Do not trust its white back with colored reflections “Dreamy White”, the Asus Vivobook S533IA-BQ148T is a real powerful machine. This 15 inch hides under its thin and light case an AMD Renoir Ryzen 5 4500U Hexa Core processor coupled with 16 GB of RAM and a fast SSD storage of 512, a powerful package capable of responding to most users in the context in common use with a little creation and play. The ultrabook can also count on a borderless Full HD IPS screen, a backlit keyboard, full connectivity and a battery life of 7 hours. At this point, difficult to blame him, if not that the processor will not necessarily be exploited at its best in this small chassis.
Specifications for the Asus VivoBook S533IA-BQ148T
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS LED (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Renoir (2.3 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 6|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, microSD / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) Harman Kardon|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||9 hours / 3-cell 50Whr Li-ion|
|Dimensions (mm) / Weight||359 x 233 x 16 / 1.8 Kg|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus VivoBook S533IA-BQ148T
The VivoBook S533IA-BQ148T takes many of the lines of its predecessor (VivoBook S532) but Asus makes some very sensitive adjustments to the box while retaining the two-tone aesthetic. Moreover, on this model, the “Dreamy White” design offers a white back with reflections sometimes light blue sometimes pink / purple facing a more classic silver base. It is original while avoiding the too garish color. The all-metal chassis always reveals a sharp , angular silhouette, a visible bias, notably at the level of the refined ErgoLift hinge . Now crossed on the majority of Asus PCs, this hinge has the particularity of tilting the base up to 3.5 degrees following the opening of the cover in order to while contributing to better air circulation below the chassis.
The keyboard takes advantage of a backlighting system (white) to highlight the silver keys in the dark and we see that Asus has added a yellow outline and lettering to the Enter key.
Measurements are another point on which Asus has revamped its VivoBook. If its weight (1.8 kg) and its format do not change, its thickness of 1.6 cm loses 2 mm.
For its part, the screen benefits from an appreciable borderless frame for immersion, added to an IPS panel which opens the viewing angles. Perfect for movie buffs, the Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) provides a healthy display density to view High Definition content in the best conditions while the matt treatment of the screen acts as a barrier to reflections linked to a use in high ambient light. A plus for comfort.
On the sides of the chassis, the composition of the connectors is satisfactory even if two USB ports are still limited to the 2.0 standard. In addition, there is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and two other USB ports including a USB 3.2 and a USB 3.2 Type-C . For wireless connectivity, there is no Wifi AX but the previous version Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.1.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook S533IA-BQ148T
The Asus VivoBook S533IA-EJ039T contains an AMD Ryzen Renoir (2020) Ryzen 5 4500U Hexa Core low power processor coupled with 16 GB of RAM. This shows a significant increase in performance compared to the Ryzen 5 3500U (2019), thanks in particular to the number of cores which increases but also to the engraving used. Without going too far (the processor is recent), we can therefore say that we can obtain scores close to an Intel Core i7-1065G7 for comparison, with a little more gain on the creation programs exploiting the multi-architecture. hearts. In practice, this translates into full support for current use (web browsing, video playback, spreadsheet, etc.) with great ease on tasks that consume more resources such as video editing, export or occasional photo retouching. The RAM in good quantity will in turn ensure the greatest ease in multitasking.
Note for information that the Ryzen 5 4500U does not benefit from Hyper-Threading (6 cores, 6 threads), namely how it affects performance in practice.
The graphics part is entrusted to an AMD Radeon Vega 6 integrated into the CPU. Its capabilities are more than enough for everyday work and the tasks listed above and even allow some games from time to time on games that are not graphically demanding. Most will require making some concessions on screen definition and / or details.
For its part, the storage benefits from an M.2 NVMe PCIe 512 GB SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system. Compared to a standard mechanical hard drive, it is quieter, more robust and energy efficient and allows Windows to reach a remarkable level of fluidity with short loading times and execution without latencies. What is more, its capacity is not ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your toy library even if some may not find it sufficient. SSD is considered to be the norm now at this price level.
Question autonomy, the Vivobook S533IA is in the middle. Its battery offers a capacity of 50 Whr, which should give it a little more than 7 hours of autonomy in web browsing with active Wifi.