Asus Vivobook Pro N752 series (N752VX) review – 17-inch laptop for professionals


  1. Panos

    February 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Might i ask if you have plans on testing this model or the FHD one for pwm?


    • Andrei Girbea

      February 23, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      I don’t think I can test the FHD version and I don’t have the tools to test for PWM either.

  2. John

    March 3, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Thank you so much for reviewing this refresh. Do you know when they plan to release this line of laptops? I’m specifically interested in the asus n552 line, and it seems they would be released alongside the N752.

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 3, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      They are already available in some parts of the world

      • John

        March 4, 2016 at 4:06 am

        Ahh yes, I can see that. Do you know when the US availability date will be? Your review hints at this being a great year for the N series.Thank you for the quick reply!

      • Andrei Girbea

        March 4, 2016 at 12:36 pm

        No, sry, you could try contacting Asus North America on Facebook or Twitter and see what they have to say about it.

  3. Anna

    March 4, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I so have understood that for 1,700 dollars I can buy a laptop at the highest level for Asus ? )))
    Nvidia 970M – Nvidia 980M
    Core i7-6700HQ

  4. Ute

    March 12, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Dear Andrei, great review, Thanx. I want to buy the N752 now ;-)
    A small question about the look: Is the aluminium-lid (cover) of the N752 a bit brighter and browner than the lid of the N751? It seems so and I don’t like the grey of the N71 :(

    And another thing: Do you guess/know, if I will have many issues with scaling of i.e. Windows 10 and MS Office 2016 an Internet Browsers, if I choose the UHD display (instead of FHD)?
    Appreciate your answer. Kind reards, Ute

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      I’d say they’re the same, but I don’t have them side by side for comparison. Windows 10, Chrome/Edge/Firefox and Office 2013 scale well, I’d reckon Office 2016 does so as well. You’ll have issues with some software from smaller third party developers, which might not have been updated properly. But I haven’t run into scaling issue with the standard programs I’m using on my machines

  5. Jorge

    March 21, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    The asus website for N752 ( says the memory module is 16GB DDR4 at 3200MHz.

    I want to upgrade to 32 GB, but all the sticks I’ve found are 2133MHz. Will it be compatible?

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 26, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Yes, from what I can tell

      • Nenad

        August 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm

        I want to buy the N752vx with PCIx4 512 GB and uhd
        I want to upgrade it to 32 GB, with KINGSTONE HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory . Will it be compatible and will this improve performances?
        If You can tell me what SSD and HDD are inside this N752 series?

      • Andrei Girbea

        August 24, 2016 at 8:01 pm

        Details on the storage drives are available here:

  6. Jorge

    March 21, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    also, thanks for the great review

  7. Andreas

    April 4, 2016 at 5:01 am

    i’m planing to buy this laptop , but the version without SSD , i want to install by myself a SAMSUNG SSD M2 950 PRO , will it work?

    Does this ASUS laptop NVMe gen3 with 4 lanes???

  8. Ivan

    April 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Great review.
    Can you confirm FHD version of N752VX supports NVMe SSD like Samsung 950 pro?

    • Andrei Girbea

      April 13, 2016 at 10:20 am

      I’m not 100% positive on that, since I haven’t personally tried it. But it should support them.

  9. Richard Payne

    April 15, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Where can I buy N752VW, it hard to find ex-stock in EU.
    Why ASUS store is not listed in Store?
    Does it come with 2 or 3 year warranty?

  10. Hamid

    April 28, 2016 at 8:31 am

    great spec, good performance just if it was able in the market and people could buy it we would be happy. (when it is in market or how can I request for a customized one?)
    the other point is the battery which is so light for such a powerful device.
    is there any chance to replace the battery with for example a 9 Cells or a 6 cells one?

    • Marko

      May 3, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      The only drawback compared to the N751 is that the battery is not user-replaceable anymore.

      Speaking of, the battery is rated at 48Wh compared to last year’s 56Wh unit but interestingly enough, that doesn’t seem to affect battery life as much. It appears that the updated Core i7-6700HQ deals better with power consumption compared to its Haswell counterpart from the N751 and thus compensating for the lowered battery capacity.

      • Paul

        August 28, 2023 at 3:02 pm


        I bought this laptop in 2017 and have just replaced the battery myself. There are lots of screws to remove, but it was successful. No problems.

