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Asus VivoBook 15 KM513 Laptop Review: Ryzen and OLED goodness that doesn't break the bank

OLED for the rest of us. With the new VivoBook K Series range, Asus aims to bring some of the features normally found in premium ZenBook offerings at more accessible prices. The Asus VivoBook 15 KM513 offers the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U APU and a vibrant Samsung OLED HDR panel at a starting price of ₹62,990 (US$846). While this is surely an enticing proposition, some of the qualms that the VivoBook series is known for continue to remain.

The Asus VivoBook lineup is traditionally aimed at casual computing for home and work. Unlike the VivoBook Pros, the conventional VivoBooks do not feature dedicated graphics. However, the recent VivoBook 15 K Series launch has brought some interesting prospects to the table in both Intel and AMD flavors.

The VivoBook 15 K Series brings OLED goodness at an affordable starting price along with several CPU, memory, and storage options. Our test unit is the VivoBook 15 KM513 powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U APU with 8 GB of RAM. This device also features a 256 GB NVMe SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Asus is currently offering this configuration for ₹62,990 (US$846) in India.

In this review, we take the Asus VivoBook 15 KM513 for a spin and see whether it has the potential to be your next mid-range multimedia laptop.

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VivoBook 15 KM513 (VivoBook 15 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 6 x 2.1 - 4 GHz, 40 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL1 / Sustained, Lucienne U (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, Core: 1800 MHz, Memory: 1600 MHz, Adrenalin 20.40.64
Memory
8192 MB 
, 4 GB soldered + 4 GB Samsung M471A5244CB0-CWE SO-DIMM Timings: 22-22-22-52 at 1600 MHz
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, No, Samsung ATNA56YX03-0, OLED, 178° Wide-viewing angle, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G, 256 GB 
, Secondary HDD: Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172: 931 GB free, 199 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/Van Gogh/Cezanne/Rembrandt - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 1, Card Reader: microSD card reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.6 x 359.8 x 235.3 ( = 0.73 x 14.17 x 9.26 in)
Battery
42 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3S1P, 3-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Harman/Kardon-tuned stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet keyboard with 1.4 mm key travel, Keyboard Light: yes, MyAsus, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
715 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80.1 %
11/2021
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
R5 5500U, Vega 7
1.8 kg18.6 mm15.60"1920x1080
76.9 %
09/2021
HP 14s-fq1357ng
R5 5500U, Vega 7
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
83.5 %
08/2021
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
R5 5500U, Vega 7
1.7 kg19.1 mm15.60"1920x1080
80.2 %
11/2021
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
1.6 kg17.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
82.1 %
07/2021
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
R7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
1.8 kg16.1 mm15.60"1920x1080
88.5 %
05/2021
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
1.2 kg13.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
82.9 %
07/2020
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
R5 4500U, Vega 6
1.8 kg21.7 mm16.00"1920x1080
81.2 %
12/2020
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.8 kg17.94 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case: Firm plastic with some flex

Chassis construction is one of the major differences between Asus's ZenBook and VivoBook lineups. As is the case with most VivoBooks, the VivoBook 15 KM513 is also a predominantly plastic construction. Therefore, some amount of flexing is to be expected in the keyboard deck region. That being said, the flex is only noticeable under excess stress, so it should not have any impact in daily usage.

The lid, which can be opened with one finger, has an aluminum alloy finish and an embossed "ASUS VivoBook" branding it that lends it some class. The hinges are tight-enough and display wobble is barely noticeable in normal use unless deliberately shaken.

While the overall construction is decent, the 1.8 kg weight feels a bit on the higher side for a late 2021 device given that there is no dedicated GPU involved.

Size Comparison

367 mm / 14.4 inch 232 mm / 9.13 inch 21.7 mm / 0.854 inch 1.8 kg3.88 lbs359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 235.3 mm / 9.26 inch 18.6 mm / 0.732 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.6 kg3.44 lbs359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 233.8 mm / 9.2 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs356.67 mm / 14 inch 233.13 mm / 9.18 inch 19.1 mm / 0.752 inch 1.7 kg3.76 lbs356.2 mm / 14 inch 238.4 mm / 9.39 inch 17.94 mm / 0.706 inch 1.8 kg4.03 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 13.9 mm / 0.547 inch 1.2 kg2.55 lbs
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Connectivity: Handicapped USB Type-C

In typical VivoBook fashion, Asus has endowed the VivoBook 15 KM513 with a decent port selection but with some deficiencies.

Towards the left, we have two USB 2.0 Type-As. On the right, we get to see a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A and USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C ports, a HDMI 1.4-out, a 3.5 mm combo audio jack, and a microSD card slot.

Unfortunately, the USB-C port does not support DisplayPort-out and Power Delivery, which means you cannot use your existing USB-C 65 W adapters for charging the laptop.

Also, the HDMI 1.4-out is only suited for 1080p60 output. 4K output is possible but is limited to just 30 fps at 8-bit color.

Left: 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
Left: 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
Right: microSD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio jack, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, HDMI 1.4-out, DC-in
Right: microSD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio jack, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, HDMI 1.4-out, DC-in

SD Card Reader

The built-in microSD card reader is definitely slower than other laptops in its class. That being said, assorted file copying is on par or better than the competition in this price segment while sequential reads are somewhat on the lower side.

