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Computex 2019 | The colorful Asus VivoBook S14 and S15 get Intel Whiskey Lake, NVIDIA MX250, ScreenPad 2.0, and Wi-Fi 6 upgrades

The new Asus VivoBook S14 and S15 offer a colorful mobile computing experience. (Source: Asus)
The new Asus VivoBook S14 and S15 offer a colorful mobile computing experience. (Source: Asus)
Asus has announced refreshes to the VivoBook S series of ultrabooks at Computex 2019. The VivoBook S14 and S15 come in an assortment of five chassis colors and offer the option of Intel Whiskey Lake CPUs, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, and an updated ScreenPad 2.0 experience on the S432 and S532 models. All laptops also feature support for 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, ErgoLift keyboards, and fast charging.
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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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Asus VivoBook S14 S431FL and S431FA specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus VivoBook S14 S431FL and S431FA specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus VivoBook S14 S432FL and S432FA specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus VivoBook S14 S432FL and S432FA specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus VivoBook S15 S531FL and S531FA specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus VivoBook S15 S531FL and S531FA specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL and S532FA specs. (Source: Asus)
Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL and S532FA specs. (Source: Asus)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-05-27 (Update: 2019-05-27)