Asus VivoBook S15 M533IA-BQ034T
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S15 M533IA-BQ034T
Source: Ultrabook Review
This VivoBook S15 M533IA is an option to consider if you're after a mid-range all-purpose laptop for everyday use, school, and occasional heavier loads or casual gaming in the spare time. Asus nailed the design and construction, which are both excellent for this price-range, implemented good inputs, punchy speakers and a well-balanced system, the kind that performs snappily with daily use, runs quietly and efficiently. However, this is not the best implementation of the AMD Ryzen platform, and is only available with dim and washed-out screen at this time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; metal case; excellent display; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2020
VivoBooks are Asus’ line of mid-level ultrabooks, the more affordable alternative to their premium ZenBooks. Recently, Asus has introduced its latest VivoBook S15 M533IA-BQ034T. This VivoBook is an option to consider for those who would love a mid-range, all-purpose laptop for everyday use or school which supports occasional heavier loads or even casual gaming in the spare time. Overall, Asus has completely nailed the design and construction. Both are excellent for this price-range, with good implemented inputs, punchy speakers and a well-balanced system. This device is the kind that performs snappily with daily use, and still runs quietly and efficiently. In terms of its design, metal has been used for the entire construction, including the underbelly. While it is not a unibody design, it definitely looks and feels premium. The VivoBook is sturdy for a fraction of the cost of higher-end products. The device has also been equipped with small bezels and a spacious interior that is quite perfect for lap use. The interior space is just enough to accommodate a full-size keyboard and a decently sized clickpad.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the Vivobook S15 M533IA-BQ034T carries a fair selection of ports on the sides, including USB Type-A and Type-C ports and an HDMI-2.0 port which can drive an external 4K monitor. There is also a microSD card reader and a headphone jack on the left side. However, it is worth noting that the device can only be charged via a barrel-plug charger, as the USB Type-C port is only available for data transfer and does not in any way support video or charging. This could turn out to be a potential drawback for some users. Apart from that, there is also a webcam at the top of the laptop along with an integrated IR sensor within the clickpad.
In terms of its keyboard, the VivoBook gets a standard Asus keyboard with a full-sized main deck of keys and a slightly narrower NumPad section at the right. There is also an integrated Power button on the top-right corner with an always-on light in it. The keys travel 1.4 mm into the chassis and return rather shallow feedback. While it definitely makes them fast and quiet, they are not necessarily the most accurate. In addition, the keys are backlit with white LEDs, which provides good uniformity and bright intensity at the highest setting. As for the display, the laptop has a matte FHD 15-inch screen with sub 250-nits of brightness and washed-out colours. In terms of its processor, the VivoBook S15 M5331A has been equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U six-core processor with 8 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz RAM, a Samsung PM991 PCIe x4 SSD and AMD Radeon Vega 6 graphics. The processor manages day-to-day usage rather smoothly. As for the battery, it has a capacity of 50 Wh. Overall, it is a great laptop to be explored, depending on the user’s need and preference.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
AMD Vega 6: Integrated graphics adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 6 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock of up to 1,500 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R5 4500U: A laptop-grade hexa-core APU with Zen 2 cores running at 2.3 GHz to 4.0 GHz and a Vega series graphics adapter with 6 CUs clocked at up to 1,500 MHz. Thread-doubling SMT tech is not enabled in this CPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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).
82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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