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Good-Design, Processing speed, Graphics, Battery, display Bad-Portability, Price, Software, design-Ultrabook laptop means also ultra slim design, i like the design not so elegant but simple yet ...Read more reviews
- Rating : 4.4
- Review by Anthony cabulag
- Date : Jun 18, 2014
[Good] The design of the asus vivobook is good and smooth and looks real nice. The processing speed of the asus vivobook is also good and very fast processing. the graphics of the asus is well and ...Read more reviews
- Rating : 3.4
- Review by Vernon Alberga
- Date : Jun 10, 2014
Windows 8 ang ViVos laptop nato hindi ko masyado gamay yung pag gamit bago lang kasi to,kaya minsan may napindot ako tapos di ko na alm kung pano ibalik sa home,kaya sa ngayon medyo mina master ko ...Read more reviews
- Rating : 4.3
- Review by S_c59
- Date : May 21, 2014
just a small problem but i wanted it to be more sure, because i dont want my laptop to be broken again, my question is how to connect hdmi cable in my laptop? I know guys you know it better..thanks
- Last updated : Jun 23, 2014
- Posted by Janice DJ
- Replies of This topic : 2 Replies
Ang ganda nito complete na siya may external dvd na tapos naka windows 8 na yung OS,but the problem is i dont know how to use the bluetooth of this laptop?
- Last updated : Jun 3, 2014
- Posted by Crisma Martinez
- Replies of This topic : 6 Replies
The History of ASUS
ASUSTek Compouter Inc., as known as ASUS headquartered in Beitou District, Taipei in Taiwan. ASUS was established by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Heieh and M.T. Liao in Taipei in 1989. The name ASUS originates from Pegasus and only last four letters were used because they meant strength, creative spirit and purity that symbolized by this Greek mythical creature.
At the very first, ASUS started their business as a company offering consultancy services to motherboard manufacturers in a small apartment in Taipei. ASUS started to produce 486 motherboard design without having access to a 486 processor because when Intel had announced 486 processor at the beginning of 1989, the chip was not so familiar in Taiwan. It was extremely hard thing to accomplished but end of 1989, the fist ASUS 486 motherboard was completed. But there was also the problem, which was ASUS did not have a 486 processor so they needed to contact with Intel in Taiwan. Finally, ASUS Intel lend their hand to help because after they moved headquarters in Taiwan, ASUS tried so hard working and made very good impression so that Intel agreed and allowed to test their 486 processor on ASUS board. When they plugged into the motherboard, it worked perfectly. From this time, ASUS made a good partnership with Intel, and that would be the world’s leading motherboard manufacturer. By 2008, ASUS sold over 24 million means, one in every three PCs uses an ASUS motherboard.
In September 2005 ASUS announced the first PhysX accelerator card, and they released LCD TV TLW32001 model in December 2005 and in January 2006, they had cooperate with Lamborghini in order to develop the VX series. On 9 December 2008, ASUS had announced of the Open Handset Alliance and ASUS became one of the organizations of 14 new members. In December 2010, Asus released the world’s thinnest notebook named ASUS U36 and in January 2013, they officially ended producing Eee PC series because consumers switching to tablets and Ultrabooks so the sales declined.
News of ASUS
ASUS had appeared in BusinessWeek’s “Info Tech 100” and “Asia’s Top 10 IT Companies” in 2009 and ASUS became one of the best Asian tech corporations at then. TheVivoBook from ASUS is currently number one notebook in the world and in the Philippines as well. The VivoBook is available in 11.6 inches, 14.1 inches and 15.6 inches sizes ranging from Php 20,995 to Php36,995. The OS System is Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, CPU are Intel Core i7-3517U, Intel Core i5-3317U, Intel Core i3-3217U, Intel Core i3-2365, Intel ULV Pentium 987, and Intel ULV Celeron 847. The Chipset uses Mobile Intel HM76 Express Chipsets and the memory is DDR3 1600 MHz, 2G and 4G on board. The storage is 320GB and 500GB for HDD with 5400rpm, and 24G cashe for SSD. The display is 14 inches wide 16:9 HD, and the resolution is 1366x768 with LED Backlight. Its graphics are Intel HD Graphics 4000 (i3-3217 / i5-3317 / i7-3517), Intel HD Graphics 3000 (i3-2365), and Intel HD Grahics (Pentium 987 / Celeron 847). It has HD web camera and the connectivity is 10 / 100 / 1000 Base T and Integarated 802.11b/g/n. It does not have Optical Drive and the Dimension is 33.9 x 23.9 x 2.1cm and the weight is 1.8kg.
