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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) Laptop Review

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) Laptop Review

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is the workhorse that has handled the computing needs of many companies, and homes users. Dell recently upgraded it with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors, so let’s check out the latest, refreshed Dell Inspiron 7570 model!

 

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Models

The 7570 model (Price Check) is the latest iteration of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 laptop. Dell currently offers a base model, and a premium model. Let’s compare their specifications :

SpecificationsDell Inspiron 15 7000
(Base Model)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
(Premium Model)
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8250U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 1.6 GHz to 3.4 GHz
- 6 MB L3 cache
Intel Core i7-8550U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 1.8 GHz to 4.0 GHz
- 8 MB L3 cache
Graphics ProcessorIntel UHD Graphics 620
- up to 1.1 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
- with 4 GB GDDR5 memory
Intel UHD Graphics 620
- up to 1.15 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
- with 4 GB GDDR5 memory
Memory4 GB DDR4-24008 GB DDR4-2400
Storage128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)
Display15.6" IPS LED display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
15.6" IPS LED display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
CamerasHD webcam
Infra-Red Camera (for Windows Hello)
HD webcam
Infra-Red Camera (for Windows Hello)
Optical DriveNoneNone
SD Card ReaderYes, 3-in-1Yes, 3-in-1
Wireless802.11ac (dual-band, 2x2)
Bluetooth 4.2
802.11ac (dual-band, 2x2)
Bluetooth 4.2
AudioWaves MaxxAudio Pro with 2 speakersWaves MaxxAudio Pro with 2 speakers
KeyboardBacklit full-sized, spill-resistant keyboardBacklit full-sized, spill-resistant keyboard
Touch PadMulti-touch, gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrollingMulti-touch, gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrolling
Ports1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) with PowerShare
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)
1 x Ethernet
1 x HDMI out
1 x 3.5 mm audio out
1 x Power adapter
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) with PowerShare
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)
1 x Ethernet
1 x HDMI out
1 x 3.5 mm audio out
1 x Power adapter
Slots1 x Noble Security Lock1 x Noble Security Lock
Power3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 42 WHr capacity
- non-removable

65 W AC adapter
3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 42 WHr capacity
- non-removable

65 W AC adapter
Dimensions361.4 mm wide
244.5 mm deep
20.04 mm thick
361.4 mm wide
244.5 mm deep
20.04 mm thick
Weight1.995 kg1.995 kg
Warranty2 year Premium Support with On-Site Service2 year Premium Support with On-Site Service
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Unboxing The Dell Inspiron 15 7000

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) comes in a minimalist Dell brown cardboard box. Let’s take a quick look, and unbox it!

Inside, you will find the following items :

  • The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) laptop
  • One 65 W Dell power adaptor with power cord
  • One set of User Guide and Safety & Regulatory Information

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Up Close

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) is a workhorse, but Dell prettied it up as best they could. It sports a thin bezel design, reducing its overall size while maintaining a large 15.6″ display.

On the left side, you will find the power port, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C) port, a HDMI port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) ports and the 3.5 mm audio out port.

The SD card reader is located on the right side, next to a third USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) slot and a collapsible Ethernet LAN port. Right at the end is the Noble security lock slot.

It is surprisingly thin – just 2 cm at its thickest point, and lighter than it looks at just under 2 kg.

 

Narrow Bezel IPS Display

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) sports a narrow bezel LED backlit display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Thanks to its IPS panel, it has a wide 178° viewing angle, and a decent colour gamut.

This is not the InfinityEdge display you find in the new Dell XPS 13 2018, so there is enough space at the top for a HD web camera (1280 x 720 pixels), and the infra-red camera that allows for Windows Hello facial recognition.

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180-Degree Hinges

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) has 180-degree hinges, which allow you to lay the screen almost flat. It was meant to work in conjunction with a touch screen display (available in some countries), to allow for easier sketching, or collaboration with other people. The touch screen option is not available in Malaysia.

