Conclusion: The VivoBook V551LB is a mixed bag of highs and lows, with very good battery life, but a sub-par screen. It has a mostly premium-feeling shell, but lacks the solid-state storage or backlit keyboard that we’ve come to expect with a system priced at near $1,000. That doesn’t make the VivoBook a bad option by any means. It’s just not the best-balanced choice for most users.
Pros: Very impressive battery life, especially under heavy load, Solid-feeling, nice-looking design, Runs quiet and cool, Better gaming performance than most Ultrabooks
Cons: Sub-par, low-resolution display, No solid-state storage, Keyboard is not backlit, Quiet speakers, Not a great value