Easy to carry around yet offering plenty of processor power, the Asus Vivobook 15 S1502VA-NJ188W is a versatile notebook that speeds up multimedia processing thanks to its 16GB of RAM and Intel Raptor Lake-H Core i5-13500H hybrid processor with Iris Xe graphics for modest gaming. Equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display and fast 512 GB SSD storage for enhanced responsiveness, this Windows 11 Ultrabook is also equipped with Wi-Fi 6E and USB-C connectivity, as well as a webcam shutter.
Asus Vivobook 15 S1502VA-NJ188W performance, battery life
The Asus Vivobook 15 S1502VA-NJ188W is a versatile, easy-to-transport notebook with high processor performance.
It’s built around a hybrid Core i5-13500H Intel Raptor Lake-H processor and 16GB of RAM.
Solid overall performance is delivered by this notebook, which is well-suited to multi-core and RAM-intensive multimedia work, such as photo editing or video editing – the difference being particularly noticeable compared to a classic Quad Core and 8GB DDR4/5.
Demanding gamers, on the other hand, will have to pass, as this Ultrabook lacks a dedicated graphics card.
Nevertheless, thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution housed in the Core i5, you can watch photos and videos, as well as play modest games.
Storage is provided by a 512GB SSD, a capacity equivalent to that of standard hard disks.
Compared to hard disks, however, SSDs offer a number of advantages, including greater robustness, lower power consumption, quieter operation and greater velocity.
In practice, this means SSDs are much smoother and more responsive than a simple hard disk. Thanks to SSDs, you’ll benefit from faster start/stop, processing and software launch times, as well as faster map arrival for online games.
Of course, if 512 GB isn’t enough, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0/USB-C device for fast transfers.
As for autonomy, while awaiting more concrete tests, expect around 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this versatile Ultrabook, which is easy to carry around thanks to its slimness and lightness. Expect some heating and noise under heavy use (e.g. processing) from this model, which may suit those looking for a processor-intensive student laptop that doesn’t need long battery life.
If required, it can be fitted with a ventilated stand to limit temperatures (remember to check dimensions!).
Asus Vivobook 15 S1502VA-NJ188W specifications
|Screen(s)||15.6″ Full HD LED (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-13500H Raptor Lake-H (12 cores: 4P 2.5 GHz / 8E 1.8 GHz, 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR5 5200 MHz (64 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3|
|Backlit Keyboard||No a priori, stroke 1.4 mm|
|Audio system||2 Sonic Master speakers|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 42Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.7 Kg / 359.7 x 232.5 x 19.9|
Asus Vivobook 15 S1502VA-NJ188W versus the competition
The Asus Vivobook 15 S1502VA-NJ188W is now available from Asus France, and is positioned as one of the lightest and only models in its class to offer such a recent, high-performance processor.
If this HP Victus 16-r0024nf doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other gaming notebook configurations on a similar budget in our gamer notebook guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, as this will have the greatest impact on performance.
Asus Vivobook 15 S1502VA-NJ188W chassis, connectors and display
Openable to 180°, completely flat, and equipped with a webcam shutter to preserve privacy when not in use, this versatile notebook with its slim, light silver Cool design boasts an elegant, discreet look.
Cooling is provided by an IceBlades fan (87 blades) combined with 2 heatpipes and air grilles.
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This notebook is well connected, with USB-C, Wi-Fi 6E ax and Bluetooth 5.3 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, for example, an audio port and 3 USBs, including 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible), guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
A priori, the chiclet keyboard cannot be backlit to better distinguish its keys in the dark, but this remains to be verified.
The screen is ideally suited to displaying videos and, more generally, high-definition content. Its specifications are 16:9 and Full HD. Its anti-reflective coating makes it more legible than a glossy slab in bright environments (e.g. outdoors). It’s a pity it doesn’t use IPS technology, as this would have provided wider viewing angles.