The ASUS VivoBook Pro N552VW-DS79 is a good laptop with a moderate price. It belongs in the mid-range territory, but has the characteristics of an ultrabook. If you don’t want to pay much for an ultrabook, this can be an option considering the price tag is pretty low for a device with this moniker. When it comes to performance, it is expected from a mid-range laptop. But design-wise, it looks premium.
Elegance is the best way to describe the design. Gaming laptops are usually quirky, which is not the impression we get from the ASUS VivoBook Pro N552VW-DS79. Despite being a powerhouse, the build quality is solid. The design is modern and straightforward. As you can see, the exterior is full of aluminum. It makes the laptop look stunning. The top lid also doesn’t have intricate embellishments, which really helps strengthen the minimalist styling. There are a number of ports you can find on this laptop, such as 3 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB-C port, a mini-display port, a single HDMI-out, a 2-in-1 card reader (SD+MMC), and many others. If you need one to transfer data, the USB Type C will be very beneficial. It can also turn into a charger if your devices run out of battery.
The display is not only wide, but also detailed thanks to the 3840 x 2160 resolution. This resolution makes everything on the 15.6″ looks crisp and clear. It has a color gamut of 100% sRGB, which makes a huge difference to the display quality. Colors look vibrant and vivid. There is also depth in it. Knowing that display is a huge factor that influences gaming experience, it won’t disappoint at all. Even watching videos feel amazing on this screen. The viewing angles are also good, which means if you sit with friends to watch a video, they don’t need to tilt their heads to get a better view since colors don’t look washed out from different angles. (Also read: Asus Chromebook Flip C302 Review)
The ASUS VivoBook Pro N552VW-DS79 gets its power from the 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor. It is popular among gaming laptops because it can handle demanding games. It is on the same level as other models in its price range. The benchmark results also indicate that it can compete with other premium notebooks. The processor is paired with 8GB of RAM, which is spacious even though there is an option to increase if you need. More RAM means more space to install programs. It will also be more capable of handling intensive tasks. This model comes with 1 terabyte of storage. It is plain HDD, not a hybrid one like that on other series. There is so much room to add programs. It would be sufficient for gaming and professional use.
Performance is an important aspect for a gaming laptop. Thankfully, the ASUS VivoBook Pro N552VW-DS79 does a great job. For your information, it has a dedicated video card. It is not the most sought-after one, but still better than nothing. It helps the machine to run a wide range of modern games. Another important addition is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU.
ASUS VivoBook Pro N552VW-DS79 specs:
- 10.2 x 15.1 x 1.2 inches (Size)
- 15.6-inch (3480 x 2160) display
- 2.6 GHz None Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor
- 8GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM / 256 SSD plus 1T HDD Hard Drive
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB
- Windows 10