ASUS Products Categories in Philippines
Debuted at the Computex Tradeshow last June 2013, the latest Asus Vivobook, the V551, is a sight to behold. Not only does it look super sleek and slim, but the laptop is also packed with powerful features. Such combination makes this Asus ultrabook one of the best touch-enabled mainstream desktop replacement laptops around.
Popularity in the Philippines
The local market might be enamored with the popular tablets but nothing can replace the portability and power of laptops especially the 15-inch ultrabooks like the Asus Vivobook. The V551 model was well received by Filipinos which should not come as a surprise considering that it is reasonably priced yet magnificently built, offering great value for money.
The Asus Vivobook boasts of a 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor that delivers top notch performance, meeting all kinds of demanding tasks. It comes with NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M dedicated graphics which guarantees rich visuals as well as fast gaming experience for the greatest multimedia enjoyment.
It also has an intuitive 15.6 touchscreen display which perfectly complements your Windows 8 experience. Maximum screen resolution is 1366 X 768 pixels. It allows you to tap to open documents, pinch to zoom and swipe to browse photos similar to that of any tablet. You can also choose to use the responsive track pad and keyboard if you prefer.
This laptop features an ultra-slim profile, premium brushed metallic texture with Chiclet keyboard, and hidden hinges, all of which add to the elegant look and feel of the Asus Vivobook. Its hard drove has a memory of 1024GB while graphics card RAM size is 2048MB. It has built in WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, DVD Super Multi DL, HD Camera, SD Card Reader, 91) COMBO Audio jack, (1) LAN jack, (1) HDMI port, (1) USB 2.0 port and (2) USB 3.0 Ports.
The Asus Super Hybrid Engine II delivers 2-second Instant on resume from hibernate more and worry-free auto data back up when your battery level is below 5 percent. The same technology works to make sure your laptop can last as long as 14 days on standby.
The laptop also features the exclusive Asus SonicMaster Lite technology and MaxxAudio support, which delivers richer bass, distinct vocals, true-to-life surround, pristine clarity and wider audio range, thanks to the larger speakers and unique chamber design that allows sound waves to fully expand outwards. It comes with the Asus AudioWizard, which offers new dimensions of sound via the different modes including Game, Music and Movie.
Another feature would be the cloud-based Asus WebStorage, which allows for easy access of your videos, music, photos and documents from your other devices. Each purchase comes with a free 32GB WebStorage cloud space good for 34 years. Battery is made up of 3 cells with 4500mAh capacity.
For starters, you will love how the Asus Vivo book looks with its slim and seemingly well-built and solid profile. Users will also appreciate the decent performance offered by the 4th Generation i7 core processor and the midrange discrete graphics and responsive touchscreen, keyboard and track pad. Battery life is also satisfactory and the 1TB hard drive as well as DVD burner is also much welcome. Many are also impressed with the laptop’s sound.
There have been some complaints about the Asus Vivobook’s screen display as they find it poor in quality. It is also noticeable how the hot air is blown out towards the display. Compared to other ultrabooks, it is also relatively heavier which compromises its overall portability. The hard drive is also slow spinning. There are also some critics who found the laptop to be on the expensive side especially with the keyboard lacking in backlight.
Buying the Asus Vivobook laptop is a smart decision considering that it offers good performance and solid construction. It also looks quite sleek and boasts of a long battery life which, for many, is enough reason. Price might be an issue so better shop and compare prices before making a purchase.
Brands/Series for Laptops
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