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The new ASUS VivoBook S15 is an affordable notebook with discrete NVIDIA graphics

By Koh Wanzi - on 20 Aug 2019, 11:09am

The new ASUS VivoBook S15 is an affordable notebook with discrete NVIDIA graphics

Image Source: ASUS

ASUS has announced the local availability of its new VivoBook S15 (S531) laptop, which we first saw back at Computex. The new S15 notebook boasts a thin-bezel NanoEdge display that gives it more compact dimensions and a more immersive viewing experience. In addition, it has an ErgoLift hinge that elevates the keyboard and makes it more comfortable to type on, while also improving airflow at the bottom of the notebook. 

Here's an overview of its specifications:

  • 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel display
  • Intel Core i7-8565U processor (1.80GHz, 8MB L3 cache)
  • 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  • 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 42Wh battery
  • 357.2 x 230.3 x 18mm
  • 1.8kg

Image Source: ASUS

The biggest differences coming from the older S15 (S530) are probably the slimmer bezels and smaller footprint. The S15 (S531) also now comes in Moss Green and Transparent Silver, each with accents to complement and enhance its colour-blocking. For instance, the Moss Green colour is paired with accents that ASUS calls Energetic Orange, while Transparent Silver goes with Pure White. 

Elsewhere, you'll also get an IR camera that supports facial recognition via Windows Hello, which should make logging in to your PC a lot simpler. 

The selection of ports has remained unchanged, and you'll find one USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A, one USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C, two USB 2.0, and one HDMI output. There’s also a microSD card reader on board, but I’d have preferred to see a full-sized SD card reader.

ASUS is targeting the VivoBook S15 (S531) at the younger crowd, and the laptop will ship with #WowTheWorld stickers that they can use to decorate it. 

The VivoBook S15 (S531) is available to buy now at S$1,598

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