Asus Vivobook 15 OLED K513EA Review - Laptop with the Cheapest OLED Screen

Asus Vivobook 15 OLED K513EA Review - Laptop with the Cheapest OLED Screen

We were rather shocked when we arrived at a laptop with an OLED screen from Asus. Nothing, OLED laptops usually come with a price of tens of millions.

Asus Vivobook 15 OLED K513EA Review - Laptop with the Cheapest OLED Screen

It is rarely found laptops with an OLED screen are priced at a price of dozens of millions. However, at our table, there was a laptop called Asus VivoBook 15 OLED K513 which turned out to be priced at $ 710.28.

This is interesting. Rarely have OLED laptops at affordable prices. It appears that the presence of the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513 can trigger the presence of other OLED laptops at a more affordable price.

Asus is ASUS VivoBook 15 K513 to the market. The specifications offered are similar. Both using the 11th generation Intel Core. Cuman this is arguably the refresh version of the previous version. But it's not just a regular refresh because it's a good refresh thanks to the OLED panel it has.

Asus VivoBook 15 OLED K513 itself has many variants and SKUs. The unit we tested was the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513A with the i3-1115G4 Tiger-Lake-U processor based on 10 Nm fabrication and had a 3 GHz speed. This variant is called the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513EA.

So what is the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513A? Is it true that OLED has to offer this interesting laptop? Just look at the review or review of the Asus VivoBook 15 OLED K513EA below.

Body design and keyboard

Asus VivoBook has a lot of laptop variants with the usual design to special. Asus VivoBook 15 OLED K513EA is included which has a special design. The design tends to be premium. This body design is a combination of aluminum alloy and plastic.

The combination of the design produces a laptop that feels good to hold. Although unfortunately on the surface of this laptop it is easy to get a fingerprint. But the premium impression is not lost. At least in our opinion. Moreover, the Asus VivoBook logo on this laptop so makes this laptop have more value.

The weight is also light, only 1.7 kg. Light for a laptop with 15-inch screen size. When we grasp this laptop, this laptop feels light and makes us free to bring it everywhere.

When compared to the Zenbook series, this laptop is narrow. However, this is quite reasonable considering the price class. For its thickness is 1.79 cm. While the ASUS ZENBOOK series usually has a range of 1.39 cm. The length of his laptop is 35.9 cm and has a width of 23.5 cm. Examples are As Asus Zenbook 13 (UX325).

Given this 15-inch laptop screen, we just admit that the dimensions offered are interested. Therefore, we do not hesitate to call the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513A to do not feel heavy when entering the bag.

Oh well, talk about the bag, in this laptop sales box, there is no special bag. In the sales box, there are only laptops, chargers, manuals, and additional slot equipment if the HDD / SSD is 2.5 inches.

While the charger matter, this laptop offers a DC-In port, not USB Type-C Power Delivery. The position of the DC-in hole is on the right side of the laptop together with the HDMI port, one USB port 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, Audio Jack, and MicroSD Card Reader.

While for the other side, aka the side next to it, there are two USB 2.0 Type-a ports. These two ports can be used for an external mouse or other needs.

There is no power button on the side. The power button is actually on the keyboard section. Its position is the top, but it's not adjacent to the "Del" button. The thing is, this laptop offers a full keyboard layout. That means, there are numbers buttons on the side that are commonly used for those who often count.

Talk about the keyboard, we feel this laptop keyboard is delicious to use. Suitable for those who need a laptop for work and need numbers. Regarding typing experience, this laptop keyboard provides a fun typing experience and does not make aches.

In addition, the presence of a white backlight on this keyboard also makes a comfortable typing in lack of light. Backlight brightness on this keyboard itself can be set with the F7 key.

TouchPad questions, we don't have any comments because it's rarely used. We prefer to use the mouse. Only occasionally we tried and we felt, the touchpad on this laptop had a spacious that felt less. There are still spaces for the touchpad to be longer. But again, we are just fine-fine about this touchpad.

In the TouchPad section, there is a small box in the upper corner right. At first, we had thought that the unit we tested this would have a fingerprint and the box was the location.

However, the box only functions as a right-click. Not as a fingerprint and as a button to turn on numbers on the TouchPad commonly found on the Asus laptop.

We are quite satisfied with the design of this laptop. Not many gimmicks but they still impressed premium for the price class. You could say, bring this laptop will not be too shy. Quite okay to be used as a mainstay for work or brought to campus or school.

As the name implies, and already mentioned at the beginning, the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513E offers an OLED screen. Number 5 in the name code shows that this laptop has a 15.6-inch screen. The screen itself is the full HD screen 1920 x 1080 pixels with a screen ratio to the body of 85 percent.

