Asus VivoBook S14 and S15 With ScreenPad 2.0 and MX250 GPU at Computex 2019

Asus raises the bar at the Computex 2019 and renews the Vivobook series with the two notebooks S14 and S15, now more powerful, beautiful and functional thanks to the innovations inherited from the most prestigious Zenbook family. So the design changes, now even more aggressive given the presence of the second display instead of the classic touchpad, even on the new Vivobook debuts the ScreenPad 2.0 version and the thickness of the frames seem reduced the overall dimensions.

To give an even more graceful appearance comes then the ErgoLift hinge, capable of raising and tilting the keyboard a few degrees (3.5° max) and thus facilitating the writing on the display explained. But the tweaks are not only aesthetic, even in this family, we see the presence of the latest generation Wi-Fi 802.11ax and the dedicated Nvidia MX250 graphics card.

The icing on the cake is the presence of the infrared camera for the login through the face and Windows Hello, usually well-maintained audio compartment by Harman Kardon for a listening experience that seems immediately above average.

Asus Vivobook S14 S431/S432

S14 is the smaller of the two with a 14-inch Full HD NanoEdge display in the classic 16:9 format and an 86% screen-to-body ratio. The finishes are interesting, the palm rests should be made of aluminum and the build quality seems more than excellent, the weight does not go beyond 1.4 kg.

Asus Vivobook S14 which boasts a design that is more in step with the times and up-to-date hardware, so much so that Asus has also thought of it for a more demanding public that can thus run even the most demanding software (with the necessary limits). Unfortunately, we do not have official prices, but we know that the basic variant will certainly be under the EUR 1000, we hope that we can also include the S431FL model which integrates the aforementioned new generation Nvidia MX250 dedicated graphics card.

Also noteworthy is the fast 47Wh battery, 60% charged in 49 minutes with the more powerful 65W adapter supplied with the S431FL, for the S431FA model we will have a 45W charger and integrated UHD 620 graphics card.

Asus Vivobook S14 S431 (FL/FA) Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8265U at 1.6GHz and Intel Core i7-8565U at 1.8GHz
  • OS: Windows 10 Home and Pro
  • Display: 14-inch LED FHD (1920 x 1080) in 16:9 and 86% screen-to-body ratio
  • Graphics: dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX250 card with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM (S431FL) / Intel UHD Graphics 620 (S431FA)
  • Memory: up to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
  • Storage: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Wireless: 802.11ax Intel Wi-Fi 6 (GIG+), 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0
  • Connectivity: 1x USB 3.1Type-C (up to 10Gbps), 1x Type-A USB 3.1, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x SD Card and 3.5mm audio jack
  • Audio: Harman Kardon
  • Battery: 47Wh with fast charge up to 60% in 49 minutes, 45W or 65W adapter
  • Dimensions: 18.0 x 323.3 x 213.7 mm
  • Weight: 1.4 kg
  • Colors: Moss Green / Punk Pink / Cobalt Blue / Transparent Silver / Gun Metal

Something changes for the Vivobook S432, practically identical in the hardware platform compared to the previous models, but with the addition of the ScreenPad 2.0. This will come in two variants with or without the dedicated graphics card, certainly, the price will be higher, but again, not available at the time of the official presentation from Taipei.

Even thinner frames in all directions, slightly lower battery, but well 90W adapter for the most expensive, arrive in Moss Green, Punk Pink, and Transparent Silver.

Asus Vivobook S14 S432 (FL/FA) Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8265U at 1.6GHz and Intel Core i7-8565U at 1.8GHz
  • OS: Windows 10 Home and Pro
  • Display: 14 inch FHD LED (1920 x 1080) in 16: 9 and 88% screen-to-body ratio
  • Graphics: dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX250 card with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM (S432FL) / Intel UHD Graphics 620 (S432FA)
  • Memory: up to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
  • Storage: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Touchpad: 5.65-inch ScreenPad 2.0 FHD + (2160 x 1080) Super IPS
  • Wireless: 802.11ax Intel Wi-Fi 6 (GIG +), 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0
  • Connectivity: 1x USB 3.1Type-C, 1x Type-A USB 3.1, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x microSD Card and 3.5mm audio jack
  • Audio: Harman Kardon
  • Battery: 42Wh with fast charge up to 60% in 49 minutes, 45W or 90W adapter
  • Dimensions: 18.0 x 322.4 x 211.7 mm
  • Weight: 1.4 kg

Asus Vivobook S15 S531/S532

To those not enough 14 inches here are the Vivobook S15, also these proposed with or without ScreenPad according to the needs and optional dedicated graphics card. Beyond the diagonal of the display the weight obviously increases up to 1.8 kg, they are certainly not few and for this reason, perhaps it was not wanted to intervene too much also on the batteries: all the variants of S15 mount a 42Wh battery with fast charge.

Another small difference compared to the younger brothers, here we have (finally) DDR4 memories instead of the old DDR3, they will be available in Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver, and Gun Metal.

Asus Vivobook S15 S531 (FL/FA) Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8265U at 1.6GHz and Intel Core i7-8565U at 1.8GHz
  • OS: Windows 10 Home and Pro
  • Display: 15.6 inches FHD LED (1920 x 1080) in 16: 9 and 88% screen-to-body ratio
  • Graphics: dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX250 card with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM (S531FL) / Intel UHD Graphics 620 (S531FA)
  • Memory: up to 16GB 2400MHz LPDDR4
  • Storage: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Wireless: 802.11ax Intel Wi-Fi 6 (GIG +), 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 or 5.0
  • Connectivity: 1x USB 3.1Type-C, 1x Type-A USB 3.1, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x microSD Card and 3.5mm audio jack
  • Audio: Harman Kardon
  • Battery: 42Wh with fast charge up to 60% in 49 minutes, 45W or 90W adapter
  • Dimensions: 180 x 357.2 x 230.3 mm
  • Weight: 1.8 kg

Finally, the most equipped variants with the second screen instead of the classic touchpad, we will see them in the Moss Green and Punk Pink Transparent Silver colors.

Asus Vivobook S15 S532 (FL/FA) Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8265U at 1.6GHz and Intel Core i7-8565U at 1.8GHz
  • OS: Windows 10 Home and Pro
  • Display: 14 inch FHD LED (1920 x 1080) in 16: 9 and 88% screen-to-body ratio
  • Graphics: dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX250 card with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM (S532FL) / Intel UHD Graphics 620 (S532FA)
  • Memory: up to 16GB 2400MHz LPDDR4
  • Storage: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Touchpad: 5.65-inch ScreenPad 2.0 FHD + (2160 x 1080) Super IPS
  • Wireless: 802.11ax Intel Wi-Fi 6 (GIG +), 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 or 5.0
  • Connectivity: 1x USB 3.1Type-C, 1x Type-A USB 3.1, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x microSD Card and 3.5mm audio jack
  • Audio: Harman Kardon
  • Battery: 42Wh with fast charge up to 60% in 49 minutes, 45W or 90W adapter
  • Dimensions: 180 x 357.2 x 230.3 mm
  • Weight: 1.4 kg

About Ankeet Solanki

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