A Technical Review of Vivobook Pro 16X OLED

vivobook pro 16x

ASUS recently introduced two laptops in the market, the Vivobook Pro 14X and 16X OLED, two identical laptops that differ only on size, screen refresh rate, battery capacity, weight and price. This article fully reviews the specs of Vivobook Pro 16X OLED given that it is the laptop that we received for the handson review.

Vivobook Pro 16X OLED is located between the Zenbook pro and the Vivobook series, to target lifestyle creators, vloggers, and artists. Design wise, it is less minimalistic and traditional than a Zenbook pro, but not as colourful as the regular Vivobooks. The laptop comes in Comet Grey or Cool Silver and uses a new weave-textured coating that helps prevent fingerprints and smudges and feels like very fine sandpaper.

With the latest powerful Intel® Core™ H Series Mobile Processor, high-speed DDR4 RAM, and high-capacity battery, Vivobook boosts the performance to challenge the limits. The 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H Series Processors for Ultraportable gaming and creation builds on the best of what the 11th Gen Intel® Core U-series processors have already delivered, adds more performance to enable this new class of Ultraportable systems.

Moreover, Vivobook Pro OLED is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce 3050 graphics. NVIDIA Studio Laptops powered by GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs help bring creative imaginations to life. With up to 2x the rendering performance of the 20 Series and up to 32 GB of graphics memory, Studio laptops render extra-large 3D models and edit up to 8K HDR RAW video snappier than ever. Tap into AI-accelerated content creation across favorite creative apps to take workflows from zero to ultraspeed in record time. NVIDIA RTX is designed for creative professionals and enterprises to meet the demands of advanced multi-app design and visualization workflows.

ModelCUDA Cores2nd generation RT Cores3rd generation Tensor CoresVRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050204816644GB GDDR6

ASUS DialPad

Inspired by professional creators (2D designer, photographer, video editor, etc.) and well-known consoles, it is designed to enhance how you work during every part of the editing process and free your creativity with customizable macro controls for OS, and 3rd party creative applications. Give you a level of creative control that goes far beyond what is possible with keyboard hotkeys:

– Adaptive profiles for 3rd party applications

– Hands-on control over multiple parameters

– Creative applications support

– Efficient & Accurate Brush Control

– Compatible w/ Surface Dial

– Smooth & Seamless Navigations

Storage

In the Blink of an eye: A high-performance solid-state disk with a PCIe interface gives Vivobook 14X/16X OLED  the fastest storage available, allowing ultra-quick boot times and zero-wait app loading.

ASUS-exclusive WiFi Master Premium technology

A built-in dual-band Intel® WiFi 6 (802.11ax) wireless network card offers speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps, and provides up to 3X-higher throughput and 4X the network capacity of Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). The network card also incorporates Bluetooth 5.0 for connection to Bluetooth-enabled devices. 

WiFi SmartConnect

With WiFi SmartConnect, your laptop will automatically connect to the router with the best signal in your current environment. It also memorizes the mobile hotspots you connect to and prioritizes connections to them when they‘re detected. Always pickup self-hotspots and prefer to connect the best AP in environment, so you can freely roam around large areas with your ASUS Notebook without missing a beat.

I/O Ports

The Vivobook 14X/16X OLED has all the I/O ports you need:

-1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C® (Thunderbolt 4)
-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

Cooling

The Vivobook 16X OLED always stays cool, due to its advanced ASUS IceCool Plus technology. This includes a comprehensive set of hardware that works to dissipate heat, as well as exclusive software algorithm to ensure the best performance, even during intensive work. The highly efficient dual-fan cooling system incorporates two heat pipes. The advanced cooling design of the Vivobook 16X OLED ensures that the system stays cool and provides maximum performance, anytime and anywhere. And ASUS IceCool Plus technology maximizes performance in even the thin and light form factor, with 3 fan profiles – Performance, Standard, and Whisper – to choose from in MyASUS based on personal need.

Webcam shield for personal privacy

To safeguard personal privacy and business information against malicious hackers, Vivobook Pro 14X/16X OLED has an integrated privacy shield that simply slides over the webcam to stop it being used. 

Noise Cancelation

ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Technology his technology employs machine learning in order to isolate unwanted noise from human speech. The ClearVoice Mic feature in the MyASUS app can filter out ambient noise, and the Multi-Presenter mode normalizes all individual voices from different positions for optimum group conference-call quality. The ClearVoice Speaker feature filters out all ambient noise apart from human speech — so you will hear what everyone else is saying. 

Speakers

Vivobook Pro series features a Harman Kardon-certified sound system for high-quality detailed audio coming out of the powerful built-in speakers.

Long lasting battery

Vivobook 16X OLED keep you going for longer. It features up to a high-quality 96W battery (16”) and a lifespan that’s 3X longer than standard lithium-ion batteries. Fast-charge technology also lets you charge a low battery to 60% in just 49 minutes. Integrated ASUS Battery Health Charging Technology also 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.

Comfort typing keyboard

Type comfortably with long keystrokes provided by an ergonomically designed, sturdy, one-piece construction keyboard, with a larger keycap that fits your type.

