Asus VS Lenovo 2020: A Detailed Comparison

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ASUS VS HP: The Main Differences

With the ROG and TUF series, Asus is a powerhouse in the gaming laptop department. It also has some exciting laptops for content creators. On the other hand, Lenovo excels when it comes to 2 in 1 laptop with their range of Yoga and Flex series. Both brands offer a good variety of budget laptops but Lenovo edges Asus when it comes to the laptop’s build and customer services.

Can’t decide whether you should get an Asus or Lenovo laptop for gaming or professional use? Don’t worry, we have you covered.

In this Asus vs Lenovo guide, we’ll dig into their high-end and budget models ensuring you get the best bang for your buck.

Both brands have a wide range of laptops and Chromebooks that can make the buying decision confusing if you aren’t a tech geek.

But don’t worry, we have done all the research for you. So let’s dig right into it.

Asus VS Lenovo

Gaming Laptops

Whether you are looking for a high-end or budget gaming laptop, there’s one clear winner. Wondering who? Let’s find out.

Asus

Over the years, Asus has grown to be one of the front runners when it comes to gaming laptops with their ROG (republic of gamers) series and the TUF series.

So what’s different about the two series?

Straight off that bat, what I can tell you is that the ROG series is more high-end. if you are a professional gamer and want a laptop that can handle pretty much any and every gaming title without a hitch, this is the series for you.

But if you are only looking for a gaming laptop to play a few multiplayer games like Fortnite, Overwatch, or PUBG, and do not want to spend big, the TUF series is worth the consideration.

From the ROG Series, we like the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S15. One of the most recent laptops in the series that comes with an unmatched 300Hz refresh rate, GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics card with an 8GB dedicated RAM.

Furthermore, it has the latest 10th Gen, i7 processor with an i9 variant also available along with 32GB RAM, one of the fastest SSDs, and a cooling that uses special aerodynamics and thermals to keep the laptop ice-cold even with hours of relentless gaming.

ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra Slim Laptop, 13.3” FHD WideView, 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8565U CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit KB, NumberPad, Military Grade, TPM, Windows 10 Pro, UX333FA-AB77, Royal Blue
  • Powerful & fast for effortless on-the-go computing: 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD & 16GB RAM
  • Durable & reliable: meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing testing regime
  • Long battery life: powered by a high-capacity battery that won’t let you down
  • Exclusive ErgoLift design: an engineering masterpiece designed to automatically tilt the keyboard to the most comfortable typing position, plus it improves cooling and audio performance
  • Professional Grade: use Windows your way with Windows 10 Professional and hardware TPM security

Another similar laptop capable of running any game (even the upcoming ones) is the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17. This has a bigger display than the Zephyrus S15 at 17.3″ but lesser RAM at 16GB.

Apart from that, the GPU unit is a tad lower at GeForce RTX 2070 Super but that sacrifice means you get a powerful gaming laptop at a lower price as well.

ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 Thin & Light 2-in-1 Laptop, 14” FHD Touchscreen, Intel Celeron Dual Core N4000 Processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 in S Mode, J401MA-YS02
  • Powerful & efficient Intel Celeron N4000 1.1GHz (Turbo upto 2.6GHz); 64 eMMC storage, 4GB LPDDR4
  • Featuring Windows 10 in S mode operating system with 1 year of office 365 included; Webcam: VGA Camera
  • 14" Glossy screen with a Nano Edge FHD display with wide view technology and a touchscreen with upto 178° viewing angle optimized for entertainment
  • 13” wide, 0. 6” thin with 0. 3” bezel for a stunning 73% screen-to-body ratio; aluminum chassis and lightweight at 3.3 pounds.
  • Portable and convertible 2 in 1 laptop with four viewing modes: Tablet, tent, stand, and laptop.

If you are looking for something around the $1500 price point the ROG Zephyrus M is a good alternative.

