If you are looking to purchase high-quality, affordable laptops the Asus Vivobook Series is an excellent choice.
Asus VivoBook series offers laptops with the latest specs (Intel 10th or 11th Gen Processors and AMD Ryzen 4000 series) and features without breaking the bank.
Note – I have also included few Intel 11th Gen Laptops that are launched recently in India.
In case you have a higher budget you check out the premium Zenbook series.
We reviewed the latest VivoBook S14, powered by the 8 Core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor and it offers great performance. I will prefer the AMD processor variants due to better performance and less heat.
This offers either a 15-inch or 14-inch display and has the latest Intel 10th or 11th Generation Processors or AMD Ryzen 4000 Processor.
Let’s check out the features offered by the Asus VivoBook series starting with the new 14 Inch VivoBook S14.
ASUS VivoBook S14 (Ryzen 4700U) – Rs. 73,990
The new Asus VivoBook S14 comes with one of the most powerful processors that you will find in a thin laptop with 8 Cores and 8 threads.
The laptop offers 14 inches Full HD LED-backlit IPS display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution and 3 sided Nano Edge Bezels.
Powering the laptop is an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor with a base clock speed of 2 GHz which can be boosted up to 4.1GHz, 8 Threads, 8 Cores, and 8MB Cache.
The integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 Graphics card is excellent for casual gaming.
Ryzen 4700U is a performance beast, even better than the Intel Core i7 10th Gen, and will easily last many years without a need for the upgrade.
The laptop comes with 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD and has blazing fast 8 GB of DDR4 RAM with 3200MHz clock speed.
It has a pre-loaded Windows 10 Home Operating System. The laptop weighs just 1.40 kg despite having a metallic body.
The battery life is around 12 hours and it even comes with fast charging support.
Further, the full-size backlit keyboard along with a glass-covered precision touchpad makes it easy to work.
Also, it offers a fingerprint sensor with Windows Hello support. The laptop comes with a 720 pixels HD web camera.
As far as the connectivity is concerned it includes USB-Type A and USB-Type C ports, an HDMI port, an audio jack, and a card reader.
The Asus VivoBook S14 is available at the online stores at the price of INR 73,890.
We did a detailed Review for the Asus VivoBook S14 powered by the Ryzen 4700U and find it to be very powerful and easy to work on.
ASUS VivoBook 14 (10th Gen Intel Core i5) Rs. 51,990
This is a thin and lightweight Intel Core i5 laptop, recently launched by Asus.
The Asus VivoBook 14 comes with a 14-inch Full HD LED-backlit display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution and 60Hz refresh rate along with Anti-Glare Panel (45% NTSC – not too color accurate).
Powering the machine is the 10th Gen, Ice Lake, 10 Nm, Intel Core i5 1035G1 processor.
It has a base clock speed of 1.0 Ghz and a boost clock speed up to 3.6GHz. Also, it comes with 4 Cores, 8 Threads, and 6 MB Cache.
It is a good processor and can handle multiple tasks with ease.
With VivoBook 14 we get the Windows 10 Home Operating System pre-installed.
Also, it offers the basic NVIDIA GeForce MX110 (2GB GDDR5 VRAM) graphics card. The MX110 is not very powerful and not ideal for playing games but helps with daily use apps.
Furthermore, it offers 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD and has 8 GB of DDR4 3200MHz Dual Channel RAM. However, you cannot add more ram to this machine.
The easy to carry Asus VivoBook 14 weighs 1.6kg and has a thinness of about 23.1mm and has Nano Edge Bezels.
The battery capacity is low as it comes with a 33WHrs battery with 2-cell (battery is not too large). The full-size chiclet keyboard with a Precision touchpad is possessed by this laptop with 1.4mmkey travel.
Furthermore, it comes with USB-Type A and USB-Type C ports, an HDMI port, an audio combo jack, and an SD card reader.
Additionally, It offers a fingerprint reader and a VGA web camera. The laptop has a built-in microphone and a built-in speaker.
The Asus VivoBook 14 is available at Amazon at a price tag of INR 51,551 and a year of manufacturer warranty.
15 Inch Display VivoBook Series Laptops
Apart from the above mentioned 14 Inch laptops, Asus has got 15 Inch VivoBook laptops.
You may want to buy the 15 inch model for the larger display and ease of getting things done when using the split-screen mode.
Let’s check out the two popular VivoBook laptops that are currently available with the latest configs.
The first one comes with the Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB RAM while the second offers a more powerful Intel Core i5 processor.
4) ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 (2020) Intel Core i5-1135G7 11th Gen
Price: ₹ 59,990
Model Number – (X513EA-EJ532TS): The Asus Vivobook Ultra 15 packs Intel’s latest 11th gen processor making it faster than Intel 10th Gen processor based machines.
Also, the single core performance on the 11th Gen processors is much better than the 10th Gen Intel processors. It is prudent to pick the latest 11th Gen Intel processor based machines at the moment.
The 15 inches display has thin bezels. The device offers a wide viewing angle and comprehensive color production.
This laptop is the best choice for work from home employees and students.
Specification for Asus Zenbook Ultra 15:
- Processor – 11th gen Intel Tiger Lake Core i5-1135G7 chipset with 2.4 GHz base clock, 4.2 GHz maximum frequency, 4 cores, 8 threads, 8 MB cache.
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics up to 2X faster than last gen.
- Operating system – Windows 10 Home (Lifetime validity).
- Display – 15.6 inches LED FHD backlit IPS anti-glare display, 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution, 250 nits brightness, 45% NTSC color gamut.
- Graphics card – Integrated Intel UHD graphics.
- RAM – 8 GB DDR4 RAM (3200 MHz), Ram is expandable upto 16 GB.
- Storage – 1 TB SATA HDD (5400 rpm) storage and a 256 GB SSD.
- Ports – USB 3.2 gen Type-A 1, USB 3.2 gen Type-C, HDMI, micro SD card reader.
- Keyboard – Full size backlit keyboard
- Battery – 42 Whr 3-cell battery
- Camera – 720p HD webcam
- Dimension – Weight: 1.8 kg, Thinness: 19.9 mm
- Dominant execution with Tiger Lake chipset.
- Efficient thermal design with a power-saving solution.
- Great display quality.
- Expandable Ram
- Average battery life
ASUS VivoBook 15 (X512FA-EJ373T) – Rs. 44,990
The display comes with 15.6 inches Full HD LED Backlit with 1920*1080 pixels resolution and Anti-glare with 45% NTSC.
The storage offers 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD with an empty hard disk slot for up to 1TB expansion.
Also, it comes with just 4 GB RAM but you can easily buy and upgrade it to 12GB.
The thin and light laptop arrives with about 1.7 kg of weight and 5.7mm thin Bezels.
It includes the 37 hours, 2-cell battery which is not too large.
The full-size backlit keyboard with a 19mm full-size key pitch and 2-degree ErgoLift Hinge (so you can work comfortably with the laptops anywhere) and a numeric keypad increases the functional usage of the machine.
Furthermore, the laptop offers a fingerprint sensor and an HD web camera, essential for your virtual meetings.
The connectivity option includes USB-Type A and USB-Type C ports, HDMI 1.4, Combo audio jack, and micro card, reader.
This thin and light Asus VivoBook is available at a reasonable price of INR 44,990.
Next, we have the more powerful VivoBook 15 laptop.
ASUS VivoBook 15 (X509JA-EJ485T)
The laptop has a 15.6 inches Full HD display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution(200 nits brightness).
Powering the laptop is the 10th Gen Intel Core i3 1035G1 Dual-Core processor that comes with the Intel UHD graphics.
The laptop is available in shiny Slate Grey color.
The storage option comes with a 1TB standard hard drive and comes with 4 GB of Ram.
The thin and light laptop appears with about 1.9kg of weight and 29mm in height.
It includes the 30 WHrs 2-cell battery.
The Asus VivoBook 15 is available online at Amazon at the most reasonable price tag of INR 36,990.
ASUS VivoBook 15 (X512FL-EJ512TS) – Rs. 64,990
The ASUS VivoBook 15 X512FL-EJ512TS comes with a simple but classic look with a stunning slate grey color.
The laptop has a 15.6 inches display that offers a Full HD screen and 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution.
It weighs around 1.75kg with a height of 20mm.
Powering the laptop is the 10th Generation i5 Intel Core (10210U) with 1.6GHz base clock speed and 4.0 Ghz Boost clock speed.
It runs on Windows 10 Operating System with 64-bit architecture.
As far as the memory is concerned it comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM (2666MHz) and storage of 1TB HDD (5400rpm) (which is slow considering most rivals offer an SSD in this price range).
The 37WHrs battery gives 7 hours of battery life.
This laptop comes with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM graphic card.
The connectivity option comes with USB-Type A and USB-Type C ports, an HDMI port, micro SD card reader. It also holds a built-in speaker and a built-in microphone.
The keyboard is chiclet with a numeric keypad and a precision touchpad.
The laptop is available online at the price of INR 64,879.
Asus has launched the new ASUS VivoBook F571 Gaming laptop in India for PC gamers. The laptop comes with the latest Nvidia GPU and has the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor.
The laptop is available to buy from Flipkart for a price tag of Rs. 87,990. Oddly, our press release from the company mentions the price as Rs. 66,990. I will check with Asus and clarify later.
Let’s check the specifications offered by the newly arrived Gaming laptop.
Beginning with the display, which comes with 15.6 inches Full HD LED-Backlit, Anti-Glare IPS panel, and 1920 * 1080 pixels resolution.
The screen has 250 nits brightness, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 45% NTSC Color Gamut, 80% screen to body ratio, and 16:9 aspect ratio.
Notably, the VivoBook Gaming laptop is powered by the most advanced 2.6GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H Processor with Turbo Boost up to 5GHz, 6 Cores, and 12MB Cache. It runs on Windows 10 Home.
The Graphic card presented by the laptop to give extraordinary Gaming and visual experience is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM.
As far as the memory is concerned, which arrives up to 16GB DDR4 RAM (2666MHz) and Support up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD or up to 512GB + 32GB Intel Optane memory H10 for M.2 Slot AND Support up to 2TB 5400 rpm for HDD.
The Rs. 87,990 comes with 256 GB SSD and has 1 TB drive, 8 GB of DDR4 Ram.
The laptop has a 42WHr Li-ion 3-cell battery with 150W power support.
The Notebook weighs 2.14kg (SSD+HDD) / 2.0kg (Only SSD) and has a height of 21.9mm. It contains a 720p webcam and a Full size Backlit Chiclet Keyboard with 1.4mm key travel (Touchpad with fingerprint sensor).
Moreover, the ports section comprise of an HDMI 1.4, 2 * USB 2.0, 1 * USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, 1 * USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, and a card reader slot.
For sound, the company uses Audio by ICE power, Harman/Kardon, and Sonic master.
The price of ASUS VivoBook F571 in India starts from INR 66,990. It is available from the online retailer Flipkart.