  11. Nao

    June 16, 2016 at 5:01 am

    I wonder why they took the external subwoofer from new N series? I have an n45sf which the subwoofer proven much helpful delivers better bass and the overall sound. Doesn’t N means multimedia? Which should bring perfection not just in visual, but also in audio. This is so confusing.

  12. Chris

    July 26, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Hi Andrei,

    The product code of the asus tested, was it something like N752VX-GC256R or N752VX-GC193T ?

    I found some reviews that say the ssd is only up to 500MBps like a normal ssd, yet on the Asus website the speeds say up to 1500MBps, so maybe the ones ending with T or R are different. I’d like to buy the same one you tested here.

    • Andrei Girbea

      July 26, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      If the configuration comes with a small 128 GB SSD, it could be as slow as you mention, as small size NVMe drives are much slower than larger ones (128 << 256 <<512). I can't comment on those name codes, Asus have a weird way of naming their products, with different codes in each regions. You could however ask the shop for details of the drive, if they have any. Size would be a decent starting point, and model name would be more useful.

  13. Buse Cristian

    August 17, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Buna ziua,
    Interesant articol. In legatura cu acest model (ASUS N752VX), versiunea cu display IPS cand va aparea in Romania si la ce pret ar putea ajunge?

    • Andrei Girbea

      August 18, 2016 at 7:50 am

      Please keep your comments in English, so everyone can understand them. I can’t really comment on this laptop’s availability in Romania, from what I’m seeing right now it’s not available in any of the big stores. From what I know, the only configurations that were available in Romania came with the FHD IPS screen, not the UHD panel. You can look at the Aspire V17 Nitro instead, which was available with the 4K screen and might still be

  14. Sofia Rocha

    September 2, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Hi, thanks for your review! I am not being able to find this model with the UHD screen in Europe anywhere… where did you get yours?

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 2, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Mine was a test sample. You could look at the Aspire Nitro V17 if as an alternative

  15. Cosmin

    October 21, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Hi, can I install ssd without to take it off the DVD-rom?

    • Andrei Girbea

      October 21, 2016 at 10:24 am

      I don’t really understand what you’re asking, but yes, you cna put an SSD in the available bays without replacing the optical drive. The types of storage are explained in the Hardware section.

      • Andrei Girbea

        October 30, 2016 at 2:04 pm

        There's a M.2 80 mm bay (under the RAM slots in the picture) and the 2.5" inch bay that you're mentioning

  16. D W Buckley

    December 7, 2016 at 7:05 am

    This does fill in a lot of info from other reviews that I have seen. I have the N752VX-GC190T bought in the UK and it had no sound from the 125GB SSD drive. The Asus team were fantastic sending links to download all the drivers for the motherboard and soon it was up and running. Great Laptop great Asus help team.

  17. Vladimir

    January 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I have FHD version of this lap top. It is less than a month old. I have SEVERE LIGHT BLEEDING on 2 out of 4 sides of the screen! Complained to Asus office in my country (Serbia) and they told me that "there is no defect on my lap top, that i reported". In the store wher I buy, they told me that that ammount of light bleeding is normal, and it is everything but not normal! Ridiculously silly answer, for problem that is sooo common on ASUS lap tops and monitors. You can find video on you tube with paralel review of 20 same ASUS gaming monitors, where more than half of them have unacceptable light bleeding issues. ASUS MANAGERS , IT IS TIME TO DO SOMETHING WITH QUALITY CONTROL IN YOUR PRODUCITON LINES! Nobody wants to spend 1000+ $ for lap top with this kind of screen problem! Watch out!

  18. Vlad

    February 1, 2017 at 3:22 am


    what eill be the successor of n752vx.
    no news on asus site about n series.

    they seem to be disappeared.

    any design change for the new model with kaby lake processor?


    • Andrei Girbea

      February 2, 2017 at 6:12 am

      no info right now, but i'll look into it

  19. Ernst

    February 1, 2017 at 5:31 pm


    N752VX, HD display, 256GB SSD pcie x4, 1 TB HGST HD.

    I replaced the SSD pcie x4 card with a NVME 256 MB Samsung 951.
    Up-scaled to 32 GB memory, 1TB SSD 2,5" and replaced the Wifi card with the newest from Intel, WLAN-AC 8265.
    Bluetooth 4.2 etc..
    Everything running like crazy on Windows 10 64 bit.
    Only to get Bluetooth to work it was necessary to delete the old "hidden" drivers repeatedly until the Bluetooth device showed up again.
    Back cover comes of real easy with no strings attached.

