ASUS has launched Asus VivoBook S15 S531FL in Nepal. Nagmani International, the authorize distributor of ASUS products in Nepal, launched this new Laptop. Let’s jump in to the details of this book with specs, features and pricing.
Asus VivoBook S15 Overview
Design and Built
The body made of this VivoBook S15 is metallic with a palpable texture finish on top. This laptop is 1.8 cm thick which is about 0.7 inches. Its 14.06 inches wide whereas 9.06 inches depth. There’s a 5.2 mm bezel surrounding the display. It weighs about 1.8 kg which ideal to most laptop nowadays.
Asus VivoBook S15 features a LED Backlit 15.6” display with Full HD resolution. The display panel has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It has 16:9 aspect ratio having 88% screen-to-body ratio. It is designed with bezel surrounded display holding the camera for web calls.
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Keyboard and Touchpad
S15 features a full-size including dedicated numeric pad on right. Keyboard can be tilted by 3°, so that user can type in better position. Even the keyboard has backlit lights for the better typing experience in a dark area.
For the touchpad, Asus have used the Smart Pad 2.0 which means user can use the trackpad as a secondary screen as well. Others, it comes with Precision Touchpad technology, intelligent palm rejection and also up to four-finger smart gesture support.
Asus does offer VivoBook S15 with Intel 8th Gen processor, but we got to see 10th Gen Intel Core processor. It comes in Core i5 10210U and Core i7 10510U processors. Both processors feature 4 cores and 8 threads. However, Core i7 processor has high clock speed than compared to Core i5. Core i7 has 1.8 – 4.9 GHz whereas Core i5 has 1.6 – 4.2 GHz. Likewise, Core i7 processor has an 8MB cache which is better than 6MB cache on the i5 core processor.
The both variants comes in 8 GB of DDR4 RAM configuration. The i5 variant comes with only 512 GB of PCIe SSD storage / hard disk. But Core i7 comes with dual-storage of 1TB HDD + 256 GB PCIe SSD. Graphics for the VivoBook S15, entry-level NVIDIA GeForce MX250 is used.
Audio and Camera
The device comes with Harmon Kardon certified sound system. And ASUS Sonic Master stereo audio system comes with surround system with smart amplifier. It also supports Cortona voice-recognition though array microphone used.
The camera on the bezel supports Facial unlock for security measures.
Battery and Other Features
Getting in the battery segment, it packs a 3-cell 42 Watt-hour battery supporting 65W Fast Charge. The 65W power adapter is included in the box where you will not need to pay extra for those. The battery charge 0 to 60 % in just around 50 minutes.
Likewise, it is built with two USB 2.0 ports on the left side. And then on the other side, there is the DC-in port to charge the Laptop battery. Then there is and HDMI port with an USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 port followed by the USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1. On same side, there’s a 3.5mm audio jack port and a MicroSD card reader.
Availability and Price of Asus VivoBook S15
Asus VivoBook S15 is offered in five color options; Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Gun Metal, Transparent Silver and Moss Green. In Nepal, Punk Pink option is not available.
VivoBook S15 is available in Nepal at Rs. 1,16,477 and Rs. 1,36,364 for the i5 and i7 core processors respectively.
Full Specifications of Asus VivoBook S15
|Dimension||:||14.06 x 9.06 x 0.7 inches 1.8 kg (3.97 pounds)|
|Display||:||15.6 inches, FHD resolution 1920 × 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio 88% screen-to-body ratio|
|Processor||:||Intel Core i7-10510U (Up to 4.9GHz) Intel Core i5 – 10210U (Up to 4.2GHz)|
|RAM||:||8 GB DDR4 RAM @2400MHz|
|Keyboard||:||Full-size with Backlit, 1.4mm key travel|
|Storage||:||512GB PCIe SSD (Core i5 Model)|
1TB + 256GB PCIe SSD (Core i7 Model)
|Graphics||:||2 GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce MX 250 VRAM|
|Ports||:||2x USB 2.0, 1x DC-in, 1x Standard HDMI 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 1x Audio combo jack, 1 x MicroSD card reader|
|Battery||:||3-cell 42 Watt-hours, Li-prismatic battery|
|Power Adapter||:||65 Watts|