Asus Vivobook F510UA, FHD Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD US $506.71 (~AU $680) Delivered @ Amazon

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Asus Vivobook F510UA, FHD Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD US $506.71 (~AU $680) Delivered @ AmazonAffiliate

Now USD $479 plus shipping.

Previous Deals
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/346290 USD499 plus shipping.
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/373379 USD532 plus shipping.

  • Powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz (Turbo up to 3.4GHz) processor
  • 14.2" wide, 0.8" thin and portable footprint with 0.3" NanoEdge bezel for a stunning 80% screen-to-body ratio
  • 15.6" anti-glare Full HD display with ASUS Splendid software enhancement
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB HDD
  • Ergonomic chiclet keyboard with fingerprint sensor
  • Operating System:Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Home
  • Comprehensive connections including USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and HDMI; Lightning-fast 802.11ac * * Wi-Fi keeps you connected through any congestion or interference
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Comments

  • +6 votes

    Wow, great specs for the price, just swap out the HDD for SSD and you are good to go!

    • +7 votes

      I can vouch for this little beast. Light, powerful, small for a 15.6 inch, beautiful screen, last for more than 7-8 hours normal use, fast boot up with SSD.

      Can't find anything bad except the US power adaptor, have to carry one extra US to AU converter which is very inconvenience.

      • +1 vote

        What about the SSD+HDD option? Does that mean that you can alos add an ssd later on top of the HDD? For the extra $90 may be worth just getting this option at the beginning, no?

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        Hi
        May I ask how big is the screen size actually? Is it 15.6 inches size?
        Thanks

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          Yes, 15.6" full-HD

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          add to @Make it so's reply,

          it is 15.6" LCD inside a 14" frame. So the bezel is very very narrow.

        • +2 votes

          @jpl: I've been looking for a 14'laptop for a little while. Is this a true 14'with an extra wide screen or does it just feel like one? I'm a little concerned I'm going to order one and end up recieving a slightly slimmer 15.6'laptop.

        • +2 votes

          @Kubric:

          Screen size is the diagonal measurement of the actual display, nothing else. You can't have an extra wide 14" display because it wouldn't be 14" anymore (or it would be shorter as well)

          Its a 15.6" display, however due to the slim bezels it's roughly the size of a laptop with a 14" display.

      • +2 votes

        Does the charging adaptor use a standard IEC C7 or C13 interface? If so, you can simply swap out the power cable (i.e. the cable that plugs into the wall plate) to avoid carrying around a US to AU converter.

  • +2 votes

    Delivered costs? Title is price only.

    • +1 vote

      Its $479usd + $21.88usd shipping for me.
      So $500.88usd delivered.

      I was the previous bargain poster and it cost me $532usd.

  • +1 vote

    It says “Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM” in product specifications on the amazon website.

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    $ use it

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    Anyone knows whether it takes an M.2 SSD or not?

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    Shipping is about AUD$39 to Melbourne…

  • +1 vote

    Has the blue light reduction mode to protect your macular

  • +1 vote

    $27.71US delivery cost to ADELAIDE

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    is a tax invoice included with purchase?

    • +3 votes

      This is considered import. Come with Amazon Invoice, not Australian GST invoice.

    • +2 votes

      If you need the amount in the invoice to state AUD, pay in AUD (more expensive than paying in USD and using local credit card to exchange $)

      However it is not an Australian Tax invoice, it is just an Amazon invoice.

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    A little off topic, specs are good and the price is great but i am in the market for a laptop with a full keyboard (including numeric keypad).
    Any suggestions please?

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    Great specs, and the reviews aren't bad considering the price. Wish it had charging via USB-C though.

  • +22 votes

    I am using this laptop right now. As you can see, the letters I am typing are extra crisp and were typed at high speed. Comes to show how good this laptop is.

    It takes a SATA 3 M.2 SSD. I am using a Samsung EVO 850 250GB, and it seriously flies. With the normal HDD it was quite slow. I used Macrium Reflect (free) to clone from the HDD to the SSD, which worked great. There really is no need for a whole clean install IMO, because it does not have unnecessary bloatware that slows it down.

    It is very light, the screen is great, and the keyboard is fine too. Fingerprint sensor is convenient and fast. Opening it up is a pain, but instructions are in the reviews on Amazon. My M.2 did not come with a screw, so I had to use one from the casing (still holds together).

    • +1 vote

      Clean install will not be as fast a the OEM image for a reason that I cannot and don't have time to find out.

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        Macrium Reflect killed my bootup for some reason, so i had to do a clean install.
        It still only shows win10 logo for a fraction of a second. (On a Samsung 840 Evo 128GB m.2)

      • +1 vote

        I did a clean install because I couldn't clone the drive for reasons, but I don't see any performance issues.

        The only way I think you could screw up a clean install is to install the OS in BIOS mode instead of UEFI, which would negate UEFI fast boot (but even then its a difference of seconds on startup).

        • +2 votes

          The OEM image has a lot of optimisation that the clean install is not aware of. This image was tuned specifically for this laptop thus providing much faster boot.

          I have a XPS12 also the same behaviour, OEM image boots in 6 secs but clean install took 12 secs.

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      Dude, does this super laptop run all or most of the games?
      Like fortnite , wow, etc etc

      • +1 vote

        It will run casual games, but you're looking for something with a graphics card for any mildly intensive games.

