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ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510Ux models)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510Ux models). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and size are generally positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and sound. Views are divided on the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510Ux models) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Hardik Singh (digit.in)

Asus VivoBook S15 Review

 

The Asus Vivobook S15 is a step in the right direction in terms of design, but it does miss out in some areas.

Decent display ; Good performance ; Lightweight

Sub-par battery life ; Average build ; Unsatisfying keyboard

The Asus Vivobook S15 seems like a half-hearted attempt at making a mainstream laptop that is thin and light and packs-in the latest hardware. While it offers impressive specifications it does disappoint on a few (but critical) basics.

2018-02

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (trustedreviews.com)

Asus VivoBook S510U

 

An attractive mid-range laptop, for a good price. Asus VivoBook S510U.

Good-looking and durable ; Smooth performance ; Well-constructed keyboard

Occasionally iffy touchpad ; No dedicated graphics ; Screen lacks colour accuracy

There are other portable mid-range laptops available at the same price, but the Asus VivoBook S510U serves up some good specs in an attractive and rugged metal chassis.

2018-03

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Asus VivoBook S510 review: Weak battery life hobbles this capable ultralight

 

The Asus VivoBook S510 impresses with its looks, feel, and agility with day-to-day office tasks, but it falls painfully short in a key area: battery life.

Thin and light shell for a 15.6-inch ultrabook ; Built-in fingerprint reader ; Above-average speakers

Limited display brightness ; Poor battery life

The $799 VivoBook S510 looks enticing, given its 15-inch display, peppy productivity and solid selection of ports, all crammed into a sleek 3.7-pound shell. Unfortunately, the S510's weak battery life means you'll be searching for a power socket much...

2017-11

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Asus VivoBook S15 review

 

There's nothing much to the Asus VivoBook S15, but, then again, that's sort of the point. It's a 15.6-inch laptop, but since Asus shaved off some of the frame around the screen, the brushed aluminum-clad body is smaller (and yes, it also looks like a...

The Asus VivoBook S15 puts a big 15.6-inch screen in an ultraportable body starting at a reasonable price. It has a spacious backlit keyboard, a responsive precision touchpad with a built-in fingerprint reader and nice-sounding stereo speakers. It's...

Battery life is brief compared with its competitors.

The Asus VivoBook S15 makes a good coffee shop laptop for those who want a bigger screen. Just make sure to pick a table near an outlet.

2017-08

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Asus VivoBook S510

 

Laptops with 15-inch screens are the most popular size, but most are way too heavy to carry on a regular basis. Most truly portable 15-inchers on the market, such as the MacBook Pro and the Dell XPS 15, tend to cost well over $1,000. Enter the Asus...

2017-07

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (techradar.com)

Asus VivoBook S510U review

 

An average laptop for the average user

Solid performance ; Sturdy build quality

Fingerprint sensor placement ; Finicky touchpad ; ‘Meh’ battery life

This Asus VivoBook S is an affordable laptop that doesn’t stand out from the crowd, yet still hits all the marks.

2017-11

Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ (i5-7200U, 940MX) Laptop Review

 

The Unfinished. Asus' multimedia-office newcomer compels with its elegant design and a particularly light and compact case, but can hardly keep up in the gaming arena with its GeForce 940MX. Despite many good attributes, we cannot give a purchase...

many variants to choose from ; light, compact, thin ; premium design ; flawless workmanship ; security features available ; good touchpad ; very good contrast ratio ; subpar SSD ; quiet ; decent sound system ; battery saving software available

case stability could be better ; 2x USB 2.0 ; port positions not ideal ; slow SD-card reader ; spongy keys ; display could have been brighter ; insufficient color space coverage ; bad webcam ; battery life much too short

Sorry Asus, but your stylish VivoBook S15 S510UQ is to some extent a failure. The test unit is sold for almost 1000 Euros (~$1180) on the market, and that rhymes neither with the mediocre case stability nor a keyboard that is just barely okay. And what...

2017-10

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

 

Super sleek for cheap. Imagine the XPS 15 9560 stripped down to ULV configuration levels at half the starting price and you get the new VivoBook S15 S510 series. While this sounds good on paper, chassis quality leaves a lot to be desired.

2x internal storage bays, upgradeable RAM ; maximum CPU Turbo Boost performance ; relatively easy serviceability ; thin and very lightweight ; attractive chassis design ; decent stereo speakers ; USB Type-C Gen. 1 ; low fan noise ; no PWM

weak key feedback; disappointing trackpad ; unusual surface temperature development ; below average battery life ; no Thunderbolt 3 or mDP ; flexible plastic base ; slow SD reader

The VivoBook S510 series was designed to be more affordable than the ZenBook, XPS, or Spectre series without being any heavier or less attractive. It is, an essence, a budget-mainstream notebook wrapped in a super-thin flagship design. Asus has...

2017-06

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus VivoBook S15 review

 

The Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ is a 15-inch laptop that is light, slim and attractive - and it's not too expensive either.

The Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ is not a perfect laptop. Its build could be better, the screen brighter and battery life longer.

2017-10

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Asus VivoBook S15 review: This cheaper 15-inch laptop looks good, weighs less

 

The $800 S15 base model is very mainstream on the inside, but if you're looking for a big screen and less weight, it's worth a look.

The Asus VivoBook S15 puts a big 15.6-inch screen in an ultraportable body starting at a reasonable price. It has a spacious backlit keyboard, a responsive precision touchpad with a built-in fingerprint reader and nice-sounding stereo speakers. It's...

Battery life is brief compared with its competitors.

The Asus VivoBook S15 makes a good coffee shop laptop for those who want a bigger screen. Just make sure to pick a table near an outlet.

2017-08

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1
Speaker power:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):42
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 0.5

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Colour name:Gold Metal
Colour of product:Black / Black, Gold / Gold / Grey / Grey, Metallic / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Metal
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 930MX / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX / NVIDIA GeForce GT 940M / NVIDIA GeForce MX130 / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Number of touchpad buttons:2
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
MIMO:Y
MIMO type:Multi User MIMO
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:N
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 2.47 / 3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.4 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-7100U / i5-7200U / i5-7250U / i5-8250U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Endless OS / Linux / N / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:Microsoft Office 365 / Microsoft Office 365 Customer

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD / SD,SDHC / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 240 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:FCAL, Serial ATA III / M.2 / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 240 / 256 / 480 / 500 / 512 / 628

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:243 / 243.5
Height :17 / 17.9
Height (front):1.79 / 1.85
Height (rear):1.79 / 1.95
Weight:1.5 / 1.7
Width:361 / 361.4