Asus Vivobook 16 Review: Ideal Companion for Working Professionals


The PC market is slowly shrinking in India and across the world. The boom in PC purchases we saw during the pandemic is slowly returning to pre-pandemic levels. Despite this change in tide, PC-makers are tempting users to upgrade their old devices or buy new ones by launching new laptops and notebooks with advanced features at competitive price points in India. In this series of events, Asus recently launched new Vivobook series of laptops including Vivobook 16 for young professionals, entrepreneurs in India.

The upgraded VivoBook 16 is a part of the VivoBook family of laptops from the company, and comes with a host of interesting features including a WQXGA display, massive storage space of up to 1TB, and a camera shutter for privacy. While it all looks good on paper, the question remains whether the VivoBook 16 is equally good in use. We will try to answer it in a detailed review below. So, keep reading…

Asus Vivobook 16 review: Specifications

Show: 16-inch WQXGA LED display with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, 60Hz screen refresh rate, and 300 nits peak brightness
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7030 Series Processor with AMD Radeon Graphics
to hit: LPDDR4 RAM up to 16GB
storage: Up to 1TB of PCle 3 SSD storage
Operating System: windows 11 home
Connectivity: WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.0
Multimedia: HD webcam with privacy shutter, audio by Sonicmaster
Battery: 42 Whr battery with 45W fast charger
worth: Starts From Rs 55,990

Image: Shweta Ganju/Teluxive

Asus Vivobook 16 review: Design

The VivoBook 16 sports the classic design that we have grown used to seeing from the VivoBook series laptops over the years. It comes with a plastic body with ‘Asus VivoBook’ branding on the left side of the lid. While the lid has a metal-like finish, it is a fingerprint magnet, making it difficult to keep it clean and pristine at all times. The lid of the VivoBook 16 opens with a 180-degree ErgoLift hinge, paving the way for better collaboration at work, especially when you’re sharing content with a small group of people. It also gives the laptop a slight lift for better air circulation when it is working at its peak capacity.

Inside you get a full-sized backlit chiclet keyboard with physical numpad and a large touchpad that houses the fingerprint sensor. In use the keyboard is quite large and due to its spread it takes some time to get used to working with it. This is especially the case when you mostly work with more compact systems like mine. Despite its size, the VivoBook 16’s keyboard is very comfortable to work with. This includes 0.2mm key-cap consonants, which the company says are designed to match the shape of users’ fingers. In practice, this design makes typing for long periods easier and less tiring. The soft-touch keys have 0.1mm of cap relief, which means you don’t have to press quite as hard when typing, which makes a world of difference if your work, like mine, requires a lot of typing. The extra large trackpad adds ease of use by providing more area to play.

On the left you get a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port with heat vent and on the right you get two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI output port, and an audio combo jack. Lots of connectivity options to the users.

Lastly, the VivoBook 16 weighs 1.88 grams. While it is not the lightest laptop available in the market right now, it is the thinnest laptop with a thickness of 19.9mm.

Image: Shweta Ganju/Teluxive

Asus Vivobook 16 review: Display

Now let’s talk about the display. Asus VivoBook 16 comes with a 16.0-inch LED WUXGA display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, screen refresh rate of 60Hz refresh rate, anti-glare display technology and TÜV Rheinland-certification.

Details aside, the VivoBook 16 offers a fairly bright and vibrant display with good clarity and quality, which is good for working professionals, entrepreneurs and students who need large screen space but don’t necessarily have a lot of screen space. Graphics-intensive tasks. The laptop offers 300 nits of peak brightness, which makes the screen readable even when you’re traveling and there’s bright sunlight shining through the windows.

The VivoBook 16 has a 720p HD webcam, which provides good clarity, nothing extraordinary, but what helps it stand apart is the physical camera shutter that provides extra privacy. This feature is still a novelty in the PC market. Not many PC makers have added physical camera shutters to their laptops, especially not in the under 60K market segment, all of which makes the VivoBook 16 an ideal PC for working professionals.

Asus Vivobook 16 Review: Performance and Battery

Next on the menu is performance.

The VivoBook 16 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7030 series processor with Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 options. This processor is coupled with AMD Radeon graphics, up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe Gen 3 SSD storage. For thermal, it has an Iceblade fan and dual air vents. The device we used for this review is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 7530U processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 500GB of storage. It runs Windows 11 operating system.

In use, the VivoBook 16 is a reliable companion that doesn’t get jittery even when you push it to the limit. So, whether you are writing a report or creating a presentation or crunching numbers for some analysis, the laptop stays cool and easily gets you through the day.

Talking about audio, the VivoBook 16 has built-in speakers with sound from Sonicmaster. While these speakers may not be ideal for a party or the times you have a ‘music-shees’ in your room due to the clarity, they mostly work fine when used for conference calls or even watching videos. Are. The conference calling experience is enhanced by advanced features such as the company’s AI noise-canceling technology, which the company says uses machine learning models to isolate unwanted noise from human speech and filter out ambient noise. Is. This feature is part of the company’s MyASUS app.

Talking about privacy, the VivoBook 16 comes with a fingerprint sensor which is placed inside the trackpad. In addition, it has a face recognition feature that uses the webcam for authentication. Both these features work flawlessly at all times.

Lastly, the battery. VivoBook 16 comes with 42 Whr battery with fast charging support. The battery lasts for approximately six hours depending on usage. The laptop fully charges in about an hour.

Image: Shweta Ganju/Teluxive

Should Asus Vivobook 16 be bought or not?

In a word: yes. The VivoBook 16 has all the features that homes and working professionals need for a reliable PC unit. It features a large display that offers clarity, a powerful core capable of handling day-to-day tasks with ease, a physical camera shutter for added privacy, and a fingerprint sensor for added security. To top it all, it comes with MIL-STD 810H certification, which makes it a sturdy machine to have with you. Sure, the sound could be a bit better and so could the display, but at a price of ₹56,000, the VivoBook 16 offers value for money to buyers.

Asus Vivobook 16 review: The ideal companion for working professionals appeared first on Techlusive.

Read full article here

Leave a Reply