Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ165T
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ165T
ASUS’ new VivoBook S15 may not be as sexy looking as the Taiwanese company’s other notebooks, but it has power where it counts. A large screen, good performance and realistic price tag (Php 44995 for the Intel Core i5 version and Php 54995 for the Intel Core i7 version) plus discrete graphics make it a good choice for people looking for a notebook that covers the basics without ravaging their wallet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2017
Source: Laptop Media
Nonetheless, the price tag of the configuration with the 940MX poses a serious question whether or not it’s worth your hard-earned cash. The price difference between the ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580VD with the Core i5-7300HQ processor and the VivoBook S510UQ that we reviewed is negligible while the former has aluminum build, considerably more powerful hardware, more reliable cooling system and much better screen quality. Other 15-inch alternatives with similar hardware and displays are the Dell Inspiron 15 5567 (configurations with IPS), the more business-oriented Lenovo ThinkPad E570 and the Lenovo Ideapad 520 as a direct competitor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2017
Asus has equipped the VivoBook S15 S510UQ with a respectable platform in the shape of an 8GB Core i7 CPU and a discrete 2GB Nvidia GPU. However, the build quality could be more robust, there's notable keyboard flex, 256GB of storage might not be enough and the VGA webcam is disappointing. The biggest drawback is battery life, which may not support all-day working for demanding users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
You basically get what you pay for with the ASUS VivoBook S15. Which is to say, not an awful lot. If you're looking to invest in an everyday machine and like the odd game, it may be worth a look, however.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebook Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: CNet France FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high mobility; good price; nice display; comfortable touchpad; decent speakers. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; overheats while using; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2018
CommentNVIDIA 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. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » 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.» 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).
72.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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