Asus VivoBook Pro N580 review — Durable, practical and productive laptop

Asus VivoBook Pro N580 review — Durable, practical and productive laptop

Despite the emergence of many new PCs, such as hybrid laptops and ultra-thin laptops, traditional laptops remain popular. The new Asus VivoBook Pro N580 is a laptop that offers high-quality components at a reasonable price.

Asus VivoBook Pro N580 review — Durable, practical and a productive laptop

For my review, I chose the N580 model with a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ 4-core processor, 16GB DDR-2400MHz RAM, a 512GB SATA SSD, and an Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card. This configuration will cost at $ 1,300 (76,000 rubles), which is true for a laptop with a 15.6-inch touch screen.

Asus VivoBook Pro N580 design

The full-size VivoBook Pro N580, with its large screen and wide bezels, looks outdated against the background of modern compact laptops with minimalist bezels. It is almost 2.5 cm wider, 1.3 cm deeper and 0.4 cm thicker than the Dell XPS 15. The weight is relatively light at 2.2 kg.

Asus VivoBook Pro N580 design

Construction of aluminum lid, keyboard and plastic bottom ensures relative lightness. The N580’s 47 watt-hour battery weighs a little, but the 2.04 kg XPS 15 boasts a 97 watt-hour battery.

With its design and build quality, the Asus VivoBook Pro N580 feels like a solid and durable laptop. Nothing creaks or flexes, except for the keyboard. The hinges hold the screen so tightly that you have to open the top cover with two hands.

Asus VivoBook Pro N580 test

The Icicle Gold color variant is interestingly combined with the matte finish of the case. There are no fingerprints on the surface. The large dimensions of the case have an advantage – two coolers fit in it, which remove hot air through the back of the laptop. The case stays cool even under intense load, but the cooling system is noisy.

Ports and connectors

There’s plenty of space on the case for a variety of connectivity options – and Asus is taking advantage of that. On the left side there is a power connector, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a USB 3.0 Type-A connector, a full-size HDMI port, and a USB 3.1 Type-C port.

Asus VivoBook Pro N580 ports on the right

On the right side, you’ll find a Kensington lock, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack and an SD card reader.