The microSD card sits almost flush with the chassis when fully inserted.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.1 - 226, n=68, last 2 years)
80.1 MB/s ∼100% +131%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
35 MB/s ∼44% +1%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
34.7 (32.97min - 34.77max) MB/s ∼43%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
  (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
34 MB/s ∼42% -2%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
  (AV Pro V60)
33.4 MB/s ∼42% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
28.2 MB/s ∼35% -19%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21.32 MB/s ∼27% -39%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Multimedia
  (23.2 - 217, n=66, last 2 years)
86.9 MB/s ∼100% +156%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
  (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
37.3 MB/s ∼43% +10%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
36.9 MB/s ∼42% +9%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
  (AV Pro V60)
36.7 MB/s ∼42% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.5 MB/s ∼42% +7%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
33.96 MB/s ∼39%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
28.59 MB/s ∼33% -16%

Communication

The Intel Wi-Fi AX200 card offers good throughput
The Intel Wi-Fi AX200 card offers good throughput

We were able to come close to or exceed 1.5 Gbps throughput (send and receive) in our standardized Wi-Fi test with a reference Netgear Nighthawk AX12 RAX120 router at a distance of 1 m from the laptop in direct line of sight.

Wi-Fi performance is consistent without much throttling. It is even better than the Intel variant, the VivoBook 15 K513EQ, which features the Intel Wi-Fi AX201 chipset. 

Though the AX200 card supports Bluetooth 5.2, Asus only offers Bluetooth 5.0 in the VivoBook 15 KM513.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1433 (1388min - 1510max) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1138 (844min - 1286max) MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1112 (914min - 1232max) MBit/s ∼78% -22%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=118)
1092 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (52 - 1563, n=85, last 2 years)
998 MBit/s ∼70% -30%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
890 (431min - 988max) MBit/s ∼62% -38%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
676 (338min - 691max) MBit/s ∼47% -53%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
604 (417min - 698max) MBit/s ∼42% -58%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
287 (152min - 308max) MBit/s ∼20% -80%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1558 (792min - 1588max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1364 (761min - 1472max) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1285 (1029min - 1399max) MBit/s ∼82% -18%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1276 (1239min - 1312max) MBit/s ∼82% -18%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1665, n=119)
1177 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 1558, n=85, last 2 years)
1086 MBit/s ∼70% -30%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
621 (506min - 708max) MBit/s ∼40% -60%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
593 (296min - 599max) MBit/s ∼38% -62%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
296 (271min - 305max) MBit/s ∼19% -81%
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Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1530 (792-1588)
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1285 (1029-1399)
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1433 (1388-1510)
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø604 (417-698)

Webcam

The webcam is the standard 720p fare we find on the vast majority of laptops. With large color deviations, perceivable grain, and reduced sharpness, it is just about enough for the occasional video call or two as long as there is enough ambient lighting.

There is no IR camera for Windows Hello. There is also no physical privacy shutter, but the webcam can be toggled on/off by pressing Fn+F10.

ColorChecker
8.5 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
15 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
13 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS: 13.49 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 19.35 ∆E

Security

Asus has equipped the VivoBook 15 KM513 with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the touchpad. The fingerprint sensor is easy to setup and is generally quick to recognize the fingerprint.

A dedicated TPM 2.0 module is available. The laptop is ready for Windows 11 which was, in fact, already offered for download via Windows Update during our testing.

Accessories

There are no additional accessories in the box apart from the 65 W charger and the usual paperwork.

Maintenance

There is no dedicated maintenance hatch available. The bottom panel can be pried open by removing the 10 Torx screws to reveal the internals.

The WLAN card, NVMe SSD, and the 2.5-inch SATA drive are all swappable. Memory can be expanded to up to 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM; up to 8 GB comes soldered on the board depending on the configuration.

Asus VivoBook 15 KM513 internals
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513 internals

Warranty

In India, Asus offers a standard one-year warranty for the VivoBook 15 KM513. Buyers can further extend the warranty by an additional year (₹99) or two years (₹999). Additionally, a one-year local accidental damage protection can also be availed for ₹499.

Input Devices: Decent keyboard but cramped touchpad

Keyboard

The keyboard is of the standard VivoBook kind and does not bring any few functionalities than what've been seeing so far in this series. The 1.4 mm key travel is decent, but the tactility is somewhat mushy. Also, those used to a centered keyboard without a numpad may take some time getting used to this layout. The Enter key is yellow color-blocked in signature VivoBook fashion.

A three-stage backlight is available. However, the Transparent Silver color option that we have offers keys with a black font. This makes it somewhat difficult to view the keys in low backlight levels particularly when there's some amount of ambient light.

Touchpad

At about 7.2 mm x 10.5 mm, the VivoBook 15 KM513 offers a somewhat cramped touchpad area than what we've been seeing with the competition. That being said, the surface is smooth to glide on and Windows Precision gestures are fully supported. The entire surface acts as a mouse button and clicking it is rather effortless though some may not take a liking to the shallow click with low tactility.

There is no fancy ScreenPad feature in the touchpad as seen in some of the VivoBook S15 models.

The VivoBook 15 KM513's touchpad feels somewhat cramped
The VivoBook 15 KM513's touchpad feels somewhat cramped

Display: Samsung OLED panel with DC dimming and HDR

Our test unit came equipped with a 15.6-inch 1080p Samsung ATNA56YX03-0 OLED panel. We've seen this panel before in several other VivoBook laptops including the VivoBook 15 Pro and the VivoBook 15 K513EQ. As seen below, this Samsung panel offers excellent color and luminance characteristics with no backlight bleed.

OLED RGB sub-pixel arrangement
OLED RGB sub-pixel arrangement
No visible backlight bleed
No visible backlight bleed
Peak brightness in HDR mode
Peak brightness in HDR mode

Asus says that the VivoBook 15 KM513's panel is VESA DisplayHDR 600 True Black-certified with a peak brightness of 600 nits.

In our testing, we found the display to offer up to 407 nits in SDR mode with an excellent brightness distribution of 98%. In HDR mode, we recorded a peak brightness close to 545 nits with a 100% white image.

