ASUS VivoBook K556UQ-DM1023T 15.6 inch Full HD Notebook (Intel Core i5-7200U Processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Full HD 1920 x 1080 Screen, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2 GB GDDR3 Graphics Card, Windows 10) - £550 @ Amazon
338°Expired

ASUS VivoBook K556UQ-DM1023T 15.6 inch Full HD Notebook (Intel Core i5-7200U Processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Full HD 1920 x 1080 Screen, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2 GB GDDR3 Graphics Card, Windows 10) - £550 @ Amazon

14
Found 27th May 2017
Brand ASUS
Item Weight 2.3 Kg
Product Dimensions 25.6 x 38.2 x 2.5 cm
Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model number K556UQ-DM1023T
Series K556UQ-DM1023T
Color Black
Form Factor Notebook
Screen Size 39.624 centimetres
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Maximum Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Speed 2500 MHz
Processor Count 2
RAM Size 8 GB
Hard Drive Size 256 GB
Hard Disk Technology SDD
Graphics Chipset Brand NVIDIA
Graphics Card Description Nvidia GeForce 940MX
Graphics RAM Type DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size 2
Graphics Card Interface PCI-E
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Number of HDMI Ports 1
Optical Drive Type ODD
Operating System Windows 10
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Lithium Battery Energy Content 37 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packaging batteries_contained_in_equipment

I think this is a good deal Personally I would look for something backlit, with better build quality.
Community Updates

Groups

14 Comments
Can I game on dis GTAV racket league the wutcher 3
misa426

Can I game on dis GTAV racket league the wutcher 3



It's got half the power of an Xbox one/PS4 - rocket league will be ok but might only be at 720p not 1080p. If you want a gaming laptop you'll be wanting to spend closer to £800-900 and get at least a gtx 1050
misa426

Can I game on dis GTAV racket league the wutcher 3



Witcher 3: Playable at 768p at ALL LOW (only 30fps) RATING: Unplayable
GTAV: Playable at 1336p at some turned up settings (40fps) RATING: Playable
Rocket League: Should be no problem (1080p medium) at about 50fps.

However, as mattturner756 said, this is definitely no gaming laptop, so even those framerates listed above are pretty much best case scenarios.
Banned
misa426

Can I game on dis GTAV racket league the wutcher 3



​​If you want a decent gaming laptop then your starting point should be any laptop with at least a GTX 1050 GPU, but preferably a 1060.

Better yet, hold out a little near the end of the year and see what APU solutions AMD will reveal for laptops.
misa426

Can I game on dis GTAV racket league the wutcher 3



Not if you want to have fun, this is not a gaming laptop at all.
mattturner756

It's got half the power of an Xbox one/PS4 - rocket league will be ok but … It's got half the power of an Xbox one/PS4 - rocket league will be ok but might only be at 720p not 1080p. If you want a gaming laptop you'll be wanting to spend closer to £800-900 and get at least a gtx 1050



Nah just find an older laptop with a gtx 970m. Second hand they cost alot less than any laptop with the newer gtx 1050 and have much much better performance.
If you want something for gaming that's not stupid pricing, this is probably the best value option you have on a GTX 1050

amazon.co.uk/ASU…G6C
I'd prefer the same with out the graphics card but other bells and whistles. Do people really look to mid-priced laptops for high end gaming? All I ever reading about PC gaming is how building a rig or at least buying a desktop is the way and laptops are always a silly option to take. Take out the graphics card and for the same price something more useful coule be put in to make this a more attractive mid-price option.
CarlottaMonroe1 h, 21 m ago

I'd prefer the same with out the graphics card but other bells and …I'd prefer the same with out the graphics card but other bells and whistles. Do people really look to mid-priced laptops for high end gaming? All I ever reading about PC gaming is how building a rig or at least buying a desktop is the way and laptops are always a silly option to take. Take out the graphics card and for the same price something more useful coule be put in to make this a more attractive mid-price option.



What would you prefer over a graphics card? What would you class as more useful?
dudwood_fudwood

What would you prefer over a graphics card? What would you class as more … What would you prefer over a graphics card? What would you class as more useful?


A second hard drive for more storage? A better screen/processor, etc, more RAM? I'm just guessing - Not that any of those are bad in this laptop,. I just wonder why a graphics card in a laptop is such a selling point compared to other things. Unless you really are gaming on a laptop, in which case spending more than this is surely mandatory any way for a decent experience?

Edited by: "CarlottaMonroe" 29th May 2017
CarlottaMonroe1 h, 4 m ago

A second hard drive for more storage? A better screen/processor, etc, more …A second hard drive for more storage? A better screen/processor, etc, more RAM? I'm just guessing - Not that any of those are bad in this laptop,. I just wonder why a graphics card in a laptop is such a selling point compared to other things. Unless you really are gaming on a laptop, in which case spending more than this is surely mandatory any way for a decent experience?



The graphics card and other specs on this laptop are good enough for running a lot of games. You aren't obviously going to run AAA games at 1080p with a playable framerate but the appeal here is the portability. If someone wants a gaming rig a desktop is always the best option but this will give you acces to a lot of games to play on the go if you need it.

There are plenty options out there for what you are asking. Drop the graphics and get more storage and better processor etc. £550 is a fair budget for an everyday laptop. It's going to get minimum requirements for a gaming laptop though. Hope you find what you want. It's a minefield picking the right one!
CarlottaMonroe

I'd prefer the same with out the graphics card but other bells and … I'd prefer the same with out the graphics card but other bells and whistles. Do people really look to mid-priced laptops for high end gaming? All I ever reading about PC gaming is how building a rig or at least buying a desktop is the way and laptops are always a silly option to take. Take out the graphics card and for the same price something more useful coule be put in to make this a more attractive mid-price option.



I've always been the same, but I bought an Alienware due to limited space, being away for work 1/4 of the year and the resale value which desktops don't have (less you scrap them individually). I got a good deal on the Alienware but otherwise yeah desktops are 100% better - it's just most people are nervous at building one when it's mega easy now. I'll be building one when I move to a bigger place.
My question is why didn't external graphics cards take off. Ultrabook by day, plug into external graphics card by night via open source interface.
Original Poster
bingowings85

My question is why didn't external graphics cards take off. Ultrabook by … My question is why didn't external graphics cards take off. Ultrabook by day, plug into external graphics card by night via open source interface.



Its not as easy as it seems :(. Its not masss produced yet and as such expensive.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text