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Asus VivoBook S15 Series

Asus VivoBook S15 S532FA-BN012TProcessor: Intel Core i5 8265U, Intel Core i7 8565U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce MX130, NVIDIA GeForce MX150, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700, 800, 950, 1100, 1200 euro
Average Score: 80.65% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 11 reviews)
: - %, performance: 84%, features: 46%, display: 83%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 77%, 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%

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S530UA-DB51-YL

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%
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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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 S531FA, i7-8565U

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S531FA, i7-8565UNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S531FA, i7-8565U
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
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Asus công bố VivoBook S14 và S15: laptop nhiều màu sắc, màn hình phụ tiện lợi
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; decent hardware.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2019

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S532F

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S532FNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S532F
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 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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82.6% ScreenPad 2.0 Debut: Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Asus' second stab at a touchscreen-touchpad hybrid is head and shoulders above the first generation ScreenPad on last year's ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 in terms of usability and display quality. A few hurdles remain including the impact on battery life, grainy matte overlay, and poor viewing angles.
ASUS VIVOBOOK S15: Günstiges Notebook mit Display im Touchpad
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2019

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL-BN011T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL-BN011TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL-BN011T
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL review (2019 model – i5-8265U, MX250)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
There's good value in the VivoBook S15 S532 in the $800-$1000 segment of portable 15-inch notebooks, as a compact and light all-round laptop for everyday use and perhaps some occasional gaming. However, you'll have to accept the compromises in the screen quality and battery life, as well as make sure you understand this is not as competent at gaming as the larger-sized options in the same prince-range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S532FA-BN012T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S532FA-BN012TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S532FA-BN012T
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 950 euro
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ASUS VivoBook S15 S532 review – a ZenBook experience at a fraction of the price
Source: Laptop Mag English
ASUS VivoBook S15 S532 is a really, really decent device. We found it to be a good step up from its predecessor, as they haven’t changed anything significant from the VivoBook S15 S530 but instead improved and added features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2019

 

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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.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.» 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 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.  

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.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:


80.65%: 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.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus ZenBook 14 UX431FL-AN012T
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.5 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL-BN011T
GeForce MX250, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus Zenbook Pro 15 UX580GE-BO024
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.4 kg
Asus Vivobook X507UF-EJ171T
GeForce MX130, Kaby Lake Refresh 8130U, 15.6", 1.68 kg
Asus VivoBook 15 A512FL
GeForce MX250, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB118T
GeForce MX230, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.5 kg
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.5 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S532F
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FL, i7-8565U
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.26 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S531FA, i7-8565U
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook S14 S431FL, i7-8565U
GeForce MX250, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.4 kg
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT, i7-8565U
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.65 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX481
GeForce MX250, Core i7 9750H, 14", 1.8 kg
Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU-ES001T
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 15.6", 1.99 kg
Asus Vivobook R560UD-EJ362
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 15.6", 2 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-10-22 (Update: 2018-10-22)