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ASUS Vivobook 16X M1603QA 16.0 WUXGA 16:10 300nits Laptop (AMD Ryzen 7-5800H 8-Core Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Windows 11)

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Putting it to the numbers shows what I mean, as this hit a Geekbench 5.4 score of 4,811 and a 3DMark Time Spy benchmark score of 750. These are far behind the mainstream laptop averages (5,824 and 1,379, respectively) and it’s handily defeated by the faster AMD Ryzen 7 5800U in the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon (6,241 and 1,315). There’s no real point comparing this to the Intel Core i7-12700H in the Huawei MateBook D 16, because as you probably guessed (with a 9,370 Geekbench score), it breezes past.

ASUS Vivobook 16X OLED (M1603, AMD Ryzen 5000 series)

Compared to average LCD displays in the market, measuring energy emission of blue light in between 415-455 nm wavelength. Simple” is how I’d describe this design and to be honest, that’s all you need from a laptop like this. No flash. No pomp and circumstance. Just a safe laptop with a refined, utilitarian design with the additional benefit of what Asus is calling an antibacterial guard.

But it goes further than that into an interestingly tactile matte feel as you caress these surfaces with your hands. It’s almost metallic in sensation, even though it’s plastic, and if you come at the Vivobook 16X with greasy fingers, it’s easy to wipe off. So sure, while it may not have that premium aluminum shell, to me, this is a solidly-built laptop that will stand the test of time (and grubby hands). Asus Vivobook 16X ports While several laptops equipped with the 7000H series processors are already available, those belonging to the 5000H series continue to find an excellent response from the public. Joining the second group is the Asus VivoBook 16X M1603 business laptop. Efficient, powerful and capable of performing rather heavy work on the move. It is also characterised by its excellent price/performance ratio, with slightly higher offerings than the Asus E210 or Asus VivoBook 15 X513 models. The Main Elements Elsewhere, the Vivobook 16X transcoded a 4K video to 1080p in 12 minutes and 14 seconds on our HandBrake benchmark. It does pip the category average to the post (12:43), but falls well behind the IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon (8:51). The screen-to-body ratio is calculated based on the visible body area of the display when the laptop is opened to 90 ° and the active display area.

M1603QA 16.0 WUXGA 16:10 300nits Laptop ASUS Vivobook 16X M1603QA 16.0 WUXGA 16:10 300nits Laptop

Tested by an independent third-party laboratory according to the ISO 22196 standard (Measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces). This is a special silver-ion coating applied to the most frequently touched parts of the laptop surface, including the keyboard, the touchpad, and the palm rest area. Promising a 99% bacterial-inhibiting effect, that’s pretty good on paper for a laptop that is set to have multiple users in a household. Asus has taken full advantage of the additional space with a full size ErgoSense keyboard — offering a 19.5-millimeter key pitch, subtly dished keys, 1.4mm of travel, and a full numeric keypad, too. Alongside this, the touchpad offers an increased height over the MateBook D 16 at 5.2 x 3.5 inches with support for multitouch gestures.ASUS Antibacterial Guard is applied on the laptop areas that users touch most frequently, including the palm rest area, keyboard, and touchpad (or ASUS NumberPad). ASUS Official Certified Refurbished. They are professionally tested and restored to factory default state. May have light cosmetic blemishes in some cases. (Buyer pays return postage). In real-world use, the plastic shell does have a bit of flex to it, but doesn’t have that telltale creakiness you’d get from cheaper plastic materials. But let’s get further into that antibacterial guard, as I think this is the very thing that makes it a pleasing family system. The efficiency cores do a decent amount of the legwork to help keep it going, but that 50Wh battery on board is just not large enough for prolonged usage — lasting from when I started my work at 9 a.m. (including multiple Chrome tabs, some light Photoshop work, and a YouTube-filled lunch break), and managed to get through to about 1 p.m. That indicates a life of roughly 4 hours if you use this as intended, which is clearly not the longest battery life we’ve ever seen in a laptop.

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