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Keyboard & Touchpad

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) has a full-sized keyboard with chiclet keys. It is backlit, and spill-resistant.

It comes with a relatively large touchpad that supports multi-touch gestures and scrolling.

The large surface area gives you a lot of space to rest your wrist, while keeping clear of the large touchpad.

If you are wondering where is the fingerprint sensor, Dell integrated it into the Power button on the upper right corner of the keyboard. Yes, the fingerprint sensor is PART of the Power button!

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Cooling Vents & Rubber Feet

The Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor, with an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU. All of their heat is channeled and exhausted out the back and underside, through these series of cooling vents.

Note the thick rubber strip running along the width of the Inspiron 15 7000. There is another one in the front. They keep the Inspiron 15 7000 securely “locked” to your table or lap. These rubber strips work better than four small rubber feet used in many laptops.

 

Speakers

There are two speakers – one on each side – on the underside, near the front rubber feet. They are powered by Waves MaxxAudio Pro, but don’t expect much from them. They are basic speakers. If you want better audio, use headphones.

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Performance

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) laptop is powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor. Specifically, you have the option of either using the Intel Core i7-8550U or the Intel Core i5-8250U processor.

The Intel Core i7-8550U has a maximum clock speed of 4 GHz and a 8 MB L3 cache, while the Core i5-8250U has a maximum clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a 6 MB L3 cache. Despite being quad-core processors with large caches, they are low-power 15 W processors.

Surprisingly for a laptop in this price range, it has a dedicated graphics processor – the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 384 stream processors. While it uses the older NVIDIA GM108 GPU,, it is still far more powerful than the Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated graphics, especially when it comes with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory.

Our model came with 8 GB of fast DDR4-2400 memory, which is fantastic. Anything less will greatly limit the performance of this laptop.

Dell offers 4 GB of DDR4-2400 memory with the Core i5 model, but we recommend upgrading to 8 GB.

 

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Storage

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) comes with both a M.2 solid state drive, and a SATA hard disk drive. The Core i5 base model comes with a small 128 GB SanDisk X400 SSD, while the Core i7 premium mdoel comes with a roomier 256 GB SanDisk X400 SSD. Both models come with a 1 TB Seagate ST1000LM035 hard disk drive.

Our model came with the 256 GB SSD, which is very nice. We have to point out that with a 128 GB SSD, you will be left with about 93 GB of free space in the SSD – hardly enough to install more than a few applications and a game or two.

That said, it comes with a 1 TB hard disk drive. It may be much slower than the SSD, but it offers plenty of storage space for your other applications, games and content. Just remember not to shake or drop the laptop while you’re using it!

 

The Battery

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) is powered by a small 3-cell lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 42 WHrs, which is recharged by a 65 W power adaptor. We understand the need to keep the Inspiron 15 7000 thinner and lighter, but this means it has a relatively short battery life.

In our battery life tests running YouTube videos on the Inspiron 15 7000 with the display brightness set to 40%, it lasted 4 hours. In our real world usage tests, we were able to work on it for about 5 hours before the battery capacity dropped to 10%.

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Our Verdict On The Dell Inspiron 15 7000

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) may be a workhorse model, but it follows the trend of making thinner and lighter laptops. It is now just 20 mm thick, and weighs just 2 kg. A far cry from the older 15.6″ Inspiron models of the past.

In fact, the overall size of the Inspiron 15 7000 has been reduced, Thanks to thinner bezels, the large 15.6″ display fits in a form factor that is closer to that of a traditional 14″ laptop.

What the Inspiron 15 7000 lacks in inspired beauty, it makes up for in sheer power – quad-core Intel processors, and an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 4GB of RAM. It even comes with dual storage drives – a fast solid state drive, and a large capacity hard disk drive.

The truly unfortunate thing is its small 3-cell battery. We managed to get 5 hours of real-world usage out of it. Not bad considering how much performance we are getting out of the Inspiron 15 7000, but it sure gave us battery life anxiety when we used it on-the-go.

