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Review of ASUS VivoBook S15

Review of ASUS VivoBook S15

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Review of ASUS VivoBook S15

15 inch laptops are the perfect solution for almost any situation. It is convenient to carry in a backpack, but also comfortable to work or watch movies. Today I will tell you about the excellent representative of middle segment, ASUS VivoBook S15 S510.

Contents:

  1. Design
  2. Display
  3. Sound
  4. Hardware platform and performance
  5. The battery life
  6. Insights

Design

Housing VivoBook S15 is made of aluminum and plastic. Externally, it’s sort of a ZenBook, but with a more affordable price tag.

On top is a logo of ASUS. Cover has the signature “striped” texture. It looks pretty cool, but she though reluctantly, but collects your fingerprints. However, in this respect, the situation is much better than most of its competitors.

Текстура верхней крышки

Despite very compact size, the unit’s lid does not Flex, which can not but rejoice. To open the laptop with one hand is possible, but the upper part will have a little jiggle. The famous “Apple test” – 3 out of 5. Remarkably, on the notebook there is no sticker with the model name or list of characteristics. Finally.

On the lower panel there are rubber feet, so the laptop did not go on the table here and there. There are also two speakers that use a proprietary ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, but about the sound later.

Крышка

In General we can say that the ASUS VivoBook S15 is a compact and well-assembled device. Its thickness is just of 17.9 mm and a weight of just 1.6 kg. And this despite the fact that this laptop has a display with a diagonal of 15.6 inches. Other manufacturers such indicators of thickness and weight can be found only in models with displays a maximum of 14 inches.

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Keyboard here is a stripped down, without an additional digital block. The key travel is 1.4 mm. Such the keyboard is not the ideal solution for those who are gaining huge amounts of text. Although, it’s all a matter of habit.

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Touchpad is plastic, but with a special coating. Can not please a fingerprint scanner, which is located in the upper right corner of the touchpad.

Порты ноутбука

Speaking of connectors, there is everything you need: two USB 2.0 ports, a card reader for cards format SD, one USB 3.1 port, full HDMI and even trend 2017 – USB connector Type-C. Well, the port for charging the laptop too, where do without him.

Display

15.6-inch display placed in the dimensions of a full 14-inch device. This is made possible through the use of a very narrow part of the NanoEdge. Thanks to them, the display is 80% of the area of the cover. The viewing angles are great, for lovers of accurate indicators – 178 degrees.

Дисплей ASUS VivoBook S15

ASUS VivoBook S15 used IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The picture is sharp and bright. Also, the laptop uses proprietary technology from the manufacturer: Splendid and Eye Care, thanks to which the picture becomes more pleasing to the eye. Even after a long working or gaming sessions I have not experienced any discomfort.

Sound

As I said above, in this device there are two speakers with support of technology SonicMaster. What is this technology? It is a combination of hardware and software settings which is developed by company ASUS for loud and clean sound, which is possible in laptops this size. Specially designed codec allows accurate encoding and decoding of sound.

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And this technology really works and not just a marketing ploy. The sound is not only loud, but clean. At maximum volume, nothing rattles, does not turn into a mess. The quality and level of sound, even my desktop HP with Dolby Advanced Audio and next to no cost.

Hardware platform and performance

To me in hands got a model with a top performance. As the processor uses Intel Core i7 7500U, the amount of RAM is 16 GB, you can increase it to 32 GB. The graphics is NVIDIA ® GeForce ® 940MX with 2 GB of video memory standard GDDR5.

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As you know, take this device to the gaming segment, well, not. However, play is not the new toys you get. And for more less comfortable game in the news will have to turn the graphics settings to minimum. It all depends on the specific title.

Below are the results of synthetic tests:

If you like to store on the laptop tons of information, favorite music and movies, VivoBook S15 is definitely your choice. The thing is that in the configuration that was sent to me to test the SSD installed 512 GB and HDD to 2 TB. Not bad, huh?

The battery life

VivoBook S15 equipped with 3-cell battery, the capacity of which is 42 WH. This capacity is enough for 5 hours of continuous operation with an average load. But when running demanding applications or games, an operating time from one charge is very much reduced, up to one hour.

Can not but rejoice the fact that the laptop has support for fast-charging technology, it allows you to charge a notebook up to 60% in just 50 minutes. By the way, the charger for the laptop is pretty compact. But anyway, you need to understand that this is a laptop of an average price segment. That is why the battery life is almost no different from the closest competitors.

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Insights

The ASUS S15 S510 is designed for those who want a stylish and productive device where you can and work and games to play, though not the newest.

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The device easily works with such specialized programs as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere. Anyway, and 16 GB of RAM are doing their job. But don’t forget that it uses the Intel Core-i7 7500U, where the subscript “U” means that the chip with low power consumption. Moreover, the price tag for this model of laptop varies from $600 to $1200 (for maximum configuration).

But if you need a very efficient car, pay your attention to the ROG line of gaming laptops from ASUS. There is a top iron, with a price tag of $1500.

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