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ASUS Laptop VivoBook 15 X515EA 15.6" Full HD Laptop (Intel i3-1115G4, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 11), Silver

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If you need advice or support for your product, please in the first instance contact the support provider using the number on this support page. It's extremely choppy even at the lowest graphical settings, and we had to run the benchmark in DirectX 11 because it kept crashing on DirectX 12. It also has a mediocre port selection because its USB-C port doesn't support charging and video output, and its HDMI port is limited to the HDMI 1. The Lenovo has better build quality as it sports a full-aluminum chassis, and its battery lasts more than 2 hours longer for light productivity. On the other hand, you can get the ASUS with significantly better-performing internals, including a quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, dedicated entry-level NVIDIA GPUs, and much faster PCIe NVMe SSDs.

As for Intel's Optane memory, it can boost performance in some instances because it acts like an extra cache memory, but the gain is likely minimal because the NVMe SSD is already very fast. However, the VivoBook Flip is a 2-in-1 convertible that you can use as a tablet, while you can only use the X515 in clamshell mode. The ASUS X515 performs very badly in the Basemark GPU benchmark, which is expected for integrated graphics.However, our performance tests focus only on the Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake processors for conciseness. The speakers sound good but don't get very loud, and the battery only lasts long enough for one or two movies at most. Models with an Intel Core i7 or an NVIDIA discrete GPU will perform better, but you still have to turn down some settings to achieve playable frame rates. ports, HDMI output, and an optional microSD card reader — so you can easily connect all your current peripherals, displays and projectors with zero hassle. It provides a passable typing experience as the keys are stable, well-spaced, and have a good amount of travel.

There's only one memory slot, so even though the RAM is user-replaceable, you can only run it in a single-channel configuration.Our ASUS X515 has a 720p TN display, an Intel Core i3-1005G1 CPU, Intel UHD Graphics for 10th Gen processors, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. Like the Geekbench tests, it has good single-thread performance, but its multi-thread performance is sub-par because it only has two cores and four threads.

There are entry-level NVIDIA discrete GPUs available; however, the performance gain they provide over integrated graphics is minimal and will likely shorten battery life. The Intel Core i7-1065G7 is faster than the i5-1035G1 on paper, but the difference in performance is likely minimal due to thermal limitations. There are other CPU options available, including Intel Celeron, Pentium, and Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs. Its NanoEdge display boasts wide 178° viewing angles and a matte anti-glare coating for a truly engaging experience. Our ASUS X515 has an Intel Core i3-1005G1 CPU, a low-power processor designed for thin and light laptops.ports, HDMI output, so you can easily connect all your current peripherals, displays and projectors with zero hassle. Credit subject to status, UK residents only, FIVE TECH LIMITED acts as a broker and offers finance from PayPal Credit. The HP provides a better user experience that's likely better for school or business use as it feels significantly sturdier, its keyboard has more travel and better-quality keys, its touchpad tracks significantly better, and its webcam and microphone are better. The Vivobook 16 has a sturdier build, providing a better user experience as it has a more comfortable keyboard with backlighting, a larger and more responsive touchpad, and a much better webcam. ASUS advertises the 1080p TN panel as having the same maximum brightness, but the 1080p IPS panel is brighter, with an advertised brightness of 250 cd/m².

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