404
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
397
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
401
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
406
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung ATNA56YX03-0
X-Rite i1Basic Pro 3
Maximum: 407 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 402.8 cd/m² Minimum: 5.02 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 401 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.24 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 2.13
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
96.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.14
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
Samsung ATNA56YX03-0, OLED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Lenovo LEN156FHD, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Samsung ATNA56YX03-0, OLED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Samsung (SDC4158), OLED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
LG Philips 156WFF, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-51%
1%
1%
-22%
Display P3 Coverage
99.9
99.9
0%
99.95
0%
67.38
-33%
sRGB Coverage
100
59
-41%
100
0%
100
0%
97.22
-3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
96.7
38
-61%
99.9
3%
99.72
3%
68.66
-29%
Response Times
-1919%
-58%
-141%
-3623%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
0.89 ?(0.86, 0.03)
29 ?(13, 16)
-3158%
2.2 ?(1.1, 1.1)
-147%
4 ?(2.4, 1.6)
-349%
52.4 ?(29.2, 23.2)
-5788%
Response Time Black / White *
2.31 ?(1.39, 0.92)
18 ?(9, 9)
-679%
2.9 ?(1.1, 1.8)
-26%
4 ?(2, 2)
-73%
36 ?(22.8, 13.2)
-1458%
PWM Frequency
60 ?(100)
59.52 ?(100)
-1%
60 ?(100)
0%
Screen
-71%
10%
-13%
-23%
Brightness middle
401
376
-6%
384.5
-4%
370
-8%
289.8
-28%
Brightness
403
341
-15%
388
-4%
378
-6%
274
-32%
Brightness Distribution
98
78
-20%
98
0%
96
-2%
92
-6%
Black Level *
0.66
0.05
0.31
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.24
6.4
-98%
2.53
22%
4.33
-34%
3.75
-16%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.42
20.45
-219%
6.16
4%
7.04
-10%
7.01
-9%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.13
4.14
-94%
1.52
29%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.7
4.59
-70%
1.6
41%
0.92
66%
5.3
-96%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2.26 97%
2.24 98%
2.38 92%
2.35 94%
CCT
6374 102%
6819 95%
6464 101%
6394 102%
5810 112%
Contrast
570
7400
935
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38
89.4
62.9
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59
100
97
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-680% / -437%
-16% / -9%
-51% / -39%
-1223% / -622%

* ... smaller is better

OLED Care options in the MyAsus app
OLED Care options in the MyAsus app

The MyAsus app offers several options such as an automatic screen saver and a Pixel Shift mode while showing static images to prevent damage to the OLED panel. The pixel shifting is barely visible in normal use and can be deactivated if desired.

Asus does not offer a method to switch between color spaces in the MyAsus app. However, Asus Splendid options such as Normal, Vivid, Manual, and Eye Care are available. Therefore, we performed all color measurements and calibrations against the default DCI-P3 standard in Normal mode.

The VivoBook 15 KM513's display scores a home run when it comes to color gamuts with 100% coverage in sRGB and DCI-P3, and 96.7% coverage in AdobeRGB. This means this panel is not only great for multimedia consumption of all kinds but is also well-suited for professional photo and video editing workflows. 

vs. sRGB - 100% coverage
vs. sRGB - 100% coverage
vs. AdobeRGB - 96.7% coverage
vs. AdobeRGB - 96.7% coverage
vs. DCI-P3 - 99.9% coverage
vs. DCI-P3 - 99.9% coverage

Color accuracy is decent out-of-the-box with an average Delta E of 2.7 in Grayscale and 3.24 in ColorChecker. Calibrating the display against DCI-P3 yeilds tangible improvements resulting in a Delta E of 0.7 in Grayscale and 2.13 in ColorChecker. The display seems to show higher deviations in the blue color compared to red and green.

Our calibrated ICC file can be downloaded from the link above.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Grayscale after calibration (DCI-P3)
Grayscale after calibration (DCI-P3)
ColorChecker after calibration (DCI-P3)
ColorChecker after calibration (DCI-P3)
Saturation Sweeps after calibration (DCI-P3)
Saturation Sweeps after calibration (DCI-P3)

As is the characteristic of most OLED panels, we recorded very low response times with the VivoBook 15 KM513 particularly with the 50% grey to 80% grey transitions. 

Asus uses DC dimming to adjust the backlight intensity. DC dimming at 60 Hz is active in the brightness range between 50% and 100%. At 49% and below, PWM kicks in with a frequency of about 490.63 Hz.

Both these frequencies are quite low, so users sensitive to PWM should exercise caution while using the screen for long hours at a stretch. 

For more information, check out our articles, "Why Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) is such a headache" and "Analysis: DC Dimming vs PWM — Can you dim AMOLED displays without the flickering?". You can also get an overview of measured PWM for all reviewed devices in our dedicated PWM ranking table.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.31 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.39 ms rise
↘ 0.92 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
0.89 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.86 ms rise
↘ 0.03 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 60 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 60 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 60 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21103 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The VivoBook K15's glossy screen does pose some inconvenience when viewed under direct sunlight, necessitating use of high brightness levels. The panel offers a 178°-wide viewing angle but like many OLEDs, it suffers from color shifts and shows green tinting when viewed from the extremes.

Outdoor viewing under overcast conditions
Outdoor viewing under overcast conditions
Outdoor viewing under shade
Outdoor viewing under shade
Green tinting observed at extreme viewing angles
Green tinting observed at extreme viewing angles

Performance: Ryzen 5 with good sustained multi-core

Our Asus VivoBook 15 KM513 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with integrated Radeon RX Vega 7 graphics. Buyers can opt for a Ryzen 7 5700U option as well. Asus endowed our review sample with a total of 8 GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory of which 4 GB came soldered on the motherboard and another 4 GB via a Samsung SO-DIMM.

