Vivobook S15

ASUS Unveils The Vivobook S15 – Its First AI-Powered PC

Hosted at Mettlestate in Sandton, ASUS, in collaboration with Microsoft and Qualcomm, unveiled the ASUS Vivobook S15, South Africa’s first AI-powered PC.


  • The ASUS Vivobook S15 is driven with AI-powered features that claim to enhance productivity and creativity.
  • This forms part of a new category of Windows PCs designed for AI – Copilot+ PCs.
  • The unit is now available at major retailers for R29’999.
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The ASUS Vivobook S15 embraces AI technology, equipped with the world’s fastest laptop NPU, the Snapdragon X Elite, boasting 45 TOPS for exceptional on-device AI processing. This powerhouse enables users to leverage the latest Windows AI tools and exclusive ASUS AI apps seamlessly.


Copilot+ PCs are the most advanced and intelligent Windows PCs ever created. With Copilot+ PCs, users can accomplish tasks that are impossible on other PCs. The devices can easily locate and recall information with Recall, generate and refine AI images almost instantly with Cocreator, and overcome language barriers with Live Captions, which translate audio from over 40 languages into English. With a 1080p display and up to 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD storage, combined with up to 32 GB of 8448 MHz LPDDR5X RAM, this laptop is built for speed and efficiency.

The point isn’t about wiping entire industries off the map, but about people finding small but significant time savings through AI-powered processes. AI gives us back the most precious resource: time. By automating mundane tasks, we can engage in more meaningful activities.

// Head of Marketing at ASUS South Africa, Juan Mouton


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The ASUS Vivobook S15, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite platform, promises to revolutionize personal computing with its advanced AI capabilities, ultrathin design, and impressive performance features. Image: ASUS

The ASUS Vivobook S 15 boasts elegance and portability. At just 14.7 mm thin and weighing 1.42 kg, this laptop is designed for users who are always on the go. It features a 15.6” 3K 120 Hz ASUS Lumina OLED display with an 89% screen-to-body ratio, delivering vibrant colours and sharp visuals, even in bright outdoor environments. The durable metal lid in Cool Silver adds a touch of sophistication to its sleek profile.


Connectivity is not an issue with the ASUS Vivobook S 15, which includes two full-function USB4 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.1, a MicroSD card reader, and an audio combo jack. With up to 5.8 Gbps WiFi 7 speeds and Bluetooth 5.4, users can enjoy ultra-fast and reliable connections.


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Dr Craig Wing presented an insightful talk on the use and evolution of Artificial intelligence (AI). Image: ASUS

The laptop’s 70 Wh battery provides up to 18-hours of battery life, ensuring that it can keep up with even the busiest schedules. Fast charging and USB-C Easy Charge technology add convenience, allowing users to charge their device quickly and efficiently. The Windows Studio Effects and ASUS AiSense IR camera provide advanced functionalities like Adaptive Dimming and Adaptive Lock, which automatically dim the screen and lock the laptop when the user looks away or walks away, respectively. This ensures both security and energy efficiency.


ASUS has integrated innovative AI tools such as Live Captions for real-time subtitles and Cocreator, which transforms sketches into finished artworks, enhancing both accessibility and creativity. These features not only improve the user experience but also showcase the potential of AI in everyday computing. This launch marks a significant milestone in the evolution of laptops, bringing advanced technology to the fingertips of everyday users and paving the way for future innovations in the industry.


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