Asus VivoBook 15 F515EA-DS74 (15.6 Inch FHD 60Hz/11th Gen Intel Core i7 1165G7/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7)
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Laptop Review: Asus VivoBook 15 F515EA-DS74
The Asus VivoBook 15 F515EA-DS74 is a mid-range laptop the 11 Gen Intel Core i7 1165G7 and Integrated and Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs. Other key specs include 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. The Display here is a 15.6 Inch 60 Hz FHD (1920 x 1080) Panel. The plastic chassis is tuff and has very little flex. The hinge has ErgoLift which lifts the base which provides a better typing experience and thermal performance. The keyboard is below average but the touchpad is nice. The display is the weakest suite of this laptop the color accuracy is below average.
Design and Ports
The Asus VivoBook 15 F515EA-DS74 chassis are made entirely out of plastic. As a result of the device retains a weight of only 1.75kg. The vivobook 15 x512 is less than 2 cm thick and fits in the category of thin and light laptops. The lid is has a significant flex and you won’t be able to open it with one hand. The ErgoLift hinge allows for a better typing experience by lifting the base up a little this also allows for better thermal performance.
- 1 x COMBO audio jack
- 1 x Type-A USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
- 1 x Type-C USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
- 2 x USB 2.0 port(s) Type A
- 1 x HDMI
- 1 x micro SD card
Keyboard and Trackpad
The chicklet style keyboard feels solid and has very little flex due to the metal brace and the unibody design. The keys have a comfortable travel distance of 1.4 mm with 3 levels of brightness for its backlight. The trackpad is fairly large and smooth with a fingerprint reader on the top.
Display: 60Hz FHD ( Chi Mei N156HGA-EA3)
The FHD panel on the Asus VivoBook 15 F515EA-DS74 has a 60Hz Refresh rate and doesn’t suffer from and noticeable issues such as backlight bleeding and PWM flickering. The display here has an average color coverage and below-average brightness and suitable for outdoor use.
- Panel Model Number:Chi Mei N156HGA-EA3
- Coverage: 58% sRGB | 37% AdobeRGB |
- Measured Gamma: 2.34;
- Max brightness: 250 Nits;
- Contrast Ratio: 300:1;
The Asus VivoBook 15 F515EA-DS74 comes with the 11th Gen Intel Core i7 1165G7 CPU is comparable to Ryzen 7 4700U and around 10 percent faster than i7 1065G7. On the graphics end of the game, the Intel Xe Graphics competes with Nvidia Mx230 in terms of performance. The RAM and Storage here is configured with a 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. This is overall a well balanced a thin and light laptop.
Specification: Asus VivoBook 15 F515EA-DS74 (15.6 Inch FHD 60Hz/11th Gen Intel Core i7 1165G7/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7)