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Updated January 12, 2024·

For general use, both the ASUS Vivobook Go 12 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" are budget-friendly options with similar specifications. The ASUS has a smaller 11.6" screen which may compromise your viewing experience, but it is lighter, making it more portable if you're often on the move. On the other hand, the Lenovo has a larger 14" screen for more comfortable viewing, but this means the device is heavier. Both laptops run on the same processor and have the same amount of memory, so expect similar performance for everyday tasks. Neither is ideal for heavy 3D, machine learning or gaming due to their basic integrated graphics. If battery life is crucial, however, you may want to check which one lasts longer as their specifications do not reveal this detail. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook Go 12
  • Excellent portability
  • Very good battery life
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14"
  • The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" has no clear advantages over the ASUS Vivobook Go 12.

Key differences

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Software Development

5.7
Vivobook Go 12
IdeaPad 1 14"
6.3
3.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
4.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
5.3/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" is only fair for software development, while the ASUS Vivobook Go 12 is poor.

Screen Quality

5.1
Vivobook Go 12
IdeaPad 1 14"
5.3
11.6in
SIZE
14.0in
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
200.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
239.0 nits
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook Go 12 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Portability

Excellent
Vivobook Go 12
IdeaPad 1 14"
Very Good
11.6in
SIZE
14.0in
2.3 lbs
WEIGHT
3.0 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The ASUS Vivobook Go 12 has excellent portability, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" has very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

5.1
Vivobook Go 12
IdeaPad 1 14"
6.0
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" has only fair build quality, while the ASUS Vivobook Go 12 has poor build quality.

Cost

$197
Vivobook Go 12
IdeaPad 1 14"
$145
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The ASUS Vivobook Go 12 has a price of $197 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" costs $145.
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Key similarities

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General Use

5.6
Vivobook Go 12
IdeaPad 1 14"
6.1
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
200.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
239.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
9.0 Hours
5.3/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
9.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.3/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" to be only fair for general use, while the ASUS Vivobook Go 12 is poor.

Gaming and AI

5.6
Vivobook Go 12
IdeaPad 1 14"
5.7
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
10.0/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" and ASUS Vivobook Go 12 are both poor for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

5.3
Vivobook Go 12
IdeaPad 1 14"
5.6
3.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.3/10
4.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" and ASUS Vivobook Go 12 are both poor for engineering and design.

Content Creation

5.7
Vivobook Go 12
IdeaPad 1 14"
6.2
3.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
3.3/10
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
4.0 GB
RAM
4.0 GB
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" to be only fair for content creation, while the ASUS Vivobook Go 12 is poor.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Vivobook Go 12
IdeaPad 1 14"
9.0 Hours
The ASUS Vivobook Go 12 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" has 9 hours of battery life.

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How the ASUS Vivobook Go 12 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Vivobook Go 12Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14"
ASUS Vivobook Go 12Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14"

GENERAL

Price
$197
$145
Release Date
October 1, 2021January 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
11'' x 7.5'' x 0.67''12.9'' x 9.3'' x 0.7''
Weight
2.31 lbs3.09 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4020Intel Celeron N4020
Graphics
UHD Graphics 600 UHD Graphics 600
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
4 GB4 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours9 Hours
Battery Capacity
38 Wh32 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
11.6"14"
Display Technology
TNTN
Resolution
1366 x 7681366 x 768
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
200 nits239 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
5.1/106/10
Portability Score
9.3/108.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7/1010/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
5.3/106.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/106/10
Webcam
480p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Tom Brant | August 2021
"The IdeaPad 1 14 is a simple machine, but it’s well-designed and has nearly everything you’d expect from a no-nonsense laptop that allows you to check emails and get schoolwork or other light tasks done with relative ease. A "true" 128GB SSD (as opposed to an eMMC drive) and a roomy 14-inch full HD display are arguably the star attractions, with the comfortable keyboard and reasonably modern styling playing important backup roles."

Get a great deal on the ASUS Vivobook Go 12 or the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 14"

About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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