 

The MyAsus app offers three Asus Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT) modes to choose from: Balanced, Performance, and Whisper. While the PL2 remains constant at 40 W in all modes, the PL0, also known as Skin Temperature Aware Power Management (STAPM), and PL1 change as below:

AIPT Mode PL0 / STAPM Limit (W) PL1 Limit (W) PL2 Limit (W)
Whisper 15 25 40
Balanced 20 25 40
Performance 28 35 40

We ran all benchmarks in the Balanced profile as that is the default and best suited for a majority of use cases. We have shown the performance differences between Balanced and Performance modes wherever applicable. Interestingly, we noticed that Performance mode favors CPU performance at the expense of GPU scores.

Processor

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U in the VivoBook 15 KM513 offers good sustained performance
The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U in the VivoBook 15 KM513 offers good sustained performance

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U in the VivoBook 15 KM513 offers six cores and 12 threads with a base clock of 2.1 GHz and a boost up to 4 GHz. We found that this AMD APU offers very good sustained performance in our Cinebench R15 multi loop test.

Though the Balanced profile offers decent sustained multi-core performance, with a slight dip being seen only after the fifth round, users can eke out a 11% increased score and even better sustained performance in the Performance mode.

We observed that Performance mode can favor multi-core tests in general, and overall benefits can range anywhere between 2% and 14% depending on the workload.

Overall, VivoBook 15's CPU performance is on par with other notebooks with the same APU and is even comparable to that of the Intel Core i7-1165G7.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

792.9872.9952.91032.91112.91192.91272.91352.91432.91512.91226.691205.951193.461194.141189.941189.271186.031187.931180.951175.571180.811174.811182.941169.251171.131171.231179.111174.431175.681166.661174.291175.741173.021176.511173.021103.841091.881093.371096.581097.331093.461067.291038.641031.731035.091033.541035.31033.671034.11033.811036.811032.21034.711036.051032.761040.151034.231037.81030.981036.221110.591063.861055.581056.361051.661049.841057.361038.39962.65947.891036.41051.941043.84964.16947.89945.43946.45940.71947.06950.62949.46945.63945.18940.2941.241266.741207.881206.161210.321206.711212.451190.051204.171206.781211.971208.51218.031212.971205.691207.731209.041198.791214.991187.541173.121211.941207.981208.751206.531206.27863.71846.53849.08847.51841.38851.88843.28841.7845.95846.45850.21831.5842.76866.44847.21851.81847.08864.21852.32841.93857.14854.03857.03853.77846.45852.37854.66846.81850.27855.51850.25854.54844.81845.43861.49848.05842.99843.53845.18861.2865.63851.57848.63853.5849.44854.85857.32846.78853.46863.221534.271485.551501.451506.881508.641507.841517.571501.221465.261466.381472.161475.521469.2414801474.931476.011468.71475.741430.261408.31402.571391.691394.851402.921391.691388.61389.081391.741390.051394.851395.141392.081391.791391.741392.081402.031392.611391.931387.541390.191526.781236.631245.911263.861260.161261.951256.791236.711258.461222.571232.71215.881210.731210.871209.341217.881217.061210.291212.711210.581209.341202.791199.111208.281191.51199.581192.041195.031179.771187.441197.751179.661183.571184.761181.751184.21178.411188.951173.881178.521178.791169.81177.411181.161177.371169.351165.371174.641163.31173.67966.32949.85959.46954.15950.91949.49943.91941.8915.21887902.28895.36897.87893.18884.21892.24886.39884.21877.56876.65875.14869.51866.27867.74866.27818.5809.21814.6812.79816.16813.55813.55808.18809.45814.08812.79811.24811.51813.32807.92805.36808.69807.15814.08816.14813.62806.63814.08792.91820.88815.63817.98817.98821.91819.02815.89820.85819.81808.42822.98822.47822.45818.06822.45821.93817.98819.55821.91819.03816.41816.94818.5821.68820.08822.98Tooltip
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS AMD Ryzen 5 5500U; Performance: Ø1182 (1166.66-1226.69)
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS AMD Ryzen 5 5500U; Balanced: Ø1051 (1030.98-1103.84)
HP 14s-fq1357ng AMD Ryzen 5 5500U: Ø996 (940.2-1110.59)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U: Ø1208 (1173.12-1266.74)
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø851 (831.5-866.44)
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA AMD Ryzen 7 5700U: Ø1437 (1387.54-1534.27)
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S AMD Ryzen 7 5800U: Ø1209 (1163.3-1526.78)
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø906 (866.27-966.32)
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø815 (792.91-822.98)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
81.3 pt ∼81%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
77 pt ∼77%
Average of class Multimedia
 
66.9 pt ∼67%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
63.8 pt ∼64%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
 
