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[Microsoft Store] Asus Vivobook 15 on sale $449 - 15.6" FHD touchscreen Intel i3-1005G1 4GB 128GB SSD

I just came across Asus Vivobook 15 touchscreen laptop on sale for $449 @ Microsoft store. Save $250. Spec is at the low end. I believe there is an empty memory slot for memory upgrade.

Tech specs

Screen size15.6 in Full HD LED touchscreen (1920 x 1080), 10-finger multi-touch support
Refresh rate 60 Hz
Processor Intel Core i3-1005G1 1.20 GHz up to 3.40 GHz
Memory 4GB DDR4 2666 MHz
Hard drive size128GB SSD
Operating system Windows 10 in S mode, 64-bit
Media drive MicroSD card reader
Audio Sonic Master
Video Intel UHD Graphics
Fingerprint reader
Ports 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C ,1 USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 USB 2.0 , 1 HDMI  and 1 headphone/microphone combo jack
Battery 37Whr lithium-ion (up to 4.5 hours battery life)*
Camera 720p HD webcam
Wireless 802.11ac
Bluetooth Yes
Dimensions14.10 x 9.10 x 0.80 in (358.14 x 231.14 x 20.32 mm)
Weight 3.70 lbs (1.68 kg)
Colour Slate gray
Model number: R564JA-UH31T (updated)
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Why Model number: R564JA-UH71T gives different Specs from other sites?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/d/asus- ... verviewtab
• 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen
• Intel i7 10th Gen
• 8GB memory/512GB SSD

Found the answer: Because Microsoft site linked from OP has wrong Model number in the Specs.
Right model number from title:R564JA-UH31T
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Thank you
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Thanks OP!!

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8gb 256ssd and lit keyboard for 549 to 599 is a super sweet spot.....No?

Naturally, just cannot live with 4gb in 2021
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8gb 256ssd and lit keyboard for 549 to 599 is a super sweet spot.....No?

Naturally, just cannot live with 4gb in 2021
Always interested in the motivation behind posts like this.

"Hey, OP, this [Deal that is priced well but which isn't designed for my use case] isn't a deal, instead I'd only be interested in [Deal that doesn't exist]"

Like... jeez... get on it, OP. How dare you?
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Wonder why Windows is in S Mode? I know you can change it to Windows Home but its a weird thing to see on an actual laptop and not on one of those eMMC machines.
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instant buy if 17in! why don't they make cheap 17inchers anymore smh
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Forristal wrote: Always interested in the motivation behind posts like this.

"Hey, OP, this [Deal that is priced well but which isn't designed for my use case] isn't a deal, instead I'd only be interested in [Deal that doesn't exist]"

Like... jeez... get on it, OP. How dare you?
I don't think his intentions were as mean spirited as you made them out to be lol.
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kunamvahees wrote: Why Model number: R564JA-UH71T gives different Specs from other sites?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/d/asus- ... verviewtab
• 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen
• Intel i7 10th Gen
• 8GB memory/512GB SSD

Found the answer: Because Microsoft site linked from OP has wrong Model number in the Specs.
Right model number from title:R564JA-UH31T
Thanks for catching that.
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Is it easy to swap out SSDs on most laptops?
Koodo Mobile | $30 20gb plan

what's your plan?
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Real pain is the S mode Win10, hence the 4GB RAM
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Is this true?

Battery 37Whr lithium-ion (up to 4.5 hours battery life)*
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Can we upgrade the RAM? 8GB would be nice
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Clee wrote: Can we upgrade the RAM? 8GB would be nice
Excellent question. I cannot seem to find official specs from Asus.

Various sites seem to suggest that there will be one empty SODIMM slot. Going to 8G should be easy. But no guarantee from me!
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Processor specs: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... tions.html

TDP is only 15w. So this should be quiet, cool, and have a long-running battery. The review suggested that the battery run isn't long.

2 core / 4 hyperthreads. Low by today's standards but many workloads don't exploit more.


It has a numeric keypad. Not all 15" notebooks do. Some people really need them.
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Is there a big difference between i3-1005G1 vs i3-10011U? Am looking to buy a laptop with low/mid specs for online school and ms office with $500 budget.

