The Asus VivoBook K570UD-DM276T notebook is part of a new series, but it’s not a very expensive choice that will exceed your budget. There are certainly more powerful laptops than this one in the same budget but does not offer such a large screen that can be quite useful. Some users prefer a 15-inch laptop because it’s much easier to carry it (lighter). Even if it has a 17.3-inch screen construction, it weights under 2 kg like most mainstream laptops and the design is modern.
The 17-inch laptops are not so popular because they are a bit more expensive, but offer some different features: support for two storage drives (but not all), FullHD screen and a more generous workspace (large diagonal). This one has only a SSD that is enough because it has a decent capacity – 256GB.
This laptop is one that has decent hardware: Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, GTX 1050 dedicated graphics. All CPUs have an integrated GPU that can help you obtain a decent battery life (while browsing or reading an article). It switches automatically to the GTX 1050 when you play videos, a movie, a game or a 3D application. Also, you can select a mode or which video card to run on default.
It isn’t a premium laptop so you can’t expect some premium features. It offers exactly what a daily user needs and you do not have to spend a fortune to have it. There are not many video presentations or pictures with it, but I think you have made an idea about it. Battery life is small when you use only the dedicated video card, but it is normal.
You should try this configuration with the new Kaby Lake R CPU, because of the 2 additional cores. Asus K570UD-DM276T is one of the best home multimedia solutions that you can use for many tasks (professional applications, gaming and media playback). Gaming on such a portable machine is decent if you don’t look for maximum settings or very high framerate.