The first ASUS CoPilot+ PC is available now

The first ASUS CoPilot+ PC is available now

I cannot get my head around ASUS’ naming conventions. The PC company has just launched its first CoPilot+ computer powered by the Snapdragon X Elite platform, and it is called the Vivobook S 15.

But that’s essentially the same name as the last ASUS laptop I reviewed, the Vivobook S15 OLED BAPE Edition.

I’m sure there’s a reason for it. But this post isn’t about me getting confused. It’s about the new ASUS CoPilot+ laptop.

Features and highlights

The Vivobook S 15 boasts a 3K 120Hz 15.6-inch OLED display, with an 89% screen to body ratio and Harman Kardon speakers.

It’s just 14.7 mm thin and weighs just 1.42 kg, making it a solid portable option.

There’s a 70Wh battery inside, which coupled with the Snapdragon processor promises MacBook-level battery life. There’s 1TB of storage

Like all CoPilot+ PCs, there’s a dedicated button to open up the Windows AI, though you won’t see the advertised Recall feature for a little while (thankfully).

ASUS has also packed in some of its own AI tools, which I can’t be bothered rewriting so copy/pasted from the press release:

  • ASUS StoryCube: An AI-powered digital asset-management tool, which can automatically organise photos and videos. 
  • ASUS AI Noise Cancellation:  This leverages a deep-learning database to reduce background noise in meetings and calls, for clear audio.
  • ASUS Adaptive Dimming: A technology that recognises when a user looks away and dims the screen, which helps to maintain power consumption. 
  • ASUS Adaptive Lock: With this feature, the laptop will be automatically locked when the user moves away and unlocked when they return, helping to ensure greater security.

Pricing and availability

The laptop is available now from ASUS’s online web store, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, and Officeworks.

The Vivobook S15 OLED has an RRP of $2,699.

AU $2,699.00
+ Delivery *
* Delivery cost shown at checkout.

Full specs

ASUS Vivobook S 15 OLED
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home – ASUS recommends Windows 11 Pro for business
Office1-month trial for new Microsoft 365 customers. Credit card required.
LCD cover-materialAluminium
LCD cover-colourCool Silver
Top case-materialAluminium
Top case-colourCool Silver
Keyboard colourSilver
Bottom case-materialAluminium
Bottom case-colourCool Silver
Military gradeUS MIL-STD 810H military-grade standard
Touch PanelNon-touch screen
Panel Size15.6-inch
Resolution3K (2880 x 1620) OLED 16:9 aspect ratio
Response time0.2ms response time
Refresh rate120Hz refresh rate
Peak Brightness600nits HDR peak brightness
Colour gamut100% DCI-P3 colour gamut
Gamut mappingYes
Contrast ratio1,000,000:1
Colour depth1.07 billion colours
GlareGlossy display
Low blue light70% less harmful blue light
TÜV Rheinland-certifiedTÜV Rheinland-certified
SGS Eye Care DisplaySGS Eye Care Display
Screen-to-body ratio89%
ProcessorSnapdragon® X Elite X1E 78 100 Processor 3.4GHz (42MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz, 12 cores, 12 Threads)Qualcomm® AI Engine up to 75 total TOPs
Integrated GPUQualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
Neural ProcessorQualcomm® Hexagon™ NPU 45TOPs
Expansion Slot(includes used)N/A
On board memory32GB LPDDR5X on board
Total System MemoryLPDDR5X 32GB
Storage1TB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 4.0 SSD
Front-facing cameraFHD camera with IR function to support Windows HelloWith privacy shutter
on board WirelessWi-Fi 7(802.11be) (Tri-band)2*2 + Bluetooth® 5.4 Wireless Card (*Bluetooth® version may change with OS version different.)
TouchpadPrecision touchpad
I/O ports2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A2x USB 4.0 Gen 3 Type-C support display / power delivery1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS1x 3.5mm Combo Audio JackMicro SD card reader
AudioSmart Amp TechnologyBuilt-in speakerBuilt-in array microphoneharman/kardon (Mainstream)
Voice controlwith Cortana support
AC AdapterTYPE-C, 90W AC Adapter, Output 20V DC, 4.5A, 90W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal
Battery70WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion
Replaceable BatteryNo
Keyboard typeBacklit Chiclet Keyboard 1-Zone RGB with Num-keyWith Copilot key
Dimension (WxHxD)35.26 x 22.69 x 1.47 ~ 1.59 cm (13.88″ x 8.93″ x 0.58″ ~ 0.63″)
Weight (with Battery)1.42 kg (3.13 lbs)
Weight (without Battery)1.18 kg (2.60 lbs)
AntivirusMcAfee® 30 days free trial
SecurityMcAfee® 30 days free trialIR webcam with Windows Hello supportMcAfee®BIOS Booting User Password ProtectionBIOS setup user passwordMicrosoft Pluton security processorTrusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM)
MyASUS featureSystem diagnosisBattery health chargingFan ProfileSplendidFunction key lockWiFi SmartConnectLink to MyASUSTaskFirstLive updateAI Noise Cancelling
Built-in AppsMyASUSScreenXpertGlideX
Adobe Creative Cloud Hard BundleOne-Month Membership of Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps, Individual.The redemption duration from September 15, 2021 to August 31, 2024.