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Asus Vivobook S15 S510 Series

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN-BQ121TProcessor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U, Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100U, Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U, Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, NVIDIA GeForce MX130, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 14 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.5kg, 1.6kg, 1.62kg, 1.7kg, 2kg
Price: 750, 950, 980, 1100, 1200 euro
Average Score: 78.17% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 42 reviews)
: - %, performance: 77%, features: 74%, display: 85%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 90%

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UANotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.62kg
Links: Asus homepage
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78.4% Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Super sleek for cheap. Imagine the XPS 15 9560 stripped down to ULV configuration levels at half the starting price and you get the new VivoBook S15 S510 series. While this sounds good on paper, chassis quality leaves a lot to be desired.
ASUS VivoBook S Quick Review: Affordable Done Right
Source: Unbox English
So that’s it! We’ve spoken with Jerry Shen, the CEO of ASUS earlier today and he assures us that they’ll try to stick with the quoted SRP when they bring the notebook over to the Philippines. We’re going to hold him to that promise – hopefully taxes and other expenses don’t mess with the pricing of ASUS too much for the VivoBook S.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2017
ASUS VivoBook S Quick Review: Affordable Done Right
Source: Unbox English
So that’s it! We’ve spoken with Jerry Shen, the CEO of ASUS earlier today and he assures us that they’ll try to stick with the quoted SRP when they bring the notebook over to the Philippines. We’re going to hold him to that promise – hopefully taxes and other expenses don’t mess with the pricing of ASUS too much for the VivoBook S.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2017

Foreign Reviews

Chi tiết Asus VivoBook S15 - laptop 500 USD sắp về Việt Nam
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; metal case; nice design; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2017
Chi tiết Asus VivoBook S15 - laptop 500 USD sắp về Việt Nam
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; metal case; nice design; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2017
Ревю на ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510/X510) – приличен лаптоп с мултимедийна насоченост от среден клас
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; light weight; high portability; nice ergonomy; decent display. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2018
Ревю на ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510/X510) – приличен лаптоп с мултимедийна насоченост от среден клас
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; light weight; high portability; nice ergonomy; decent display. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2018

 

Asus Vivobook S15 S510UQ-BQ182T

Specifications

Asus Vivobook S15 S510UQ-BQ182TNotebook: Asus Vivobook S15 S510UQ-BQ182T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 78.33% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ review – portable full-size laptop on a budget
Source: Ultrabook Review English
There's no other laptop with the size, looks and features of the VivoBook S15 S510 available for the same kind of money right now. This is a full-size notebook with a 15-inch screen and yet a compact footprint and weight of around 3.6 lbs, a notebook that offers a backlit keyboard, matte IPS screen, good IO, fast wireless and modern hardware for around $700-$800 for the best buy configurations. The downsides are the somewhat flimsy plastic main-chassis, the rather small 43 Wh battery and the mediocre webcam, but I reckon many will be able to look past these in the grand scheme of what this VivoBook is, that's why it gets a solid rating in this review and our recommendation. Read on for the whole story.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Asus VivoBook S15 review
Source: CNet English
The Asus VivoBook S15 makes a good coffee shop laptop for those who want a bigger screen. Just make sure to pick a table near an outlet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus VivoBook S
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus Vivobook S15 S510UQ-BR180T

Specifications

Asus Vivobook S15 S510UQ-BR180TNotebook: Asus Vivobook S15 S510UQ-BR180T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Đánh giá ASUS VivoBook S15 S510: máy 15" viền mỏng, có cảm biến vân tay, GPU rời, giá 14,9 triệu
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Nice design; good display; fast fingerprint sensor; decent hardware; good cooling system. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; mediocre connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/20/2017

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ165T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ165TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ165T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 72.75% - average

Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

ASUS S15 S510 Review: Fairly Powerful Notebook For Not Much Money
Source: Unbox English
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
ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510/X510) review – a decent solution in an already over-saturated mid-range multimedia segment
Source: Laptop Media English
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
75% Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ review: Attractive price and core spec, but battery life is a worry
Source: Zdnet.com English
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%
60% Review: ASUS VivoBook S15 S510UQ laptop
Source: V3.co.uk English
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%

Foreign Reviews

86% Recensione Asus VivoBook S15, anche i 15 pollici possono essere compatti
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Asus VivoBook S15
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Ревю на ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510UQ) – чудесен и достъпен мултимедиен ноутбук
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

 

Asus Vivobook S15 S510UQ-BQ189T

Specifications

Asus Vivobook S15 S510UQ-BQ189TNotebook: Asus Vivobook S15 S510UQ-BQ189T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 950 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 72.5% - average

Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

81.4% Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ (i5-7200U, 940MX) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The Unfinished. Asus' multimedia-office newcomer compels with its elegant design and a particularly light and compact case, but can hardly keep up in the gaming arena with its GeForce 940MX. Despite many good attributes, we cannot give a purchase recommendation to the device, which is not just due to the modest battery life.
70% Asus VivoBook S15 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ is not a perfect laptop. Its build could be better, the screen brighter and battery life longer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus VivoBook S15 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ is not a perfect laptop. Its build could be better, the screen brighter and battery life longer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

75% Asus VivoBook S15: Czy warto kupić? Test lekkiego i szybkiego laptopa
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Asus VivoBook S15: Czy warto kupić? Test lekkiego i szybkiego laptopa
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Review Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ – Ultrabook Terjangkau Layar Memukau
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive design; fast fingerprint sensor; nice performance; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2017
Review Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ – Ultrabook Terjangkau Layar Memukau
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive design; fast fingerprint sensor; nice performance; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2017

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA 90NB0FQ5-M07470

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA 90NB0FQ5-M07470Notebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA 90NB0FQ5-M07470
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Asus Vivobook S15 S510Ua – Спорный Вопрос
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; metal case; compact size; light weight; large screen; good price. Negative: Poor display; weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2017

 

Asus VivoBook S510UQ-BQ322T

Looking for something that fits your budget? You need it fast, reliable, with a good screen and it has to be light? Asus might have what you are looking for with the VivoBook S series. S stands for Slim in this series, so you can expect it to be light and compact. Sounds good right? Yes, the VivoBook S510UQ is a solid device for day to day usage. It also comes with a GeForce 940MX graphics card for your multimedia needs and you can play some games too. The ending of the model defines the used graphics card and processor. For example UQ is for 940MX while UN models have updated Kaby Lake-R processor and MX150 graphics card. Therefore the price range of VivoBook S510 models varies depending on the SKU. If you are not after playing any games and all you need is to take care of your office work, 7200U SKUs (like this model) will do the job for you. Okay, enough about the performance. What else? Device weighs a little bit more than 1.5 kg. This is fair for a 15.6-inch laptop and considering the price point, it is totally okay. Speaking of price, the S510 series starts from 500$ and goes up to 1100$ depending on the processor and graphics card being used. The VivoBook S510 series has some premium competition. Devices like the Dell XPS 15, the Samsung Notebook 9, the LG Gram 15, or the Asus Zenbook UX530. They are all one tick above the S510. But comparing their case, the Vivobook S510 provides something similar for a lot less. Since the laptop comes with a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM, you do not need to worry about performance. But, while playing games, base unit gets hot, it comes close to 40 celsius degrees, so playing games on the lap is not a possibility. While under load, fans spin fast and noise levels reach close to 45 dB, which is quite loud. If you are someone who plays games occasionally, this will not bother you that much. In the end, this device is not a real gaming machine, it is rather designed for office / multimedia usage. One of the main drawbacks of the device is its small battery. It only comes with a 42 Wh battery, which translates to a maximum 9 hours of usage with literally minimum activity like watching a movie and doing nothing else. The other thing is plastic used for the keyboard that affects your typing experience. I have already mentioned the fans. They can get noisy even in daily usage, which may be a problem for your liking. The Acer Aspire 5 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 520 provide similar configurations. But what matters at this point is the price tag. For a mid-range device like this you should not be spending more than 700-800$. But if you are more into looks and ergonomics of the device, you can go for more premium models like the Asus Zenbook UX530 or the Dell XPS 15. Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S510UQ-BQ322TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S510UQ-BQ322T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 79% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

Asus Vivobook S510U – test najnowszego przedstawiciela serii
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Stylish design; decent hardware; slim size; nice performance. Negative: Short battery life; uncomfortable keyboad; relatively high price
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2017
79% Asus VivoBook S510U İncelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 79%

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN, i7 8550U

The Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN is pretty laptop designed for ‘everyday’ users with 8th generation Core i processor. Its NanoEdge display ensures a small footprint. Does the slim profile have an impact on performance, thermal management, battery life, and performance?

