ASUS has launched the VivoBook S14 (S431) and VivoBook S15 (S531) today, which are a pair of ultraportables featuring five unconventional colourblocking finishes that add a dash of personality to mobile computing to appeal to a younger audience. The sleek metal chassis features unique design touches and includes the ErgoLift hinge design for comfortable typing, and incorporate the new frameless foursided NanoEdge display design that gives them more compact dimensions, as well as an immersive viewing experience thanks to an up to 88% screen-to-body ratio.
The metal chassis finished colours come in Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver or Gun Metal for the S15 while the S14 only has Gun Metal and Transparent Silver. The nature-inspired Moss Green is paired with Energetic Orange accents to showcase the spirit of exploring the great outdoors, while the street-styled Punk Pink with Moss Green trim represents the rebellious streak of a younger generation that’s not afraid to stand up for their beliefs. To appeal to a younger market, these are the first in the VivoBook range to feature the VivoBook logo on the lid, and the lid also features a tactile textured finish to further highlight the series’ different approach to computing. There are also intricate design touches like twill-inspired vents and speakers on the underside of the chassis.
You can even customise the VivoBook S14 and S15 further as they come inclusive with stickers that feature unique designs and phrases that go well with each of the five different VivoBook colors, allowing younger users to further personalise their VivoBook.
The frameless four-sided NanoEdge displays provides the VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15 with up to 5.2mm thin bezels and 88% screentobody ratios, giving more immersive visuals for work or play. The ErgoLift hinge tilts the keyboard by 3.5° to provide users with a more comfortable typing experience; its onepiece construction also results in a much more durable hinge.
They are the first to come with an Intel-powered WiFi 6 (802.11ax) delivers superfast networking speeds that are up to 3X faster than Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), with 4X the network capacity and 75%-lower latency to reduce large 4K video transfer times by up to 70%. The built-in IR camera offers hands-free face login: advanced biometrics work seamlessly with Windows Hello, allowing users to wake their laptops and log in with a simple look. In addition, Harman Kardon-certified audio provides highquality detailed sound that’s second to none.
The laptops are powered by an Intel ® Core ™ i7 processors and NVIDIA ® GeForce ® MX250 discrete graphics, featuring a 1TB PCIe ® SSD as well. The VivoBook S15 is priced at MYR3199 while the VivoBook S14 is priced at MYR3899. You can find out more on the official VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15 website.