ASUS has released their two mainstream or mid-end laptops to market. They come with two series that each one of them coming with either of 14 inch 15 inch screen. For this review, we are going to take look into the ASUS Vivobook 15 X510UQ which is the bigger variant that promises of high level performance and portability in affordable price. The system is equipped with Intel Core I7 7500U from 7th generation combined and NVIDIA 940MX for just around 600 dollars. The laptop is more impressive as its weight for just 3.5 pounds. There are so many bigger display devices outside there, but most of them featuring a heavy design that likely hard to carry around.
After testing it for couple of weeks, I am ready to share my reviews and impression about it. The performance, aluminum design, thin bezel, and bright 1080p display are only few notable worth mentioning features from it. There plenty of things to share here for anyone look for a budget notebook to afford. We are going to talk about it further on this article. To make it easier for you to take a conclusion, let’s we jump into the article.
Case and Connectivity
The laptop does not look like a cheap product at all thanks to the brushed aluminum and plastic materials. The deck and sides area are created from a solid plastic while the lid area is special because it’s designed from mostly aluminum. I love its design because these materials combined perfectly and even the plastic deck looks like a metal from outside. One worth mentioning thing here is the weight. Yeah, with dimension at 14.2 x 9.6 x 0.8 inches and 3.5 pounds, the device is perfectly to carry around on small bag without any issue. I used to carry it a lot during my travel and still provide plenty of space to fit my other stuff.
The design is great, but what about the connectivity. Well, everything is well complete here with old and modern USB supports. There are two USB 2.0 ports, single USB 3.0 and another USB type-C port first generation. Unfortunately, the type-C port is only usable for data transferring and not means for charging the battery. Not a big case here as similar laptops from Acer and Lenovo also not providing of this rarely features. I am not having any complaint by seeing how ASUS put everything and making it so affordable.back to menu ↑
Inputs and Display
The X510UQ features a mediocore keyboard in my opinion. The keys are incredibly tactile, but sadly its bit shallow here. The 1.2 mm key travels just not enough to add better experience here. I manage to type for around 85 to 88 words per minute, but my error rate is higher than my standard with 3 to 4 percent ratio. Typing in long duration is okay, but you might need to take a break for couple of times because our hands are cramped because of its stiffness. I think ASUS should improve this sector because everything is just fall off here although other sectors like performance are impressive here.
As for the display, I am very pleased with color accuracy with only complaint on brightness. It covers of 55 percent for SRGB color and only 238 nits for brightness. Streaming movies shows very accurate color although the almost half of colors are missing here in compared with HD TV. Gaming and enjoying multimedia surprisingly great as long as you do not have high expectation here. The brightness is fairly low and I recommend you to take a full brightness during outdoor usage. The result is not bad here considering the price range here.
|ASUS Vivobook 15 X510UQ||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Dual Core I7-7500U 2.7 GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 940MX|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||8GB DDR4 Memory|
|Storage||1TB HDD Storage|
Performance and Battery Life
Having a Core I7 7500U processor here meaning you have a good chance for keeping it for long duration time. The performance is top notch moreover with NVIDIA 940MX dedicated card that improves the power on handling more heavy stuff. The CPU itself has 2.7 GHz clock rate and reaching higher clock rate up to 4 GHz when it needs for more power. I use this light laptop for a while and not finding any stuttering or huge lag during my activity. It runs well and even let you to play some of games like DOTA 2 and Rocket League. The 1TB storage would keep every your data safely, but sadly its speed is quite slow here. Thankfully, we get of free SSD storage and you might want to add it if you have more budget to spend.
And for battery life, I mostly get of 5 to 6 hours of battery support. 6 hours is a very standard usage and needs you at least to charge it for twice a day for a straight day usage. ASUS provides of Battery Health Charging for monitoring the activity, but in end result the application is not helpful at all. I try for tweaking it for a while and not getting any result. Just do not bother on tweaking it since it wastes of your time. The battery is quite low despite of its low brightness display.back to menu ↑
The ASUS TPX510UQ is the true answer for users prefer to have performance over everything. In other side, people looking for battery life might think it twice because 6 hours usage is not enough to get everything done. This is likely the price for its low budget tag. Once again, I am not giving any complaint here because it’s already more than impressive for ASUS to bring everything is right here. The choice is always yours, so take your time and making a decision. Feel free to share our articles and mind leaving some comments for further assistance below.