VivoBook S15 Review: Stylish new notebook by ASUS

13-11-2017 My Mobile

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ASUS, the Taiwanese electronics major, has unveiled its latest flagship mainstream notebook ‘Vivobook S15’ and the company has positioned it as everyday stylish, slim, ultra-portable and yet a powerful laptop for daily tasks.

ASUS VivoBook S15 sports a 15.6-inch laptop featuring a 17.9mm profile and weighing just 1.7 kg. The new VivoBook S Series pushes the boundaries to deliver levels of style and performance normally only found in higher-end laptops. It has a metallic Icicle Gold finish for a quality feel and features a NanoEdge display with a 7.8mm-slim bezel that provides a larger display area f o r more immersive viewing. This laptop is powered by up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and feature NVIDIA MX150 graphics.

Display: VivoBook features a Full HD (1920 x 1280) display with 178° wide-view technology for outstanding visuals, even when viewed from extreme positions. It’s the first laptop in its class to feature the slim-bezel NanoEdge display — the bezel is just 7.8 mm thin and gives VivoBook S15 an 80 percent screen-to-body ratio.

Design: The compact ASUS VivoBook S15 measures just 361 x 243.5 x 17.9mm and weighs 1.7 kg. It has an attractive Icicle Gold metallic finish for a premium look. For comfortable working in any lighting conditions, the notebook is equipped with an ergonomic backlit keyboard. An integrated fingerprint sensor offers extra security and allows easy one-touch, password-free login with Windows Hello.

Performance & multitasking: VivoBook S15 has dual storage drives, with a 1TB hard disk drive (HDD) to give users ample space to store music and media libraries, and a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) to reduce boot-up and app loading times. The reversible USB Type-C (USB-C) port makes it easier to connect devices, with USB 3.1 Gen 1 providing superfast data transfer speeds - making it possible to transfer a 2GB movie to a USB drive in seconds. For maximum convenience and compatibility, ASUS VivoBook S15 also features one USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, and Bluetooth 4.2. Its dual-band 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi provides up to 6X-faster data speeds over the previous 802.11n standard.

Battery:ASUS VivoBook S15 laptops feature a Lithium polymer battery that offers up to 8 hours battery life and a 3x longer lifespan than standard Lithium-ion cylinder batteries. The new ASUS Battery Health Charging Technology prolongs battery lifespan, decreases battery expansion rate and helps ensures the battery stays in a good condition. Fast-charge technology also charges the battery to 60 percent in just 49 minutes. Charge 3.0 and a Full HD display resolution.

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