ASUS 15.6" VivoBook S15 S530UN Laptop (Gun Metal)

ASUS 15.6" VivoBook S15 S530UN Laptop (Gun Metal)

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ASUS 15.6" VivoBook S15 S530UN Laptop (Gun Metal)

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Expert Pick: Best Value - Creative
Designed for Photo Editing

  • 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-Core
  • 8GB DDR4 | 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080 Anti-Glare Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5)
  • microSD Card Reader
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) | Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB Type-A & Type-C | HDMI
  • NanoEdge Bezels & ErgoLift Hinge
  • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
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ASUS S15 Overview

  • 1Description
Expert Pick: Best Value - Creative
Designed for Photo Editing

The 15.6" VivoBook S15 S530UN Laptop from Asus is a thin, light, and stylish system for everyday use. Specs-wise, it's powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB M.2 SSD paired with a 1TB 5400 rpm HDD. Its 15.6" display, driven by an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card, features a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, wide 178° viewing angles, and ultra-slim NanoEdge bezels. Other integrated features include a microSD card reader, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-A and Type-C ports, an HDMI port, a webcam, microphones, speakers, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 (64-Bit).

ErgoLift Hinge
The VivoBook S15 features an ErgoLift hinge, which tilts the keyboard up to 3.5° for a better typing position. In turn, this also increases the space beneath the laptop for improved cooling.
NanoEdge Display
With ultra-slim NanoEdge bezels, the VivoBook S15 has an 86% screen-to-body ratio for a more immersive viewing experience.
Asus SonicMaster
Asus SonicMaster features a combination of hardware and software enhancements to deliver a better audio experience. It uses a professional-grade codec, amplifiers, large speakers, and resonance chambers for powerful, clear audio and deep bass.
Productivity
The VivoBook S15 has a built-in fingerprint sensor, which you can use to easily log into your system with just a touch, even if your forgot your password. it also has a backlit keyboard, a fast-charging battery, and USB Type-C connectivity. Its fast-charging feature can recharge a low battery to 60% in just 49 minutes.

Windows 10 Home

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Cortana
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
UPC: 192876146309
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ASUS 15.6" VivoBook S15 S530UN Laptop (Gun Metal)
  • Power Cable & Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    ASUS S15 Specs

    Operating System Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
    Performance
    CPU 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-Core
    Maximum Boost Speed 4.0 GHz
    Memory Type 2400 MHz DDR4
    Total Installed Memory 8 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 16 GB
    Memory Slot Type 260-Pin SO-DIMM
    Memory Slots (1 Available)
    Buffered Memory No
    ECC Memory No
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Display
    Panel Type Unspecified LCD
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Touchscreen No
    Refresh Rate 60 Hz
    Adaptive Sync Technology None
    Viewing Angle (H x V) 178 x 178°
    Storage and Expansion
    Total Installed Capacity 1.256 TB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 256 GB M.2 SATA
    Hard Disk Storage 1 x 1 TB 2.5" SATA (5400 rpm)
    Optical Drive None
    I/O
    Ports 1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    2 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)
    USB Type-C Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Display 1 x HDMI 1.4
    Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
    Built-In Speakers Yes
    Built-In Microphones Yes
    Media Card Slots 1 x microSD (Unspecified Type)
    Communications
    Ethernet None
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    MU-MIMO Support 2 x 2
    Bluetooth 4.2
    GPS None
    NFC No
    Webcam User-Facing: 720p
    Battery
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Watt Hours / Type 42 Wh
    Cells 3
    Output Voltage 19 VDC
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Keyboard Chiclet Notebook Keyboard with Backlight
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    General
    Security BIOS Booting, Power-On Password, Fingerprint Reader
    Power Supply 65 W
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Dimensions 14.2 x 0.7 x 9.6" / 360.7 x 17.8 x 243.8 mm
    Weight 4 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 11.4 x 2.8"