All in all, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) offers a nice combination of powerful computing and graphics performance with a large display in a relatively thin and compact form factor. On top of that, you get the best of both worlds when it comes to storage – a very fast solid state drive + a spacious hard disk drive.

Pros Cons
15.6″ Full HD IPS display with 178° viewing angle Small battery capacity, with a relatively short battery life
Smaller form factor that is 20 mm thin, and only weighs 2.0 kg Unimpressive speakers
Comes with both an SSD and a HDD Bulky power adaptor
Has an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory  
Cool-running, thanks to improved cooling solution  
Fingerprint sensor and infra-red camera for quick Windows Hello login.  
Full-sized backlit spill-resistant keyboard

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The ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U) Laptop Review

In June, ASUS revealed the 2017 ASUS ZenBook & VivoBook laptops, with the first VivoBook units arriving in August. Much of the attention was focused on the ASUS ZenBook models, but what about the VivoBooks? In this review, we will take a close look at the ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510) laptop, and see what this hidden gem offers!

 

The ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U) Laptop

The ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) is available in a variety of configurations. The model we reviewed is the Icicle Gold-coloured S510U with a dual-core Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 4 GB of RAM and a storage configuration of a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB hard disk drive.

Let’s take a look at the VivoBook S15’s specifications and other available configuration options :

SpecificationsASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U)Other Available Options
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 Professional
Endless OS
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7200UIntel Core i7-8550U
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel Core i7-7500U
Intel Core i3-7100U
Memory4 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM
Display15.6" Full HD anti-glare LED display (60 Hz)
- 45% NTSC colour gamut, 178˚viewing angle
15.6" HD anti-glare LED display (60 Hz)
- 45% NTSC colour gamut
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM)
Storage128 GB SATA3 M.2 SSD
1 TB SATA3 HDD (5400 RPM)
256 GB SATA3 M.2 SSD
512 GB SATA3 M.2 SSD
500 GB SATA3 HDD (5400 RPM)
2 TB SATA3 HDD (5400 RPM)
Card ReaderSD/SDHC Card Reader
WebcamVGA Web Camera (640 x 480)
NetworkingWiFi : 802.11ac (2x2)
Bluetooth v4.1
Interfaces1 x 3.5 mm microphone + headphone port
1 x USB 3.1 Type C port
1 x USB 3.1 Type A port
2 x USB 2.0 Type A ports
1 x HDMI port
Fingerprint SensorYes, integrated into touch pad
AudioStereo 2 W speakers + microphone
ASUS SonicMaster Technology
KeyboardFull-sized backlit keyboard (1.4 mm key travel)Full-sized keyboard (1.4 mm key travel)
Battery3 cell lithium-ion polymer battery (42 WHrs)
- Fast charging capability (60% in 49 minutes)
Dimensions364.4 mm wide
243.5 mm deep
17.9 mm thick
Weight1.7 kg1.5 kg (with SSD only)
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Unboxing The ASUS VivoBook S15

The ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) comes in the form of a box and a bundled backpack. Let’s take a look at the package, and unbox the ASUS VivoBook S15!

The entirety of the ASUS VivoBook S15 package consists of :

  • One ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) laptop
  • One 65 W ASUS compact power adaptor with power cord
  • One set of ASUS VivoBook S15 user guides
  • One ASUS 15.6″ laptop backpack

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The ASUS VivoBook S15 Up Close

The ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) is the latest and most premium model in the ASUS VivoBook series. It is a slim and lightweight 15.6″ Windows 10 laptop in a form factor of a traditional 14″ laptop, thanks to its 7.8 mm bezel. It is also extremely thin at just 17.9 mm and weighs only 1.7 kg.

On the left side of the VivoBook S15, you will find two USB 2.0 ports and an SD/SDHC card reader. The USB 2.0 ports are quite a disappointment. For a 2017 model, we would have expected no less than USB 3.0 ports.

