Asus introduced some upgrades to its premium line of laptops at Computex 2017. But it’s lower end laptops are getting some love, too. The PC maker today introduced 2 new laptops for its VivoBook line — one starting at $799, while the other starts at $499. These laptops are the good old, clamshell design laptops which effectively means they don’t have any bells and whistles. That’s not anything interesting though, which is why Asus is packing a 4K display into one of the new laptops.
First, let’s talk about the VivoBook Pro 15. The device comes with a 4K UHD display which is something that we usually don’t get to see on mid-range devices. The display also has a 100% sRGB color gamut. For the CPU, you can get the Intel Core i7 processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. In terms of storage, you can get up to 2TB HDD and 512GB SSD on the VivoBook Pro 15.
Asus has also packed Harman-Kardon “certified” audio into the VivoBook Pro 15 speakers, which also includes a new amplifier tech that can offer 3.2x louder volume. Even though the VivoBook Pro 15 isn’t meant for gaming, you might be able to enjoy some games on the device thanks to the GTX 1050 GPU as well as the dual-fan cooling system and the dual copper thermal module that will help keep the system cool.
And then there’s the VivoBook S15. It has a 15.6-inch display and has a slim 7.8mm bezel around the display. The device is only 17.9mm thick and weighs 1.5kg. You can also get the 7th gen Intel Core i7 processor on the VivoBook S15, and up to 16GB of RAM, plus the NVIDIA 940MX GPU. But of course, you won’t be getting all these powerful goodies with the entry-level variant.
Both the Asus VivoBook 15 and VivoBook S15 hit the store shelves this summer.