As happens with the release of every new slim bezel design laptops, most of the manufacturers are refreshing their laptops lineups and launching new models that offer slim premium design. One such company that has been aggressively launching new laptops is Asus. The Taiwanese technology giant has launched a new laptop called Asus Vivobook S15 with NanoEdge bezel, brushed-metal finish and i7 processor.
The highlight of the Asus VivoBook S15 – according to official page listing (now removed), it has a 15.6 inch display in a body the size of a 14-inch laptop. It comes with 7.8mm bezels, an 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. It’s not exactly the best ratio I’ve seen, but Asus did manage to fit the webcam above the screen rather than below it, which is one of the benefits of a slightly thicker top bezel.
Display is 15.6-inches Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) with 178-degree wide viewing angle and it is powered by seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor, users can choose up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce GT 940MX GPU. On the storage front, users have a choice between 2TB hard drive and 512GB SSD.
Other features of the Vivobook S15 notebook include a full-size backlit keyboard that offers ergonomic designs, it also comes with a fingerprint sensor in the touchpad and Windows Hello support, Super-Multi DVD player, a 3-in-1 card reader, a VGA camera, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1x USB 3.1, 2x USB 2.0, one HDMI port, one VGA port, and one LAN RJ45 jack. The Vivobook S15 also features 3x longer lifespan than standard Lithium-ion cylinder battery with Fast-charge technology also charges the battery up to 60 percent in just 49 minutes.
The company says that the display features a wide 178-degree viewing capability, and a 72 percent NTSC, vivid colors, coupled with company’s homegrown ASUS Eye Care mode to reduce blue-light levels by 33% “to ensure a comfortable viewing experience.”
On the software front, the Asus VivoBook S15 runs Windows 10 Pro. The brushed-metal laptop comes in Icicle Gold color and the company hasn’t unveiled the retail price or availability of the laptop yet.