Asus Vivobook 15 M513UA-L1282T
Reviews for the Asus Vivobook 15 M513UA-L1282T
And for my absolutely most favorite part of this laptop – the price. For RM3,499, you get this laptop. I actually think it’s quite an okay price considering that you are getting the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5700U chip with a beautiful OLED screen. However, the shortcoming – at least for me – is the keyboard. I can live with everything else about this laptop – especially the price. But, maybe you don’t want that much performance on your laptop. Maybe you just want to do some simpler work. Then there’s also another AMD Ryzen 5 5500U version for a lower price of RM3,199 with the same 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD. That is just unbeatable. Just in case you found out about the Intel variant of the Vivobook 15 OLED with the codename K513EA with the enticing price of RM2,799 – I suggest you to proceed with caution. While the Core i3 should be sufficient for most basic tasks, that K513EA version comes with only 4GB RAM. I’m not sure about upgradability but you’ll need to add some ka-ching to make it at least 8GB to be usable. That drives the cost up to about RM3,000 easily.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/27/2021
Source: Tech Critter
What we’re going to do today is a gaming test on the ASUS Vivobook 15 M513U. This laptop comes with pretty epic hardware for a low-powered laptop. Equipped with a 15.6-inch 1080p OLED screen, AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD, this laptop – for the price of RM3,499, this is a pretty decent deal overall. So, let’s dissect this laptop and take a look at what performance it can offer. The current amount of VRAM is 4GB, which is just 50% of the system memory. I’m not sure what will happen to the amount of VRAM if we swap out that 4GB RAM stick for 16GB. Will it become 10GB VRAM? How does it split between the soldered on-board RAM and the 16GB stick? Hmmmm… Anyway, that’s a question for another day. As for now, I’m really loving this laptop’s level of performance. I’m amazed by what the Ryzen 7 5700U has to offer for the price of RM3,499. If you want to learn more about this laptop, check out the review here. Of course, if you don’t need this high level of performance, there is another Ryzen 5 5500U variant with a lower price of RM3,199.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/27/2021
ASUS Vivobook 15 OLED
ASUS Vivobook 15 OLED is a laptop that stands out with a Ryzen 7 5700U APU, 16GB of RAM (dual-channel mode), and an OLED screen (FHD, 15.6 inches). It features a glossy black matte case made of metal (the back of the lid) and plastic (the base unit). The glossy OLED screen (15.6 inches, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels) has excellent contrast (especially black levels) and a short response time. Brightness values (370.6 cd/m²) are good. The reproduction rate of sRGB and DCI-P3 color space is 100%, and the reproduction rate of Adobe RGB color space is at least 98%. The viewing angle-stable panel can be read from any position. Outdoor reading is a little difficult due to the reflective display surface.
The keys of the unlit wooden keyboard provide a short underline and a clear pressure point. Overall, Asus offers a keyboard that's good for everyday use. The smooth surface of the multi-touch trackpad (approximately 10.5 x 7.3 cm) allows fingers to glide easily and even react to input in corners. The touchpad has short travel and clear pressure points. With the VivoBook 15 OLED, Asus has an office notebook in its lineup that offers enough performance for office and internet applications as well as simple computer gaming. The CPU section of the Ryzen 7 5700U APU consists of an octa-core processor running at a base clock of 1.8 GHz. With Turbo, it can go up to 4.35GHz and supports simultaneous multithreading (two threads per core).
The Ryzen 7 5700U is paired with AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage. The notebook has three manufacturer-specific performance profiles, namely "Performance Mode", "Balanced Mode", "Quiet Mode", which the user can alternate between using the key combination "Fn"+"F". As for connectivity, the computer has three USB-A ports (2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1) and one USB-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 1). The latter supports neither Power Delivery nor DisplayPort over USB-C. This means that only one HDMI port for video output is available. As a conclusion, the Asus Vivobook 15 is a laptop that features a fast and smooth running system, which provides sufficient computing power for office and Internet applications. To a limited extent, games are also possible. The display offers stable viewing angles, good color reproduction, short response times, and sufficiently high brightness. This makes it suitable for working professionals to work on the go.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
R7 5700U: A laptop-grade APU featuring eight SMT-enabled Zen 2 cores running at 1.8 GHz to 4.3 GHz and a Vega series graphics adapter with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1,900 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 old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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).
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