        So Fortnight and WoW is fine, but forget GTA5. Expect to pay atleast 400 more if you wanna play AAA games.

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        Sorry, I don't do gaming. It's fine for Photoshop though.

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    I'm never touching an Asus ever again after the last laptop I bought. It took them over 4 months to even get it properly sorted and kept sending it back unrepaired. Worst customer experience I've ever had and the laptop quality was absolute garbage. It's cheap but I'd avoid at all costs.

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      Their graphics cards are superb but yes my experiences with asus laptop and peripherals have been very bad.
      I'm still running an Asus GTX760 and it works like a (profanity) charm…other than the fact that it sucks dick.

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      That sucks. I've heard the customer support is terrible, but i've never had to deal with them. I can say that my Zenbook has been working perfectly for 2 years now and the quality is great.

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    Can I use an SD card in this?

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    No dedicated graphics card?

    • +9 votes

      For this price point it will be very hard to find a laptop with a dedicated card that isn't shit.

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    How much to these retail for in the shops?

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    If I had the money, oh man, I would jump all over this. Awesome deal.

  • +1 vote

    Comes up to ~$700 for Melbourne South Easter Suburb.
    Would grab if this is local stock

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    Touchscreen?

  • +1 vote

    Interesting…

    This vs the Acer from Bing Lee?

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      If you want a good screen, go for the ASUS. If you want local support go for the ACER.

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    Any advice on which to buy? Looking for a portable 14'laptop with decent specs (for future-proofing). I do a little light gaming (no major AAA titles bar Total War series maybe) and some light video editing.

    I had the Acer Swift 3 on order from Amazon as it's got the same specs but with a 256gb SSD and MX150 graphics, but its priced at $700 USD. Is the integrated graphics and the included SSD worth the extra $200ish AUD I'll spend on it compared to buying this and a 250gb SSD?

    https://www.amazon.com/Acer-i5-8250U-NVIDIA-GeForce-SF314-52...

    • +1 vote

      Depends how portable you mean.
      I'd honestly consider buying a used Mac Air if I was you…I'll probably get downvoted like (profanity) for saying this but I think for portability nothing beats the mac airs.

      • +1 vote

        Mac air 11" has T H I C C bezels.
        Mac air 13" has T H I C C bezels too.

        modern 13" laptops have thinner bezels and are hence the same physical size as a Mac air 11", but with a larger screen.

        Mac air is really not a worthy bargain unless used, but then you could get those modern 13" laptops used too….

        e.g. used 13" mac air = $920 for 2014 model.
        used Dell XPS 13 (2016 ish) is $850

        The xps will be newer and probably have better specs, for the same price point…

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          Yeah I got an 11' 2013 one I bought for 350 a few days back and the bezels are pretty bad and make the screen look even smaller than it already is Lol. However I honestly love it to bits so far. Performs smooth as butter but that's probaby mac os optimization since it's got shit specs.
          Just depends on if you can get a good deal tbh - speaking of which, was mine a good deal? I'm not a mac expert by any means so I don't know if I got a good deal or not but 350 dropped off to my house with a charger sounds alright.
          So far the best thing I love about this little thing is the battery (considering the tiny size it's amazing) and the trackpad. 4GB ram is a huge problem and the only one I have with it. I'd never buy a new macbook though (profanity) that. Apple support is useless anyway so may as well save yourself the money and buy used.

      • +1 vote

        Not really a Mac person unfortunately. I feel like they're always overpriced compared to what you get in a similarly spec'd windows machine. I don't need outrageous portability either, just enough to move it from the bed to couch etc while watching Netflix or taking it to uni.

        • +1 vote

          I guess, it's good if you can find a good deal on a used one. I had an old white 2010 macbook in early 2017 and it was still kicking 7 years later, say what you want but they do age well.

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          Not to mention from what I hear apple charges you half the price of your device just to get a simple thing fixed so there's no reason not to buy used IMO.

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          You probably stick to macbook if you want to use Apple's Final Cut Pro.

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          @cloudie9: It's just so well optimized it's insane. Want to hook it up to my monitor and make some CS fragmovies except that I know nothing about mac os or final cut or editing for that matter.

    • +1 vote

      But out of those two I'd kinda stick with the higher spec one if I have the money. Just depends on what you want to do.

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      Isn't the Total War series quite demanding?

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      Ignoring the fact that's it's an acer swift, yes, it's worth it.

      First off, you're going to be paying atleast 120 bucks for a m.2 250gb. You can get a bargain and get it for maybe 10-20 bucks off, but goodluck since m.2 takes forever to get discounts.

      So that puts 130 bucks for form factor and GPU, which are probably better suited for you than a 15.6 inch and slower video rendering times.

      If you managed to dilly dally around long enough for the mibook air MX150 to be on discount, I would get that instead. I loved the first version, one of the best laptops I've used even when compared to 13.3 XPS series.

  • +1 vote

    Can anyone confirm which screen tech comes with this? Tried looking finding info but Amazon is silent with this. Is this IPS?

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    I suppose no backlit keyboard or warranty.

    • +1 vote

      No backlit keyboard, but warranty is at 1 year "international warranty". No reports on claiming this model yet, but i recall previous Amazon Asus laptops being claimed successfully.

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    Remember the charger power adapter plug would be US

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