A Step Up from the Vivobook S
While the ASUS VivoBook S got most of the ooh and ahhs from everyone in attendance during their event in Taiwan, due to a good mix between specs and its price, there were more than enough options given by ASUS to cover a broad spectrum of users. Enter the ASUS VivoBook Pro; a notebook, given its moniker, should provide you with more power under the hood. Let’s have a quick look at its spec sheet.
ASUS VivoBook Pro Specifications
- Up to a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 H-series processor
- Up to 16GB of RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
- Up to 4K UHD display with 100%sRGB
- Up to 512GB of SSD storage + 2TB HDD
- One-touch login with Windows Hello support (Optional)
- Harmon Kardon certified audio with Smart Amp
In terms of looks, we’re not seeing much of a change from the VivoBook S, though it is slightly thicker and heavier; measuring in at 19.2mm and weighing in at 2.2kg. The added bulk is due to the fact that ASUS has had to put a better cooling solution for upgraded hardware the VivoBook Pro hides in its frame.
At the helm is the latest generation Intel Core i5 or i7 H-series processor that has been paired with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of SSD storage plus up to a 2TB HDD. We’re also seeing a jump in the video card ASUS has decided to put on board the VivoBook Pro , from the GTX 940MX on VivoBook S to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 on this notebook.
We’re also going to be getting a 4K UHD display at higher configurations of the device, but we’re guessing that most of us would prefer a Full HD display given the GPU that the VivoBook Pro is packing; it’s nice to have the option though.
As for the price, the ASUS VivoBook Pro starts at $799 or Php 39,783; not too bad given the bump up in specs.