The source has this model ACER A515-54-36D3 for $398 which is $50 cheaper. The rest of the specs are pretty much identical except touchscreen.

Also like the thin and light design Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes

Any feedback? TIA
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Rsnav09 wrote: Is there a big difference between i3-1005G1 vs i3-10011U? Am looking to buy a laptop with low/mid specs for online school and ms office with $500 budget.

The source has this model ACER A515-54-36D3 for $398 which is $50 cheaper. The rest of the specs are pretty much identical except touchscreen.

Also like the thin and light design Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes

Any feedback? TIA
To compare the CPUs, I use Intel's site. Pretty technical. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... 588,196451
The two chips are similar. They were introduced at the same time. One is 10nm technology (Intel had real trouble getting that out the door) and the other is 14nm.
The clock speeds are higher on the 10011u; that should mean higher speed and higher power consumption, but that's a guess.
Actual benchmarking sites (that I don't trust) seem to often give a slight edge to the 1005g1.

I see $479 at The Source https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108093986
The ACER has an IPS screen https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/m ... .HN2AA.001
That should be a big plus.
I have no idea whether the Acer has a SODIMM slot.
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Hugh wrote: To compare the CPUs, I use Intel's site. Pretty technical. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... 588,196451
The two chips are similar. They were introduced at the same time. One is 10nm technology (Intel had real trouble getting that out the door) and the other is 13nm.
The clock speeds are higher on the 10011u; that should mean higher speed and higher power consumption, but that's a guess.
Actual benchmarking sites (that I don't trust) seem to often give a slight edge to the 1005g1.

I see $479 at The Source https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108093986
The ACER has an IPS screen https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/m ... .HN2AA.001
That should be a big plus.
I have no idea whether the Acer has a SODIMM slot.
Thank you!! Yes, $479 sale price but with epp its $398. I believe its a new aspire 5 hence not much information/video available. I think both laptops would handle my needs, but little hesistant on the 4gb ram tbh.
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Hugh wrote: To compare the CPUs, I use Intel's site. Pretty technical. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... 588,196451
The two chips are similar. They were introduced at the same time. One is 10nm technology (Intel had real trouble getting that out the door) and the other is 13nm.
The clock speeds are higher on the 10011u; that should mean higher speed and higher power consumption, but that's a guess.
Actual benchmarking sites (that I don't trust) seem to often give a slight edge to the 1005g1.
The 1005G1 is 20% faster, and is built on 10 nm, vs. 14 for 10110U, with all advantages (mainly less power needed, runs cooler).
I don't trust many benchmarks either, but these guys are GENERALLY legit https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/In ... 3560vs3573
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RaidZero wrote: The 1005G1 is 20% faster, and is built on 10 nm, vs. 14 for 10110U, with all advantages (mainly less power needed, runs cooler).
I don't trust many benchmarks either, but these guys are GENERALLY legit https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/In ... 3560vs3573
That may be, but it doesn't line up with a naive reading of the spec sheets.
The IPC figures should be identical since the microarchitecture should be identical.
The clocks speeds are nominally significantly faster in the 14nm chip.

There were many symptoms (that I don't remember) of Intel's 10nm distress. Certainly there were products delayed by about 2 years, there were products that were barely functional and shipped only for show. There were clock limitations. It's all very sad since Intel's best fabs were ahead of all others on chip processes for perhaps 25 years. One hopes they will be again.

Performance these days is strongly affected by cooling. Notebooks, particularly thin and light or inexpensive ones, are often poor at cooling. The performance of the two laptops is more likely limited by cooling solutions than the processor chips.

Having said all that, these notebook's CPU differences are likely way less important than other difference
  • I find screen quality very important. IPS is usually a step up.
  • Thankfully both displays are FullHD resolution.
  • Are the keyboards OK? If you care, do they have backlighting?
  • How long can you run on a single battery charge?
  • Can you upgrade the RAM? (The ASUS probably allows upgrades)
  • I find touch convenient once in a while. Others seem to love it or hate it.
  • Windows 10s is as good as normal 10 because you can switch to normal for free.

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