ASUS VivoBook Gaming Laptop
- 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U Processor
- 1.8GHz, 8M Cache, Turbo up to 4.0GHz
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB Graphics
- 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD; Windows 10 Home
- USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), USB 3.0, USB 2.0
- HDMI, headphone/mic port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- 15.6” FHD IPS-level Display, Thin & light Chassis
- Fast Charge long-lasting lithium polymer battery
- Charges up to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes
- Lightning-fast dual antenna 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Keeps you connected through any interference
- Best Fingerprint reader and backlit keyboard
ASUS VivoBook K570UD 15.6in Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 4GB, 16GB DDR4, FHD Display, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Fingerprint Sensor, Backlit Keyboard, K570UD-ES76 Gaming Laptop
Here we see it very often in every major PC manufacturer: a specific line up of gaming laptops specialized for specific requirements and budgets. The Best Casual Gaming Laptop Asus VivoBook K570UD-ES76 occupies a strategic position in the Asus stable. It is configured just above the entry-level range and is priced, boasts a strong build quality and feature set, but is less than a truly high-end gaming machine.
While other aspects including CPU and design are over the top, the Nvidia GeForce G0054 1050 graphics chip does not deliver the oomph required to pin 60 fps gaming to every modern title. Given that you can easily get a GTX 1060-based system in this price range, which is VR-Ready, does not leave much to be excited about.
We’d be wrong, though. Let’s face it, with the Vivobook K570UD, you get a nice, lanky build, a fast 8th gen CPU, a comfortable keyboard, plenty of storage, and a lot of cool stuff that you need for reason gaming.
|Standing screen display size
|Max Screen Resolution
|1920 x 1080 Pixels
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
|Graphics Card Ram Size
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports
|Item model number
|Windows 10 Home
|14.7 x 10.1 x 0.9 inches
|Item Dimensions LxWxH
|14.7 x 10.1 x 0.9 inches
|Computer Memory Type
|Flash Memory Size
|Hard Drive Interface
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed
|1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
The black-colored finish on the Best Casual Gaming Laptop VivoBook K570UD is easily recognizable and is easily remembered thanks to an electric blue slide, embossed logo, and touchpad around at the tip of the lid. With a 15.6-inch display, the overall footprint of the K570UD-ES76 is not in large part. Measuring 0.9 x 10.1 x 14.7 inches and with plastic housing, this notebook dances the line of trade-offs for portability over durability, weighing just 4.3 pounds.
With nifty-looking angles on the lid and a slim design, the texture of this laptop is a lot more thoughtful than the typical VivoBook class size. With the entry of thin and light gaming laptops, Vivobook is on the verge of being too large for easy portability. However, if you keep it shoulder to shoulder with your rivals Acer Predator Helios (5.51 lb) and MSI GV62 8RD-034 (4.8 lb), you will be surprised to know that it is the lightest of them all.
The display itself is of good quality, with a full HD (1,920-by-1,080-pixel) IPS panel with an antiglare finish. As an additional feature, it is good to have an antiglare coating, as it successfully cuts out reflections even in the absence of eye-catching glare on some displays.
The screen’s image quality of the Best Casual Gaming Laptop is sharp and brilliant. The screen gets a 45% NTSC color gamut and a 16: 9 aspect ratio.
Looking at the GTX 1050 graphics chip, nothing more than 1080p resolution would make sense for gaming, as the GPU would not be able to carry smooth frame rates on QHD.
Unlike the Predator Helios 300, the VivoBook K570UD-ES76 does not have a high-refresh-rate display, which clings to the standard 60 Hz.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The Best Casual Gaming Laptop K570UD’s illuminated keyboard is comfortable to type on, although it has short key travel and the individual keys are a bit shallow. This is a concern for pro-typers, the rest of us will find the keyboard fine and can leave after an hour of practice. For Excel and spreadsheet jockeys, there is a small number pad to the left, it will work, but the size leaves much to be desired.
For the touchpad, it feels sufficiently responsive, though it looks a tad for the comfort of the expander palm. Like the key, the touchpad gets soft clicks when pressed. Installed close to the upper right corner of the touchpad is a unique mark sensor that upholds Windows Hello and can be utilized to open a PC.
Many ports come around the system’s perimeter, including one USB Type-C (Gen 1), one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one audio jack, and one Ethernet jack. Your video-out basics are covered there, and a USB-C connection is a good inclusion. The PC likewise incorporates dual-band wireless and Bluetooth 4.0.
With powering Nvidia’s GTX 1050 and 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U processors, the Best Casual Gaming Laptop VivoBook K570UD-ES76 is built to be more than a gaming laptop. This PC is equipped for dealing with both work and play. And, by work, we naturally mean spreadsheet creation, sometimes video editing, and college tasks. In real-world use, the Coffee Lake processors easily handle spreadsheets, MS Office functions, and image editing (although not at pro-levels where you can have a high-resolution screen) to what you throw away.
Matched with 16GB of memory, a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD), and 1TB of hard drive storage, this VivoBook gets enthusiastic performance with fast system start-up and app launch and lag-free multitasking. If your computing needs include spreadsheets, the inclusion of a number pad (albeit small) makes this iteration of VivoBook even more attractive. Despite this, the K570UD has the muscle to complete the tasks of MS Office faster than most mainstream notebooks of the same category.
The system is sufficiently muscular to run modern PC games smoothly. It won’t give you the butter-smooth frame rates you get from high-end systems like the ASUS-ROG Zephyrus GX501, but it still delivers playable frame rates at full HD resolutions —Resident Evil 7 (56FPS); GTA V (65 FPS), and Speed (61 FPS) are required.
If you want to play games in 4K on an external display, the GPU may disappoint. It doesn’t make the cut for such a requirement, you’d have to look at a notebook with a GTX 1060, such as a Predator Helios 300, or even better, a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080.
So, if you need something to work with and without sacrificing too much, stick with VivoBook Pro. Storage comes in the way of 256GB SSD and 1TB hard drives, which is fine for faster boot times and sufficient for many games and other documents.
While Intel’s 8th Gen processors strive to remain energy-efficient, the GTX 1050 GPU’s additional performance affects battery life. With a total of 4 hours 7 minutes on movie testing, this is enough to get you through a movie during a short flight, but it is not expected that it will last until the final time of a full cross-country flight. This is not surprising, however, as contestants like the XPS 15 live or take around five hours.
Our Rating | Good
The Asus VivoBook K570UD-ES76 is a capable laptop designed for the casual gamer and is is also called the Best Casual Gaming Laptop, which also requires a normal use laptop for work or college. It is reasonably priced, but it makes a statement with the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card.
- The slim, sleek beauty
- Lots of storage
- Useful Port Options
- Slow battery life
- GTX 1050 at max
Overall, the design and components say a lot about who the Asus VivoBook K570UD-ES76 is for. It is reasonably priced, still not sure of the 60 fps gaming machine. Its design and style are more professional, meaning it will fit in a living room or a coffee shop (although the battery may not last long), especially if you want to take your laptop out of the home. When you combine those two factors, the VivoBook K570UD certainly looks like a laptop best suited for a casual gamer who also needs a normal-use laptop. And that is exactly it.
If you don’t need to play at 60 fps or always have the highest settings and will appreciate a good build, the Best Casual Gaming Laptop Vivobook K570UD-ES76 is the best laptop you’ll buy this year. However, if you have the GeForce GTX 1060 for better performance, but don’t get a build quality that isn’t good, then the Acer Predator Helios 300 and Dell G7 15 better bet.