[Comparison] ASUS VivoBook 15 (F1500/X1500) vs VivoBook 15 F515 (X515 / S515 / M515 / D515) – what are the differences?
Budget notebooks are overlooked, while they shouldn’t be, as they make up a large percentage of the market. These devices also don’t need the latest CPUs and GPUs to sell well, which brings down the price even further.
The VivoBook brand from ASUS has always targeted students and people who are just diving into the laptop world and for that purpose, the VivoBook 15 is ideal. Today, however, we’re here to compare it to its predecessor, to see what are the differences.
Full Specs: ASUS VivoBook 15 (F1500/X1500) / VivoBook 15 F515 (X515 / S515 / M515 / D515)
The laptops have slightly different designs. While they have a generally similar appearance, with an aluminum chassis that surrounds the entire device, the new laptop has a VivoBook logo on the back of the lid, while the older notebook relies on the good old centered ASUS logo. Both laptops come with an Ergolift mechanism that gives the cooling some more access to air. The keyboard layout is the same, and even the fingerprint reader is placed in the same upper right corner of the touchpad. In terms of dimensions, both laptops have the same weight of 1.80 kg and a profile of 19.9 mm.
The laptops also share the same display selection, with two Full HD screens that come with either a TN or an IPS panel. If you’re a seasoned laptop veteran, you’ll know to skip the former, since they generally present worse colors, narrow viewing angles, and lower brightness. The older VivoBook also has a 768p IPS panel, which is missing on the 2022 model.
Hardware-wise, the VivoBook 15 F515 has one Comet Lake U-series CPU and two Tiger Lake U-series CPUs. Its successor brings a more powerful Tiger Lake U-series chip while giving you another option on the low end: the Pentium Gold 7505. In terms of graphics, the new notebook offers much more than the integrated offerings, bringing an MX 350 with a 25W TGP and 2GB of dedicated VRAM.
ASUS VivoBook 15 (F1500/X1500) series
- 360 x 235 x 19.9 mm (14.17" x 9.25" x 0.78")
- 1.80 kg (4 lbs)
- Starting at $315.94
ASUS VivoBook 15 F515 (X515 / S515 / M515 / D515, P1512) series
- Intel Pentium Silver N6000 #90 in Top CPUsIntel Pentium Silver N5030 #94 in Top CPUsIntel Core i7-1165G7 #81 in Top CPUsIntel Core i7-1065G7 #134 in Top CPUsIntel Core i5-1135G7 #80 in Top CPUsIntel Core i5-1035G7 #142 in Top CPUsIntel Core i5-1035G1 #102 in Top CPUsIntel Core i3-1115G4 #89 in Top CPUsIntel Core i3-10110U #166 in Top CPUsIntel Core i3-1005G1 #98 in Top CPUsIntel Celeron N4020 #99 in Top CPUsAMD Ryzen 7 5700U #49 in Top CPUsAMD Ryzen 7 3700U #133 in Top CPUsAMD Ryzen 5 5500U #64 in Top CPUsAMD Ryzen 5 3500U #146 in Top CPUsAMD Ryzen 3 3250U #93 in Top CPUsAMD Athlon Silver 3050U #144 in Top CPUsAMD Athlon Gold 3150U #186 in Top CPUs
- NVIDIA GeForce MX330 (2GB GDDR5, 25W) #12 in Top GPUsNVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5) #12 in Top GPUsIntel UHD Graphics Xe G4 (48EU)Intel UHD Graphics G1 #12 in Top GPUsIntel UHD Graphics 605 #12 in Top GPUsIntel UHD Graphics 600 #12 in Top GPUsIntel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU) #12 in Top GPUsIntel UHD Graphics #12 in Top GPUsIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) #12 in Top GPUsIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU) #12 in Top GPUsIntel Iris Xe Graphics G4 #12 in Top GPUsIntel Iris Plus Graphics G7 #12 in Top GPUsIntel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) #12 in Top GPUsAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W) #12 in Top GPUsAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R2000/3000, 15W) #12 in Top GPUsAMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000/5000, 15W) #12 in Top GPUsAMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W) #12 in Top GPUsAMD Radeon RX Vega 3 #12 in Top GPUsAMD Radeon RX Vega 10 #12 in Top GPUs
- 360.2 x 234.9 x 19.9 mm (14.18" x 9.25" x 0.78")
- 1.80 kg (4 lbs)
- Starting at $299.90
All ASUS VivoBook 15 (F1500/X1500) configurations:
All ASUS VivoBook 15 F515 (X515 / S515 / M515 / D515) configurations:
ASUS VivoBook 15
- Intel Core i3-1005G1
- Intel UHD Graphics G1
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
ASUS VivoBook 15
- Intel Core i3-1115G4
- Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 (48EU)
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB SSD
absolutely extraordinary that at no point does it state anywhere obvious which is the new version. how are we meant to know?