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Computex 2017: ASUS Unveils the Vivobook Pro

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.

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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