|Standing screen display size||17.3 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080 Pixels|
|Memory Speed||1.8 GHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050|
|Card Description||GeForce GTX 1050 4GB|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||4 GB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||8 Hours|
ASUS VivoBook Pro Thin & Light Laptop, 17.3" Full HD, Intel i7-8550U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, Backlit KB, Windows 10 - N705UD-EH76, Star Gray, Casual Gaming
|Display Size||17.3 Inches|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
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- Latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz (Turbo up to 4.0GHz) Processor
- 17.3" Full HD Wide View display with 72% NTSC color gamut and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB discrete graphics for flawless visuals
- Slim 16.2" wide, 0.8" thin and portable footprint.Maximum RAM Supported: 32.00 GB; Battery: 42 Whrs 3 Cells Battery
- 16GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage combo; Ergonomic backlit keyboard with number pad
- Comprehensive connections with USB-C (Gen1), USB 3.0 Type-A, USB 2.0, HDMI, & headphone/mic ports for every device
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- Latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz (Turbo up to 4.0GHz) Processor for smooth
- 17.3” Full HD WideView display with 72% NTSC color gamut and NVIDIA 940MX discrete graphics
- Slim 16.2” wide, 0.8” thin and portable footprint
- 16GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage combo; Ergonomic backlit keyboard with number pad
- Comprehensive connections with USB-C (Gen1), USB 3.0 Type-A, USB 2.0, HDMI, & headphone/mic ports
- Long-lasting lithium polymer battery, fast charging technology that charges up to 60% in 49 minutes
- Lightning-fast dual band 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi keeps you connected through any congestion
ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 N705
17.3” Thin and Portable FHD Laptop
The ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 is slimmer and lighter than ever and is one of the most portable laptops in its class. It features a 1080p FHD display, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics, and the latest cooling and fast-charge technologies. The VivoBook Pro 17 provides you with all the multimedia essentials wrapped in a stylish package
Performance and Design
At the core of the ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 is the powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor. With 8GB DDR4 RAM and 940MX graphics, the VivoBook Pro 17 delivers all the computing power needed for effortless multitasking. Equipped with a high-performance SSD, the VivoBook Pro 17 offers data read/write speeds up to 10x faster than older mechanical hard drives. For ultra-fast connectivity, the VivoBook Pro 17 features dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for up to 6x increased speed & stability compared to older generations.
Durable and stylish
With a 0.8” profile and overall weight of just 4.6 lbs, the ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 is portable enough to tag-along wherever life takes you. The VivoBook Pro 17 has a full-size backlit keyboard that’s perfect for low-light settings and offers 1.4mm of key travel for ergonomic and comfortable typing.
Lifelike and vivid visuals
The ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 combines optimized hardware and software to provide crisp & clear visuals. A Full HD panel with WideView technology, 72% NTSC, and ASUS Splendid software enhancement provides richer, deeper and more accurate colors — for any type of content !
Connectivity and Sound
The ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 delivers amazing audio enhanced by ASUS SonicMaster software optimizations. Powerful speakers with smart amplifier technology help maximize volume while maintaining crystal-clear sound. Dual-coil, front-mounted stereo speakers deliver the loudest, clearest audio possible from a thin and lightweight device.
Along with the USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, the ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 offers USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, LAN, and SD card ports for hassle-free compatibility with a wide range of peripherals, displays and projectors.
USB Type-C Connection
The ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 includes a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with a USB Type-C connector which has a reversible design making connecting any device effortless and quick.
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|Computer Memory Size||16 GB||8 GB||12 GB||4 GB||16 GB|
|CPU Model Manufacturer||Intel||Intel||AMD||Intel||Intel|
|CPU Speed||1.8 GHz||4.2 GHz||2.30 GHz||2.6 GHz||4.6 GHz|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1920x1080 pixels||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080 lines_per_inch||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Screen Size||17.3 inches||15.6 inches||17.3 inches||11.6 inches||13.3 inches|
|Hard Disk Size||1000 GB||256 GB||512 GB||64 GB||512 GB|
|Item Dimensions||16.20 x 10.60 x 0.80 inches||14.31 x 9.86 x 0.71 inches||16.00 x 10.00 x 0.80 inches||11.30 x 7.60 x 0.67 inches||11.90 x 7.40 x 0.70 inches|
|Item Weight||4.60 lbs||3.97 lbs||5.00 lbs||2.20 lbs||2.60 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 10||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10||Windows 10 S||Windows 10 Pro|
|RAM Type||Unknown||DDR4 SDRAM||DIMM||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Wireless Communication Standard||802.11ac||802.11ax||802.11ac, Bluetooth||802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth||Bluetooth, 802.11b/n/ac|
The ASUS Vivo Book Pro 17 is slimmer and lighter than ever and is one of the most portable laptops in its class. It features the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, a 1080p FHD display with 72% NTSC, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and the latest cooling and fast-charge technologies. The Vivo Book Pro 17 provides you with all the multimedia essentials wrapped in a stylish package.
