When two laptops present itself together to us, we have to compare them. Both the ASUS VivoBook Ultra A512 and the HP Pavilion 15-cs2010TX are at around the same price of RM2,900 and they’re both budget ultrabooks.
If you’re looking for budget ultrabooks, then this one is for you. We dive deep into its differences and highlight what we like and don’t like about each of these laptops. But before that, it’s worth highlighting that these two laptops have the same core specs as well:
- Intel Core i5-8265U
- NVIDIA GeForce MX250
- 4GB RAM
So what’s the big idea and how do we differentiate them both? Well, we have a video here to tell you all you need to know.
From the video here, we know that there are a few big differences that companies won’t tell you – the trackpad, keyboard, and also the slim bezels around the screen.
Also, having a larger and faster 512GB NVMe SSD on the ASUS VivoBook Ultra A512 is just blissful. Plus, there’s another HDD upgrade kit where you can slot in another 2.5-inch storage disk on a later date. ASUS made their laptops easy to upgrade and the VivoBook Ultra A512 is no different.
As shown in the video, the HP Pavilion 15-cs2010TX does have a few shortcomings. Particularly, the trackpad size that caused the wrist rest area to shrink. For someone with large hands like me, typing on the HP Pavilion 15 is a pain on my wrist as the edge of the laptop bites into my skin.
Let’s not forget that the ASUS VivoBook Ultra A512 also comes with 4 distinct yet vibrant colors. It comes in my favorite Coral Crush, the sleek Peacock Blue, Slate Grey, and the very reflective Transparent Silver. The HP Pavilion 15-cs2010TX comes with only one color – silver.
Once again, the prices are way too similar – but I personally will go for the ASUS VivoBook Ultra A512. It’s just a better deal overall.