63.5 pt ∼64%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
63.2 pt ∼63%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ -2!
Intel Core i7-1165G7
62.7 pt ∼63%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
59.6 pt ∼60%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F -1!
Intel Core i5-1135G7
58.1 pt ∼58%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
57.4 pt ∼57%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
9051 Points ∼100% +27%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8154 Points ∼90% +14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 13205, n=66, last 2 years)
7441 Points ∼82% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
7221 Points ∼80% +1%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
7151 Points ∼79%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
6496 Points ∼72% -9%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (6030 - 8353, n=10)
6979 Points ∼77% -2%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6394 Points ∼71% -11%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
5920 (5646.52min - 5919.93max) Points ∼65% -17%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5609 (5443.41min - 5609.45max) Points ∼62% -22%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5504 (5079.81min - 5504.22max) Points ∼61% -23%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1480 Points ∼100% +26%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1427 Points ∼96% +21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (980 - 1556, n=61, last 2 years)
1356 Points ∼92% +15%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1264 Points ∼85% +7%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
1179 Points ∼80%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
1173 Points ∼79% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (1149 - 1183, n=9)
1172 Points ∼79% -1%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1167 Points ∼79% -1%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1152 Points ∼78% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1149 Points ∼78% -3%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
3536 Points ∼100% +29%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3303 Points ∼93% +21%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
2758 Points ∼78% +1%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
2738 Points ∼77%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
2517 Points ∼71% -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (2223 - 3213, n=11)
2648 Points ∼75% -3%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2440 Points ∼69% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (727 - 5128, n=98, last 2 years)
2436 Points ∼69% -11%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
2223 Points ∼63% -19%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2182 Points ∼62% -20%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2067 Points ∼58% -25%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
565 Points ∼100% +24%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
555 Points ∼98% +21%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
522 Points ∼92% +14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (311 - 601, n=98, last 2 years)
492 Points ∼87% +8%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
490 Points ∼87% +7%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
457 Points ∼81%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
454 Points ∼80% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (452 - 461, n=10)
457 Points ∼81% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
456 Points ∼81% 0%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
452 Points ∼80% -1%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
451 Points ∼80% -1%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1535 Points ∼100% +25%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1522 Points ∼99% +24%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1267 (1173.12min - 1266.74max) Points ∼83% +3%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
1227 (1166.66min - 1226.69max) Points ∼80%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
1104 (1030.98min - 1103.84max) Points ∼72% -10%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (995 - 1387, n=10)
1195 Points ∼78% -3%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1112 (946.23min - 1112.47max) Points ∼72% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (334 - 2154, n=113, last 2 years)
1093 Points ∼71% -11%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
966 (866.27min - 966.32max) Points ∼63% -21%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
866 (831.5min - 866.44max) Points ∼56% -29%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
823 (792.91min - 822.98max) Points ∼54% -33%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
227 Points ∼100% +28%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
225 Points ∼99% +27%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
201 Points ∼89% +14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (126 - 242, n=97, last 2 years)
195 Points ∼86% +10%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
188 Points ∼83% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
177 Points ∼78% 0%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
177 Points ∼78% 0%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
177 Points ∼78%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
177 Points ∼78% 0%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
176 Points ∼78% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (172 - 177, n=8)
176 Points ∼78% -1%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
567 Seconds * ∼100% -25%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
542 Seconds * ∼96% -20%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
533 Seconds * ∼94% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (183 - 1439, n=88, last 2 years)
516 Seconds * ∼91% -14%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
490 Seconds * ∼86% -8%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
453.5 Seconds * ∼80%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
407.2 Seconds * ∼72% +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (358 - 490, n=9)
427 Seconds * ∼75% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
418 Seconds * ∼74% +8%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
372.7 Seconds * ∼66% +18%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
323 Seconds * ∼57% +29%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
42760 MIPS ∼100% +26%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
41574 MIPS ∼97% +23%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
33890 MIPS ∼79%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
32335 MIPS ∼76% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
33768 MIPS ∼79% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (31060 - 36829, n=9)
33591 MIPS ∼79% -1%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
31060 MIPS ∼73% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8984 - 59653, n=85, last 2 years)
30183 MIPS ∼71% -11%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
25891 MIPS ∼61% -24%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
25242 MIPS ∼59% -26%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
23708 MIPS ∼55% -30%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5359 MIPS ∼100% +23%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5308 MIPS ∼99% +22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3406 - 5865, n=85, last 2 years)
4975 MIPS ∼93% +14%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4794 MIPS ∼89% +10%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
4588 MIPS ∼86% +5%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
4352 MIPS ∼81%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
4331 MIPS ∼81% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
4323 MIPS ∼81% -1%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4321 MIPS ∼81% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (4268 - 4352, n=9)
4319 MIPS ∼81% -1%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
4268 MIPS ∼80% -2%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
7026 Points ∼100% +30%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
6254 Points ∼89% +16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1604 - 12708, n=88, last 2 years)
5945 Points ∼85% +10%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
5523 Points ∼79% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (5268 - 5641, n=9)
5421 Points ∼77% 0%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
5409 Points ∼77%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
5268 Points ∼75% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
5367 Points ∼76% -1%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4747 Points ∼68% -12%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4640 Points ∼66% -14%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1450 Points ∼100% +29%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1419 Points ∼98% +26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (813 - 1782, n=88, last 2 years)
1368 Points ∼94% +22%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1191 Points ∼82% +6%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
1123 Points ∼77%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
1122 Points ∼77% 0%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1119 Points ∼77% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
1116 Points ∼77% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (1088 - 1123, n=9)
1113 Points ∼77% -1%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1104 Points ∼76% -2%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
10.6 fps ∼100% +21%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
10.2 fps ∼96% +17%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
8.75 fps ∼83%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
7.69 fps ∼73% -12%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (7.23 - 9.59, n=9)
8.29 fps ∼78% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
8.24 fps ∼78% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 15.9, n=84, last 2 years)
8.17 fps ∼77% -7%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.27 fps ∼69% -17%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
7.23 fps ∼68% -17%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
7.16 fps ∼68% -18%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.88 fps ∼65% -21%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
67.3 s * ∼100% -6%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
67.3 s * ∼100% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (60 - 69, n=8)
64.7 s * ∼96% -2%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
63.3 s * ∼94%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
58.8 s * ∼87% +7%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
57.2 s * ∼85% +10%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
54.8 s * ∼81% +13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (30.2 - 99.2, n=84, last 2 years)
54.7 s * ∼81% +14%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
50 s * ∼74% +21%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
46.9 s * ∼70% +26%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
0.635 sec * ∼100% -1%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.634 sec * ∼100% -1%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Balanced)
0.628 sec * ∼99%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Performance)
0.617 sec * ∼97% +2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.626 sec * ∼99% -0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (0.614 - 0.636, n=9)
0.626 sec * ∼99% -0%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
0.622 sec * ∼98% +1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4851 - 1.002, n=86, last 2 years)
0.619 sec * ∼97% +1%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
0.585 sec * ∼92% +7%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.563 sec * ∼89% +10%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
0.544 sec * ∼86% +13%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1227 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
67.7 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
177 Points
Help

