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Asus VivoBook 15 S Series

Asus VivoBook 15 S512JP-EJ015Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R3 3200U, AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, Intel Ice Lake i3-1005G1, Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 3, AMD Vega 8, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 0kg, 1.6kg, 1.8kg
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 8 reviews)
features: 90%, mobility: 90%, workmanship: 100%

 

Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR097

Specifications

Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR097Notebook: Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR097
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% Asus VivoBook S512DA-BR097: Un ultrabook con las 3 "B"
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR097. Portátil con AMD Ryzen 5 3500U muy ligero (399 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; impressive design; good processor; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2019
Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR097. Portátil con AMD Ryzen 5 3500U muy ligero (399 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; light weight; high mobility; decent processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2019

 

Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR658T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR658TNotebook: Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR658T
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R3 3200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 3
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 0kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

Asus S512DA-BR658T. Portátil 15,6" buena potencia-precio (380 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Big screen; high portability; low price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2020
ASUS VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR658T: ¡Obtén Más por Menos!
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; big screen; comfortable keyboard; nice dual processor. Negative: Poor display; no fingerprint reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2020

 

Asus VivoBook 15 S512JA-BR192T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook 15 S512JA-BR192TNotebook: Asus VivoBook 15 S512JA-BR192T
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i3-1005G1
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 58% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

58% ASUS Vivobook S15 Review
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 58%
ASUS VivoBook 15 S512JA-BR192T: Productividad sin límites
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Modern design; decent dual processor; comfortable keyboard; USB-C. Negative: Poor display; only 256GB storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2020

 

Asus VivoBook 15 S512JP-EJ015

Specifications

Asus VivoBook 15 S512JP-EJ015Notebook: Asus VivoBook 15 S512JP-EJ015
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

[Análisis] ASUS VivoBook 15 S512JP-EJ015: Solvencia Total
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful processor; nice connectivity. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; no RJ-45 port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2021

 

Comment

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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz.

AMD Vega 3: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 3 CUs (= 192 shaders) and a clock of up to 1200 MHz.

Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G1 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 32 of the 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.

NVIDIA GeForce MX330: Successor of the MX230 and most likely a renamed GeForce MX250/MX150 based on the Pascal GP108 chip with 384 shaders and a 64 Bit memory bus for GDDR5.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU):

R5 3500U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.1 to 3.7 GHz and a Vega iGPU with 8 CUs running at up to 1200 MHz.

R3 3200U: A dual-core APU with two Zen cores clocked at 2.6 GHz to 3.5 GHz (with SMT support for a total of 4 threads) and a Vega graphics adapter with 3 CUs clocked at up to 1,200 MHz. The Ryzen 3 is designed for laptops.

Intel Ice Lake:

i3-1005G1: A low-power, Ice Lake family processor (SoC) featuring 2 cores, 4 threads, 4 MB of L3 cache and the UHD G1 (32 EUs) iGPU. This Core i3 saw the light of day in 2019; it is designed for use in highly portable consumer laptops of the more affordable flavour. The CPU cores run at 1.2 GHz to 3.4 GHz which is not a lot. The Sunny Cove microarchitecture that is in use here is notable for several improvements over Skylake including support for new technologies, new instruction sets and fast LPDDR4-3733 RAM. There is no PCIe 4 support here, however.

i5-1035G1: A low-power, Ice Lake family processor (SoC) featuring 4 cores, 8 threads, 6 MB of L3 cache and the UHD G1 (32 EUs) iGPU. This Core i5 saw the light of day in H2 2019; it is designed for use in highly portable consumer laptops. The CPU cores run at 1.0 GHz to 3.6 GHz. The Sunny Cove microarchitecture that is in use here is notable for several improvements over Skylake including support for new technologies, new instruction sets and fast LPDDR4-3733 RAM. There is no PCIe 4 support here, however.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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74%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Asus VivoBook 15 S512JP-EJ015
Asus VivoBook 15 S512JA-BR192T
Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR658T
Asus VivoBook 15 S512DA-BR658T
Stefan Hinum, 2020-05-31 (Update: 2020-05-31)