    • Alex

      August 26, 2023 at 2:15 pm

      HELLO MY FRIENDS ! I have bought this laptop some years ago and i think its time to upgrade ssd and ram the questions that i want to do to you and the others people in this foroum is First Is the nvme ssd slot pcie 3 or 4 ? And Second could i upgrade the rams to 2×16 3000hz this question is especialy for the frequency compatibility of the laptop for the rams

  20. laurentiu serban

    February 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Salut, Andrei!
    Întreaga gamă de notebook-uri ASUS VivoBook Pro N752VX au tastatura iluminată, sau numai modelele high-end a acestei game? De exemplu, m-ar încânta să achiziționez acest model ASUS VivoBook Pro N752VX-GC189T, însă nu specifică acest lucru punctual!

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 14, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      all of them, from what I know. Please keep the discussion in English, thanks

      • laurentiu serban

        February 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm

        Thank you, appreciate it!
        In the meantime, I ordered and arrived to my flat in Germany, but i've got stucked with a serious issue!
        Could you, please, let me know why no media player assigned to this notebook, doesn't work? I use often "km player", but not even when i am switching to Groove or Windows Media Player, i receive errors and messages, like: missing file! What do you think i should do?
        Thank you!

      • Andrei Girbea

        February 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm

        Just install the player you want and use that one to play your content.

      • laurentiu serban

        February 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm

        I've been trying for the last 8 hours to do this, none worked so far,.. a bit disappointed with this purchase, up until now i've had 4 Acer Notebooks, worked flawless compared to Asus!
        I thought you had experienced such an issue like me, when first used, maybe you'll be able to provide me a link or something, in order to cope better with this malfunction i got!
        Sorry, i'm pissed with it right now, I am due to return to the store and get back to Acer!

      • Andrei Girbea

        February 15, 2017 at 5:08 am

        That looks like a software issue and I haven't heard of it before. Perhaps Google can help you out, but I don't see how installing the software you'd want won't allow you to run any type of clips.

  21. laurentiu serban

    February 15, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Actually, i figured that out,.. partially! I must to enable admin to have permission over the requested files for opening,.. sadly, i should set this permission for each folder and file one at the time! So strange when you're connecting an old external HDD, this requirement is emerging all of the sudden!

  22. dadavfc

    February 23, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Andrei, thanks a lot, it was an amazing review!
    Just one question: it will be a problem with this non replaceable battery? Otherwise I think that this laptop is a force to be reckoned with…

    • Andrei Girbea

      February 23, 2017 at 11:04 am

      The battery can be replaced if needed, you'd just have to go past the back panel. It's not as easy as just swapping it out like on older laptops, but it can be replaced, as long as you find a compatible one of course.

  23. Paul

    March 14, 2017 at 12:40 am


    Great review – thanks. I purchased this laptop – model N752VX-GC249T around a month ago. The Laptop does all its supposed to do and for me as an engineer it runs AutoCAD and building rendering programmes wonderfully. However, I have an issue; when I purchased the laptop (from John Lewis), I was assured that it had a backlit keyboard. I made a point of saying this to the sales assistant who assured me that it did. I've also noted on the specification on-line that it is supposed to have this option – you say so in your article. However, try as I might I seem unable to turn this option on.
    I can't seem to get to the bottom of this. I went back to the store who, in fairness offered me a full refund. Thing is I like the laptop!
    It's odd but nobody seems to really know if this laptop has a backlit keyboard or not. Just wondered if you or anyone else reading this with the same model I have could confirm one way or the other?

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      The laptop should have a backlit keyboard as far as I know, and you should be able adjust the brightness by hitting FN + F3/F4 buttons. There should be pictographs on those keys, as you can see in this pic: . IF FN+F3/F4 does nothing, chances are there's something wrong with your unit.

    • Cristian Bușe

      March 16, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      I have the same model, the backlit keyboard works fine. I bought it especially for AutoCAD and civil engeneering stuff but it works terribly laggy, and I was wondering if it was just my laptop in this situation. Thing is..I like this model too, but It seems I can't fix this issue wich is verry annoing.

