ASUS Vivobook Go 12

ASUS Vivobook Go 12

ASUS Vivobook Go 12

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Poor5.6/10
GAMING/AI: Poor5.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Poor5.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Poor5.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Poor5.7/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.3/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Poor5.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Poor5.4/10
SIZE: 11.6"

The ASUS Vivobook Go 12 is a budget-friendly laptop with basic specifications, such as a modest Intel Celeron processor and standard integrated graphics, suited for everyday tasks like browsing, office applications, and streaming media. It has 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM, which is sufficient for light use but may not handle more demanding software well. The machine boasts a modest battery life and is quite portable, weighing just over 2 pounds, making it easy to carry around. Its 11.6-inch display uses TN panel technology, which doesn't offer the best viewing angles or color accuracy, hence it is less ideal for tasks that require precise color work. It has a standard resolution screen that is not touch-capable. The laptop has a good selection of ports including USB-C, but it lacks high-speed Thunderbolt ports and may not charge via USB-C. It has a number keypad, but the keyboard is not backlit, and the laptop lacks both a fingerprint reader and facial recognition for security. Overall, this device is suitable for users who seek a highly portable laptop for basic tasks and casual use but not for intensive gaming, 3D rendering, or engineering work. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Good heat management
  • Low noise levels
  • Windows 11 Home included
  • Affordable price point
Cons
  • Limited performance power
  • Low screen resolution
  • Basic webcam quality
  • Underwhelming speaker sound

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.8
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$160
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
11'' x 7.5'' x 0.67''
Weight
2.31 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4020
Graphics
UHD Graphics 600
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
4 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours
Battery Capacity
38 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
11.6"
Display Technology
TN
Resolution
1366 x 768
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
200 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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5.1/10
Portability Score
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9.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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5.3/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
480p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
No
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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