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Asus VivoBook S14 and S15 First Look

Asus has refreshed their VivoBook line up with the introduction of the VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15. These new laptops come with some noticeable improvements and we got a chance to explore the products at Computex 2019.

VivoBook S14 and S15 Specifications

You have processor choices between two CPUs. Both are from 8th Generation Intel chipsets:

  • Intel Core i7-8565U – 4-Cores clocked at 1.8GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
  • Intel Core i5-8265U – 4-cores clocked at 1.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.90GHz)

The Intel Core i7 is perfect for those who want to use this laptop for business and with the addition of the ScreenPad 2.0, these VivoBook models have become more attractive than ever.

You can choose between versions with the NVIDIA MX250 which is an overclocked version of MX150 and an Intel UHD 620 graphics. The MX250 will be able to handle light amount of gaming so if you’ll be gaming occasionally, the version with the MX250 will make more sense to you.

Asus has also given enough ports to handle your day to day usage. You get:

  • 1x USB Type-C Gen 2 port with speeds up to 10Gbps
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 1x USB 2.0 (2x USB 2.0 in S15)
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x Combo Audio Jack
  • 1x SD Card reader

These are some basic I/O options that one should have on their laptop but one more USB 3.0 Type-A port would have been a sweet addition to this line-up.

Difference between VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15

The main difference apart from the extra USB 2.0 port on the VivoBook S15 is the display size that these laptops carry. The VivoBook S14 has a full HD 14-inch display while the VivoBook S15 has the usual 15.6-inch display.

ScreenPad 2.0

Asus has revised their ScreenPad which first appeared on the ZenBook Pro last year. The new ScreenPad 2.0 has been added to the VivoBook line-up to increase productivity while working.

But this ScreenPad has a lot of other things in store, not only does it double up as a trackpad, it has a display that can literally show whatever you want on the ScreenPad 2.0. It can be used for media consumption as well as it comes with the functionality of acting as a remote for sites such as YouTube etc.

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