If you are looking to the ASUS VivoBook Pro N552VW-DS79, perhaps you will agree with me that this device is a hybrid between a mid-range laptop and an ultrabook. It has tracks from the former, the screen size and performances; while the design lines, build materials and display quality, it has borrow from the latter.
ASUS VivoBook Pro N552VW-DS79 comes with Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, the 6th generation i7 processor from Intel. It has quad-core CPU with a base clock speed of 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz in max turbo. It also has 6 MB of cache. This CPU is usually used in niche oriented gaming laptop and it will accomplish everything you are doing with it.
The system memory installed to ASUS N552VW-DS79 is a 8 GB of DDR4-2133 SDRAM. For most users, this RAM size is sufficient. It is enough to run the O/S, most software, games and so on. However it is actually not up to par with the CPU’s speed ratings. The good news is this size of RAM can be added up to 16 GB, if you need it to run intensive tasks.
A 1-terabyte storage capacity on a mechanical hard drive also comes with this device. Unfortunately, it is just an old HDD, no SSD or hybrid. And this will disappoint those who look for high performance. But for most users, they will not realize the lacks, even they will find this extra capacity as a benefit.
VivoBook Pro N552VW-DS79 also comes with good news for graphic artists and gamers. This ASUS notebook has a dedicated graphics cards, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU. This card enables users to play wide range of modern games although the card is not a top one. And it will also give user a great aid when they are processing photo, video or 3D.
As for the display, to be honest, I am impressed with what ASUS have offered to us. ASUS N552VW-DS79 uses a 15.6″ 4K UHD IPS 3840 x 2160 pixels panel. It has twice amount of pixels, both horizontally and vertically, compared to what you will get in a FHD display. As well, it has a color gamut of 72% NTSC and 100% SRGB. So, that is why this laptop is able to display richer and deeper color and more vivid.
The various interface options show that ASUS VivoBook N552VW-DS79 is a multipurpose laptop. There are plenty and various ports that come with this laptop and all of them are suited for all user types. This enables you to connect so many peripheral to the notebook at once. The ports are :
• 1 x USB-C port
• 3 x USB 3.0 ports
• 1 x HDMI-out
• 1 x mini-Display port
• 1 x RJ45
• 1 x COMBO audio jack
• 1 x 2-in-1 card reader (SD+MMC)
• 1 x DVD-Writer
And to stay connected to the internet, this Vivobook Pro comes with quite standard options. They are :
• 802.11ac Wireless LAN
• 10/100/1000 Gigabit Base T Ethernet
Aside, VivoBook N552VW-DS79 also comes with extra features. Here, they are :
• ASUS Eye Care for limiting the blue light levels emitted from the display to reduce eye fatigue.
• ASUS AudioWizard present 5 pre-configured selectable audio modes: gaming, movie, music, recording and speech.
ASUS VivoBook N552VW-DS79 weighs about 5.6 pounds. It is has a dimension of 10.2 x 15.1 x 1.2 inches. Based on the number, I can say that it is difficult enough to be carried around, especially for traveling. Its weight is heavy enough while its thickness will be felt when you are trying to cram it in an already packed bag or backpack.
There is no explanation about the battery life. However, as we all know, there are a combination of a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU and a large screen of 15.6″ 4K UHD IPS with 3840 x 2160 pixels to present a great beautiful display and both of them surely will drain the battery.
Final words, I am glad to say that this ASUS VivoBook Pro is great device. It is powerful, well built, stylish and has great value for money as well.
However, this notebook is not a suitable device for traveling since it isn’t portable enough to be carried everywhere and much more suited to be a desktop replacement or a workstation. Almost of the users such as students, professionals, teachers, home and office users, and surely tha gamers, can get the most benefit of ASUS VivoBook Pro N552VW-DS79.
ASUS VIVOBOOK PRO N552VW-DS79
|Processor||Intel Core i7-6700HQ/Quad Core/2.6GHz/6MB|
|RAM||8GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM|
|Storage||1 TB HDD|
|Graphics Processor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU|
|Display||15.6″ 4K UHD IPS 3840 x 2160 pixels panel with color gamut of 72% NTSC and 100% SRGB|
|Interfaces||•1 x USB-C port
•3 x USB 3.0 ports
•1 x HDMI-out
•1 x mini-Display port
•1 x RJ45
•1 x COMBO audio jack
•1 x 2-in-1 card reader (SD+MMC)
•1 x DVD-Writer
|Communications||•802.11ac Wireless LAN
•10/100/1000 Gigabit Base T Ethernet
|Dimension||15.1 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Pros||VivoBook N552VW-DS79 is great device. It is powerful, well built, stylish and has great value for money as well. The screen display is impresive. Suited for students, professionals, teachers, home and office users.|
|Cons||No explanation about the battery life however we can predict it is not a liong-life one since since it utilizes a combination of dedicatedGPU and large screen.|