The screen itself doesn't feel wide thanks to Nanoedge Display technology. This technology makes the laptop screen have a thin bezel so that the body dimension can be more slender like a 14-inch laptop. Most of the top and bottom is thick.

If the top is reasonable because there is a webcam that can be used for online video conferencing for work needs or online learning. The video quality itself is quite okay during the condition of the room and light enough. If it's a bit dark, the webcam will produce a rather blurry video display and lots of noise.

Back to the matter of the screen, we have repeatedly mentioned that this laptop offers an OLED screen. However, we have to remind you that the OLED screen on this laptop is certainly different from the OLED screen on a premium class laptop.

The OLED screen on this laptop is a special screen made by Asus. Therefore, the screen is called the Asus OLED screen. This Asus OLED screen technology presents various features and capabilities that make the screen have an advantage compared to the IPS panel in general.

The first advantage is the quality of the color of the laptop that is okay. Simply put, the ASUS OLED screen has a richer and more clear color compared to the standard screen panel. This can be achieved because this laptop offers screen technology with DCI-P3 and 400 NITS brightness levels.

The second advantage is a comfortable screen panel for the eyes. Thanks to TUV Rheinland certification, this laptop screen can reduce blue light so that it makes the eyes healthier. Therefore, the Asus OLED screen is friendly to the eyes of children thanks to reducing blue light that can interfere with the child's development and growth.

Asus Vivobook 15 OLED K513EA Review - Body design and keyboard

The third advantage, the ASUS OLED screen can display clear images even though it is at a low-screen brightness level. ASUS claims this laptop screen has a more detailed color display, though once again even though it is set with a low brightness level.

The fourth advantage, the Asus OLED screen can present the detailed black color and have a very extreme contrast ability. Another advantage is that Asus OLED can present a super-fast time response, claimed 50 times faster than the LCD panel. For this fifth superiority, it was only felt while playing GIM.

About Asus OLED, we feel Asus wants to try the panel approaching OLED. The goal is that the laptop screen can make the user's convenience. We also feel the screen displayed on this laptop is indeed attractive and provides comfort to the eye.

The color display of this laptop is real life. It's just that there are important notes that the reader needs to know. Although this laptop screen offers an OLED screen and has a 100% DCI-P3, not necessarily this laptop is suitable for professional design.

The reason is, the unit we test is a unit whose screen is not validated Pantone certified. The good news, ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513E has a screen variant that supports Validated Pantone. The laptop with a validated Pantone itself is a laptop that is a Pantone company certified whose purpose is specifically for design because it can present the original color.

However, once again, it does not mean this laptop should not be used to design. Designing or editing on this laptop can still be, just a standard scribbling still can. Different stories of course, for designers who are very sensitive to color accuracy, may not be too suitable for this laptop.

ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513E itself presents a screen panel that does not support touch technology. In addition, the screen cannot be played aka this laptop is clamshell. The screen also can't be too bending aka the sloping angle is not too far away.

With these various things, we can say that the Asus OLED screen is interesting and spoils the eye. It is not as perfect as an expensive class of OLED laptop panels. But the ASUS OLED screen is better than the IPS level. Especially if you look at the price class.

CPU Performance

The Asus VivoBook 15 OLED K513e which we test is a variant that uses i3-1115g4 tiger-lake-u based on 10nm fabrication and has a speed of 3 GHz. This processor has 2 cores and 4 threads with a maximum TDP of 28 watts.

The processor is a processor that is already convenient if used for productivity needs, such as office work. For example, typing, doing assignments, video editing work, and light design. If you look at the results of the Geekbench benchmark 5, the score obtained is 8,076. Great score.

While for testing Cinebench R15, this laptop score is in the range of 490 CB to 506 CB. Depending on the model used. Oh well, about the mode that refers to the performance option from ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513E.

For information, the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513E has three modes, performance, standards, and whisper. These three modes can be arranged and modified using a key combination or in a special application from Asus.

Performance mode makes the laptop work hard to produce its best performance. The effect of the fan will be noisier. While the Whisper mode makes the fan doesn't work too hard aka the ability to be lowered. Standard mode is the mode between the two modes mentioned.

The benchmark results we did on this laptop existed in Performance mode. This is done to see how stable the laptop is brought to real performance. Another example of a benchmark is the result of PCMark10 which shows a number at 3,829. Figures are quite high.

In the end, the benchmark is not everything. The experience of using laptops is better offering actual performance. The experience of us using this laptop, the performance offered is relatively good for various Kanntora tasks. The 11th generation Intel Core i3 processor appears to have an important role in its performance.

It's just that, some things are the obstacle to us, namely RAM. The default RAM of the laptop that we tested only offers 4 GB. Still comfortable for lightweight work activity activities. But if it has been brought heavier, like opening a lot of tabs in the browser, it feels like the RAM is offered less. Sometimes, the opened tab page needs to reload.

