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New Asus Vivobook S530FN-BH73: 15.6'' FHD IPS, i7-8565U, 8GB DDR4, MX150 2GB, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, WIn10H @ $780 + F/S

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SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • 15.6" 1080P Thin Bezel Matte IPS Display
  • i7-8565U 1.8 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo, 8MB Cache)
  • 8GBx1 DDR4L 2400 MHz Ram (32GB Max, 2 Slots)
  • 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
  • MX150 2GB GDDR5 Graphics
  • Backlit Keyboard, 1.4mm Key Travel
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • 720P HD WebCam
  • Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2
  • PORTS:
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 1x Micro SDXC card Reader
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x Audio Combo jack
  • 42 WHr 3 Cell Li-Ion Battery
  • 65W Charger /w Fast Charging
  • 3.97 lbs

ASUS Product page: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS...ech-Specs/
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No chat about this? This seems to be a pretty good deal at <800$.

1. Good specs starting out. (Not perfect since 8GB RAM and has a HDD, but upgradeable)
2. It apparently has less heat problems than other similarly thin and light PCs with similar specs.
3. Easily upgradeable for ALL parts (M.2, SATA, and RAM).
4. nice screen (IPS matte)

Here's a youtube review that covers the basics AND shows the interior for upgrading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq0oG-tH7oI

Here's notebookcheck's review. They are always really harsh but their end result is (paraphrased) 'has some weaknesses but is overall good for the money if you are okay with them'. Main weaknesses it lists are somewhat loud fan at load, and keyboard flexes when typing. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asu...901.0.html

Anyway, seems like a good deal if you are in the market specifically for 1. an upgradeable 2. light/small laptop 3. with dedicated graphics.

NOTE: No thunderbolt 3, for those of you who always worry about that... so stick that in your negatives Wink But that's (should be) a very small crowd, since it is only for specific uses (multiple monitors, or an external GPU, etc). Also can't charge via USB-C,
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No chat about this? This seems to be a pretty good deal at <800$.

1. Good specs starting out. (Not perfect since 8GB RAM and has a HDD, but upgradeable)
2. It apparently has less heat problems than other similarly thin and light PCs with similar specs.
3. Easily upgradeable for ALL parts (M.2, SATA, and RAM).
4. nice screen (IPS matte)

Here's a youtube review that covers the basics AND shows the interior for upgrading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq0oG-tH7oI

Here's notebookcheck's review. They are always really harsh but their end result is (paraphrased) 'has some weaknesses but is overall good for the money if you are okay with them'. Main weaknesses it lists are somewhat loud fan at load, and keyboard flexes when typing. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Asu...901.0.html [notebookcheck.net]

Anyway, seems like a good deal if you are in the market specifically for 1. an upgradeable 2. light/small laptop 3. with dedicated graphics.

NOTE: No thunderbolt 3, for those of you who always worry about that... so stick that in your negatives https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...ilies/wink.gif But that's (should be) a very small crowd, since it is only for specific uses (multiple monitors, or an external GPU, etc). Also can't charge via USB-C,
The review for the Notebookcheck is not for the same model. That model was with Kaby Lake R with a different design and currently sells at $740 with 512GB SSD. I have posted that here.
This model is a bit different, comes with less bezel and more compact design and the newly designed recessed Hinge design which places keyboard in certain angle rather than flat in the surface, hence providing more ergonomically typing experience. This model also has slightly better display too.

The model you're referring is
https://slickdeals.net/f/13045066-asus-vivobook-s510un-nh77-15-6-fhd-ips-i7-8550u-8gb-ddr4-512gb-ssd-mx150-2gb-type-c-win10h-office-home-student-2019-750-f-s
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The review for the Notebookcheck is not for the same model. That model was with Kaby Lake R with a different design and currently sells at $740 with 512GB SSD. I have posted that here.
This model is a bit different, comes with less bezel and more compact design and the newly designed recessed Hinge design which places keyboard in certain angle rather than flat in the surface, hence providing more ergonomically typing experience. This model also has slightly better display too.

The model you're referring is
https://slickdeals.net/f/13045066-asus-vivobook-s510un-nh77-15-6-fhd-ips-i7-8550u-8gb-ddr4-512gb-ssd-mx150-2gb-type-c-win10h-office-home-student-2019-750-f-s
I'm not sure... I think maybe the review I posted is for some model in between, because the review I posted specifically mentions that the laptop, when opened, props the whole thing up for better airflow/ergonomics. The model you posted doesn't look like it props up via the hinge, which indicates that it is an older model. The one I posted definitely does have slightly older specs, though, so you are right there. Weird.

Anyway, whatever. lol All these companies need to rethink their naming conventions and model #s so they are easier to tell apart.
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I'm not sure... I think maybe the review I posted is for some model in between, because the review I posted specifically mentions that the laptop, when opened, props the whole thing up for better airflow/ergonomics. The model you posted doesn't look like it props up via the hinge, which indicates that it is an older model. The one I posted definitely does have slightly older specs, though, so you are right there. Weird.

Anyway, whatever. lol All these companies need to rethink their naming conventions and model #s so they are easier to tell apart.
This one does have the hinge feature you are referring. Check the link below and you will clearly see: -
https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS.../Features/

I think you are right; probably this particular design was first leased with Kaby lake R and then they refreshed it with Whiskey Lake.
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Ended up buying. Had the major things I was looking for:

1) dedicated graphics (mx150 will work just fine for WoW and strategy games while on the road for business trips)

2) thin and light - under 4 lbs, again for lugging through airports while on business trips

3) decent reviews that say it doesn't overheat horribly

Checks off the needed boxes for me, and at the price I wanted (<$1k). I've been having a HELL of a time finding a good laptop for under $1k that didn't have tons of reviews about it overheating and getting gimped. This one does slow a bit after being at load a while, but seems to be the best of the bunch in this price range.
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