Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.So we ran tests on Asus Vivobook to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Vivobook enough for internet use?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.By putting on the market the Vivobook, Asus offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The processor which equips this model, one AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Vivobookis a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
With its 256 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 6 hours of tranquility. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
Vivobook for videos?
Making this Vivobook a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Asus. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
For this model, Asus thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.3 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the Vivobook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
With a processor type AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, Asus offers a high performance solution. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
Equipped with the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Asus has made efforts with available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for battery life, it Vivobook can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 6 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The Vivobook to use while travelling.
It Vivobook is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the Asus didn’t really take into account in the design of this Vivobook. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.3 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. For 15.6 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Thanks to its processor Vivobook, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. This processor allows this laptop to be one of the best in terms of power.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
An autonomy of 6 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, Asus was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it Vivobook has 4 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Vivobook on holiday.
The Vivobook for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this Vivobookcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, Asus puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
This model, Asusoffers an effective product without being too expensive.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, and the size of the storage space of 256 Gb, will allow you to do so.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
In terms of autonomy,the Asuskept it simple. Indicated for an autonomy of 6 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
For the connector part, the Vivobookhas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It Vivobook is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And at a price that is well ranked.
Vivobook for video games?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. With this Vivobook, the engineers of Asus have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Equipped with a graphics car Radeon RX Vega 8 and the processor AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, you can enjoy the power of calculation and image restitution. This card is one of the best of the moment. After the tests we did, the laptop remained cold, despite the calculations necessary to display the games.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.3 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
Please note that with an autonomy of 6 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this Vivobook is an excellent choice for video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 6 hours. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
Vivobook for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Vivobook is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, Asus has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. Note that with its 2.3 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Asus chose the matt tile option for thisVivobook that does not reflect light. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, the Vivobook is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
Finally, the Vivobook..
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. And it’s all at an affordable price – Vivobook from Asus.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks