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ASUS ZenBook Pro or VivoBook Pro? Laptop Comparison and Benchmarks

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The ASUS ZenBook Pro and VivoBook pro both have similar specs and are in a similar form factor, in this video I’ll compare the differences between both laptops and help you choose between them. Check VivoBook pricing and further reviews on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2CAMrCH Check ZenBook pricing and further reviews on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lVjyXa Check my full review of the ASUS ZenBook Pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrqofCDFEZU Check my full review of the ASUS VivoBook Pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFx83zjNiw0 5:07 - 5:16 should say max not idle. These laptops were sent to me for a few weeks to review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. ► Subscribe for weekly tech videos! https://www.youtube.com/JarrodsTech?sub_confirmation=1 --- Follow me here --- Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/JarrodsTech Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+JarrodsTech/ We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
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Sourav Ray (9 days ago)
love it
Jarrod'sTech (9 days ago)
😃
Max Smith (13 days ago)
why u didn't use Fahrenheit and ounce? American watch ur videos too
Max Smith (13 days ago)
+Jarrod'sTech yeah ik, it's very cute :3
Jarrod'sTech (13 days ago)
haha thanks, it's Australian 😅
Max Smith (13 days ago)
and u have a cute accent)
Max Smith (13 days ago)
+Jarrod'sTech No problem, thx for videos)
Jarrod'sTech (13 days ago)
Yeah true. Thanks!
ebonyonce (14 days ago)
I'm literally stuck deciding between these two 😬 The price is only about...190usd different and I am so bad at making decisions.... What I am curious about is why (at least in my country) they sell the Zenbook with a 3year warranty and the vivobook with a 1 year warranty....like what are they saying?
Jarrod'sTech (13 days ago)
Hmm well those specs are pretty good, so assuming same specs then I'd probably get the Vivobook for the IPS panel.
ebonyonce (13 days ago)
+Jarrod'sTech omg thank you for replying! And so fast too! The vivobook I'm looking at has a 8750H (8th generation), 16gb ram and 215 ssd. And I'm pretty sure the Zenbook I'm looking at doesn't have an ips screen. Would you still go with the Zenbook?
Jarrod'sTech (14 days ago)
I'd personally pay that much extra to get the Zenbook, it's quite a bit nicer and worth that much to me.
IoDavide1 (14 days ago)
My vivobook has 16GB, I didn't even know that a 8GB version existed… As well as it have a primary SSD (512GB) and a secondary HDD (1TB)… Where did you get informations?
Jarrod'sTech (14 days ago)
This is one of my older videos, in the newer ones I do go through what other options are available.
IoDavide1 (14 days ago)
+Jarrod'sTech I see, but for every model you have differents configurations, so it is better to tell the highest and the lower configuration, not just one...
Jarrod'sTech (14 days ago)
ASUS website, but they were the specs that showed in Windows.
Tardif98 (19 days ago)
Great Insomnium shirt!
Jarrod'sTech (19 days ago)
Haha thanks 🤘
Electronix Inc. (22 days ago)
Is the vivobook really nvidia 1050?
Jarrod'sTech (22 days ago)
My one was, it's probably available with different hardware as well though.
BEST BEAST (27 days ago)
I dont understand how can there be these thin laptops that have very similar ram, cpu and gpu's numbers compared to gaming laptops and be the almost the same price. Why is it like this, just because it's all compacted and light?
Jarrod'sTech (27 days ago)
Yeah I guess so, thin and light costs more usually.
Tekila Selama (28 days ago)
Great comparison dude, I am going to buy the vivo book any way as u suggest.
Jarrod'sTech (28 days ago)
Thanks! Cool, hope you like it 👍
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Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
👌👌
Anthony Loayza Arias (1 month ago)
Hi there, great review. ¿Which one would you recommend for 4K video editing? ¿Do you think the Vivobook would do the job? Thank you!
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
Both have the same specs so I'd personally go the one with IPS display (the vivobook is available with IPS too, so if picking that I'd take that option).
East Coast Drones (1 month ago)
Dude talk slower. You can get the Vivo book with higher ram and 4K, try mentioning that for your subscribers
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
It's just the way I edit the video, I cut out the spacing between talking because it just seems slow and boring, either way this is an older video and I think things are better now. As for 4K, I was comparing these specific models for the most part so didn't think it relevant, and for the most part I find 4K in laptops a gimmick, personally.
Nadun Fernando (2 months ago)
I bought a Vivobook pro 15 laptop. It has 8gb ram , 1TB 5400rpm HDD+16GB Intel Optane Memory, and 8750H Processor with Gtx 1050 4gb Graphics And also it has a Fingerprint Reader. All are good in this Laptop but Heat is the problem for me. It heats so much when playing games and doing some more work. Can't Boost Fans so it heat so much sometimes it heats to 92C degrees.
