Asus VivoBook 15 S513IA-DB74 (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 7 4700U/AMD Vega 7 Graphics/8GB RAM/1 TB SSD/Windows 10 Home) CA6.3/10 (Expert Score)
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Laptop Review: Asus VivoBook 15 S513IA-DB74
The Asus VivoBook 15 S513IA-DB74 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U and AMD Vega 7 Graphics. Other key specs include 8GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. The Display here is a 15.6 Inches FHD Panel. Consider its relatively thin profile this laptop has decent performance and is capable of handling most editing workloads with a little room for entry-level gaming.
- Premium Design
- Decent Port Selection
- Powerful CPU for a thin and light laptop
- Fast Ryzen 4000 APU
- Stays Relatively Cool
- SD Card Reader
- Average Display
- Plastic Chassis
- No USB C Charging
Design and Ports
The chassis of the Asus VivoBook 15 S513IA-DB74 is made out of plastic but it looks metallic and gives an impression of a premium device. The hinge upon opening lifts the laptop a little for better thermal performance and typing experience.
- 1x HDMI 1.4
- 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
- 2x USB 2.0
- 1x USB 3.1 Type-A (Gen1)
- 1x USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1)
- 1x SD card reader
Keyboard and Trackpad
The Asus VivoBook 15 S513IA-DB74 has a chicklet style backlit keyboard. The keyspace is perfect however the keys themselves feel a bit soft and lack a bit of a click. The trackpad on the other hand is smooth and precise.
The Asus VivoBook 15 S513IA-DB74 comes with octa-core ryzen 7 4700U CPU which in terms of performance sits between 10th gen i7 1065G7 and 9th Gen intel core i7 9750H. The AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Ryzen 4000 series) graphics are about 28% percent faster than the last-gen Vega 10 (2000/3000 series). When compared to its Nvidia counterparts the Vega 7 around Mx250 in terms of performance. The RAM is a relatively fast 3200 MHz DDR4 running in a single channel with the 8GB Memory soldered onto the motherboard and one available SO-DIMM which can be used to upgrade the RAM. Asus VivoBook 15 S513IA-DB74 offers maximum support of 16GB of RAM .The Storage, on the other hand, is configured with 1 TB SSD which would be enough for most users.
Display: 60Hz FHD (AU Optronics B156HAN02.1)
The FHD panel on the Asus VivoBook 15 S513IA-DB74 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: AU Optronics B156HAN02.1
- Coverage: 65% sRGB | 48% AdobeRGB | 48% DCI P3;
- Max brightness: 250 Nits;
- Contrast Ratio: 800:1;
- Colour Temperature: 6485K;
- PWM Flickering: No;
- Response Time: 25 ms
Specification: Asus VivoBook 15 S513IA-DB74 (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 7 4700U/AMD Vega 7 Graphics/8GB RAM/1 TB SSD/Windows 10 Home) CA