There are two USB 3.1 ports on the right side, flanking the HDMI port – one Type A port, and one Type C reversible port. Both are Gen 1 ports, which means they’re really USB 3.0 ports for all intents and purposes. You will also find a 3.5 mm earphone and microphone port, with power port at the far end.

You may also note by now how thin the VivoBook S15 really is. At its thickest point, it is just under 18 mm in thickness. It is much thinner than traditional 14″ laptops, putting the VivoBook S15 (Price Check) in the UltraBook category.

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ASUS NanoEdge Display

The VivoBook S15 (Price Check) boasts what ASUS calls their NanoEdge display. That’s a fancy name for a narrow bezel design already common in high-end laptops and UltraBooks, but not more affordable laptops like the VivoBook S15.

This is an important point to note, because the narrow 7.8 mm bezel allows ASUS to fit a large 15.6″ display into the form factor of a traditional 14″ laptop. The end result is a smaller form factor for the same large display. In fact, it has an 80% screen-to-body ratio.

The display itself uses an IPS panel, with a wide 178° viewing angle, and a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. It has an LED backlight with a decent colour gamut of 45% NTSC. All-in-all, this is a beautiful display.

Just above the display though is a web camera with an astoundingly low resolution of 640 x 480, rendering it virtually useless. We would have expected no less than a 720p webcam with 3X the resolution in this day and age.

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Full-Sized Keyboard

The ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) has a full-sized keyboard with chiclet keys. They boast a 1.4 mm key travel for more comfortable typing. Our model came with backlit keys, which may not be offered in some regions.

 

ASUS IceCool Technology

The VivoBook S15 (Price Check) has an improved cooling system, that ASUS calls their IceCool technology. It uses a smart fan, thin heat pipes, and an improved design, to keep the average palm rest temperature of the VivoBook S15 below 35°C.

Part of the new cooling design includes these cooling vents hidden behind the keyboard – the same design used in the Apple MacBook Pro. The hot air is exhausted upwards, which improves performance and makes for a more comfortable laptop experience.

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Touch Pad & Fingerprint Sensor

The ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) laptop has a large touch pad that measures 105 x 75 mm. A small fingerprint sensor is embedded into the right corner of this touch pad. This is similar to the touch sensors on smartphones, allowing for quick and secure authentication of the VivoBook S15 user.

 

Speakers

The ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) has two 2 W speakers with resonance chambers on the underside, facing the front. These speakers may lack the Harman Kardon branding of the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe, but they have been tuned by the ASUS Golden Ear team for optimal audio fidelity.

While we are here, you may note the four large rubber feet, and the lack of cooling vents, on the underside. The former keep the VivoBook S15 firm on the table top, while the latter ensure that the VivoBook S15 does not overheat while you are using it on the go. The cooling vents, as you may recall, are hidden behind the keyboard.

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ASUS VivoBook S15 Performance

This ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) laptop is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core processor, specifically the Intel Core i5-7200U. This is a low-power 15 W dual-core processor with a 3 MB L3 cache, a clock speed of 2.5 GHz and a turbo clock of 3.1 GHz.

Surprisingly for a laptop in this price range, it has a dedicated graphics processor – the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 384 stream processors. While it uses the older NVIDIA GM108 GPU,, it is still far more powerful than the Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated graphics, especially when it comes with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory.

What’s rather disappointing for a laptop of this refinement though is the 4 GB of memory it comes with. Granted, it’s fast DDR4-2400 (Hynix HMA851S6AFR6N-UH) memory, but it is still just 4 GB of memory. It should have come with 8 GB of memory.

 

ASUS VivoBook S15 Storage

ASUS offers a variety of solid state and hard disk drive storage options. You can also opt for SSD-only storage, or HDD-only storage. If you choose to use only an SSD, you can reduce the weight of the VivoBook S15 to just 1.5 kg.

Our model came with both – a small 128 GB Toshiba THNSNK128GVN8 M.2 SSD, as well as a large 1 TB Seagate ST1000LM035 hard disk drive. This combination offers fast boot-up with a large storage capacity, at a low cost.

