Welcome back to another video on my website. Today I’m back with another budget category product this is Asus new vivo book 15 2019. It’s a company’s brand-new budget category 15-inch ultra-book. The vivo book 15 is a super compact lightweight laptop with quite powerful Hardware on the inside.
It’s mainly designed for people who are always on the go so in this video. I’m gonna unbox it and give me a full review on the product. Let’s get started so the Asus vivo book 15 2019 comes in this sort of box packing. You’ve got the Asus Vivo book branding on the front. There’s a big V logo on the front.
Okay let’s turn it around and see what’s written on the box packing the model of the laptop. We’ll be reviewing today is VIVO book 15 X 5 – LF. This is a high-end model which comes with an i7 CPU. It also comes in i3 and i5 variants. So, going to the back we’ve got the specs of the product as I’ve told you. The model of the laptop is X 512 FA it comes in five different beautiful colors.
We’ve got the transparent silver colour variant talking about the display it’s got a 15.6-inch full HD display has Nvidia’s mx2 50 GPU is powered by Intel’s i7 8565U CPU has 8 GB of ddr2 RAM fight well GB PCIe SSD and comes with a 2 cell 37-watt hour battery.
So, those are all the details of the product now let’s finally get started with the unboxing. Alright guys so opening the box we’ve got the new vivo book 15 at the top. It comes nicely packed in this cotton bag. let me take it out damn it feels pretty lightweight for a laptop and here it is the new vivo book 15 from Asus Wow you’ve got this beautiful silver color variant. The laptop looks really nice from my first impressions. Let me just keep it aside for now and show you what else we got in the box packing.
Oh, guys look at this there’s also a hard-disk installation kit over here so using this you can easily install a hard disk in the laptop. That you’ve got some paperwork it’s a user manual and a warranty card just make sure to read them for all the info on the product. It means code for the adapter and finally a power adapter for charging the laptop. It’s a 19volt photo amp adapter so that’s it these are all the items we got in the package. Now let me finally show you the laptop so this is how the new vivo book 15 looks like. It’s a compact travel friendly laptop that is designed especially for people who are always.
On the go the build quality is solid the body is entirely made of metal and has the Asus logo at the center. The logo is a nice radial pattern that gives a premium feel to the laptop. Talking about the thickness it’s decently thin measuring at a thickness of only around 19.9 mm and the laptop weighs only about 1.75 kgs. So, you can easily place it in your bag and carry it anywhere.
overview of the laptop
Now let me give you an overview on all the sides and show you all the available connectivity ports on the laptop. So, on the right side you’ve got a micro SD card slot a 3.5 mm, audio port, a USB 3.0, type C port, HDMI port, USB 3.0 genuine port and a DC import. Going to the other side you’ve got two USB 2.0 ports and some status LED indicators which include a power indicator and also a battery status indicator. Going to the back you’ve got a lot of vents over here to let the heat escape.
This is how the bottom of the laptop looks like even the bottom part is entirely made of metal. You’ve got a lot of vents over here as well to let the heat escape has rubber foot pads on all the corners and you see these two grilles on both the sides these two added speakers. it’s got down firing dual speakers powered by an Asus sonic master technology. Well that was a complete overview on the laptop.
Now let me open it up and show you how it looks on the inside so this is how the new vivo book 15 looks like it’s got a beautiful frameless four-sided nano edge display. It is a unique design called as a go lift hinge so what this design does is it adds a two-degree lift by increasing the height of the laptop. let me give you a demo that is how it works so what happens is this 2degree lift provides a more comfortable typing position. Not only that it also helps in keeping the laptop cool.
Now that’s a pretty smart design all right now let me tell you about the display the vivo book 15 has a 15.6inch full HD 1080p LED backlit display. With the frameless four sided nano edge design the bezels on it are ultra slim with a thickness of only around 5.7 mm. It’s offers up to 88% screen to body ratio. You’ve got the Asus we were branding here, a webcam and some sensors at the top so that is about the upper half.
Now let me show you the lower half. So, this is how the keyboard section on it looks like it’s got a full-sized backlit keyboard with an ergonomic design. It’s part by sonic master just below that okay. let me give you a closer look at it and talk about the design and all of its features the vivo book 15 features a full-sized white LED back light keyboard.
That is great for working in any sort of environment. It’s got a sturdy one-piece construction and provides an ergonomic angle designed to offer a comfortable typing experience it offers a key travel of 1.4 mm and the quality of the keys is also nice the keyboard is actually decent for that price point plus the good thing is the brightness of the backlit LEDs can also be controlled using the function button just like this.
Talking about the touch pad the touch pad quality is nice. It feels smooth and easily recognizes all the gestures and my finger movements also. I didn’t face any sort of dead zones anywhere. The touch pad also has two integrated left and right click buttons. The quality of these buttons was good they felt tactile and clicky. The best part about the touch pad is it also comes with a fingerprint scanner so using Windows hello you can easily log into Windows with just a single touch.
That was about the keyboard on the touch pad now let me tell you about the display quality the vivo book 15 comes with a 15.6inch LED backlit Full HD 1080p display with an IPS level panel and offers up to 45% NTSC color gamut. The display looks pretty good considering the price point. I have to say I really love this frameless nano edge display the bezels on it are very thin and makes the display look much more immersive. The screen is sharp bright and the colors also look decent. The dynamic range is also pretty good.
You’ll definitely enjoy watching content on the display but the only thing I was not that satisfied was with the vertical viewing angles. The horizontal viewing angles were fine the display look nice but when viewed from either the top or bottom angle the display gets completely washed out and doesn’t look good. Apart from that I had no complaints with the display just check out this video clip.
Now talking about the audio, the vivo book 15 comes with down firing stereo speakers powered by sonic master technology. The speaker quality is decent it sounded crisp and clear with very minimum distortion even at max volume but I felt the audio output was not that loud. It was a bit less this shit could produce a little sounder just check out this audio clip all these video clips shot in 4k 60 with hyper smoke image stabilization and the exposure was 8 or 2.
Now let’s jump into the performance section first let me show you the benchmarks on Geek bench 4. We got a single core score of around 5051 and a multi-core score of 14,561 on OpenCL we got a score of around 47,000 780. I’ve told you earlier the vivo book 15 is powered by Intel’s i7 8 5 6 5 CPU and invidious MX 250 GPU with 2gb of free RAM. The laptop was performing great on day to day tasks like browsing, the web with multiple tabs, open streaming videos and stuff like that with eight gigs of RAM.
It’s also capable of handling photo and also light video editing. Talking about gaming it’s not a dedicated gaming grade laptop but yes you can also play some games on it. You can play some basic games like csgo, dota 2 at 1080p high graphics with very good frame rates. I’ve also tried playing pubg on it and the game was playable when the graphic quality set between low and medium settings at 1080p resolution but don’t expect you’ll play a high-end game with buttery smooth experience on this laptop. The vivo boot 15 is not made for that purpose.
let me tell you about the battery life the vivo book 15 comes with the 2 cell 37 what are battery and the battery life was pretty good during my testing. when you use a laptop for day-to-day tasks like browsing the web streaming videos and stuff like that at 50 percent brightness. you’ll easily get around 5 to 5 half hours of battery life. The good thing is it also supports fast charging you can charge the laptop up to 60 percent in just 49 minutes pretty cool right.
Intel® Core™ i7 8550U Processor,
Intel® Core™ i5 8250U Processor,
Windows 10 Home – ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business.
4 GB DDR4 2400MHz SDRAM Onboard memory, 1 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion
15.6″ (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS-level Panel with 45% NTSC
15.6″ (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
15.6″ (16:9) LED-backlit HD (1366×768) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
NVIDIA, with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
- 1TB 5400 rpm SATA HDD/ 500GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD
Solid state drive
- 256GB SATA 3.0 M.2 SSD/ 128GB SATA 3.0 M.2 SSD
- Chiclet keyboard (Optional)
- Illuminated chiclet keyboard (Optional)
Integrated Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac)
Bluetooth® 4.1 *1
- 1 x COMBO audio jack
- 1 x Type-C USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
- 1 x Type-A USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
- 2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
- 1 x HDMI
- 1 x micro SD card
ASUS SonicMaster Technology
2 -Cell 32 Wh Battery
- Plug type: ø4 (mm)
- Output: 19 V DC, 3.42 A, 65 W
NB: 357.2 x 230.4 x 19.9 mm (WxDxH)
NB: 1.75 kg with battery
1-year limited international hardware warranty. *May vary by country
Well that was my video on Asus vivo book 15 on a budget has powerful hardware on the inside and is good for college students or even off his work. The only few things have felt the company could improve was the display quality especially the vertical viewing angles and also the audio output could have been a bit louder rushed.
Everything else was fine the pricing of the vivo book 15 starts from 34990/- for the i3 variant I’ll leave links to all those in the below. You can check it out there so that was it for today thanks for reading my review. I hope you all enjoyed.