The Asus Vivobook R515JA-BQ856T is an elegant silver Ultrabook supplied in a pack with a mouse and a bag. Thin and light, this high-performance laptop in everyday use with its Quad Core i5 Ice Lake Intel processor and 8 GB of RAM adopts a 15-inch Full HD anti-reflective screen. This computer also benefits from enhanced responsiveness through its fast SSD storage and USB-C connectivity.
Specifications of the Asus Vivobook R515JA-BQ856T
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS NTSC 45% 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||No, stroke 1.4mm|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers, ICEPower|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-ion 2 cells 37Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8 Kg / 357 x 230 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus Vivobook R515JA-BQ856T
It sports an elegant and discreet design with its fine light silver and light Transparent Silver design.
The connectivity integrated into this versatile Ultrabook is good, including 1 USB-C, wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for remote connections and communications, an audio port, an HDMI video output useful for easily connecting this PC to a TV or monitor for example as well as 3 USB compatible both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug a USB device into it 3.0.
As it adopts IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Its colorimetry is however standard, lower than that provided by the more high-end IPS panels. In any case, lovers of videos and more generally of High Definition content will appreciate having to deal with a screen adopting a 16: 9 format as well as a precise Full HD definition. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outside).
Performance, battery life of the Asus Vivobook R515JA-BQ856T
The Asus Vivobook R515JA-BQ856T is a 15-inch thin and light High Definition laptop designed for everyday use.
As it is built around 8 GB of RAM and a low power Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1 Quad Core processor, this Ultrabook delivers good overall performance capable of satisfying many users.
In addition, thanks to the modest features of the Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the Core i5 Ice Lake, you can watch photos and videos on this thin and light laptop which is not designed for heavy graphics work such as games, however. it does not embed a dedicated graphics card.
In any case, the integrated SSD storage clearly reinforces the fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thus, thanks to the SSD, we benefit, for example, from much faster starts / stops, processing and software launches.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, less energy-consuming and silent.
With its 512 GB, the onboard SSD offers a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks. However, if additional space is required, an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device can be used for fast transfers.
As for battery life, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook whose weight and thinness facilitate transport.