Asus may hop on the slim bezel trend with rumored VivoBook S15
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Since the launch of Dell’s XPS 13 in 2015, notebook manufacturers have been pushing slim bezels displays on their new devices. Asus may be continuing this trend if a device listed on a now-removed product page comes to fruition.
The Asus VivoBook S15 was briefly listed on Asus’ website, but the page has since been taken down. Thanks to the quick work of a lucky few who saw the product page, a cached page (located here) can give us a peak at the specifications of the device. Inside, the VivoBook packs a Kaby Lake Core i7 CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeFroce 940MX GPU. These components are becoming pretty commonplace for ultrabooks and thin-and-lights, but the defining feature of the VivoBook is its smaller footprint. The 1.7 kg notebook looks similar to the classic Macbook Air with a taper towards the front. In addition to the thin chassis is a 7.8 mm bezel around the display that Asus has dubbed “NanoEdge.” The thin bezel gives the display panel an 80% screen-to-body ration. While not stellar, Asus says this allows the 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display to fit into a “typical 14-inch laptop frame.”
Some other notable features include:
- Up to a 2 TB SATA HDD
- Up to 512 GB SSD (unknown if SATA or NVMe)
- 1x USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C
- 1x USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A
- 2x USB 2.0 ports
- 1x HDMI port
- 1x SD card slot
- Combo mic/audio jack
- Backlit keyboard with 1.4mm travel distance
- Fingerprint scanner with Windows Hello
With Computex starting next week, we may see more of the VivoBook S15 soon.
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