- Screen Size: 15.6 inches
- Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Max Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Graphics Coprocessor: Intel UHD Graphics
- Chipset Brand: Intel
- Card Description: Integrated
- Graphics Card Ram Size: 8 GB
- Wireless Type: 802.11ac
- Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 2
- Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2
Whether at work or play ASUS VivoBook 15 is the compact laptop that immerses you in whatever you set out to do Its new frameless four-sided NanoEdge display boasts an ultraslim 5 7mm bezel giving an amazing 88%...
This laptop has one of the worst TFT panel I have ever seen, there is literally no proper viewing angles. You will get distortion looking straight on. The monitor was poorly calibrated with WAY too much gamma, luckily adjusting this with Windows is trivial, I will get back to 'S Mode' later on. You will not be able to use this monitor for watching movies with a lot of dark scenes. If you are looking at the screen dead on the outer regions of black will be distorted to LIGHT grey.The keyboard is decent, the 10-key is a bit difficult with the keys not being the right size on the side. The button press is tactile and usable and the feel is fine enough for typing blind, which you shouldn't have to do since the keyboard is back-lit.The touch pad is okay, it's actually a bit too sensitive, the lower corners can be used as buttons but I would greatly prefer physical buttons like on the current Lenovo brand laptops. The touch pad has a fingerprint reader in the top right corner which interferes with the operation of the touch pad but at least the fingerprint reader is fast!The speakers are complete garbage, they have no semblance to actual sounds and it sounds like you are listening to a cellphone speaker through a wooden door. They are completely unusable for anything at all, do not buy this laptop if you enjoy playing anything on your speakers.The webcam is usable, but it's nothing to write home about, capping out at 720p/30fps it will feel like a power-point presentation more than a video feed on any video chat. The sound is about the same as phone quality. If you do video chats frequently, find another laptop.Back to windows and 'S Mode'. Windows is pre-installed, it had some of the latest updates already so it was recently installed. It doesn't have much bloatware, but having Skype installed is too much already. The "type" of Windows that is installed is called 'S Mode' which is basically a locked down completely restrictive version of Windows. You can't even download Chrome from the web you have to get it from the Microsoft store - Chrome being the first app I install on any Windows computer -. I removed 'S Mode' almost immediately.The laptop has 4Gb of non-removable memory and 4Gb of replaceable memory which is nice even though it's only single channel.The laptop is made from a plastic frame which I actually don't mind, it makes the laptop reasonably light, but it gives it a cheap experience. Opening the lid for example requires two hands or a technique, both of which is actually mildly inconvenient.Summary:The good: Decent keyboard and touch pad, fast loading web pagesIf you like a want a PC for viewing Netflix/media at home with no headphones, look somewhere else. If you want a PC for viewing Wikipedia/news then this will be decent but there are cheaper laptops that can do that better. If you have a fancy IPS monitor, you will hate this laptop. If you are even thinking about gaming, the answer is no.Seeing as this laptop has such limited uses with the horrible screen and speakers, I cannot give this laptop a better review that 3 stars. It's only purpose is to view webpages and basic coffee-shop work.
looking for a great affordable laptop that can be used for school and personal use? This is the one. It took like like 4 days to settle on what laptop to buy but I finally figured out this one would be it. There's not much youtube video reviews about this laptop but it is worth buying. Even if you aren't going to college, this is a great laptop for personal use. The backlit keyboards are a life saver for late night usage. The only problem (not the laptop itself) is windows 10, it took a while to install chrome because it was only allowing me to use Microsoft Edge browser but I figured it out it got chrome. If you need any help with this, just reply to me.
The screen quality ruins this. Washed out and gray at every angle. Absolutely terrible