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Asus Vivobook R515MA-BQ257T Specs and Details

With its rather compact 15-inch format and balanced configuration, the Asus VivoBook R515MA-BQ257T has something to seduce its audience. This 15-inch ultrabook is powered by an Intel Pentium Silver N5030 Quad Core and benefits from 512 GB SSD storage and 8 GB RAM for a welcome system speed. The set is installed in a silver case that goes everywhere but no less elegant and highlighted by a matte Full HD IPS screen, welcome for moviegoers. Also note the presence of a numeric keypad and a USB Type-C connection. On the other hand, it should not be expected from him a record battery life or a very robust chassis on the move.

Asus Vivobook R515MA-BQ257T Specs and DetailsAsus Vivobook R515MA-BQ257T Specs and Details

Specifications Asus R515MA-BQ257T

Screen (s) 15.6 “Full HD IPS LED 250 nits (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor Intel Pentium Silver N5030 Gemini Lake Refresh (1.1 GHz, 4 cores)
RAM installed 8 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz
Graphic card Intel UHD Graphics 605
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)
Connectivity 2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD / SDXC
Network Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 SonicMaster speakers
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit
battery life announced / Battery 5 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 37Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.8 Kg / 360 x 235 x 19.9

Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus R515MA-BQ257T

With its refined design and narrow “NanoEdge” bezels, the Asus Vivobook R515MA-BQ257T does not lack charm. Its optimized weight of 1.8 kg and its compact size (357 x 230 mm) make it the perfect companion for studious outings. Its silver metallic finish is not embellished with any particular finish for a very refined appearance, a mark of elegance and sobriety. Note that Asus reinforces the back of the aluminum cover for more robustness and a numeric keypad is slipped on the right side, a detail that is not one for those who regularly enter numbers.

The screen also plays a decisive role in the aesthetic rendering of the ultrabook and its refined NanoEdge contours will not only increase the feeling of immersion but also allow a 15-inch panel to slide into a 14-inch chassis. Perfect for moviegoers, the Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) provides a healthy display density for viewing High Definition content in the best conditions. On the other hand, the IPS panel works to open up viewing angles and for a less dull rendering, while the matt treatment of the panel acts as a barrier to reflections associated with use in strong ambient light. A plus for comfort.

Well distributed, the connections bring together most of the interfaces currently expected at this level of the range. There is an HDMI output, a microSD card reader and three USB Type-A ports, two of which are still limited by the 2.0 standard. A USB Type-C is also part of the game as well as the AC Wifi and Bluetooth 4.1 modules. There is no fingerprint reader on the menu, however.

Asus Vivobook R515MA-BQ257T Specs and Details

Performance, battery life of Asus R515MA-BQ257T

Storage is the centerpiece here. It is entrusted to a 512 GB SSD which will significantly enhance the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis compared to a configuration with a mechanical hard drive. Indeed, the SSD ensures shortened loading times, an almost instantaneous launch of Windows and very fast file copies, not to mention the qualities in terms of energy savings, durability and silence of the SSD. Not to spoil anything, its capacity is not ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your game library.

The Asus is equipped with a Pentium Silver Quad Core N5030 Gemini Lake Refresh whose performance is similar to that of a small Core i3. In other words, the processor largely supports office use hinged around web browsing, office work or video playback and will not be against some light photo editing work. Especially since 8 GB of RAM are there to ensure the share of multitasking.

The Asus R515MA-BQ257T is definitely not intended for gamers. And it’s not the recent Intel UHD 605 graphics chipset integrated into the processor that will make the difference. Only a few less greedy titles will be able to shoot in HD (1366 x 768px) with reduced details, at a pinch.

Finally, the battery life does not really follow the nomadic direction taken by the ultabook with only 5 hours reached when browsing the Internet with active Wifi. This is below the average for its category.

Asus Vivobook R515MA-BQ257T Specs and Details

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