Our opinion on the Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1155T
A versatile laptop in a thin and light sleek silver design, theAsus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1155T ready for High Definition with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen benefits from fast 512 GB SSD storage that improves its responsiveness as well as USB-C connectivity. Based on 8 GB of RAM and a Core i3 Tiger Lake processor with Intel G4 graphics solution, this Ultrabook provides good performance in daily use with the possibility of running light games.
Best known price: €439
Features of Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1155T
|screen(s).||15.6″ Full HD IPS 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD G4 is integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) + 1 free 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 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 37Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8 Kg / 360.2 x 234.9 x 19.9|
The Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1155T against the competition
The Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1155T is currently offered by Cdiscount and is positioned in the good average of its category where it is the only one that offers a very powerful graphics solution with such a high capacity SSD.
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 there that could be a good alternative to the Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1155T.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1155T
With its thin and light light silver design, this versatile laptop PC has an elegant and discreet look.
It is equipped with a good connection with its USB-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless remote connections and communication, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor in by example, its audio port without forgetting. its 3 USBs are all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is plugged into it.
Those who like to watch videos and more extensive High Definition content will be pleased that the screen uses a 16:9 format associated with accurate Full HD definition as well as IPS technology that ensures significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. If the colorimetry here is average and therefore lower than the more high-end IPS panels, the anti-reflective treatment of the screen induces in any case better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outside) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1155T
The Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1155T is a thin and light 15-inch High Definition laptop intended for everyday general purpose use.
It is based on a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Core i3-1115G4 processor combined with 8 GB of RAM to provide excellent performance in daily use, such as office automation and surfing the Internet.
Note, however, that this Core i3 shows its limits under processor-intensive software that exploits multicore, such as AMD Ryzen 3 and of course less powerful processors.
In any case, the Core i3-1115G4 has the advantage of housing the Intel G4 graphics solution inside it. Thanks to the latter, you can watch photos and videos but also indulge in light games.
The storage is interesting, entrusted to an SSD that consumes less energy than a hard drive but is more durable, quieter and faster.
In practice, an SSD guarantees better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive, which notably implies faster start/stop and application launch.
Best known price: €439
In addition, with its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to the standard of hard disks, which is remarkable at this price level. However, in case additional space is needed, an external storage unit can be used. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by controlled weight and efficiency, bet on almost 5 hours on the battery in light use.