An inexpensive thin and light laptop, the Asus Vivobook R515EA-BR1293T with 15-inch anti-glare screen with a sleek silver design is suitable for everyday general-purpose use thanks to its good amount of 8 GB RAM and its Core i3 Tiger Lake processor with part Intel G4 graphics capable of running low-power games. Fast SSD storage which reinforces its responsiveness but also USB-C connectivity are also on the program of this Ultrabook-type laptop which runs on Windows 10S, a system that favors security.
Specifications of the Asus Vivobook R515EA-BR1293T
|Screen (s)||15.6 “WXGA HD 45% NTSC 250cd / m² (1366×768, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot|
|Graphic card||Intel G4 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.0 2 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||No (1.4mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster ICEpower|
|Operating system||64-bit Windows 10S|
|battery life announced / 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-BR1293T
With its fine and light silver Slate Gray design, it has an elegant and discreet look.
It runs on Windows 10S, an operating system focused on security because only apps from the Windows Store can be installed on it. Good point if you want, you can get out of S mode for free to migrate to Windows 10 classic. But once in classic Windows 10, you can’t go back to S mode.
This versatile Ultrabook is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for remote connections and communications wireless, its audio port or even its 3 USBs all compatible with 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 plugged into it.
The screen is distinguished by its anti-reflective treatment making it more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors). For the rest, it adopts classic characteristics with its definition of 1366×768 and its 16: 9 format lending itself well to video playback.
Performance, battery life of the Asus Vivobook R515EA-BR1293T
The Asus Vivobook R515EA-BR1293T is a thin and light 15-inch laptop designed for general-purpose general use.
It benefits from a good amount of 8 GB RAM, which is very useful in multitasking, which is here coupled with a low-power Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake processor.
As a result, this sleek silver laptop PC delivers good overall performance in everyday use, such as web surfing and office use.
On the other hand, it should be borne in mind that, like the AMD Ryzen 3 and other less powerful processors of course, the Core i3 reveals its limits under software requiring processor resources.
In any case, many will appreciate the Intel G4 graphics solution integrated into the Core i3 Tiger Lake. Because its performance is superior to those provided by the classic Intel UHD 620.
As a result, you can watch photos and videos with this versatile Ultrabook but also play light games.
SSD storage clearly reinforces the responsiveness and fluidity of this thin and light laptop on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, starting / stopping and launching applications are, for example, significantly faster.
Why ? Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive. And it has other advantages: it consumes less energy, is more robust and as a bonus silent.
Here we are dealing with a 256 GB SSD, which is sufficient to install and store light files. But this capacity is half of what standard hard drives offer.
That said, if you need more space, you can add a second SSD or a hard drive via the free 2.5-inch slot.
We also have the option of relying on an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the battery life of this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the controlled weight and finesse, expect about 5 hours on battery in light use.