The processor is a dual-core, four-thread AMD Ryzen 3 3250U with a boost clock up to 3.5GHz. For Wi-Fi, you get 802.11ac. The laptop also offers one HDMI, one USB 2.0 port, and two USB 3.1 ports with one standard and one USB-C. No word on whether they’re USB 3.1 Gen 1 or Gen 2, however. Overall, this is a nice, easily portable laptop at a good price. It would fit a lot of day-to-day uses quite well. The one potential problem? It’s rocking Windows 10 Home in S Mode, which means you can only install apps from the Windows Store. Upgrading to standard Windows 10 Home is possible via a free one-way upgrade, however. Check out Microsoft’s help pages to see how to do it,
Today is a great day to get a great deal on a laptop. A 15-inch Asus VivoBook with a Ryzen 3 processor and 128GB of internal storage is available for $330 at OfficeDepot. The special price is $160 off the MSRP, and it ends on Wednesday, though the precise date is unknown. The Asus VivoBook F512DA-DB34 is a fine laptop for basic work, and it would be ideal for students, casual laptop users, or persons who spend most of their time in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This laptop comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p display, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB M.2 SSD (but the specifications don’t specify whether the onboard storage is SATA III or NVMe).
Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn’t like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he’s not covering the news he’s working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.