ASUS VivoBook V551

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The ASUS VivoBook V551 is a 15.6" Ultrabook based on Intel's new Haswell platform. It's processor is a Core i7 with 1.8Ghz. 8GB of RAM together with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M make up a good performance for gaming. We are curious to see how long it's 3-cell 65W 4500mAh battery combined with Haswell's powermanagement will keep this thing up and running. The 15.6" display comes at a rather underwhelming 1366x768 resolution.

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Specifications for the ASUS VivoBook V551

Specifications (base version)
Manufacturer ASUS
Model name VivoBook V551
CPU type Intel Core i7-4558U
CPU speed 1800 Mhz
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT740M
OS Microsoft Windows 8.1
Display Size
15.6" 1366 X 768
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touch Technology
RAM 8192 MB
Hard Disk 1000 GB
Weight 2400g / 84.7 oz.
Size (w/h/d mm) 380/258/21.0 mm
Size (w/h/d inches) 15/10.2/0.8

Physical Interfaces
Ethernet 10/100/1000
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
SDHC Card Slot
USB 2.0 (x2)
USB 3.0 (x1)

Wireless Interfaces
802.11 b/g/n
BT 4.0
No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)

Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
AC Adaptor
Multitouch Touchpad
Stereo speakers
Optical Drive

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Asus Announces VivoBook V551 Ultrabook With Intel Haswell CPU01/06/13

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For a 15.6 inch laptop it's light at 2.27kg for the 6 cell battery model and thin at 21.3mm, however one of the accessories might be a trolley, so for a desktop replacement it certainly fits the bill. It does have a monster 4K/UHD 3840x2160 pixel IGZO IPS touchscreen display (282ppi) powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2G or 4G GDDR5 VRAM and a Core i7 4720 processor that starts at 2.6Ghz and turbos up to 3.6Ghz. From the pictures it looks typically Zenbook-tastic.
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