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The Snapdragon-Powered Vivobook S 15 Is ASUS’s First Copilot+ PC

by Low Boon ShenMay 21, 2024
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The Snapdragon-Powered Vivobook S 15 Is ASUS’s First Copilot+ PC

ASUS has teased a new laptop arriving soon, and now it is here – meet the new Vivobook S 15 (S5507) powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X Elite SoCs. It’s also among the first laptop to receive the Copilot+ PC designation, which indicates its AI processing capabilities and the compliance of certain hardware specs.

So, what exactly are we looking at? The Vivobook S 15 adopts the same redesign seen on the recent launch, but it’s quite different on the inside. For starters, you have the Snapdragon X Elite (no SKUs were specified, however), which is paired with up to 32GB of LPDDR5X-8448 RAM and up to 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. This being a non-Intel laptop means Thunderbolt 4 is absent, but you do get a pair of USB4 ports in its place.

The Snapdragon-Powered Vivobook S 15 Is ASUS's First Copilot+ PC

In terms of display, the laptop comes with a 15.6-inch 3K (2880 x 1620) 120Hz OLED display with 100% DCI-P3 gamut, Delta-E of less than 1, DisplayHDR True Black 600 certification, and 600 nits of peak brightness. You’ll also get a single-zone RGB lighting controlled via Windows 11’s Dynamic Lighting feature. For battery, it has a 70Wh unit that ASUS claims to last up to 18 hours, making it a close competitor to Apple’s Arm-powered MacBooks.

As far as AI implementations go, ASUS is introducing a new “exclusive AI app” called StoryCube. The company describes it as “the smartest, most convenient, and most powerful way to manage all digital assets, using AI assistance to sort, edit, manage, and export captured raw files,” which sounds like some sort of file organizing app, but we’ll have to try it out to know for sure. That aside, you’ll get all the AI features as found across Windows 11, such as Adaptive Dimming, Adaptive Lock, Cocreator, Live Captions, and more.

ASUS says the new Vivobook S 15 will arrive in Malaysia in early Q3 2024, meaning July at the earliest – we should know more in terms of pricing and availability in the coming weeks.

Pokdepinion: A 15-inch display? I thought everyone adopts 14/16-inch panels now.

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