ASUS M580VD-EB76 VivoBook laptop review: let’s analyze the hardware specs of one of the best thin laptops currently available
Are you looking for a powerful, lightweight laptop? Check in this ASUS M580VD-EB76 VivoBook laptop review why this is one of the best releases by this Taiwanese brand in 2017.
ASUS M580VD-EB76 VivoBook: Overview
This is one of the latest and currently one of the most powerful in the ASUS VivoBook series. It does not only have an impressive hardware setup, but it is also extremely thin and beautiful. Photographers will certainly enjoy the portability of this model.
ASUS M580VD-EB76 VivoBook: Design and Dimensions
After a brief overview of this laptop we can analyze one of its most interesting features, its design. If you are an Ultrabook fan and love compact devices, this ASUS is certainly a great choice.
With a thickness of just 0.8 mm and a weight of 5.1 lbs, this laptop is definitely excellent in terms of portability. This ASUS VivoBook also features a backlit keyboard, which is a must if you work in poorly lit rooms.
However, that’s not everything. Its chassis is extremely well finished, and the aluminum definitely contributes for a nice feeling when using this laptop. Even if the ZenBook still looks and feels better, this VivoBook is a great contender in the lightweight laptop niche.
Its display is also pretty good and is up to high standards of its design and hardware. Its 15.6 inch Full HD display is the standard for high-end laptops and its high resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is just awesome for gaming.
ASUS M580VD-EB76 VivoBook: Hardware
In terms of hardware, it comes with a powerful quad core processor (more on this below). It also has a dedicated video card, so it is the perfect device for gamers requiring a portable, yet powerful laptop.
GPU and CPU
The Core i7-7700HQ processor is part of the seventh generation of Intel chips, dubbed Kaby Lake. This quad core processor uses the hyper-threading technology to deliver excellent results in complex tasks, including gaming. You can read more on this processor here.
Its dedicated video card is part of the GeForce 10 series by NVIDIA. It comes with 4GB, which guarantees an excellent performance on games or if you use 3d rendering software. Even if the GTX 1050 is not among the fastest releases in the GeForce 10 series, it has a very satisfactory benchmark.
RAM and Storage
This laptop also comes with 16 GB DDR4 RAM. Considering its dimensions, I would say that it has one of the most powerful stock RAM setup in the category of thin laptops.
Its hybrid storage is equally impressive, with a 256 GB solid state drive and a 1 TB hard drive disk. The SSD is ideal to boot Windows and launch apps and games quickly. The hard drive provides more than enough storage for your personal files or software used less frequently.
ASUS M580VD-EB76 VivoBook: Connectivity
Connectivity is another key aspect of any laptop. In the thin laptop niche however, I often notice laptops that lack good connectivity, often with less ports than ideal for most users.
The ASUS M580VD-EB76 featured in this review however, offers great connectivity. It features one USB 3.1 Type-C, one USB 3.1 Type-A and one USB 2.0. On top of that you also have a HDMI port, present in most modern laptops. Finally its dual band 802.11ac WiFi allows great connection speeds when using your home or public wireless connections.
Our verdict for this ASUS Vivobook could not be more positive. In all the aspects reviewed in this laptop, our perception was pretty positive, and this laptop is impressive both in its exterior appearance and its hardware setup.
This laptop is probably ideal for users looking for a versatile laptop, with a powerful setup but without an aggressive gaming design.
ASUS M580VD-EB76 VivoBook 15.6″ FHD thin and light Gaming Laptop Computer (Intel Core i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 4GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD+1TB HDD)
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700HQ|
|Display||15.6 inches Full HD|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4|
|Storage||256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD|