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VivoBook S Series impresses with style and performance

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ASUS VivoBook S14 / S15, the latest models in the VivoBook S series, are designed to appeal to a younger audience. The new generation of VivoBook S is available in 14-inch, and 15.6-inch sizes and four distinctive colors, each presenting a unique personal style. Created using 3D nano-printing technology to provide an ultra-smooth surface, the chassis of the VivoBook S is made of aluminum alloy that is finished in a diamond-cut design that emphasizes it’s refined, simple lines.

The Build

The new VivoBook S 14 and 15 series features an ultraportable design that doesn’t weigh you down. The profile of each model is less than 17 mm and the individual models weigh only 1.4 kg and 1.8 kg, respectively. The NanoEdge display on the new VivoBook S series pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with even narrower top and side display bezels. This results in up to an 88% screen-to-body ratio for unrivaled immersion in a much more compact package. The 178° wide‑view panel offers exceptional color reproduction to give users stunning visuals, even when sharing the screen with family, friends or colleagues.

Performance

VivoBook S14 / S15 are powered by up to 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U processors and NVIDIA® MX350 dedicated graphics for efficient multitasking on the go and feature an array of I/O ports to ensure compatibility with a wide range of peripherals.

VivoBook S14 / S15 also comes with the latest AMD Ryzen mobile 4000 U-series CPU processors — one of the most powerful mobile processors from AMD available on the market today. The CPU also integrates the latest AMD Radeon™ graphics. Compared to the previous generation of Radeon graphics, the new generation can provide up to an amazing 59% upgrade of per-unit computation power.

VivoBook S series features up to a 1 TB PCIe SSD for faster and reliable storage. The series comes with 8 or 16 GB of RAM with up to 3200Mhz speed, depending on the variant. VivoBook S14 / S15 also features superfast Intel® WiFi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0 and integrated fingerprint sensor for password‑free secured login.

Other Key Features

The audio system of the new VivoBook S series has been certified by audio specialists Harman Kardon that ensures the louder volume, richer bass and enhanced surround effects compared to other similar-sized laptops. Despite its compact form factor, the new VivoBook S series features a comfortable, full-sized backlit keyboard with keys that have an almost 19 mm wide pitch. This is the same as a desktop PC keyboard and contributes to typing comfort and accuracy. A comprehensive set of I/O ports ensures that VivoBook S14 / S15 are compatible with most peripherals. Each VivoBook features a USB-C port that can support fast charging, display connectivity and data transfers. Each also features a full-sized HDMI 2.0 that supports 4K video output, a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A port and a 3.5 mm combo audio jack.

VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15 feature a high-quality battery to keep you going for longer, providing nearly 15 hours of battery life on a single charge, including fast charging. It also features integrated ASUS Battery Health Charging technology that’s designed to reduce battery expansion during charging to help ensure that the battery stays in good condition, so it lasts longer.

Verdict

The VivoBook S series is a laptop designed to provide a stylish and smart experience to a younger audience. And the price tag justifies that. If you’re looking for an affordable machine with the latest features and performance upgrades, the S series should be your go-to.