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
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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.
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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 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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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!
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.
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 :)
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.
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
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.
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!
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 🗣
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :(
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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