[Video Review] ASUS Vivobook S 15 OLED (M3502) – Checking a lot of boxes at a very attractive price



ASUS VivoBook S 15 OLED (M3502, AMD Ryzen 5000 Series) in-depth review

We live in a world, where laptops get more expensive. The main reason for that is the modern practice of new CPUs being released every year. But at some point, the upgrades were poised to become only incremental. This is what happened with AMD this year (at least regarding the computational performance). Essentially, this paves the way for Ryzen 5000H devices to become best-sellers again, due to their lower price. The VivoBook S 15 OLED (M3502) is one such notebook. It has a youthful vibe, paired with pretty capable hardware, and - as the name suggests, a display to die for. You still have[...]

Pros

  • Adequate pricing
  • Decent performance
  • 100% sRGB and DCI-P3 coverage (Samsung ATNA56AC01-0 (SDC416E))
  • HDR True Black 500 support and infinite contrast ratio (Samsung ATNA56AC01-0 (SDC416E))
  • 120Hz refresh rate with blazingly quick pixel response times
  • Optional Wi-Fi 6 and fingerprint reader
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • PWM usage (Samsung ATNA56AC01-0 (SDC416E))
  • Uses USB Type-A 2.0
  • The cooling is not spectacular

ASUS VivoBook S 15 OLED (M3502, AMD Ryzen 5000 Series) - Specs

  • Samsung ATNA56AC01-0 (SDC416E)
  • Color accuracy  3.4  3.2
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 1000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 16GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 70Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 359.8 x 232.9 x 18.9 mm (14.17" x 9.17" x 0.74")
  • Weight
  • 1.80 kg (4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD with privacy shutter
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Array Microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice rec.
  • Speakers
  • Speakers by Harman Kardon, Smart Amp
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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