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Asus VivoBook S13 Series

Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA-EY637T

Asus continues to charm the younger audience from the pool of millennials by releasing the VivoBook S13 which could potentially become the next sensational topic among youngsters nowadays. The Asus VivoBook S13 exudes a vibrant and youthful vibe, which is guaranteed to win the heart of many who value modern aesthetic above all else. The VivoBook S13 is the first laptop under the umbrella of the Asus brand to feature a frameless four-sided NanoEdge display. The ultrathin bezels, which measure up to only 4.3 millimeters, gives way to an almost frameless frontal FHD display. With a 13.3-inch wide-sized screen proportioning up to a screen-to-body ratio of 89 percent, the VivoBook S13 takes it to the next level by introducing some essential visual performance technology to complement its exemplary overall design. The Asus Splendid technology brings to the table a total of four custom presets for the best visual optimization to choose from. Ranging from Vivid Mode, which brings more colorful highlights into life, to the Eye Care mode, which reduces blue-light levels up to 30 percent for prolonged viewing, users need not fumble over color settings and could just select from one of these presets in accordance to their liking. Not only that, the Asus Tru2Life Video technology strives to deliver the best motion pictures experience through calculated optimization. Contrast level is said to be increased up to 150 percent. Spectators are bound to notice the miniscule details in films which they may or may not have noticed before.

Coming across the subject of physical design, it is undeniable that the Asus VivoBook S13 sports one of the most stylish looks out there. The Asus VivoBook S13 wears an immaculate and chic aluminum construction, which can be further lustrated into three different colors. The classic Transparent Silver hue is the default go-to option for an imminent professional look. The sensuous and feminine Rose Gold embodies the pinnacle of high-born socialite at its finest. However, the Icicle Gold takes the cake for branding itself as one of the most unique shades to be seen on a laptop. The Icicle Gold color on the Asus VivoBook S13 adds a luxurious and premium touch to the laptop’s overall design without commanding too much attention to itself as it relies more upon the rich subtlety it delivers. Speaking of subtlety, the Asus VivoBook S13 has a unique feature dubbed as the ErgoLift. The ErgoLift borrows its inspiration from a distinct ergonomic design meant to uplift comfort. This engineered mechanism adds a 2.5-degree keyboard tilt whenever the laptop is fully opened. This slight tilt lays the keyboard out for a more comfortable typing position. Not only that, the small space created under the laptop by this ErgoLift mechanism facilitates airflow for improved cooling.

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Processor: Intel Core i3 i3-8145U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.2kg, 1.224kg
Price: 550, 700, 1000 euro
Average Score: 85.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: 71%, features: 43%, display: 85%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 95%

 

Asus VivoBook S13 S330UN

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S13 S330UNNotebook: Asus VivoBook S13 S330UN
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

Обзор ASUS VivoBook S13 S330. Самый компактный 13-дюймовый ноутбук
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; stylish design; nice display; decent hardware; good performance; rich set of ports; comfortable keyboard; high autonomy; fast fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2018

 

Asus VivoBook S13 X330UN

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S13 X330UNNotebook: Asus VivoBook S13 X330UN
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 550 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 88% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

88% Đánh giá ASUS VivoBook S13: Nhỏ nhắn, xinh xắn phù hợp với giới trẻ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%

 

Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA-EY034T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA-EY034TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA-EY034T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.224kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

85% Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA (i7, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
There are countless compact 13.3-inch laptops on the market. This should come as no surprise, since laptops such as the Dell XPS 13 are ideal companions for day-to-day life. With the Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA, we are testing a new model from Asus that is slightly cheaper than the popular XPS 13 from Dell.

Foreign Reviews

85% VivoBook S13 im Test: Asus zeigt die Schokoladenseite
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% VivoBook S13 im Test: Asus zeigt die Schokoladenseite
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Asus VivoBook S13 S330FA-EY044T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S13 S330FA-EY044TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S13 S330FA-EY044T
Processor: Intel Core i3 i3-8145U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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ASUS VivoBook S13 S330 review – looks good but feels cheap
Source: Laptop Media English
From heels to the top, this device feels like it is on the budget side of laptops spectrum. This is not necessarily a bad thing, since this brings the joy of having a laptop for coffee shops, and at the same time having some spare change to buy a coffee. Let’s do the simple math here – if you opt for the VivoBook S13 S330 instead of the ZenBook 13 UX333 (for example), you end up having around $200 more. If an average latte costs around 4 bucks, there you go – you will have enough money for 50 coffees. Anyhow, there are some well-priced products in this category – the Acer Swift 3 (SF314-56) and the not-so-fancy-looking HP ProBook 440 G6.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2019

 

Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA-EY637T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA-EY637TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA-EY637T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Pricecompare

 

Foreign Reviews

Обзор 13-дюймового ноутбука Asus VivoBook S13 S330UA
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Attractive price; long battery life; nice speakers; excellent display; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2019

 

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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).


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.

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

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

i5-8250U: 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.

i3-8130U: On the Kaby-Lake architecture based dual core SoC clocked at 2.2 to 3.4 GHz with HyperThreading (4 Threads) and an integrated UHD Graphics 620 graphics card clocked at up to 1 GHz.

i5-8550U: 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.

Intel Core i3:

i3-8145U: Whiskey Lake based low power dual-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The two cores are clocked between 2.1 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg:

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

1.224 kg:


85.75%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-04-26 (Update: 2019-04-26)