Asus Vivobook 15 M1505YA
Reviews for the Asus Vivobook 15 M1505YA
Source: Tech Smart
At a decent R17 000, the ASUS Vivobook 15 OLED M1505’s main selling point is its excellent 15” OLED display, which makes working on this simply great. The lightweight body (1.7 kg) might be plastic but it’s stylish (and a fingerprint magnet tbh), the keyboard is great for typing, and it comes with a battery life that will last you through the worst of stage 6. While the sound might be middling, there’s very little performance wise that distracts from the Vivobook 15 OLED M1505 being a winning notebook. However, Asus does not make things easy, since the model below this, with a Ryzen 5 processor and 8 GB of RAM, goes for R4k less - a very tempting proposition if you are looking to save some bucks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2023
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 2.100 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R7 7730U: A Zen 3-based octa-core APU for laptops running at 2 GHz to 4.5 GHz and featuring the Vega 8 iGPU (8 CUs clocked at up to 2,000 MHz). Refresh of the 2022 Ryzen 7 5825U with the same specifications.» 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.