Let’s analyze the ASUS VivoBook Pro N705UD-EH76 in this review, one of the thinnest 17 inch laptops currently available
Are you looking for a powerful 17 inch laptop, that is also thin and reliable? Check the ASUS VivoBook Pro N705UD-EH76 review below, and find out what ASUS brings for users in 2018.
ASUS VivoBook Pro N705UD-EH76: A great 17 inch laptop
ASUS is one of the best laptop brands, especially when it comes to thin laptops. I am a big fan of the ASUS ZenBook series, as they are thin, beautiful and extremely fast. Today we have an ASUS VivoBook Pro, and, even if we have reviewed Vivobook laptops before, this one is pretty different.
The first aspect you will notice on its laptop is its size. This VivoBook Pro is a 17 inch laptop, ideal for those who like to work and play with big screens. But that’s not the only that is attractive about this new ASUS Laptop. It also is also pretty thin, which is unusual for 17 inch laptops. Finally it has a pretty impressive hardware setup.
Let’s check its quick specs and then analyze each one of its main characteristics in this review below:
ASUS VivoBook Pro Thin & Light Laptop, 17.3" Full HD, Intel i7-8550U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, Backlit KB, Windows 10 - N705UD-EH76, Star Gray, Casual Gaming
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8550U|
|Display||17.3 inches Full HD|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4|
|Storage||256 GB SDD + 1 TB HDD|
ASUS VivoBook Pro N705UD-EH76: Design and Display
One of the main highlights of this laptop is its design. Not much for its aesthetics, but for its extremely compact dimensions, considering it is a 17 inch laptop.
The dimensions are indeed pretty impressive. It is just 0.8″ and 16.2″ wide, making it one of the most portable 17 inch laptops currently available. It’s weight is also pretty low for a 17 incher, with just 4.6 lbs.
ASUS VivoBook Pro N705UD-EH76: CPU and GPU
The CPU and GPU are pretty important for every laptop, but even more if you have a 17 inch laptop and work with graphic projects. This specific ASUS VivoBook Pro has a great setup, with some of the latest technology for both its processor and video card.
The i7-8550U is currently one of the most powerful processors among those in the 8th generation of Intel chips. This quad core processor uses the hyper-threading technology to reach a higher benchmark. It has a base frequency of 1.8 GHz and a maximum turbo speed of 4.0 GHz. Check our guide on the best i7-8550U laptops for more info.
This laptop will also please gamers, as it has a pretty powerful dedicated video card. Even if the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 is not among the most powerful in the latest GeForce 10 series, it still has a pretty high benchmark. In fact, it does run most games released to date with pretty high settings. Finally, they do look awesome on its 17 inch screen.
ASUS VivoBook Pro N705UD-EH76: RAM and Storage
Continuing with our hardware analysis, let’s get to its RAM and storage. If you check its specs on the table above, you already know that it has a pretty good storage capacity, as well as plenty of RAM.
It’s 16 GB RAM is often seen in other thin high-end laptops like the Dell XPS. The DDR4 technology delivers impressive results while multi-tasking on Windows 10.
The ASUS N705UD-EH76 storage is another great surprise. It offers both a 256 GB SSD as well as a 1TB. This way you will have a fast boot and app launching with the SSD, and pretty good storage capacity from the HDD.
ASUS VivoBook Pro N705UD-EH76: Connectivity
One of the coolest things about this laptop, is that it supports 4K UHD output. Its screen has in fact Full HD resolution as mentioned above, but you will be able to connect the laptop to 4K devices and watch your favorite content with an amazing quality.
Other than that, the connectivity of this laptop is overall good. It features the following ports: USB 3.0 Type-A, USB 2.0 as well as USB-C (Gen1). Finally, you can also connect a mic or headphone in this laptop.
- Fast quad-core processor
- Thin 17 laptop
- Plenty of storage
- GPU could be faster
- Relative low battery autonomy (but normal for a 17 inch laptop)
This ASUS VivoBook Pro is certainly a great laptop, but it is even better for a specific type of users. If you work with graphic arts and video edition, I highly recommend this laptop. However, if you are more into gaming, there are probably other 17 inchers to be considered. If you are looking for even more powerful laptops, I’d certainly wait for the i7-8700HQ, which is going to be released somewhere in 2018.
Other than that, you can also check our best i7-8550U laptops. The processor in this laptop is certainly one of its highlights, so its definitely worth checking other models powered by the same CPU.