Computex 2018: ASUS give Vivobook (slightly more) than a new coat of paint

Credit: Fergus Halliday | IDG

ASUS announced a colorful refresh of their Vivobook notebook PCs during their press conference at this year's Computex in Taiwan.

The new S13, S14 and S15 Vivobooks feature a similar ergo-lift design to that found in the company's ROG Zephyrus gaming laptops and come in a variety of spec variants and five brightly-coded colors.Firmament Green, Star Grey, Silver Blue, Gun Metal and Icicle Gold.

Some of the new Vivoboks also come with a unique textured finish that help set them apart from previous ASUS laptops.The thing setting this year's Vivobooks apart from last year's are the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors found inside the new devices.

The VivoBook S15, VivoBook S14 and Vivobook S13 are all powered by up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors with up to NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics and both notebooks feature dual-storage designs, with the VivoBook S15 boasting a 512GB SSD and 2TB HDD.

Credit: Fergus Halliday | IDG

The new laptops also tout ultra-slim bezels with the S13's13-inch display boasting a 89% screen to body-ratio.

The new ASUS VivoBook S15 and VivoBook S14 will be available from July 2018 in Australia from the ASUS Shop and select retail and channel partners starting at $999 AUD.

For a full wrap-up of everything that happened at Computex 2018, click here.

Disclosure - Our coverage of Computex 2018 was sponsored by ASUS, who covered the cost of our flights and accommodation.

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