The ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED is a device that is better suited for the performance demand and needs of modern creators these days.
|The Good||The Bad|
|Fair design, well-built and lightweight for what it is||Large footprint, and most of the io placed on the right edge|
|Awesome 4K 16:10 OLED screen||Gets noisy on the Rendering profile|
|Snappy with everyday use and multitasking||Unimpressive Webcam|
|96 Wh battery and long battery life||Quite pricey|
The Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7600) is promoted and driven towards creators, mostly due to the amazing 16:10 screen format with 100% DCI-P3 color coverage, which is powered by the latest powerful Intel® Core™ H Series Mobile Processor (Intel Core i7- 11370H CPU), high-speed DDR4 RAM, the latest NVIDIA GeForce 3050 graphics, M.2 SSD alongside an OLED 4K display making it ideal for video editing, 3D rendering or photoshopping while not forgetting its high capacity 96Wh battery.
The Design and Build Quality
The Vivobook Pro 16X OLED is a large-footprint laptop, albeit, it weighs less than 2KG, and it doesn’t sacrifice on the build quality, internal specs, or battery size and performance. The Vivobook also has a lightweight design fit for portability and several IO port connections for when you are on the go.
The Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7600) comes in two minimalist colour variants; Comet Grey and Cool Silver, both with a new weave-textured coating that helps prevent fingerprints and smudges and feels like very fine sandpaper. It appears wide and tall when you flip the lid as there’s more space vertically to enjoy than in most 16-inch laptops with 16:9 displays and all that extra room can take some time to get used to.
The 16-inch 4K screen on the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED is impressively excellent compared to other 16-inch laptops. Equipped with a 16”4K OLED/3840×2400/400nits DCIP3100/DisplayHDR™ 500 True Black display, providing a sharp pixel density, excellent contrast, and vivid colors, this panel is one of the best seen around, and it is well suited for daily use and for creative color-accurate work. The OLED panel comes with a Pantone validation, producing images in vibrant color. There’s also consistency in the picture quality. At full resolution, 4K videos appear buttery smooth and images and text are crisp and detailed. The Vivobook Pro 16X is display is boosted by the VESA Certified Display HDR support and a dedicated mode that reduces blue light, which helps to reduce the eye strain associated with longer usage without compromising on fidelity.
With the latest powerful Intel® Core™ H Series Mobile Processor, high-speed DDR4 RAM, and a high-capacity battery, the Vivobook Pro 16X boosts your performance to challenge the limits. The 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H Series Processors for Ultraportable gaming and creation build on the best of what our 11th Gen Intel® Core U-series processors have already delivered, adding more performance to enable this new class of Ultraportable systems.
A high-performance solid-state disk with a PCIe interface gives Vivobook 16X OLED the fastest storage available, allowing ultra-quick boot times and zero-wait app loading. The 16 GB DDR4 RAM enables smooth multitasking even when using many applications simultaneously, while up to 1TB PCIe SSD memory offers fast data transfer and plenty of space for creative projects.
Vivobook Pro 16X OLED is also powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce 3050 graphics which helps to 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. NVIDIA RTX is designed for creative professionals and enterprises to meet the demands of advanced multi-app design and visualization workflows.
A special feature of Vivobook Pro 16X OLED is the exclusive ASUS DialPad – a virtual version of the ASUS Dial rotary controller of the new ProArt StudioBooks, which is integrated into the touchpad. A swipe from the right-hand side on the touchpad lights up the DialPad – the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED’s virtual control dial that works like magic. In terms of compatibility, the DialPad seamlessly integrates with Adobe’s Creative Suite apps; Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and AfterEffects. You can also customize your DialPad for other programs in ASUS’ proprietary Creator Hub app. The DialPad allows precise and intuitive control of creative tools.
Keyboard and Connectivity
The keyboard on the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7600) is unique and showcases a very distinct design including an extra NumPad section at the right, with some clear color coding for different groups of keys. The keys are properly sized and shaped and the feedback and typing experience are considerably good. The illumination system is white, with 3 brightness levels to choose from, a dedicated Caps Lock indicator, and the ability to re-activate the lighting by swiping your fingers over the ClickPad when it times out. The keyboard also has a Single Sign-On (SSO) fingerprint.
ASUS has delivered a good blend of connectivity options for the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED. As a laptop designed for creators, there are a few things that should have been included in the connectivity ports; and they are an extra USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, there being only one. These days, more devices require a USB Type-C connection, so this would have been very valuable. The Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7600) could have also benefited from the extra bandwidth an HDMI 2.0 port provides compared to the HDMI 1.4 port currently available. However, the addition of Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity means there are other fast ways to transfer data.
The ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7600) is a laptop equipped with design choices that enable and complement the process of helping you actually get work done. Its most impressive feature is its exquisite 4K OLED display, a best-in-class screen and device any burgeoning and established creatives will have the pleasure of using.