When fashion and technology converge, we have very interesting products as a result, like the recently unveiled Vivobook S 15 OLED BAPE Edition, a collaboration between ASUS and the iconic Japanese streetwear brand, BAPE.
With a legacy deeply rooted in pioneering exclusive collaborations, BAPE has been a driving force in shaping the fashion landscape. This partnership celebrates the 30th milestone year of BAPE, bringing forth an exclusive limited-edition piece of technology.
A Legacy of Style: BAPE and Ura-Harajuku
Originating as a trailblazer in Japanese streetwear, BAPE is hailed as the originator of the exclusive collaboration model. The timeless BAPE ABC camo design has consistently remained sought-after and iconic. Emerging at the heart of the Ura-Harajuku fashion scene, the first A BATHING APE store opened its doors in the 90s, leaving an indelible mark on street style.
Over the decades, the brand’s distinctive camo design has become synonymous with high-end urban fashion. BAPE returns to its original designs that captured the imagination of trendsetters on the streets of Tokyo thirty years ago.
Style Meets Functionality
This collaboration with ASUS combines style and functionality. The Vivobook S series has always been a favorite among young urban trendsetters thanks to its high performance, fast charging, long-lasting battery, instant wake feature, top-tier connectivity, and optimal size and weight for portability.
With the Vivobook S 15 OLED BAPE Edition, this must-have device attains a new level of street-smart sophistication. A compact all-in-one carry bag is included to protect the device, featuring the exclusive ASUS x BAPE camo design.
This carry case accommodates the laptop and its accessories, making it a fashionable travel companion. The metallic laptop and carry case combo is available in two colors: Midnight Black with green camo or Cool Silver with blue camo.
Camo Elegance Extends to Accessories
The mouse also has a distinctive camo pattern, achieved through water-transfer printing. It comes with interchangeable covers in matching blue or green, aligning with the chosen bundle colorway, alongside the standard black cover provided with each model. Designed for portability and convenience, the mouse features a BAPE head strap.
The bundle includes an exclusive BABY MILO figurine cradling a miniaturized Vivobook S 15 OLED BAPE Edition laptop to encapsulate the essence of both ASUS and BAPE. This limited-edition figurine is exclusive to the collaboration and is an absolute must-have for devoted BABY MILO enthusiasts.
The bundle also comprises unique sticker sets that withstand wear and tear and are water-resistant. Among them is a set designed to adorn the laptop’s ErgoSense keyboard. In addition, the device arrives with a unique desktop wallpaper and live wallpaper options, all featuring the distinct Vivobook x BAPE camo.
Galip Fu, ASUS Global Marketing Director, Consumer PC, expresses excitement over this exceptional partnership, stating:
“We are thrilled to announce the exceptional partnership between ASUS Vivobook and A BATHING APE, a collaboration that embodies the spirit of streetwear and pushes the boundaries of design. This marks the debut of both the first-ever BAPE laptop and the first-ever streetwear-inspired laptop to our Vivobook series.”
Likewise, BAPE shares its enthusiasm, with a representative stating:
“BAPE is delighted to team up with ASUS Vivobook to design a limited-edition collection that combines BAPE’s unique and vibrant style with ASUS Vivobook’s powerful and high-performance laptops. This partnership shows BAPE’s dedication to providing high-quality and fashionable products that enhance style.”
- OLED Display with 15.6-inch, 2.8K (2880 x 1620)
- 16:9 aspect ratio, 0.2ms response time, 600nits HDR peak brightness
- 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 1,000,000:1
- VESA CERTIFIED Display HDR True Black 600, 1.07 billion colors, PANTONE Validated
- Glossy display, 70% less harmful blue light
- 16GB of RAM LPDDR5 on board
- 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD storage
- Intel® Core™ i9-13900H Processor 2.6 GHz (24MB Cache, up to 5.4 GHz, 14 cores, 20 Threads)
- Intel® Iris Xe Graphics GPU
- I/O Ports: 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A 1x Thunderbolt 4 (supports display / power delivery), 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, 1x DC-in
- Backlit Chiclet Keyboard, 1.35mm Key-travel, Precision Touchpad
- 1080p FHD webcam (with privacy shutter)
- Wi-Fi 6E(802.11ax) (Dual band) 2×2 + Bluetooth® 5.3 Wireless Card
- Audio: Smart Amp Technology, Built-in speaker, Built-in array microphone, harman/kardon (Mainstream) with Cortana voice-recognition support
- Battery: 75WHrs, 2S2P, 4-cell Li-ion
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 35.93 x 22.94 x 1.79 ~ 1.79 cm (14.15″ x 9.03″ x 0.70″ ~ 0.70″)
- Weight: 1.60 kg (3.53 lbs)
Availability and Pricing
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 OLED BAPE Edition is available starting at $1299.99 on the ASUS eShop. Users can pick between the black and silver colors.
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