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Vivobook S 15
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Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook S 15
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Good portability
  • Good battery life
Advantages of the Gigabyte G5
  • Very good speakers
  • Good keyboard

Key differences

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General Use

7.7
Vivobook S 15
G5
7.0
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
267.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
246.0 nits
9.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
3.5 Hours
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
7.7/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.7/10
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 and Gigabyte G5 are both good for general use, though the ASUS Vivobook S 15 is somewhat better.

Content Creation

7.6
Vivobook S 15
G5
6.8
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.1/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 is good for content creation, while the Gigabyte G5 is only fair.

Software Development

7.4
Vivobook S 15
G5
6.2
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.1/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 is good for software development, while the Gigabyte G5 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.3
Vivobook S 15
G5
6.8
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
267.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
246.0 nits
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has a better screen than the Gigabyte G5 for software development, and content creation, while the Gigabyte G5 has a better screen for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

9.0 Hours
Vivobook S 15
G5
3.5 Hours
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has 9 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte G5 has 3.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Vivobook S 15
G5
Fair
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
3.9 lbs
WEIGHT
4.8 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has good portability, while the Gigabyte G5 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$800
Vivobook S 15
G5
$950
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$400

$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has a price of $800 and the Gigabyte G5 costs $950.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.5
Vivobook S 15
G5
6.5
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Gigabyte G5 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.2
Vivobook S 15
G5
6.9
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.1/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
3.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS Vivobook S 15 to be good for engineering and design, while the Gigabyte G5 is only fair.

Build Quality

7.0
Vivobook S 15
G5
7.2
The Gigabyte G5 and ASUS Vivobook S 15 both have good build quality.

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How the ASUS Vivobook S 15 and the Gigabyte G5 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Vivobook S 15Gigabyte G5
ASUS Vivobook S 15Gigabyte G5

GENERAL

Price
$800
$950
Release Date
May 1, 2023January 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.2'' x 0.74''14.2'' x 10.2'' x 1.09''
Weight
3.97 lbs4.85 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HIntel i5-11400H
Graphics
Vega 8 RTX 3050 Ti (75 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours3.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
70 Wh49 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
267 nits246 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/107.2/10
Portability Score
7.7/106.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
7.5/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White15 Color LED
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.8/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/108/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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ASUS Vivobook S 15

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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."

Gigabyte G5

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | April 2023
"The Gigabyte G5 KE is a midrange gaming laptop that checks most boxes. Gigabyte makes good use of the Core i5-12500H and RTX 3060 Laptop GPU combo, and we find no untoward issues with overall performance. The dual-fan quad-heatpipe cooling arrangement does well to ensure that the underlying hardware doesn't throttle under load. That being said, the display is below par when compared to 2023 standards, especially when competing devices."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

About Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

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