Asus has launched two laptops, VivoBook S15 and ZenBook UX430 in India. Starting at prices of Rs. 59,990 and Rs. 74,990 for the base variants, these laptops offer NanoEdge display, which essentially is a narrow bezel design. This achieves a screen-to-body ratio of about 80 percent. Both the laptops are powered by Intel’s latest 8th generation Core processors.
The VivoBook S15 comes with a brushed aluminium chassis with a very slim 17.9 mm profile and weighs just 1.5 kg. The 7.8 mm bezels of the 15.6-inch full-HD (1080p) mean that this laptop has a footprint of a 14-inch laptop. It comes with a 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-8550U processor or a lesser powerful Core i5-8250U configurations with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM option. The Asus VivoBook S15 packs in a dual storage drive holding a 1 TB HDD storage and 128 GB SSD storage. So, you get a combination of blistering fast speeds of an SSD and capacity of a conventional HDD. For connectivity, you get a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.1 Type-A port, HDMI port, Bluetooth v4.2, and dual-band Wi-Fi. The Li-Po battery under the hood supports fast charging and can be charged up to 60 percent within 49 minutes. The laptop also comes with a fingerprint scanner with support for Windows Hello and a backlit keyboard for moonlighting.
The ZenBook UX430 features a smaller 14-inch Full-HD (1080p) display. It has an overall 15.9 mm profile and weighs only 1.25 kg. The machine boasts of a sandblasted metal keyboard surface for a premium look and feel. The ZenBook UX430 is powered by a 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512 GB of SSD storage. The Nvidia MX150 GPU handles the graphical duties. The Harman Kardon speakers along with Smart Amp technology promises to provide superior aural experience.