Thin and light, the cheap laptop with sleek silver design Asus VivoBook 15 S1500EA-EJ2721W with 15-inch Full HD anti-glare display boasts USB-C connectivity and a fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness. This Windows 11 Ultrabook is suitable for everyday use and light gaming thanks to its 8GB of RAM and Intel Core i3 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics module.
Performance, battery life of the Asus VivoBook 15 S1500EA-EJ2721W
The Asus VivoBook 15 S1500EA-EJ2721W is a slim and light 15-inch High Definition laptop intended for everyday multipurpose use.
Built around a good amount of RAM (8GB), which is very useful for multitasking, and a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Core i3-1115G4 processor with Intel UHD G4 graphics, this versatile Ultrabook delivers good performance in everyday use, such as surfing the Internet and office work.
It also allows you to watch photos and videos but also to play light games even though it does not have a dedicated graphics card.
Keep in mind, however, that this Core i3 reveals its limits under demanding software in processor resources like the AMD Ryzen 3 and less powerful processors of course, which results in slowdowns.
The storage is entrusted to an SSD that rivals in capacity with the standard hard drives with its 512 GB. While being silent, less energy consuming, more robust and much faster.
In concrete terms, thanks to the SSD, we obtain start/stop and launch applications much faster than with a simple hard disk, or a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
More generally, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and reactivity in use than a hard disk.
Scalability is the order of the day when it comes to storage, as a 2.5-inch slot is available to add a second SSD or hard drive if needed.
There is also the possibility of using an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0/USB-C device to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, bet on about 5 hours of operation on battery in light use for this versatile Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the controlled weight and the thinness.
Asus VivoBook 15 S1500EA-EJ2721W Specifications
|15.6” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 200cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)
|Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)
|Installed RAM (max)
|8 GB (integrated) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 1 slot (free)
|Intel UHD G4 integrated into the processor
|512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot
|1 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4
|Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.1
|2 speakers (2 x 1.5W) Dolby Audio
|Windows 11 64 bit
|Announced autonomy / Battery
|5 hours / Li-Ion 2 cells 37Whr
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|1.8 Kg (with battery, 1.7 Kg without battery) / 360 x 235 x 19.9mm
Asus VivoBook 15 S1500EA-EJ2721W vs. the competition
The Asus VivoBook 15 S1500EA-EJ2721W is currently on sale at Boulanger and is positioned in the middle of its category where it is possible to find models equipped with a more powerful processor.
If this laptop doesn’t fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our guide to cheap laptops, where you will find other similar laptops that can be good alternatives to the Asus VivoBook 15 S1500EA-EJ2721W.
Asus VivoBook 15 S1500EA-EJ2721W chassis, connectivity, screen
With its thin and light Transparent Silver design, this versatile laptop has a clean and elegant look.
This Ultrabook is equipped with a good connectivity composed of 1 USB-C, wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.1 modules for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port but also 3 USB including 1 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug a USB 3.0 device.
As it is treated anti-reflection, the screen ensures a better readability in bright environments (eg: outdoor) than a glossy slab. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos because of its precise Full HD definition and its 16:9 format.