$499 for a laptop!? When laptops get more affordable than a smartphone, it makes some people wonder and ask “Wait, what?”. ASUS just redefined affordability yesterday when they launched the new ASUS Vivobook S, a $499-Kabylake powered laptop.
As part of the Vivobook line-up, the Vivobook S has clean and stylish look without sacrificing performance. It offers a great balance of beauty and performance, but at a purse-friendly cost.
The Vivobook series has 3 variants, but the base variant piqued our interest: the Vivobook S15 S510UA. Like most brands, when they say “price starts at…” it is very likely that that quoted price is for the base variant; in this case, it’s the Vivobook S15 S510UA. We’re putting this at the grain of salt though, but looking at the specs below, the $499 price is just about right.
ASUS Vivobook S15 S510UA Specifications (base variant):
- Processor: (1) Intel Core i7-7100U
- Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics
- Display: 15.6″ (16:9) LED backlit HD (1366×768) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
- Memory: 8gb up tp 16 GB SDRAM (on selected models)
- Storage: 500GB 5400RPM SATA HDD
- Interfaces: 1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack; 1 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1); 1 x USB 3.0 port(s); 2 x USB 2.0 port(s); 1 x HDMI
- Keyboard: Chicklet keyboard
- Speaker: Built-in Stereo 2 W Speakers And Microphone;
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- Camera: VGA Web Camera
- Wireless Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
- Battery: 3 Cells 42 Whrs Battery
- Height: 17.9mm; Width: 361.4mm; Depth: 243.5mm; Weight: 1.7kg
- $499 (USD) or roughly around PhP25,000, before applicable taxes
As for the full list of variants, check out the list below.
We will confirm this with ASUS Philippines, and we will update you as soon as possible. For now, enjoy looking at some of the photos of ASUS Vivobook S we took below:
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.