Computex 2019: ASUS Announces VivoBook S14 and S15 With ScreenPad 2.0

At Computex 2019 in Taipei, ASUS announced refreshed variants of the VivoBook S14 and S15. These are the first notebooks in the series to feature ASUS ScreenPad 2.0. Both the VivoBook S14 and S15 come in two variants each. The S14 variants are S431FL/ FA and S432FL/FA while the VivoBook S15 models are S15 S531FL/FA and S532FL/FA.

Technical Specifications:

As for the technical specifications, the S14 series comes with a 14-inch FHD display featuring a NanoEdge design. It offers 86 percent screen-to-body ratio. The S15 features a 15.6-inch FHD display offering an 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. Both laptops feature an ‘ErgoLift’ hinge, which tilts the keyboard up to 3.5 degrees for a more comfortable typing experience.In terms of hardware, both the VivoBook S14 and S15 are powered by up to 8th-Gen Core i7 processors. The S431FL/S531FL come with an Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU onboard while the S431FA/S531FA feature integrated Intel UHD graphics 620. The devices pack up to 16GB LPDDR3 RAM. The S14 variants offer up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage. The S15 offers dual storage options comprising of up to 1TB PCIe SSD and up to 2TB HDD.

The VivoBook S14 is powered by a 47Wh 2-cell battery while the S15 packs a 42Wh battery unit. Both come with support for fast charging. Both the devices run Windows 10 Pro or Home OS.

The laptops come with a host of connectivity ports including USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2, Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 2.0, HDMI port, audio jack, and an SD card reader. They also feature Wi-Fi 6 for faster speeds, and an IR camera that allows face unlock with Windows Hello.

On the audio front, both the laptops feature Harman Kardon certified audio with surround sound and smart amplifier technology.

The VivoBook S14 S432FL/FA and S15 S532FA/FL bear the same specs as the S431FL/FA and S531FA/FL, while adding a secondary touchscreen integrated into the trackpad. The screen measures 5.65-inches and bears FHD+ display resolution. It offers quick access to utilities, handwriting input and a number pad in a smartphone-like interface. The display surface is covered with glass for fingerprint and smudge resistance.

Pricing & Availability:

The pricing and availability of ASUS VivBook S14 and S15 will vary from region to region. They are available in colour options like Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver, and Gun Metal.

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