ASUS new computers bring frameless design into a particularly affordable market segment. Here are all the details. Asus has just announced the availability in Europe of two new notebook models. VivoBook 14 (X420) and VivoBook 15 (S512). Both are characterized by the design base on Nano Edge Frameless display. A feature that allows obtaining a screen-frame ratio of 88% thanks to very small frames around the panel. The result is a larger display within a smaller body with a noticeable reduction in the size and weight of the device.
The two new handsets of the VivoBook series adopt Intel Core processors up to the eighth generation. With an integrated graphics card and technology that allows you to automatically tilt. The keyboard in the most convenient typing position (like on desktop keyboards) simply by opening the laptop. The frames have a thickness of 5.7 mm and accommodate a Full HD display. That on VivoBook 14 is 14“, on VivoBook 15”. They have a wide viewing angle and according to Asus an “exceptional color rendering”.
Specifically 32.2 x 21 x 1.73 cm and weighs only 1.4 kilograms. In this way, is the 14-inch VivoBook system that is more compact among those present in the manufacturer’s line-up. Hardware side we have the presence of a dual-storage system for storage: the main unit is an SSD of up to 512 GB and is accompanied by a mechanical hard disk of up to 1 TB for mass storage. Then we have the presence of a Wi-Fi ac adapter with a maximum connection speed of 867 Mbps and support for Bluetooth 4.2.
Only VivoBook 15 (S512) has a fingerprint reader compatible with Windows Hello of the user that is implemented inside the touchpad. While the keyboard is on both models composed of a monobloc with keys of excursion of 1.3 and 1.4mm for models 14 and 15 respectively. The backlight is only available on some models as an optional feature. Among the connectivity solutions. We have USB Type-C, USB 3.1 full-size and USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output and a microSD card reader. The batteries are from 38 Wh to two cells for VivoBook 14 and 32 or 37 Wh. Always with two cells, for VivoBook 15 and can be charged 60% in 50 minutes.
For what concerns the prices we start from € 479 for the Asus VivoBook 14 (X420) model. While for the 15-inch model the price list is € 529.