Our review of the Asus Vivobook 15 R515EA-BQ1205W
Thin and light, the cheap versatile laptop Asus Vivobook 15 R515EA-BQ1205W benefits from a fast 512 GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness. Ready for High Definition with its 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, this Ultrabook is suitable for everyday use with its 8 GB RAM and its Core i3 Tiger Lake processor whose Intel G4 graphics solution supports light games. Within this laptop with an elegant silver-colored design on which Windows 11 runs, we also find a USB-C connection.
Features of the Asus Vivobook 15 R515EA-BQ1205W
|Screen(s)||15.6″ Full HD IPS 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot|
|Graphics Card||Intel UHD G4 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) + 1 available 2.5-inch slot|
|connectors||1 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit keyboard||No (1.4mm stroke)|
|audio system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster ICEpower|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||5hrs / Li-Ion 3 cells 37Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8kg / 360.2 x 234.9 x 19.9|
The Asus Vivobook 15 R515EA-BQ1205W against the competition
The Asus Vivobook 15 R515EA-BQ1205W is currently on display in promotion at E.Leclerc and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where competition is very limited and where it is one of the few to offer such a powerful graphics solution at such a low price.
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Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus Vivobook 15 R515EA-BQ1205W
With its thin and light light silver design, it has an elegant and discreet appearance.
The connectivity integrated in this versatile Ultrabook is good, including 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for external connections and wireless communication, an audio port as well as 3 USBs all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when a USB 3.0 device is connected.
Lovers of videos and more generally High Definition content will be pleased that the screen uses a 16:9 format coupled with an accurate Full HD definition superior to the 1366×768 standard. In addition, because it is anti-glare, the screen is more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors). In addition, it has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, as it features IPS technology. Logically, given the positioning of this PC, the colorimetry here is average, lower than that of more expensive IPS panels.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook 15 R515EA-BQ1205W
The Asus Vivobook 15 R515EA-BQ1205W is a thin and light 15-inch High Definition laptop intended for everyday general use.
It delivers good performance in everyday use such as web browsing and office automation as it is built around a good amount of 8GB RAM which is very useful when multitasking as well as a power efficient Intel Tiger Lake Core i3 processor -1115G4.
In addition, if this Core i3 shows its limits among software that requires processor resources, such as AMD Ryzen 3 (and less powerful processors of course), it offers the advantage of directly integrating the Intel UHD G4 graphics solution, allowing you to view photos and videos, but also play light titles.
The storage is interesting, entrusted to an SSD that rivals the standard of hard drives in capacity with its 512 GB, while being quiet, less energy consuming, more robust and much faster.
Specifically, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness in use than a simple hard drive, implying in particular much faster start/stops and software applications or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Of course, if 512GB is too tight, you can use an external storage unit like a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook, the transport of which is facilitated by the finesse and the contained weight, bet on about 5 hours of battery with light use.