From ASUS Press Release: ASUS today announced VivoBook S15, an ultraportable laptop featuring the innovative ASUS ScreenPad™ 2.0 secondary touchscreen1 that enhances productivity, and five unconventional color-blocking 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.
The VivoBook S15 incorporate the new frameless four-sided NanoEdge display design that gives it more compact dimensions, and an immersive viewing experience thanks to an 88% screen to body ratio. Powered by up to an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 discrete graphics, the S15 also features up to a 512GB PCIe® SSD. It’s also the first VivoBook model to feature an infrared (IR) camera.
Improved productivity with ASUS ScreenPad 2.0
VivoBook S15 is the first in the series to feature ScreenPad 2.0, the latest version of the innovative secondary touchscreen that enhances productivity and upgrades the laptop experience. Powered by the new ScreenXpert software, ScreenPad 2.0 now has a larger 5.65-inch touchscreen that offers many new features and benefits. This interactive secondary screen enhances productivity, allowing for more efficient workflow. It includes a collection of handy ASUS utilities to boost productivity: Quick Key enables one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, Handwriting for natural text input, and Number Key for rapid data entry. The revised smartphone-like interface is more intuitive for improved ease of use. Third party developers can also use the ASUS API to optimize their software and user experiences for ScreenPad. The hardware is now also more energy efficient than its predecessor, allowing for 2.5X longer battery life2 when ScreenPad is in use.
Design that defies convention
VivoBook S15 has a metal chassis finished in Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver or Gun Metal, with each color featuring complementing accents to give the laptops color-blocking designs that really pop. 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. It’s 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.
The NanoEdge display design provides VivoBook S15 with a more compact chassis footprint. Weighing just 3.97 lbs.3 , it easily slips into a messenger bag or backpack, perfect for users who are constantly on the go.
User friendly features
The frameless four-sided NanoEdge display provides VivoBook S15 with 5.2mm thin bezels and an 88% screen to body ratio, 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 one piece construction also results in a much more durable hinge.
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 high quality detailed sound second-to-none.
VivoBook S15 also includes stickers featuring unique designs and phrases that go well with each of the five different VivoBook colors, allowing users to personalize their VivoBook.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
The VivoBook S15 S532FA-DB55-(GN/PK) is immediately available in all 3 colors at a MSRP of $799.99 from the ASUS Store, Amazon, Newegg and other leading retailers.
The VivoBook S15 S532FL-EB71/DB77 are immediately available in Transparent Silver starting at a MSRP of $899 from the ASUS Store, Amazon, Newegg and other leading retailers.