Indian users are very familiar with Asus’ Vivobook range of laptops with their great balance between solid value and price. The company has now extended the range with a new class of Vivobook machines meant for content creators.
Our review unit of the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED was a black laptop with a minimalistic and straightforward metal body on top of a totally solid build. What’s special is on the inside. Asus considers this class of laptop premium, sitting a few notches above the regular Vivobooks. Hence, the Pro in the name.
Power up to take a look at the large 4K OLED screen. It has a taller aspect ratio and 100 per cent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. It’s Pantone calibrated and geared towards colour accuracy — it can’t do less being aimed at creatives.
Resolution is 3840 x 2400 ppi. The display is nice and bright, and the edges around it thinned out. It has an impressive 86 per cent screen-to-body ratio but is not a touchscreen display.
It has a roomy lower panel with a large touch pad and a well designed keyboard — with one big red key creating quite an attractive accent. Keys have just the right travel and are natural to use.
The Vivobook Pro has an interesting virtual DialPad for a new form of input which depends on the software being used.
This notebook is very configurable with a choice between either Intel and AMD processors, along with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX series graphics cards.
There’s also 16GB DDR4 RAM on-board with 1TB of M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD. As far as ports go, it has USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (Thunderbolt 4 on Intel variants), 1xUSB3.2Gen1Type-A, 2xU 1xHDMI1.4, a 3.5mm jack and a microSD card reader. It’s stereo speakers are Harman Kardon.
This laptop weighs 1.95 kgs and costs ₹1,29,990.