Design and Connectivity

The Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN features a 15.6-inch display in 14-inch case. Thanks to its advanced three-sided NanoEdge display, the screen-to-body ratio is 86 % according to Asus. There are a couple of color variants, which are Icicle Gold, Gun Metal, Silver Blue, Star Grey, and Firmament Green. The laptop features a brushed metal look without the concentric circle design seen on earlier Asus laptops. With a weight of 1.7 kg it is lighter than many of its competitors. The display lid is made of aluminum and the base unit is made of plastic. www.digit.in complains that the laptop is susceptible to noticeable flex. For beebom.com Asus seems to have done a wonderful job in combining exquisite looks with near-perfect ergonomics, but the plastic build is sort of disappointing. In contrast to www.digit.in, they speak of a “very minimal flex”. geeksnipper.com reports that the laptop isn’t openable with one hand. You can easily take off the underside after removing 10 Philips head screws. Hence, it is easy to replace RAM modules (two RAM slots), HDD drive, and the M.2 SSD storage if required. The laptop comes with a total of four USB ports. Two of them are only USB 2.0 Type-A ports, the other two are USB-3.0 Type-C and USB-3.0 Type-A. External displays can be connected via HDMI. In addition, you will get a microSD card slot and a microphone/headphone jack combo. The laptop lacks an optical drive. It uses a proprietary power connector instead of USB-C charging. An Ethernet port or a USB adapter for it are not included. You can connect to networks via dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with advanced Wi-Fi Master technology. Bluetooth V4.2 is supported. A fingerprint scanner sits at the right-hand corner of the touchpad. It supports Windows Hello. According to www.digit.in it works as intended, is easy to setup and quite reliable.

Input Devices

According to www.digit.in the flex on the keyboard deck hampers the typing experience. Asus specifies a key travel of 1.4 mm key. www.gadgetsnow.com complains that the short key travel failed to give them a confident stroke. Due to the small footprint, Asus has omitted a numpad. The home, end, pg up and pg dn keys are in an extra column on the right of the keyboard. Hence, you might need some time getting used to the slightly altered layout. Hardik Singh from www.digit.in would have preferred full-sized left and right arrow keys. He says that the typing experience is average due to lack of consistent feedback between different keys. In contrast, the “typing on this keyboard is a breeze” for beebom.com. They only complain that there is no LED notification on the Caps Lock button. The keyboard’s a two-stage white backlighting can be helpful when typing in dim environments. The Elan touchpad has a plastic surface. www.digit.in reports that the swipes are not perfectly precise and all Windows-based gestures will require some practice. According to them the two integrated left and right click buttons work well, have a short click and offer an audible feedback. According to www.gadgetsnow.com the touchpad is spacious. Nevertheless they had enough area to rest their palms while typing and there were no accidental clicks from the touchpad while doing so. beebom.com thinks that the VivoBook is one of those laptops that features a touchpad as good as the Macbooks out there.

Display

Asus specifies that the Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN comes with a matte 15.6” LED-backlit Full HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and 178° wide-view technology. The ASUS Eye Care technology reduces blue-light by up to 30 %. Thanks to the IPS technology the viewing angles are good. www.digit.in measured a maximum brightness of 252 cd/m² at the center of the display, which is about average. They report that the brightness levels are pretty consistent throughout the display, but criticize that the colors are not suited for users requiring high color accuracy. In contrast, the reviewer from www.beebom.com writes, “It is one of the most color accurate displays I’ve ever tested, offering a 100% sRGB”. geeksnipper.com says that it is a 45% NTSC IPS panel and so, it is not great for content creation, but a nice display for productivity & lightweight gaming.

Hardware and Performance

The Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN features an 8th generation (Kaby Lake) Core i processor from Intel. Asus lists the following processor options on its homepage: Intel Core i7-8550U, Core i5-8250U, and Core i3-8130U. An Nvidia GeForce MX150 with 2 GB RAM is responsible for graphics rendering. The dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card based on the GP108 chip with the Pascal architecture is suitable for light gaming. Depending on the variant, the laptop comes with 4 GB up to 16 GB of 2,400 MHz DDR4 RAM. It uses a dual storage solution consisting of either a 512 GB, 256 GB, or 128 GB SATA SSD and either a 2 TB, 1 TB, or 500 GB HDD. www.digit.in have tested a model with Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, 16 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD by Toshiba. They report that the laptop achieved more than 60 fps in games like Dota 2 at full settings and easily averaged around 82 fps in older titles such as Bioshock Infinite. These results are in line with Notebookcheck’s benchmark results for this graphics card. www.gadgetsnow.com got 10218 and P4 397 scores in PC Mark and 3D Mark, respectively, from the i7 8550U variant. beebom.com has also tested the i7 variant with 16 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD and got a constant 110 FPS on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and a 42 FPS on an unoptimized game as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. geeksnipper.com had no issues with day to day usage for productivity. They say their test system (Core i7-8550U CPU, 16 GB RAM) felt snappy and responsive.

Temperature and System Noise

www.digit.in reports that their test model (Core i7-8550U CPU) stays comfortably cool on low to medium loads, but the temperature on the base of the machine rises to near 50-degree Celsius beyond that. They complain, “While the heat is mainly concentrated on the top portion and the base of the unit, one can feel the heat between keys on top rows”. www.gadgetsnow.com praises that Asus’ IceCool technology keeps the average palm rest temperatures under 35-degrees. beebom.com never faced any thermal issues.

Sound

According to www.digit.in the two bottom firing speakers are not extremely loud and distortion in some mid and bass heavy tracks is audible beyond 75 % volume. www.gadgetsnow.com finds the stereo audio quality impressive, as Asus’ SonicMaster audio technology filters noise and delivers clear audio with deeper bass. In contrast, beebom.com thinks that not only the placement of the speakers at the bottom of the laptop is bad, but the sound is mediocre at best. geeksnipper.com summarizes, “The speakers are not as good as like something on the ROG GL553 but, they are better than many of the Ultrabook & 2-in-1 Laptop speakers that, I’ve heard recently”.

Battery Life

The Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN features a 42 Wh 3-cell lithium prismatic battery, which supports fast charging to 60 % in 49 minutes according to the Asus. According to www.digit.in, the battery life of 4-5 hours with light to medium use and brightness at 75 % is quite low in comparison to the 6-7 hours of their category average among mainstream laptops. In contrast, www.gadgetsnow.com praises the battery life and reports over 6 hours on regular use and 3-4 hours on heavy use. beebom.com managed to to push their test device to 6 hours with their average performance without putting the device on the battery saving mode. geeksnipper.com got around 6 hours with regular kind of stuff like web browsing, taking notes, watching videos etc.

Summary

The press praises the Asus S510UN for its good display and performance. While the battery life appears low and typing experience unsatisfying to www.digit.in, beebom.com only complains about audio quality. geeksnipper.com wished for a higher display brightness. Moreover, they did not like that the 480P webcam is unusable for video calls most of the time and the USB Type-C Port does not support Thunderbolt 3. As of July 2018, the Asus S510UN-BQD39T VivoBook S15 (Core i7, 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD) costs about 1,100 Euros on www.amazon.de. The S510UN-EH76 costs (same specification) about 890 US dollar on www.amazon.com. Alternatives include the Acer Nitro 5, the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4, the HP Envy x360 m6, and the Dell Inspiron 15 5000. www.digit.in suggest considering an entry-level gaming machine instead if performance is important for you. They recommend to also check out older models of the Dell Inspiron 7000 or the Lenovo Ideapad 520s series if performance is not your main priority. geeksnipper.com summarizes, “If you want a laptop mainly for regular productivity stuff & lightweight gaming, this is a really nice option”.

Sources

  • https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-S15-S530UN/Tech-Specs/
  • https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-MX150-Benchmark-and-Specs-of-the-GT-1030-for-Laptops.223530.0.html
  • https://www.digit.in/laptops/vivobook-s15-review-68174.html
  • https://www.gadgetsnow.com/reviews/asus-vivobook-s15-review-elegant-looks-beastly-performance/articleshow/61061616.cms https://beebom.com/asus-vivobook-s15-s510un-review/
  • https://geeksnipper.com/asus-vivobook-s510-vivobook-s15-review/8598/
Press Review by Martina Osztovits

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN, i7 8550UNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN, i7 8550U
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 70.5% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

61% Asus VivoBook S15 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus Vivobook S15 seems like a half-hearted attempt at making a mainstream laptop that is thin and light and packs-in the latest hardware. While it offers impressive specifications it does disappoint on a few (but critical) basics.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 61%
80% Asus VivoBook S15 review: Elegant looks, beastly performance
Source: Gadget Show English
All-in-all, VivoBook S15 for us has might just be a new benchmark in the 'everyday use' laptop category with some of the newest set of specs, pleasing design, and an aggressive price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus Vivobook S15 S510UA-BR409T

Specifications

Asus Vivobook S15 S510UA-BR409TNotebook: Asus Vivobook S15 S510UA-BR409T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 86% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

84% Asus VivoBook S15 review – Laptop with slim bezel NanoEdge Display
Source: Gogi.in English
The Asus VivoBook S15 is very good option for those on the move, this laptop is slim, compact and light weight. Plus the screen quality and battery life is an added advantage. The pricing is also pretty good starts from Rs. 60K for the Intel Core i5 processor. The Intel Core i7 8th Gen version with 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD is priced at Rs. 81,990.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%

