Asus VivoBook 15 X505ZA
Reviews for the Asus VivoBook 15 X505ZA
Source: Business Standard
The relatively thin screen bezels, weight of the notebook and addition of a USB Type-C port at this price point are the highlights of the VivoBook 15. The cooling system also handles stress better than a lot of competitors. While the build quality is a bit questionable, overall it makes for a great option if someone is in the lookout for an entry-level laptop that looks premium and handles everyday chores with ease.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/21/2018
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Attractive design; big screen; thin frames; slim size; powerful processor; excellent gaming performance; decent connectivity. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2018
Model: The Asus VivoBook 15 X505ZA is a combination of beauty and performance. Available in several colors and finishes, VivoBook 15 is a Windows 10 laptop powered by the latest generation AMD Ryzen 7 processor with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM and AMD Radeon Vega processor graphics. The Asus VivoBook 15 X505ZA comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with 8 GB DDR4 RAM and AMD Radeon Vega 8 processor graphics for smooth visuals and great gaming experiences. It boasts a dual-storage design that combines the fast data speeds of a 128 GB SSD with the large capacities of a 500 GB HDD, making it the ideal laptop for daily computing and entertainment. Users can install apps on the SSD for superfast response times, and use the HDD to house large files such as movies, music libraries and photo albums. The Asus VivoBook 15 is thinner and lighter with a thin 18.9 mm profile, it weighs just 1.6 kg. It’s an everyday laptop with the weight and compactness of an ultrabook. The stylish ASUS VivoBook 15 is available in a high-gloss spun finish in Icicle Gold and Star Grey. The ultrathin bezel of the NanoEdge display on the VivoBook 15 allows a 15.6-inch Full HD display to fit into a frame size that’s only slightly larger than those typically used in 14-inch laptops. The 7.7 mm bezel on the NanoEdge display also results in an incredible 81% screen-to-body ratio, so users get more screen for more immersive viewing.
The Asus Splendid visual optimization technology provides the very best visuals for any type of content. It features four display modes, which can be accessed with a single click. Normal mode is ideal for daily tasks; Vivid mode optimizes contrast to deliver stunning photos and video; Eye Care mode reduces blue-light levels to ease eye strain, and Manual mode allows for personalized color adjustments. For input and output, a USB 3.1 port with a reversible USB Type-C connector makes connecting devices quick and easy. USB 3.1 provides data transfer speeds as fast as 5 Gbps, up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 connections. It also features dual-band 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, so users will enjoy a super-fast online performance. To enhance the entertainment experience, the VivoBook features Asus SonicMaster, which is a combination of hardware, software and audio tuning designed with the goal of giving the very best audio experiences. Besides that, it also has the Asus Audio Wizard, a powerful software suite that makes it easy to achieve the ideal audio balance for any type of content. It also offers manual settings options. As a conclusion, the Asus Vivobook 15 is a laptop that can handle graphic-intensive applications and games very well. Users who are looking for an affordable laptop with good performance can definitely consider the Asus VivoBook 15 X505ZA.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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 1100 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R3 2200U: Mobile APU that integrates two Zen cores (with SMT, therefore 4 threads) clocked at 2.5 to 3.4 GHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 to 25 Watt (15 W nominal) and the integrated Radeon RX Vega 3 is clocked at up to 1000 MHz. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.