Meet the Asus VivoBook S14 & S15: Portable Power with a Pop of Colour
Okay, let's start off on the right foot: The new Asus VivoBook laptop series is built for productivity, targeted towards young'uns who wan want to get shit done and look Instaworthy doing it.
Take Style to the Streets
It comes as no surprise then, that aesthetics are a big part of the VivoBook's appeal. Its colour-blocking-inspired design features a tactile textured metal finish that feels like sex on your fingertips.
Running along the sides is an accent colour which also serves to make the laptop look even sleeker and slimmer than it already is - kinda like how people wear vertical stripes to look visually 'lose weight'.
In case the 5 striking colour options aren't appealing enough, Asus has thoughtfully bundled in some stickers, with which you can customise your laptop according to your personality.
Built to be On-the-Go
Portability is key when it comes to productivity. At only 18mm thicc, the Asus VivoBook will slide into your backpack as easily as swiping a credit card between your asscheeks. (Not that I've tried, but it sounds oddly satisfying.)
The 4-sided NanoEdge display means even thinner bezels, facilitating an impressive screen-to-body ratio of up to 88%.
As for construction, the VivoBook is built for both comfort and durability. Its ErgoLift designs tilts the keyboard towards you up to 3.5° for a more ergonomic typing experience. The keys are also back-lit and have a 1.4mm travel distance, making them easy on both the eyes and the wrists.
The 1-piece construction feels solid and allows the hinge to open smoothly, giving you a thrill of pleasure every time you lift the lid to get to work.
To make the experience even more seamless, the VivoBook's built-in IR camera offers hands-free face login that works with Windows Hello, allowing you to wake and unlock your machine with a simple glance.
Hopefully it works even with your makeup off la, if not I'm guessing there's the option of using a traditional password. :')
Substance Meets Style
Alright, let's get to the juicy bits: So, what exactly lies beneath this sleek exterior?
The VivoBook is eye candy in more ways than one. It packs a FHD display with a wide viewing angle of 178°, while its Tru2life feature increases sharpness and contrast, making every frame look clean and crisp.
Harman Kardon provides aural pleasure, whereas the built-in AudioWizard comes with 5 presets to adjust the laptop's audio setting according to your needs.
All the requisite holes are available (as pictured above), while the long-lasting battery makes it last up to 3x longer than other guys - I mean uh, machines.
Meanwhile, fast charge tech means you can get up to 60% juice in 49 minutes, perfect for scatter-brained idiots like me who often forgot to turn on the main power and slowly lets the life drain out of the poor machine until it dies a pitiful death (usually in the midst of a heated Dota session).
Powered by up to Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete graphics, these colourful babies also feature up to a 1TB PCIe SSD plus Intel Optane memory for speedier load times.
So, Buy or No Buy?
And now the key point that you've been waiting for: Should you sell a kidney for this?
The Asus VivoBook S15 retails for RM3,199 while the Asus VivoBook S14 retails for RM3,899. (Click the links for full tech specs.)
The prices certainly aren't cheap, but as my mom used to say: '一分钱一分货', which translates to 'you get what you pay for.'
And at this pretty price, there's no doubt you'll be getting a pretty product.