Computex 2019 | The colorful Asus VivoBook S14 and S15 get Intel Whiskey Lake, NVIDIA MX250, ScreenPad 2.0, and Wi-Fi 6 upgrades
The Asus VivoBook S series are known for their colorful paint jobs and this year's VivoBook S14 and S15 are no different. A total of five color choices — Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver, and Gun Metal are available in four SKUs. The VivoBook S14 series is comprised of the S431FL/FA and the S432FL/FA models while the VivoBook S15 includes the S531FL/FA and the S532FL/FA. Simply put, the FL versions come with a discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU while the S432 and S532 feature the ScreenPad 2.0 secondary display.
All VivoBook S14 and S15 variants offer a choice of the Intel Whiskey Lake Core i7-8565U or the Core i5-8265U processor and up to a 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD. All of them feature 14-inch or 15-inch FHD NanoEdge displays and ErgoLift keyboards. Connectivity and I/O for all the models are more or less the same — there is no Thunderbolt 3 but 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 are available along with IR cameras for Windows Hello and Harmon Kardon-certified speakers.
The S432 and S532 models sport an improved 5.65-inch 2160 x 1080 (FHD+) ScreenPad 2.0 that greatly enhances productivity. With ScreenPad 2.0, you can handwrite, switch to a virtual NumPad, or automate repetitive keyboard sequences. Asus is also inviting third-party developers to leverage the ScreenPad API to offer tailor-made experiences to users.
The VivoBook S14 431FL/FA features a 47Wh 2-cell battery while the rest of the models are powered by a 42Wh 3-cell battery. The laptops can be fast-charged from 0 to 69% in 49 minutes. Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.
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