Foreign Reviews

88% ▷[Análisis] ASUS Vivo Book S510UA-BR409T, un ultrabook de 10 en oferta limitada
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
Ultraportátil 15,6": Asus Vivobook S15 S510UA-BR409T
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good price; light weight; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2017
Test: Asus VivoBook S15 S510U - domácí multimediální notebook, občasné hraní, líbivé šasi
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Nice cooling system; decent hardware; good performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2018
Đánh giá Asus Vivo Book S15: Lựa chọn laptop đẹp, hiệu năng tốt ở phân khúc trung cấp
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; nice performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2019

 

Asus VivoBook S510UQ-BQ323T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S510UQ-BQ323TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S510UQ-BQ323T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus VivoBook S15 - kompaktowa piętnastka z aspiracjami
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ178T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ178TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ178T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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Review: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ
Source: Hexus English
On the face of it, the Asus VivoBook S15 has the makings of a solid mid-range laptop. For anyone upgrading from an older machine, the attractions include a 15.6in IPS display with slim bezels and wide viewing angles, a 7th Gen Intel Core processor, SSD storage, USB Type-C, and a form factor that is thin, light and easy on the eye.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2018

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ702T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ702TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ702T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 980 euro
Links: Asus homepage
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ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510UQ) review – a great multimedia solution that you can actually afford
Source: Laptop Media English
In reality, the VivoBook S 15 really is a stepping stone to the VivoBook Pro 15 and does things a bit better than its cheaper sibling, the VivoBook F510. So if you are torn between the VivoBook Pro 15 and the F510, take a moment and consider this option as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2018

Foreign Reviews

Trải nghiệm nhanh Asus VivoBook S15: đẹp, sắc màu, hiệu năng ổn
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice performance; good hardware; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2019

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN-BQ256T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN-BQ256TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN-BQ256T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

100% Asus VivoBook S510UN-BQ256T - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA-BR215T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA-BR215TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA-BR215T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Foreign Reviews

[Análisis] Asus VivoBook S510UA-BR215T un Equipo Excepcional en Todos los sentidos
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA-BR249T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA-BR249TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA-BR249T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 78% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

78% [Análisis] Asus Vivo Book S510UA-BR249T, un clon del MacBook a precio reducido
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UF-BR452T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UF-BR452TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UF-BR452T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 92% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

92% ▷[Análisis] ASUS VivoBook S15 S510UF-BR452T, Opiniones y Review de un potente y elegante ultrabook
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%

 

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN-BQ121T

This laptop, I wanted to buy so bad, but I was not sure about it, because I wanted to use it for gaming. Now, it is not a gaming laptop of course, but with MX150 GPU you can use it for lightweight gaming such as LoL, CS:GO and other non demanding games. Why did I change my mind? I talked to a friend who bought it already and he told me about some fan issues and the problem with the plastic case that wore of a bit after a while. I ended up buying a Zenbook Pro, soon after I realized they share some similar issues, which is fans. Now, fans may or may not be an issue for you. The problem with them is, when you put powerful hardware in a small case, they get triggered a lot. A constant fan noise is not something you want to have. But unfortunately this is what happens most of the time. Of course if you use headphones that problem goes away, but that is the general problem with small cases. Weighing only 1.5 kg is a great achievement for a 15.6 inch laptop. Asus does a good job here. Besides the form factor, I think this laptop is a good powerhouse too. In my opinion, the only missing piece is 16 GB of RAM. There is another SKU comes with that, but of course for a higher price. 8 GB of RAM are already enough for most of the users, it is just to make sure you have everything. The reason why I wanted to buy this laptop is, as I said, for light gaming and having something powerful enough to do my daily stuff. With that I mean actually everything. 256 GB SSD, 8 GB of RAM, MX150 GPU, 8th generation i7 8550U CPU in a laptop that only weighs 1.5 kg. It is a great package. What is the bad part? Connectivity. 2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3 is all you get. USB 3 is something that you can live with, but why USB 2.0, Asus, just why? Other than that, maybe the keyboard layout could be a problem for some. Combination of FN keys can be sometimes complicated and makes it hard to operate the laptop with just one hand. But I think this is something that again most people can live with. Overall, I think the Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN-BQ121T is a good laptop if not great. I can suggest it with all my heart. But if you are searching for something cheaper, you can go for Acer Aspire 5 series. Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Specifications

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN-BQ121TNotebook: Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN-BQ121T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus VivoBook S15 S510UN-BQ121T Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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.

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

NVIDIA 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.

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.

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

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:

i5-7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.

i7-7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.

i3-7100U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.4 GHz (no Turbo Boost), HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.

Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

i5-8550U: 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.

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.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

2 kg:

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


78.17%: 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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