Budget 0-20k Asus Vivobook S13


Zak

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Hello guys!
What is your opinion for ASUS Vivobook S13?
Any thoughts about this laptop?
 

Zak

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Processor
Intel Core i3-8145U

Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620

Memory
8192 MB

LPDDR3-2133

Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, glossy: no

Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB


Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, USB-C

Thank you in advance!
 

vishalrao

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@Zak what's your usage? i3 may be a little weak depending on what you plan to use it for, but overall system is great especially since it has good sized SSD already.
 

Zak

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$600. Is the price okay for this laptop? Or I can find something better for that price?
 

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$600. Is the price okay for this laptop? Or I can find something better for that price?
Its bad to spend US$600 for unit you mentioned. Check slickdeals for plenty of deals. For instance, currently you can score Asus TUF FX505DY-ES51 for same price. Comes with Ryzen 5 3550H, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, 4GB RX560X, 15.6" FHD display, backlit keyboard.
 
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Its bad to spend US$600 for unit you mentioned. Check slickdeals for plenty of deals. For instance, currently you can score Asus TUF FX505DY-ES51 for same price. Comes with Ryzen 5 3550H, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, 4GB RX560X, 15.6" FHD display, backlit keyboard.
buddy 15.6 inch ones are always cheaper. OP mentioned a 13.3 inch one. 600$ is a fair price for it.
 

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Id prefer a dell or Hp for a 70k plus laptop. Myself own vivobook 14
Why exactly? After sales service? 10 years ago, hp was nightmare. Going by the very poor resale value of hp, I have my doubts. Their support for non consumer (elitebooks, not probooks) is top notch though.
I feel Dell is somewhat overpriced.
 

RakaKaKaka

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Why exactly? After sales service? 10 years ago, hp was nightmare. Going by the very poor resale value of hp, I have my doubts. Their support for non consumer (elitebooks, not probooks) is top notch though.
I feel Dell is somewhat overpriced.
In foreign places dell and Hp give a good config laptops at lower price than india so why prefer asus ? besides some give international warranty as well.
 

red dragon

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Asus laptops are most overpriced in India. I've no first hand experience of US pricing (only seen in US websites) but in Europe, Zenbooks are really cheap compared to India.
I have probably never seen a single Vivobook in the part of Europe where I live, the Zenbooks are generally priced like somewhat decent versions of Vivobook of here.
But I'm no expert, recently bought a laptop and went to some stores in Prague and Bratislava for that, though eventually bought from India.
From my very limited experience of European market, only XPS and elitebooks/ few envy models are considered premium from Dell/ HP consumer line.
Rest are priced considerably lower compared to India and have almost no resale value (much lower than Zenbook, however no one would probably buy a Vivobook there)
And in all honesty these inspirons, vivobook, pavillion etc are very very unreliable products.
 
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