Need a responsive ultrabook and easy to carry? Turn to the Asus VivoBook S530FA-EJ147T. This 15-inch ultrabook designed for the nomadic world calls for a balanced desktop configuration designed for the productive with the support of a new generation Core i7 quad-core and fast SSD storage. A matte screen with thin edges is also part of, placed on ErgoLift hinges, as well as a backlit keyboard, but note that its autonomy does not let it take advantage of its compact format to the end and that the TN slab of the screen limits the viewing angles.
Asus Vivobook S530FA-EJ147T Specs
|Slab||15.6 “Full HD LED (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake (1.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (SATA 3.0) 1 free 2.5-inch slot|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster|
|webcam||Yes, with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2)|
|Card reader||microSD / SDHC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 3 cells 42Whr|
|Autonomy announced||6 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||361 x 243 x 18|
|Weight||1.6 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus VivoBook S530FA-EJ147T
We have some doubts about the design of the Asus S530FA-EJ147T. If Grosbill and other merchants opt for gray / black visuals, others show it embellished with the “Gun Gray” design with a silver frame awakened by bright red borders. Anyway, we are dealing with a neat plastic chassis with brushed effects and a slim silhouette. In terms of dimensions, the ultrabook impresses the silhouette of a big 14 inches to slide its screen “NanoEdge” three fine edges. It is attached to the base via an “ErgoLift” hinge whose feature is to tilt the base up to 3.5 degrees after opening the lid to maximize the comfort of typing and to contribute to better air circulation below the chassis.
With 1.6 kg on the scale and 17.9 mm thickness, the ultrabook is designed for mobile use and includes a backlit keyboard to highlight the black keys when the ambient light comes down.
The screen plays a decisive role in the aesthetic rendering of the ultrabook and its refined contours (NanoEdge) will amplify the sensation of immersion. It has a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px) which provides a healthy display density for viewing in the best conditions of High Definition content. On the other hand, the IPS panel works to open the viewing angles and faithfully reproduce the colors while the matte treatment of the slab is a barrier to reflections related to use in high ambient light. A plus for comfort.
On the sides of the chassis, the composition of the connector is satisfactory even if the fingerprint reader does not seem integrated with this reference. There is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and three Type-A USB ports, two of which are still limited by the 2.0 standard. A USB Type-C is also part and recent modules Wifi AC and Bluetooth 5.0.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook S530FA-EJ147T
Let\’s talk about performance now. The latest-generation Whiskey Lake processor will propel the utrabook to versatile spheres. This is a low-power Quad Core i7-8565U perfectly able to support common use (Web browsing, Office processing, video) and show a good mastery of more demanding applications, requiring architecture multicore (video editing, Photoshop pushed, light Lightroom …). Opposite, the 8 GB RAM provides a fluid multitasking environment.
For its part, the storage entrusted to a dedicated 256 GB SSD (SATA3) is likely to cringe a few teeth. If this solution is preferred for its responsiveness and for the fluidity it offers Windows 10 as well as for its quiet, robust and energy-efficient, its capacity is relatively limited compared to the standard of the hard disk and can not accommodate all your toy library in addition to operating system / Recovery and programs. Note that a storage bay of 2.5 inches is logically free inside to install another SSD or hard drive.
Let\’s end with a notion of autonomy. The battery inside this Vivobook S530FA is not very important (42 Whr), which should not leave him more than 5 to 6 hours of autonomy in web browsing with active Wifi.