ASUS has started to release some of their products at the beginning of this year. This company is well known for making high quality products, but comes in such an affordable price. For this case, they just refreshed their Vivobook S series that got so many praises from both of users and reviewers mainly because of its specs that so worth for the price. It’s available for under 900 dollars and you can expect a great performance here. I think this is the right laptop for anyone searching for performance.
The device itself is available in many different choices included with the dedicated graphic card, various Intel processor, and many more. But here, we are going to focus only on the variant that coming with Intel I7 8550U and NVIDIA 150MX. This is the variant that worth to take look here as we see that it comes with newer processor and blazing graphic card. The Intel Coffee Lake chipset proved to be more powerful than the previous version.
This is all we are going to talk about here. We are going to talk about it further and find out how it turns out to be. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.
Beautifully Craft For The Price
As for business machine, I think it’s important us to take look into its packaging because this would be kind of device that you should take anywhere you want. I am pretty sure you will carry it a lot during your work and travel. I have to say that I really have nice impression over this product. The S510 is probably one of the nicest 15 inch laptop that I have ever seen. The entire chassis is created from mix of aluminum and plastic all over the body. The entire surface then covered with silver finishing that looks impressive and premium. The color choice is light and ideal for anyone.
The build quality at the same time is also top notch. None of materials looks bad or cheaply made. The lid is pretty strong and I see that the hinge system hold the base so well. The build quality might not as good as we get on premium Zenbook, but it still promising years of usage without worry to break it easily. My only complaint from me here is located on its front frame. For some reasons, the frame is not that solid and means you will expect some amount of wobbling here. The thing is not that annoying, but worth to mention here.back to menu ↑
The Screen And Keyboard
ASUS is likely really want to satisfy their consumers and for this case they put of 15.6 inch screen that completely finished in black bezel with matte finishing. The bezel is quite slim although not as that slim like on XPS 13. I was so impressive her especially seeing the price itself. The bezel is slim here, but they still manage to put of both microphone and HD camera on the top of its keyboard. The IPS 1920 x 1080 display looks great here. It produces huge amount of colors with acceptable brightness for both outdoor and indoor usage. There is the version with TN panel, but I recommend you to take the IPS version since TN panel has some problems there and there.
I heard some bad reviews from the users that said that the keyboard is shallow. I checked it further and it’s really true. This is the place where the place is showing up here. They need to sacrifice few things over its performance and design. I am able to type without any problem here and feel great. Sadly like I said before, it sounds flex when I start typing into it. Just never push the keys too great and you never see any problem here.
|ASUS Vivobook S||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I7- 8550U 1.8 GHZ Up To 4.0 GHZ|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||8GB DDR4 Memory|
|Storage||256GB SSD + 1TB HDD|
The Hardware Performance
The performance is probably the biggest selling point here. The I7 8550U processor and NVIDIA 150MX is an impressive combination here. These hardware really showed its power when I take a look into it for the first time. I never see any lag or stuttering during the test and so dependable for supporting our everyday task. Intel keeps their promise by enhance its performance by completely redesigned it. The Kaby Lake is not that different over Sky Lake and that is the reason why people are so angry and not making any leap over this processor.
The system is not truly designed for gaming, but I think the hardware itself is capable enough to run some games. I tried to run some games here and the result is more than I expected. Overwatch and Rocket League run so smooth and totally playable during multiplayer matches. I tested it on medium and low setting, but high setting is possible here and prepared to notice some drops here. This case might be the consideration for you to take this system.back to menu ↑
Those are information I know about it. The S510UN turns out to be decent choice for anyone finding hard to afford a laptop for under 1000 dollars. The design is great, the performance is wise and all of those things come in such affordable price. I think there is no reason to miss it this time. Just make sure to check it further and see how it works on you. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.