In the summer of 2017, ASUS have launched a new model of VivoBook, ASUS Vivobook Pro M580VD-EB76. Comes with same deluxe design and same sturdy construction as its predecessor, this model seemed like a premium desktop-replacement laptop. However, there is a different story inside. Want to know what the story is? Well, keep reading.
Vivobook is a series of high-end ultrabooks from ASUS. Aside of Vivobook, ASUS also has Zenbooks, the ultrabook series with extremely light and thin profile, and ASUS ROGs, the heavy high-end gaming laptop series. Vivobook lies between both of them in terms of performance and size. It can be say that Vivobook is the bridge between the two.
ASUS Vivobook Pro M580VD-EB76 comes and powered by 7th generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ. This quad-core CPU is a high-end one which has a base frequency of 2.8GHz up to 3.8 GHz in turbo mode and a cache size of 6MB. This is one of powerful processor today and almost no one single job that would be out of its capability. So, you can do multi-tasking, editing photo or video, playing games and other intensive tasks easily and smoothly. It will run all tasks you’ll throw at it, no matter the size.
The memory system of 16 GB DDR4 RAM also comes with this laptop. This is a big size of memory. It will help user to work with large data sets, heavy multi-task, edit video and photo, run demanding software, and so on easily and smoothly. Yes, it will suffice even excess to meet all the needs of the most users.
As the storage, this Vivobook has double space, 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD 5400 RPM. Both of them will give you the best experience of two worlds, high speed of medium capacity SSD for the operating system and a high capacity HDD for all your storage needs.
Graphics performance is top-notch. For featuring the best graphics, a dedicated GPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 VRAM and a 15.6″ FHD color rich LED backlit Anti-Glare Panel are installed to this laptop. This clear and brilliant screen panel has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, an aspect ratio of 16:9, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB color gamut and a wide-viewing angle up to 178˚, while the GPU is the powerful one which its performance will allow you to work easily with images and video, to host teleconference smoothly, to play games on high or ultra settings and many else.
As we know, the use of dedicated graphics card will force the entire system works harder and will increase heat and in turn, the heat will influence the performance of the system especially CPU and GPU.
To solve it, ASUS VivoBook Pro features an intelligent dual-fan design with eight automatically-adjustable speeds to give maximum cooling efficiency. This is a strong cooling system to make sure the performance smooth and stable during high-load multitasking or gaming marathons
To fulfill the needs of users, this laptop also comes with plenty interface options. They are :
• 2 x USB 2.0 ports
• 1 x Type A USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1)
• 1 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1) support display
• 1 x HDMI
• 1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
• 1 x SD card reader
• 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN
As the wireless connectivity options, this notebook is equipped with :
• Integrated 802.11 AC (2×2)
• Built-in Bluetooth V4.2
ASUS Vivobook Pro M580VD-EB76 has a weight of 5.1 pounds with a dimension of 15 x 10.1 x 0.8 inches. It is quite thin and light enough and still comfort to take it everywhere.
For power source, this laptop has a 3 Cells 47 Whrs Polymer Battery Pack which can last up to 4-6 hour depends on the usage. It is not enough for worth of day work so I think that you need to keep the charger close to you.
Overall, the ASUS Vivobook Pro M580VD-EB76 comes with double function as a laptop for work, college and profesional as well as a gaming laptop, thanks to the pair of Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 which provide enough power for productivity and games.
This ASUS notebook is actually comfort enough to take with everywhere; however the battery doesn’t have a long-lasting and need to be close to the AC power for charging.
So, I think the best use of this laptop is for home/office/college needs and not for traveling.
ASUS Vivobook Pro M580VD-EB76
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700HQ/Quad Core/2.8GHz/6MB|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4 RAM|
1TB HDD 5400 RPM
|Graphics Processor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 VRAM|
|Display||15.6″ FHD color rich LED backlit Anti-Glare Panel with resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, an aspect ratio of 16:9, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB color gamut and a wide-viewing angle up to 178˚|
|Interfaces||•2 x USB 2.0 ports
•1 x Type A USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1)
•1 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1) support display
•1 x HDMI
•1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
•1 x SD card reader
•1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN
|Communications||•Integrated 802.11 AC (2x2)
•Built-in Bluetooth V4.2
|Battery Life||up to 4-6 hours|
|Dimension||15 x 10.1 x 0.8 inches|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Pros||Vivobook Pro M580VD-EB76 is a laptop with double function, as a laptop for work, college and profesional as well as a gaming laptop, thanks to the pair of Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.|
|Cons||The battery is not a long-lasting one and need to be close to the AC power for charging.|