ASUS VivoBook 15 X560UD / K560UD review (Core i5-8250U, Nvidia GTX 1050)


  1. Akis

    September 19, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    I think you focus too much on the comparison between the x560 and x570. The average customer doesn't have just these two options to consider.I mean, i am not quite sure how the x560 compares to other options.(e.g. the ASUS FX504 and LENOVO Y520.)
    That was my little bit of "constructive criticism", I hope I didn't come across as disrespectful.
    Other than that, your reviews have been a great aid. You are very thorough, especialy in comparison to other reviewers.

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 20, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      That's because those are also Core U laptop with GTX graphics. The FX504, Lenovo Y520, Acer Nitro 5 etc are Core H laptops, thus more powerful, but also heavier, more expensive, etc.

      If you have any specific questions, let me know and I'll reply if I can.

      • Akis

        September 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm

        Well, I am considering these three:
        -Lenovo Y520 (i5-7300HQ)
        -ASUS X560 (i7-8550U)
        -ASUS FX504 (i5-8300H)
        All of them with an SSD, GTX 1050 and 8GB RAM. In my country, I can find all of them at the same price.
        My main worry is the cooling. The comments in your review of the FX504(the best option spec-wise), claim it gets hot and throttles.
        So, what would you recommend for someone who wants his laptop to stay cool and last a long time?

      • Andrei Girbea

        September 20, 2018 at 5:57 pm

        I'd probably get the FX504 among those, the i5-8300H with HT is a significant step-up from the 7300H in demanding loads and games. Yes, the cooling isn't great, but with undervolting I'd expect the i5 to work well, especially when paired with the cooler 1050. Btw, if you're into gaming, you could consider stepping up to a 1050 Ti, it's 25% faster than a 1050 and worth paying a little extra if you plan to keep the laptop for a while.

      • Akis

        September 20, 2018 at 6:59 pm

        The Ti is out of my budjet unfortunately.
        Do you think the X560 will run cool despite the i7? It's the same voltage as the one reviewed i think. I prefer it's stealthier (compared to the fx504) look and the CPU looks good enough.

      • Andrei Girbea

        September 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm

        The i7 in the x560 is Core U. Personally i'd get the FX504.

    • Felipe

      November 8, 2022 at 9:30 pm

      Do you know if the M.2 SSD slot supports the NVMe protocol with PCI express 3.0 on the X560 model?

      I have an X560 and I'm trying to upgrade. I want to change the HDD to SSD. However, I have difficulties figuring out if the M.2 slot supports the NVMe protocol. If so, then it is intended to install a protocol with that operating system installed and the original HDD intact to keep the content with little manipulation. Now, if the M.2 slot only supports the SATA III protocol, then I prefer to replace the HDD with an SSD 2.5.

      • Andrei Girbea

        November 9, 2022 at 12:05 pm

        I don't remember, it's been years since this review. perhaps someone else can pitch in, or you could just give it a try and see if it works

  2. Pragyan Choudhury

    July 5, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I bought the 560 in april , 2019.So far I'm pretty satisfied with the laptop, I have the 4gb 1050 version bdw , and it doesn't cap itself at 1400-1500mhz like you said… during AC odyssey, Witcher 3 and alot of games , it easily reaches and stays at 1697-1702Mhz without any undervolting , checked via HWMonitor software. The battery is not good I agree , but I think the model you had weird issue gpu not getting past 1500Mhz core clock.

  3. Peter

    December 1, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Is it possible to have a SSD and a HDD at the same time? And what is the best RAM speed for this computer? I'm thinking about upgrading mine

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