Our Asus Vivobook Pro 15 S3500PH-L1361W review
Light, fast and powerful, the Asus Vivobook Pro 15 S3500PH-L1361W has everything big with its 15.6-inch screen in a 1.7 kg case. Inside, a versatile processor, the Core i5-11300H Gen11 associated with a GeForce GTX 1650, 16 GB of RAM and fast 512 GB SSD storage, a powerful package capable of responding to a large number of profiles in within the framework of current use centered creatively. The chassis is solid, discreet and well assembled around the colorful and bright Full HD OLED screen, the autonomy flirts with 8 hours and the amenities are not lacking: fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard, Thunderbolt 4. May be some blame him for the lack of facial. recognition, his reflective screen or his welded RAM said.
The Asus Vivobook Pro 15 S3500PH-L1361W against the competition
Compact, elegant and full of resources, the Asus Vivobook Pro 15 S3500PH-L1361W scores points in our comparison thanks to its sober appearance, its OLED screen and its low weight, characteristics that are just one of can be offered.
Features of Asus Vivobook Pro 15 S3500PH-L1361W
|screen(s).||15.6″ Full HD OLED 100% DCI-P3 Pantone 400cd/m² with thin edges (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11300H Tiger Lake-H (3.1 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM is installed||16 GB LPDDR4X 3200MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 1650 4 GB dedicated to GDDR6, Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|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 ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Windows Hello||Fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Home Theater speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||9 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 63Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.65 Kg / 359.8 x 235.3 x 18.9-19.9mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Vivobook Pro 15 S3500PH-L1361W
The VivoBook Pro 15 S3500PH-L1361W opts for a discreet design and goes anywhere. The silver color covers the entire case which consists of a mix of metal and plastic with a unique pattern attached next to the logo on the back cover and the Enter key. The chassis still presents a sharp and angular silhouette, but there are no angles that cut the visible bias, especially at the level of ErgoLift hinge which is fine Now across most Asus PCs, this hinge has the particularity of tilting the base up to 3.5 degrees following opening the lid to optimize typing comfort while contributing to better air circulation below the chassis.
The keyboard benefits from a numeric keypad and a system of backlight (white) to highlight black keys in the dark. This is important.
Dimensions are another point where Asus has redesigned its VivoBook Pro 15. Its compact weight (1.65 kg) allows it to be placed in a bag without being too noticeable.
The screen is the main element here, as it is one of the few that will be offeredFull-HD OLED, therefore at a more affordable price to the wider crossed 4K OLED. So contrast and black levels are far beyond anything you’ll find in a conventional LED display and the display here benefits from high brightness (400 nits) added to a extended colorimetry (100% DCI-P3, sRGB) to offer the most faithful rendering to image professionals. Added to this, the borderless design (NanoEdge) on all four sides reinforces the impression of immersion. Its meaning Full-HD (1920 x 1080 px) makes it possible to offer a wide, completely clear display space and to make the most of High Definition content even if we remain a notch above the efficiency and comfort of 4K of course. Also note that this screen is glossy and will likely reflect ambient light more easily than your anti-glare. But here again, the good light of the slab should counteract most of the inconveniences.
On the sides of the chassis, the composition of connectors is satisfactory although the two USB ports are still limited to the 2.0 standard. Added to this is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and two other USB ports including a USB 3.2 and a USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4. For wireless connectivity, we have Wifi 6 ax and Bluetooth 5.1. That a fingerprint reader enables fast authentication of its session.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook Pro 15 S3500PH-L1361W
Inside the ultrabook, we don’t have any processor. It is an 11th generation Intel Core (Tiger Lake-H) that leads, the Core i5-11300H. Contrary to what we are used to in this type of machine, this is a Quad Core-H processor (not low power -U). This one has a high base frequency of 3.1 GHz (compared to 2.4 GHz for the Core i5-10300H) and a high Turbo Boost speed of 4.4 GHz, making it fully capable of high-performance tasks . Its thermal design (TDP) is 35 watts, between the 15W/28W of the low-consumption processors and the 45W of the “big” processors, so it should stay cooler than the latter while offering more more power than low-consumption. In general, this translates into favorable management for versatile use consisting of video editing, 3D rendering, programming or parallelization, with advanced calculations, but in dimensions somewhat more limited than a Hexa Core 45W processor obviously.
To support all these demanding tasks, a dedicated graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 1650 comes from the reinforcement of the integrated Iris Xe chip. Who says that the graphics card often tells the game, and this GTX 1650 provides an honest experience in this field because it can easily be measured against relatively regular players (but not necessarily demanding) and provides dignified Full HD frequencies in all market titles provided you avoid Ultra details in the most greedy of them. But it is especially the creatives who are targeted here and who will be able to take full advantage of the acceleration provided by this GPU in the software that takes advantage of it.
In support, the 16 GB of RAM provides everything you need in fluidity for multitasking. A good thing because the RAM is soldered and not upgradeable inside this VivoBook Pro 15.
In its turn, storage is entrusted to a 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD which will significantly boost the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Generally quieter, more stable and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to achieve an impressive level of fluidity with short loading times and execution without latency. Furthermore, its capacity is not ridiculous and can accommodate a good portion of your toy library although some may not find it sufficient.
Last important point for nomads, the Vivobook Pro 15 S3500PH-L1361W is ready for mobility thanks to its 63Whr battery that provides almost 8 hours of battery life usually used with active Wifi. It’s perfect for working a whole day without worrying about the proximity of a power outlet.