Skip to main content

Asus X515 15-inch Laptop (X515JA-SB39-CB)

Asus X515 15-inch Laptop (X515JA-SB39-CB)

This convenient laptop makes a compelling solution for homework and other everyday tasks. It remains affordable while including all the features I'd consider must-haves.

Some of this laptop's memory is soldered to the board, but I cannot say how much for sure. As a result, we know that you have a few options to upgrade down the line, but if you do expect a few surprises under the hood.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $770.

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • Audio Editor

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck8th percentile
Versatility62th percentile
Power (General Purpose)32th percentile
Power (Graphical)41th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)59th percentile
Storage Space84th percentile
Portability43th percentile
Battery Autonomy67th percentile
Longevity8th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck8th percentile
Versatility75th percentile
Power (General Purpose)26th percentile
Power (Graphical)33th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)46th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability61th percentile
Battery Autonomy67th percentile
Longevity8th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i3-1005G1, 2 cores clocked from 1.2 to 3.4 GHz

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

37Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w36.02 × d23.49 × h1.99

Dimensions (in): w14.18 × d9.25 × h0.78

Weight (kg): 1.8

Weight (lbs.): 3.97

Features

  • External Power Brick
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

Browse the software library for more options and find compatible hardware

Accessories you might need

LG 8x External DVD Writer (GP65NB60)

LG 8x External DVD Writer (GP65NB60)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$44.
Asus 21-inch FHD 75Hz 1ms GTG TN LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (VP228QG)

Asus 21-inch FHD 75Hz 1ms GTG TN LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (VP228QG)

Specs

Screen

22", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), FreeSync, TN Display

Pricing

Typically sells for C$159. You could save 6% right now.
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speakers (1066319)

Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speakers (1066319)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$249.

Other laptops in the same price range

Showing 1-6 of 26 items.
HP x360 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook (14C-CA0030CA)

HP x360 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook (14C-CA0030CA)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced under $1000

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck92th percentile
Versatility90th percentile
Power23th percentile
Storage Space21th percentile
Portability80th percentile
Battery Autonomy90th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Android, Chrome OS

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i3-10110U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

128 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799.
HP 15-inch Laptop (15-dw3088ca)

HP 15-inch Laptop (15-dw3088ca)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced under $1000

Despite its humble price tag, this laptop makes a compelling option to handle homework and other everyday tasks.

Thanks to detailed documentation,

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck34th percentile
Versatility82th percentile
Power30th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability57th percentile
Battery Autonomy54th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i3-1115G4

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$699.
Asus VivoBook X515 15-inch Laptop (X515EA-DS59-CA)

Asus VivoBook X515 15-inch Laptop (X515EA-DS59-CA)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced under $1000

This convenient laptop is powerful enough to handle demanding homework as well as other everyday tasks. It manages to be affordable while including al

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck39th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power41th percentile
Storage Space33th percentile
Portability66th percentile
Battery Autonomy44th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-1135G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799. You could save 19% right now.
Acer Vero 15-inch Eco-Friendly Laptop (AV15-51-55ZQ)

Acer Vero 15-inch Eco-Friendly Laptop (AV15-51-55ZQ)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced under $1000

If you're interested in reducing the environmental impact of your digital activities but cannot afford some of the pricier options, this laptop might

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck28th percentile
Versatility84th percentile
Power36th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability74th percentile
Battery Autonomy49th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-1155G7

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$699.
AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

AMD 17-inch Laptop (17-cp0007ca)

ranked #8 among Laptops priced under $1000

This large laptop is a compelling computer if you need a computer at home but do not have room to dedicate to a PC. As one of the larger laptops out t

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck21th percentile
Versatility70th percentile
Power31th percentile
Storage Space93th percentile
Portability49th percentile
Battery Autonomy10th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

17", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 5300U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

1.25 TB total, Solid State (very fast), 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799.
HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0038ca)

HP 14-inch Laptop (14-fq0038ca)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced under $1000

This cost-efficient laptop could be a compelling option for everyday tasks and entertainment. It's not the most powerful PC out there, but it has a qu

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck26th percentile
Versatility31th percentile
Power25th percentile
Storage Space70th percentile
Portability89th percentile
Battery Autonomy13th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$579.