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So, the reason I bought this over other models when looking was because it's the latest generation i7 with the "U" designator which stands for "ultra low power" at the time of this posting (April 2018) There are other higher numbered intel i7's out there in the Kaby Lake - R generation, and they will be more powerful with more cores, but more power means higher temps. I feel you as a consumer need to find a balance between power and thermals if you want a pleasant experience. This was my chosen balance, I think it fairs extremely well. In addition to the processor, the GPU I feel is in the exact same "sweet spot" of thermals vs power as the processor. The MX150 in a lot of models while more powerful than just running the integrated intel graphics and is roughly half as powerful real life performance as the 1050. The 1050ti in a lot of models is about 25% more powerful as the normal 1050 but also has a higher TDP which means more power consumption and thermals. The result, fairly demanding middle of the road games run at 60fps @ 1080 with medium settings stutter free. Exactly what I was wanting, exactly what this is.
So far, the only upgrade I did was to upgrade the SSD from the 256GB SATA M.2 SSD to a 512GB PCIE NVME M.2 SSD. The one I have is a Samsung 950 PRO. It took way too much research to find out that the motherboard is capable of running on this. In the Q and A's even the manufacturer denies that it will run, saying only SATA M.2 is supported. But anyone coming across this review, can confirm NVME drives will run at full speed on at least the 17.3 version N705UD-EH76.
If you do the upgrade to NVME or just wipe/reload windows, please ensure you at least get the intel drivers from ASUS support website. There are thermal framework drivers etc that if not installed will make your system fan seemingly lose it's mind at random intervals and is pretty annoying. Also annoying is how absolutely batsh*t crazy the engineering was on the construction of this. I am actually docking 1 star for something most users will probably never experience, just because of how bad it is. If you do end up taking this laptop apart, you have to not only remove the keyboard portion to do any upgrades at all, but to access the SSD slot you will also have to completely disassemble and remove the entire motherboard, which is attached on one corner to the display hinge. To make matters worse, as a tech, when you take a part machines, the 1st thing you remove is the power to limit the chance of arching power from damaging components, but in this situation, you first remove 3 ribbon cables and the HDD before you can even access the battery. Anyway, rant, but this is by far one of the worst engineered internals of a laptop I've ever worked on. I also broke the port on the ribbon connector which does not effect the functions of the cable, but it basically melted in pieces in my experienced hands, shame on you asus for cutting corners. I probably will not be digging into it again to repaste the CPU in which I originally planned on doing.
The screen is nice, not fantastic, good viewing angles, decent color, nothing special, nothing bad. No excessive flex to the screen, it and the system seem rigid and feels like it should last. Keyboard also nice for typing, numberpad looks goofy because of how small it is, looks like they reused the 15in keyboard on the 17in model. Whatever, it works.
The audio is excellent, not sure what people are going on about, for a laptop, the sound is rich, bass filled and loud, not tinny or shallow like most. Probably some of the best audio I've gotten a chance to own in a laptop. I don't know, I'm happy with it.
Overall, the machine, when completely in 1 piece, runs like a dream. The system is extremely fast and responsive. The system externally remains cool under most office and media consumption tasks and only gets moderately warm under low / medium stress, under high stress it does get hot to the touch, but not terribly uncomfortable, the system thermally throttles like any turbo boost intel chip. The fans run audibly at low consumption and seemingly low temps, but aren't horrible or super annoying, just not ideal. Other reviewers have never had a gaming laptop apparently, this behaves in line with basically every other gaming laptop I've ever used.
