Asus VivoBook 15 (X512): Review
There is a lot going on in the laptop market right now, and Asus is one of the brands that has been busy updating its products. The company’s VivoBook series has been offering high-end specs at low prices, especially in the sub-Rs 50,000 price range. But the average consumer is willing to spend more than Rs 50,000 on a laptop these days because they want it to work well, be useful, and, most importantly, last a long time. The new Asus VivoBook 15 (X512) is what the company thinks will meet this need.
So what is Asus making money off of with this laptop? Does the Asus VivoBook 15 (X512) live up to what it says it can do? Is it good enough to be used every day?
Asus VivoBook 15 (X512) Specifications
|3024 x 1964 pixels
|Upto 17 hours
|512GB SSD (1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 8TB available)
|USB-C x3, HDMI x1, SD card, 3.5mm jack
|16GB (32GB, 64GB available)
Asus VivoBook X512: Design
The top and bottom of the laptop are made of plastic, and almost all of the parts, like the screen and keyboard deck, can bend. But the bottom of the laptop feels firmer than the deck with the screen and keyboard. Another thing we noticed was that Asus moved the notification lights to the left side of the laptop. This is annoying because every time we plug the device in to charge, we have to peek to see if it’s charging or not. It would have been great if Asus could have found a way to put those lights in a more practical place.
When it comes to the keyboard and trackpad, the laptop has a chiclet-style keyboard with the same accent color as the rest of the laptop. This looks good and makes the laptop feel like one piece. Since the keys are one of the most used parts of a laptop, it’s possible that the colors will fade over time. The trackpad of the laptop has the same color scheme as the rest of the laptop, just like the keyboard. The fingerprint scanner is in the top right corner of the trackpad. It works with the Windows Hello feature to unlock the device.
Asus VivoBook X512: Display
The Asus VivoBook 15 (X512) has a 15.6-inch FHD display with a nano-edge matte finish and a resolution of 1920 by 1080. The screen-to-body ratio of the screen is also about 88%. With the thinner bezels, Asus was able to fit a 15.6-inch screen into a laptop that was smaller than most. This makes the laptop feel more portable than most traditional laptops.
The colours on the screen are bright, and the output is sharp and clear. The laptop’s screen is also bright enough to use in direct sunlight. This is because it has a matte finish, which helps cut down on reflections. The only thing we don’t like about the screen is that it has a bad viewing angle. If you look at the screen from the bottom or the top, you can’t see anything at all. But the viewing angle from the front is fine, and we didn’t have any problems when we used the laptop while sitting up straight at a desk.
Asus VivoBook 15 (X512): Performance
Before we talk about how well the Asus VivoBook 15 (X512) works, let’s take a look at its specs. The laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor from the 8th generation, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB solid-state drive. The laptop also has an Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics processor that is used only for graphics. Well, on paper, it looks like this machine is strong enough to handle all normal use. Most of our time at work is spent typing and surfing the web.
Sometimes we don’t even notice that we have more than 40 tabs open in Google Chrome and several other word-processing programs. The laptop worked well, and there was no lag or slowdown when switching between tabs or programs.
Asus VivoBook X512: Verdict
At Rs 65,990, the Asus VivoBook 15 (X512) has some really good features, like a Core i7 processor, SSD, and a graphics card that is dedicated to the computer. But Asus could have done a little better on a few things, like the overall build quality, the screen, the sound quality, etc. Overall, Asus has made it clear that this is just a VivoBook laptop, which is meant to be a good value for the money and has one of the best price-to-performance ratios.
What does the box hold?
Along with the laptop, the required paperwork and a 45W power brick are in the box (or a 65W one if the device is equipped with a dedicated GPU).
Display of Asus VivoBook 15 (X512)
Asus VivoBook 15 (X512) has a big 15-inch LCD screen with Full HD resolution and very thin bezels all around. The widescreen helps when you want to watch a lot of movies at once. When you’re outside, the anti-glare coating is a godsend because it gets rid of annoying reflections.
Battery life of Asus VivoBook 15 (X512)
Yes, the Asus VivoBook 15 (X512) battery life is about average. Under normal use, the 37Whr battery can keep the laptop going for up to five hours.