15″ Full HD matte OLED DCI-P3, Quad Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe, SSD 512 GB, 8 GB, TB4, 1.7 Kg
Our Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED S3500PA-L1168T review
Do you want a versatile inexpensive laptop PC equipped with a high-performance processor and an OLED panel? L’Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED S3500PA-L1168T you might be interested in its 15-inch Full HD anti-reflective DCI-P3 screen and its Quad Core i5-11300H Tiger Lake-H Intel processor with Iris Xe graphics module capable of running simple games. Equipped with fast 512 GB SSD storage that improves its responsiveness, this elegant and discreet silver Ultrabook with 8 hours of battery life benefits from a backlit keyboard and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
Features of Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED S3500PA-L1168T
|screen(s).||15.6″ Full HD OLED 100% DCI-P3 0.2ms Pantone 600cd/m² with thin edges and weak blue light emission HDR True Black 600 (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11300H Tiger Lake-H (3.1 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB LPDDR4X 3200MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe is integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|connectors||2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 1.35mm stroke|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||8 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 63Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.65 Kg / 359.8 x 235.3 x 18.9-19.9mm|
The Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED S3500PA-L1168T against the competition
The Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED S3500PA-L1168T is currently available at Asus France and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer an OLED panel with a very powerful processor but also offers Thunderbolt connectivity as well as a backlit keyboard.
If this Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED S3500PA-L1168T doesn’t meet all your criteria, you can find in our gaming laptop guide other configurations to play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, this has the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED S3500PA-L1168T
It has an elegant and discreet look with its thin and light Cool Silver light silver design.
Its cooling is provided by IceCool Plus technology using 2 fans, heat pipe and air vent. It offers 3 predefined operating profiles.
This versatile Ultrabook is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote connection and communication, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port but there are also 3 USB including 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged into it.
Good point, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is noticeable to better distinguish its keys when the ambient light is limited.
Those who wish can maintain their privacy better than usual because here you can slide a physical cover in front of the webcam.
Three interesting advantages therefore with Thunderbolt, the webcam shutter and the backlit keyboard.
And that’s not all because the screen is also an undeniable asset of this laptop as it uses OLED DCI-P3 Pantone specifications. They guarantee colors that are more faithful than usual with very deep blacks, very low latency as well as significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles.
In addition, the screen is suitable for displaying videos and wider High Definition content because it uses a 16: 9 format relative to the Full HD definition.
Its anti-reflective treatment makes colors more vibrant but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg: outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED S3500PA-L1168T
The Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED S3500PA-L1168T can appeal to those who want to get a thin and light laptop PC with a 15-inch screen with more faithful colors than usual and good processor performance , aimed at general purpose nomadic use. .
Nomads will indeed be interested as it can last around 8 hours on battery in light use while seeing its transport facilitated by its slimness and controlled weight.
To ensure such autonomy, it incorporates several energy-efficient components such as SSD storage which is more energy efficient than a hard drive but more stable, quieter and faster.
In practice, an SSD guarantees better fluidity and responsiveness on a day-to-day basis than a simple hard drive, which notably implies faster start/stop, software processing and launch, or even which is faster when it comes to game cards on line.
There is no misunderstanding, however: demanding gamers will go their way because there is no dedicated graphics card, logical considering the price charged and the aforementioned advantages of this thin and light laptop PC.
On the other hand, thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated into the processor, you can still indulge in moderate games but also watch photos and videos of course.
The processor is not low consumption and is positioned in the range of high-performance CPUs. Here we find a Quad Core i5-11300H Intel Tiger Lake-H, associated with 8 GB of RAM to deliver a good overall performance that can satisfy a large number of users.
And in terms of capacity? It is a 512 GB SSD that is offered, which corresponds to what hard drives are offered as standard, enough to accommodate many files / software.
However, if you need more space, you can always use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3. / Thunderbolt / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution to take advantage of fast transfers.