The ASUS Vivobook K570UD is a quite unique system because the company markets it as a casual laptop that specifically targeted for anyone searches for horse power and portability. The system itself powered by Intel ULV Core I7 and GTX 1050 that will take care most of your jobs and allowing you to run many games during the break. The specification itself is not so appealing for 1000 dollars as ASUS TUF FX504 is cheaper and more powerful with Coffee Lake based processor. The main selling point here is the portability that it promises that basically let you to carry it around during your travel.
The company seems wanting to maintain their position on gaming market and this reason leads them on releasing so many products that sometimes makes users confused. I got the chance to review this unit and I think it’s good for us to take look inside and see how it’s comparable with similar options. I just hope it could be turned into a nice deal for everyone. That is what we are going to talk about here. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
ASUS introduces of fairly simple and plain design here. Thankfully, although it looks plain, the design itself is so catchy and appealing thanks to their impressive finishing touch. The entire chassis is covered in black finishing with adding of light sky blue lining in all over its lid area. These two combinations blend nicely and overall giving me a nice impression. In term of weight, I guess having a 0.86 inches thickness is a common nowadays even for a gaming system, but still having of 4.2 pounds of weight is fantastic considering that it features so much power on inside. Carrying it around will never make you shame at all.
Moving into its build quality, I think I am not finding any bad thing to say from it. The keyboard and touchpad area are well constructed and the metal hinge system is sturdy enough to flip over and over again. The rigidity itself is great although it can be lot better with few improvements. As for the connectivity, the ports options are complete although for some reasons they still include of USB 2.0 ports. Luckily, the USB 3.0 type-A and USB type-C also available here and does not makes me so worry for connectivity.back to menu ↑
Promising in Visual and Comfortably on Typing
ASUS equips the display with 15.6 inch display and 1920 x 1080p resolution. In term of quality, I think the color accuracy and brightness are fairly great here. Using an IPS panel is a good decision here because the viewing angle is wide to 180 degree. Just keep in mind that other people might able to take look into what you’re doing, so better to reduce the brightness level for reducing the angle. The company includes of some kinds visual technology like ASUS Tru2Life Vide, but in the end the result is not difference than its competitors. The display is just able to automatically adjust the setting for different usages and not improving the overall quality.
Then, for productivity support we receive of full size keyboard that features of 1.4 mm travel key and backlit support. Typing on my experience is not so bad and feels comfortable as long as you get used with short travel keys like me. Some users might need of couple of tries until they fully maximize their experience here. The backlit support is bright and colorful here although adjusting every single key is not possible here. The thing is very normal here considering this is only a 1000 dollars gaming device.
|ASUS Vivobook K570UD||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I7-8550U ULV 1.8 GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 Memory|
|Storage||256GB SSD +1TB HDD|
Gaming and Productivity
The gaming experience I find here is not considered as the best one available right now moreover with Intel Core I7-8250U processor here. You should notice there is a U letter at the end of it and means it’s a sign that this is an ULV or ultra-low power processor. The Quad Core CPU has 1.6 GHz base clock and 4.0 GHz boosted clock. In real usage, it’s hard for the CPU to reach 4.0 GHz and stability maintains the 3.4 to 3.6 GHz clock with proper cooling. On gaming usage, I never find any problem on running AAA games at medium and high setting. Most of games playable at high setting with some newer games only playable at medium configuration like Final Fantasy 15, Far Cry 5, and Assassin Creed Origin. These games do not look so bad at medium especially on 1080p setting.
Running productivity is giving similar case here as editing document, checking email, and rendering video would never give any problem. Running around for nonstop should give you a solid 8 hours battery life for streaming movies and around 6 hours on gaming. The battery life is better than my expectation here. If expect for a powerful system with solid battery usage, then you are in right place here.back to menu ↑
The ASUS K570UD is a great recommendation for professional usage or users who loves carrying of a gaming system. The performance itself is not so powerful in comparable with its competitors, but in good side you have longer battery life as return for this case. Still, I recommend you to take look into it further and find out how it satisfies your needs. For cheaper approach, the FX504 is available to afford right now at around 800 dollars. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration you want here. I just hope the information is good enough for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again next time.