ASUS VivoBook K501UX-FI277T 15 : Great buy for work and play

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Great laptop, super fast, runs all the latest games and software.

So i think this i7 laptop is ok. It seems fast, the battery life is good and the keyboard is reasonable. The size, well it has a big screen and yet isn’t too heavy. Feels reasonably robust and generally it should be very good for my basic needs. Well, the colours and look of the screen make this laptop feel very basic. The matt screen is very very matt and dull and there is no way to adjust the colours properly. It is possible to give a basic adjustment to the saturation, hue, brightness and contrast but none of these combinations seem to make any difference. If it were my tv, i’d have a choice of vivid, movie, game ect.

Excellent laptop would highly recommend. Here are the specifications for the ASUS VivoBook K501UX-FI277T 15:

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  • Powerful performance with dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M for moderate gaming
  • Features latest Intel Core i7-6500U Processor 2.5 GHz
  • 15.6 inch Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 display
  • All the features you need including built-in speaker, built-in microphone, webcam and HDMI port

It’s a fantastic laptop would highly recommend. It’s super quick and boots in seconds, can play decent games on it like skyrim and fallout 3 as well as civ 5 all on super high settings and higher spec games on medium settings like fallout 4. Love the keyboard so nice to type on. Only problem i can think of is when you video call people the mic is placed near the air intake and when i was skyping my friend they said it sounded like a hurricane, i just use a head phones with a mic though which has solved this problem. Screen quality is amazing, super sharp and never any glare, i love that its 4k although my internet is to slow to load any 4k vids on youtube. Its so light weight and sleek the aluminium finish makes it feel very high quality and the keyboard and mouse pad also feel very high quality. The battery life is only ok can get 3hrs ish playing games or watching videos and a full charge. Overall i would say this is a fantastic laptop and is worth the money.

Gift to replace my dads 10 year old laptop – he loves it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Boring looks but quick as a quick thing.
  • good for the price
  • I’ve never had a laptop like that before

Screen issues which hopefully get fixed. I purchased this item yesterday and after using this for 24 hours i am considering returning the item. The pros are that the machine is superfast, reasonably light and all the other positives that other reviewers mention. The cons: there is a bizarre flickering (like static on a really old television) which appears intermittently on the left half of my screen. Amazon is amazing and is sending out a replacement which hopefully solves the problem but i will find out shortly. There are some moderately annoying design flaws: 1) the case is metal and when i type, my watch (also metal band) makes an awful scratching noise. 2) the touch mousepad is hard to get used to. Since the whole pad is touch sensitive, whenever i try to click the right mouse button the mouse pointer moves and i then end up moving off of the item i want to right-click. So i need to click several times on the right button to get it to work. The fan goes on/off frequently and while its not super loud it is noticeable and slightly annoying (and ive read affects skype calls due to the location of the built in mic).

Excellent laptop with good spec and performance. I had 3 main criteria in my research for a new laptop which were an intel i5 processor, full hd screen and a solid state drive. At the top of the list was the asus k556uq model which ticked all the boxes for spec and competitive cost. The first thing you really notice when you power on is the speed it boots up, i thought it had been left in sleep mode it was that quick. It also completed the windows 10 creators update in less than an hour which, if you have ever experienced doing major windows updates, is seriously fast. The jump to a solid state drive is definitely recommended. The other noticeable thing to mention is how quiet the fan runs, the laptop seems to have been designed well internally as it has been running smoothly with no heat issues. It runs the quad hd video off my dash cam with ease and copes really well running multiple programs. I disagree with some reviewers that the laptop looks cheap and boring, i prefer the terms minimalist design and functionality. Whilst it is brown, the plastics have a nice brushed aluminium look finish and the general connectivity is good although it could have done with 1 or 2 more usb sockets.

Boring looks but quick as a quick thing. . Powerful but very basic layout. This machine looks outdated but has hidden power.

This review is from : ASUS VivoBook K501UX-FI277T 15.6 inch Ultra HD Notebook (Intel Core i7-6500U Processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Ultra HD 3840×2160 Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB GDDR3, Windows 10)

Boring looks but quick as a quick thing. . Powerful but very basic layout. This machine looks outdated but has hidden power.

