Asus Vivobook S 15 S5506MA-MA034W with 15″ OLED 2.8K 120Hz display, Intel Core Ultra 7 and 1TB SSD – LaptopSpirit

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

Nomad with its 9-hour battery life, the thin and light multimedia versatile laptop Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W with a 14-inch High Definition High Fidelity 2.8K OLED DCI-P3 16/10 screen that improves fluidity with its 120Hz frequency is based on 16 GB of RAM as well as an Intel hybrid Meteor Lake Core Ultra 7 155H processor with a high-performance Intel Arc graphics module suitable for light games. 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

Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W Specifications

Screen(s) 15.6” 2.8K OLED 16/10th 120Hz 0.2ms Display HDR True Black 500 100% DCI-P3 Low Blue Light (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) 16GB (soldered) LPDDR5x 7467MHz
Graphic card Intel Arc integrated into the processor
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connectivity 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 vs. the competition

The Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W is currently being 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 powerful integrated graphics solution as well as Thunderbolt connectivity.

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

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

This multimedia Ultrabook includes good connectivity consisting of 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or 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 (compatible with USB 2.0) providing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are connected.

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

When not using the webcam, it can be hidden behind a cover, which is practical for preserving privacy.

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

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 a much higher color fidelity than the average with a great depth of blacks, significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. But also a minimal latency here associated with a frequency of 120Hz which provides a better fluidity than with a simple standard 60Hz panel.
The screen also stands out for its 2.8K definition, which is very well suited to High Definition content because it is superior to Full HD, and its 16/10 format displays more information on the height than the classic 16/9.
As it adopts OLED technology, the screen has a glossy treatment which gives punch to the colors but is sensitive to reflections in bright environments (e.g. 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 equipped with recent components.

As it is easy to carry thanks to its lightness and its thinness despite its format housing a numeric keypad, it will interest nomads as well as some in search of a Student laptopespecially since its battery life is around 9 hours on light battery use.

Despite this appreciable autonomy, it will satisfy a maximum of users in terms of general performances, 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 demanding on processor and RAM resources using multi-core and AI, such as video editing or photo retouching, for which we obtain faster processing than if we were dealing with a classic Quad/Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4/5.
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The graphics here are handled by Intel Arc, a graphics solution inserted into the Meteor Lake processor and more powerful than the classic Iris Xe.
Since the Intel Arc is not supported by a dedicated graphics card, gamers will have to give it a miss.

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

SSD storage will certainly meet with approval, especially since it offers a substantial capacity of 1000 GB to install and store quantities of software and files, including perhaps personal creations.

Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W

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

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

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

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