Notebookcheck

Asus VivoBook S Series

Asus VivoBook S512DA-BR608Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Intel Core i7 7500U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 3, Intel HD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 14 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.336kg, 1.6kg, 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 68.08% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
: - %, performance: 77%, features: 43%, display: 80%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 90%

 

Asus VivoBook S510UA-DB71

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S510UA-DB71Notebook: Asus VivoBook S510UA-DB71
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 65% - average

Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

70% Asus VivoBook S510U
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There are other portable mid-range laptops available at the same price, but the Asus VivoBook S510U serves up some good specs in an attractive and rugged metal chassis.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% ASUS VivoBook S15 S510UA review
Source: Toptenreviews English
It offers decent performance levels, but not so decent that we’d be happy to put up with the compromises made elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus VivoBook S510 review: Weak battery life hobbles this capable ultralight
Source: PC World English
The $799 VivoBook S510 looks enticing, given its 15-inch display, peppy productivity and solid selection of ports, all crammed into a sleek 3.7-pound shell. Unfortunately, the S510's weak battery life means you'll be searching for a power socket much sooner that you should be.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Asus VivoBook S510 review: Weak battery life hobbles this capable ultralight
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The $799 VivoBook S510 looks enticing, given its 15-inch display, peppy productivity and solid selection of ports, all crammed into a sleek 3.7-pound shell. Unfortunately, the S510's weak battery life means you'll be searching for a power socket much sooner that you should be.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2017
70% Asus VivoBook S510U review
Source: Techradar English
This Asus VivoBook S is an affordable laptop that doesn’t stand out from the crowd, yet still hits all the marks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus VivoBook S510
Source: PC Mag English
Asus' VivoBook S510 is both lightweight (3.7 pounds) and light on your wallet ($799). It doesn't blow away more costly desktop-replacement laptops, but it'll serve cash-strapped buyers well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus Vivobook S510UA review: It’s not fancy, but it’s fast
Source: It Pro English
The Asus Vivobook S510UA is a disappointing laptop that shows promise in some areas while falling completely flat in others. Performance is very strong and the quick-charge feature is a nice addition, but the poor-quality display, terrible battery life and lacklustre build quality all conspire to undermine it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus VivoBook S510U review
Source: Techradar English
This Asus VivoBook S is an affordable laptop that doesn’t stand out from the crowd, yet still hits all the marks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus VivoBook S510 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
At first glance, the Asus VivoBook S510 seems like a clear winner, thanks to its premium design, lightness of weight and sharp, colorful display. Unfortunately, this attractive laptop has several annoying problems that compromise the user experience, including short battery life, a laggy touchpad and one of the worst webcams we've ever tested.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Asus' new VivoBook S is a solid MacBook-alike for just $500
Source: CNet English
It will go on sale with a $499 starting price (roughly £390 or AU$670), though no word yet on when it will be available. And as my colleague Luke Lancaster points out, if Asus can make something that's pretty close to the MacBook for such a low price, it's probably a good deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2017

 

Asus VivoBook S410UQ-NH74

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S410UQ-NH74Notebook: Asus VivoBook S410UQ-NH74
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.336kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 VivoBook S410UQ-NH74 (Model)

Pricecompare

 

80.8% Asus VivoBook S14 S410UQ (i7-8550U, 940MX, Full HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The sum of its parts. Asus' good-looking VivoBook S14 comes with ample processing power thanks to the 8th-generation CPU and a dedicated - albeit low-end - graphics card, but the chassis quality is less praiseworthy.

 

Asus VivoBook S K510UN-BQ297T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S K510UN-BQ297TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S K510UN-BQ297T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus VivoBook S K510UN-BQ297T Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus VivoBook S512DA-BR608

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S512DA-BR608Notebook: Asus VivoBook S512DA-BR608
Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 3
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

 

Foreign Reviews

Asus VivoBook S512DA-BR608. Portátil 15,6" con AMD Ryzen 3 3200U y sin Windows (369 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; good price; decent processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/11/2019

 

Comment

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: Mid-range laptop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. Compared to the older 940M, the MX now also supports GDDR5 graphics memory and maybe slightly faster clock speeds.AMD Vega 3: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 3 CUs (= 192 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. AMD Ryzen 3:

3200U: Mobile Dual-Core APU using two Zen+ cores clocked at 2.6 to 3.5 GHz (with SMT, meaning 4 Threads) and a Vega graphics card with 3 CUs clocked at up to 1200 MHz.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.336 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.7 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


68.08%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Devices with the same GPU

HP 14-dk0014ns
Vega 3, Ryzen 3 3200U, 14", 1.5 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R4J1
Vega 3, Ryzen 3 3200U, 14", 1.5 kg
HP 14s-dk0001ax
Vega 3, Ryzen 3 3200U, 14", 1.47 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R80D
Vega 3, 300U, 14", 1.5 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV595
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14", 1.25 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S510QR-BR011T
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), Bristol Ridge FX-9800P, 15.6", 1.7 kg
Asus K543UA-GQ1657T
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Asus ZenBook Duo UX481FA-BM025R
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14", 1.5 kg
Asus VivoBook S14 S431FA-EB156T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.4 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S532FA-BN024T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S530FA-BQ287T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM053
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 3500U, 14", 1.39 kg
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FA-AB021T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.9", 1.1 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV257
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 14", 1.25 kg
Asus R540MA-GQ757
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake N4000, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Asus K543UA-GQ2534
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7020U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Asus ExpertBook P5440FA, i7-8565U
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.23 kg
Asus VivoBook S14 S432FA-EB008T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.4 kg
Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR097
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 3500U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
Asus VivoBook 15 F512DA-EJ109T
Vega 10, Ryzen 7 3700U, 15.6", 1.75 kg
Asus ExpertBook P5440FA, i5-8265U
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.23 kg
Asus Chromebook C425TA-DH384
UHD Graphics 615, Core m3 8100Y, 14", 1.33 kg
Asus VivoBook 14 X403, i7-8565U
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.3 kg
Asus ZenBook 14 UM433DA-AM062T
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 3500U, 14", 1.39 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S512FA-BR066T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
Asus VivoBook S14 X412FA-EK314T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.5 kg
Current Prices
Asus VivoBook S K510UN-BQ297T
Asus VivoBook S K510UN-BQ297T
Asus VivoBook S510UA-DB71
Asus VivoBook S510UA-DB71
Asus VivoBook S510UA-DB71
Asus VivoBook S510UA-DB71
Asus VivoBook S510UA-DB71
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Asus > Asus VivoBook S Series
Stefan Hinum, 2017-07- 1 (Update: 2017-07- 1)