The MacBook Pro may be the benchmark laptop and one that nearly all reviewers would recommend to anyone who is able to afford it however, it’s not for everyone. the VivoBook Pro 16X is a new model. VivoBook Pro 16X is one of the most user-friendly models available currently.
Its price is a significant factor with this, evidently. A model that comes with AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX chip, specifically Nvidia GeForce 3050Ti graphics with 16GB RAM and 1TB of SSD is priced at Rs 1,29,990. The 16-inch M1 Pro powered MacBook Pro, for some information, starts at 2,39,990. It’s almost twice as much. A 14-inch version of the M1 Pro MacBook Pro starts at Rs 1,94,900. The 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro is currently being sold at a price of $122,900.
It’s only reasonable to put this laptop against the 15-inch MacBook Pro, or even the 14-inch model. Although Asus’ “pro” laptop does not beat either in quality or power, but it could be a winner with regards to its sheer worth, which is something a majority of creators, particularly those who are just beginning their careers, or are hobbyists, or, in general, anyone who’s in search of an efficient laptop that can be used for both work and pleasure will appreciate.
This isn’t all. Asus has added some cool features and has made solid alliances, such as with Adobe for instance, in order to maximize the use of the VivoBook Pro’s superb hardware. Laptops are an investment for the long term as well, and VivoBook Pro seems made to last.
Asus VivoBook Pro 16X OLED display
In case you weren’t aware that the VivoBook 16X comes with the OLED panel. It’s sourced from Samsung. It is one Asus’ most important strategic initiatives, which began this year, is to develop OLED screens for laptops into to be a “mass-market” item. The VivoBook K15 OLED, which is a part of the company’s VivoBook K15 OLED, that costs just under 50k is the most affordable laptop that has an OLED screen on the Indian market as of the date when I wrote this review. This VivoBook 16X is similar to the VivoBook Pro 16X, a mass-market item and, it’s only fitting to say it’s an affirmation of Asus their commitment to make OLED laptops more mainstream.
Before we get into the details the details, it’s crucial to note that the laptop is equipped featuring “a set of optimization settings that have been proven to safeguard you from damage to your OLED display and extend its life.” In the words of Asus has taken a number of measures to minimize burn-in which is a frequent issue for OLED screens.
The other, referred to as pixels shift, is able to shift the pixels of the screen just a little so that static images are not displayed for a longer period of time. The result isn’t too noticeable and is barely visible unless you’re doing pixel peeping. In addition, you have the option to launch a custom screen saver in the event that your system is idle for 30 minutes or more at time. Additionally, you can alter your Windows taskbar to automatically hide when it is not being used, or alter its appearance to a more transparent design.
Today, Asus is not making any claims that are over the top about the amount of longevity increase that you’ll experience when you utilize one of these features. They’re all accessible through the MyAsus app. But regardless the knowledge and education that it’s spreading in an honest and transparent way is greatly valued. There aren’t many companies that take this approach or even take measures to stop the problem.
As for the panel itself, it’s–also–high-quality. It’s huge at 16-inches and high-resolution at 4K 3840 x 2400p. It features a wide aspect ratio of 16:10 and is compatible with HDR. It’s bright and vibrant and bright, with up to 560nits. It’s glossy , but not excessively reflective. For creators, it’s more important the colours are bright and clear and well-tuned the right way, straight from the start. The panel has the full DCI-P3 color range and is Pantone verified, and is TUV Rheinland Eye Care certified, so it’s all great stuff. If it had with a touchscreen, it could absolutely blown our minds. However, that’s not a major issue.
Asus VivoBook Pro 16X OLED design and build
Similar to the budget VivoBook K15 OLED we reviewed last week, the VivoBook PRO 16X has noticeable plastic bezels, and an advertised screen-to-body ratio of about 85%. But at minimum Asus has come up with a dedicated privacy shutter for the webcam , which is a plus.
The VivoBook Pro 16X is constructed very well. Making a laptop for creators like this could be dual-edged, especially for a firm such as Asus. On the one end, you must keep it distinct so as not to mix with the ultraportable–ZenBook–portfolio, and on the other, you must fight the temptation to not make another all-out gaming rig like the ROG. Additionally VivoBook Pro 16X is a great choice for gamers. VivoBook Pro 16X is also compatible with the non-pro VivoBooks to compete. Asus has managed to manage the balance effectively, for the majority of the time.
The style that comes with this VivoBook Pro 16X is very simple and minimalist. It’s made from metal, is available in black with soft matte finishes (that could become smudgey with long-term usage) and includes plastic for the rest of the packaging. The package is designed to defy convention with a few subtle twists that will attract your attention. Escape key for example features bright red. The enter key will look like an old fashioned board with a clapperboard.
There are many slogans and hashtags plastered across the width and length of the laptop, in a way, telling the user to “uncage your potential” as well as “own your universe.” The fonts aren’t flashy however we think that the VivoBook Pro 16X has enough substance and could have gotten away with this kind of “trying-too-hard” style. However this is a personal opinion.
The entire thing weighs less than 2 kilograms. It’s not heavy, but neither is it too heavy. Asus has been successful with the ergonomics. The build, although not as elegant and refined similar to MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro, is still excellent, especially for the cost. There’s nothing wacky about it and no loose ends we could locate and, We tried.
The same amount of focus has been paid to the keypad. It’s large, backlit and comes with the fingerprint reader and numpad which is located in addition to the power button. It was difficult to locate at first because there were no visual clues. Whatever, the keyboard is among the most notable features for this computer. It is a total pleasure.
The trackpad also feels large and comfortable partly because it’s also home to Asus’ Dialpad. Imagine a jog dial however, it’s virtual. Asus is essentially using its decades of experience in creating virtual numpads for the trackpad. It appears like it’s just showing off, and offering something that is like a basic device, yet it makes you wonder why other brands didn’t think of this.
It’s true the virtual dial on the VivoBook Pro 16X, though it’s difficult occasionally, it is enjoyable to use and is extremely helpful in conjunction with the applications that it’s compatible with. The majority of the core Adobe apps , including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Photoshop Lightroom Classic along with After Effects are supported. By default, you are able to make use of it to alter the brightness of your screen and also the volume. You can activate it by using the dedicated toggle button on the trackpad by sliding it inwards. It’s intelligent enough to avoid getting into the way when it’s not in use. It’s extremely quick and precise, which is remarkable considering that this is Asus the first time they’ve attempted something similar to this.
Asus VivoBook Pro 16X OLED hardware performance, performance, and battery life
There’s no uncertainty that this VivoBook Pro 16X equipped with an 8 core Ryzen 9 5900HX chip and dedicated Nvidia GeForce 3050Ti graphics is one best laptops in its current price. It’s even the most powerful laptop of 16 inches that we’re able to think of currently, and at a cost. It’s a great performer as well, and beats out any other laptop with integrated graphics. This includes any ZenBook equivalent.
The majority of laptops in this category do not come with an integrated graphics card and there’s not much competition. That means that those considering a device such as that of the VivoBook Pro 16X for a purchase are looking towards. For many people, a laptop of this type is a bit overkill however, you could consider it to be the futureproofing. The laptop is compatible with Wi-Fi 6 and runs Windows 11 Home from the box. The bottom line is that it’s the VivoBook Pro 16X is a bargain in nearly every scenario that is possible, except perhaps for gaming that is high-end. It’s not too hot, even though its dual fans can crank up some steam when you’re stressed.