Fingerprint sensor

Access the world with a single touch. The built-in fingerprint sensor keeps you confidential data private, while Windows Hello allows you instantly reach them in a snap. 

Panel

Vivobook Pro 16X OLED has an amazing OLED NanoEdge display that renders true-to-life colors at any brightness level, with deep blacks for enhanced realism. It is PANTONE® Validated for superb color accuracy and it has a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. The ultrafast response time ensures 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.

Professional-grade true-to-life colors

ASUS OLED laptops deliver exceptionally detailed and realistic visuals, with a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. 

Colors reproduced on the display are richer and more vivid: it is ideal for color-intensive projects, but it also enhances any kind of content.

Blue Light Reduction for Eye Care

Blue light is known to cause visual discomfort and disrupt sleep quality. By calibrating the spectrum, ASUS OLED laptops emit 70% less harmful blue light. Unlike traditional blue-light filters, shifting the spectrum means there’is no need to compromise color accuracy.

Since children’s eyes are not fully developed, with a more transparent lens and cornea, harmful blue light can penetrate the eye more easily – with 80% blue light pass-through for 5 year-old children, compared to 20% for 60 year-old adults.

Great clarity at low brightness

When calculating the 3D color volume — which adds illumination to the traditional 2D color gamut — ASUS OLED displays have about a 60% higher color volume, offering better color performance at any brightness level.

When comparing color expression under different brightness, OLED’s color expression stays the same even at lower brightness, while LCD colors degrade significantly. 

ASUS OLED laptops are able to show great detail at lower brightness settings. This means you can see the content more clearly without having to turn up the brightness; therefore, your eye consumes even less blue light.

ASUS OLED laptops are able to maintain color detail at any brightness, so you can adapt the brightness according to your usage environment. With lower brightness needed on OLED displays, less blue light would penetrate through your eyes.

Extreme Contrast, Astonishing Detail

OLED display has millions of light-emitting diode (LED), instead of just 50 or 60 LEDs in the LCD display. It can turn on and off the LED for each pixel on the screen, and achieve true black with 1,000,000 :1 extreme contrast ratio.

0.2ms Instant response for smooth actions

ASUS OLED displays have an ultrafast 0.2 ms response time, which is 50x faster compared to the average laptop LCD display. This ensures smoother fast-paced action scenes, low-latency gameplay, and subtle details like blur-free text scrolling.

ASUS OLED burn-in prevention 

With extended use, certain pixels on the display may age, resulting in degraded colors (burn-in). To prevent the OLED to burn in, these are the precautions taken:

  • Default shipping in Windows dark mode
  • Default OLED screen protection: Dim the screen after 5-minutes idle   
  • Samsung OLED burn-in refine technology
  • Warranty of OLED screens: 7000hrs guaranteed (@200nit)

Samsung’s OLED current driving algorithm detects the aging pixels and enhances the current passing through these pixels – this mechanism enables the degraded pixels to display brighter colors, and as a result, shows accurate perceived colors.

Three-sided NanoEdge display

The new NanoEdge display on Vivobook Pro 14X OLED continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible — the new three-sided NanoEdge display now has an even narrower bezel along the top, side and bottom of the display. This results in an 86% screen-to-body ratio that provides unrivaled immersion in a much more compact package. 

TÜV Rheinland Certified for Eye Comfort

Flickering screens can cause discomfort and eye strain to your daily life; with TÜV Rheinland flicker-free technology, the laptops can lower the discomfort of eye fatigue.

Blue light could cause damage on retina and pose impact on natural sleep cycles; the ASUS software solution could filter out the harmful blue light and prevent you from being affected.

N7600PC Specifications

 
CPU Intel® Core™ i7-11370H Processor
(12M Cache, up to 4.80 GHz) FC-BGA16F, Tray
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business) / Windows 10 Home
On Board Memory8GB / 16GB / 32GB 3200MHz DDR4
Memory Max.32GB 3200MHz DDR4
Storage512G/1TB PCIe SSD
TG SSD: 512GB PCIe SSD Gen3 + 32GB Optane Memory
TG SSD: 1TB PCIe SSD Gen3 + 32GB Optane Memory
Display
Integrated GPUIntel® Iris® Xe Graphics
GPUNvidia RTX 3050 Graphics
FingerPrintFinger Print Combine with Power Key in Keyboard
WirelessIntel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.0
Card ReaderMicroSD card reader
Interface1 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
Audio  Built-in array microphone
Built-in speaker
Harman Kardon certified audio
CameraHD camera
Weight (Kg)1.95kg (with 3-cell battery) TBD
Dimension (cm)360.5 (W) x 259 (D) x 18.9 (H) mm
AC Adapter120W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 6A, 120W, Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal
Battery96Wh 6-cells lithium-polymer battery
TouchpadSupport ASUS DialPad, TouchPad: Intelligent palm-rejection, Precision touchpad (PTP) technology supports up to four-finger smart gestures
Keyboard typeIlluminated Chiclet Keyboard with backlit
SecurityFirmware TPM (fTPM) / Windows Hello, login with Fingerprint
 BIOS Booting User Password Protection
price$1249+

See also:  ASUS Announces Commercial Business Strategy at EMEA Commercial Business summit

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