That said, we would recommend that you try to get at least a 256 GB SSD. With Windows 10 Home installed, there is only 93 GB of space left for you to use – hardly enough to install more than a few applications and games.

The ability to install two drives cannot be understated. It is possible to configure the VivoBook S15 with a 512 GB SSD together with a 2 TB Seagate hard disk drive, giving you a total storage capacity of 2.5 TB!

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ASUS VivoBook S15 Battery

The ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) has an internal 3-cell battery with a capacity of 42 WHrs. Instead of the usual lithium-ion cylinder batteries though, it uses the newer lithium-polymer battery technology. This allows for a slimmer form factor, as well as a 3X longer lifespan.

They also implemented the new ASUS Battery Health Charging Technology to prolong its lifespan and decrease the battery expansion rate. Finally, they added fast charging capability, allowing the VivoBook S15 to recharge its battery to 60% in just 49 minutes.

For all these technologies though, the 3-cell battery is short on battery life. This is an unfortunate consequence of such slim designs. In our battery life tests running YouTube videos on the VivoBook S15 with the display brightness set to 40%, it lasted just over 4.5 hours. In our real world usage tests, we were able to work on it for about 5.5 hours before the battery capacity dropped to 10%.

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Our Verdict On The ASUS VivoBook S15

When we first saw the 2017 ASUS ZenBook & VivoBook laptops, we will admit that we were more interested in the high-end ZenBook models. The VivoBooks seemed, at first glance, to be simple, budget-oriented versions of their ZenBook cousins. That could not be further from the truth.

The ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) laptop is an impressive example of computer hardware engineering in its own right. Remember, this is the most affordable model in the 2017 ASUS ZenBook & VivoBook range. Yet, ASUS managed to fit a 15.6″ Full HD IPS display into a 14″ form factor that is only 18 mm thick, and weighs just 1.7 kg.

To achieve this, ASUS used all the tricks in the book – reducing the bezel, using a lithium-polymer battery in a metal unibody chassis, and throwing away the VGA port. Somehow, they could do all this while creating enough space for a hard disk drive to be installed, in addition to a M.2 SSD.

Yes, the ASUS VivoBook S15 can be configured with both an SSD and a HDD. It is actually possible to equip it with a 512 GB SSD and a 2 TB hard disk drive for a total storage capacity of 2.5 TB!

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Our ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) came with just 4 GB of RAM. That may be sufficient for office use, but does not do it justice. The first upgrade we would recommend would be to add another 4 GB of DDR4 memory. In some regions, ASUS will allow you to configure the VivoBook S15 with up to 16 GB of DDR4-2133 memory.

You will love the Full HD IPS display with its 178˚ wide viewing angle, and the full-sized keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel. If you have the option of selecting the backlit option, you should go for it – it will make typing in dim light so much easier!

You may not appreciate it at first, but once you start using it, you will love the fast fingerprint sensor. We are all used to such sensors in our smartphones, and transitioning to it on our computers is easy. You will wonder why not all laptops come with a fast fingerprint sensor.

Did we mention how thin and light the VivoBook S15 is? It’s really thin and light, despite the size of its display. And what you will realise after some time – how cool it runs. Even if you put it through the paces, you will never get your palms and laps burned.

Pros Cons
• 15.6″ Full HD IPS display with 178˚ viewing angle • VGA webcam only
• Smaller form factor that is 18 mm thin, and only weighs 1.7 kg • Two of the USB ports are still USB 2.0
• Comes with both an SSD and a HDD • Relatively small battery capacity
• Has an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory • Ships with just 4 GB of memory
• Cool-running, thanks to improved cooling solution
• Lithium-polymer battery with 3X longer lifespan and fast-charging capability
• Has a fast fingerprint sensor for quick Windows Hello login
• Full-sized backlit keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel

There are some things we did not quite like though. We cannot understand why ASUS would use a VGA webcam in an age when even cheap smartphones have front cameras that record video in 1080p! We also cannot understand the decision to keep two of the USB ports stuck in year 2000. After all, the USB 3.1 standard is backward-compatible with older USB standards…

These anachronisms aside, the ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) is a great laptop for those who want a powerful laptop with a large display and storage capacity without feeling like they just lugged a desktop PC. It even has an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU built-in for games and hardware acceleration of 3D graphics rendering and photo editing software.

