A thin and light cheap laptop with a sleek silver design, the Asus R515EA-EJ2117W benefits from a good amount of 16GB of RAM coupled with an Intel Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics module ensuring good performance in everyday use with the ability to handle modest games. Featuring a 15-inch Full HD anti-glare display, this Windows 11 Ultrabook benefits from a fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness as well as USB-C connectivity.
Performance, battery life of the Asus R515EA-EJ2117W
The Asus R515EA-EJ2117W is a thin and light 15-inch High Definition laptop for everyday multipurpose use.
The overall performance it provides is suitable for many users. This is because it relies on a good amount of above-average 16 GB RAM combined with a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor.
In addition, thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution (tested by us) integrated into the Core i5, you can watch photos and videos but also play modest games.
The storage is entrusted to an SSD that competes in capacity with the standard hard drives with its 512 GB. While being silent, less energy consuming, more robust and much faster.
As a result, the SSD guarantees a much better reactivity and fluidity in use than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, start/stop operations are much faster, as are the processing and launching of applications, and you can get to the online game maps faster.
Of course, if 512 GB is not enough, you can use an external storage unit. A USB 3.0/USB-C device is an interesting option for fast transfers.
You can also add a second SSD or a hard disk via the free 2.5-inch slot.
As for autonomy, expect about 5 hours on battery in light use for this versatile Ultrabook with an elegant silver design whose slimness and contained weight facilitate transport.
Features of the Asus R515EA-EJ2117W
|Screen(s)||15.6″ Full HD 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (20 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|connectors||1 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||No (1.4mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2W) SonicMaster ICEpower|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 37Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8 Kg / 360.2 x 234.9 x 19.9|
Asus R515EA-EJ2117W vs. the competition
The Asus R515EA-EJ2117W is currently on sale at GrosBill and Cybertek. It is one of the only laptops in its category to offer such a high amount of RAM.
If this laptop doesn’t fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our cheap laptop guide, where you will find other similar laptops that can be good alternatives to the Asus R515EA-EJ2117W.
Asus Vivobook R515EA-EJ1817W chassis, connectors, screen
It has a sober and elegant look with its thin and light silver design.
This versatile laptop has a good connectivity composed of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for wireless connections and remote communications, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, an audio port but also 3 USBs all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect a USB 3.0 device.
The screen is treated anti-reflection which makes it more readable than a glossy slab in bright environments (eg: outdoor). The screen also lends itself very well to the display of videos and more broadly of High Definition content by its 16:9 format and its precise definition Full HD.