Nadun Fernando (1 month ago)
Can you Tell me how to do Undervolting Safely?
Jarrod'sTech (1 month ago)
Worth a go! Can make a big difference, sometimes not much, but 10c-15c is typical.
Nadun Fernando (1 month ago)
No, I didn't try undervolting.
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
Hmm have you tried undervolting? The 8750H is pretty warm but that should improve performance and hopefully temperatures too.
Santona Smith (2 months ago)
Got the vivobook 17 inch i7 8gb (will upgrade for 100 euros to 16gb) for 999 euros
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
Nice one 👍
G.C (2 months ago)
ZenBook ssd 512 Gb 16 Gb gtx 1050 or VivoBook ssd 512 Gb 16 Gb gtx 1050??
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
Cool, hope you like it!
G.C (2 months ago)
Found a brand new ZenBook pro ssd 512 Gb 16 Gb gtx 1050 for $2000 on amazon. I jumped on it
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
So same specs, then depends on build quality vs price, vivobook is decent and cheaper, zenbook is a little nicer but costs a fair bit more, up to you to decide if that's worth it.
Zen Phillips (2 months ago)
Your reviews are awesome thank you so much for your time.
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
No problem, thanks for the comment!
TheBatman Yo (3 months ago)
What color is the Vivo? Silver or goldish/champagne color?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
The one I had was probably closer to silver.
Siddharth. dwivedi (3 months ago)
Which ZenBook model is this..?
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
UX550V I believe.
hnjgman (3 months ago)
Is it possible to change the Vivobook's TN screen for an IPS screen? The bezel doesn't appear to have any screws so I'm unsure how this would be achieved...
stockjonebills (3 months ago)
There is a newer version of this laptop ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580GD and it does have an IPS panel. At least the 4K UHD version
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
It sells with an IPS screen in some regions so yeah I assume that's possible, I'm also not sure how you take it apart though, there might be a detailed teardown guide on the Internet somewhere.
Ming Feng (3 months ago)
Hi there, would you recommend VivoBook Pro 15 N580VD or S14 s410un or S15 510un? I hope your reply will help me in making the right decision
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
I haven't used the last two so I can't really compare them, they look pretty similar though in terms of overall specs / design though, especially the last two.
Vivek S (4 months ago)
Nice :)
Jarrod'sTech (4 months ago)
:D
Sotiria Kitsou (4 months ago)
Thanks for the video! Would you recommend VivoBook pro15 N580VD for using 3d programmes such as 3ds max? Is it fast enough for rendering?
Jarrod'sTech (4 months ago)
No problem!
Sotiria Kitsou (4 months ago)
Ok! You are really fast!Thanks a lot :-)
Jarrod'sTech (4 months ago)
No problem! The specs are definitely decent for video editing as far as laptops go, although the new 8th gen models change that a bit, especially with the 8750H and the two extra CPU cores. I haven't used 3dsmax in many years unfortunately so not sure how well the 1050 graphics will hold up in that application, might be worth checking some specific benchmarks/examples of it being run on that hardware combination to get an idea.
Victor Holguin (4 months ago)
Vevobook
Jarrod'sTech (4 months ago)
😁
Evan Burdick (4 months ago)
my frugal self is tempted to say the vivo, but I hate a screen with bad viewing angles so I would rather spend the money for an overall better experience despite the steep difference in price
Jarrod'sTech (4 months ago)
You can get the vivobook with IPS screen in some regions, so probably the better choice if available
Ganesh J (4 months ago)
You do some amazing comparison videos!
Jarrod'sTech (4 months ago)
Thanks!
Lucy Mirzoyan (5 months ago)
Could you do one on the Dell XPS 15?
Jarrod'sTech (5 months ago)
Yes, I've actually got the Dell XPS 15 here at the moment, although it's the 2-in-1 version with Kabylake-G CPU/GPU.
My Name is Not (5 months ago)
so if i don't care about screen and built quality, I should go for vivobook pro, right? I think zenbook heats up pretty fast and surprised that it lose to much a cheaper yet similar thin laptop. I am still looking for a laptop that is thin(can be macbook pro size) and can play games on (pubg, csgo), any recommendations?
Jarrod'sTech (5 months ago)
Similar specs, so yeah for a cheaper price it's probably good if you don't need the more premium features. The only thinner ones I can think of cost way more, like the MSI GS65/Aero 15x/Zephyrus M.
sakina fakhriah (5 months ago)
the comparisons are incredible and hardwordk. keep up the good work dude! love it
Jarrod'sTech (5 months ago)
Thanks! There are more on the way 😁
TNX but what about newest version?
Thank you very mach.
Jarrod'sTech (5 months ago)
Not sure yet as I haven't had them for testing, hopefully I can get them and let you know!
q q (5 months ago)
Definitely putting the VivoBook into my top priorities. Thanks for the in-depth video
Jarrod'sTech (5 months ago)
No problem! Glad to hear it was useful :)
Kristian Kobbernagel (5 months ago)
Well I got the vivobook pro with fingerprint reader, IPS panal and SSD and it's really good. Will recommend
Jarrod'sTech (5 months ago)
Nice! Sounds like it fixes the issues I had with this Vivobook.
Pranay Zagade (6 months ago)
I'll go with Vivobook. The comparison is irrelevant now to be honest, because Vivobook pro has been updated and it's Pretty good.
Pranay Zagade (5 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech that's my boy ❤️🙏
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
Hopefully I get a chance to check out the new one then so my work isn't irrelevant 😅
Game Clips (6 months ago)
The Asus vivobook pro had the SSD
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
They're available with different drive configurations in different regions 😃
Chris The Phoenix (6 months ago)
I swear, I have the exact same Vivobook, but it's nothing like it was advertised on the website. Mine has 4 gigs of RAM, it's CPU is dogshit, and I don't even have integrated graphics in it at all. Was I scammed?
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
Well there are different models, I guess they could have got one of the lower end options available as it would have cost less money.
Chris The Phoenix (6 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech Well actually, my grandmother got it for me as a Christmas gift. Do you suppose she got the bad version from Best Buy or something?
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
That sounds pretty strange, if it's not what you ordered I guess try and send it back?
Nygel Solís (6 months ago)
Can you play FORNITE on the Zenbook without throttles ?
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
I haven't tested it myself, however it seems to run ok on the 7700HQ / 1050 4GB combination https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ngPPsuiT28
maya msh (6 months ago)
Soooo what better?
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
No problem!
maya msh (6 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech thank you)
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
Depends, if money is no object then the Zenbook pro, otherwise Vivobook pro is alright if you want to save some money. Specs wise they are fairly close though.
Dave Suneyes (6 months ago)
But VIVOBOOKPRO with ssd and 16gb of ram IS 1 BILLION TIMES better than ZenBook
Rodrigo Martinez (4 months ago)
What do you think of this new spec? http://www.hidevolution.com/asus-n580gd-xb76t.html
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
Maybe if you get the one with the IPS panel 😛
Sensei (6 months ago)
Can I open the vivo book and add a hard drive to the already existing ssd in my config?
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
I think it's just got the single 2.5" drive slot, so you'd need to replace the existing one.
R Mat (6 months ago)
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Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
Hi!
GeneXiS_X (6 months ago)
Zenbook UX550 has GPU throttling issue. Which explains why the GPU performance is slightly lower and thermals are slightly better.
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
Indeed.
Денис Луцкий (6 months ago)
Спасибо огромное, я будто один приценивался к Zenbook , сейчас кушать с чем ассоциировать
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
No problem!
Stoyanアントン (6 months ago)
asus n580vd-fy440 ( Intel Core i5-7300HQ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 4 GB SSD 128GB + HDD 1TB 8GB RAM +fingerprint sensor )
Shivram Hari (7 months ago)
I have vivobook pro... 16gb ram, 128gb SSD.... And it's really an avenger maaaannnn...
Rissa Fitria (1 day ago)
How was it going? Battery life? Performance?
ItzmeSOU (2 days ago)
Want to buy one can u help me to get ur exact configuration and rate ?
Madhan PM (10 days ago)
U have hdd and ssd or only ssd
Anonymous (2 months ago)
Oh really?😂
Shivram Hari wow! My asus is going soon 😂
Rasheed Akeem Johnson (7 months ago)
My VivoBook Pro is coming in the mail today and has HD IPS display and 256gb SSD +1TB HDD and 16gb of Ram for under $1050USD can’t beat that with a slightly bigger battery that kills the more premium ZenBook that runs the same GTX 1050 too
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
Yeah sounds much better if you can get it with IPS, in my area it only seems available with the TN so it's not as good, but IPS makes it a much more compelling option.
Paul Inglis (7 months ago)
Good review, but please try talking more slowly.
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
Thanks, yes this is something I have been trying to do more of in newer videos. It's mostly to do with the editing style, I would cut out the spaces between sentences because I figured who wants to wait around listening to nothing.
DirtyMack (7 months ago)
Why do higher end laptops usually have garbage webcams compared to cheaper counterparts? It’s the case with Zenbooks, MacBooks and many more expensive devices, but the cheap alternatives usually include much better webcams
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
Not sure, I feel like they should just all have decent ones, surely they aren't that much extra cost.
khawlaa91 (7 months ago)
I wanna buy a new laptop but i'm confused between vivobook S510UA OR X542UR ? Help !
