Our opinion on the Asus Vivobook S516JA-BQ2339W
Large storage capacity for:Asus Vivobook S516JA-BQ1741T, thin and light laptop PC with original blue design with a total of 1.2 TB with fast SSD storage to improve responsiveness. This Ultrabook runs on Windows 11 with a generous amount of 12 GB of RAM and a Quad Core i5 Ice Lake Intel processor for good performance in everyday use. Equipped with USB-C connectivity, this laptop is adorned with a 15-inch IPS Full HD matte anti-glare screen.
Most famous price: €759
Features of the Asus Vivobook S516JA-BQ2339W
|Screen(s)||15.6″ IPS Full HD NanoEdge thin bezels 45% NTSC 200cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||12 GB (4 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) + 1TB 5400rpm|
|connectors||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|audio system||2 Sonic Master speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||5hrs / Li-Ion 2 cells 37Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8kg / 360.2 x 234.9 x 19.9|
The Asus Vivobook S516JA-BQ2339W against the competition
The Asus Vivobook S516JA-BQ2339W is currently available at: Cdiscount and offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category, where it is one of the few to offer such a high storage capacity while adopting such an original design and running under Windows 11.
If this laptop PC does not fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our cheap laptop PC guide, you will find other similar laptops that can be good alternatives to the Asus Vivobook S516JA-BQ2339W.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus Vivobook S516JA-BQ2339W
With its thin and light Peacock Blue design, this Ultrabook has an original look.
This laptop has good connectivity options consisting of 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to, for example, a TV or monitor, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules for connections and remote communication, an audio port or even 2 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 compatible USBs, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect a USB 3.0 device.
Too bad, however, not to have to deal with more recent and more efficient Wi-Fi-ax and Bluetooth 5 modules.
In any case, many people will appreciate that the chiclet keyboard can be illuminated so that the keys can be clearly distinguished in limited ambient light.
The screen lends itself well to displaying videos and more generally High Definition content as it uses a 16:9 format coupled with an accurate Full HD definition. In addition, because it is anti-glare, the screen is more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel. The screen also has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to the IPS technology which is however not top notch as the colorimetry is standard here. In any case, thanks to the anti-reflective treatment, the screen is more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook S516JA-BQ2339W
The Asus Vivobook S516JA-BQ2339W is a thin and light High Definition laptop PC with an original blue design with a large storage capacity and intended for everyday use.
It stands out for the fact that it has a total storage capacity of 1.2 TB above average, enough to house multiple files and software.
In fact, the 256 GB SSD is intended to house the most important software in addition to the system, the rest takes place on the 1000 GB hard drive.
The SSD offers the advantage of guaranteeing much better responsiveness and smoothness of use than a simple hard drive. In particular, thanks to the SSD, we get much faster start/stops, processing and application startup.
The SSD therefore supports the heart of this thin and light laptop very well, consisting of a low-power Intel Quad Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake processor and a good amount of above-average 12 GB RAM, very useful for multitasking.
This duo delivers good overall performance, especially in everyday use and modest multimedia processing with multicore and RAM.
Most famous price: €759
However, keep in mind that to often perform work that requires processor and/or graphics resources, it is better to use a PC based on a non-low-power processor and/or a suitable dedicated Graphics Card.
Since there is no dedicated graphics card on board here, all graphics are entrusted to the care of the Intel UHD 620, graphics solution integrated directly into the Core i5. In short, with this original blue design laptop that is not made for gaming, you can watch photos and videos.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook, whose transport is facilitated by its controlled weight and finesse, expect about 5 hours of battery life with light use.