Laptops with 15-inch screens are the most popular size, but most are way too heavy to carry on a regular basis. Most truly portable 15-inchers on the market, such as the MacBook Pro and the Dell XPS 15, tend to cost well over $1,000. Enter the Asus VivoBook S510, a 15-inch laptop that weighs just 3.57 pounds, starts at a reasonable $699 ($799 as tested) and packs compelling features like a colorful, 1080p display, narrow screen bezels, an attractive aluminum lid and optional dual-storage drives. If you can live with drawbacks that include short battery life, a shallow keyboard and a blurry webcam, the VivoBook S510’s premium design and good performance make it a solid choice.
The Asus VivoBook S510 has a subtle but attractive champagne gold-colored chassis, with a brushed aluminum lid and matte plastic sides and deck. The narrow “NanoEdge” bezel around the display measures just 0.3 inches on either side, but has a slightly thicker 0.4-inch top bezel.
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