Asus Vivobook 15 X1505ZA
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Vivobook 15 X1505ZA
Source: PC World
Not an exciting laptop, but a good all-rounder if you’re looking for something for writing, browsing, chatting or office work at an affordable price. However, there’s a lot of competition at this price point, and the Vivobook 15 doesn’t really do anything to stand out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Trusted Reviews
It’s all about the display. If you can find the Vivobook 15 with the IPS display option, even if the price is closer to £600, then it’s an immediate and unqualified recommendation because everything else is impressive for the money, from the keyboard to the speakers, to the Wi-Fi 6E modem and from the design and build to the user-upgrade options. But the simple fact is that the thing you use the most on a laptop is the screen, so it has to be up to snuff, and the TN panel on this Vivobook 15 simple is not. The situation is not made any easier by Asus’ confusing product offering. All told, there are 5 versions of the Vivobook 15 X1504 available in the UK with either Core i5 or Core i7 processors and ranging in price from £459 (as tested but with the i5-1235U CPU and 8GB of RAM) to £800 for the Core i7 model. However, it’s nigh-on impossible to determine which is the TN or the IPS display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Media
Displays are often overlooked in laptops. People tend to often concentrate on resolution, and settle for TN panels with narrow viewing angles, just because they are Full HD. But in our opinion, the display is just as important as any other factor of the machine. Sometimes, it is even more crucial – especially when we talk about OLED displays. ASUS Vivobook 15 OLED (X1505)’s OLED panel has a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and an infinite contrast ratio. This produces true blacks, which are really pleasing to the eye. In addition, the full DCI-P3 color coverage makes the image vibrant. Interestingly, the 15-inch model comes with a larger battery than the 16-inch one – 50Wh vs 42Wh. But still, the port selection lacks an SD card reader and a USB Type-C port that can be used for something more than data transfer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2023
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; decent processor; fast SSD storage; good webcam. Negative: No backlit keys; the panel is not anti-glare.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2023
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; decent processor; good SSD storage; nice webcam. Negative: No backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2023
Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-1235U: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» 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.
65%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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