Asus VivoBook S510 review

Overall rating
PROS:
  • Excellent performance
  • Lightweight compact design
  • Decent battery life
CONS:
  • Dim Display
  • Average Keyboard
  • No dedicated graphics

If you’re  looking for an efficient  lightweight all purpose laptop for office or home use, and don’t  want to spend extra money on an ultrabook, then consider the new Asus vivobook  S510. This laptop offers great value for the money despite some flaws. Continue reading to check our review and detailed feature tour.

Design and features

With an amazing 0.7 inch profile, and a very compact design, it’s  hard to believe that the Vivobook  S510 is actually a 15.6 inch  notebook. This is accomplished  thanks to the very narrow bezels around the screen. The S510 weighs only 3.7lbs and can be carried around easily to office or college for example.

The design is very sleek, with a chassis made of brushed aluminum on the lid and plastic on the keyboard deck, sides, and bottom. The overall design feels quite sturdy, and only a minimal flex is noticed when pressing hard on the keyboard. The brushed aluminum lid also provides a nice premium touch, which is very welcome at this price range.

As for the I/O, the Vivobook  S510 offers a pretty  comprehensive  array of options, including  1 USB type C, 1 USB 3.0, 1USB 2.0, HDMI, and a card reader.

Screen and Audio

The S510  sports a  beautiful 15 inch Full HD display, which also has IPS technology. Viewing angles are decent thanks to the IPS panel, and the measured DeltaE is a pretty average 4.8. Color accuracy is also quite limited on the other hand, with values under 80%. This matters if color accuracy is crucial to you.

Performance  and Battery Life

The Asus Vivobook  S510 has a 7th generation core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a dual 128GB solid state drive with a standard 1TB drive. This is a solid combination  if you’re  looking for an all purpose  laptop for work or for multimedia use. The i7 7500U is a dual processor with hyper threading,  and thanks to the 128GB solid state drive, the overall performance is very snappy, and system startup and app launches are quick.  In the gaming departement however, the vivobook s510 shows a mediocre performance, which is to be expected since it only comes with integrated graphics.

Asus vivobook s510 UA-DB71 specs:

Processor: Intel Core i7-7500U
Graphics: Intel HD graphics 620
Memory: 8GB
Single storage: 128GB SSD, 1TB 5,400RPM HDD
1,920 x 1,080 Touch (IPS)
Ports: 1x Headphone / Microphone combo
1x HDMI 1.4a1x USB Type C
1x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
1x SD card readerFingerprint Sensor
Cameras: 720p webcam
Backlit keyboard: Yes
Battery: Up to 10 Hours
Dimensions:
(in inches)
14.2 x 9.5 x 0.7 inches
Starting weight: 3.7 lbs

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