Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests onVivobook…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We’ve put this Vivobook through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Vivobook adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. Here you have an almost perfect product.With this Vivobook, Asus is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
Vivobook for videos?
High quality, the engineers of Asus have chosen to make this Vivobook the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Asus presents this model in a large size version. Large by size, with 15.6 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.3 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the Vivobook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
With Radeon RX Vega 8, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. You have 6 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
Vivobook compatible with on the move use ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Vivobook to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With its 2.3 Kg, it Vivobook is one of the heaviest in its class. Every transport is painful. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Thanks to its processor Vivobook, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. With the low voltage on the processor, the autonomy is increased and allows to last longer than competing models.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by Asus, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
An autonomy of 6 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this Vivobook will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15.6 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Finally with the Vivobook, Asus deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The Vivobook to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this Vivobook, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Asus has designed an interesting product. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 256 Gb available of the hard disk.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Vivobook allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
In terms of autonomy,the Asuskept it simple. For 6 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
For the connector part, the Vivobookhas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
With the Vivobook, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And at a price that is well ranked.
The Vivobook- the right model to play with?
With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. With this Vivobook, the engineers of Asus have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Equipped with a graphics car Radeon RX Vega 8 and the processor AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, you can enjoy the power of calculation and image restitution. This card is one of the best of the moment. Asus has chosen some of the best components on the market to ensure smooth image flow and fast display.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15.6 inches size.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Vivobook for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Vivobook is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It Vivobook is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. Note that with its 2.3 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
This Vivobook eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
About storage, this model has average space . Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The Vivobook in conclusion
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. It performs well in almost everything, the Vivobook remains reasonable in terms of price.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks