Asus Vivobook S 15 S5506MA-MA034W, Multimedia Ultrabook 15″ OLED 2.8K 120Hz Black nomad 9h Meteor Core Ultra 7 Intel Arc TB4 – LaptopSpirit

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Our opinion on the Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W

Nomadic with its 9-hour battery life, the thin and light multimedia multipurpose portable PC Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W with a 14-inch High Definition High Fidelity 2.8K OLED DCI-P3 16/10th screen which improves fluidity with its 120Hz frequency and is based on 16 GB of RAM as well as an Intel hybrid Meteor Lake Core Ultra 7 155H processor with graphics module High-performance Intel Arc suitable for light gaming. This core accelerates processing like the fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB which reinforces its responsiveness. This black Windows 11 Ultrabook also benefits from a backlit keyboard, connectivity with USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E or an Infrared webcam for biometric facial authentication accompanied by a shutter.

Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W

Features of the Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W

Screen(s) 15.6″ 2.8K OLED 16/10th 120Hz 0.2ms Display HDR True Black 500 100% DCI-P3 low blue light emission (2880×1800, glossy)
Processor Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Meteor Lake (16 cores: 6P 4.8 GHz / 8E 3.8 GHz / 2LP-E)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (soldered) LPDDR5x 7467 MHz
Graphic card Intel Arc integrated into the processor
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connections 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, microSD card reader
Network Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3
Backlit Keyboard Yes, 1 zone RGB (1.5mm stroke)
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello Yes, via Full HD Infrared webcam with shutter
Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W) Harman Kardon Smart Amp
Operating system Windows 11 64-bit
Announced autonomy / Battery 9 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 75Whr (90W adapter)
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.5 Kg / 353.6 x 246.9 x 13.9-15.9

The Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W faces the competition

The Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W is currently sold by Asus France and positions itself as one of the cheapest in its category to offer such a high definition screen with such faithful colors with such a recent processor with such a high-performance integrated graphics solution as well as Thunderbolt connectivity.

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Chassis, connections, screen of the Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W

With its thin and light Neutral Black design certified to the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H, this versatile laptop has a discreet appearance.

This multimedia Ultrabook integrates good connectivity consisting of 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, an audio port but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) providing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are connected.

Using Windows Hello technology and the infrared functionality of the webcam allowing facial recognition, you can authenticate yourself biometrically.

When you are not using the webcam, you can hide it behind a cover, which is practical for preserving privacy.

We appreciate being able to backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard if we need to better discern them.

Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W

The screen represents a major asset of this configuration since it is adorned with OLED DCI-P3 specifications ensuring much higher colorimetric fidelity than average with great black depths and significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. But also minimal latency here associated with a frequency of 120Hz which provides better fluidity than with a simple standard 60Hz panel.
The screen also stands out with its 2.8K definition, very well suited to High Definition content because it is superior to Full HD, its 16:10 format displaying more information on height than the classic 16:9 format.
As it adopts OLED technology, the screen has a glossy treatment which gives punch to the colors but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors).

Performance, battery life of the Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W

The Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W is aimed at those looking for a portable High Definition High Fidelity multimedia laptop PC equipped with recent components.

As it is easy to transport thanks to its lightness and finesse despite its format housing a numeric keypad, it will interest nomads like some looking for a Student laptopespecially since its autonomy is around 9 hours on battery in light use.

Despite this appreciable autonomy, it will satisfy a maximum of users in terms of general performance, which is solid here. Because this Ultrabook is driven by an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor Meteor Lake with 16 hybrid cores and AI features, supported by 16 GB of RAM.

The full capabilities of this laptop are revealed in areas that are intensive in processor and RAM resources using multi-core and AI, such as video editing or photo editing for which we obtain faster processing than if we was dealing with a classic Quad/Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4/5.
On this subject, we invite you to consult our test dedicated to the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405 to get a better idea of ​​the potential of this heart based on your personal needs.

The graphics are supported here by Intel Arc, a graphics solution inserted in the Meteor Lake processor and more efficient than the classic Iris Xe.
As the Intel Arc is not supported by a dedicated graphics card, gamers will pass on the path.

In any case, you can watch HD photos and videos with the Intel Arc, thanks to which you can also play light to modest games… if you agree to the settings.
We are thinking in particular of a reduction in screen definition since a large number of graphics calculations are necessary in 2.8K than in Full HD, which leads to a lower number of fps.

SSD storage will be popular, especially as it offers a substantial capacity of 1000 GB to install and store quantities of software and files, including personal creations.

Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W

An SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive: greater shock resistance, lower energy consumption, silent operation or even greater speed.
Greater responsiveness and fluidity are provided by the SSD.

On a daily basis, starting/stopping, launching applications, carrying out processing or even accessing online game cards is done faster with an SSD than with a hard drive.

Finally, expect heat and noise when this versatile black multimedia-oriented Ultrabook is pushed hard (e.g. processing).
To limit its temperatures, we can associate it with a ventilated support (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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