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The Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ comes with a Thunderbolt 4 port

Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ in review: Elegant all-rounder with equipment weaknesses
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ in review: Elegant all-rounder with equipment weaknesses
The VivoBook scores points with a Tiger Lake processor, 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode), a GeForce MX350 graphics core, and a Thunderbolt 4 port. This is complemented by good battery life. The display is not convincing, though.
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The Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ is an all-rounder in the 15.6-inch format. The configuration variant provided to us is currently available for about 1,266 Euros (~$1,545). In return, you get a Core i7-1165G7 processor with 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode; soldered) and a 1 TB NVMe SSD. On top of that, there's a GeForce MX350 graphics core in the laptop. This combination provides enough computing power for all common application scenarios.

In principle, the GeForce MX350 graphics core provides a higher level of computing power than the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU GPU that's integrated into the processor. However, the difference isn't too big. The MX350 scores particularly well in areas where it can utilize its dedicated GDDR5 graphics memory. If graphics performance is secondary, VivoBook models without a GeForce GPU could be a cheaper alternative for many prospective buyers.

If the GeForce GPU doesn't meet the requirements, it's possible to connect a stronger, external GPU in stationary use. The built-in USB Type-C port (Power Delivery, DisplayPort via USB-C) makes this possible since it supports Thunderbolt 4. The port also proves to be useful in mobile use: It can be used to power the laptop using a USB power adapter. The included proprietary Asus power adapter doesn't necessarily have to be used.

The display (Full HD, IPS) is no cause for enthusiasm. Its positive aspects include stable viewing angles, a matte surface, and decent color reproduction. But brightness, contrast, and color-space coverage are disappointing, on the other hand.

Further information and many benchmark results can be found in our review of the Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 832 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 464 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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