Notebook reviews – Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T

With the Asus Vivobook V551lb-Db71t, you get give or take the look and feel of the higher-close Asus Zenbook Ux51vz-Dh71, however for a considerable measure less cash.

Then again, provided that you gaze nearly toward the specs and development of the two, its not difficult to see why the V551lb is substantially to a lesser degree a record book than the Ux51vz. Screen determination and quality, for instance, are yielded on the V551lb and, in spite of the fact that it has a 1tb hard drive for more than enough space, it doesn’t have a strong state drive or auxiliary streak memory to help support execution.

Those things may not be major issues for you, yet for its cost of around $1,000, we’ve started to anticipate considerably more. It’s not a terrible arrangement, yet its not an incredible one, either.

Plan and characteristics

The V551lb is an alluring note pad. That may not be a necessity for every living soul, yet its fantastic that its not an appalling, plasticky mess, regardless. The cover’s brushed-metal completion gives it a premium look and the entire form appears to be generally developed. The base of the framework is a solitary bit of polycarbonate, with only a little fan vent and two openings close to the front for its stereo speakers.

In spite of the fact that the smart phone is moderately thin (it measures 15 inches wide by 10.2 inches profound by 0.9 inch thick), it isn’t precisely lightweight at 5.8 pounds. With its little force connector, the travel weight tips the 6-pound mark. Contingent upon how solid you are or what else you need to travel with, for an every day drive or dragging all over the place yard, that could be altogether too much.

Lift the cover and you’ll uncover an expansive touch cushion with no discrete binds for right and left clicks; there is, then again, a vertical line at the base so you don’t need to conjecture. It’s set up for multitouch use, for things like two-finger squeeze to-zoom and scrolling and three-finger swipes for indicating open requisitions or the desktop. Fingers skimmed easily on its surface and it for the most part didn’t get out of hand if a palm unintentionally arrived on it.

It has a full console with a number cushion and Asus figured out how to keep all the critical keys extensive enough for agreeable and exact writing. Acknowledging how shallow the figure is, the keys of the chiclet-style console have extremely exceptional travel. Besides, there’s more than enough room underneath the console to rest your wrists (however the left side could utilize a smidge more).

It is not illuminated, be that as it may, and at this value it truly ought to be. Additionally, there’s a key only right of the Backspace key that starts a Vivobook interface for doing things like seeing framework data, turning on a force save mode, changing sound quality and presentation shade, and researching signal uphold, besides everything else. It’s excellent to have, in any case simple to inadvertently hit in place of the Backspace key and since it really assumes control over your screen, it could be disappointing.

Cost (as reviewed) $999 $1,199 $999.99

Presentation estimate, resolution 15.6-inch, 1,366×768 touch screen 15.5-inch, 1,920×1,080 touch screen 15.6-inch, 1,366×768 touch screen

Processor 1.8ghz Intel Core i7-4500u 1.8ghz Intel Core i7-4500u 2.4ghz Intel Core i7-4700mq

Memory 8gb 1,600mhz Ddr3 Sdram 8gb 1,600mhz Ddr3 Sdram 12gb 1,600mhz Ddr3 Sdram

Graphics 2gb Nvidia Geforce Gt 740m 1.8gb Intel Hd Graphics 4400 2gb Nvidia Geforce Gt 740m

Storage 1tb 5,400rpm hard drive 1tb 7,200rpm hard drive 1tb 5,400rpm hard drive

Optical drive dvd burner none dvd burner

Networking gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n remote, Bluetooth 4.0 802.11b/g/n remote, Bluetooth 4.0 gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n remote

Os windows 8 (64-bit) windows 8 (64-bit) windows 8 (64-bit)

Assuming that there is one thing that might keep me from suggesting this portable computer, its the screen. For starters, its person on foot 1,366×768-pixel determination is common of additional plan inviting 15.6-inch laptops as the Acer Aspire E1-572-6870. As that laptop’s, the Asus Vivobook V551lb’s presentation doesn’t get all that splendid and the screen is extremely polished. Attempting to finalize it outside in sunshine or in splendid indoor lighting may abandon you battling to see what’s onscreen or, at any rate, normally modifying your screen edge.

Color is better than average for cool use, however washes out some when you’re review from the sides. Additionally, shades transform when the screen is seen from above or beneath. Assuming that shade correctness or off-point review is discriminating to what you require everyday, its likely opportunity to begin taking a gander at different laptops.

The V551lb’s inherent speakers aren’t incredible, either. They don’t get appallingly boisterous and they sound a touch empty. They’re tolerable for cool tuning in, however they don’t match the nature of Asus’ higher-close laptops. For standard use, you’ll presumably need to snare some outer speakers or earphones.

Video hdmi

Audio stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jack

Data 2 Usb 3.0, 1 Usb 2.0, Sd card onlooker

Networking ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Optical drive dvd burner

On a more positive note, the V551lb offers an exceptional measure of ports and associations spread out on both sides of the framework. On the left you’ll uncover an Ethernet jack, a Hdmi yield, and two Usb 3.0 ports.

All the remaining associations are on the right in addition to a Sd card space and, yes, a Dvd copier.

Execution and electric storage device life

As said prior, the V551lb-Db71t has a 5,400rpm 1tb hard drive. Assuming that you’re searching for the quickest execution nowadays, you’ll need a machine with either a robust state drive or a cross breed drive that consolidates a little measure of blaze memory with a bigger hard drive. That said, a hard drive offers more space for your cash, so if that is what is most paramount to you, the V551lb’s 1tb is adequate, and Asus tosses in an extra 32gb of cloud-based Asus Webstorage for three years.