This review is from : ASUS VivoBook K501UX-FI277T 15.6 inch Ultra HD Notebook (Intel Core i7-6500U Processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Ultra HD 3840×2160 Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB GDDR3, Windows 10)

Excellent fast,great sound,and graphics,just needed to buy an extra hard drive for storage.
Excellent fast,great sound,and graphics,just needed to buy an extra hard drive for storage.
I’ve never had a laptop like that before. Rather stranger that the battery is non-removable, i’ve never had a laptop like that before. Functional and efficient (so far).

This review is from : ASUS VivoBook K501UX-FI277T 15.6 inch Ultra HD Notebook (Intel Core i7-6500U Processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Ultra HD 3840×2160 Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB GDDR3, Windows 10)

I’ve never had a laptop like that before. Rather stranger that the battery is non-removable, i’ve never had a laptop like that before. Functional and efficient (so far).
Very good for everyday tasks. Very good for everyday tasks, online surfing and even watching movies in bed. I am pleased with the product.
Very good for everyday tasks. Very good for everyday tasks, online surfing and even watching movies in bed. I am pleased with the product.

This review is from : ASUS VivoBook K501UX-FI277T 15.6 inch Ultra HD Notebook (Intel Core i7-6500U Processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Ultra HD 3840×2160 Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB GDDR3, Windows 10)

Solid all-around laptop, however screen backlighting has broken after 5 months. Firstly, this laptop is very solid all-around. The keyboard is responsive and feels good to use, the screen quality is crisp and the ssd runs fast. As someone who uses a macbook pro every day at work, this is a very solid contender for a lot cheaper. A few small gripes i have with the laptop, and they are small, are:1. Unless you have massive hands you need to use 2 hands to be able to increase the volume on the laptop, which seems like an ergonomic flaw in the keyboard layout. The cooling fan starts and stops frequently, and is quite loud, even when only performing minor tasks. This is very minor, and you would probably get used to this with time. One major problem which i have recently encountered, which has led to the 3 stars, is that the screen has started to show vertical dark blurred lines coming from the bottom of the screen.
Solid all-around laptop, however screen backlighting has broken after 5 months. Firstly, this laptop is very solid all-around. The keyboard is responsive and feels good to use, the screen quality is crisp and the ssd runs fast. As someone who uses a macbook pro every day at work, this is a very solid contender for a lot cheaper. A few small gripes i have with the laptop, and they are small, are:1. Unless you have massive hands you need to use 2 hands to be able to increase the volume on the laptop, which seems like an ergonomic flaw in the keyboard layout. The cooling fan starts and stops frequently, and is quite loud, even when only performing minor tasks. This is very minor, and you would probably get used to this with time. One major problem which i have recently encountered, which has led to the 3 stars, is that the screen has started to show vertical dark blurred lines coming from the bottom of the screen.

This review is from : ASUS VivoBook K501UX-FI277T 15.6 inch Ultra HD Notebook (Intel Core i7-6500U Processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Ultra HD 3840×2160 Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB GDDR3, Windows 10)

A simple laptop with lots of added oomph let down by the graphics card. . The laptop performs well but don’t expect it to run any modern games. It achieved between 5fps and 20fps on a graphics test. If the damage wasn’t there, would i have kept the laptop?. The processor is fantastic, the screen is incredible watching 4k videos on youtube with no lagging, colours very impressive. If you need a simple word processor with lots of added oomph then certainly buy this laptop. If you need a laptop for photo editing, video editing or gaming, perhaps look elsewhere. Bought the laptop on amazon prime day for around £500. Unfortunately the warehouse condition of “good” wasn’t really what was delivered. I’m sure it would have been a decent purchase however the damage to the laptop made the purchase not a very good one.
A simple laptop with lots of added oomph let down by the graphics card. . The laptop performs well but don’t expect it to run any modern games. It achieved between 5fps and 20fps on a graphics test. If the damage wasn’t there, would i have kept the laptop?. The processor is fantastic, the screen is incredible watching 4k videos on youtube with no lagging, colours very impressive. If you need a simple word processor with lots of added oomph then certainly buy this laptop. If you need a laptop for photo editing, video editing or gaming, perhaps look elsewhere. Bought the laptop on amazon prime day for around £500. Unfortunately the warehouse condition of “good” wasn’t really what was delivered. I’m sure it would have been a decent purchase however the damage to the laptop made the purchase not a very good one.

This review is from : ASUS VivoBook K501UX-FI277T 15.6 inch Ultra HD Notebook (Intel Core i7-6500U Processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Ultra HD 3840×2160 Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB GDDR3, Windows 10)

Coming from using a 2011 macbook pro to this. I wish i’d spend the extra money for an apple. I favour their usability much much more than this windows machine. Consthe trackpad on this is unresponsive and chooses when to function properly. The keyboard doesn’t even have backlighting. And it’s the little, subtle functions of apple, that windows don’t have, that makes life so much easier. Generally, it feels cheap(er) and i’m not a fan. Not too large and good for gaming or photo/video editing whilst on the mood. The machine is not particularly heavy and is portable. It has great specs for the price range and does perform reasonably well. Cannot complain hereoverallit does the job.
Coming from using a 2011 macbook pro to this. I wish i’d spend the extra money for an apple. I favour their usability much much more than this windows machine. Consthe trackpad on this is unresponsive and chooses when to function properly. The keyboard doesn’t even have backlighting. And it’s the little, subtle functions of apple, that windows don’t have, that makes life so much easier. Generally, it feels cheap(er) and i’m not a fan. Not too large and good for gaming or photo/video editing whilst on the mood. The machine is not particularly heavy and is portable. It has great specs for the price range and does perform reasonably well. Cannot complain hereoverallit does the job.
We buy our laptops based on what’s inside them and how up to date it is. . The reason i’m reviewing this laptop is more educational than anything else and i’ll tell you why this laptop is overpriced and under specced for 2017. . Saying that if you want a very basic entry level (just) gaming laptop this might suit you and as a business user, auto cad and such like, then this is a good entry level computer but for another £100-£150 you could get high end processing, graphics and ram and you’ll be future proofed for some time. If you buy this at it’s basic spec you’ll be thinking “i should have spent a bit extra”first, it has no hard drive apart from the ssd and although this speeds things up if you have the normal things on your computer like 4 or 5 40gb games and a couple of blu ray movies your hard drive is full, you really do need an external drive of 1tb or bigger nowadays so you’ill have to buy this and carry it around with you. Secondly, the graphics card is a 940 or 950 with only 2mb of ddr3 graphics ram, the latest cards are the 1050 series (20% faster) using ddr5 ram so the graphics card is underpowered for playing the latest games on their higher settings(this computer came out in jan of 2016). Thirdly, there is no mention of ac wireless for this model so i’m assuming it doesn’t have this on it. Fourthly, the core i5-7200u has 2 cores and 4 threads and runs at 2. 1 ghz where the 7300hq is 4 core, 4 thread and has a higher top speed and would be a better processor. If you do upgrade to the asus vivobook k501ux-fi277t then it’s nearly £900 and in my opinion overpriced.

This review is from : ASUS VivoBook K501UX-FI277T 15.6 inch Ultra HD Notebook (Intel Core i7-6500U Processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Ultra HD 3840×2160 Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB GDDR3, Windows 10)

We buy our laptops based on what’s inside them and how up to date it is. . The reason i’m reviewing this laptop is more educational than anything else and i’ll tell you why this laptop is overpriced and under specced for 2017. . Saying that if you want a very basic entry level (just) gaming laptop this might suit you and as a business user, auto cad and such like, then this is a good entry level computer but for another £100-£150 you could get high end processing, graphics and ram and you’ll be future proofed for some time. If you buy this at it’s basic spec you’ll be thinking “i should have spent a bit extra”first, it has no hard drive apart from the ssd and although this speeds things up if you have the normal things on your computer like 4 or 5 40gb games and a couple of blu ray movies your hard drive is full, you really do need an external drive of 1tb or bigger nowadays so you’ill have to buy this and carry it around with you. Secondly, the graphics card is a 940 or 950 with only 2mb of ddr3 graphics ram, the latest cards are the 1050 series (20% faster) using ddr5 ram so the graphics card is underpowered for playing the latest games on their higher settings(this computer came out in jan of 2016). Thirdly, there is no mention of ac wireless for this model so i’m assuming it doesn’t have this on it. Fourthly, the core i5-7200u has 2 cores and 4 threads and runs at 2. 1 ghz where the 7300hq is 4 core, 4 thread and has a higher top speed and would be a better processor. If you do upgrade to the asus vivobook k501ux-fi277t then it’s nearly £900 and in my opinion overpriced.
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