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
No problem!
khawlaa91 (7 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech Thank u for your faster reply ..♥
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
Looks like the S510UA is available with both newer / faster 8th core processors as well as 7th gen, while the X542UR has 7th gen options only. The X542UR has Nvidia graphics while the S510UA only has Intel integrated (much worse for games). Battery size is a bit bigger on the S510UA, but it's also a little lighter, so depends what you're after.
Suyash Agarwal (7 months ago)
Just can't figure out why people don't watch this channel much much more...... Great video bro.... Really what i was looking for.... Glad that i stumped upon it....
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
Thanks! The channel should grow in the future with support like that! 😃
BegoEleven (8 months ago)
Don't they sell Vivobook with the IPS panel as well?
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
I haven't really tested many other laptops of this form factor to compare to, I tried to get some Xiaomi stuff but they're not interested in sending any to people in Australia at this time. I've mentioned the battery life tests here: https://youtu.be/7b9cEvzk9mY?t=201
BegoEleven (7 months ago)
How is the battery life of vivobooks? Considering these are equipped with 7700HQ.. Battery life is the only thing that makes me lean towards buying Xiaomi's Notebook Pro. Also, would you recommend any alternative to vivobook?
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Yes, since making the video I've been advised that this is the case, I wasn't able to see the model for sale in my country so I didn't know it existed, it would be a much better choice.
Pranay Zagade (8 months ago)
Zenbook is quite expensive compared to vivobook
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Yeah out of the two it's way better value for your money, the only issue I had with mine was the TN panel, it was alright, but I prefer IPS, however some people have mentioned that you can buy the Vivobook with an IPS panel, so that solves that!
Pranay Zagade (8 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech so can we say vivobook is value for money, cause I'm buying one. I need your opinion.
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Yeah that's for sure!
dark Knight (8 months ago)
hi bro any display better ips or tn and why plz
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
IPS is generally better, the colours are more accurate and they have better viewing angles, although TN usually have a higher refresh rate which can be good for gaming with high FPS, you can also get higher refresh rate IPS panels but they cost more than TN.
Benedictus Dewanto Adi (8 months ago)
Maybe i can say that with all that price, vivobook is more worth it than zenbook. But for some people they prefer the premium look one. I have a dilema between vivobook series, zenbook series, or rog series. in Indonesia with vivobook price you can get a rog strix. Maybe do you have a solution for me? I will be so happy if you answer my question. Thanks dude :)
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Hey! If the Vivobook is similar I'd probably look at something in the ROG series if the prices are the same, as they should give you more powerful graphics.
Bobbie Hennessy (8 months ago)
Thanks. I enjoyed the review but had to watch twice! Appreciate the comment.
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
No worries! Cheers for the feedback.
Bobbie Hennessy (8 months ago)
I like the review but could you slow down just a hair! 😳
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Thanks, it's mostly the editing style, I cut out all the dead air because I prefer to get the facts out asap and not waste time, however I have started leaving in more spacing between what I say in more recent videos.
charles chinda (8 months ago)
Someone would think you are not human but a robot... Why the rush, take your time... Gosh!!
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
It does matter to me, I appreciate the feedback and I am trying to change how I talk to make it better, but as you can imagine that isn't the easiest thing to do.
charles chinda (8 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech I understand you but there is a difference between getting your point across quickly and speaking too fast. Besides your main goal is for your audience to be educated and yet entertaining but at this speed, if you don't calm down I honestly don't think I'd watch your videos again, not that it matters to you anyway. Your content is great for sure, your delivery is just my concern. Thanks
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Since this video I have edited the videos with a bit more spacing between what I'm saying, in any case I'm a fan of getting information across as quickly as possible and not wasting time on dead air, I watch all my YouTube videos on 2x speed so I guess that comes across in how I talk.
Illia Samarskiy (8 months ago)
any experience with coil whining on ux550?
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
None that I noticed, if I hear any I usually call it out, I'll try remember to note the absence of it in future videos to make it easier 😃
JimiTakemitsu (8 months ago)
er?
Rodrick HD (8 months ago)
Vivo doesn't have a great display....
John Martin (4 months ago)
It is available with IPS, I have a vivobook pro with a 4K Touchscreen IPS Display, I absolutely love it!
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Yeah, although some people have commented saying that in their region it is available with IPS, so assuming you can get that it would be a lot better than the one I had.
Sakuragi10 (8 months ago)
Going for the VivoBook since i don't have much money for the Zenbook and I find matte finish screens better for me because I don't like reflections.
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Cool! Let me know how you find it 😃
Jonathan Crisp (8 months ago)
I'm still using my old ASUS U56E that I bought in 2011 and thinking of upgrading to the 17 inch VivoBook. I think I'll stick with that one instead of the ZenBook. I just wish Asus still made the battery life like they did with the U56E. When I got it I was getting 14+ hours of battery life. Never saw anything like that before. This laptop is what made me fall in love with Asus. Still kicking but finally started showing it's age late last year. VivoBook it is!
Jonathan Crisp (8 months ago)
But the Zenbook seems like it would have more problems with thermal throttling. Plus I like a full keyboard. Numeric keypads are a must for me :)
Rodrick HD (8 months ago)
Jonathan Crisp get the zenbook and oc the GPU
Jonathan Crisp (8 months ago)
lol! Ok, I'll be watching that review too.
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Ah ok fair enough, I've got a review of the ASUS GL503VS coming in the next 1-2 weeks 😃 otherwise nothing else from ASUS in the near future from me 😛
Jonathan Crisp (8 months ago)
I actually thought of getting an ROG Strix laptop but it basically has the same specs and reviews haven't been what I expect from Asus. The VivoBook has better reviews.
Rubeun Gracias (8 months ago)
do they have HDMI 2.0? for 4K at 60hz
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
I didn't explicitly mention the version because I was not sure.
Beast Empire (8 months ago)
Can anyone explain me it's written asus vivo book pro. And in the video it is asus vivo book. Can u use Vivo book pro 4kUHD one for comparison.
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Not sure what you mean, but if I accidentally just listed "vivobook" anywhere without the pro, I can assure you that it was the pro model. I don't have the 4K model so I can't compare it.
Metalpazallteway (8 months ago)
I thought the Zenbook pro had a 1050 ti?
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
No problem!
Metalpazallteway (8 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech I didn't know that ok
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
There are different variants, I've seen some with the 1050 Ti, however this one just had the 1050 4GB.
Robert Parker (9 months ago)
You are speaking way too fast. What’s the rush? 🙄
Robert Parker (8 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech- You might try the following experiment. Pretend you’re audience is you’re mother and family. In that case, the pacing would take care of itself... People won’t have to dial up their concentration and focus beyond what’s comfortable as they absorb the large amount of information you provide. Cheers #MAGA 🗣
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
It could also be just a result of how I edit, I remove most of the gaps between sentences because it just seems like dead air, in some upcoming videos I've tried to put in some more spacing so I guess we'll see if that improves things or not, anyway thanks for letting me know.
Robert Parker (8 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech- Fair enough, whatever 🙂
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
I don't know, it's just how I talk. I feel like if I intentionally slow down it's more effort, and then it will sound boring. People came to find something out and I'm not going to waste their time, quick and efficient is just how I like things.
Laxmikant Bhumkar (9 months ago)
Thanks Jarrod'sTech for deep comparison..!
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
No problem!
niksn (9 months ago)
I'll go for Zenbook!
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Nice! It's a good one 😃
Johnold13 (9 months ago)
So let me understand this, just below the ROG gaming rigs for ASUS as the top laptops is the Zenbook or Vivobook? Because Vivobook and Zenbook seem 1 and the same. Which of the 2 are is the better? Also , not that its a deal breaker, what was Asus thinking when they put a micro SD card instead of a full SD card in the Zenbook? there are more ways then one to hook up content and transfer videos , pictures and media and such.
Johnold13 (8 months ago)
Alexander Deyev why not get it? I plan on editing 4k video content anyway so i figure id get a laptop with a 4k monitor.
Pro Speedflying (8 months ago)
Johnold13 why 4k screen is better?
Johnold13 (9 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech sure will! Ive been Getting monies together to get ready. I dont know if i want the blue one or the black one. I know id like the 4k model tho.
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Ah ok, sounds good! If you get it let me know how you find it 😃
Johnold13 (9 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech yeah there are many ways to get videos and pictures from a device other than pulling out the micro sd card. But if you're pulling the card out of your phone or camera then whats the point in getting frustrated? Just hook up the device to the laptop with cable and do the job without removal. Im highly thinking of getting this computer but i want the 4k screen addition. Something about ASUS I really like. Its my first laptop for myself. And i want to get into video rendering and after effects and youtube editing etc. And this laptop looks amazing. I plan on keeping the laptop plugged in most of the time i do work on it anyway.
Attila Blahó (9 months ago)
I bought Vivobook Pro 15 yesterday. The display quality and the view angle is VERY BAD. Does anybody could offer me a better ips panel for vivobook something like the Zenbook??
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
No problem!
