In the Philippines, the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED and ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED are now available. The former has a 14-inch OLED display with 2.8K resolution, while the latter has a 15.6-inch FHD OLED NanoEdge display.
These new ASUS Vivobook laptops are equipped with AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series or 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processors, as well as NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics. ASUS also throws in a free three-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud’s full suite. Apart from that, ASUS just announced their ASUS Share 2021 Promo, which includes even more goodies to celebrate the holidays.
Pros and Cons of this gadget:
|High-quality audio||Mid-class / Average webcam|
|OLED Display||Lots of unnecessary programs that eats memory|
|Above expectation performance from its price||Uninspired design|
|Better Battery life|
ASUS Vivobook Pro 14/15 OLED Specifications:
|Display Size: 14.00-inch|
|Display Resolution: 2880×1800 pixels | Refresh rate at 90Hz|
|Processor: Ryzen 5|
|Operating System: Windows 10 Home|
|Storage: SSD – 512GB | No Hard disk|
What we like about ASUS Vivobook PRo 14/15 OLED:
Although OLED is not a new technology, it was difficult to find on a laptop before to 2021. Asus is making this expensive display more accessible. That’s even cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13, that includes a regular OLED screen. The display panel on the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED is also made by Samsung.
Asus is battling on more than just pricing. The OLED display of the Vivobook Pro 14 boasts a startling high resolution of 2880 x 1800, which easily outperforms the 1920 x 1080 resolution on the Galaxy Book Pro 13. In fact, the Vivobook Pro 14 rivals Dell’s pricier XPS 15 OLED in terms of sharpness. The Dell has 261 pixels per inch, whereas the Vivobook Pro 14 has 243 pixels per inch.
The OLED display also features excellent contrast and vivid, brilliant, and accurate color that covers the whole DCI-P3 color gamut required in filmmaking. The display’s black levels are superb, and the luminance uniformity is perfect, so there are no hazy light spots across the corners.
The display has a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is taller than the more usual 16:9 aspect ratio and gives you extra screen real estate. This makes multitasking with two windows side-by-side simpler on the laptop.
About its battery life
The Vivobook Pro 14 OLED comes with a 63-watt-hour battery from Asus. We were concerned because it’s just significantly bigger than the ones featured in less powerful laptops like Dell’s XPS 13 and MSI’s Prestige 14 Evo. However, after running the laptop through our standard battery tests, we discovered we were overly concerned.
The laptop lasted seven hours and 56 minutes in our usual web surfing test, which involves reducing the display brightness to 200 nits and simulating real-world web browsing with an automated Chrome script. The Dell XPS 13 OLED, which lasted eight hours and ten minutes, and the MSI Prestige 14 Evo, which lasted eight hours and three minutes, are only a few minutes behind. The Vivobook Pro 14 was victorious over the Razer Blade 14, which had given up after seven hours and six minutes.
Given its powerful hardware and small size, the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED holds up nicely. Asus has managed to boost performance while reducing the battery life penalty. Although we have concerns about the laptop’s performance, it could be a good option if you want a well-balanced combination of portability and speed.