It comes with a lower refresh rate at 240Hz but as far as processor speed, RAM, Storage, etc. go there’s plenty of power in the bank to run almost any game. It is also very portable and sleek as it weight under 5lbs.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S15 (2020) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 300Hz IPS Type FHD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080S, Intel Core i7-10875H, 32GB DDR4, 1TB RAID 0 SSD, Per-Key RGB, Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10, GX502LXS-XS79
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 with ROG Boost
  • Latest 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H Processor
  • 300Hz 3ms 15.6” Full HD 1920x1080 IPS-Type PANTONE Validated Display
  • 32GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM | 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD in RAID 0 (512 + 512) | Windows 10 Professional
  • ROG Intelligent Cooling thermal system with Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) and Thermal Grizzly Liquid Metal Thermal Compound

If you wanted something less than $1000, ASUS TUF Gaming A15 is hands down the best. With its AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, the laptop delivers a power-packed performance at a lower price range.

The GeForce GTX 1650 in tandem with the 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD means that games like Fortnite, PUBG, Overwatch run smoothly. Though the more graphics-intensive titles will need to be played on lower graphics settings.

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ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 Gaming Laptop, 17.3” 300Hz FHD IPS Type, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super, Intel Core i7-10875H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe SSD, Per-Key RGB Keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10, G732LWS-DS76
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 with ROG Boost (Base: 1140MHz, Boost: 1380MHz, TDP: 115W)
  • Latest 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H Processor
  • 300Hz 3ms 17.3” Full HD 1920x1080 IPS-Type Display
  • 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD | Windows 10 Home
  • ROG Intelligent Cooling thermal system with Thermal Grizzly Liquid Metal Thermal Compound

Lenovo

While Asus definitely has the edge but Lenovo doesn’t lag too far behind. One gaming laptop from Lenovo that stands out for us is the Lenovo Ideapad L340.

It comes with an i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a GeForce GTX 1650 and is one of the cheapest gaming laptops on the block as it costs under 700.

Sure it has its limitations but it meets the minimum requirement needed for popular multiplayer games like Fortnite.

And then there’s the Lenovo Legion, a series of gaming laptops from Lenovo that continues to grow and develop every year the Lenovo Legion 5 is just another example of it.

The Lenovo Legion 5 perfectly combines a speed, and cost-effectiveness. Yup, costing around $1000 the laptop comes with a AMD Ryzen 7 4800H.

Furthermore, it has a16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti in tandem with a 15.6″ Full-HD screen

2. Business Laptops (2 in 1 Laptop)

Lenovo

For business purposes, my winner would be Lenovo. This is mainly because of Lenovo’s wide range of laptops that includes convertibles like the Lenovo Flex.

This baby is available for less than $600 and yet features an SSD but the best part about it has it be the convenience of use and portability it offers to the users.

That is because these can be switched from a laptop mode to tablet mode in seconds giving you the freedom to access your files anywhere, anytime.

And since it is ultralight and compact, these make the perfect business partner for those that live life on the go.

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ROG Zephyrus M Thin and Portable Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 240Hz FHD IPS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, Per-Key RGB, Windows 10 Home, GU502GW-AH76
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB GDDR6 (Base 1080 MHz Boost 1305 MHz TDP 90W)
  • Latest 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H Hexa-core Processor
  • 240Hz 3ms 15 6” Full HD (1920x1080) IPS Type Pantone Validated Display
  • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD | Windows 10 Home | Gigabit Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 (802 11ac 2x2)
  • Ultra-slim 15’’ metal chassis gaming laptop 18 9millimeter thin 4 4poundss

If you want something more high-end, there is the Lenovo Yoga 2020 that is fast, smooth, convertible and has ample power to run almost any data analysis program, etc.

ASUS TUF Gaming A15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz FHD IPS-Type, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, GeForce GTX 1650, 8GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Gigabit Wi-Fi 5, Windows 10 Home, FA506IH-AS53
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 Graphics (Base: 1380MHz, Boost: 1515MHz, TDP: 50W)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Processor (up to 4.0 GHz)
  • 15.6” 144Hz FHD (1920x1080) IPS-Type display
  • 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD | 8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM | Windows 10 Home
  • Durable MIL-STD-810H military standard construction

Asus

ASUS doesn’t have much to offer like HP especially when it comes to convertible laptops, however, there are a few noteworthy laptops.

One of those is the ASUS Zenbook 13. This comes with an 8th-Gen i7-8565U processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD. With that, your laptop won’t just boot in seconds but can easily handle running multiple tabs and apps.

