ASUS K31CD-DS71 VivoPC Desktop Review

ASUS K31CD-DS71 VivoPC Desktop

ASUS K31CD-DS71 VivoPC Desktop

ASUS K31CD-DS71 VivoPC is a modern home desktop computer that was released in 2017 with advanced specs and features with a smart multimedia performance at an upper mid-range price. Technical specs include the seventh generation Kaby Lake Intel i7-7700 processor (8MB cache) at 3.6GHz up to 4.2GHz speeds, the latest 16GB DDR4 SDRAM AT 2400MHz for fast and efficient multitasking, 2TB Serial ATA HDD hard drive at 7200rpm spindle speed and Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system with the Win-7 Start Menu, Cortana Personal Assistant, and Microsoft Edge browser.

The benchmark score for the Intel i7-7700 processor is 10,773, which indicates this system’s power and ability to handle pretty much anything, except for advanced gaming due to the lack of a dedicated card. It is capable of handling both the daily and complex tasks for work and entertainment and you will be able to do your daily stuff much faster, without freezing and delays. You can choose to get the same VivobookPC with the lower specs of Intel i3 processor, 8GB DDR4 and 1TB hard drive at about half the price. You’ll be given the option on the Amazon product page. A monitor is obviously not included in the package but a nice wireless keyboard and mouse combo is.

ASUS K31CD-DS71 VivoPC Desktop Computer

It has an extensive range of connectivity options including a DVD Optical Drive, an HDMI output, a VGA (D-sub) output, a 6-in-1 Media Card Reader, a Headphone and microphone combo, an 8-channel Audio I/O, the ultrafast 802.11ac wireless with three times faster connection, Bluetooth V4.1, Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector, 2 x USB 3.1 ports (the latest standard with twice the bandwidth of 3.0), 4 x USB 3.0 ports (two at the front and two at the rear), and 2 x USB 2.0 ports.

The fast 802.11ac with wide coverage giving the system the ability to stream Ultra HD- 4K video without needing any cables. It offers enhanced sound quality through the 7.1 channel SonicMaster Audio with software, hardware, and tuning but the outcome will very much depend on the external or monitor speakers you use. It includes an optimized amplifier, resonance chambers, larger speakers with enhanced- clear and loud sound output with deeper bass, and a pro codec for more precise sound. In the box, you will find the Asus VivoPC, a power adapter with cable and an e-manual with a year of standard warranty by Asus.

Asus is one of the best computer brands for both laptops and desktops and they are known for their reliability and build quality. You can use the VGA or JDMI outputs to connect to external monitors and use one of the many USB ports for the keyboard and mouse. It is easily expandable through the SATA ports, a mini PCI-e as well as a PCI-e x 16. The  2TB hard drive is the SATA3 type and the data transfer rate is up to 6Gb/s. There is no dedicated graphics card on this model and the built-in graphics card included is the Intel HD 630 with a video card benchmark score of 1257 so you can play some of the latest games of 2015/2016 at low to medium settings and resolutions.

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