Asus VivoBook 15 F505ZA-BQ117T
Reviews for the Asus VivoBook 15 F505ZA-BQ117T
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Positive: Light weight; USB-C; thin frames; good cooling system; attractive price. Negative: Low autonomy; no backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2018
Model: Sharing many similar traits with its VivoBook siblings regardless of their serial numeric numbers, the Asus VivoBook 15 comes in a bigger size and bigger power for those who require an extra oomph on long-term projects or to bask in mere leisure activities alone. The Asus VivoBook 15 not only comes with a selection of an attractive array of colors, it also houses staggering core specifications that are guaranteed to knock things straight out of the park. In order to flesh out everything on what the Asus VivoBook 15 is capable of, we must look no further than the device itself with a keen and introspective eye. First and foremost, the Asus VivoBook 15 has a 15.6-inch NanoEdge display. The 7.7 millimeters of bezel made possible a screen-to-body ratio of 81 %. The whole screen is terrific for viewing stunning landscapes and visual aesthetics as if it was a part of the outdoor environment itself. The Asus VivoBook 15 also introduces the imagery-enhancing Asus Splendid, which is a visual optimization technology with different modes. Normal mode is the default visual display for mundane tasks. Eye Care mode reduces blue-light levels for the comfort of the eyes. The fully customizable Manual mode passes on the liberty of tweaking visual effects to the user’s own liking.
The Asus VivoBook 15 features their company brand’s very own SuperBattery technology, which provides up to three times longer battery life than normal. With the Asus SuperBattery system, any high-quality battery is complemented by the Battery Health Charging technology. The innovative Battery Health Charging reduces the battery expansion rate in order to preserve its condition and promote a longer overall life span. Moreover, the SuperBattery technology can charge the Asus VivoBook 15 up to 60 % in just under 50 minutes. The Asus VivoBook 15 by technical default is a Windows 10 laptop powered by the latest generation AMD Ryzen processor with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM alongside the AMD Radeon Vega graphics processor. These set of processors hailing from Ryzen are commonly associated and found in low-end performance gaming laptops. The Ryzen 3 in particular is capable of clocking at 3.5 GHz and it is one of the available processors in the industry to feature built-in graphics. The integration of Ryzen processor units in the Asus VivoBook 15 further entails to the fact that it is more than capable of sustaining games that are in demand while still able to cater on more important and prioritized tasks concerning work.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
AMD Vega 10: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 10 CUs (=640 shaders) and a clock of up to 1300 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R7 2700U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen cores clocked at 2.2 to 3.8 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 10 CUs clocked at up to 1300 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.