As a preamble to this test
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Vivobook S532FL adapted to surf the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.Here you have an almost perfect product.With this Vivobook S532FL, Asus is well positioned in relation to other competing models.This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 15 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Intel Core i7-10510U. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Vivobook S532FLis a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. This Vivobook S532FL allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Vivobook S532FL is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Vivobook S532FL for videos?
High quality, the engineers of Asus have chosen to make this Vivobook S532FL the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
The computer proposed by Asusis of average size. This diagonal of 15 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.8 kg) when you have to carry it.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Vivobook S532FL is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i7-10510U. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one GeForce MX250, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
It Vivobook S532FL is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The Vivobook S532FL- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It Vivobook S532FL is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Vivobook S532FL of 1.8 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the reasons is its 15 inches screen.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Thanks to its processor Vivobook S532FL, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. The processor of this computer is one of the most powerful at the moment.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 512 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The Vivobook S532FL is right in the middle compared to the competition with 15 inches and an acceptable weight.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Vivobook S532FL really made for travelling.
The Vivobook S532FL to make audio or video editing.
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Vivobook S532FL can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
This model, Asusoffers an effective product without being too expensive.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Intel Core i7-10510U, and the size of the storage space of 512 Gb, will allow you to do so.
The designers of Asus have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Vivobook S532FL has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the Vivobook S532FLi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
The Vivobook S532FL for online or local games.
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. With this Vivobook S532FL, the engineers of Asus have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
A high-end graphics card, GeForce MX250, combined with a high-performance processor Intel Core i7-10510U provide a quality result. Playing abilities are increased. After the tests we did, the laptop remained cold, despite the calculations necessary to display the games.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. The 512 Gb of Vivobook S532FL can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For online gaming, it Vivobook S532FL has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.8 Kg and is 15 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 15 inches, thin and rather light (1.8 Kg), make this Vivobook S532FL an excellent one for a video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!
Vivobook S532FL the right choice for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisVivobook S532FL is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 1.8 Kg.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In short, it Vivobook S532FL is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
Vivobook S532FL the right choice for the right use
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the Vivobook S532FL remains reasonable in terms of price.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– making audio and video editing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks