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[Computex 2019] ASUS VivoBook S14 and S15 Refreshed – Gets the ScreenPad and Looks Even Better
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[Computex 2019] ASUS VivoBook S14 and S15 Refreshed – Gets the ScreenPad and Looks Even Better

by Super DaddyMay 27, 2019
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The VivoBook S14 (S431/S432) and VivoBook S15 (S531/S532) just got a breath of fresh air and it looks nothing short of the infamous ZenBook Pro from last year. You’re right! The mainstream line up now gets the innovative ASUS ScreenPad 2.0 secondary screen which will enhance your productivity like never before. To make things fun, ASUS has brought in five unconventional color-blocking finishes that gives it a rather chic look too.

The ScreenPad 2.0, powered by ASUS’ latest ScreenXpert software, now had a larger 5.65-inches touchscreen and the VivoBook S14 and S15 are the first in the series to feature it. It includes some handy ASUS utilities: Quick Key enables one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, Handwriting for natural text input, Number Key for data entry. Revised from the previous generation, it has a smartphone-like interface that improves it from its predecessor. ASUS has also implemented API for developers to optimize their software and user experiences for ScreenPad. Even the hardware is more efficient now providing more than twice batter life when the ScreenPad is being used.

The VivoBook S14 and S15 have metal chassis and comes in Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver and Gun Metal finishes and I have to say, the colors really bring out the personality of these beautiful laptops.

The display is a NanoEdge providing the machines with a more compact chassis footprint. At 1.4kg and 1.8kg respectively, they are definitely lightweight to carry around. The frameless four-sided NanoEdge display provides up to 5.2mm thin bezels and 88% screen-to-body ratio for more immersive visuals. The ErgoLift hinge tilts the keyboard up to 3.5° providing a more comfortable typing experience.

Under the core, ASUS has also included Intel powered Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) that delivers faster internet than conventional 802.11ac cards. The built-in IR camera offers hands-free face detection login that works closely with Windows Hello. The Harman Kardon certified audio also provides immersive audio, making the VivoBook S14 and S15 totally lovable.

VivoBook S14 Specifications

ModelVivoBook S14 S431FL / S431FAVivoBook S14 S432FL / S432FA
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-8565U 1.8GHz quad‑core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.6GHz) and 8MB cache
Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor 1.6GHz quad‑core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.9GHz) and 6MB cache
Intel® Core™ i7-8565U 1.8GHz quad‑core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.6GHz) and 8MB cache
Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor 1.6GHz quad‑core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.9GHz) and 6MB cache
Operating systemWindows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Display14‑inch 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
14‑inch 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
GraphicsFor S431FL: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
For S431FA: Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
For S432FL: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
For S432FA: Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
MemoryUp to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3Up to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
Storage 256GB / 512GB/ 1TB PCIe SSD256GB / 512GB/ 1TB PCIe SSD
Wireless802.11ax Intel® Wi‑Fi 6 (GIG+)
802.11ac Intel® Wi‑Fi 5
Bluetooth® 5.0
802.11ax Intel® Wi‑Fi 6 (GIG+)
802.11ac Intel® Wi‑Fi 5
Bluetooth® 5.0
Connectivity1 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
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 touchpadFull‑size keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel and optional backlight
Integrated NumberPad (only on Transparent Silver models)
Palm rejection technology
Precision Touchpad (PTP) technology with four‑finger smart gesture recognition
Full‑size backlit keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel
ASUS ScreenPad 2.0:
5.65‑inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) Super IPS display
178° wide view technology
Glass‑covered surface for fingerprint and smudge resistance
Precision Touchpad (PTP) technology with four‑finger smart gesture recognition
AudioASUS SonicMaster with surround sound and smart amplifier technology
Array microphone with Cortana voice recognition
Certified by Harman Kardon
ASUS SonicMaster with surround sound and smart amplifier technology
Array microphone with Cortana voice recognition
Certified by Harman Kardon
Software ASUS Splendid
ASUS Tru2Life Video
ASUS AudioWizard
ASUS Splendid
ASUS Tru2Life Video
ASUS AudioWizard
BatteryFast charge to 60% capacity in 49 min
47Wh 2-cell lithium-polymer battery
For S431FL: 65W power adapter
For S431FA: 45W power adapter
Fast charge to 60% capacity in 49 min
42Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
For S432FL: 90W power adapter
For S432FA: 45W power adapter
ColorsMoss Green / Punk Pink / Cobalt Blue / Transparent Silver / Gun MetalMoss Green / Punk Pink / Transparent Silver
Size18.0 x 323.3 x 213.7 mm18.0 x 322.4 x 211.7 mm
Weight1.4 kg1.4 kg

VivoBook S15 Specifications

ModelVivoBook S15 S531FL / S531FAVivoBook S15 S532FL / S532FA
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-8565U 1.8GHz quad‑core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.6GHz) and 8MB cache
Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor 1.6GHz quad‑core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.9GHz) and 6MB cache
Intel® Core™ i7-8565U 1.8GHz quad‑core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.6GHz) and 8MB cache
Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor 1.6GHz quad‑core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.9GHz) and 6MB cache
Operating systemWindows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Display15.6‑inch 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
15.6‑inch 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
GraphicsFor S531FL: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
For S531FA: Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
For S532FL: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
For S532FA: Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
MemoryUp to 16GB 2400MHz DDR4Up to 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
Storage Dual storage with 256GB / 512GB/ 1TB PCIe SSD and 1TB / 2TB HDD256GB / 512GB/ 1TB PCIe SSD
Wireless802.11ax Intel® Wi‑Fi 6 (GIG+)
802.11ac Intel® Wi‑Fi 5
Bluetooth® 4.2 or 5.0
802.11ax Intel® Wi‑Fi 6 (GIG+)
802.11ac Intel® Wi‑Fi 5
Bluetooth® 4.2 or 5.0
Connectivity1 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 MicroSD card reader
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 MicroSD card reader
Keyboard and touchpadFull‑size keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel
Touchpad with palm rejection technology and precision Touchpad (PTP) technology with four‑finger smart gesture recognition
Full‑size keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel
ASUS ScreenPad 2.0:
5.65 inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) Super IPS display
178° wide view technology
Glass covered surface for fingerprint and smudge resistance
Precision Touchpad (PTP) technology with four finger smart gesture recognition
AudioASUS SonicMaster with surround sound and smart amplifier technology
Array microphone with Cortana voice recognition
Certified by Harman Kardon
ASUS SonicMaster with surround sound and smart amplifier technology
Array microphone with Cortana voice recognition
Certified by Harman Kardon
Software ASUS Splendid
ASUS Tru2Life Video
ASUS AudioWizard
ASUS Splendid
ASUS Tru2Life Video
ASUS AudioWizard
BatteryFast charge to 60% capacity in 49 min
42Wh 3-cell lithium-prismatic battery
For S531FL: 90W power adapter
For S531FA: 45W power adapter
Fast charge to 60% capacity in 49 min
42Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
For S532FL: 90W power adapter
For S532FA: 45W power adapter
ColorsMoss Green / Punk Pink / Cobalt Blue / Transparent Silver / Gun MetalMoss Green / Punk Pink / Cobalt Blue / Transparent Silver
Size180 x 357.2 x 230.3 mm180 x 357.2 x 230.3 mm
Weight1.8 kg1.8 kg

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