    ASUS S15 Reviews

    15.6- VivoBook S15 S530UN Laptop (Gun Metal) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! I have had the laptop for about 2 weeks and so far its great 9/10 everything I wanted. Pros: Great keyboard for typing, great spacing between keys, very satisfying to type on. Internal specs great and fast for light gaming/lots of tabs open, etc. Decent viewing screen, 0% glare from bright light really nice and great viewing angles. 86% body-to-screen, looks sleek. Decent battery life (5-6hours of watching videos) Fast charging, full charge in less than an hour. Cons: Only con so far is the screen isnt very RGB colorful, even after turning on VIVID MODE. It took a day or two to get used to and now it seems fine.
    Date published: 2018-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great computer at a great price I bought this Laptop for video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro and photo editing in Adobe Lightroom. Both of these Apps run super fast and get the job done no problem. Exported extremely fast. Best laptop you can buy with your money. Nothing can describe how fast this thing is.
    Date published: 2018-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent laptop I couldnt be happier with the performance. The keyboard feels good but is laid out a little bit strangely. It has taken some getting used to but for the price point, features and overall build quality, Im very happy.  Reviews for this model really seem to focus on the screen not being up to par but I think its pretty solid.  (Again, price point.)  i7 with mx150, 256gb, 1tb hdd in a thin chassis? Its a win.
    Date published: 2019-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for the price All the specs are good for photo, video editing and even a non-professional animation. The screen is very color sensitive, sharp and clean. The keyboard looks a bit cheap but its not so bad. I bought it from France and it arrived in around 5 working days. Why I didnt buy a similar one in an European shop? First because these laptop specs cannot be found elsewhere than B&H (at least at this price) and secondly, Im used to the American QWERTY keyboard layout.
    Date published: 2019-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ASUS 15.6 VivoBook S15 S530UN Laptop Very good buy, light weight, sturdy, fast can go from power button to internet in 30 sec., key board is nice, nice screen. I like everything about this computer. I have been using photo Gallery and Microsoft  Digital 9 together for 10 years, those programs wont work on this window. I have no use for the photo program on Win10 and in time will find one I like. The computer really is a good pick from B&H.  A customer for 15 years never been mislead.
    Date published: 2019-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Laptop I have had the computer for about 2 weeks.  It is a significant improvement over my older ASUS.  The SSD allows for a very fast start-up.  The other hard drive gives me more than enough space for my picture, documents, et.  Very clear screen, I have not found one blown pixel as of yet.  I would definitely recommend the computer for anyone looking for a capable laptop that is fast, has significant amounts of storage and many up to date features.
    Date published: 2019-01-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sigh! How can this be designed for consumer Photo Editing laptop if  theres only a micro-SD card reader instead of SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC Media Card Reader, Sigh!
    Date published: 2019-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from All good Very pleased with design, speed and screen color and sharpness. Planning to add more ram in second slot although not needed so far.
    Date published: 2019-01-13
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    Does it come in other color?

    Does it come in other color?
    Asked by: deimian
    I really don't know. This was the only color offered when I purchased mine.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-03-01

    I would like to expand memory to 16gb. Which ...

    I would like to expand memory to 16gb. Which memory should I buy?
    Asked by: MARCELO DE
    This device supports 2400 MHz DDR4 in a 260 pin configuration, Non ECC. We carry the following compatible chip: https://bhpho.to/2QCm0zk
    Answered by: Michael
    Date published: 2019-05-03

    can it edit 4k video?

    can it edit 4k video?
    Asked by: Reuben
    This machine is capable of editing 4K video, however it is at the bottom of the power spectrum. While it will perform the renders and edits, it may take a bit of time for the renders to complete as there is only 2GB of dedicated Graphics RAM.
    Answered by: Michael
    Date published: 2019-02-27

    What software/apps are included? Is Lightroom ...

    What software/apps are included? Is Lightroom included?
    Asked by: Tina
    This model comes with ASUS bundled software. No, Lightroom is not included.
    Answered by: Asus_Answers
    Date published: 2019-05-29

    Is this device support 220v ?

    Is this device support 220v ?
    Asked by: Abdulkhaleq
    yes
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-04-12

    Does this model have an indicator light for "Caps ...

    Does this model have an indicator light for "Caps Lock"? I have heard that some ASUS laptops don't.
    Asked by: Russ
    Yes, the ASUS 15.6" VivoBook S15 S530UN Laptop (Gun Metal) B&H # AS530UNBH73 has an LED light indicator for Caps Lock. You can see it on this photo: https://bit.ly/2FH95KA
    Answered by: Miguel
    Date published: 2019-01-20

    Can you remove the hard drive and replace it with ...

    Can you remove the hard drive and replace it with another SSD?
    Asked by: Attilio
    Yes. You can remove the SATA 2.5" HDD and add a 2.5" SATA SSD.
    Answered by: jessica
    Date published: 2019-06-07

    How this especial B&H version differs from the ...

    How this especial B&H version differs from the normal one? Wich upgrades they include? For example in the normal version the display color-space coverage is very bad at only 57.6% of the sRGB color space... If this is the “expert pick” from B&H for photo editing, I assume they made some changes on this, or not?
    Asked by: Francisco
    The special version comes with a Intel Core i7-8550U and a discreet NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU.
    Answered by: Asus_Answers
    Date published: 2019-05-09
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