ASUS new VivoBook series looks to include some premium finish to its new laptop. The new Asus VivoBook S15 — it is a laptop designed with your wallet in mind. This 15.6-inch laptop starts at just $499, putting in the reach of budget-conscious consumers. Because 15-inch laptops are the popular size PC laptop sells for under $450, the VivoBook S15 is ideal for mainstream shoppers.
The laptop features a 15.6-inch display and Asus says has been designed for those constantly on the go. It comes with a 17.9mm thin profile and weighs just 1.5 kilograms. The laptop sports an Icicle Gold finish with a NanoEdge display.
The VivoBook S15 includes an aluminum lid and aluminum top deck. Asus feature a backlit keyboard for the low-light situations with an integrated fingerprint scanner that let user to login the device using Windows Hello. The company claims that the laptop can maintain the below 35-degree temperature even after hours of use with the help of ‘IceCool’ technology that uses smart fan control, heat pipes and internal layout for an efficient cooling system.
Under the hood, the VivoBook S15 is powered by Intel Core i7-7500U processor along with 16 gigabyte of RAM and Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU. The device packs a 2 terabyte mechanical hard drive with a 512 gigabyte SSD for faster storage access. Connectivity wise, it comes with a USB 3.1, HDMI port, Type-C port, two USB 2.0 ports, USB 3.1 port and an SD card reader slot.
VivoBook S15 Key specs
- Intel Core i7-7500U processor
- Up to 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD storage
- 1.5 kg
- 15.6-inch full-HD display
- $499 (£390 or AU$670 converted)
VivoBook S15 Price
It will go on sale with a $499 starting price, though no word yet on when it will be available.