Asus, being one of the leading laptop manufacturers in the world, has launched some of the best laptops in the past couple of years, including budget laptops, high-performance notebooks, and gaming laptops. However, the one product from ASUS, that gained quite popularity is its Vivobooks series. Since its launch, customers have shown certain affection towards the Vivobook series laptops, mainly because of its eye catchy design, impressive performance, and last but not the least the pocket-friendly price tag.
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So, today we are going to take a look at the latest member of the Vivobook series family, i.e., ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF-EJ592T. Asus has categorized this laptop as a budget-friendly laptop and considering its price, it does seem to fall under the category of budget laptops. The laptop comes bearing a price-tag of Rs. 48,990. However, the real question is does Asus is offering features and specs which can justify its price. Let’s check out.
Here is an in-depth review of the latest Vivobook series laptop, the ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF-EJ592T.
Being a budget-friendly laptop, we can’t expect the laptop to have the perks of a high-performance or a gaming laptop. However, it should have enough power for performing daily tasks such as multi-tasking, gaming (mid-level games), etc. Here is what ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF is offering under the hood.
Processor and Graphics Card
The laptop is being powered by an 8th generation quad-core Intel Core i5 8250U Processor. It has a base clock speed of 1.6 GHz, which despite being quite low, easily gets the job done. However, when required, the processor can overclock up to a frequency of 2.7 GHz, making it easier for the machine to be efficient at process management.
Keeping in mind the requirements of enthusiastic gamers, Asus is offering a 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX MX130 GDDR5 graphics card with the ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF. When combined with the 4 GB RAM and quad-core processor, the graphics card enhances one’s gaming experience.
RAM and Storage
ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF features a 4 GB DDR4 memory which perfectly combines with the quad-core processor to offer smoother user-experience. However, considering the price, Asus could have offered at least 8 GB of RAM as the 4 GB might be insufficient for performing heavy tasks such as gaming and video editing. So, if you are an over-enthusiastic gamer or a professional editor, working on software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro, you should consider upgrading the RAM to at least 8 or 16 GB.
As far as the storage goes, ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF is definitely a win-win machine, considering its dual storage option. The laptop comes bearing one 1 TB HDD hard drive and one 16 GB Optane hard drive. Now, if you don’t know what Optane is, you are in for a great surprise. Optane technology is quite similar to an SSD hard-drive, only with a cheaper price tag, which means you get SSD like performance at lower prices.
Operating System and Battery
As far as the operating system is concerned, the ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF comes with a pre-installed Windows 10 operating system running on a 64-bit architecture.
The laptop houses a two-celled Li-ion battery which surprisingly does a fine job. You can expect the laptop to run for 2.5-3 hours on a full charge.
These are the general specifications that ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF offers to its users. Apart from the RAM, everything else is perfect as per the price.
Connectivity Ports, Camera, and Other Features
It is quite crucial for a budget-laptop to come with a wide range of connectivity ports. Fortunately, ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF houses a wide range of connectivity ports, which can be used to connect several peripheral devices. The laptop comes with one USB 3.1 port, one USB Type-C port, two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one Ethernet port, and one SD card reader slot. As far as the connectivity goes, you won’t feel even a little disappointed.
The USB 3.1 port and USB Type-C port ensures a fast data transfer rates. When coupled with the 5400rpm clock speed of HDD hard drive, both the ports can transfer a file with 2 GB size in less than two seconds. Furthermore, the two USB 2.0 ports can either be used to connect your gaming consoles or external speakers.
The laptop also features an HD webcam, offering a better video-calling experience.
Apart from this, the laptop also houses a finger-print scanner. The finger-print scanner is quite responsive and unlocks the laptop within a few seconds.
Display and Audio Quality
The ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF also features 15.6-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Despite having the 14 inch frame size, the laptop offers a 15.6 inch resolution, all thanks to Nano edge display and 80% screen to body ratio. The picture quality of the screen is quite superior, when compared to some of its competitor laptops. Expect your favorite movies and games to provide you a realistic experience.
As far as the audio quality is concerned, the ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF deserves a 10/10 for sure. The ASUS SonicMaster allows the user to create customize audio profiles for an enhanced audio output. You can watch your favorite TV shows and movies without plugging-in the headphones even once.
Build Quality and Design
The thin and metallic design makes this machine your everyday companion. It only weighs around 1.7kgs; giving you the ability to carry it in your backpack everywhere you go. In terms of the build quality, ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF does offer a premium feel.
Should You Buy ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF?
If you are looking forward to buying a budget-friendly laptop with plethora of features, ASUS VivoBook 15 X510UF is the perfect machine for you. However, if you want it to perform heavy tasks, make sure to upgrade the RAM to 8 or 16 GB.