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ASUS Launches the Vivobook S14 and S15 in Malaysia

[Tech and Gadgets]

 

 

Headed over to Sunway Damansara on 18 September 2019 for ASUS Malaysia’s launch of their new VivoBook S14 (S431) and VivoBook S15 (S531), a pair of ultraportable laptops featuring the five unconventional color‑blocking finishes that add a dash of personality to mobile computing to appeal to a younger audience.

These laptops incorporate the new frameless four‑sided NanoEdge display design that gives them more compact dimensions, and an immersive viewing experience thanks to an up to 88% screen‑to‑body ratio. Powered by up to Intel® Core i7 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 discrete graphics, these laptops also feature up to a 1TB PCIe® SSD. These are also the first VivoBook models to feature an infrared (IR) camera, and Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax).

  

  

The VivoBook S15 comes with a metal chassis finished in Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver or Gun Metal, while the VivoBook S14 comes in Gun Metal and Transparent Silver, with each colour featuring complementing accents to give the laptops colour‑blocking designs that really pop.

The nature‑inspired Moss Green is paired with Energetic Orange accents to showcase the spirit of exploring the great outdoors, while the street‑styled Punk Pink with Moss Green trim represents the rebellious streak of a younger generation that’s not afraid to stand up for their beliefs.

To appeal to a younger market, these are the first in the VivoBook range to feature the VivoBook logo on the lid, and a tactile textured finish to further set the series apart. There are also intricate design touches like twill‑inspired vents and speakers on the underside of the chassis.

The NanoEdge display design provides the VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15 with a more compact chassis footprint. Weighing just 1.4 kg and 1.8 kg respectively, they easily slip into a messenger bag or backpack, which is great for mobility.

  

 

  

The frameless four‑sided NanoEdge displays provide the VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15 with up to 5.2mm‑thin bezels and 88% screen‑to‑body ratios, giving more immersive visuals for work or play. The ErgoLift hinge tilts the keyboard by 3.5° to provide users with a more comfortable typing experience; its one‑piece construction also results in a much more durable hinge.

Intel-powered Wi­‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) delivers superfast networking speeds that are up to 3X faster than Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), with 4X the network capacity and 75%-lower latency to reduce large 4K video transfer times by up to 70%. The built‑in IR camera offers hands-free face login: advanced biometrics work seamlessly with Windows Hello, allowing users to wake their laptops and log in with a simple look. In the audio department, Harman Kardon‑certified audio provides users with high‑quality detailed sound.

 

The VivoBook S14 and S15 also include stickers featuring unique designs and phrases that go well with each of the five different VivoBook colours, allowing younger users to further personalize their VivoBook.

 

VivoBook S15

 

Specifications

VivoBook S15 S531FL
VivoBook S15 S531FL
Processor Intel® Core i5-8265U processor 1.6GHz quad‑core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.9GHz) and 6MB cache
Operating system Windows 10 Home
Display 15.6″ LED‑backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) panel with 16:9 aspect ratio

Frameless four‑sided NanoEdge display with 88% screen‑to‑body ratio

178° wide‑view technology

Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory 4GB 2400MHz DDR4 on board + 1 empty memory slot (Maximum up to 12GB)
Storage 512GBPCIe SSD + 1 empty expansion slot
Wireless 802.11ac Intel® Wi‑Fi 5

Bluetooth® 4.2

Connectivity 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (USB‑C) Gen 1

1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1

2 x USB 2.0

1 x HDMI

1 x Combo audio jack

1 x Micro SD card reader

Keyboard and touchpad Full‑size keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel

Touchpad with palm rejection technology and precision Touchpad (PTP) technology with four‑finger smart gesture recognition

Audio ASUS Sonic Master with surround sound and smart amplifier technology

Array microphone with Cortana voice recognition

Certified by Harman Kardon

Software ASUS Splendid

ASUS Tru2Life Video

ASUS Audio Wizard

Battery Fast charge to 60% capacity in 49 min

42Wh 3-cell lithium-prismatic battery

90W power adapter

Colors Moss Green / Punk Pink / Cobalt Blue / Transparent Silver / Gun Metal
Size 180 x 357.2 x 230.3 mm
Weight 1.8 kg
Price RM3199

  

VivoBook S14 (S431FA)
VivoBook S14 (S431FA)
Processor Intel® Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz quad‑core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.6GHz) and 8MB cache
Operating system Windows 10 Home
Display 14″ LED‑backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) panel with 16:9 aspect ratio

Frameless four‑sided NanoEdge display with 86% screen‑to‑body ratio

178° wide‑view technology

Graphics Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Memory 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 on board
Storage 512GB PCIe SSD

Intel® Optane memory H10 with Solid State Storage

Wireless 802.11ax Intel® Wi‑Fi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax)

Bluetooth® 5.0

Connectivity 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (USB‑C) Gen 2 (Up to 10Gbps)

1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1

1 x USB 2.0

1 x HDMI

1 x Combo audio jack

1 x SD card reader

Keyboard and touchpad Full‑size keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel and optional backlight

Palm rejection technology

Precision Touchpad (PTP) technology with four‑finger smart gesture recognition

Audio ASUS Sonic Master with surround sound and smart amplifier technology

Array microphone with Cortana voice recognition

Certified by Harman Kardon

Software ASUS Splendid

ASUS Tru2Life Video

ASUS Audio Wizard

Battery Fast charge to 60% capacity in 49 min

47Wh 2-cell lithium-polymer battery

45W power adapter

Colors Transparent Silver / Gun Metal
Size 18.0 x 323.3 x 213.7 mm
Weight 1.4 kg
Price RM3899

For more info, head over to:

VivoBook 15: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-S15-S531FA/Features/

VivoBook 14: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-S14-S431FL/Features/

Photo Credits: Asus Malaysia and author’s own

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