New Series Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) And S15 (S530) Review

Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) And S15 (S530) 2018 All-New Series (First Look/Review)

The vivobook is Asus’s general consumer-focused product line with s-series which is portable, great battery life and performance which make it a great general purpose notebook. Asus has designed a stylish and lightweight laptop which is VivoBook S14 and S15, which come in Green, Star Grey, Silver Blue, Gun Metal, or Icicle Gold. They are 14 and 15 inches respectively and that have used Asus’s NanoEdge bezel on three sides.

Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) And S15 (S530)
Photo: ASUS

There are two Intel 15-watt U-series processors to choose from which are the i5-8250U 4C/8T at 1.6/3.4 GHz and the i7-8550U 4C/8T at 1.8/4.0 GHz. The graphic has been upgraded from the MX130 (rebranded GT 940MX) to the MX150. MX150 is enough for gaming at 1600 x 900 or 1920 x 1080 in many games at lower graphics settings. It supports up to 16 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics to make light work of multitasking, multimedia editing, or casual gaming. Both the S430 and S530 have a similar Ergo Lift hinge to the new ZenBook Pro S. the new and exclusive ASUS wifi master technology interference for faster and more reliable dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi connections at extreme distances. Its top speed of up to 867Mbps is 6X faster.

They are easier and more secure and have a full-size keyboard that is also perfect for dim environments. Both S15 and S14 have reversible USB Type-C™ (USB-C™), port, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a microSD card reader with the design to make connecting devices easy. The battery is high quality with all-day battery life and a lifespan that’s up to 3X-longer than standard lithium-ion batteries. ASUS Battery Health Charging technology makes charging experience safer, with measures designed to decrease the battery expansion rate during charging to help the battery stays in good condition. The 15-inch S530 weights 1.8 kg, while the 14-inch S430 is 1.4 kg that cost starting at US$875.

Below are the specs available with Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) And S15 (S530):

Asus VivoBook S14 S430 Specs:

Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) And S15 (S530)

Model Asus VivoBook S14 S430UN
Processor Intel Core i7-8550U

Intel Core i5-8250U

Intel Core i3-8130U

Operating System Windows 10 Pro/Windows 10 Home
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX150

2GB GDDR5 VRAM

Display 14” LED-backlit Full HD (1920×1080)
Memory (RAM) 4GB/6GB/8GB/12GB/16GB 2400MHz DDR4
Storage Dual Storage: 512GB/256GB/128GB SATA SSD+1TB/500GB HDD
Connectivity USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 2.0, HDMI, Audio, MicroSD
Battery/Power 42Wh 3-cell lithium-prismatic battery

45/65W power adapter

Weight 1.4kg
Dimensions Height: 1.8cm

Width: 32.34cm

Depth: 22.55cm

Color Icicle Gold, Gun Metal, Silver Blue, Star Grey, Firmament Green

Asus VivoBook S15 S530 Specs:

Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) And S15 (S530)

Model Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN
Processor Intel Core i7-8550U

Intel Core i5-8250U

Intel Core i3-8130U

Operating System Windows 10 Pro/Windows 10 Home
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX150

2GB GDDR5 VRAM

Display 15.6” LED-backlit Full HD (1920×1080)
Memory (RAM) 4GB/6GB/8GB/12GB/16GB 2400MHz DDR4
Storage Dual Storage: 512GB/256GB/128GB SATA SD + 2TB/1TB/500GB HDD
Connectivity USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 2.0, HDMI, Audio, MicroSD
Battery/Power 42Wh 3-cell lithium-prismatic battery

65W power adapter

Weight 1.8kg
Dimensions Height: 1.8cm

Width: 36.14cm

Depth: 24.35cm

Color Icicle Gold, Gun Metal, Silver Blue, Star Grey, Firmament Green

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