Asus VivoBook 15 X570ZD
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Reviews for the Asus VivoBook 15 X570ZD
Source: Laptop Media
How about upgradability? Again – mixed results. It is great that you can put two RAM sticks and add up to 32GB of memory. Moreover, you have one M.2 NVMe PCIe x2 slot and a SATA drive slot. Now, it all seems fun and games, until you pop the device open. The only thing you can change right out the bat is the SATA drive. Everything else requires the removal of the motherboard from the chassis. You can do that yourself with only a single Phillips screwdriver and you can check our guide HERE. Nevertheless, it takes plenty of steps more, compared to the Ideapad L340 Gaming (15) or the VivoBook K571.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2020
Source: Ultrabook Review Archive.org version
This VivoBook is a hard sell. On one hand it's rather unique, as it combines a low-power CPU with mid-tier Nvidia dedicated graphics, and it performs well in most situations and doesn't throttle in games. On the other it's just average in terms of build, looks, screen quality and even typing experience, although I find this a good match for my style. Pricing is going to make it or break it though, as Asus also offers an Intel Core U based model with the exact same traits, quirks and kind of GPU, and this one needs to be more affordable in order to compete and overcome the flaws associated with the Ryzen platform. Read on for the whole story.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R5 2500U: Mobile APU that integrates four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.6 GHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 to 25 Watt (15 W nominal) and the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 is clocked at up to 1100 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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