• CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 1.80 kg (4 lbs)

ASUS VivoBook S15 S530 - Specs

CPU Performance #24
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 0.4%
  • Intel Core i7-6920HQ 0.8%
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Intel Core i7-6820HK 1.1%
  • Intel Core i7-6820HQ 1.2%
GPU Performance #148
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) 0.1%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • AMD Radeon R7 M440 (2GB DDR3) 0.2%
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3) 0.2%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG LP156WF9-SPK1 (LGD0563)
Color accuracy 5.2 -> 3.3
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 SATA M.2 slot See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
42Wh, 3-cell
Dimensions
361 x 243 x 18 mm (14.21" x 9.57" x 0.71")
Weight
1.80 kg (4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • Card reader Micro SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack combo audio / microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD 720p
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name LG LP156WF9-SPK1 (LGD0563)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 265 cd/m2
sRGB 55%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1100:1
dE Color Checker 5.2 3.3
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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ASUS VivoBook S15 S530 in-depth review

VivoBooks are a good alternative to the company's premium ZenBook line-up. Most of the time the VivoBooks even leave us more satisfied than the flagship devices and that's due to the lower expectations. Today we have with us the ASUS VivoBook S15 S530. In addition to that, we see some premium materials used for the build of this notebook. Its body is mostly made of aluminum, it has a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader. Obviously, at a price tag of around $700-800, it is not really a b[...]

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Pros

  • It doesn't use PWM to adjust screen brightness (LG LP156WF9-SPK1)
  • High contrast and comfortable viewing angles (LG LP156WF9-SPK1)
  • The fastest MX150 notebook out there
  • Low profile and light weight for a 15-inch machine
  • Comfortable tilted base design

Cons

  • Shows only 54% of sRGB colors (LG LP156WF9-SPK1)

CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-8250U

$5352.28+665%
price
731.00+7.3%
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Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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performance
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 620

$1999.11+186%
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1328.00+2.9%
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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performance
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Gameplay recordings with Intel UHD Graphics 620

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