The Asus S515JA-EJ298T is a thin and light Ultrabook laptop with a sleek silver design. It benefits from a 15-inch Full HD anti-glare screen as well as a fast 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. Designed for everyday use, it has a good amount of 8 GB RAM as well as a Core i3 Ice Lake processor. This PC also benefits from a USB 3.1 Type-C connection.
Specifications Asus S515JA-EJ298T
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD NTSC 45% 200cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (free)|
|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, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||No, stroke 1.4mm|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy 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 Asus S515JA-EJ298T
With its thin and light frame Transparent Silver light silver, it has a sober and elegant appearance.
This Ultrabook also has good connectivity including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, an audio port but also 2 USB compatible USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if a USB 3.0 device is connected.
On the display side, Asus has chosen a screen adopting a precise Full HD definition and a 16: 9 format. As a result, it lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos. The screen is also anti-reflective which makes it more readable in a bright environment (eg outside) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of Asus S515JA-EJ298T
The Asus S515JA-EJ298T is a responsive, compact High Definition laptop designed for everyday use.
It is distinguished by its SSD storage which provides much better fluidity and responsiveness than a hard drive. On a daily basis this implies, for example, much faster starts / stops and launches of applications.
Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, less energy-consuming and silent. Here, the SSD offers 512 GB, a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks.
Of course, if we ever need more, we can rely on an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
The SSD advantageously accompanies the heart of this thin and light computer which delivers good performance in everyday use, such as Internet surfing and office automation. It is indeed based on a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very appreciable in multitasking and a low-consumption Ice Lake Core i3-1005G1 Turbo processor.
Like any Core i3 Turbo, the Ice Lake Core i3-1005G1 is significantly more efficient than a non-Turbo Core i3 (Core i3-7xxxU and predecessors). However, like the AMD Ryzen 3 and less efficient processors, it shows its limits under software requiring processor resources.
In any case, thanks to the Intel UHD 620 graphics solution integrated into the Core i3 Turbo Ice Lake, you can watch photos and videos on this elegant silver laptop. However, as no dedicated graphics card is on board, this computer is not suitable for heavy graphics work such as games.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the finesse and the controlled weight, bet on approximately 5 hours of operation on battery in light use.