Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 M513IA-EJ312T (15.6-inch FHD 60Hz/AMD Ryzen 7 4700U/8GB RAM/1TB HDD + 256GB NVMe SSD/Windows 10/AMD Vega 7 Graphics)6.2/10 (Expert Score)
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Laptop Review: ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 M513IA-EJ312T
The ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 M513IA-EJ312T is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U and AMD Vega 7 Graphics. Other key specs include 8GB RAM and 1 TB HDD + 256 GB 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.
Design and Ports
The chassis of the ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 M513IA-EJ312T 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 Micro SD card reader
Keyboard and Trackpad
The ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 M513IA-EJ312T 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 Ultra 15 M513IA-EJ312T 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 dual channel with the 4GB Memory soldered on to the motherboard and 4GB occupies the one available SO-DIMM sold and offers maximum support of 12GB of RAM in total which can be limiting for a handful of users. The Storage, on the other hand, is configured with 1 TB 2.5 Inch SATA HDD running at 5400 RPM which is a bit slow however you also get a 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD.
Display: 60Hz FHD (AU Optronics B156HAN02.1)
The FHD panel on the ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 M513IA-EJ312T 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 Ultra 15 M513IA-EJ312T (15.6-inch FHD 60Hz/AMD Ryzen 7 4700U/8GB RAM/1TB HDD + 256GB NVMe SSD/Windows 10/AMD Vega 7 Graphics)