For its combination of a large brilliant display, discrete graphics and dual drive storage options, in a thin and light form factor, we think the ASUS VivoBook S15 (Price Check) deserves no less than our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, ASUS!

 

The ASUS VivoBook S15 Lowest Prices

Here are the lowest prices for the following ASUS VivoBook S15 models :

  • ASUS VivoBook S15 with Intel Core i7-7500U, 32 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, Full HD display : $1210
  • ASUS VivoBook S15 with Intel Core i7-7500U, 32 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Full HD display : $1115
  • ASUS VivoBook S15 with Intel Core i7-7500U, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Full HD display : $965
  • ASUS VivoBook S15 with Intel Core i7-7500U, 12 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Full HD display : $945
  • ASUS VivoBook S15 with Intel Core i7-7500U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Full HD display : $849
  • ASUS VivoBook S15 with Intel Core i7-7500U, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Full HD display : $789

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The 2017 ASUS ZenBook & VivoBook Laptops Revealed!

At the prestigious The Edge of Beyond 2017 event, ASUS launched a stunning line-up of thin and light ASUS ZenBook and ASUS VivoBook laptops. Get the full details of the incredibly svelte 2017 ASUS ZenBook and VivoBook laptops, including their price and availability!

 

The 2017 ASUS ZenBook & VivoBook Laptops Revealed!

Thin and light is obviously the the motto of the day. Everything ASUS revealed was both thin and light. No exceptions.

The new ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370) is the world’s thinnest convertible laptop; while the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) is the world’s thinnest [1] 14″ laptop. Even the powerful ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550) is the thinnest and lightest laptop in the professional-grade ultraportable series.

The ASUS VivoBook family also received the same treatment. The ASUS VivoBook S15 features a 15.6″ display in a 14″-class chassis; while the ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 packs a tremendous amount of computing and graphics power in a form factor that is less than 20 mm thick.

[1] As of 1st May, 2017 based on internal ASUS market analysis of 2-in-1 convertible laptops with the following key competitive criteria: Windows or OS X operating system; thickness measured at z-height; Intel Core processor; non-detachable keyboard.

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Price & Availability

In this video, Leo Tseng, Country Manager of ASUS Malaysia, reveals the price and availability of the 2017 ASUS ZenBook and VivoBook laptops.

Here is a summary of the price and availability of the 2017 ASUS ZenBook and VivoBook laptops :

  • ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) is available now with an SRP of RM 8,299 / ~US$ 1,969
  • ASUS ZenBook 3 Pro (UX550) is available now with an SRP of RM 7,299 / ~US$ 1,729
  • ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370) is available in early August with an SRP of RM 6,699 / ~US$ 1,589
  • ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) is available in early August with an SRP of RM 4,799 / ~US$ 1,139
  • ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510) is available in early July with an SRP of RM 3,699 / ~US$ 879 (Core i7) or RM 2,899 / ~US$ 689 (Core i5).

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The 2017 ASUS ZenBook & VivoBook Laptops

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)

SRP (+GST): RM 8,299 / ~US$ 1,969
Availability: Available now

The stunning all-aluminum ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe, winner of a Computex 2017 d&i Award, has a 12.9mm-thin and 1.1 kg-light 13-inch-class chassis that houses a gorgeous 14-inch NanoEdge ultranarrow-bezel display. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the world’s thinnest 14″ laptop, providing users with the perfect balance between portability and productivity.

The ZenBook 3 Series is designed to deliver unprecedented performance, and ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes this to the next level with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16 GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a blazingly-fast up 1 TB PCI Express SSD — one of the largest-capacity SSDs available.

