Extremely fast creator: Asus Vivobook Pro 16X reviewed
The Asus Vivobook Pro 16X scores a lot of points in terms of performance. At best, only a handful of premium class notebooks and gaming laptops achieve better ratings in the CPU benchmarks. This is to be expected with an Intel Core i9-13980HX.
Added to this is the cooling, which runs discreetly in the background in standard settings. Although it is still active in Silent mode, it is drowned out by the slightest background noise. The fans can also get really loud and keep the system performance stable at almost the highest level for long periods of time.
A multimedia notebook should not be without a potent GPU. The RTX 4060 remains slightly below its capabilities, but offers more than enough graphics performance for creative tasks. Even current games are playable with very few drawbacks.
Overall, this doesn't sound much different than the highly priced Asus ProArt Studiobook 16.
Cuts made mostly on the outside
Some cuts have been made in terms of stability, material quality and features. The case yields too much in some places. Not every gap is perfectly straight and the keyboard could also be sturdier.
The VivoBook uses the same OLED display as in the more expensive StudioBook and the same processor, thus achieving almost identical performance values. And it also has a few small, fine extras to offer. More on this in our detailed review of the Asus Vivobook Pro 16X K6604JV-MX016W.