Asus VivoBook X505 ZA Review: Best Premium Budget Laptop

Asus VivoBook X505 ZA Review: Best Premium Budget Laptop

If you guys are looking for a Budget yet powerful laptop you must have a look at the budget-oriented laptop Asus VivoBook X505 ZA. A couple of months back when the laptop was launched by Asus with an exclusive selling partner as Paytm Mall. The Laptop was getting some great response from the consumers itself. It’s coming in two different variants and of course two different price bracket as well. And, this particular thread is all about the Asus VivoBook X505 ZA Review.

The Asus VivoBook series is famous for the professional look and powerful machine for the price, and I think Asus continued this tradition with the Asus VivoBook X505 ZA as well. The machine is power by Ryzen Graphics and Windows 10 Comes out of the Box.


The Asus VivoBook X505 ZA is made of Plastic build with a metallic texture on the body. In the first impression, it sure looks like a premium laptop. During usage, it came very handily because of the very light weight of just 1.6 KG and Portable size. The laptop is Available in Icicle Gold and Star Grey, with a special Metallic Star Grey version sporting a beautiful metal lid, the ASUS VivoBook Series now looks better than ever. For the design perspective its a good looking budget laptop with a decent plastic build. For the pricing it’s we appreciate the build and design.

Since it’s a VivoBook, it looks like a perfect budget laptop for the official use and productive works as well. You can use the laptop and carry on your official task during travel as well. Thanks to the good build and design, it’s Display panel is very stable and doesn’t shake while traveling. Which makes your task easy and super fine.


It has the same tradition 15.6-inch Laptop display, with a very thin bezel. Asus calls it modern NanoEdge bezels for an immersive 81% screen-to-body ratio. The chassis of this 15-inch laptop is only 18.9, thick and thanks to those 7.7mm NanoEdge display bezels, the footprint of the laptops is also comparably small. This is even more amazing when you consider that this laptop houses powerful components.

The display is one of my favorite part of Asus VivoBook X505 ZA, it has good viewing angles and not any color shifting problem. The immersive 15.6-inch panel is perfect for your entertainment purpose, and content watching. Its a Full HD display with resolution  1920×1080.

Ports and Connectors

The Asus VivoBook X505 ZA features all the ports that we generally use and no complaints here. All the ports are ensuring new or any old scheme devices can easily get connected to the laptop easily. HDMI Port is available too. Take a look at the images


Keyboard and TrackPad

During my general day to day usage, I don’t find any such issue to encounter here in the Asus VivoBook X505 ZA Review. The Keyboard feedback is simply amazing, it can easily handle your long run office works. The response time of the keyboard is good too.

The trackpad is good too, the size of trackpad is perfect or I would say an extra pinch of size has been added here, so all the users having problem with small trackpads, get this laptop now. The trackpad does support Windows 10 gestures too. So, if you are the one who is not aware of all the gestures here is a reference image for you.


In terms of performance, Asus has gone beyond limits this time to feature the Ryzen 5. In terms of Specification, the VivoBook Series is one of the more affordable mainstream laptop range from ASUS, it shares the same powerful components that are also found in much more expensive models. The VivoBook Series is (up to) powered up to AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2500U Processor and AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics and features high speed 2400MHz DDR4 memory. Perhaps most impressive of all is the fact that the ASUS VivoBook Series has the most comprehensive variety of ports and connectors of any ASUS laptop range. These include Gigabit Ethernet and a full-sized HDMI port that makes them easy to connect to TVs and projectors.

The internals is very much capable to handle all your daily life usage very easily. Although, it can handle some light games as well. Since it’s not a gaming machine we would not recommend you to play games on the smaller variant. But, the Higher variant featuring Vega 8 can handle some games at low graphics. GTA 5 can be playable on it

Fast Charging and USB Type C

The VivoBook X505 is the first laptop in this price segment to feature fast charging and USB Type C. It can charge the laptop up to 50% in just 30 Minutes.

USB Type-C port – The new VivoBook Series uses the latest physical data connector known as a “USB Type-C” port. Older USB Type-A connectors could only accept plugs inserted in a single direction but it was difficult to identify the right orientation to insert them in. In worst cases, users even damage the USB plugs, the socket, or both by forcibly inserting them the wrong way. The new USB type-C connector can be inserted in any orientation, is the default interface for USB 3.1, and is already being widely adopted by electronic devices.



We are not so much satisfied with the sound quality here, meanwhile, it needs improvement in terms of the sound volume. It’s decent and low. Still, the machine is using the ASUS Sonic Master Premium is a mix of hardware, software, and tuning technologies that were developed to deliver the best possible audio, and overcome the challenging size constraints of laptop PCs. The music quality it delivers is pretty good but the volume could be a hurdle.


At the end of the review, We are not going to confuse you. The Asus VivoBook X505 is the best budget laptop available right now, with some good features. Buying from Paytm Mall can get you some good discounts too. But, surely this laptop is not for gamers but professions and officially office workers and students too, It can get dome your work related to entertainment and study works.

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