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ASUS VivoBook S531 | S431 are coming in the PH

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ASUS VivoBook S S531 and VivoBook S431

ASUS Philippines has recently invited us for a media roundtable to introduce their new lineup of VivoBook S Series laptops.

The new ASUS VivoBook S Series laptops come in two different sizes; a 14-inch (VivoBook S14 S431FL) and a 15-inch variant (VivoBook S15 S531FL).

What’s new about the VivoBook S14|S15?

ASUS VivoBook S S531 and VivoBook S431

The new VivoBook S Series comes in more bold and striking color options, namely Gun Metal, Transparent Silver, Moss Green, Punk Pink, and our favorite – the Cobalt Blue. Each colorway has a different color accent around the edge of the display which makes them more appealing in the eyes.

ASUS VivoBook S S531 and VivoBook S431

They also adopted the ErgoLift hinge from the more premium ZenBook Series which improves the typing experience.

ASUS VivoBook S S531 and VivoBook S431

The VivoBook S14 and S15 have a weight of 1.4kg and 1.8kg respectively. Their display bezels are now also narrower compared to their predecessors.

ASUS VivoBook S S531 and VivoBook S431

When it comes to performance, the VivoBook S431 and S531 are now powered by 8th Gen Intel i5/i7. Both are pre-installed with 8GB of RAM with expandability option for the 15-inch model. You can also choose between the model with Intel UHD 620 graphics or the one with NVIDIA MX250 discrete GPU.

The 14-inch model has a 512GB of PCIe Gen3x2 SSD while the 15-inch variant has 512GB SSD + 1TB of HDD installed.

ASUS VivoBook S S531 and VivoBook S431
VivoBook S S531 ports and interfaces

The new VivoBook S15 and S14 are now certified with harman/cardon technology for a better and high-quality audio experience. Both are also equipped with IR HD camera that can support facial login.

ASUS VivoBook S S531 and VivoBook S431

ASUS VivoBook S Series Specs Comparison

VivoBook S14 S431FLVivoBook S15 S531FL
Intel Core i5 8265UIntel Core i7 8565U / i5 8265U
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR38GB on-board 2400MHz DDR4
expandable up to 16GB
14-inch FHD 1920×1080 NanoEdge display15-inch FHD 1920×1080 NanoEdge display
Intel UHD 620 / NVIDIA MX250 2GB GDDR5Intel UHD 620 / NVIDIA MX250 2GB GDDR5
512GB PCIe Gen3x2 SSD512GB PCIe Gen3x2 SSD + 1TB HDD
1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
1x USB 2.0
1x HDMI
1x Audio jack port
1x SD card reader
1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
2x USB 2.0
1x HDMI
1x Audio jack port
1x micro SD card reader
Wi-Fi 802.11ac / BT v4.2Wi-Fi 802.11ac / BT v4.2
Harman/Cardon speakersHarman/Cardon speakers
IR HD camera with facial loginIR HD camera with facial login
47Wh 2-cell battery42Wh 3-cell battery
323.3 x 213.7 x 18 mm357.2 x 230.3 x 18 mm
1.4kg1.8kg
Moss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver, Gun MetalMoss Green, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver, Gun Metal (i5)
Cobalt Blue, Transparent Silver, Gun Metal (i7)
ASUS VivoBook S S531 and VivoBook S431

ASUS will be launching these new VivoBook models next month.

What do you think about these new laptops guys? What color you prefer the most?

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