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ASUS VivoBook S15 15.6" Full HD NanoEdge Bezel, Whiskey Lake Intel Core i5-8265U Processor, 8 GB DDR4, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 - S530FA-DB51-IG, Icicle Gold $499.99

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ASUS VivoBook S15 15.6" Full HD NanoEdge Bezel, Whiskey Lake Intel Core i5-8265U Processor, 8 GB DDR4, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 - S530FA-DB51-IG, Icicle Gold Slim and Portable Laptop, - Newegg.comASUS VivoBook S15 15.6" Full HD NanoEdge Bezel, Whiskey Lake Intel Core i5-8265U Processor, 8 GB DDR4, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 - S530FA-DB51-IG, Icicle Gold Slim and Portable Laptop
  • Bold and expressive Icicle Gold Chassis
  • Whiskey Lake Intel Core i5-8265U processor 1.6 GHz (up to 3.9 Ghz)
  • 15.6" FHD WideView Display with NanoEdge Bezel
  • 8 GB DDR4 RAM & 256 GB M.2 SSD
  • Exclusive ErgoLift hinge automatically tilts the keyboard up to 3.5 degree for a more comfortable typing position
  • Ergonomic backlit keyboard with built-in fingerprint sensor
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No touch screen and needs additional flat cable to put an additional sata drive in.

The biggest problem I have with these full keyboard laptops from ASUS is that the touch pad is either centered to the regular keyboard without the numeric keypad and so offset to the left of the screen to fit the numeric keypad or more towards the center of the unit, which makes typing on the keyboard difficult without touching the keypad. So most of the time, you will either be sitting with the laptop offset to the right or touching the keypad with the palm depending on where the touchpad is placed.

I would avoid these unless you really, really need the numeric keypad.
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I was researching it this morning and couldn't determine if it has an IPS screen. Even Asus' own website is silent on the matter. Only one review site I found claims it's an IPS screen but I couldn't corroborate it elsewhere. Previous threads about this laptop on SD were lukewarm.
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I was researching it this morning and couldn't determine if it has an IPS screen. Even Asus' own website is silent on the matter. Only one review site I found claims it's an IPS screen but I couldn't corroborate it elsewhere. Previous threads about this laptop on SD were lukewarm.
Anything called wideview is IPS with ASUS, I believe. For some reason, they dropped all references to IPS a year or so ago.
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Anything called wideview is IPS with ASUS, I believe. For some reason, they dropped all references to IPS a year or so ago.
Could it be that lg has a trademark on ips? https://trademarks.justia.com/790...91568.html
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In for 1 before the 10% tax in December
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On Asus' website it mentions it has a "IPS-level" display, therefore I assume it's TN.
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On Asus' website it mentions it has a "IPS-level" display, therefore I assume it's TN.
I don't quite get the logic.
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plastic or aluminum?
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I've been leaning towards the Costco Asus 14" Ryzen 5 deal advertised at $399 https://slickdeals.net/f/13304167-asus-vivobook-f412da-14-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-1080p-399-99

However, after tax and shipping, it comes out to about $433. Newegg doesn't charge tax in my state, so it would be $499 for this. Would the price jump be worth it? The slightly smaller display for the Costco one wouldn't really bother me
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No touch screen and needs additional flat cable to put an additional sata drive in.

The biggest problem I have with these full keyboard laptops from ASUS is that the touch pad is either centered to the regular keyboard without the numeric keypad and so offset to the left of the screen to fit the numeric keypad or more towards the center of the unit, which makes typing on the keyboard difficult without touching the keypad. So most of the time, you will either be sitting with the laptop offset to the right or touching the keypad with the palm depending on where the touchpad is placed.

I would avoid these unless you really, really need the numeric keypad.
What's with the numeric keypad trend anyway? It seems so tough now to get a laptop without one.
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Could it be that lg has a trademark on ips? https://trademarks.justia.com/790...91568.html
Or they have a small variation in the implementation technology that cannot be technically called IPS.
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What's with the numeric keypad trend anyway? It seems so tough now to get a laptop without one.
Since gaming addiction seems to drive PC sales these days more than anything else, I guess it is for casual gaming (while pretending it is a work laptop Smilie )where the keys are conveniently mapped on the numeric keypad for fast movements and actions.

I don't think there are as many accountants as gamers doing their number data entry on a regular basis.
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Anything called wideview is IPS with ASUS, I believe. For some reason, they dropped all references to IPS a year or so ago.
This is incorrect sir. WideView is not IPS. I have couple of Vivobooks with WideView that were certainly not IPS [last years]
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This is incorrect sir. WideView is not IPS. I have couple of Vivobooks with WideView that were certainly not IPS [last years]
Which ones?

Anything that says 178 degrees view angle is IPS (or a related technology). TN panels are limited to about 160. This particular one does advertise 178 degrees view.

If they are calling something with just 160 degrees view as wideview then you are right that they are using the term for more than IPS.

Perhaps it is better to look at the view angle spec than what words are used.
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