      • Andrei Girbea

        March 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm

        Did you choose the High Performance mode from the Power Options? If yes, you could try to monitor CPU and GPU frequency with HWinfo to make sure they work as intended, this kind of hardware should handle mid to heavy loads fairly smoothly.

  24. Laurentiu

    March 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Is there any software i can use, in order to remove the bloatware pre-installed on this model (Asus Vivobook Pro N752VX), from top to bottom, without performing one removal at the time?
    Also, as a reply to Paul, it's a certainty that all N752VX should have a backlit keyboard, as a second thought, all notebooks over 800,00 € are designed with this feature!

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      You can do a clean Windows install, that will take care of the bloatware.

  25. Laurentiu

    March 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks, Andrei, but this option is out of question, since my internet plan is monthly limited, using a LTE SIM card, with very little GB of traffic! I shall digging furthermore until i'll find something i desire.

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 16, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      There are some programs that promise to help with removing bloatware, but personally I don't find them any good. Just uninstall what you don't want manually, it won't take more than 30 minutes.

  26. marco

    September 15, 2017 at 6:24 am

    you write: Price when reviewed

    BUT: when was reviewed? Why not writing the day/date a post was published ?? (you are not alone..)

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

      There's an update date. I'll think about adding an initial article date too, there's a reason why I don't have it, it's a longer story

  27. niki

    November 22, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Andrei, thank you very much for your review. Actually, also if this asus is 1 year old, I just choice to buy it (new, at 1200 euro, with 128 SSD and 16 GB RAM). But now, after read your review, I already start to have some regrets.
    Most, I am worry because I saw the last HP OMEN, that should be better then this asus, but when I see it in a shop, I saw that the monitor quality is very terrible!!! Then I see another ASUS, 13'', and the monitor quality, looks be very better then the HP. Now I am working with an old HP envy dv7 and I thought that buy the asus, was already an improvement, instead buy the HP that look be less then the myone (not as hardware, but as whole quality).
    If you still read this post, please, try to answer to one my question: is this computer performing if I use it with photoshp, illustrator and Indesign? I work with adobe softwares, more in graphics (and few video editing). It will be good ?
    I honestly would'nt change my HP… but it is broken now…
    And yeah… about battery I honestly don't care much because I always use it connected to the electricity…
    I am only worry about have a fast pc, with a good screen in which i can work properly.
    (I also don't use games… is already too much if I play tetris with my phone…).

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      It should do well for those tasks, I didn't run into any performance issues when I reviewed this sample. Whether it's the best buy or not, I can't tell. Did you get the UHD screen on your unit? If yes, than 1200 sounds good.

      • niki

        November 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm

        nope… i don't think so…. is a Full HD led…

      • Andrei Girbea

        November 23, 2017 at 4:27 am

        Well, not sure of the panel quality though, you might want to look into that matter since you want it for graphics work.

  28. John Pym

    December 30, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    *Good overview》I agree; battery is useless. Mine has not charged for 2 years. Powers up from wall socket, but switch it off and the Vivobook dies.
    Been trying to find a utube video, to explain how to take the battery out.
    For my N752VX-GC190T Vivobook Pro UK.
    Please someone send me a link.

    • Paul M

      July 14, 2023 at 4:40 pm

      I'm having the same problem, John. I'm the proud owner of a Vivobook Pro N752VX-GC249T with a 2TB hard drive (a fantastic rarity) and a 117 SSD. The laptop is great and I've been using it without issues since I bought it at John Lewis in 2016. But the battery died several months ago and, as you say, the machine will only power up from the wall socket. I, too, have been trying to find a video that explains how to replace the battery, but without success. I've just taken delivery of a new battery but have no idea how to install it. Did you manage? Can anyone help?

    • Paul M

      August 30, 2023 at 8:41 pm

      I replaced the battery myself 3 weeks ago with total success. It was a bit unerving to remove so many screws, but now that it's done, I so happy my laptop now has a new lease of life. It works like a dream. There are two videos on UTube you can use as a guide. Good luck.

  29. ALEX

    August 29, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    HELLO MY FRIENDS ! I have bought this laptop some years ago and i think its time to upgrade ssd and ram the questions that i want to do to you and the others people in this foroum is First Is the nvme ssd slot pcie 3 or 4 ? And Second could i upgrade the rams to 2×16 3000hz this question is especialy for the frequency compatibility of the laptop for the rams

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