asusvivobook15m513featured The VivoBook brand has always been about the younger generation. An undoubtable advocate for that are the colorful design options they offer, across their entire gamut of devices.

And today, we have the VivoBook 15 M513, which comes in a whopping 6 different color options. Additionally, the laptop now comes with the AMD Ryzen 4000U processors, which stand pretty high in the most powerful CPU charts out there, especially, considering the 15W ones.

Nevertheless, this laptop is not only a way to express yourself. In fact, it looks so versatile, that it can easily be your daily driver, office machine, and even entertainment provider at the end of the day. Without a hassle.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://freesmart.biz/series/asus-vivobook-15-f513-x513-k513-s513/

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ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
  • 512GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
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ASUS VivoBook 15 F513
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
  • 512GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
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Specs Sheet

ASUS VivoBook 15 F513 (X513 / K513 / S513 / M513) – Specs

CPU
Intel Core i7-1165G7 61 AMD Ryzen 7 5700U 27 AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 41 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 37 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 51
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce MX350 76 AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W) 121 AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 15W) 150 AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W) 167
HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot
RAM
up to 40GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Battery
42Wh, 3-cell
Dimensions
359.8 x 235.3 x 18.6 mm (14.17″ x 9.26″ x 0.73″)
Weight
1.80 kg (4 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • Card reader MicroSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive optional

All ASUS VivoBook 15 F513 (X513 / K513 / S513 / M513) configurations

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ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
  • 0512GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
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ASUS VivoBook 15 F513
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
  • 0512GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
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ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
  • 0512GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
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What’s in the box?

Inside the package, you will the laptop, protected by an anti-static cloth, some paper manuals, beneath it, and a tiny 45W power brick.

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Design and construction

This notebook’s design is pretty similar to the previous VivoBooks we’ve tested. It combines a metal lid with a plastic body, which feels surprisingly rigid, when you twist it, apart from some tiny pops coming from the chassis. In terms of measurements, we are talking about weight of 1.80 kg and a profile of 18.6mm.

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Unfortunately, the lid cannot be opened with a single hand. Nevertheless, the bezels around the matte display are decently-sized, and there is a camera above the panel, just to be useful in the world we live in.

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Next, there is the base that suffers from some deck flex. The keyboard, itself, is decent with an optional backlight, 1.4mm key travel (which is a bit average), and clicky feedback. In conjunction with the tradition, ASUS has a painted rim around the Enter key, to make it more distinguishable we presume. It also features a NumberPad segment, while the Power On/Off switch is located on the top right corner. Additionally, it has an indicator that shows whether the laptop is turned On or Off.

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The touchpad, on the other hand, has a smooth surface, while the tracking is fairly decent.

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Moving to the bottom panel, we find the speaker cutouts, as well as the ventilation grill. Hot air, respectively, is blown towards the bottom of the display, from in between the base and the lid.

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Ports

So, about the I/O… In 2021 we see two archaic USB Type-A 2.0 ports on the left side of the notebook. In our view, this is unacceptable, even though it might be a somewhat minor cost-cutting measure. Nevertheless, on the right, there is the power plug, an HDMI 1.4 connector, a USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) port, a USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 1), an audio jack, and a MicroSD card reader, rounding for a pretty good port selection.

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Disassembly, upgrade options and maintenance

Getting inside of this notebook is as easy as undoing 10 Phillips-head screws, and then prying the bottom panel with a plastic tool.

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Once inside, you will notice that the laptop is powered by a 42Wh battery pack. Interestingly, there is a metal retention bracket that not only holds the battery in place but also acts as a support to the structure of the chassis. Additionally, you will need to remove it to install a 2.5-inch SATA drive.

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There are configurations of the laptop coming with either 4 or 8GB of soldered memory. On top of that, you can upgrade it via the single RAM SODIMM slot, which fits sticks as large as 32GB. As for the storage, there is the aforementioned 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, as well as an M.2 NVMe slot.

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Cooling-wise, there is one very thin heat pipe, that is responsible for taking those temperatures down. Also, the fan profile looks rather thin. On the bright side, the heat sink is quite large, which may benefit the thermal efficiency of the setup.

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Display quality

ASUS VivoBook 15 M513 is equipped with a Full HD IPS panel, model number Innolux N156HCA-EAB (CMN15E7). Its diagonal is 15.6″ (39.62 cm), and the resolution 1920 х 1080 pixels. The screen ratio is 16:9, and we are looking at a pixel density of – 142 ppi, and a pitch of 0.18 х 0.18 mm. The screen turns into Retina when viewed at a distance equal to or greater than 60cm (24″) (from this distance one’s eye stops differentiating the separate pixels, and it is normal for looking at a laptop).

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It has comfortable viewing angles. We offer images at 45° to evaluate image quality.

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The measured maximum brightness of 336 nits in the middle of the screen and 309 nits as an average for the whole area, with a maximum deviation of 13%. The Correlated Color Temperature on a white screen is 6280K – warmer than the optimal for the sRGB standard of 6500K.
In the illustration below you can see how the display performs from a uniformity perspective. In other words, the leakage of light from the light source.

Values of dE2000 over 4.0 should not occur, and this parameter is one of the first you should check if you intend to use the laptop for color-sensitive work. The contrast ratio is good – 1360:1.

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To make sure we are on the same page, we would like to give you a little introduction to the sRGB color gamut and the Adobe RGB. To start, there’s the CIE 1976 Uniform Chromaticity Diagram that represents the visible specter of colors by the human eye, giving you a better perception of the color gamut coverage and the color accuracy.

Inside the black triangle, you will see the standard color gamut (sRGB) that is being used by millions of people on HDTV and on the web. As for the Adobe RGB, this is used in professional cameras, monitors, etc for printing. Basically, colors inside the black triangle are used by everyone and this is the essential part of the color quality and color accuracy of a mainstream notebook.

Still, we’ve included other color spaces like the famous DCI-P3 standard used by movie studios, as well as the digital UHD Rec.2020 standard. Rec.2020, however, is still a thing of the future and it’s difficult for today’s displays to cover that well. We’ve also included the so-called Michael Pointer gamut, or Pointer’s gamut, which represents the colors that naturally occur around us every day.

The yellow dotted line shows ASUS VivoBook 15 M513’s color gamut coverage.

Its display covers only 53% of the sRGB/ITU-R BT.709 (web/HDTV standard) in CIE1976.

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Our “Design and Gaming” profile delivers optimal color temperature (6500K) at 140 cd/m2 luminance and sRGB gamma mode.

We tested the accuracy of the display with 24 commonly used colors like light and dark human skin, blue sky, green grass, orange, etc. You can check out the results at factory condition and also, with the “Design and Gaming” profile.

Below you can compare the scores of ASUS VivoBook 15 M513 with the default settings (left), and with the “Gaming and Web design” profile (right).

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The next figure shows how well the display is able to reproduce really dark parts of an image, which is essential when watching movies or playing games in low ambient light.

The left side of the image represents the display with stock settings, while the right one is with the “Gaming and Web Design” profile activated. On the horizontal axis, you will find the grayscale, and on the vertical axis – the luminance of the display. On the two graphs below you can easily check for yourself how your display handles the darkest nuances but keep in mind that this also depends on the settings of your current display, the calibration, the viewing angle, and the surrounding light conditions.

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Response time (Gaming capabilities)

We test the reaction time of the pixels with the usual “black-to-white” and “white-to-black” method from 10% to 90% and vice versa.

We recorded Fall Time + Rise Time = 23 ms.

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After that, we test the reaction time of the pixels with the usual “Gray-to-Gray” method from 50% White to 80% White and vice versa between 10% and 90% of the amplitude.

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PWM (Screen flickering)

Pulse-width modulation (PWM) is an easy way to control monitor brightness. When you lower the brightness, the light intensity of the backlight is not lowered, but instead turned off and on by the electronics with a frequency indistinguishable to the human eye. In these light impulses, the light/no-light time ratio varies, while brightness remains unchanged, which is harmful to your eyes. You can read more about that in our dedicated article on PWM.

ASUS VivoBook 15 M513’s backlight doesn’t flicker at any brightness level. This makes it comfortable for long work periods, without introducing any additional eyestrain in this aspect.

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Blue light emissions

Installing our Health-Guard profile not only eliminates PWM but also reduces the harmful Blue Light emissions while keeping the colors of the screen perceptually accurate. If you’re not familiar with Blue light, the TL;DR version is – light emissions that negatively affect your eyes, skin, and your whole body. You can find more information about that in our dedicated article on Blue Light.

Conclusion

ASUS VivoBook 15 M513’s IPS panel has a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, good contrast ratio, and a non-flickering backlight (doesn’t utilize PWM). Unfortunately, it covers only half of the colors of the sRGB gamut, and this is one of its few disadvantages.

Buy our profiles

Since our profiles are tailored for each individual display model, this article and its respective profile package are meant for ASUS VivoBook 15 M513 configurations with 15.6″ FHD IPS Innolux N156HCA-EAB.

*Should you have problems with downloading the purchased file, try using a different browser to open the link you’ll receive via e-mail. If the download target is a .php file instead of an archive, change the file extension to .zip or contact us at [email protected]

Read more about the profiles HERE.

Sound

ASUS VivoBook 15 M513’s Harman Kardon speakers produce a sound of very good quality. Its low, mid, and high tones are clear of deviations.

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Drivers

All of the drivers and utilities for this notebook can be downloaded from here: https://www.asus.com/Laptops/For-Home/VivoBook/VivoBook-15-M513/HelpDesk_knowledge/?model2Name=VivoBook-15-M513

Battery

Now, we conduct the battery tests with Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with. Despite the rather small 42Wh battery pack, we got a quite respectable Web browsing score of 13 hours and 45 minutes. When you look at the HD video playback, however, things get more in check with the hardware with a battery life of 7 hours and a half.

In order to simulate real-life conditions, we used our own script for automatic web browsing through over 70 websites.
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ASUS VivoBook 15 M513
42Wh, 3-cell
price
825 min.

battery
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ASUS VivoBook 15 X512
37Wh, 2-cell
481 min.-41.7%
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HP 250 G8
41Wh, 3-cell
419 min.-49.2%
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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
418 min.-49.3%
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Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G)
558 min.-32.4%
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Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15)
70Wh
329 min.-60.1%
For every test like this, we use the same video in HD.
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ASUS VivoBook 15 M513
42Wh, 3-cell
price
450 min.

battery
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ASUS VivoBook 15 X512
37Wh, 2-cell
410 min.-8.9%
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HP 250 G8
41Wh, 3-cell
375 min.-16.7%
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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
348 min.-22.7%
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Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G)
476 min.+5.8%
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Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15)
70Wh
345 min.-23.3%
We use F1 2017’s built-in benchmark on loop in order to simulate real-life gaming.
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ASUS VivoBook 15 M513
42Wh, 3-cell
price
battery
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ASUS VivoBook 15 X512
37Wh, 2-cell
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HP 250 G8
41Wh, 3-cell
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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
78 min.
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Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G)
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Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15)
70Wh

CPU options

As of now, this laptop can be purchased with two AMD processors – the Ryzen 5 4500U, and the Ryzen 7 4700U. Essentially, the same series also comes with Intel CPUs, as well as the new Ryzen 5000U ones from AMD.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 M513
price
2760.00

performance
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 X512
1560.00-43.5%
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Intel Core i5-1035G1
HP 250 G8
1261.00-54.3%
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Intel Core i5-1035G4
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
1383.00-49.9%
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Intel Core i5-1135G7
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G)
1827.00-33.8%
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Intel Core i5-1035G1
Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15)
1448.00-47.5%
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 M513
price
performance
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 X512
0.00
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Intel Core i5-1035G1
HP 250 G8
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Intel Core i5-1035G4
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
0.00
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Intel Core i5-1135G7
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G)
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Intel Core i5-1035G1
Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15)
0.00
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 M513
price
8.62

performance
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 X512
13.89+61.1%
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Intel Core i5-1035G1
HP 250 G8
10.43+21%
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Intel Core i5-1035G4
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
8.22-4.6%
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Intel Core i5-1135G7
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G)
7.30-15.3%
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Intel Core i5-1035G1
Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15)
8.73+1.3%

ASUS VivoBook 15 F513 (X513 / K513 / S513 / M513) CPU variants

Here you can see an approximate comparison between the CPUs that can be found in the ASUS VivoBook 15 F513 (X513 / K513 / S513 / M513) models on the market. This way you can decide for yourself which ASUS VivoBook 15 F513 (X513 / K513 / S513 / M513) model is the best bang for your buck.

Note: The chart shows the cheapest different CPU configurations so you should check what the other specifications of these laptops are by clicking on the laptop’s name / CPU.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$614.99

price
2791

performance
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AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
ASUS VivoBook 15 F513
$685.49+11%
2287-18.1%
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AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$719.99+17%
3515+25.9%
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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 F513
$799.00+30%
2759-1.1%
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Intel Core i7-1165G7
ASUS VivoBook 15 K513
$987.00+60%
2092-25%
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$614.99

price
performance
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AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
ASUS VivoBook 15 F513
$685.49+11%
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AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$719.99+17%
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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 F513
$799.00+30%
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Intel Core i7-1165G7
ASUS VivoBook 15 K513
$987.00+60%
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
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AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$614.99

price
7.83

performance
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AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
ASUS VivoBook 15 F513
$685.49+11%
8.16+4.2%
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AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$719.99+17%
7.68-1.9%
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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
ASUS VivoBook 15 F513
$799.00+30%
7.66-2.2%
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Intel Core i7-1165G7
ASUS VivoBook 15 K513
$987.00+60%
7.19-8.2%

GPU options

Graphics-wise, you get the integrated Radeon RX Vega 6 and Vega 7 solutions, but depending on the configuration you can get the GeForce MX350 as well.

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 M513
price
1891.00

performance
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
ASUS VivoBook 15 X512
2656.00+40.5%
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Intel UHD Graphics G1
HP 250 G8
1210.00-36%
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Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
1899.00+0.4%
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W)
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G)
4382.00+131.7%
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W)
Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15)
4425.00+134%
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 M513
price
performance
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
ASUS VivoBook 15 X512
611.00
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Intel UHD Graphics G1
HP 250 G8
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Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
488.00
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W)
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G)
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W)
Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15)
1285.00
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 M513
price
313.00

performance
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
ASUS VivoBook 15 X512
403.00+28.8%
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Intel UHD Graphics G1
HP 250 G8
226.00-27.8%
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Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
353.00+12.8%
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W)
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G)
913.00+191.7%
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W)
Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15)
925.00+195.5%
Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 M513
price
401.00

performance
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
ASUS VivoBook 15 X512
495.00+23.4%
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Intel UHD Graphics G1
HP 250 G8
225.00-43.9%
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Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15
388.00-3.2%
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W)
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G)
516.00+28.7%
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W)
Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15)
634.00+58.1%

ASUS VivoBook 15 F513 (X513 / K513 / S513 / M513) GPU variants

Here you can see an approximate comparison between the GPUs that can be found in the ASUS VivoBook 15 F513 (X513 / K513 / S513 / M513) models on the market. This way you can decide for yourself which ASUS VivoBook 15 F513 (X513 / K513 / S513 / M513) model is the best bang for your buck.

Note: The chart shows the cheapest different GPU configurations so you should check what the other specifications of these laptops are by clicking on the laptop’s name / GPU.

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$614.99

price
1323

performance
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$719.99+17%
1891+42.9%
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$911.59+48%
2557+93.3%
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350
ASUS VivoBook 15 K513
$987.00+60%
2547+92.5%
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$614.99

price
465

performance
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$719.99+17%
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$911.59+48%
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350
ASUS VivoBook 15 K513
$987.00+60%
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$614.99

price
278

performance
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$719.99+17%
384+38.1%
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$911.59+48%
306+10.1%
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350
ASUS VivoBook 15 K513
$987.00+60%
569+104.7%
Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$614.99

price
288

performance
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000,5000 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$719.99+17%
358+24.3%
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W)
ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
$911.59+48%
350+21.5%
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350
ASUS VivoBook 15 K513
$987.00+60%
380+31.9%

Gaming tests

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cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GO HD 1080p, Low (Check settings) HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings) HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
Average FPS 57 fps 40 fps 25 fps

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DOTA 2 HD 1080p, Low (Check settings) HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings) HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
Average FPS 70 fps 39 fps 23 fps

Temperatures and comfort

Max CPU load

In this test we use 100% on the CPU cores, monitoring their frequencies and chip temperature. The first column shows a computer’s reaction to a short load (2-10 seconds), the second column simulates a serious task (between 15 and 30 seconds), and the third column is a good indicator of how good the laptop is for long loads such as video rendering.

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Average core frequency (base frequency + X); CPU temp.

AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (15W TDP) 0:02 – 0:10 sec 0:15 – 0:30 sec 10:00 – 15:00 min
ASUS VivoBook 15 M513 3.01 GHz (B+51%) @ 72°C 2.74 GHz (B+37%) @ 81°C 2.22 GHz (B+11%) @ 66°C
ASUS VivoBook 14 M413 2.89 GHz (B+45%) @ 71°C 2.68 GHz (B+34%) @ 77°C 2.70 GHz (B+35%) @ 81°C
ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 TM420 2.90 GHz (B+45%) @ 65°C 2.78 GHz (B+39%) @ 69°C 2.47 GHz (B+24%) @ 65°C
Lenovo Yoga 6 (13) 2.64 GHz (B+32%) @ 69°C 2.72 GHz (B+36%) @ 85°C 1.55 GHz @ 65°C
ASUS ZenBook 14 UM433 2.79 GHz (B+40%) @ 64°C 2.64 GHz (B+32%) @ 70°C 2.07 GHz (B+4%) @ 58°C
HP Envy x360 13 (13-ay0000) 2.87 GHz (B+44%) @ 60°C 2.63 GHz (B+32%) @ 71°C 2.13 GHz (B+7%) @ 69°C

Interestingly, the VivoBook 15 M513 was showing a lower performance at the end of the test, compared to its smaller brother – the VivoBook 14 M413. At first, we thought that the 45W power adapter might be the culprit behind that, but then again, the smaller laptop uses basically the same charger, so the enigma remains unsolved.

Comfort during full load

The laptop is neither too loud, nor too warm on the outside, so comfortable work is ensured even during an extreme workload.

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Verdict

Ultimately, this laptop can be considered as a budget offering from one of the boldest brands on the market. Ultimately, the VivoBook 15 M513 doesn’t look like something special, but its main selling point will definitely grab the young target group. Yep, it comes in 6 different colors, which is nice, but is purely subjective, especially since some retailers won’t bother stacking on all color options.

Nonetheless, the device has some strong points as well, including the processor choice. We had the Ryzen 7 4700U, which offered decent performance, and pretty good efficiency. Interestingly, the integrated graphics didn’t really impress. However, the power efficiency resulted in a Web browsing screen on time of 13 hours and 45 minutes, which sounds great, considering the rather small 42Wh battery pack. On the other hand, it “only” lasts 7 hours and a half of video playback.

ASUS VivoBook 15 M513’s IPS panel (Innolux N156HCA-EAB (CMN15E7)) has a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, good contrast ratio, and a non-flickering backlight (doesn’t utilize PWM). Unfortunately, it covers only half of the colors of the sRGB gamut, and this is one of its few disadvantages.

Ultimately, this is one of the few notebooks left on the market that have a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay for storage expansion in addition to the M.2 slot for quick NVMe SSDs. Also, you get either 4 or 8GB of soldered DDR4 memory, further expandable by a single SODIMM slot.

There is one thing that could have been great – the I/O. It sports a total of four USB ports, one of which is a Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 1). There also is a MicroSD card reader, and an HDMI connector. Unfortunately, two of the three USB Type-A ports only reach 2.0 speeds, which translated to English means that if one of the ports is a Camaro, the other two are the lowest tier Ford Fiesta.

Nevertheless, the laptop is still usable, and our configuration that had an M.2 SSD inside was blazingly quick in daily usage. Although the power curve is set in a way that you won’t be able to extract the maximum out of the processor in longer loads, you will have no problem with multimedia consumption, and office work.

Pros

  • Adequate pricing
  • Reasonably comfortable keyboard with optional backlight
  • Lack of PWM (Innolux N156HCA-EAB)
  • Expandable memory + M.2 NVMe and 2.5-inch SATA drive slots
  • Plethora of colors to choose from
  • Optional Wi-Fi 6 and fingerprint reader

Cons

  • Power limited in long extreme workloads
  • Covers only 52% of sRGB (Innolux N156HCA-EAB)
  • Two of its three USB Type-A ports are of 2.0 speeds

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://freesmart.biz/series/asus-vivobook-15-f513-x513-k513-s513/

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ASUS VivoBook 15 S513
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
  • 512GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
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ASUS VivoBook 15 F513
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W)
  • 512GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
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