Asus Vivobook S15 is a laptop with 15 inch screen that has been squeezed into a chassis of a typical 14 inch laptop. Dell started this trend with the XPS 13 and later other computer manufactures join the herd.
Asus Vivobook S15 specifications include 15.6” display packing full HD resolution, i7 kabylake processor, Nvidia 940MX dedicated graphics card, upto 2.5TB hard disk storage (2TB HDD + 512GB SSD), upto 16GB DDR4 RAM and windows 10 operating system.
Nvidia 940MX makes it ideal for basic gaming and you will definitely not run into any problems while playing any of the modern games. You will just not be able to run games at very high FPS or detail but it is good enough.
Asus Vivobook S15 ports selection includes a 1x USB 3.1 Type C port, 1x USB 3.1 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, and an SD card slot.
The keyboard is backlit but does not have a numeric keyboard for faster data entry. The key travel is 1.4mm which is good enough for comfortable typing experience. There is fingerprint sensor on the top right corner of the touchpad which will allow you to log in much faster and more securely.
Interestingly, Acer released an Aspire R15 laptop with same specifications last year but it was not as thin. It did comes with full size keyboard with numeric keypad which is useful for entering numbers. It also does not tries to be a 14 inch laptop http://13ultrabook.blogspot.com/2017/04/laptops-with-14-inch-are-worthwhile-or.html with 15” display.
Asis Vivobook S15 comes with a fast charging feature as well that lets you charge from 0 to 60 percent in just 49 minutes. Fast charging feature is popular in smartphones but not in case of laptops which still take ages to full charge from zero.
The laptop has eighty percent screen to body ratio which not the best but since the webcam is above the screen than below it, we are not complaining.
Asus Vivobook S15 is easily in ultrabook category and people will love it. There is no word on its price or release date so watch this space for updates.