The following graphs illustrate the comparative differences in clocks, temperature, and power between the three performance modes during a Cinebench R15 loop. As can be seen in the graphs below, Whisper mode settles for just 10 W of power with only intermittent, short-lived clock spikes from 1.9 GHz to above 3.5 GHz, which results in a fairly low package temperature of 62 °C with a maximum of 70 °C.

Balanced mode increases the power limit to 25 W, which allows the Ryzen 5 5500U to operate at a much higher 3 GHz clock with rare boosts up to 3.8 GHz. The core temperatures in this scenario hovered around the 90 °C mark. 

Performance mode pushes the power envelope slightly higher to 30 W, which affords a slightly higher 3.2 GHz clock compared to Balanced along with occasional boosts up to 3.9 GHz. This results in core temperatures close to 95 °C during each loop while falling down to 78 °C in periods of rest.

The Balanced mode, therefore, should suffice for most use cases. Those requiring to run CPU-intensive apps will be best served by Performance mode with the side effect of higher emissions.

CPU clocks, temperatures, and package powers during a Cinebench R15 loop in available AIPT modes. (Red - Performance, Green - Balanced, Blue - Whisper)
CPU clocks, temperatures, and package powers during a Cinebench R15 loop in available AIPT modes. (Red - Performance, Green - Balanced, Blue - Whisper)
Performance Rating
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
95.7 pt ∼96%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
77.8 pt ∼78%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
 
75.4 pt ∼75%
Average of class Multimedia
 
73.4 pt ∼73%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
71.6 pt ∼72%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
70.7 pt ∼71%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
68.7 pt ∼69%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
67.4 pt ∼67%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
11097 KRay/s ∼100% +39%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
8628 KRay/s ∼78% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
8612 KRay/s ∼78% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (7222 - 10421, n=8)
8424 KRay/s ∼76% +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1561 - 15700, n=59, last 2 years)
8118 KRay/s ∼73% +2%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
7994 KRay/s ∼72%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
7628 KRay/s ∼69% -5%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
7197 KRay/s ∼65% -10%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
62186 Points ∼100% +39%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
49306 Points ∼79% +10%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
47941 Points ∼77% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (41815 - 50517, n=8)
46451 Points ∼75% +4%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
44706 Points ∼72%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8234 - 98165, n=59, last 2 years)
42071 Points ∼68% -6%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
41815 Points ∼67% -6%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
30646 Points ∼49% -31%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
2076 MB/s ∼100% +44%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
2039 MB/s ∼98% +41%
Average of class Multimedia
  (430 - 4098, n=59, last 2 years)
2013 MB/s ∼97% +40%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
1670 MB/s ∼80% +16%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (1354 - 1829, n=8)
1573 MB/s ∼76% +9%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
1445 MB/s ∼70% 0%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
1442 MB/s ∼69%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
1354 MB/s ∼65% -6%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
92131 Points ∼100% +31%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
72332 Points ∼79% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (68309 - 73651, n=8)
71401 Points ∼77% +2%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
70197 Points ∼76%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
68309 Points ∼74% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22454 - 102170, n=59, last 2 years)
63275 Points ∼69% -10%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
50250 Points ∼55% -28%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
43496 Points ∼47% -38%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
12997 Points ∼100% +39%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
10108 Points ∼78% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (9007 - 10384, n=8)
9721 Points ∼75% +4%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
9382 Points ∼72%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
9007 Points ∼69% -4%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
6691 Points ∼51% -29%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1984 - 12542, n=59, last 2 years)
6663 Points ∼51% -29%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
4790 Points ∼37% -49%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
32615 Points ∼100% +40%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
26138 Points ∼80% +12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
25846 Points ∼79% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (21894 - 29983, n=8)
25153 Points ∼77% +8%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
23375 Points ∼72%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4217 - 54148, n=59, last 2 years)
22649 Points ∼69% -3%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
21894 Points ∼67% -6%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
18672 Points ∼57% -20%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
73387 MB/s ∼100% +65%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
61705 MB/s ∼84% +39%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7510 - 146086, n=59, last 2 years)
51613 MB/s ∼70% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
50257 MB/s ∼68% +13%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (41342 - 53234, n=8)
47452 MB/s ∼65% +7%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
46236 MB/s ∼63% +4%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
44346 MB/s ∼60%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
41342 MB/s ∼56% -7%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
681 MB/s ∼100% +38%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
565 MB/s ∼83% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (478 - 602, n=8)
531 MB/s ∼78% +8%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
492 MB/s ∼72%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
478 MB/s ∼70% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (391 - 835, n=66, last 2 years)
433 MB/s ∼64% -12%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
404 MB/s ∼59% -18%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
391 MB/s ∼57% -21%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
6088 KRay/s ∼100% +40%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
4703 KRay/s ∼77% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (3943 - 5675, n=8)
4591 KRay/s ∼75% +5%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
4466 KRay/s ∼73% +3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (828 - 8371, n=60, last 2 years)
4430 KRay/s ∼73% +2%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
4352 KRay/s ∼71%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
4183 KRay/s ∼69% -4%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
3902 KRay/s ∼64% -10%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 45694, n=60, last 2 years)
21631 MPixel/s ∼100% +28%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
21625 MPixel/s ∼100% +28%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
19463 MPixel/s ∼90% +15%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
19067 MPixel/s ∼88% +13%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (16495 - 21625, n=8)
17342 MPixel/s ∼80% +3%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
16888 MPixel/s ∼78%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
16576 MPixel/s ∼77% -2%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
16149 MPixel/s ∼75% -4%

Check out our dedicated AMD Ryzen 5 5500U page for more information and benchmarks.

