ASUS Vivobook 15

ASUS Vivobook 15

ASUS Vivobook 15

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.1/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.8/10
SIZE: 15.6"








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Pros
  • Good storage capacity
  • Decent processor performance
  • Lightweight and thin design
  • Has a number pad
  • Backlit keyboard included
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Fair portability rating
  • Good, not great, webcam
  • Fairly average speakers

Ratings by Category

General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
4.0
The ASUS Vivobook 15 is equipped with a solid CPU and ample RAM, and its OLED screen provides excellent color coverage, making it quite capable for general tasks such as web browsing, document editing, and media consumption. However, its moderate battery life and a relatively hefty build might limit its suitability for on-the-go usage compared to lighter laptops with longer battery life.
Engineering & Design:
4.0
The ASUS Vivobook 15's fair performance for engineering and design use stems from its capable processor and graphics, which are suitable for moderate tasks but may struggle with high-end, intensive applications. Its high-quality OLED screen offers good color accuracy and contrast, providing clear visuals, but those requiring more power for advanced 3D design and simulations may find the hardware limiting.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Software Development:
3.9
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.8
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.2
The ASUS Vivobook 15 has an integrated Iris Xe graphics unit which is less capable for demanding gaming and 3D applications than dedicated GPUs, and its screen refresh rate is limited to 60Hz, which can affect the smoothness of visuals in fast-paced games and 3D rendering.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$589
Release Date
August 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.3'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.97 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1135G7
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
12 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
42 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
388 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7/10
Portability Score
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7.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Sascha Mölck, | April 2022
"The Asus VivoBook 15 is a quiet office notebook with a strong screen. However, the VivoBook 15 still has room for improvement. Office and internet applications as well as simple games do not pose any major challenges for the VivoBook - this is ensured by the built-in combination of Ryzen 7 5700U APU and 16 GB of RAM. Heat and noise emissions are acceptable. But, the laptop has weaknesses that should not be present at this level: lack of keyboard lighting, a slow memory card reader, no fast USB-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2 or Thunderbolt 4) with Power Delivery and DisplayPort. Battery runtimes can only be described as average."

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