Form Factor 

With just a small amount of brilliant green accent color surrounding the Enter key, the ASUS VivoBook 15 K513 offers a straightforward, basic appearance. The speakers are located in the front of the bottom, and the exhaust vents are located near the back. On three sides, the bezels are rather narrow, while the bottom chin is larger and bears the ASUS VivoBook logo in the center. It comes in Indie Black, Transparent Silver, and Hearty Gold color schemes.

Build Quality 

The build quality of the ASUS VivoBook is acceptable. While the majority of the laptop is made of plastic, the display’s back is made of metal. Because of the keyboard deck’s and display’s noticeable flex and the screen’s little inward bend, it doesn’t seem very solid. Additionally, the chassis’s finish seems slick and readily absorbs oil from use. But the feet grip the ground solidly, and the hinge seems sturdy.

ASUS VIVOBOOK 15 – Specs

15.6 inch Full HD (1920×1080) 4-way NanoEdge bezel display with a stunning 88% screen-to body ratio
Compatible with Google Classroom run Google Classroom on Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11
Latest 10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005G1 CPU (4M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz)
4 GB DDR4 RAM and 128 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Ergonomic backlit keyboard with fingerprint sensor activated via Windows Hello
Exclusive Ergolift design for an improved typing position
Comprehensive connections including USB 3.2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Type-A, USB 2.0, and HDMI Gigabit Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) (USB Transfer speed may vary. Learn more at ASUS website)
Windows 10 in S mode exclusively runs apps from the Microsoft Store. To install an app that isn’t available in the Microsoft Store, simply switch out of S mode in three easy steps. There is no charge to switch out of S mode.

Portability 

Size : 15.6″

Thickness : 0.7″ (1.8 cm)

Width : 14.1″ (35.9 cm)

Depth : 9.3″ (23.5 cm)

Volume : 92.2 in³ (1,510.1 cm³)

Weight : 3.4 lbs (1.6 kg)

Charger Size: 7.7 in³ (126.8 cm³)

Charger Weight : 0.5 lbs (0.2 kg)

The ASUS VivoBook OLED is very portable thanks to its thin and light design, and its power adapter is also compact and fits easily into most bags.

Display

Resolution  1920 x 1080

Refresh Rate  60 Hz

Aspect Ratio  16:9

Pixel Density  143 PPI

Panel Type  OLED

Touch Screen  No

Screen-To-Body Ratio  77%

The ASUS VivoBook’s screen is decently sharp and provides enough space for light multitasking. It’s standard 16:9 aspect ratio is great for viewing videos, but some may find it too short for productivity as you have to scroll more when reading a document or website. Like all OLEDs, there’s a risk of permanent burn-in with static elements like Windows’ taskbar; however, it’s unlikely to be an issue for those viewing varied content.

Ports 

USB-A Ports  3

USB-C Ports  1

Thunderbolt  No

USB-C Charging  No

USB-C Display Out  No

HDMI  1.4

DisplayPort  No

3.5mm Jack  Combo mic/headphone

Card Reader  MicroSD UHS 2

Ethernet  No

Proprietary Port  No

Security Lock  No

The ASUS VivoBook has a decent port selection. The USB-A port on the right side supports USB 3.2 Gen 1 data transfer speed (up to 5Gbps), but the two on the left are only USB 2.0 ports (up to 480Mbps). The USB-C only supports data at USB 3.2 Gen 1 speed, so you can’t use it to charge the laptop or output a video signal to an external display. The HDMI ports

CPU

Brand  Intel

Model  Core i7-1165G7

Core Count  4

Thread Count  8

There are four Intel 11th Gen CPU options available for the ASUS VivoBook the i3-1115G4, i3-1125G4, i5-1135G7, and i7-1165G7. All other options save for the i3-1115G4 are 4-core, 8-thread CPUs, making it the lowest-end configuration.

