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Deal | Asus VivoBook 15 with AMD Ryzen 3 3200U CPU, 1080p display, and 128 GB SSD now on sale for $300

Asus VivoBook 15 with AMD Ryzen 3 3200U CPU, 4 GB and RAM, and 128 GB SSD on sale for $300 (Image source: Walmart)
Asus VivoBook 15 with AMD Ryzen 3 3200U CPU, 4 GB and RAM, and 128 GB SSD on sale for $300 (Image source: Walmart)
The budget Asus laptop was decent when it launched for $399 USD, but now it's much more of a bargain at just $299 especially if you just want a lightweight, narrow-bezel laptop primarily for home browsing and video streaming.
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A few months ago, the Walmart Motile laptop was on sale for around $300 USD with respectable specifications considering the low price. The budget system impressed us and it sold out pretty quickly, but many other users probably skipped the system because it was only 14-inches instead of the more common 15.6-inch screen size.

Now, Walmart has the Asus VivoBook 15 on sale with very similar specifications to the aforementioned Motile laptop but in a larger 15.6-inch form factor. The Ryzen 3 3200U processor and 4 GB of RAM aren't going to blow anyone anyway, but performance will still be leagues faster than most alternatives in this ultra-budget price range where even slower processors dominate like the Intel Celeron, Atom, or Core m series. The 1080p display is a nice surprise as well as most others in this price bracket have grainy 768p displays instead.

the main drawbacks to the laptop are the flexible lid, spongy clickpad, relatively poor contrast ratio despite the high resolution. You can't expect to have the best display for $300, after all.

See our full review on the Asus Vivobook 15 F512DA to learn more about the system.

  • 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display
  • Dual-core AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Zen+
  • 4 GB of RAM (expandable)
  • 128 GB M.2 SSD (expandable)
  • HDMI, USB Type-C, MicroSD reader, 3x USB Type-A
  • 19.9 x 357.2 x 230.4 mm
  • 1.75 kg

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Allen Ngo - Lead Editor U.S. - 4528 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2011
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.
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Allen Ngo, 2020-06-19 (Update: 2020-06-19)