ASUS’ VivoBook series has been the brand’s budget-level laptop that rivals other brands’ entry-level laptops such as Acer’s Aspire series and Lenovo’s Ideapad line. What these laptops have in common is their build quality and specs with most sporting either Intel’s Core i3 to i5 models or AMD’s Ryzen 3 to Ryzen 5 CPUs. Apart from either having gimped 4GB memory or a mechanical hard drive to lower the overall price, there are not many factors that would make these budget laptops shine and attract customers. Going back to the VivoBook series, ASUS recently launched your typical budget-oriented laptop with a feature that makes it stand out in its league. The ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED as the name suggests, has a 15.6″ 1920x1080p OLED display that’s a first for laptops priced under Php 50,000. Packed in either Intel or Ryzen flavors, the ASUS Vivobook 15 OLED is an entry-level laptop sporting 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB PCI-E SSD across all configurations and is priced for as low as 34,9995 for the base model. Let’s take a deeper dive at the VivoBook 15 OLED to see what compromises Asus had to make to keep the laptop competitively priced while introducing a premium feature that’s previously only found on flagship ultrabooks.
ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513 Specs, Price, and Configuration
|ASUS Vivobook OLED 15 Configurations||K513EA-L11402T||K513EA-L11108TS||M513-L1297T||M513UA-L1301TS|
|Processor||Intel Core i3 1115G4||Intel Core i5 1135G7||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U||AMD Ryzen 7 5700U|
|Memory||8GB DDR4 RAM||8GB DDR4 RAM||8GB DDR4 RAM||8GB DDR4 RAM|
|Storage||512GB PCIEx4 SSD||512GB PCIEx4 SSD||512GB PCIEx4 SSD||512GB PCIEx4 SSD|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics||Intel Iris Xe Graphics||AMD Radeon Graphics||AMD Radeon Graphics|
|Display||15.6″ 1920×1080 OLED||15.6″ 1920×1080 OLED||15.6″ 1920×1080 OLED||15.6″ 1920×1080 OLED|
Unlike most laptops sporting confusing configurations, the VivoBook 15 OLED only has four variants with the main difference being the processor for each variant. All of the Vivobook 15 OLED sports the standard 4+4GB DDR4 memory and 512GB PCI-E Gen 4 SSD. The base model starts at Php 34,995 and is equipped with an Intel Core i3 1115G4 CPU making it the cheapest OLED laptop in the market. For an additional Php 8,000, you can get the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U variant and at Php 49,995 users can decide to go for either the Core i5 1135G7 or the Ryzen 7 5700U. Our specific model for benchmark in this review is the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513EA-L11108TS with the Core i5 1135G7 processor.