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Asus has launched several laptops in the Vivobook line until the middle of this year. One of the newest variants is the Vivobook Ultra 15 (K513) which was launched last June.

This 15.6-inch laptop is designed for millennials and Gen Z who are looking for a professional but not too serious laptop. What’s the performance like? Let’s see the full review below.

Design

The first impression of seeing the Vivobook Ultra 15 is its minimalist design. The back is made of metal only decorated with the inscription Asus Vivobook engraved.

This laptop comes in three color choices, namely Transparent Silver, Indie Black and Hearty Gold, so users can choose a color variant that suits their personality. Variants that visited the editor detikINET itself is Transparent Silver.

Asus champions the portability of the Vivobook Ultra 15 which, despite its large size, is claimed to be comfortable to carry everywhere. This laptop weighs only 1.7 kg, and the body is also relatively thin with a thickness of 17.9 mm which should still be quite light if you have to carry work while moving around.

The Vivobook Ultra 15 sports a 98-keys keyboard, including the numeric keyboard on its right side. This chiclet-style keyboard is quite large and soft when pressed. This keyboard is also equipped with a backlit whose brightness level can be adjusted.

Asus Vivobook Ultra 15 (K513)Asus Vivobook Ultra 15 (K513) Photo: Virgina Maulita Putri/detikINET

Because this laptop has numeric keys, the location of the touchpad is slightly shifted to the left so that it is aligned with the main keyboard and so that it is not easily pressed when typing. The size of the touchpad is quite large and responsive to touch. In the upper right corner of the touchpad there is also a fingerprint sensor which is also responsive.

Vivobook Ultra 15 has quite complete ports and connectivity. On the right side there is an HDMI port, one USB 3.2 Type-A, one USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio jack and a microSD reader. While on the left side there are two USB 2.0 Type-A. For wireless connectivity available Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.

On the left side there is also an indicator light that will light up when the battery is recharged and will change color when the battery is full. For charging itself, the Vivobook Ultra 15 still uses an AC adapter, not via USB Type-C.

Asus Vivobook Ultra 15 (K513)Asus Vivobook Ultra 15 (K513) Photo: Virgina Maulita Putri/detikINET

Screen

Asus provides the Vivobook Ultra 15 with a 15.6-inch IPS screen. This matte screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and a viewing angle of up to 178 degrees.

The screen bezels are quite thin on the left and right, but still quite thick on the top and bottom. Asus says the screen-to-body ratio of this laptop reaches 85% thanks to NanoEdge Display technology.

The colors displayed are fairly good, but unfortunately the visibility is somewhat reduced when the laptop is used outdoors even when the brightness level has been raised to maximum.

Feature

Asus has embedded many supporting features for the Vivobook Ultra 15. To add security and privacy, there is a fingerprint sensor on the touchpad that is integrated with Windows Hello.

To support work from home, the Vivobook Ultra 15 also has a low-quality 720p webcam and a microphone equipped with AI noise canceling technology. On the keyboard there is also a button that can be used to turn off the webcam when not in use.

The presence of audio from Harman Kardon adds to the multimedia experience offered by the Vivobook Ultra 15. Thanks to this technology, the laptop speakers produce audio that is more bassy and more suitable for watching movies than listening to songs.

Next up: Performance and conclusion…


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