Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T
Average of 6 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T
Sleek meets mainstream. With the 15.6-inch Vivobook V551LB, Asus integrates the latest Haswell hardware and a dedicated video card into a sleek Ultrabook design. At least on paper, the touchscreen notebook seems to offers plenty of performance without breaking the bank. How compelling is this newest entry in the VivoBook-series and how does it stack up against the competition?
Source: Computer Shopper
The well-built and attractive VivoBook V551LB-DB71T is one of the fastest mainstream laptops we've seen. It provides the latest-generation CPU and discrete graphics for under $1,000, which is not unheard-of but highly unusual. However, we suspect that some folks will find the tradeoff—the lackluster, low-res 1,366x768 screen—a deal-breaker, especially if they often use their PCs for video playback.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
With the Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T, you get approximately the look and feel of the higher-end Asus Zenbook UX51VZ-DH71, but for a lot less money. An attractive, solidly built 15.6-inch thin laptop with overall good performance, the Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T is held back by its lackluster display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
Source: Digital Trends
The VivoBook V551LB is a mixed bag of highs and lows, with very good battery life, but a sub-par screen. It has a mostly premium-feeling shell, but lacks the solid-state storage or backlit keyboard that we’ve come to expect with a system priced at near $1,000. That doesn’t make the VivoBook a bad option by any means.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: IT Reviews
In recent months we’ve seen plenty of slim laptops and ultrabooks adding Windows 8 and touch to the portability and performance that ultraportables are known for. The Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T desktop replacement laptop is deceptively sleek and slim, offering category leading performance and battery life that will carry you through the day.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Compared with other slim systems, like the Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A-BHI5T or the budget-friendly Asus VivoBook S400CA-UH51, the Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T is impressive. It may not bring a lot of new features or radical design changes to the 15-inch laptop space, but with a fourth-generation Intel processor, Nvidia graphics, and category-leading performance, it doesn't have to. This 15-inch laptop may look like an ultrabook, but it's more of a desktop replacement, and succeeds the Sony VAIO E15 (SVE15116FXS) as our Editors' Choice for mainstream desktop replacement laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
The desktop replacement market usually consists of 17 inch and bigger models. Now more compact 15.6 inch models with high performance are added. The Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T should resemble ultrabooks with its slim and portable design, but it is powerful enough to be a desktop replacement for most needs. With its metal covered lid and palm rests and a weight of 2.4 kg, it is on the heavier side, yet still light enough to be carried when needed. This model offers a decent audio quality and a well designed keyboard and track pad. So prolonged typing and web surfing is comfortable. In addition, the touch screen work smoothly and well. Unlike most laptops with a slimmer profile, the Asus VivoBook V551LB-DB71T features a DVD-RW drive - a rare and welcome feature in laptops of this kind.
The performance is great when compared to similar machines. The laptop features a 1 TB hard drive, good CPU performance, decent graphics performance and an extremely long battery life (over 7 hours for moderate use). The graphics performance should be enough to satisfy casual to intermediate gamers. Unfortunately, a major drawback of the model is the 1366 x 768 display. So, this machine is best suited for casual to moderate users looking for a slim, well designed desktop replacement that will not feel slow during everyday web and office tasks and casual gaming and delivers enough battery life to run for many hours without charging. For this purpose, this machine is one of the best in its class.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
73.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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