ASUS VivoBook X509
Stylish & Powerful
Proving to be the best-value-for-money offering by ASUS VivoBook.The Asus is one of the companies out there who has brought the huge evolution in the technology world,the X509 is arguably also the most stylish one within the price bracket. The Asus Vivobook is available in two color options – Transparent Silver and Slate Grey both line-ups look fancy and premium.I personally like the Slate Grey color variant as it looks quite simple but still pretty much catchy to eyes which makes it more interesting.
The outside beauty is well complimented with inner strength, as the laptop is packed with powerful mobile components that include high-performance 8th Generation Intel® Core™ U-series processors and the latest NVIDIA® MX230 discrete graphics. This Vivobook has 12 GB SDRAM and 1 TB HDD storage, the hard drive speed (in rpm) is 5400. The VivoBook X509 features a large 15.6-inch display and features the Nano-Edge display bezels that maximize their screen sizes while minimizing their body size. The Asus Vivobook X509 has dimension 36.0(W) x 23.5(D) x 2.29(H) cm and weigh around 1.9 Kg. Though it is a 15.6-inch laptop still doesn’t feel heavy as the weight balance done by Asus is perfect.
Fast & Secure with Fingerprint Sensor
Vivobook X509 comes with a fingerprint sensor and is equipped with PCIe SSD, which is much faster than the traditional SATA SSD. The biometric fingerprint scanner is on the top right corner of the trackpad which allows the user to securely access/unlock the windows just by a touch. This ensures the maximum security and accuracy,it has 360° fingerprint recognition scanner and scans even if the fingers are wet.
As a 15-inch mainstream laptop, VivoBook X509 features a standard 15.6-inch panel size which comes in a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. These displays are greatly enhanced with ASUS Tru2Life Video technology that analyses every pixel in every video frame to increase contrast, sharpness, and smooth playback.It also has Color gamut management which produces accurate and lifelike colors by regulating color through new panel technology and system software.
Asus Vivobook X509 automatically adjusts images to present more accurate colors and avoids images with color temperature extremes which improves the image quality.
With wide-spaced keys and 1.4mm of key travel, the keyboard input is exceptionally comfortable. In addition, its touchpad is larger than its average counterparts, and with glass coating, is extremely smooth to touch. It also supports Windows 10 precision touchpad technology and multi-finger gestures – up to 4 finger gestures like 3 finger tap to execute Cortana,3 fingers swipe down to show desktop,4 finger tap the pop-up notification and many more. Together, these features make VivoBook X509 an extremely comfortable laptop to work with. This laptop is a perfect match for an employee or student as it meets all the requirements. My experience with the keyboard and the touchpad has been good enough and there is nothing to complain about.
The reinforced chassis gives a metal support brace underneath the keyboard that lessens the likelihood of damage from twisting, enhanced the typing and touchpad experience, and protects the motherboard.
Easy Connectivity & Extensive Ports
The VivoBook X509 offers the widest variety of ports and connectors to ensure compatibility with old and new devices. Connect to projectors or TV with full-size HDMI ports or make use of the USB 3.1 Type-C port for other new devices. The laptop comes with dual-band wifi and relies on Bluetooth 4.2.
Ports location – On the left side, you can find the power plug, a USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen. 1) port, ventilation grill to keep the laptop cool, an HDMI port and another USB port, this time Type-A 3.1 (Gen. 1), while on the right side, there are two USB Type-A 2.0 ports, a MicroSD card reader and a combo audio jack.
The Asus Vivobook X509 comes with a 32Whrs 2-Cell battery and supports fast charging up to 69% in 49 minutes as claimed by the company.In my experience with X509 the battery life was average and works around 5 hr with a single charge.The laptop takes around 110 minutes to charge fully.This is the general pain-point for the user as the laptop in these price segment are not known for their power efficiency.
ASUS VivoBook 15 X509 is priced from INR 30,990 and available on Amazon & offline channel
Some Pros & Cons :
Let’s talk about some pros first –
- Sleek design
- Surprisingly good battery life, given the small battery capacity
- Great typing experience
- Offers decent upgradability
Now talking about cons –
- Inefficient cooling solution
- All-plastic build
- Limited IPS options
Nevertheless, the X509 sits comfortably on a good position in the market for entry-level laptops. Under this price segment, the Asus Vivobook X509 offers us enough specs and is a good competitor among all laptop.