Unrivalled expansion capabilities are provided by two USB Type-C ports that are Thunderbolt 3-enabled with support for 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays and power delivery. ZenBook 3 Deluxe comes with Windows 10 and is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for easy one-touch login with Windows Hello.

 

ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550)

SRP (+GST): RM 7,299 / ~US$ 1,729
Availability: beginning of August 2017

ASUS ZenBook Pro is designed to entice with pure, unadulterated power. This redesigned model —winner of a Computex 2017 Best Choice Award — is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful ZenBook Pro ever, offering discerning professional users a winning combination of serious performance and supremely elegant design. Every part of ZenBook Pro has been crafted to make it faster, more powerful and more amazing than the previous generation.

Using the highest performance 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor for notebooks, gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, a 512 GB PCIe x4 SSD and 16 GB DDR4 RAM, it delivers ultimate computing performance and unrivaled style, with day-long battery life of up to 14 hours.

The ASUS ZenBook Pro features a stunning 15.6″ FHD NanoEdge display for an expanded view and quad-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio, creating an incredible visual and audio experience. ZenBook Pro features Windows 10 and is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for quick and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello.

Despite its astonishing performance, ZenBook Pro is incredibly compact, with a precision-crafted all-aluminum unibody that’s just 18.9 mm thin and 1.8 kg light. The NanoEdge display has a slim 7.3 mm bezel that enhances the beauty of ZenBook Pro while minimizing its overall dimensions. Every detail of ZenBook Pro is even more beautiful than before — including its iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish, diamond-cut silver edges, and illuminated lid logo.

 

ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370)

SRP (+GST): RM 6,699 / ~US$ 1,589
Availability: beginning of August 2017

ASUS ZenBook Flip S, winner of a Computex 2017 d&i Award, is the world’s thinnest1 convertible laptop, and also one of the lightest. Combining elegant sophistication with the convenience and versatility of a 360°-flippable display, this ultrathin convertible is only 10.9 mm thin and 1.1 kg light. The innovative 360° ErgoLift hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135°.

ZenBook Flip S features Windows 10 and is powered by 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and an ultrafast 512 GB PCIe SSD, allowing users to sail through everyday computing tasks with ease. To keep ZenBook Flip S comfortably cool, ASUS engineers invented a brand-new cooling system using state-of-the-art components, including a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that’s just 0.3mm thin.

The FHD multitouch NanoEdge display on ZenBook Flip S supports an active stylus, combining an amazing visual experience with the convenience of effortless and intuitive interactivity. ZenBook Flip S also includes one of our smallest-ever laptop fingerprint sensors — measuring just 16 x 3.6 mm — for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode.

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ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 (N580)

SRP (+GST): RM 4,799 / ~US$ 1,139
Availability: beginning of August 2017

ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 is a slim and lightweight 15.6-inch Windows 10 laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with 4 GB DDR4 RAM and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. An intelligent dual-fan cooling system with a dual-copper thermal module and heat pipes ensures the system stays cool during intense gaming sessions or under heavy loads.

VivoBook Pro 15 has a FHD (1920 x 1080) display with wide-view technology and a wide 100 percent sRGB color gamut. It features Harman Kardon-certified audio, including twin speakers with large 8cc audio chambers and smart-amplifier technology for 3.2X louder volume. VivoBook Pro 15 features support for ASUS Pen (optional)

 

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510)

SRP (+GST): RM 3,699 / ~US$ 879 (Core i7) or RM 2,899 / ~US$ 689 (Core i5)
Availability: beginning of July 2017

ASUS VivoBook S15 is the latest and most premium model in the VivoBook Series. This 15.6″ slim and lightweight Windows 10 laptop is designed for those constantly on the go, with a 17.9mm profile and weighing just 1.5 kg.

It features an Icicle Gold finish for a quality feel, and a NanoEdge display with a slim 7.8 mm bezel that provides a larger display area for more immersive viewing.

This stylish laptop is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor with 4GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics.

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