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Asus Vivobook 15 R Series

Asus VivoBook 15 R521JA-EJ113TProcessor: AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) R5 2500U, Intel Ice Lake i3-1005G1, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8, Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 1.6kg, 1.7kg, 1.9kg
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: 90%, display: - %
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Asus VivoBook 15 R505ZA-BR675

Specifications

Asus VivoBook 15 R505ZA-BR675Notebook: Asus VivoBook 15 R505ZA-BR675
Processor: AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) R5 2500U
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 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% ▷[Análisis] ASUS VivoBook 15 R505ZA-BR675, un ultrabook perfecto para presupuestos ajustados
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
¡Semichollo! Asus VivoBook 15 R505ZA-BR675. Portátil 15,6" ligero muy equilibrado (499 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; high mobility; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2019

 

Asus VivoBook 15 R564U-EJ122T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook 15 R564U-EJ122TNotebook: Asus VivoBook 15 R564U-EJ122T
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

Smukłe ramki nie wystarczą, by ultrabook był świetny. Testujemy Asus VivoBook 15 R564U
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; high gaming performance; great built quality; huge screen. Negative: Short battery life; no backlit keys; poor display; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2019

 

Asus VivoBook 15 R521JA-EJ113T

Specifications

Asus VivoBook 15 R521JA-EJ113TNotebook: Asus VivoBook 15 R521JA-EJ113T
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i3-1005G1
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Asus VivoBook 15 (2020) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus VivoBook 15 is an excellent looking laptop for $399, but the performance and overall feature set just doesn’t deliver on the promise of its design. The display looks great in terms of a minimal bezel experience, but that only lasts until you power it on because the screen is dim and dull.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

60% Asus VivoBook 15
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

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).


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.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

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.

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


AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU):

R5 2500U: Mobile APU that integrates four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.6 GHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 to 25 Watt (15 W nominal) and the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 is clocked at up to 1100 MHz.

Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.

Intel Ice Lake:

i3-1005G1: Ice-Lake based low power quad core processor for thin and light laptops. Integrated two Sunnycove cores clocked at 1.2 - 3.4 GHz that support Hyperthreading (4 threads). Furthermore, the SoC integrates an entry level UHD Graphics G1 graphics card and Wifi 6 / Thunderbolt partly integrated. The chip is manufactured in the modern 10nm process at Intel.

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


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


1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.9 kg:


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-05-25 (Update: 2020-05-25)