With beautiful design and stable performance, Asus Vivobook S15 is priced at 699 USD (about 16.3 million VND) will be an interesting option in the mid-range segment.
Inspired by the ZenBook S series, the VivoBook S15 has Asus' ErgoLift hinge that adjusts the corner of the keyboard to provide a more comfortable and comfortable typing operation for users. Products are released with many color options.
Besides, with good performance and stable battery life, the VivoBook S15 has a good overall and is one of the best Asus laptops. The following review from Laptopmag will explain why the Asus VivoBook S15 is an interesting choice for users.
Compact metal design with outstanding color
With familiar aluminum material but has a unique color scheme compared to other products, VivoBook S15 possesses a beautiful and delicate design.
VivoBook S15 on the shelf with 5 color options including: Metallic Gray, Golden Border Gray, Gray Red, Blue Silver and Green. Perhaps the green version is the most prominent with the green outside while the edge of the machine is light turquoise.
Gray models that come with Gold and Red borders also bring their own uniqueness compared to the usual Gray version. With the VivoBook S15, users will have more options to own a laptop with the desired color gamut.
ErgoLift, also known as the advanced advanced hinges introduced for the first time on the ZenBook S, is also equipped for Asus VivoBook S15. This hinge will help the keyboard to create a small angle to the computer plane when opening the machine, providing a comfortable hand feel when typing. This design also contributes effectively to the heat dissipation of the machine.
The size of the VivoBook S15 is 14.2 x 9.6 x 0.7 inch in length and height, which is quite compact for a 15.6-inch notebook.
The left edge of the laptop is equipped with 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 microSD card slot and LED notification of battery status and battery charge.
On the right side of the device is a charging port, a USB 3.1 port, an HDMI port, a USB Type-C port and a jack that combines headphones and mic. Despite owning many ports, the VivoBook S15 does not have Thunderbolt 3 ports, perhaps in part to keep the product price at around VND 16 million.
Overall, in terms of design, Asus has combined sophistication with new and old elements to create a VivoBook S15 with a variety of color options towards the attention of more users.
The screen is not impressive
The VivoBook S15 has a 15.6-inch 1080p screen, which is very sharp and has high brightness but the display color is not perfect.
The effects in the videos when displayed on the VivoBook S15 screen are quite tedious, not rich, yet as authentic as other product lines.
In return for this disadvantage, the display screen of VivoBook S15 has a high brightness and works well under outdoor lighting conditions.
The keyboard and Touchpad provide comfort
Although there is a slight drawback, the button is slightly shallow, but the keyboard of the VivoBook S15 offers a comfortable typing experience thanks to the innovative key design and hinges. The position of the keys is reasonably arranged, wide in size except for some small keys on the top edge.
The ErgoLift hinge not only brings a unique design, but also a real assistant for the keyboard of the VivoBook S15. When opening the computer, the back of the keyboard will be created with a tilt of 3.5 degrees, a gentle slope just enough to create comfort for the wrist.
The VivoBook S15's touchpad is 4.1 x 2.8 inches, quite spacious and the gesture speed is also very quick. A fingerprint reader is placed in the touchpad to authenticate login faster and safer.
Clear sound quality
The VivoBook S15's loudspeaker has a relatively small volume, which can only be heard clearly in a medium-sized room. But the sound quality of the device is very good, the voice sounds very clear and the bass is warm.
Impressive performance but not transfer rate
By being equipped with Intel Core i5-8250U CPU combined with 8GB RAM, VivoBook S15 performed well in the test of loading 20 Google Chrome tabs at the same time. The computer has no slow, even jerks, even when playing 3 1080p 1080p videos and 2 Twitch full HD channels simultaneously. In other performance tests, the S15 did not disappoint.
However, the 256GB SSD of the VivoBook S15 does not make a good impression when performing the task of copying a mixed media file with a capacity of 4.97GB.
Stable graphics and good battery life
Equipped with Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU, VivoBook S15 can play games that are less graphics-demanding, with low to medium configuration requirements.
However, in the actual test, the VivoBook S15 outperformed its competitors in the same price range.
The battery life of Asus VivoBook S15 is not great, but it is also at a good level. In the battery test with continuous Wi-Fi web surfing at 150 nit screen brightness, S15 has an 8 hour 23 minute usage period.
Effective heat dissipation thanks to hinges
Again, we need to mention the great effect of the ErgoLift hinge. Thanks to the back of the laptop, the airflow can support the heat dissipation a lot better.
After playing YouTube videos about 15 minutes long, the center of the keyboard has a temperature of about 30 degrees Celsius, lower than the average threshold of 5 degrees C (35 degrees C). Meanwhile, the Touchpad has a temperature of about 28 degrees Celsius and a lower surface of 30 degrees Celsius.
Asus VivoBook S15 is one of the notebooks with quite colorful colors, light and delicate design. Moreover, the device has very good performance, clear external speaker sound.
Although in the price range of 16 million VND there will be many other tough opponents but Asus VivoBook S15 will still have its own highlights to bring attention and interest to users.
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