With so many new brands and different technologies available today, choosing the best deals is often very confusing. There are so many factors that need to be considered when you are shopping for any kind of gadgets. One of the most trusted and budget brand of all time for technical appliances is Asus which is a company based in Taiwan. They are particularly noted these days, for their laptops, notebooks and smart phones.
They have come up with a series of laptops and desktops and one of the most popular series are the Vivobook range of laptops. The top notch technical features, the slim and lightweight design, the hardware specifications together make the laptops of this particular series a major choice among buyers. Here we are going to review one of the latest model on this range of laptops for you to give you an overview of the product.
An Overview of ASUS Vivobook N580VD-DB74T
A 15.6 inch full HD laptop with wide view touch display, this is a feature packed with the latest possible technologies. The laptop is powered with the 7th generation Intel quad-core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz. It can turbo up to 3.8 GHz. The crystal clear and sharp display owes its credits to the 4GB discrete GTX 1050 graphics. You may wonder about the heating troubles that such a high powered laptop can pose. But the dual-copper and dual fan hyper cooling system that the laptop is equipped with ensure that it does not get overheated.
The sound system of the laptop is boosted by Harman Kardon certified dual stereo speakers for getting an improved audio experience. The laptop is highly portable and lightweight with just 0.8-inch thin unibody design and weighing just 5.1lbs. The price of the laptop is $1199 and this is one of the most budget laptop with this specification.
The hardware specifications are particularly notable with a 16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM and a high performance SSD, the Vivobook operates really smoothly even if you are multitasking and offers really high data read and write speed. The laptop is also equipped with dual band 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi and you can get speed that is up to 6x faster than 802.11n. When you are shopping for the laptop, you would get the laptop, charging adapter, and the 1 year warranty card within the box. The box would be completely sealed and ensure that you are receiving a sealed case when you are purchasing it.
Our experience with the Vivobook N580VD-DB74T
Once we received the boxed laptop, upon unboxing we found the laptop along with the adaptor and warranty card securely packed in the box. The Vivobook line of products is particularly noted for their durable but stylish design. You cannot ignore the uncanny resemblance to the Apple MacBook pro at the first glance but the Vivobook N580VD-DB74T is unique in its own ways. Weighing at 5.1pounds, it is relatively lightweight for a 15” laptop.
ASUS Vivobook N580VD-DB74T is particularly categorized as a gaming laptop for its high-end graphics and sound quality specifications. The 2.8 GHz quad core that can turbo up to 3.8 GHz and the Intel core i7-7700HQ processor together ensure the performance is never lagging. We experimented by running high resolution video games like Bloodrayne 2 and Prince of Persia which smoothly ran on the laptop without any lags or crashing. Even racing games like asphalt 8 operated smooth enough on the laptop. The graphics did not crack nor were there any kind of heating trouble.
To test the battery life, we played movies back to back. In fact, the hardcore users may find the batter life to be average for their taste. The laptop could work for 4-5hours straight on battery which is rather average for a laptop that is compared as a desktop replacement choice. The average battery life is majorly due to the excess power drawn by the GTX 1050 graphics.
The laptop is majorly noted for gaming but it can double as a perfect choice for professional use too. If you are into any media and creative work this laptop can fulfill your requirements easily. The price range of this laptop is affordable and value for money when you consider the overall features of the laptop. The latest Pascal based graphic card that is used by the Asus Vivobook along with the powerful processor make it a noteworthy choice. These feature make it look more like a premium laptop that can become a substitute to your desktop than a gaming laptop.
The ASUS Vivobook N580VD-DB74T comes with two USB 2.0 slots, a SD card slot and a headset jack on the right. On the left side there is a USB 3.0 port, USB3.1 Type C, A HDMI port and RJ 45 port. There is the Wi-Fi through 802.11ac dual band and Bluetooth 4.2.
The laptop also has a fingerprint sensor and a front facing web cam. The fingerprint sensor enables finger print locking for this laptop which is an advantageous feature particularly for those who are using their laptop for professional needs. The type C port adds to the versatility of the laptop and its connectivity.
The storage is plenty with the solid state drive or SSD with a capacity of 512 GB. Enable fast start-up of a laptop, fast loading of games and applications and more with faster SSD storage. The storage is more than what you may get in the Macbook pro and for a budget laptop this is indeed and advantage.
The ASUS Vivobook N580VD-DB74T is particularly categorized as a gaming laptop for its high-end graphics and sound quality specifications. The 2.8 GHz quad core that can turbo up to 3.8 GHz and the Intel core i7-7700HQ processor together ensure the performance is never lagging. is an excellent choice when you have a budget constraint. The only drawback is the battery life of the laptop which is understandable given the high end graphics and sound that you can enjoy on it. While it is primarily considered as a gaming laptop, its features make it suitable for professional use.