The VivoBook is one the most popular and wallet-friendly laptop series from Asus. This time we’re gonna check out a 15 inch 2-in-1 model from this series, VivoBook Flip TP510UA-DH71T. Let’s head towards the review then.
- CPU – Intel Core i7 Quad-Core (8th Gen), 1.8 GHz
- GPU – Intel HD Graphics
- Memory – 8 GB DDR4
- Screen – 15.6-inch Full HD IPS (1,920 x 1,080) with 10-point touchscreen
- Storage – 1 TB SATA HDD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – It comes with an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a one TB HDD. The powerful configuration makes sure you never get short of power while doing everyday chores as well as slightly demanding tasks like photo editing or gaming. But the slow hard disk drive can be a real pain in your neck due to its lacklustre transfer rate. It’s covered in detail later. And for the casual gamer, I would say it’s capable enough to run less demanding games like Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dirt 3 thanks to the powerful i7 processor and the ample amount of RAM. But anything more than that would surely lead you to a laggy and choppy experience.
- Display – The display is one of the major positives of this laptop. The colour coverage of the panel is excellent. At 125% the sRGB coverage surely is pretty high making the screen able to produce a load of different colours. It surpassed the category average of 100% easily as well as competing notebooks like Dell Inspiron 13 (110%) and Lenovo Yoga 720 (125%). But the brightness level of the panel is merely average at 250 nits. It was unable to touch the category average of 255 nits, let alone surpass the competitors. The panels in the competing laptops like Inspiron (287 nits) and Yoga (280 nits) were much brighter. Also, the viewing angle seemed a bit short. As a result, the colours get distorted quickly after crossing the limit. In a nutshell, while the display is a slight bit dim it surely is pretty vivid.
- Battery – The battery life maybe hardly is passable. It comes with a 3-cell 42 Wh battery which in my opinion is barely big enough for a full-fledged 15-inch notebook. While doing some light net surfing stuff via the Wi-Fi in medium brightness the laptop could only stay awake for 5 and a half hour before giving out. That’s fairly shorter than the mid-range category average of 7 to 8 hours. Lenovo Yoga 720 (7:05) and HP Pavilion x360 15 (5:45) ran fairly longer than the VivoBook.
- Slow HDD – Now, including a prehistoric 5400 rpm hard disk drive in a 900 dollar notebook is a severe crime. It’s clunky and pretty obviously even slower than a snail. While the average sequential transfer rate of an NVMe M.2 SSD and a SATA SSD is found at 1.5 GBps and 500 MBps respectively the transfer rate of the pre-mentioned HDD can be observed nearly at a meagre 100 MBps. As a result, the overall performance gets a major hit and the system get significantly slower.
Asus VivoBook Flip TP510UA-DH71T comes equipped with a crisp display and gave a solid performance. But everything is not hunky dory as stated earlier. The battery life is somewhat short for a 15-inch notebook and the hard disk drive is radically slow. After checking it out closely I would say that it might not be the best choice to be your everyday notebook as there are some better performing 2-in-1s present in the mid-range utility laptop category.