A high-performance laptop in gaming mode : Vivobook Pro N705UD – Core i7-8550U – Asus

In presentation

Latest release in the range Asus, we’ve been running tests onVivobook Pro N705UD…What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
To make the choice easier, we have judged this Asus Vivobook Pro N705UD according to what you are going to do with it.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.

Vivobook Pro N705UD enough for internet use?

Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
With this Vivobook Pro N705UD, Asus is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 17.3 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The processor chosen for this model is a Core i7-8550U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 1256 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Last point about the autonomy. the Vivobook Pro N705UD can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this Vivobook Pro N705UD most of the time connected to the power cable.

Vivobook Pro N705UD the right choice for watching movies ?

Making this Vivobook Pro N705UD a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Asus. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Asus presents this model in a large size version. Large by size, with 17.3 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.1 kg.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Vivobook Pro N705UD is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The processor installed on this model is a Core i7-8550U sufficient one for audio and video. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Vivobook Pro N705UD seems inappropriate. Indeed, with 4 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.

Vivobook Pro N705UD compatible with on the move use ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Vivobook Pro N705UD to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.1 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. For a laptop it »s bulky to move. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. With its 17.3 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this Vivobook Pro N705UD. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
The processor Core i7-8550Uinstalled on this model makes it possible to save batteries.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Asus must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 1256 Gb in total. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 17.3 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Finally with the Vivobook Pro N705UD, Asus deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.

The Vivobook Pro N705UD- the right model for audio or video editing ?

For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Vivobook Pro N705UD may be fine. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Core i7-8550U makes it possible. With its 16 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
For audio and video editing use, it is interesting to have a laptop combining hard drive and SSD; hard drive for large storage capacity, SSD for fast flash memory. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 1256 Gb. It’s one of the best on the market right now. You won’t have to worry about storage space for your audio and video creations. In extreme cases, you will still have the option of external storage via usb ports.
The autonomy of this Vivobook Pro N705UD is of 4 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the Vivobook Pro N705UDi s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.

The Vivobook Pro N705UD- the right model to play with?

With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. Thanks to this Vivobook Pro N705UD, Asus has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
With its graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 card and processor Core i7-8550U, Asus has indeed chosen an interesting option. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Core i7-8550U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Asus has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 1256 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For online gaming, it Vivobook Pro N705UD has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17.3 inches size.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this Vivobook Pro N705UD is an excellent choice for video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!

Vivobook Pro N705UD the right choice for office automation ?

Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisVivobook Pro N705UD is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
This model is intended for those who want to change their system. It Vivobook Pro N705UD is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. This model weighs 2.1 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
With more 1256 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In conclusion, the Vivobook Pro N705UD is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.

Finally, the Vivobook Pro N705UD….

This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the Vivobook Pro N705UD remains reasonable in terms of price.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks