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Asus VivoBook S15 S530 Series

Asus VivoBook S15 S530FA-BQ287TProcessor: Intel Core i5 8265U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce MX130, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700, 800, 1149, 1200 euro
Average Score: 78.18% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 11 reviews)
: - %, performance: 80%, features: 46%, display: 86%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 90%

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S530UF-BQ819T

The Asus VivoBook S15 S530UF-BQ819T is a thin-and-light winner among laptops geared toward students. Thanks to its hinge design (Asus calls it "ErgoLift"), the keyboard deck of the Asus VivoBook S15 inclines at a 3.5-degree angle when the laptop is open. Asus says that by elevating the laptop off a surface in this way, the extra space underneath the deck allows for more airflow, which leads to more efficient thermal characteristics and quieter running. At 1,920 x 1,080 pixels native resolution, the Asus VivoBook S15's IPS panel is no sharper or duller than other laptops in the same range. While its native resolution is standard for the size and price, visuals do pop more on the VivoBook S15's display. The VivoBook S15's bezel is a mere 6.3 mm thick. And if users are planning on squeezing all of their friends onto the couch for movie night in the dorm, they can take solace in the fact that the IPS screen has wide enough viewing angles for everyone in the hall to enjoy. With the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U processors and NVIDIA GeForce MX130 at disposal, a user can do productive multitasking, multimedia editing, or casual gaming. The VivoBook S15 also features 8 GB DDR4 RAM and Intel Optane memory with 256 GB so apps load faster and multitasking feels smoother. This specification makes it a strong pick to handle everything from photo editing to video conversion. The VivoBook S15's bottom-mounted speakers are loud enough to fill a small room, if not much of a departure from the norm. Likewise, the VivoBook S15's integrated webcam does the job. It captures standard HD photos and videos at a resolution of 1,280 by 720 pixels. Video-conferencing sessions will be workable. The VivoBook S15's keys have 1.4 mm deep key travel and a pleasant amount of spacing between each key. It's a full-size layout, too, with a dedicated number pad to the right of the QWERTY layout. The VivoBook S15's touchpad, however, could use some work. Despite the perk of a working fingerprint scanner in its upper right-hand corner, the overall feel needs some tuning. Tapping menu items on the VivoBook S15's touchpad feels too light on the fingers while clicking down in the corners requires too much force. On the left are two USB 2.0 Type-A ports and, to their right, a microSD card slot. Asus opted for USB 2.0 instead of USB 3.0 on the left side, but on the right side is a more contemporary arrangement. Here users get a single USB Type-A port, an HDMI 1.4 output, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5 mm audio combo jack. The USB ports on this side are USB 3.1 Gen 1. Furthermore, the VivoBook S15 ships with Bluetooth 4.2, along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi. As a conclusion, the Asus VivoBook S15 S530UF-BQ819T laptop comes with thin bezels, lots of color options, and a unique hinge design that keeps it running cool and quiet. The Asus VivoBook S15 is a winner for students and casual buyers alike. It's a fairly average laptop for everyday use making it fine for a home office, relaxing with a movie or music or getting school work done. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S530UF-BQ819TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S530UF-BQ819T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX130 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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ASUS VivoBook S15 S530 review – one of the best 15-inch devices at this price
Source: Laptop Media English
ASUS has definitely produced a very good device in the face of VivoBook S15 S530. First of all – it is very well built and looks stylish and super low profile. Its light weight compares even with some smaller devices. We loved how the base is lifted up when you open the lid. It definitely provides some comfort when typing. However, the GeForce MX150 liked it even more than us, since it has more room for breathing this way.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2018
ASUS VivoBook S15 (S530) Hands On, Quick Review: Colorful and Millennial-Friendly
Source: Unbox English
Based on Villman’s listing, the VivoBook S15 will retail for Php 51,995. The said model comes with an i5-8250U processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD, and an MX150 GPU with 2GB GDDR4 RAM.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2018
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UA
Source: PC Mag English
A svelte laptop with thin bezels, lots of color options, and a unique hinge design that keeps it running cool and quiet, the Asus VivoBook S15 is a winner for students and casual buyers alike.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2018

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ353T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ353TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ353T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus VivoBook S15 S530 review (S530UA – i7-8750U, UHD 620) – compact 15-inch laptop on a budget
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Asus VivoBook S530 improves on last year's VivoBook S510 and should be one of the most popular notebooks in its class of compact and affordable all-round computers in 2018. Most of the improvements are aesthetic though, corroborated with a hardware update and a new and slightly more comfortable to use keyboard, but potential buyers would still have to live with the rather small battery life and dim IPS screen. Read on for the whole story.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S530UA-DB51-YLNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S530UA-DB51-YL
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Asus VivoBook S15 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus VivoBook S15's eye-catching design is backed by good performance and solid battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

RECENSIONE ASUS Vivobook S15, tanta autonomia e buone prestazioni
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; backlit keys; good cooling system; nice performance. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2018

 

Asus Vivobook S15 S530UA-BQ290T

Specifications

Asus Vivobook S15 S530UA-BQ290TNotebook: Asus Vivobook S15 S530UA-BQ290T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Đánh giá Asus Vivobook S15 S530UA: Laptop mỏng nhẹ phù hợp dân văn phòng
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; stylish design; thin frames; nice performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2018

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN-BQ097T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1149 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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82.7% Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN (i7, FHD, MX150) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The most important feature of the Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN is its green case color. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is a bad laptop. We tested this Asus laptop to uncover its strength and weaknesses.

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S530FN-BQ390T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S530FN-BQ390TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S530FN-BQ390T
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Foreign Reviews

VivoBook S530FN: Laptop gần như hoàn hảo ở tầm giá 18 triệu, khó có điểm nào không vừa ý
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; slim size; light weight; nice display; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2019
Ревю на ASUS VivoBook S15 S530 – един от най-добрите 15-инчови лаптопи в своята категория
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Nice display; fast system; decent hardware; slim size; light weight; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2018

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S530FA-BQ287T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S530FA-BQ287TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S530FA-BQ287T
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus VivoBook S15 (2019) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
But while there are a lot of things I like about the VivoBook S15 -- its sleek chassis, fast performance and decent speakers -- it has a fair number of shortcomings, including a dull display and middling battery life. Also, improved as it might be, the ScreenPad 2.0 hasn't convinced us that secondary screens are worth the trade-offs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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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).


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

NVIDIA GeForce MX130: Mid-range graphics card for mobiles based on the Maxwell architecture. Renamed GeForce 940MX.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.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 Kaby Lake Refresh:

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. 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 i5:

8265U: 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 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.8 kg:

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

1.8 kg:


78.18%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-11-16 (Update: 2019-11-16)