New ASUS VivoBooks S14 and S15 will have ScreenPad 2.0

Published May 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

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ASUS announced VivoBook S14 (S431 / S432) and VivoBook S15 (S531 / S532), a pair of ultraportables featuring the ASUS ScreenPad 2.0 secondary screen, designed to support user productivity. It will ship off with five color‑blocking finishes, targeting the younger users. The sleek metal chassis includes the ErgoLift hinge, built to improve typing experience.

These laptops incorporate the new frameless four‑sided NanoEdge display design that gives them more compact dimensions, and an immersive viewing experience with up to 88% screen‑to‑body ratio. They are powered by up to Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete graphics. They also feature up to a 1TB PCIe SSD. These are also the first VivoBooks to feature an infrared (IR) camera, and Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax).

VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15 are the first in the series to feature ASUS ScreenPad 2.0. Powered by the new ScreenXpert software, ScreenPad 2.0 now has a larger 5.65-inch touchscreen that offers  new features, such as the Quick Key, enabling one-tap automation of keyboard sequences, Handwriting for natural text input, and Number Key. The revised smartphone like interface is more intuitive for improved ease of use. Third party developers can also use ASUS API to optimize their software and user experiences for ScreenPad. The hardware is now also more energy efficient than its predecessor, allowing for 2.5X longer battery life when ScreenPad is in use.

VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15 have metal chassis available in Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver, and Gun Metal, with each color featuring complementing accents to give the laptops color‑blocking designs that really pop. The nature‑inspired Moss Green is paired with Energetic Orange accents to showcase the spirit of exploring the great outdoors, while the street‑styled Punk Pink with Moss Green trim represents the rebellious streak of a younger generation that’s not afraid to stand up for their beliefs. To appeal to a younger market, these VivoBooks are the first in the range to feature the VivoBook logo on the lid, the lid also features a tactile textured finish to further highlight the series’ different approach to computing. There are also intricate design touches like twill‑inspired vents and speakers on the underside of the chassis.

The NanoEdge display design provides VivoBook S14 and VivoBook S15 with a more compact chassis footprint. Weighing just 1.4 kg and 1.8 kg respectively, they easily slip into a messenger bag or backpack, so it’s perfect for users who are constantly on‑the‑go.

 
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