Asus VivoBook Pro 16 OLED K6602VV
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus VivoBook Pro 16 OLED K6602VV
Source: PC Mag
In the ever-evolving landscape of laptops designed for specialized tasks, the Asus Vivobook Pro 16 (K6602) emerges as a decent contender for media creators and STEM students. By fusing a discrete GPU (with specific drivers) and potent processing into a slim shell, it fills a gap between powerful work machines and thin-and-light models. While it has enough power for both media creation and even near-workstation performance for machine learning and other tasks, it's far from the best in this niche, and the super short battery life limits it to stationary use. The Asus Vivobook Pro 16 (K6602) has just capable performance, and that's not enough in a prosumer category where excellence is expected. However, its ultimate Achilles' heel, lacking battery life, makes this Vivobook hard to recommend over most other desktop replacement laptops. Instead, you'll get better value from competitors like the HP Envy 16 (2023) and especially the Editors' Choice-award-holding Dell XPS 15.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag
I was left feeling a little bit like I can personally relate to the Asus Vivobook Pro 16 — a bit bland on the outside, but makes up for it with personality, intelligence and being a dirt cheap date. For all intents and purposes, it doesn’t feel special to the touch, nowhere near as premium as its competition, the IPS display is ordinary, and the plastic chassis’ aesthetic doesn’t really stand out with the same exuberance of a Galaxy Book 3 Ultra or MacBook Pro. But with the power unlocked inside this beast, the increased port array, and that far lower price, you’d be mad to not at least consider this when picking your next prosumer laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
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Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
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Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
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