Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED gets customary Core i9-12900H and Ryzen 9 6900HX upgrades along with lots of ProArt goodness
Asus, today, introduced an updated Vivobook Pro lineup aimed at content creators on the move. The VivoBook Pro 16X OLED (N7601/M7601) will be available in both Intel and AMD flavors.
The Vivobook Pro 16X we had reviewed last year impressed in most aspects. This time, Asus is offering the VivoBook Pro 16X in both Intel Alder Lake-H options up to the Core i9-12900H and AMD Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt-H options up to the Ryzen 9 6900HX.
Other specifications include up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU certified for Nvidia Studio Drivers, and up to a 2 TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD. The VivoBook Pro 16X is equipped with Asus's IceCool Pro thermal cooling, which the company claims can afford a combined CPU+GPU TDP up to 140 W.
The Vivobook Pro 16X comes with a 16-inch 3.2K 120 Hz OLED panel. There is no 4K option in this SKU, but the Vivobook Pro 15X offers a 4K 60 Hz OLED display option. As is the norm with most Asus laptops, these are NanoEdge displays and are rated to offer up to 600 nits of brightness. Asus claims a 0.2 ms response time for the panel, but in practice this usually comes to about 2 ms or lesser.
Asus looks to position the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED as a somewhat affordable alternative to the ProArt Studiobook 16. Accordingly, Asus uses a Virtual DialPad on the touchpad instead of the dedicated wheel we see in the ProArt Studiobook. We also do not find any explicit mention of PANTONE validation unlike the ProArt series. However, we do get the ProArt Creator Hub app that allows controlling various aspects of the device in conjunction with the MyAsus app.
A 90 Whr battery powers the innards and the chassis is said to be military-grade certified, though Asus does not mention the exact standard used.
The Vivobook Pro 16X OLED will be available from Q3 2022. Pricing information is not yet known.
Asus Press Release