ASUS VivoBook 15 F515 (X515) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x2 See photo
RAM
up to 8GB
OS
Windows 10 Home
Dimensions
360.2 x 234.9 x 19.9 mm (14.18" x 9.25" x 0.78")
Weight
1.80 kg (4 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader Multi-format card reader
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera VGA
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Analog Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, ASUS SonicMaster Technology
  • Optical drive

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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$9.99
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CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the ASUS VivoBook 15 F515 (X515) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
741.00
performance

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the ASUS VivoBook 15 F515 (X515) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

ASUS VivoBook 15 F515 (X515) in-depth review

Today we have a hot-out-of-the-oven multimedia laptop that may take over the world with its budget price and somewhat capable internals. It is a part of the VivoBook lineup and is built on a chassis, very similar to that of the S15 S530. The laptop we're talking about today is the VivoBook 15 F515, and it comes with a choice of some Ice Lake processors (and one Gemini Lake CPU), as well as the MX130 and MX330 when it comes to the graphics power. Let's pause here. So, the laptop features an o[...]

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Pros

  • Decent upgradeability
  • GeForce MX250 and an IPS display at a great price
  • Comfortable viewing angles and good contrast ratio (AUO B156HAN02.1)
  • It doesn't use harmful PWM to adjust brightness levels (AUO B156HAN02.1)

Cons

  • Unsatisfactory build quality
  • Covers only 53% of the sRGB color gamut (AUO B156HAN02.1)
  • Weird and inefficient cooling solution
  • Mediocre input devices
  • Very small battery (although light loads will drain the battery surprisingly slowly)

Inside ASUS VivoBook 15 F515 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Rise of the Tomb Raider
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
34 fps
-
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
31 fps
21 fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
95 fps
55 fps
24 fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
67 fps
43 fps
24 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
108 fps
108 fps
57 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
142 fps
23 fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
96 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
64 fps
28 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
31 fps
22 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
42 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
24 fps
-
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
37 fps
35 fps
32 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
99 fps
30 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
47 fps
28 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
20 fps
-
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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