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ASUS VivoBook S Laptop: i5-8250U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, MX150

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Newegg via eBay has ASUS VivoBook S Thin Laptop (S510UN-MS52, Gray) on sale for $529.99. Shipping is free. Thanks sr71

Newegg.com also has ASUS VivoBook S Thin Laptop (S510UN-MS52, Gray) on sale for $529.99. Shipping is free.

Specs:
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 FHD LED-Backlit IPS Display
  • i5-8250U 1.6GHz (3.4GHz Turbo) Quad-Core Processor
  • 8GB DDR4L 2400MHz Memory
  • 256GB M.2 SATA III Solid State Drive + Empty 2.5" Bay
  • Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 Graphics
  • Backlit Keyboard & Fingerprint Sensor
  • Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2
  • Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
  • Ports:
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C GEN 1
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x SDXC Card Reader
    • 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • 3 Cell 42 WHr Li-Ion Battery
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 14.21" x 9.57" x 0.70"
  • 3.75 lbs
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At such price you can probably afford a 6 years old refurbished Macbook, so is it really the apples to apples? =)
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I've done an extensive research prior to purchasing this model, and overall that's a really solid and lightweight laptop for daily usage, but with one huge caveat, at least in my case. Maybe i got unlucky, but the Asus's SonicMaster entry level sound system they used for this series sucks big times. Here's a quote from a professional reviewer and i sign under every word: "The speakers are awkwardly positioned at the bottom of the laptop, thus muffling almost all sound that it can output. The actual sound coming from the speakers is mediocre at its best. There is no balance in the levels of the sound, and it feels like Asus just installed those speakers so that the average user could hear the Windows notifications sounds".
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Pretty good deal in my opinion. It literally has all the components people look at this price point. However, the display quality is not good, it is a bit dim and the color gamut coverage (both sRGB and Adobe RGB) are very limited. Nonetheless, it is a very capable Multimedia and work laptop.
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Pretty good deal in my opinion. It literally has all the components people look at this price point. However, the display quality is not good, it is a bit dim and the color gamut coverage (both sRGB and Adobe RGB) are very limited. Nonetheless, it is a very capable Multimedia and work laptop.
even for an IPS display?
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even for an IPS display?
Just because it is an IPS, does not mean that it has to be a color accurate and high quality display. It is a budget entry level IPS and fine for Web Browsing, Documentation, watching movies and playing some games.
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Newegg.com [newegg.com] has ASUS VivoBook S on sale for $529.99

Specs:
  • Intel Core i5-8250U Processor,
  • 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD,
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  • 15.6" FHD WideView Display,
  • ASUS NanoEdge Bezel, Metal Cover,
  • FingerPrint
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even for an IPS display?
A lot of cheaper laptops with ips only produce around 210 nits of brightness.
Its the upper tier that get 300-500 nits. Although the newest acer aspire 5 gets close to 300 with good battery life. Ryzen 3 version on amazon is 309 and the i3 version is 349
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I've done an extensive research prior to purchasing this model, and overall that's a really solid and lightweight laptop for daily usage, but with one huge caveat, at least in my case. Maybe i got unlucky, but the Asus's SonicMaster entry level sound system they used for this series sucks big times. Here's a quote from a professional reviewer and i sign under every word: "The speakers are awkwardly positioned at the bottom of the laptop, thus muffling almost all sound that it can output. The actual sound coming from the speakers is mediocre at its best. There is no balance in the levels of the sound, and it feels like Asus just installed those speakers so that the average user could hear the Windows notifications sounds".
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I've done an extensive research prior to purchasing this model, and overall that's a really solid and lightweight laptop for daily usage, but with one huge caveat, at least in my case. Maybe i got unlucky, but the Asus's SonicMaster entry level sound system they used for this series sucks big times. Here's a quote from a professional reviewer and i sign under every word: "The speakers are awkwardly positioned at the bottom of the laptop, thus muffling almost all sound that it can output. The actual sound coming from the speakers is mediocre at its best. There is no balance in the levels of the sound, and it feels like Asus just installed those speakers so that the average user could hear the Windows notifications sounds".
Would you think this is a deal breaker? I'm interested in this one just for casual use that would involve movies and YouTube
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I've done an extensive research prior to purchasing this model, and overall that's a really solid and lightweight laptop for daily usage, but with one huge caveat, at least in my case. Maybe i got unlucky, but the Asus's SonicMaster entry level sound system they used for this series sucks big times. Here's a quote from a professional reviewer and i sign under every word: "The speakers are awkwardly positioned at the bottom of the laptop, thus muffling almost all sound that it can output. The actual sound coming from the speakers is mediocre at its best. There is no balance in the levels of the sound, and it feels like Asus just installed those speakers so that the average user could hear the Windows notifications sounds".
Does it charge via USB-C sir?
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is this better than an apple machine?
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Does it charge via USB-C sir?
No, only from a standard power supply.
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Would you think this is a deal breaker? I'm interested in this one just for casual use that would involve movies and YouTube
Overall, it's a great laptop for its money. I'm not a sound quality snob by any means, but it's a shame they had to cut the cost on such crucial element. My Vivobook sounded like total crap even after i managed to fix some sound card settings problems and as of now i mostly rely on bluetooth speaker.
You could always give it a shot, and return in case you experience same issues, as otherwise it does not have much competition at such specs per price. Initially, I was looking for lightweight laptops at up to 1k range with a decent video card, but most of those offer some inferior options like UHD Graphics 620, so Vivobook is definitely a win there.
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is this better than an apple machine?
At such price you can probably afford a 6 years old refurbished Macbook, so is it really the apples to apples? =)
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Sata 3 SSD ! I think the Dell Inspiron deal from few days back was much more modern and better.
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