✔ 8 GB DDR4 RAM
✔ Full HD Display
✔ Best Design
❌ Doesn’t have a dedicated GPU
Asus always baffles everyone out by making the sleekest, most beautiful laptops in the form of Vivobooks. This time, it created a low-budget Vivobook that not only looks good but performs much better than its looks.
It comes with 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, an FHD display, and weighs less than 1.7 Kg, which is nothing less than genius, at least for a 15.6-inch laptop. This functionality asks for a price ranging from 30-35000 Rupees for the base model, which is really cheap for such a power-packed machine.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|1. FULL SPECS|
3. DISPLAY & SCREEN QUALITY
4. PERFORMANCE & GRAPHICS
8. KEYBOARD & TOUCHPAD
|Dimensions||26.6 x 36.5 x 2.2 cm|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Screen Size||15.6 inches (39.6 cm)|
|Display Resolution and type||1920 x 1080 FHD LED backlit display|
|PROCESSOR, GRAPHICS & STORAGE|
|Processor Type||7th Gen Intel Core i3-7020U Processor 2.3 GHz|
|RAM Size||8 GB|
|Hard Disk||1 TB HDD|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Integrated Intel graphics|
|Number of USB 3.0 ports||1|
|Number of USB 2.0 ports||2|
|Number of HDMI ports||1|
|Number of Audio inputs||1|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||33 WHr|
|Battery type:||Lithium-Ion battery|
|Number of Lithium-Ion Cells||3|
|Keyboard type||Island-style keyboard with numeric pad|
The Vivobook looks quite stunning and sleek. If someone would guess its price based on its looks, they would quote it as 40-50000. The lid looks like brushed metal but it is made wholly of plastic. The innovative hinge adds space between the screen and the body when opened.
The aesthetics of this laptop can make you fall in love with it. It weighs 1.68 kg, which is crazy light for a 15.6-inch screen. It is probably the lightest low-budget laptop with a 15-inch display. It’s also one of the thinnest laptops (2.2 cm) that you can get at a cheap price.
On the inside, the laptop has a dotted texture that feels rugged as well as long-lasting. The keys have a “dark chocolate” colour and add a contrast to the light grey chassis. The overall colour scheme of this laptop ensures that you won’t need any extra skins.
Asus offers many features in the display as well. To begin with, the 15.6-inch panel is Full HD 1080p, which puts this Vivobook among the very few low budget laptops that offer a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution in a 15.6-inch display.
Secondly, the display has an antiglare coating as well. So the really annoying reflective tube lights or even a significant amount of sunlight can be blocked. It is normally seen that antiglare screens have bad viewing angles, but this Vivobook has 178-degree wide viewing angles.
The screen also has a good refresh rate of 60 Hz. It is much below the benchmarks, but also much above the competition. Even the bezels around the screen are very thin, which Asus calls it the Nano-Edge Display. The screen allows beginner-level video editing.
With an 8 GB RAM and a 2.3 GHz i3 7th gen 7020U, the Vivobook is just shy short of perfect. An 8th gen CPU would have been the best for handling an 8 GB RAM. Still, the combination is no less in being responsive and accurate when multiple applications are thrown in front of it.
The GPU is less exciting than most of the features in the Vivobook. There are integrated Intel graphics in this laptop. They can give you just enough power for watching one or two videos in 720p. Serious graphics editing cannot be expected from the integrated graphics unless you buy a good graphics card and attach it.
This laptop isn’t originally meant for any gaming at all. But if you really want to play some low-level titles like Outlast, NFS, etc., you can satisfy yourself by purchasing and installing an Nvidia GTX 1050 or an AMD Radeon R5 (or anything else) with a VRAM of 2GB or more. Lighter games can run at 40-45 FPS easily with the help of a graphics card.
The cheapest version of this Vivobook offers a 1 TB SATA HDD with a 5400 rpm speed. Other versions include the fast and modern SSDs, that evidently have better booting speeds and overall functioning as well as battery life.
But the catch is, that they cost 10-15000 Rupees more than the base model, which is overpriced if you want to just pay the price for an extra SSD. As an alternative, you can buy a medium-quality SSD that costs about 30-40% of the price of the costlier versions and get it installed from your geeky friend.
The 33WHr battery in the Asus gives about 5 hours of total runtime, with just minimal tasks and average brightness. If you just edit documents on a regular basis, its battery life won’t be a big issue for you. But while watching videos or playing games, the battery is just going to last just for about 2 hours.
The good thing about this laptop is that it supports fast charging, so the battery charges up to 60% in 45 minutes (According to Asus). The figures may not be really accurate, but the charging speed is still faster than that of most laptops.
The ports distribution cannot be said as the best or the most functional among the competition, but still, it is satisfactory for most of the users.
LEFT: Charging slot, two USB 2.0 ports, microSD card slot, HDMI slot, Audio jack
RIGHT: Kensington lock slot, USB Type-A 3.0 port
The Asus Vivobook has an island-style keyboard with a numeric pad. The dark chocolate colour looks really good on the shiny chassis. The keys have a good travel and are very well spaced. There is an odd space above the left and right arrows that take some time to get habitual of. Otherwise, the keyboard is a good thing to type on.
The touchpad is accurately sized, nothing too big, nothing too small. The surface is made of plastic and supports multi-finger gestures. Costlier versions also come with a fingerprint sensor on the touchpad.
Most of the times, we use either External speakers or headphones for videos and music on laptops, which is why sound production isn’t much of a deal maker or breaker while buying them.
Still, the Vivobook gives a pretty decent audio output considering its price. The bass isn’t as powerful as most laptops, but the sound is clear and crisp.
Asus Vivobook X507UA is an awesome laptop for anyone who expects the best all-round performance in a low budget laptop. It works decently for most purposes given that you do not overburden it with, let’s say professional gaming or professional graphic designing.
If you are buying a laptop for the first time, consider it one of the best picks that you can have. For the guys who want a laptop that does everything and still costs around 30000, this is the Best laptop available in India according to us.