For this reason, if you choose this laptop, we suggest directly upgrade RAM, at least to 8 GB. The goal is that this laptop's performance can be firmer. Take it easy, Asus VivoBook 15 OLED K513E has an additional slot to add RAM.

Graphic performance

As an affordable laptop, it feels reasonable if the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513E does not add additional graphics cards. This laptop graphics performance only relies on the UHD Graphics Intel who has 48 unit executions. Because of that, we didn't expect much to use this laptop to play games.

But it's not a fool it feels that this laptop isn't our test playing games. With 4GB of RAM support, we chose to play Garn Strike Global Offensive or CSGO gim. We play this game at 720p and feel comfortable aka Playable. However, for 1080p resolution, GIM feels less comfortable. Safer indeed playing CSGO games at 720p if you use this laptop.

At first, we will also test Genshin Impact. Unfortunately, looking for the performance of CSGO, we understood the game, especially Genshin Impact Need 8GB RAM. Certainly not beautiful playing the game.

Based on this, we think if the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513E which we test is less suitable for playing games. It might be a different story if you use another variant that the processor is firmer and has an additional graphics card.

Harddisk Performance

Asus VivoBook 15 OLED K513E that we test, comes with a 256 GB SSD. The SSD type used is SSD NVMe PCIe which can certainly produce fast performance. Based on our testing using CrystalDiskMark 8, SSD in ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513E This gets a reading speed of 1,777 MB / s and the speed of writing 374 MB / s.

We were rather shocked by the write result or wrote it quite far from reading it. Usually, the range is half. Therefore, we tested again using CrystalDiskMark version 7. As a result, the reading speed is 1,781 Mb / s and the speed of writing is around 960 MB / s.


Not many other features are offered by this laptop, which we think can be truly special. However, there are two things we should talk about, the first is the matter of AI Noise-Canceling Mic technology.

This technology, makes the laptop have the ability to improve the performance of the headset microphone by minimizing noise in the background to present online crystal clear voice communication.

This technology makes the ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED K513E laptop more optimal used for online video conferencing. No need to worry that there is noisy sound anymore that can disturb the comfort of communicating to work and learn remotely.

The second feature we need to lift is sound quality. Believe me, we are amazed by the audio quality of this laptop. The sound produced feels out of a classy speaker.

This is of course thanks to the Harman / Kardon certification owned by this laptop. His voice was very tasty and clear so enjoying multimedia content using this laptop was fun.


Asus VivoBook 15 OLED K513E is equipped with a Lithium-Ion 42WH 3-Cells battery. This battery can be said to have long durability during the use of standard typing. It's just used to watch videos while connecting to the internet, for some reason it feels wasteful. Watching a video of 20 minutes 720p only reduced a range of 9 percent.

Fortunately, the thing we like about this laptop is a fast filling time. From the power of 15% to 75%, it only takes about an hour aka 60 minutes. Whereas full additional time is almost an hour.

Asus Vivobook 15 OLED K513EA Review - Specifications

Specifications of Asus VivoBook 15 OLED K513EA

  • Type: Laptop
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-1115G4 ( 3.0 GHz; 6M Cache; up to 4.10 GHz)
  • OS: Windows 10 Home + Office Home Students 2019
  • Graphics: 15.6-inch, FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, IPS-level Panel, Anti-glare display
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4 onboard
  • Storage: 512GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD, HDD housing for storage expansion
  • Camera: 720p HD camera
  • Audio: Audio by ICEpower®, Built-in speaker, Built-in microphone, Harman/Kardon (Mainstream), with Cortana support
  • Battery: 42WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion
  • Screen: 35.90 x 23.50 x 1.79 ~ 1.79 cm (14.13" x 9.25" x 0.70" ~ 0.70")
  • Weight: 1.80 kg
  • Hinge: -
  • Color: Indie Black, Transparent Silver, Hearty Gold
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax)+Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2
  • Ports: 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A,1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 2x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x Headphone out, Micro SD card reader, Micro SD 4.0 card reader
  • Price: $ 639.18 (Price depends on the place of purchase)


Asus VivoBook 15 OLED K513E is present as a laptop that can meet the needs of affordable laptops with stunning screens. The presence of this laptop can be an answer for those who need a laptop for work while enjoying multimedia content.

The main selling value of this laptop is the Asus OLED screen that can bring new standards of laptops affordable. Why not, at a price below $ 710.28, we can get a laptop with an OLED screen.

We argue that ok 15 OLED K513E is very suitable for those who need a laptop with a large screen, spoil your eyes, light, and certainly good to carry work. Students and students are also very suitable for buying this laptop.