Attila Blahó (9 months ago)
Dear Jarrod, Thank you for your help
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
They only come with the TN panel in Australia from what I've seen online too, I haven't seen the IPS option myself sorry, just a couple of other people in the comments mentioned it was an option for them in their areas.
Attila Blahó (9 months ago)
In my country had no options to buy it with ips panel. So thisis the reason why I'd like to change the panel. Do you have a screen offer for Vivobook? Thank you in advance
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Some others in the comments have mentioned that the Vivobook is available in some places with an IPS panel, sounds like you have the TN option like I had here in the video, so could be worth checking. The Dell XPS 13 I tested recently had a similar quality screen to the Zenbook Pro.
Raed Skerek (9 months ago)
Damn dude the pricing in Australia must be crazy high, I got a Zenbook from Amazon [US], with a 512 PCIe SSD, 1050Ti, & Upgraded Thermals for $1700 US.
christoph andrew (7 months ago)
Raed Skerek yeah, i have the same idea. Cheers
Raed Skerek (7 months ago)
christoph andrew I don't know, but I mean it's not bad actually, it's just not as cool as you'd like it to be, great device though I really enjoy using it.
christoph andrew (7 months ago)
Raed Skerek I'm curious if the thermals will improve if adding vent holes on the bottom will help, but i can't turn the laptop on when the bottom plate is off to test it.
Raed Skerek (7 months ago)
christoph andrew It is after all somewhat thin & light, with a Quad-Core i7 & a 1050Ti in there, it's bound to get a little hot, I guess you could clean it from dust more frequently than you would other devices you know.
christoph andrew (7 months ago)
Raed Skerek so they just replace the thermal compound? I tried repasting mine with arctic silver but not much improvement. Still hits 90° (even with undervolting). Games still runs smoothly though so i don't think there are any issues. I just don't like seeing it running that hot.
yung weeb (9 months ago)
I like your kind of editing and analysing. But I think you talk a bit monotone which gets boring after a bit
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
I'll try and talk better 😛 I think I have improved, you should see my old videos haha
Rui Principe (9 months ago)
The Vivobook Pro was promising but I gave up on it when I saw it in person. At least in Portugal the version they sell has an awful screen compared to other laptops. Ended up going with the ZenBook Pro. The laptop was amazing but unfortunately I ended up having to return it due to a huge amount of annoying coil whine. It was audible when idle and got worse as the laptop started doing more work. Currently looking for another laptop but still undecided. This one was so promising. :(
Maria João Silva (8 months ago)
Olá Rui! Bem, eu tenho que comprar um portátil novo e estou bastante indecisa entre o Vivobook e o Zenbook. Inicialmente estava bastante interessada no Zenbook, mas fui lendo algumas criticas devido ao problema que referiste. Decidi perguntar a um funcionário da Fnac qual era o que recomendava (visto que eu tenho que trabalhar com edição de imagem e video - Adobe Premiere e Photoshop) e o mesmo mencionou que recomendava o Vivobook porque já têm uma versão com um ecrã melhor, e vem com dois discos, um SSD e um HDD. Será que me podes dar a tua perspetiva sobre o Zenbook? Por qual acabaste por optar? Ps: Peço desculpa pelo meu vocabulário tecnológico não ser muito apurado.
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Dell XPS is also quite good, similar design and build quality to the ZenbookPro in my opinion.
Rui Principe (9 months ago)
Although I thought of giving a go at a different one I gave up on the Zenbook Pro as it is no longer being sold in any shops in Portugal. I don't know if it is just out of stock or if it was recalled. I have to buy another laptop this week so I am thinking of either paying an extra 150 USD for a DELL XPS 15 or buying a gaming laptop from ASUS (probably the GL502VM). I don't play any demanding games but need a decent discrete graphics card for game development. Not sure what I'll go for yet. With gaming laptops I am mostly worried they might make too much noise.
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Yeah the screen on mine wasn't the best, the one on the zenbook was much better. Oh that sucks, have you considered trying a different one? I think something like coil whine varies between hardware
Empyyy (9 months ago)
No ethernet port on zenbook? What is this heresy?
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Yeah a fair few of the thinner laptops I've reviewed lately haven't had one, we live in the dongle future I guess.
Affari Miei (9 months ago)
Very nice review! I have the older zenbook pro with the 4k screen and I have noticed that games at 1080p still perform slightly worse that on laptops with native 1080p displays. Did you try to set the zenbook screen resolution to 1080p while running the tests? It might outperform the vivobook. My laptop gains at least 10 fps by doing so.
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Both of these have 1080p screens, they are available with 4K but I only had 1080p so only did 1080p tests, I don't think game tests would go very well with a 1050 at 4K either 😛
IO9802 (9 months ago)
Doesn't the Zenbook have a 1050ti? I thought that was its main selling point over the competition like the XPS 15. But if the thing throttles with a 1050, I can't even imagine how it would run with the hotter 1050ti. TBH it's a pretty weird product placement on the ASUS's part too; such similar machines at such different price points.
