Laptops have become increasingly specialized, focusing on different functions often to the detriment of types of work that you may need, so that’s why it’s nice to see a solid all-arounder coming onto the market at an affordable price. The Asus Vivobook S15 is a 15-inch notebook that serves well as an entry-level desktop that you can pick up and use for all those simple chores that your days are filled with.
The S15 may be a solid, everyday kind of computer, but Asus didn’t scrimp on making this a stand-out product. Just consider the colours. The S15 comes in four unique colours—Gaia Green, Dreamy White, Indie Black, and Resolute Red—that truly pop in public, especially when compared to the bland silver, grey, and black of other laptops. The 15.6-inch display is another stand-out feature. With plenty of room for you to work on whatever project you have, including binging Netflix, the display provides an excellent picture. But even with that big display, the S15 stays “ultra-portable.” When you’re on the go, you’ll want plenty of battery life, which the S15 has. You can run all day long and then recharge the battery to 60 per cent in just 49 minutes.
Asus outfitted the S15 with a tenth generation Intel Core i7 processor and the options to get up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD memory. Building on the ultra-portable theme, the S15 connects with WiFi 6—which is three times faster than WiFi 53—and has four times the network capacity. And when it comes to downloading large files, playing online games, or conducting video chats, you’ll benefit from a 75 per cent lower latency rate. Finally, when you’re wanting to listen to your favourite music or tune into your favourite show, you’ll enjoy better sound thanks to the Harmon Kardon certified sound system. And at under USD$1,000, you really can’t go wrong with this solid performer.