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This laptop is out of position in the market for it's specs vs price = great value.
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Asus VivoBook S15 D533IA-BQ157T

When we saw the specs on this, then the price, we couldn't believe the price point and had to double check it. Check these specs out:
  • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 Anti-glare display (non-touch)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U Processor Eight Cores @ 2.0 GHz (8M Cache, up to 4.1Hz boost)
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz on board
  • Storage: Kingston 512GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Graphics
  • OS: Windows 10 Home 64
  • Keyboard: Backlit keyboard with numpad
  • Ports:
    • 1x HDMI 1.4​
    • 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack​
    • 1x DC-in//2x USB 2.0 Type-A​
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A​
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C//Micro SD card reader​
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 6(Gig+)(802.11ax)+Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2
  • Battery Life: 50WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion
  • Weight: 1.80KG
  • Webcam: 720p HD camera
$1,504

The fact that it has a decent 8 core processor, 16GB RAM and can play games surprisingly well is what made me re-check the price.
Of course, I had to have a look at some games to see what it is capable of. The game I was playing at the time was Left4Dead2 so I thought - that's probably exactly the sort of game I'd want to play on my laptop. It's quite old so its not too taxing, yet fun enough to warrant installing it.
I was very pleased to see that at 1080p and all graphics cranked to the max, I was getting around 70-80 FPS on average. Plenty good for a good ol' game of zombie shooting.

I ran it on UserBenchmark.com and found some success there too:

Overall Rating: 68/100​

(remember, this is against all computers in the wild, not just laptops - so I think this is great)
Gaming: 19%
Desktop: 83%
Workstation: 18%

  • Processor: 84.8% - Excellent
  • Graphics: 12.2% - 'Surfboard' - Now this sounds bad, but that puts it somewhere just behind the desktop Ryzen 5 3400G's Vega 11 graphics as well as NVIDIA's GT 1030 graphics. Not bad at all really.
  • Storage: 160% - Outstanding. The best component in the system - NVME speeds will make this laptop last a long time before it feels slow.
  • Memory: 85% Excellent. This one was a nice surprise, I expected 2666Mhz but the memory is running at 3200MHz. Sweet!

I'm very happy with the laptop performance - so much so, I bought one for myself in the end. Want one?

https://dreampc.com.au/product/d533ia-bq157t/

 
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