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Yeah this one has a 1050, I think some of the other models have the 1050 Ti though.
Happy Pizza (9 months ago)
Great comparison video,keep up the good work.
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Thanks!
farmerboy2194 (9 months ago)
Hey mate what websites are great to get good bargains that deliver to oz. Love the videos
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Thanks! Ah ok, haven't tested either of those myself but I reviewed the Dell 7577 recently, it was pretty good I liked it!
farmerboy2194 (9 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech the system I was looking at was the dell inspiron 7567 or the 7677. There is too many options. Cheers for your chat hope the channel kicks off
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
I don't really have any experience with streaming myself, my understanding is that you need to buy a capture card and send the signal through that, from there it then goes into your program of choice like OBS, but I think some consoles actually have their own Twitch apps installed to make it a bit easier.
farmerboy2194 (9 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech cool I will check them out. Also one question I really want to know if streaming like console gaming on twitch what type of device would I need. As all I want to do is stream my vita and old ps1 games on twitch and watch a few videos I don't need all the bells and whistles.
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Probably anything from Metabox, you can get some decent stuff (7700HQ / Nvidia 1060) for that price, which seems to be pretty hard to do with the other big name brands. They're based in Perth, and I've done a bunch of videos on their laptops.
Doru Marian Preda (9 months ago)
I have vivobook pro, the money difference is too big to justify buying the Zenbook. The image on the display is not so good, but if you play a game you play it on a TV or view it front on the display. Anyway, i am extremely pleased with Vivobook performances and looks.
q q (2 months ago)
+Abdulhadi Maktabi it's hard to answer that question.... It depends on your situation
Abdulhadi Maktabi (3 months ago)
Pls man can you tell me if its worth getting it?
Doru Marian Preda (9 months ago)
bobak givi 3-4 working hours with music playing... it is average.
bobak givi (9 months ago)
how it the battery life on your vivobook?
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
+Doru Marian Preda yeah that's fair, it was pretty decent in my time using it 😀
The RPG Game (10 months ago)
it would be interesting if you can compare vivobook pro vs hp power 15
Victor Holguin (4 months ago)
lifetech id hp Is a piece of garbage
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
I'd like that too! Unfortunately HP has not got back to me on any of my messages to review their laptops, hopefully that changes :)
Hristian Nikolov (10 months ago)
Jarrod I am in need of help. I need a gaming laptop, I have no idea which one to get although I have my eyes on the Alienware 17 R4 and Alienware 15 R3 with the best loadouts. If you can help I will be grateful and if you have any other recommendations I will be happy to hear them! Thank you in advance, keep up the great work and have a nice day!
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
No problem!
Hristian Nikolov (9 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech Thank you sooooo much mate!
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
I haven't yet tested any recent Alienware stuff myself (hopefully that will change soon!) but between those I'd probably go for the 15 inch option if you want something that is still fairly portable, as I've found 17 inch to be quite a bit heavier and annoying if you have to move it daily like if you take it to school, otherwise if it's mostly stationary 17 inch isn't so bad. Otherwise out of the laptops I have reviewed so far I like the Dell 7577 the best, good specs for a good price, and high quality laptop, it's likely the Alienware ones are similar in quality as they're owned by the same company.
Bender Anglesmith (10 months ago)
I wish asus didn't left out the numpad on zenbook.
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Yeah I can see why some people would want it, I've never used it so no problem for me at least :)
Maxim Chernykh (10 months ago)
Hi Jarrod, cool video. Acer Helios 300 (i7-7700hq + 1060 6Gb, 256 SSD, + 1080p display) vs Dell i7577 (i7-7700hq + 1060 6gb Max-q, 128Gb SSD, + 1TB HDD + 4K ips display) I'm want to buy for montage, whitch is better? :)
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
No problem, cheers!
Maxim Chernykh (10 months ago)
Tanks a lot for an answer. I think i will chose Dell. I like acer more, cuz the fans dont have so much noise like dell, and 1060 a little bit powerfull than max-q version. But The helios 300 dont have notifocations in my country. But i will wait your reviews and compare :) Thanks again, have a good day and more subscribers
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Both laptops are pretty good, at least from what I've heard. I have a review on the Dell 7577 and I think I'm getting an Acer Helios 300 in a few weeks (fingers crossed) and once I review it I'll probably make a comparison with the Dell 7577 video as lots of people have asked this question and I want to answer it well, hard to answer at the moment as I've not tested both. The main difference other than the disks in the configurations you've listed is the screens, personally I find it difficult to recommend 4K screens in a laptop for the reasons I cover here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irhdqtVqtrM Hope that helps! If you need to buy today, realistically either are probably great choices, but hopefully I'll know for sure in a few weeks time!
