Multimedia laptops tend to hit the sweet spot between price and performance. Such devices generally offer high-quality displays for watching videos, are powerful enough for light gaming, and are relatively affordable. Asus’ Vivobook series has been following this trend, and today we’ll be taking a look at the new K15 OLED series, which is surprisingly very well priced.

The Asus Vivobook K15 OLED series pricing in India starts at around Rs. 47,000 and goes all the way to around Rs. 80,000. We’ll be testing a variant that falls somewhere in between, and features an AMD Ryzen CPU instead of Intel ones that most other variants have. With not a lot of other OLED laptops in this price segment, is the Asus Vivobook K15 OLED deserving of your attention? Let’s take a look.

Asus VivoBook K15 OLED (KM513) design

The Asus VivoBook K15 OLED has a large footprint due to the 15.6-inch display, but it’s not very thick or unwieldy. It is on the heavier side at 1.8kg, but this is not too bad for a laptop of this size. The build quality of the chassis is good, and the plastics have a good fit and finish, with no unwanted flex or creakes anywhere. Asus sent me a unit in the Hearty Gold finish, but this model should also be available in Indie Black and Transparent Silver.

The OLED display is the main attraction of the Asus VivoBook K15 OLED


The main attraction is the OLED display. This 15.6-inch screen has a full-HD resolution, 600nit peak brightness, and 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut support. The display also carries certifications from Pantone, TUV Rheinland, and others for things like colour accuracy and low blue-light emission. The Asus Vivobook K15 OLED has narrow borders on the left and right of the display, and slightly thicker ones on the top and bottom. There’s an integrated webcam above the screen but it only has a 720p resolution. The lid offers decent protection for the OLED panel, and even though there’s a bit of flex, this doesn’t visibly affect the display.

One of the big advantages of a 15.6-inch laptop is you have the luxury of a full-sized keyboard with a number pad. I needed to recalibrate my muscle memory a bit coming from a smaller laptop, as I kept hitting the wrong keys initially, but I got used to this after a couple of days. The keys themselves are well spaced and comfortable, but I wish they had been slightly sculpted and not flat, for a better typing experience. The ‘Enter’ key has fluorescent green highlights, which is a fun little touch. The arrow keys are well spaced too. The Asus VivoBook K15 OLED has a fingerprint sensor placed in one corner of the trackpad. It works well and doesn’t get in the way.

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