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ASUS Officially Debuts Redesigned Vivobook S Series Laptops In Malaysia

by Low Boon ShenApril 18, 2024
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ASUS Officially Debuts Redesigned Vivobook S Series Laptops In Malaysia

ASUS Malaysia today officially announced the newly-redesigned Vivobook S 14 OLED (S5406) and Vivobook S 16 OLED (S5606), both featuring the latest Intel Core Ultra chips. Both models are Intel Evo-certified – meaning you should get an overall solid experience right out of the gate, with features like instant wake, fast charging, Thunderbolt support, and more.

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Both laptops are expected to get ASUS Lumina OLED display options, with the 16-inch model available with the 3.2K (3200 x 2000) 16:10 120Hz OLED panel, while the 14-inch will get the FHD+ 16:10 60Hz OLED panel. Both displays are rated for 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, with select options featuring DisplayHDR True Black 600 certification for their HDR capabilities.

On the subject of chassis, the 14-inch model measures just 13.9mm thin and tips the scale at 1.3kg; it’s also getting a brand new look that features “a minimalist aesthetic.” Hardware is powered by up to the Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X-7467 RAM and 512GB of PCIe 4.0 SSD (for local configurations).

For cooling, ASUS says a pair of 97-blade IceBlade fans with two exhaust channels will allow the CPU to pump 50W of TDP. A quick reference for you readers, my ROG Strix laptop has 84 blades per fan – usually, more blades equals more airflow. Of course, given a chassis this thin there would be significant limitations on how much heat it can dissipate, so this is something we’d have to investigate in reviews.

While new looks are usually nice to have, it’s the new stuff inside that matters. In this case, there are two new things ASUS is bringing to the table: the first is something called ‘ASUS Memory Allocation Management‘. Think of it as Apple’s Unified Memory approach but it gives users more control – through MyASUS app, users can adjust how many GBs of RAM can be allocated for the onboard Intel Arc Graphics to use, which is ideal if occasional gaming is your cup of tea.

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Another new feature addition to the Vivobook S laptops is a bit unconventional, to say the least – it’s getting RGB lighting! Yes, your Vivobook will now have equal amounts of RGB as the TUF Gaming laptop that your friend is using, and as part of the Windows 11 latest Windows Dynamic Lighting feature, no Armoury Crate app is involved in the process.

For I/O, these Vivobooks will get a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm combo jack. As part of the redesign, these laptops will see the introduction of the Microsoft-mandated Copilot key as well. The 75Wh battery onboard supports fast charging, which takes 49 minutes to go from 0 to 60% via the USB-C (Thunderbolt) port.

ASUS says both the Vivobook S 14 OLED and S 16 OLED will be available starting April 29th, 2024; the 14-inch model starts from RM4,399, while the 16-inch model starts from RM4,699. They will be available in Mist Blue and Black chassis colors. The company also said the Vivobook S 16 OLED with 16GB+1TB option will be available later this year.

Pokdepinion: I guess RGB is finally taking over the laptop world!

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