ASUS Vivobook S 15

ASUS Vivobook S 15

ASUS Vivobook S 15

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.3
GENERAL USE: Good7.7/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.7/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The ASUS Vivobook S 15 is a lower midrange laptop with a sizable storage capacity and a significant amount of RAM, powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor that handles general use and multitasking well. It sports a large 15.6-inch IPS display with full HD resolution, but it does not support touch input. While the Vivobook offers decent performance for engineering tasks, its integrated Vega graphics are not ideal for intensive gaming or demanding 3D tasks. The machine has a respectable battery life, good portability, and comes with useful features like a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader. It runs Windows 11 Home and is fairly lightweight, making it a solid choice for daily productivity and entertainment purposes. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Large, fast storage
  • High RAM capacity
  • Powerful main processor
  • Solid battery capacity
  • Large screen size
Cons
  • Moderate screen brightness
  • Limited color space coverage
  • Weight moderately heavy
  • No touchscreen or high refresh rate

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.3
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 is a solid choice for general use thanks to its powerful AMD Ryzen 7 processor and 16GB of RAM which ensure smooth performance for typical tasks, and its IPS display offers good screen quality. It also scores well for portability and has a decent battery life, making it suitable for users who need to move around while having a reliable laptop for everyday functions.
Content Creation:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Software Development:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 is equipped with a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 processor and 16GB of RAM, making it capable of handling demanding engineering software, while the Vega 8 GPU can support less intensive graphics work. The high-quality IPS display offers good color accuracy and contrast, facilitating design tasks that require visual precision.
Build Quality:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.8
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.4
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$945
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.2'' x 0.74''
Weight
3.97 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Graphics
Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
70 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
267 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7/10
Portability Score
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7.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Mario Petzold | February 2023
"Internals make Asus VivoBook S15 laptop a compelling option. The Asus multimedia laptop may look rather below-average with its modest black chassis, lack of a dedicated GPU, limited RAM and meagre port selection without Thunderbolt support. But your impression of the device will start changing once you set your eyes on its high-contrast OLED capable of producing deep blacks and highly accurate colours. And your opinion will change completely when the VivoBook is switched on. The AMD CPU can effortlessly keep up with powerful rivals from Intel. The integrated Radeon graphics blows away Intel's iGPU when it comes to graphics workloads such as rendering and simpler games."

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