$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.
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.
- 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;
ASUS SonicMaster Technology
- 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.