This Asus Vivobook 15 x512 review that you’re about to go through is clearly from the user’s perspective. I’ve made some things clear about this model as I own one.
I bought my Asus Vivobook 15 X512 in 2019 for Rs. 64,000 and I’ve been using it for 2 years now. While mine’s Intel 8th Gen, today 10th Gen is available with not much difference in its price.
I daresay buying this laptop is one of the best purchases I’ve made and I’d highly recommend it for a mid-range laptop and for students. It’s fast, looks great, handy, and extremely lightweight. Keep reading this Asus Vivobook 15 X512 review for all its technical details.
Asus Vivobook 15 X512 Review – Main Specs
The Asus Vivobook 15 x512 that I’m currently using is equipped with
- 8GB RAM (extendable up to 16GB RAM)
- 256GB SSD and 1TB hard disk space.
- Core i5, 8th Gen
- with a 15.6-inch display
- and runs on Windows 10(64-bit)
The usage of a PC differs from a person to person. On a personal side, there are quite a few things I use on my laptop for Google Chrome, Word, and Maya (animation software). And so far, the Asus Vivobook 15 x512 has turned out to be excellent in its performance!
In addition to its performance, comes its elegance which mostly is out of its metal body. Its super thin dark bezels also contribute to its beauty. With its formal appearance, it blends into any environment. Be it an open park or a peak hour at a cafe.
The Asus Vivobook 15 x512 is also equipped with the Ergolift Hinge. It’s basically two perfectly aligned hinges extended from the bottom edge of the laptop’s lid. Though simple in its design, it auto-tilts for typing comfort. Well, when I use it on my table- sure it does give a comfortable typing experience.
But on the other hand, my Vivobook’s usually on my lap or on the bed when I’m working on it, so it doesn’t make much difference to me.
About its weight
Though the Asus Vivobook 15 x512 has a solid-built metal body and has a 15.6-inch screen, it surprisingly weighs only 1.7 Kilograms! Before going for this one, I made a small research on the Asus gaming laptop series- particularly the ROG and TUF series’.
Some of the models, like the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DT, come almost with the same specifications (only in terms of storage) as the Vivobook. I daresay, some models have better performance than this laptop at a much lesser cost. For example, this Vivobook is equipped with GDDR5 2GB graphics whereas the ASUS TUF FX505 has a 4GB graphics card.
For a clearer picture, A friend/tech geek told me that even if the graphics cards from both the Vivobook and the Asus TUF were to be removed, the TUF would still outrun the Vivobook.
This is because the TUF has higher CPU power. So as mentioned, the only similarities between these would be storage and not performance)
However, the gaming series laptops are comparatively bulky and weigh more (The Asus TUF Gaming FX505DT weighs about 2.2kg). Moreover, the looks of these are visibly abstract and raw. Another downside that gaming laptops usually face is battery life- they drain much faster.
I’d heard that the battery performance of the Asus Vivobook series wasn’t satisfying to many customers. As I don’t run any heavy software on this laptop, I find the battery performance sufficient and it well suits up to my requirements.
I occasionally work late into the night and it sometimes runs 5 hours straight on battery and lasts longer if I keep the battery saver on.
Other Features to Look Into
- Unlike the Asus Zenbook series which has the fancy feature of getting your pc unlocked with face recognition, the Vivobook series is equipped with fingerprint recognition. As you might’ve guessed, it’s positioned at the right corner of its large touchpad.
- One of the ports that might turn out to be useful over time is the USB Type-C. It helps with making quicker connections, especially with the sort of data present on your phone. (If it is C-type of course)
- The last feature, but not the least, that I liked would be the Vivobook’s keypad which also has a compact numeric keypad fitted on the right-hand side.
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