A few weeks ago, ASUS released the Apollo Lake-powered VivoBook Max notebooks. And now, the Taiwanese brand is back with two new models – the new ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 and VivoBook S.
Unlike the budget-friendly VivoBook Max, these new laptops are staged at the premium category. However, they were still able to make the VivoBook S slightly affordable to fall in line with the Max. On the other hand, the VivoBook Pro 15 is targeted to the high-end market.
The ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580 brags powerful Intel 7th-Gen processors. You can either opt for the Core i7-7700HQ or the Core i7-7300HQ which are both beastly in performance. The CPU configurations can also be found in the also newly released ZenBook Pro and ZenBook Flip S. You can also back it up with up to 16GB of RAM.
Furthermore, the VivoBook Pro 15 also has discrete graphics. It will sport the NVIDIA GTX 1050, making it proficient to casual and eSports gaming. You can also go with up to 2TB of hard drive space, which is roomy to store all your games, media, etc.
The serious graphics power might be really essential not just for games, but to just basically power the notebook’s display. The VivoBook Pro 15 has a 15.6-inch display with a UHD 4K resolution. The screen also has a 100% sRGB color gamut, making this laptop enticing to video or photo editors.
And since this is a “Pro” notebook, ASUS also throws in a numpad. The numeric keys where situated intelligently so it wouldn’t take up too much space, making the overall dimensions of the notebook huge. The numpad blends seamlessly to the other backlit keyboard.
The VivoBook Pro 15 is also well-equipped with I/Os. There are two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C, LAN, HDMI, audio jack, and an SD card reader.
The ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 will be powered by a 47Wh battery and weighs at 2.2kg. There’s no official word yet about its availability, but the company said that it will have a starting price of USD799 (around Php40,000).
On the other hand, the ASUS VivoBook S is a slightly toned-down version of the former. It will still run with 7th-Gen Intel processors, but now only with an i7-7500U. It will also only have a NVIDIA GTX 940MX, instead of a Pascal-based discrete graphics.
Other few compromises include the missing numpad and the downgraded 15.6-inch display, now with only a full HD resolution.
However, it is still configurable for up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a spacious 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD setup. It will also only weigh 1.5kg, perfect for those who are always on the go.
Just like the Pro version, we still don’t have the official availability details for the VivoBook S. What we know is that it will have a starting price of USD499 (around Php25,000).
Source: Windows Blog