For common versatile use, one can opt for the Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1206T, thin and light laptop with a fast SSD storage of 512 GB that enhances its responsiveness as well as a 15-inch IPS anti-glare Full HD screen. This Ultrabook is powerful in common use with its 8 GB of RAM and its Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake Intel processor with Iris Xe graphics part capable of running games not too greedy in 3D resources. This laptop with a sleek silver design also benefits from a backlit keyboard as well as USB-C connectivity.
Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1206T Features
|15.6″ Full HD IPS 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1366×768, anti-reflective/matte)
|Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)
|Installed RAM (max)
|8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot
|Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
|512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 1 free 2.5-inch slot
|1 USB 3.0 2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD
|Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
|Yes (1.4mm stroke)
|2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster ICEpower
|Windows 10 64-bit
|Announced battery life / Battery
|5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 37Whr
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|1.8 Kg / 360.2 x 234.9 x 19.9
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1206T
With its thin and light light silver design, this versatile laptop sports a sleek and discreet look.
It is equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless remote connections and communications, its audio port or its 3 USB all compatible USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in a USB 3.0 device.
Good point, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is very convenient to better distinguish its keys in case of reduced ambient light.
The screen will interest fans of High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition associated with a 16/9th format. As it is anti-reflective, it is also more readable than a shiny slab in bright environments (e.g. exterior). In addition, as it adopts IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. But its colorimetry is average, lower than that of more high-end IPS panels, logical with regard to the positioning of this PC.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1206T
The Asus VivoBook R515EA-BQ1206T is a thin and light 15-inch High Definition laptop for everyday versatile use.
It incorporates a 512 GB SSD, capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. In addition to the latter, an SSD is silent, more robust, less energy-consuming and much faster.
As a result, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, we benefit for example from much faster software launches as well as processing and starts/stops, or a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
While no dedicated graphics card is embedded in this thin and light versatile laptop, it allows you to watch photos and videos but also to run games that are not too greedy in 3D resources.
This is thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated into the processor whose performance is significantly higher than that of the classic Intel UHD 620.
The Iris Xe is more precisely housed in the Quad Core i5-1135G7, low-power Intel Tiger Lake processor. It is here coupled with 8 GB of RAM to deliver good overall performance able to satisfy many users.
Of course in the event that 512 GB is too fair, we can use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to get fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the finesse and the controlled weight, bet on about 5 hours on battery in light use.