Asus announced the VivoBook Pro N580, a thin and lightweight Windows 10 laptop packed with high-end components. Designed for gaming and productive multitasking, the slim 15.6” laptop is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core processor running at 2.8GHz with a max turbo frequency of 3.8GHz. The VivoBook Pro N580 is outfitted with 16GB of DDR4 2,400MHz memory, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB graphics card, 512GB SATA SSD, and a 16:9 aspect ratio full HD touchscreen.
Its left side contains an Ethernet port, a USB 3.0 connector, HDMI out, and a USB Type-C port. The right side is home to a pair of USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Wireless connectivity is handled via 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.
The company stated that its intelligent dual-fan cooling system with copper heat pipes keeps system temperatures in check even under heavy workloads and intense gaming sessions. The eight automatically adjustable fan speeds provide maximum cooling efficiency while keeping noise to a minimum.
In addition to the HD touch display, the N580 also features a Harman Kardon-certified audio system, HD camera, fingerprint sensor, and active stylus support. Although details on battery life were not available, we do know this laptop is equipped with a three-cell (47Wh) Li-Ion battery. The VivoBook Pro's 4.85-pound weight and 0.81-inch thickness are impressive given the sheer amount of high-end components and features packed into this laptop.
The Asus VivoBook Pro N580 is available now for $1,299 from the Asus Store and other resellers.
|Header Cell - Column 0||Asus VivoBook Pro N580|
|Display||15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-7700HQ|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2,400MHz|
|GPU||GeForce GTX 1050 4GB|
|Storage||512GB SATA SSD|
|Connectivity||2 x USB 2.0 Type-A 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (supports 4K UHD displays) 1 x audio combo jack 1 x LAN RJ-45 1 x HDMI 1.4 1 x SD card reader 1 x DC jack|
|Wireless||802.11b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-FiBluetooth 4.2|
|Audio||Audio certified by Harman Kardon Two speakers with 8cc chambers|
|Dimensions||14.96 x 10.08 x 0.81”|
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Nice!.. Those specs are COOL!! Price isn't (too) high, it seems like desirable hardware, awesome! :)Reply
47 whr battery is small considering its larger than the xps15Reply
Hmm.... sounds pretty well outfitted for a laptop. The only thing I am concerned about is that thin laptops with NVidia graphics cards have a history of having overheating problems in them from what I have read on various gamer forums.Reply
Have they fixed those issues? If so, this will be a very good investment for anyone.
Can it flip it around, or lay it flat?Reply
There's one other detail worth mentioning, although it could just be my experience.Reply
Several years ago, when the Zen line was introduced, I got one. I've since either personally bought or had close friends get a total of 8 Zen laptops.
My original model, as well as the 3 others purchased in that time frame all still work. In addition, the 2 bought within 2 years of those also still work.
However, both of the laptops purchased in the last two years have broken, one within 9 months of purchase (the earlier purchase), and the other 4 weeks after the purchase (the later purchase, broke before the other failed laptop).
Asus seems to have some pretty serious quality control issues these days.
CPU is overkill. The Dell with the GTX1050 is a lot cheaper with a decent quad core cpuReply