El Mero Mero (10 months ago)
Zenbook pro is a sexy looking machine....a little too pricey tho. Think I would go for an xps 15 which is similar in price.
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Yeah it looks and feels great! Hopefully I'll be able to get an XPS 15 in the future to do a video on, I recently tested the XPS 13 and it was pretty nice.
Ahmed360 (10 months ago)
The display is a huge drawback on the Vivo. I have to go with the Zenbook.
Lucy Mirzoyan (5 months ago)
Is it touch screen cuz it is advertised as ''touch 4k display''. How is the NTSC and sRGB?
Shivram Hari (7 months ago)
Ahmed360 pls get the vivobook pro.... It's something spl... Mine is vivobook pro 15 n580vd
Shadan Q (9 months ago)
They sell the Vivobook with a 4K screen as well
erwin bosma (9 months ago)
I am currently using a Vivobook Pro with a SSD and an IPS Panel! Works great.
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
It definitely makes it a better value option compared to the ZenBook with features like that :p
kukuboy (10 months ago)
Any plan to go through Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) and XPS 15 (9560) ?
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Not at the moment, the next thing from Dell I'm getting is one of their desktops, I don't think they have anything else available for review but I'll check up on that and see if I can get one :) looking to try and get some Alienware laptops in the future too.
kukuboy (10 months ago)
VivoBook Pro for sure...the price issue...
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Yeah quite a fair price difference, I'd probably pick the Vivobook too considering the specs aren't that different, just with an SSD!
EpicMango (10 months ago)
I like your comparison videos.
EpicMango (10 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech No problem
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Thanks :)
Simster275 (10 months ago)
What type of contacts do you have for getting all these laptops? I kinda understand Metabox being smaller company so always looking to get their name out but who's lending you these? Glad you have the ability to get some you do high quality reviews
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Thanks, me too! Someone from ASUS Australia reached out to me a few months ago asking if I wanted to check out the Zephyrus, which was the first laptop review I did for them, and I've been doing them ever since :) I should hopefully getting an ASUS Scar model in the next few weeks to check out! In most other cases though I will email a company, wait, and hope I get a response. Some reply and loan me laptops, others just don't reply at all, possibly because I'm a smaller channel, not sure really.
Soundvibe Network (10 months ago)
Vivobook can be upgradable with a ssd pcie m2 (samsung 960) and also the ram! Laptop media fonts! Be more clear! http://laptopmedia.com/series/asus-vivobook-pro-15-n580/
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
I mentioned that it's available with SSD.
Nova_Instinct (10 months ago)
Use the Zenbook Pro with the 1050 ti! Completely roasts the Vivobook Pro Just remember to undervolt it
Nova_Instinct (8 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech right can you help me with this small problem idk why but my zenbook pro has this power limit throttling problem even after -130v undervolt
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Thanks! We'll get there one day with that kind of support :)
Nova_Instinct (10 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech bro you deserve so much more subscribers, likes and viewers nice vid men keep up the good work!
Nova_Instinct (10 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech let’s hope that Asus will finally get their mind together and make a better cooling system for the next Zenbook Pro and hopefully a much more powerful gpu XD
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Yeah, always an issue in such a thin laptop unfortunately.
Akshay Sharma (10 months ago)
As usual great video comparison! You deserves more views and likes.
Hatef Tk (7 months ago)
I have paid more than 600 euro for this shit and they stop charging after a few times. Stay away from ASUS. Their service is very terrible.
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Thanks! We'll get there one day :D
Umuofia Kwenu (10 months ago)
Would a comparison between the u331 and the vivobooks have a closer similarity, seeing how as the u331 has more in common with vivobooks than its pro counterpart?
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Possibly, however these are the two laptops I had at the time and I'd previously been asked the differences between them so thought this might help :)
amayaw58 (10 months ago)
Awesome informative video Jarrod!
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Cheers!
FlightFilms (10 months ago)
Thanks for the comparison :D Weird how they put the full sized SD card slot on the Vivobook and not on the Zenbook.
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Yeah I definitely prefer the full slot, the Dell XPS 13 I recently reviewed had a full one too, but the newer 2018 model was downgraded to a micro SD slot, not sure how many people are using those! I guess you can use an adapter but still.
Fitness Enthusiast (10 months ago)
Love your videos Jarrod Sir!
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Thank you!
David K (10 months ago)
Your videos are so aesthetically pleasing
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Thanks! That's good to hear :) I recently upgraded to a better camera which I think has helped a lot.

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