Asus VivoBook S15 S512FL-BQ279T
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Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S15 S512FL-BQ279T
The Asus VivoBook S15 S533FA is a beautiful mid-range laptop with a huge screen that offers decent value. Asus seeks to make one of its core features more accessible by putting it into more cheap devices. The ScreenPad on the Asus Vivobook S15 S532F makes it stand out in the premium laptop segment. It’s a vast improvement over the previous version. However, there are still flaws. It isn’t particularly noteworthy and isn’t required in any circumstances. Regardless, it’s pretty good. It has a futuristic vibe to it. This laptop does not include a ScreenPad. Thus it is not suitable for those who despise modern technology. Assume, however, that you like everything else about this laptop. In that scenario, the VivoBook S14 (S431), a smaller version of this device, lacks the ScreenPad, making it a compelling choice. Apart from that, we were underwhelmed by the lack of quick USB ports and the plain-looking display. On the other hand, the Asus Vivobook S15 S532F boasts a stylish design, valuable functions, and portability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2022
Source: Tweakers NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; metal case; thin frames; high security; high performance; attractive price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2019
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Colorful design; modern design; thin frames; impressive 3D cameras; high security.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2019
NVIDIA GeForce MX250: Successor of the MX150 and still based on the same Pascal GP108 chip (similar to the desktop GT 1030) but with higher clock speeds. Available in two versions, a normal 25 Watt version and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP and reduced performance. The 25 Watt version e.g. offers a 21% higher boost clock than the old MX150 leading to a 5% performance gain.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
i7-8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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