Bought a VivoBook 14 earlier this week (F412DA-WS33 to be specific) and for the most part, I really like it. I have a couple questions and observations, though
1: can anyone tell me why Asus decided to go with the partial-depth microSD slot? I prefer to keep a microSD installed, but not if it's going to stick out. If I'd known about this feature, I quite likely would have looked for something different, but it's not a big enough issue to return it over.
2: can I install a SSD alongside the M.2 drive? It looks like there's a spot for one, and I believe a connector on the motherboard next to it. A few minutes online and I found a company that offers what it says is, and looks like, a rubber mount for a SSD and a cable to connect it. Legit, or not? And if so, what's the maximum capacity SSD I can add?
3: looks like max RAM is 12 GB. Has anyone managed to add more than that? Additional note: crucial does not have a listing for F412DA, but does have one for X412DA.
4: back to storage, what's the largest M.2 drive this machine will accept? Can I install a 512 GB M.2? A 1 TB?
I timed boot after all updates, with nothing added or removed, and Win10 booted in 7.76 second. Manjaro Linux takes 22 seconds, but it's till quite fast enough. Anyone else have any issues with linux on this model machine?
Other than that, I like it and expect it's going to do what I want it to for the next couple years
Forgot to ask, will this machine charge over USB-C?