ASUS VivoBook S15 15.6” FHD Laptop with Intel i7-1165G7
Dreamy white ASUS VivoBook S15 S533 (S533EA-DH74-WH) is a slim and lightweight laptop with a 15.6-inch FHD display, Intel i7-1165G7 processor, 512GB PCIe SSD, 16GB DDR4 memory, Windows 10 Home operating system, fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard and connectivity options including the WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 4. The average customer rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars by 74 users at the moment for this popular hot new release laptop. You can also purchase it with the tenth generation Intel i7-10510U processor.
The quarter two of 2020 release 11th generation quad core Intel i7-1165G7 processor with IPU (12M cache, 4 cores & 8 threads with hyperthreading) has a speed range of 2.8GHz and 4.7GHz with the turbo boost frequency. The average CPU PassMark benchmark score is 10414 for an advanced performance. The typical Thermal Design Power- TDP is 15 watts for a longer battery life. 512GB PCIe Solid State Drive makes your computer feel snappy overall, opening the files, starting and shutting down quickly. 16GB DDR4 SDRAM memory at 2666MHz lets you open different browser tabs and apps at the same time without delays or freezing.
It has a metal chassis and 16mm z-height and an ergonomic backlit keyboard with 1.4mm key travel and a numeric keypad. You have the fingerprint sensor that is activated through Windows Hello for easy sign-in. 15.6″ Full HD NanoEdge bezel display has a great 86% screen-to-body ratio and 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution for very clear images. It is suitable for use for media editing and some gaming and you shall be able to play some of the latest games at higher settings and resolutions. The built-in Intel Iris Xe graphics card is faster than the older Iris Plus G7 and offers the best performance on any non-dedicated GPU we have come across so far.
Dreamy white Asus VivoBook is lightweight and sturdy, weighs 3.97 pounds and measures 14.2 x 9.2 x 0.63 inches. It is a great size if you don’t want a small display yet you want portability. It looks nice with the diamond-cut edges and a textured finish and you may want to check out the different color options and availability. There is no Optical Drive or RJ-45 connector and the connectivity options include 802.11ax wireless, Bluetooth 5, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 4 USB-C port, SD & MSD Card Reader, and an HDMI output. You can charge your smartphone at full speed through the Thunderbolt 4 USB-C port.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system is pre-installed on this machine and is the most preferred Windows version so far with its user-friendly interface and features. It does not support and external GPU but the Iris Xe is quite fast and powerful for a built-in graphics card. It is not a gaming machine for heavy gaming purposes but you can use it pretty much for everything else and overall it offers pretty good value for the dollar. You can log on quickly with the fingerprint sensor without dramas and you can type fast and with great accuracy on the keyboard. Someone pointed out that the silver backlit keyboard may be a little hard to see during the day and you may want to choose the Indie black color. It is not an expensive machine for what it is- the performance level, functionality and appearance and offers good value for the dollar.