System Performance

Performance in PCMark 10 does not throw up any surprises in comparison with other Ryzen 5 5500U laptops and is also comparable to that of the Ryzen 7 5700U. The system was quite responsive in daily use, and we did not notice much trouble while opening a plethora of tabs in Edge or watching 4K YouTube videos.

AIDA64 memory test results are on par with what is expected of a typical Ryzen 5 5500U-based system. We recommend equipping the device with larger memory capacity depending on requirement and feasibility. 

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
5890 Points ∼100% +15%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5402 Points ∼92% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Vega 7, R5 5500U
5218 Points ∼89% +2%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
Vega 7, R5 5500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
5121 Points ∼87%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5120 Points ∼87% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (4809 - 5218, n=7)
5094 Points ∼86% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3028 - 6725, n=86, last 2 years)
4976 Points ∼84% -3%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
4809 Points ∼82% -6%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM881 MZNLH512HALU-0000/07
4784 Points ∼81% -7%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4524 Points ∼77% -12%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9917 Points ∼100% +8%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9551 Points ∼96% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
9524 Points ∼96% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (9125 - 9789, n=7)
9278 Points ∼94% +1%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
9270 Points ∼93% +1%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
9242 Points ∼93% +1%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
Vega 7, R5 5500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
9182 Points ∼93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6441 - 10846, n=86, last 2 years)
9162 Points ∼92% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Vega 7, R5 5500U
9125 Points ∼92% -1%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM881 MZNLH512HALU-0000/07
8905 Points ∼90% -3%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9410 Points ∼100% +24%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8721 Points ∼93% +15%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
8111 Points ∼86% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Vega 7, R5 5500U
7942 Points ∼84% +5%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
Vega 7, R5 5500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
7579 Points ∼81%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (6622 - 7942, n=7)
7569 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5448 - 9729, n=86, last 2 years)
7474 Points ∼79% -1%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM881 MZNLH512HALU-0000/07
7096 Points ∼75% -6%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
6622 Points ∼70% -13%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6251 Points ∼66% -18%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
5945 Points ∼100% +13%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5691 Points ∼96% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Vega 7, R5 5500U
5320 Points ∼89% +2%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
Vega 7, R5 5500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
5239 Points ∼88%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (4774 - 5320, n=7)
5117 Points ∼86% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2148 - 9415, n=86, last 2 years)
5031 Points ∼85% -4%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
4934 Points ∼83% -6%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM881 MZNLH512HALU-0000/07
4704 Points ∼79% -10%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4373 Points ∼74% -17%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4222 Points ∼71% -19%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4476 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5321 points
PCMark 10 Score
5121 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
39127 MB/s ∼100% +12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16286 - 65446, n=60, last 2 years)
36409 MB/s ∼93% +4%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
35627 MB/s ∼91% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (34196 - 39127, n=8)
35068 MB/s ∼90% 0%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
34927 MB/s ∼89%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
34718 MB/s ∼89% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
34196 MB/s ∼87% -2%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
27294 MB/s ∼70% -22%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
47024 MB/s ∼100% +10%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
43983 MB/s ∼94% +3%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
43584 MB/s ∼93% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (42233 - 47024, n=8)
43431 MB/s ∼92% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
42872 MB/s ∼91% 0%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
42816 MB/s ∼91%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17531 - 64524, n=59, last 2 years)
40107 MB/s ∼85% -6%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
32558 MB/s ∼69% -24%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
43873 MB/s ∼100% +13%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
41223 MB/s ∼94% +6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16368 - 66728, n=59, last 2 years)
39953 MB/s ∼91% +3%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
39295 MB/s ∼90% +1%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
38867 MB/s ∼89%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (30673 - 41223, n=8)
37121 MB/s ∼85% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
31943 MB/s ∼73% -18%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
31041 MB/s ∼71% -20%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
HP 14s-fq1357ng
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
99.9 ns * ∼100% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
99.4 ns * ∼99% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  (96 - 101, n=8)
98.2 ns * ∼98% -2%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
96.1 ns * ∼96% -0%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, Vega 7
96 ns * ∼96%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, Vega 6
94 ns * ∼94% +2%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
84.5 ns * ∼85% +12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (74.7 - 116, n=66, last 2 years)
72.2 ns * ∼72% +25%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

We measured 845.10 µs as the highest measured interrupt to process latency after opening multiple tabs of our site and playing back our sample 4K video on YouTube. 4K playback on YouTube was smooth with few dropped frames.

However, adding Prime95 in-place large FFTs stress to the mix for 10 seconds increased the latency measurement to 1079.80 µs indicating that users may potentially run into hiccups in real-time audio and video editing workflows. The Windows Kernel Executable (ntoskrnl.exe) seems to be the cause for increased latency. 

Check out our dedicated DPC Latency Ranking page for more latency comparisons.