-good price/performance ratio
-excellent build quality
-excellent weight/thickness vs screen size
-internal construction/layout/disassembly (OMG BAD! Shame on you ASUS!)
-fan noise/RPM under low stress is too high, no way to adjust bios update did not fix either.
-unclear specs (PCIE NVME is supported! Just not installed by default. No fingerprint reader)
-questionable keyboard layout / size (number pad is too small/compact)
UPDATE: 6 Months later and still going strong. Latest BIOS update seems to resolve the weird fan speed issues I was seening. Much more stable "active cooling ratio" no documentation on changes but it seems better anyway. I upgraded the wifi chip with a NGFF Intel wifi/BT combo card because of some dropped packets while gaming and my bluetooth audio was spotty. $25 upgrade and immediately resolved the problem with the realtek wifi. I also upgraded to a 2TB hybrid HDD because reasons... internals still hard to take apart and work around but at least those 2 parts were fairly easily accessible.
Adding a star in hindsight because I feel my first review was a tad harsh, it really is a good laptop, my salty review was made almost directly after opening it up and saying "what the hell". Good job Asus, thanks.
+Great value for money, i7 8550u performs around 5% worse than i7 7700hq in all core situations while consuming MUCH less power (15W vs 45W). The single thread speeds and clockspeed of the i7 8550u are faster than i7 700hq though so it feels extremely snappy when doing normal stuff like word/powerpoint/web browsing (single core applications)
+GTX 1050 just makes it even better
+IO selection is great as long as you don't rely on thunderbolt.
+Decent screen on the IPS model(core i7 8th gen)
+++Very good and loud speakers which do not peak at all even when playing opera music. Bass is clear even for electro music which is really impressive. Little distortion (at 17inches its inexcusable for a laptop to have that). Not as good as macbook pro 2017 speakers but still way better than most windows laptops.
+Heat is exhausted out the sides which are some distance away from the keyboard so the keyboard does not get hot.
+keyboard is nice to type on and I could easily get up to 100wpm.
+only a few bloatware, 10mins of uninstallation should do the trick
-VERY bad battery life even with the more efficient i7 8550u, getting around 4.5 hours of normal web browsing on a full charge. I feel this is a design flaw rather than a compromise since most of the space inside the laptop is empty instead of being used for more battery capacity.
EDIT TOOK A STAR OFF:
I thermal tested the computer by stressing the i7 with folding@home, and on 100% load, the processor boosts up to 3.8ghz. However in just 10s it hits 90C/194F and throttles down to 3.1ghz so as to not damage itself. Thermal throttling of this level should not be present in a laptop this big and this is a HUGE performance drop. Furthermore ASUS, unlike most other laptop brands, places a "warranty void if broken" sticker on the cpu hotplate, so YOU CANNOT CHANGE THERMAL PASTE WITHOUT VOIDING THE WARRANTY.
I will update later to see if any issues arose
UPDATE ONE: Still awesome! Its been over a month and have had zero issues. I play a ton of games new and old without any overheating. Temp is steady the whole time. I call user error on most bad reviews.
Just remember...most people are suuuuppperrr dumb with laptops and PC's and use misinformation that they received from their 10 year old to back up their claims haha!
Top reviews from other countries
This VivoBook Pro is exactly what I was looking for: a lighter 17 inch quality screen, 16 GB RAM, a recent processor and an SSD and regular HD.
The screen is beautiful! I did not want a touch screen and this screen is great (5*)
Memory no issues and none expected for what I do: Office apps, some web development, some database work, browsing & email. (5*)
SSD this one is smaller, capacity wise, but appears to be much faster for all things Windows (startup, shutdown, app loading etc) ; I have not really used the 1 TB HD yet, but I have looked into how to upgrade if needed. (5*)
The available ports fit all my current and foreseeable needs. (5*)
The network card is great and is a noticeably great improvement over what I had previously. (5*)
The weight (or lack thereof) is great, I now have the power of a gaming laptop, without the weight. (5*)
The sound is pretty good too, but I don't really use it much (5*)
The case, hinges and bezel have a quality look and feel but are not industrial tough, but I expect them to be 'home use' tough. (5*)
I cannot comment on the track-pad, as I am not a fan and use a Logitech trackball that fits nicely on the flat surface next to the track-pad.
