VivoBook 14/15 (code A415 / A515) this time has many more attractive new points than before. The first point of praise for this version is the more eye-catching appearance, all thanks to Part A (the lid) is made of metal, not plastic as before.
However, if you choose the black version, users should pay attention to wipe the device more often because it still sticks with annoying fingerprints, although not as much as before. Personally, the writer’s opinion is that the silver version with metal material brings more luxury and beauty.
The black version of the lid still holds fingerprints and if anyone sweat a lot, it is even more extreme.
This product line is aimed at young users, students and offices, so it is minimalistic and not pitiful. Even when opened inside you will not be surprised by the rather traditional shape.
ASUS VivoBook logo deflected to an angle, no longer in the middle like the previous version to create a little strange character. Overall, what you can expect the most here is just the metal exterior and the new placement logo.
Unfortunately ASUS does not always make the metal for the inside, instead we only have the palm rest and the keyboard is made of plastic. In return, users will get a softer price, because this is not a high-end product anyway.
The only highlight here is that the Enter key is painted with neon yellow border, creating a break and slightly different from other competitors in the market. The key travel is not deep enough to create a comfortable feeling when inputting, but really has not had hands like some lines in the price range like ThinkPad Lenovo’s E14 good HP Pavilion.
Even the ErgoLift has been removed, no longer using a hinge to lift the keyboard to an even higher angle. Perhaps the new cooling system of ASUS VivoBook 14/15 has changed.
The weight of the device is not reduced, still 1.4kg as before, in return the machine is 1.1mm thinner, relatively compact to carry to work or school. If you prefer small, you can choose the 14 inch version, it will fit in your backpack and is easier to carry anywhere.
The device has a USB-C port, but it is only for data connection, but still cannot be used to charge the device.
If only the appearance changes in Part A, then what is this new ASUS VivoBook to notice?
The first is that the screen has changed from a TN to an IPS panel, so the display quality will be better and the viewing angle is wider. Experience fast in office conditions, this screen gives good brightness and good details and colors, the screen does not have anti-glare coating, so if there is direct light reflecting on it will be a bit difficult to observe.
The screen bezels are thin on the sides, the top and bottom are still as thick as ever (it even looks like the top bezel is thicker than before). ASUS says the screen-to-body ratio is 84% and if you’re the one who needs a product with an edge-to-edge display, perhaps this is not the laptop for you.
In return, the internal strength of this machine is worth considering. In the context of a number of users turning to rival AMD because of the low cost and more stable graphics performance, this time the Intel 11th series with Intel Graphics Xe Graphics will show its determination to make a comeback. strong in laptop chipsets.
This laptop has a TDP of 28W instead of 12-15W that we often see in the line used for offices or students. Also, the VivoBook 14/15 has more powerful performance, accompanied by Intel Motorcycle graphics that makes it possible to play AAA games at Full HD resolution, of course not the High customization, but only. Low – Medium level only.
The configuration of this product line is quite diverse, from Core i3-1115G4, Core i5-1135G7 to Core i7–1165G7, minimum 8GB RAM, 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD. The selling price of the device will start from VND 13.69 million to VND 21.99 million.
In general, this machine will not be for those who want outstanding appearance, eye-catching, or need a full-screen display. On the contrary, if you are concerned with the stable price and completely new configuration, you can both work and entertain yourself with some hot hit games, this is a worthwhile option.