Asus VivoBook S15 S530UF-BQ819T
Reviews for the Asus VivoBook S15 S530UF-BQ819T
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
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
Source: Unbox Archive.org version
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
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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
Model: 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
NVIDIA GeForce MX130: Mid-range graphics card for mobiles based on the Maxwell architecture. Renamed GeForce 940MX.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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. » 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.