The keyboard is unusual in a few ways, the letter & top row number keys are standard size with a nice feel and response, the bottom row keys ctrl, fn, Windows, alt, spacebar are taller than the letters, the arrow keys, and numeric keypad numbers are narrower than the letter keys and there is no gap between the alpha and numeric keypad, the top row function keys are shorter in height... and there is no dedicated <end> key... the power button is the top right key and happens to be the smallest key on the keyboard. For the most part these differences have been adapted to without issue, but I do miss the <end> key and have to slow down when keying in numbers... there seems to be enough room to have accommodated regular width keys throughout but no... I will adapt, but it's good not 'great' (3*)
Battery life has never been great on my ASUS laptops, but you don't buy ASUS for battery life you buy ASUS for solid design and specs; that being said, this unit's battery life is surprisingly good (by ASUS standards) when the laptop is not being pushed I am getting 3-4 hours and for me that's great. (4*)
Some reviewers have mentioned fan noise, and I kept my ears open and tried to notice what was going on when I did hear it. Well I am happy to report that I have only heard it a few times and while it cannot be missed I would not say that it is not loud enough to be annoying and in each case that I did hear it it did not last long when I made sure that air flow was not impeded... It seems that I only heard it when I put the laptop on a soft cloth surface (couch) or blanket (my bad).
All in all I am once again very satisfied with another ASUS product, and I would buy it again and recommend it without hesitation.
I was looking for a Laptop with an SSD, Good CPU and onboard LAN. For all intensive purposes this laptop checked those boxes. I was looking for these three things because I'm going to school in the fall for IT. I don't often shop on amazon so after spending months looking around at my local shops ( Memory Express, Canada Computers and Bestbuy ) Amazon was the only vendor that sold what I wanted. I had read the Amazon.com (US) reviews on this product and they were mostly good.
So I pulled the trigger. forgiving the windows Home pre-installed on the it. I quickly went about fixing that. Installing Windows Pro 64bit. The SSD makes booting and installing reasonable fast. Looking up the SSD in device manager its not a terrible bad SSD but its not the greatest. the BIOS is also extremely basic. the timings on the DDR4 ram 2666mhz again not great but not terrible, I don't plan on gaming so the ram timing here isn't that important.
THIS IS NOT A GAMING LAPTOP.
The integrated GPU MX150 does what I need it to do, I'm not going to be gaming on it as mention above, and if I were it would probably be a basic game or an old-school RTS.
Since the laptop body has to incase a 17.3" screen this laptop has a full QWERTY keyboard, typing on it takes some mild getting used to, no more then a new keyboard would. It feels pretty good. The touchpad.. is well a touchpad, it takes some getting use too.. I don't hate it.
The other mild letdown is the wifi card it kinda sucks, Boot time - network connection is a little slow and at times the 5g connection is terrible.
Onto the meat of my problems;
The battery life leaves you wanting, just web browsing ( first major test was about..a full battery. unplugged in the morning while the laptop was in a cold-off state.(was totally off not in a sleep or hibernate mode) started using it for web browsing at about 4 or 5 left it on a spent 30 minutes looking online for somewhere to order, settled on skip the dishes, for those unfamiliar; they have interactive - post order/order tracker map that updates as your food is prepared and then delivered. took about... 45 minutes for our food to get to us. and then we watched the new spiderman (into the spiderverse) after that we kinda just hungout I ended up turning the laptop off (cold state again) at about... 7 or 8 the battery was in the high 39s low 40s percentage )
TLDR: Battery Sucks under basic web-page/browsing load.
Extremely whiny sounding CPU cool/system looking at idle/low loads there's a faint whiny/fan click sound. under heavier loads it just gets louder.
TLDR: Over all okay hardware terrible integrated support for aforementioned hardware.
I wish the power button was not so close to the number pad but I haven't accidentally powered it off yet.
The backlit keypad is great and the display is fabulous.
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Je dois toutefois noter un défaut bête: le fil pour brancher l'appareil est trop court. La grosse boite du connecteur n'a que (grosso-modo) 2 pieds de laisse. Donc, si on branche au mur et que la prise n'est pas au sol, la grosse boite est suspendue et non à plat au sol. C'est vraiment bête comme problème. Je dois garder la boite de connection sur la table et ça prend inutilement de la place....