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Updated January 10, 2024·

The ASUS Vivobook 15X is a good fit if you're seeking better value in the lower midrange price category and suitable for light gaming, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 offers a budget-friendly option with a slightly more powerful processor, higher screen brightness, and longer battery life appropriate for general use. If you prioritize a more powerful CPU and a touchscreen for an often significantly less expensive price, the IdeaPad could be a great choice; if you prefer a newer model that's slightly lighter, the Vivobook could be a better option despite being often significantly more expensive. Both laptops are comparable in screen size, display type, and resolution, making them suitable for everyday tasks and multimedia consumption. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 15X
  • The ASUS Vivobook 15X has no clear advantages over the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15".
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15"
  • Good for software development
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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Software Development

6.7
Vivobook 15X
IdeaPad 5 15"
7.2
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" is good for software development, while the ASUS Vivobook 15X is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.2
Vivobook 15X
IdeaPad 5 15"
6.5
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
341.0 nits
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook 15X for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

8.0 Hours
Vivobook 15X
IdeaPad 5 15"
11.0 Hours
The ASUS Vivobook 15X has 8 hours of battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" has 11 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.0
Vivobook 15X
IdeaPad 5 15"
7.6
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" and ASUS Vivobook 15X both have good build quality, though the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" has somewhat better build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.1
Vivobook 15X
IdeaPad 5 15"
7.4
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
341.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
11.0 Hours
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
7.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.8/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" and ASUS Vivobook 15X are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.1
Vivobook 15X
IdeaPad 5 15"
6.3
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" and ASUS Vivobook 15X are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.4
Vivobook 15X
IdeaPad 5 15"
6.8
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" and ASUS Vivobook 15X are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.0
Vivobook 15X
IdeaPad 5 15"
7.2
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" and ASUS Vivobook 15X are both good for content creation.

Portability

Good
Vivobook 15X
IdeaPad 5 15"
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
3.7 lbs
WEIGHT
4.0 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The ASUS Vivobook 15X and Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$600
Vivobook 15X
IdeaPad 5 15"
$599
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The ASUS Vivobook 15X has a price of $600 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" costs $599.

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How the ASUS Vivobook 15X and the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Vivobook 15XLenovo IdeaPad 5 15"
ASUS Vivobook 15XLenovo IdeaPad 5 15"

GENERAL

Price
$600
$599
Release Date
April 1, 2023August 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.2'' x 0.7''14'' x 9.2'' x 0.67''
Weight
3.75 lbs4.08 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7530UAMD Ryzen 7 5825U
Graphics
Vega 7 Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours11 Hours
Battery Capacity
42 Wh57 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits341 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/107.6/10
Portability Score
7.9/107.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.8/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106.5/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
13
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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ASUS Vivobook 15X

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Monica Chin | May 2023
"All in all, my day on the Vivobook had its ups and downs. It is a really pretty and well-built device, and it had all of the functionality I needed to get me through my browser-based workload. But the speakers weren’t my favorite, and the battery life was just too short."

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15"

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Marcus Schwarten | August 2021
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is convincing due to its long battery life. The device scores points especially with its large battery and long battery runtimes combined with its low consumption. The CPU and GPU perform in the test as one would expect, and in line with what was familiar from the somewhat smaller 14-inch sister model, the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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