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Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED Laptop: Our Three Favorite Features


The Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED laptop is among the laptops from Asus that landed on our review desk this year. Asus launched this laptop in September last year and with ​​a 16-inch display with a Full-HD+ resolution and up to 300 nits of peak brightness, the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED is a good option for content creators looking for a daily companion on a good budget.

Locally, Asus is selling this laptop for Ksh 206,000, and you can grab one from any Text Book Centre across the country.  The company says this laptop targets lifestyle creators, vloggers, and artists

The laptop is powered by 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-11370H with integrated Intel Iris(R) Xe Graphics and discrete NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 graphics with NVIDIA Studio driver support. There is also an AMD Ryzen 5900Hx option. The Asus VivoBook 16X come with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage and also comes running Windows 11.

In terms of ports, the laptop comes with a USB Type-C port, 2 USB-A ports, and a micro HDMI port, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Wi-Fi 6 for connectivity.

We really didn’t get much time to spend with the laptop but in this article, we will be highlighting three things or features that we loved about it. The laptop comes in two colour options – Comet Grey and Cool Silver. 

16-inch OLED display 

I am a huge fan of big displays on desktops and this is exactly what Asus is offering me with the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED laptop. The display also offers 4K resolution and Text and images are extremely sharp and deliver very broad, vivid colour coverage with plenty of brightness.  The 16” panel also has an FHD IPS option with 0.2ms response time. 

This display really pops up and offers you what you would basically expect with OLED Panels.

It is PANTONE Validated for superb color accuracy and it also has a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. The ultrafast response time ensures you get to enjo blur-free movies and games, and its low blue-light levels are TÜV Rheinland-certified for better eye care. The three-sided NanoEdge design features slim bezels that create an 86% screen-to-body ratio for a more immersive viewing experience. 

The Keyboard

Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED keyboard

Another eye-catching feature of the VivoBook Pro 16X OLED is the colour-coded keyboard that sets it apart from other laptops like the MacBook Air that I am currently using as my daily driver.  The keyboard has a very distinct design, with some clear colour coding for different groups of keys. When put in good use, it can really drive your productivity so will be the touchpad is very generous in size. 

Swiping inwards from the top right corner of the touchpad enables the brand new DialPad. Once activated, it has the same UI and functionality as the Asus Studiobook physical dial. There is also an SSO fingerprint

The keyboard features all the command keys you’d expect to find on a creator laptop. What this means is that you can ..’’type comfortably with long keystrokes provided by an ergonomically designed, sturdy, one-piece construction keyboard, with a larger keycap that fits your type.’’ as Asus describes it.

Useful Ports and Battery life

Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED

Asus was very generous with the number of useful ports we’re getting on the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED laptop. 

On the left side of the laptop there are two USB ports and the power and battery indicator LEDs. On the right side there is the power jack, another full-size USB port, a full-size HDMI port, a maxed-out Thunderbolt 4 port and finally, a microSD reader and 3.5mm combo jack.

When it comes to the battery life, which is something most content creators will really be looking out for on any laptop the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED laptop does also not disappoint. The 96WHr battery should be able to last you for more than 12 hours on full charge on heavy usage, which is more than enough. 

The Fast-charge technology also lets you charge the battery to 60% in just 49 minutes. There’s also an Integrated ASUS Battery Health Charging Technology that makes for a safer charging experience, with measures designed to decrease the battery expansion rate during charging to help ensure the battery stays in good condition.

Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED laptop specs. 

Display 16”4K OLED
OS Windows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business) /Windows 10 Hom
CPU Intel Core i7-11370H Processor​ (12M Cache, up to 4.80 GHz)
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics
OnBoard Memory 8GB / 16GB / 32GB 3200MHz DDR4
Memory Max 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 
Storage 512G/1TB PCIe SSD​

TG SSD: 512GB PCIe SSD Gen3 + 32GB Optane Memory​

TG SSD: 1TB PCIe SSD Gen3 + 32GB

Optane Memory

Card reader MicroSD card reader
Keyboard Type Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard with backlit
Touchpad Support ASUS DialPad, TouchPad: Intelligent palm rejection, Precision touchpad (PTP) technology supports up to four-finger smart gestures.
Battery 96Wh 6-cells lithium-polymer battery
AC Adapter 120W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 6A, 120W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal
Audio Built-in array microphone/Built-in speaker /Harman Kardon certified audio 
Camera HD camera
Weight 1.95kg (with 3-cell battery) TBD
Interface 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type- C(Thunderbolt4 Type-C)​

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A​

2 x USB 2.0​

1 x HDMI​

1 x Audio combo jack​

1 x MicroSD card reader

Fingerprint Finger Print Combine with Power Key in Keyboard
Price Ksh 206,000.

Conclusion

To conclude, the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED laptop is a not-so-fancy laptop but very suitable for content creators. The 4K OLED display is one of the best screens we’ve used in recent days. The built-in fingerprint sensor also keeps your confidential data private, and we’re also getting quite a number of useful ports.

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