It also has a Full-HD screen with a WideView feature that gives you clear pictures from multiple angles making it easy to view movies and TV series with your friends. Also, adding is to that 95% screen to body ratio

It also has a special ErgoLift feature where the keyboard automatically adjusts to an angle by the screen angle to give you a comfortable typing experience.

It is also pretty lightweight so carrying it around should be easy.

ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra Slim Laptop, 13.3” FHD WideView, 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8565U CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit KB, NumberPad, Military Grade, TPM, Windows 10 Pro, UX333FA-AB77, Royal Blue
  • Powerful & fast for effortless on-the-go computing: 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD & 16GB RAM
  • Durable & reliable: meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing testing regime
  • Long battery life: powered by a high-capacity battery that won’t let you down
  • Exclusive ErgoLift design: an engineering masterpiece designed to automatically tilt the keyboard to the most comfortable typing position, plus it improves cooling and audio performance
  • Professional Grade: use Windows your way with Windows 10 Professional and hardware TPM security

On the convertible front, the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 is a good buy, especially for budget buyers. It lacks the features for high-end or graphics-intensive work.

That is because it only comes with a 64GB storage, Intel Celeron N4000, and a 4GB RAM. Though one feature that really catches our eye is the 14” display which is Full-HD and delivers good picture quality.

The touchscreen is also pretty responsive and changing the laptop from mode to another takes merely a few seconds.

Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Digital Pen Included, Win 10, 81X20005US, Graphite Grey
  • Thin, light, and stylish – This 2-in-1 laptop weighs just 3.64 pounds and is only 0.82" thick. It's soft and comfortable to the touch, with a durable paint that creates a better user experience. Digital pen included
  • The 10-point, 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen allows the Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 laptop to be comfortable, fun, and easy to use. It's also great to look at, with 4-side narrow bezels
  • The 360⁰ hinge lets you use your 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop in whatever mode works best for you; Use it in 'Laptop' mode for everyday computing, 'Tent' mode for sharing things, 'Stand' mode for binge-watching, or 'Tablet' mode for more intuitive interaction
  • Enjoy up to 10 hours of battery life, plus quick charge to 80% in just 1 hour
  • Powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U mobile processor with Radeon graphics, you have the performance to do more, from anywhere. With more cores, you'll experience responsiveness that leaps into action for productivity, gaming, and content creation

3. Customer Support

ASUS

ASUS customer support does only slightly better when it comes to phone and chat services. While getting to chat with a human is easier, solutions can take longer. For example, it took us around 25-minutes to get to a solution for increasing screen vividness, and even then it wasn’t exactly satisfying.

The best part about their phone support was the politeness of the support staff but when it comes to solving queries, a little bit of training can do wonders since you will often find the staff putting you on hold in order to look for solutions.

Once again, social media support is the way to go. And we aren’t just talking about Facebook or Twitter but the FAQ section on their official page is a great source of information as it answers a lot of how-to questions.

Lenovo

On the other hand, Lenovo’s customer services remain unmatched. You can get in touch with their support services using online chat, phone calls, or email.

There are also FAQ pages, forums, and a Community page on the official website to help you quick-fires solutions without wasting a second on a call.

And even if you did have to call or chat, waiting times are practically zero and the replies are efficient (yup, they will do their every bit to ensure your problem goes away before you keep the phone down).

As far as emails go, replies should take no more than 24-hours.

ASUS VS Lenovo: The Verdict

Well, the choice is pretty obvious. If you are looking for high-end gaming laptops, ASUS laptops check pretty much every box in the book but if you want a cheaper gaming laptop, Lenovo Legion is worth the consideration.

For those in need of a convertible laptop that will give you the freedom to work in tight spaces like when in an aircraft, etc. then ASUS is your brand as they have a wider range of convertible laptops.

As far as design and durability go, Lenovo is the brand to beat as the cheaper/mid-budget models of ASUS lack the sturdiness one would expect, making the Lenovo the clear winner in terms of quality.

Last Updated on September 18, 2020

My name is Eric Smith and I've been working within the tech space for over 10 years, both at one of the largest computer manufacturers (for which I have no affiliation with anymore) but also in the retail sector where I gained a lot of experience in helping people finding suitable tech products.

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