Multimedia without dedicated GPU: Asus VivoBook S15 delivers great graphics performance
It goes without saying that a laptop for media editing must be able to handle video rendering and 3D applications well. Moreover, it should have the ability to showcase high-quality photos and video recordings in all their glory on an appropriate screen.
Featuring an OLED display, an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H and an integrated Radeon 680M, the Asus VivoBook S15 M3502RA fits the bill perfectly. Despite the lack of a dedicated graphics card, the VivoBook delivered benchmark results that are on par with an Intel Arc A370M and, in some instances, even approaching the level of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050.
At the same time, Asus managed to keep the chassis slim and heat output at a moderate level. Based on our measurements, the laptop also has superb battery life for web browsing and video decoding.
Limited only in terms of hardware
To hit a relatively low price point despite the good processor and OLED display, Asus had to cut costs in other areas. For instance, port selection is limited to the bare essentials. You won't find any dock connectors, Thunderbolt or even USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 – which is something you should at least be able to expect on a higher-end device.
Furthermore, the OLED display only supports up to 60Hz and Full HD, and the chassis design looks rather plain.
But this of course doesn't affect the snappy performance of the CPU and GPU as well as the OLED panel's colour accuracy and high contrast.
Read our Asus VivoBook S15 review to find out how well the laptop performs in current games and to see much more measurements, benchmarks and comparisons.