The VivoBook 15's DPC latency is fine during YouTube playback
The VivoBook 15's DPC latency is fine during YouTube playback
Increased DPC latency after running Prime95
Increased DPC latency after running Prime95
Windows Kernel Executable seems to have the highest execution time
Windows Kernel Executable seems to have the highest execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4888.2 μs * ∼100% -353%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Vega 7, R5 5500U, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
2489 μs * ∼51% -131%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1856.95 μs * ∼38% -72%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
Vega 7, R5 5500U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
1079.8 μs * ∼22%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
Vega 7, R5 5500U
874 μs * ∼18% +19%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM881 MZNLH512HALU-0000/07
853 μs * ∼17% +21%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
586.8 μs * ∼12% +46%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
395.4 μs * ∼8% +63%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Western Digital SN530 256 GB NVMe SSD
Western Digital SN530 256 GB NVMe SSD
Seagate 1 TB HDD
Seagate 1 TB HDD

Our unit came equipped with a Western Digital PC SN530 256 GB NVMe SSD along with a 1 TB Seagate 5400 RPM SATA HDD. The HDD can be swapped out for a 2.5-inch SSD if required.

Read speeds are on expected lines, but the writes seem to have taken a hit particularly at lower queue depths. Taking the cumulative AS SSD and DiskSpd scores into account, our unit's NVMe SSD is overall on par with the average rating for the same drive from other laptops.

Higher capacity Western Digital SN530 drives can offer significant performance advantages. We observed no throttling whatsoever while running a continuous DiskSpd read loop at a queue depth of 8.

More storage performance comparisons can be found in our SSD and HDD Benchmarks page.

Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
90.6 pt ∼91%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
84.8 pt ∼85%
Average of class Multimedia
 
77.6 pt ∼78%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
71.7 pt ∼72%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
61.5 pt ∼62%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
51.1 pt ∼51%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
50.4 pt ∼50%
Average WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
 
49 pt ∼49%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
42.9 pt ∼43%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Samsung PM881 MZNLH512HALU-0000/07
25.4 pt ∼25%
DiskSpd
seq read
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2076 (2064.65min - 2075.93max) MB/s ∼100% +30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (433 - 4164, n=75, last 2 years)
1841 MB/s ∼89% +15%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
1821 (1812.78min - 1820.54max) MB/s ∼88% +14%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
1684 (1321.21min - 1684.01max) MB/s ∼81% +5%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
1600 (1586.91min - 1599.92max) MB/s ∼77%
Average WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
  (1215 - 1793, n=6)
1557 MB/s ∼75% -3%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1527 (1517.61min - 1527.15max) MB/s ∼74% -5%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1458 (1429min - 1457.96max) MB/s ∼70% -9%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
1391 (1369.23min - 1391.19max) MB/s ∼67% -13%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Samsung PM881 MZNLH512HALU-0000/07
500 (497.23min - 500.17max) MB/s ∼24% -69%
seq write
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2359 (2323.61min - 2359.19max) MB/s ∼100% +146%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
1939 (1916.53min - 1939.03max) MB/s ∼82% +102%
Average of class Multimedia
  (221 - 4178, n=75, last 2 years)
1887 MB/s ∼80% +97%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
1498 (987.97min - 1497.52max) MB/s ∼64% +56%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1297 (927.18min - 1297.09max) MB/s ∼55% +35%
Average WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
  (942 - 1788, n=6)
1094 MB/s ∼46% +14%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1058 (1034.94min - 1058.01max) MB/s ∼45% +10%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
960 (959.66min - 960.29max) MB/s ∼41%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
897 (879.46min - 896.63max) MB/s ∼38% -7%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Samsung PM881 MZNLH512HALU-0000/07
451 (442.92min - 450.89max) MB/s ∼19% -53%
seq q8 t1 read
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
3607 (3276.17min - 3606.89max) MB/s ∼100% +46%
Average of class Multimedia
  (396 - 6781, n=74, last 2 years)
3025 MB/s ∼84% +23%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
2659 (2544.63min - 2659.19max) MB/s ∼74% +8%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
2467 (2257.58min - 2466.67max) MB/s ∼68%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
2462 (2341.89min - 2461.64max) MB/s ∼68% 0%
Average WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
  (2223 - 2492, n=6)
2439 MB/s ∼68% -1%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
2297 (2049.22min - 2296.8max) MB/s ∼64% -7%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1909 (1605.3min - 1908.62max) MB/s ∼53% -23%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
1576 (1400.27min - 1576.42max) MB/s ∼44% -36%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Samsung PM881 MZNLH512HALU-0000/07
551 (460.2min - 550.55max) MB/s ∼15% -78%
seq q8 t1 write
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
2955 (2654.16min - 2955.1max) MB/s ∼100% +207%
Average of class Multimedia
  (214 - 4998, n=75, last 2 years)
2316 MB/s ∼78% +140%
Asus VivoBook S15 D533UA
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
1967 (1958.53min - 1966.92max) MB/s ∼67% +104%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ALC05
 
1603 (1311.14min - 1603.48max) MB/s ∼54% +66%
Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 P97F
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1434 (780.77min - 1434.1max) MB/s ∼49% +49%
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
1137 (1124.34min - 1137.08max) MB/s ∼38% +18%
Average WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
  (959 - 1831, n=6)
1108 MB/s ∼37% +15%
Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
964 (961.3min - 964.44max) MB/s ∼33% 0%
Asus VivoBook 15 KM513UA-L503TS
WDC PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-265G
963 (959.06min - 962.8max) MB/s ∼33%
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5
Samsung PM881 MZNLH512HALU-0000/07
502 (501.64min - 502.27max) MB/s ∼17% -48%
4k q1 t1 read
HP 14s-fq1357ng
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
63.9 (62.84min - 63.93max) MB/s ∼100% +80%
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
60.2 (60.01min - 60.16max) MB/s ∼94% +70%