The silver Vivobook V551LB-DB71T Multi-Touch 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS has a 15.6" widescreen display that is backlit with LED lamps, which brighten faster, use less power and provide better picture quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen is also a touchscreen so you'll be able utilize all the multi-touch gestures incorporated into Windows 8. The screen has a true 16:9 aspect ratio, which is also the standard of HDTVs. The 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by a NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M with 2GB of discrete memory.
The system is powered by a 4th generation Haswell dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-4500U processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a SD media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers.
Windows 8 is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.