In addition to the new Rog Strix or the Zenbook Pro with its curious ScreenPad , Computex was also the opportunity for Asus to present its new versions of VivoBook S14 S4 and S15 S530, now rich in color.
Seeking to “embody youth,” Asus has redesigned the design of its VivoBook S14 and S15 with a “color-block” look. Declined in Imperial Green, Star Gray, Pearl Gray, Charcoal Gray and Frosted Gold in textured or brushed finishes according to the designs, the ultrabook strives to stand out from the crowd. On the other hand, the hull is always composed mainly of plastic.
In addition, the new VivoBook S shares two design elements with the high-end ZenBook S: the ErgoLift hinge and the NanoEdge display. The first will incline the base up to 3.5 degrees after opening the lid to maximize the comfort of typing and contribute to better air circulation below the chassis. The second will allow the screen to occupy 86% of the chassis space to slide a 15-inch slab in a 14-inch body (and 14 “in a 13”, 84%) while promoting immersion .
The dimensions are identical to those of the predecessors with for the 15 inch 361.4 x 243.5 x 18 mm and 1.8 kg on the scale and for the 14 inch 323.4 x 225.5 x 18 mm for 1.4 kg .
The architecture continues in the same vein as the old VivoBook S15 and S14 but does not demerit. We have 8-generation Kaby Lake Refresh low-power processors i3-8130U, i5-8250U or i7-8550U , up to 16GB DDR4 RAM at 2400MHz and hybrid storage with 2TB hard drive and 512GB SSD for the best-equipped configuration. A dedicated graphics card is available as an option, the GeForce MX130 or MX150 and a NanoEdge Full HD screen (1920 x 1080 px) on both diagonals. An HD option (1366 x 768 px) is also available on the 15 inch for tight budgets.
In chapter connectivity, Asus always slides two USB 2.0 ports completed with a USB 3.0 Gen1 and a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1 . There is also an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and a combo headphone jack and an HD camera with microphone. Connectivity is ensured by Wifi AC (2×2) and Bluetooth 4.2 modules. Also count on a fingerprint reader compatible with Windows Hello, a backlit keyboard (1.4 mm stroke) with numeric keypad (for the S15) and on a given autonomy for “a day” thanks to the lithium battery. prismatic 3 cells 42 Whrs which provides a charge completed to 60% in 49 minutes .
Like the majority of Asus products presented at Computex 2018, the release date and price of Asus VivoBook S530 and S430 are not specified. It would be a question of a release in the United States in July 2018 with a price set at $ 699 for a Full HD version, Core i5-8250U, 8GB of RAM and a SSD of 256 GB.