ASUS today announced yet another lightweight 15-inch gaming laptop in the form of the VivoBook Pro N580 ($1299), a slim 15.6-inch laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 H-Series processor with 16GB DDR4 RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. The VivoBook Pro N580 also features a 512GB solid state drive (SSD) and room for an additional drive. The notebook also features a dual-fan cooling system with a dual-copper thermal module and heat pipes to keep the CPU and graphics cool during intense gaming sessions.
More than just gaming
The ASUS VivoBook Pro N580 is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor with 16GB DDR4 RAM, and features gaming-grade Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics that gives users the performance to run 4K UHD video-editing software smoothly. The VivoBook Pro N580 is also loaded with a variety of connectivity options including 802.11ac Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 Type-C.
As previously mentioned, the VivoBook Pro N580 features an intelligent dual-fan design has eight automatically adjustable speeds to deliver maximum cooling efficiency with minimal noise based on the internal temperatures. While other dual-fan laptops typically feature fans that operate independently of each other, resulting in more noise, the fans in VivoBook Pro N580 work in tandem with two heat pipes to dissipate heat more efficiently and quietly. Its compact dual-copper thermal module leverages system heat pipes and fans to increase CPU and GPU cooling performance.
Sounds as good as it looks
The ASUS VivoBook Pro N580 has a Full HD touch display and includes a Harman Kardon-certified audio system with twin speakers and “smart-amplifier technology for 3.2X-louder sound.” The ASUS AudioWizard software features five optimized settings (Music, Movie, Gaming, Speech, and Recording modes) to deliver great audio tuned for the right situation.
Integrated Fingerprint Sensor and ASUS Pen Support
The ASUS VivoBook Pro N580 has a touchpad with an integrated fingerprint sensor, featuring Windows Hello support to allow Windows login with a single touch. When paired with the ASUS Pen active stylus, the VivoBook Pro N580 gives users full access to the new Windows Ink Workspace, making it easy to write sticky notes, doodle on the all-new sketch pad, and annotate photos.
The ASUS Pen has a 1024-level pressure-sensitive tip that detects every nuance of movement, enabling users to write effortlessly and draw just like they would on paper, notebook or canvas.
The ASUS VivoBook Pro N580VD-DB74T is immediately available at a MSRP of $1299 USD from various retailers.
|ASUS VivoBook Pro N580 Specifications
|Processor||7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2400 RAM (2X DIMM)|
|Display||15.6”, 16:9 aspect, wide-view Full HD touchscreen
72.57% screen-to-body ratio
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050|
|Storage||SDD: 512GB SATA|
|Connectivity||2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (supports 4K UHD displays)
1 x audio combo jack
1 x LAN RJ-45
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x SD card reader
1 x DC jack
802.11b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi
|Audio||Audio certified by Harman Kardon
Two speakers with 8cc chambers
|Size||14.96 x 10.08 x 0.81 inches|