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Asus may hop on the slim bezel trend with rumored VivoBook S15

Image: ASUS (cached)
Image: ASUS (cached)
The 7.8 mm bezel allows a 15.6-inch display to fit in the body of a typical 14" notebook, according to Asus.

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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Sam Medley, 2017-05-23 (Update: 2017-05-23)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.