The standard Core i3 setup is powerful enough to deliver a fluid desktop experience if you only use it for simple tasks like web surfing, word formatting, and video viewing.

However, if you frequently have numerous browser tabs or applications open at once or you must carry out more demanding tasks, you should upgrade to one of the quad-core CPUs.The experience will be a little bit snappier if you upgrade from an i3-1125G4 to an i5-1135G7, and vice versa if you go from a Core i5 to an i7-1165G7. Nevertheless, the performance improvement is negligible and only perceptible when the CPUs are overclocked.The experience will be a little bit snappier if you upgrade from an i3-1125G4 to an i5-1135G7, and vice versa if you go from a Core i5 to an i7-1165G7. Nevertheless, the performance improvement is negligible and only perceptible when the CPUs are overclocked.

GPU

Brand  NVIDIA

Model  GeForce MX350

Dedicated/Integrated  Dedicated

VRAM Size  2 GB

Depending on the CPU you choose, the ASUS VivoBook is available with integrated graphics only or with a low-end dedicated NVIDIA GPU. The Core i3s have 48 execution units of Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen processors, the Core i5 have 80 execution units of Intel Iris Xe Graphics, and the Core i7 have 96 execution units of Intel Iris Xe Graphics.

The NVIDIA GeForce MX330 and MX350 are the two available GPUs; they both have 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

Simple everyday work like web surfing and movie playback can be handled by all GPU configurations

.nWhile the specialized NVIDIA GPUs and the Iris Xe Graphics on the Core i5 and i7 function quite equally, the NVIDIA GPUs perform marginally better in VRAM-intensive tasks. With the exception of the integrated graphics in the Core i3s, they can all handle some light gaming, but you’ll need to play most games at low settings to get smooth gameplay.

Storage 

Advertised Capacity  512 GB

Usable Capacity  449 GB

Drive 1  Intel SSD 660p SSDPELMW512G8

Drive 1 Type SSD

Drive 2  No 2nd Drive

Drive 2 Type No 2nd Drive

The ASUS VivoBook 15 can be set up with either a PCIe NVMe SSD alone or with both an NVMe SSD and a 1TB 2.5-inch 5400RPM conventional hard drive. You have three options if you choose a model with an SSD only: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB. Only a 128GB or 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD is compatible with the 2.5 inch hard drive.

Benchmarks

CPU Single-Thread  1,570 points

CPU Multi-Thread  4,969 points

GPU Compute  15,181 points

In Geekbench 5, the ASUS VivoBook with an Intel Core i7-1165G7 scored really well. One of the greatest for x86 CPUs in its generation, its single-thread performance is exceptional. Although it performs well when using many threads, there are several CPUs available that perform much better because they have more cores and threads. The NVIDIA GeForce MX350’s GPU computation performance is subpar.

In light productivity activities like web browsing, word editing, and video playback, the Intel i7-1165G7 offers a highly fluid experience. It can even manage some moderately taxing programs or heavy multitasking. However, it isn’t the best choice for programs that need a lot of threads, such video editing or 3D animation software. The performance of a Intel Core i3-1115G4 will be noticeably inferior, particularly in multi-threaded tasks. But, compared to the HP Pavilion x360 14 (2021) and the Acer Swift 3 14, the i3-1125G4 and i5-1135G7 will only be slightly slower (2020). For intensive applications like image processing or photo editing, none of the GPU solutions are the best.

RAM

Capacity  16 GB

Modules  2

Type  DDR4

Speed  3,200 MHz

The ASUS VivoBook can be configured with 4, 8, 12, or 16GB of RAM. The recommended minimum is 8GB because 4GB is hardly enough for the operating system and will slow things down if you use a lot of programs at once. The 8GB models come in single-channel (8GB soldered + 1 empty Therefore-DIMM slot) or dual-channel (4GB soldered + 4GB SO-DIMM) configurations, so it’s recommended to get the latter if you don’t intend to install a RAM module yourself later because it will perform better.

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