Performance on a budget, every day Laptops with a Pro-grade processor

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In May 2022 ASUS launches its Thin and Light series. These all-new Vivobook S series laptops look to be the crowning glory of Asus’ already respectable range of affordable computers. The Vivobook series have always offered style and performance without breaking the bank. They usually feature high in lists of best laptops

If you were asked what the most important aspect of a laptop was, what would you say? No doubt it’d be performance, with the battery coming in at a close second.

These colorful laptops, with a sleek metal design, are powered by 12th Gen H series CPU, with 2x better performance than its predecessor, the 11th Gen Intel Core i5. That’s a speedy CPU. 

In fact, it performs better than the much respected M1 chip in scenario testing - the H series CPU performed 1.5X faster when using Photoshop compared to a Macbook air M1. The same test using open-source 3D graphics software Blender showed an impressive 3.3X faster rendering than the M1. 

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Whether you create content, heavily or not,  or need a high performing unit for general use - casual creativity and entertainment are common denominators for the majority of users - the anti-up in performance with the new Vivobook S 14X/16X (opens in new tab) and Vivobook S 14/15 (opens in new tab) is going to mean smoother use all round. 

A look under the hood shows an upgradable 16 GB DDR4 RAM, and an ultrafast 1 TB PCIe® SSD. Looking at the Vivobook S series might have you wondering how these sleek laptops are capable of CPU performance up to a groundbreaking 45-watt thermal design power (TDP). It’s all down to ASUS IceCool thermal technology - super efficient heat transfer, keeping everything nice and cool. 

Apps are inherently performance demanding, updates frequent, and your machine ideally needs to do several things at once without as smoothly as possible. You want fast launch speeds, wait-free editing, and general everyday computing that saves time.

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ASUS is already known for producing great looking laptops that resonate with the everyday user. Voted best laptop brand 2020 and consistently delivers for those who need power on a budget. No one needs to fork out for a top-tier laptop to get the performance they need.

The S series are the thinnest of the Vivobook range, just 17.9 mm thin and weighing from as little as 1.6 kg. All models also have a 180° lay-flat hinge for sharing and presenting work on the go. 

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With a stunning OLED that makes entertainment pop, these laptops are perfect for the modern user who wants entertainment and work to be seamless. If you’ve been stuck wondering at the sheer number of Asus laptops alone, look no further in terms of something that is mass-market and dependable. 

If you want to up the anti a little and need something a little more creator-conscious with pro features the Zenbook Pro and Vivobook Pro give you a little more to play with. For more premium options look no further than the Zenbook 14X and Zenbook 14 Flip.