compared to the i3?
    matthew
    Ben's cred: 320
    Posted 10:48pm PST 11/13/2019
    Posted 10:48pm PST 11/13/2019
    how does the ryzen 3 compared to the i3?

    Looking at PassMark, the Ryzen 3200U is not far from the i3-8130U -- they score 4704 and 5017, respectively. The i3 has a larger advantage on the single-cpu rating though, 1929 vs. 1654. Overall, not a very noticeable difference in everyday usage.
    lato
    Ben's cred: 65
    Posted 10:49pm PST 11/15/2019
    Posted 10:49pm PST 11/15/2019
    You can add 8 gb of RAM in the extra slot. It then becomes a sweet laptop.
    W.Moore
    Ben's cred: 0
    Posted 12:42am PST 11/16/2019
    Posted 12:42am PST 11/16/2019
    Grabbed for $200 plus tax
    Limeylad
    Ben's cred: 20
    Posted 5:54pm PST 11/16/2019
    Posted 5:54pm PST 11/16/2019
    Sold out online, in store pickup if in stock only
    kosherkracker
    Ben's cred: 112
    Posted 9:23pm PST 11/16/2019
    Posted 9:23pm PST 11/16/2019
    Got 1. Lato seems you could add a 16 ddr4 chip to for 20 Gb of ram. ??
    matthew
    Ben's cred: 320
    Posted 12:57am PST 11/17/2019
    Posted 12:57am PST 11/17/2019



    Got 1. Lato seems you could add a 16 ddr4 chip to for 20 Gb of ram. ??

    All the reviews on related machines I've read suggest it has a 12GB max -- 4 on the soldered RAM and a max of 8 in the open slot.

    FWIW I dropped in a 256GB M.2 SSD and a 4GB stick of RAM, and installed Ubuntu 19.10 (which took maybe 15 minutes). Absolutely no issues with the SSD but the OS is showing 6GB total instead of 8GB like I expected -- I wonder if that is maybe due to different timings on the two sticks? I'll pick up a $30 4GB stick that matches the soldered RAM and test it out.

    Build quality is plastic and cheap (it was also a bit challenging to open up) and the display is dull, dull, dull. But the Ryzen 3 is faster than the Core i5-6200U machine it's replacing, the backlit keyboard is excellent, it feels lighter than 3lb, the fingerprint scanner works for login, and it boots in a few seconds. Definitely a great, great buy.

    Anyway, remember that Walmart has the 15" version of the same machine. Just went from $250 to $280 but still available and reportedly has an IPS screen. Also excellent reviews.

    https://bensbargains.com/bargain/asus-vivobook-15-f512da-ryzen-3-3200u-fhd-15-6-laptop-673665
    matthew
    Ben's cred: 320
    Posted 1:02am PST 11/17/2019
    Posted 1:02am PST 11/17/2019
    I can also confirm (as seen elsewhere) that the F412DA does indeed have a second drive slot -- however, there is no interface for it, so it's just empty space.
    uk21688
    Ben's cred: 1
    Posted 6:15pm PST 11/17/2019
    Posted 6:15pm PST 11/17/2019
    Horrible screen.
    matthew
    Ben's cred: 320
    Posted 9:38pm PST 11/20/2019
    Posted 9:38pm PST 11/20/2019
    A couple follow-up thoughts now that I've had a few days to play with the F412DA:

    - the "missing" RAM (in Ubuntu) is in fact not missing -- Ubuntu 19.10 is automatically giving 2GB to "Picasso" the integrated APU (aka GPU). Doesn't seem to be a way to modify that, but no worries I'm picking up an 8GB module of RAM for like $30.

    - lowered the gamma from 1.0 to 0.65 with xgamma, which significantly improved the contrast and reduced the washed out look of the screen. I mainly connect remotely to the machine but it's a lot better to look at now!

    - I sadly missed the $200 sale -- DARN! Oh well...in any case the 15" is still at Walmart for $250, which is a pretty good price. I was wrong though, no evidence that the 15" has an IPS screen.

    Very happy with the purchase. It's light, quiet and noticeably faster than the i5-6200U it replaced!