ASUS Vivobook 2023 is the new series of laptops that the Taiwanese manufacturer has just introduced. Very well updated for the occasion, they offer diversity in screen sizes and panel quality, and the option to choose between Intel and AMD hardware.
The models with an OLED screen repeat as the star of the series. And it is that it is not usual for these panels based on organic light-emitting diodes to be used in the consumer market. They are included in various screen sizes, 14, 15 and 16 inches diagonal, with native resolutions 2.8K, 3.2K and the top of the range that reach UHD 4K.
have technology Nano Edge OLED, support for 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, PANTONE validation and TÜV Rheinland certification against blue light emissions. Its refresh rate that reaches 120 Hz, its response time of 0.2 ms and the dedicated graphics that we will see later, also enables them for games. Its contrast ratio is also high, 1,000,000: 1, in addition to having support for high dynamic range up to DisplayHDR True Black 600.
In order to keep costs as low as possible, ASUS also offers FHD LCD displays for these models. And for those looking for large laptops, it includes models with a screen of 17.3 inches. All have metal and polycarbonate chassis.
The diversity for the user to choose from extends to the internal hardware. On the one hand, the latest Intel processors are available, the Raptor Lake 13th Gen, with versions of the ‘P’ series (up to Core i71360P) or the high-performance ‘H’ series up to Core i9-13900H. For these models, ASUS incorporates NVIDIA RTX 3050 or RTX 2050 dedicated graphics as an option, complementing the integrated Intel UHD or Xe graphics.
They can include 8 or 16 Gbytes of DDR4-3200 memory (expandable to 32 GB) and 512 GB or 1 TB SSDs connected to PCIe 3/4.0. Well connected, it includes Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI 2.1, several USB 3.2 and Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 wireless connectivity. It has a 720p webcam and optionally a fingerprint sensor. Its batteries have a capacity of up to 63 Wh and the audio section is powered by SonicMaster.
It is appreciated that manufacturers market equipment with different platforms for the user to choose from. ASUS usually does it and for these Vivobooks it also includes versions with AMD and specifically with Ryzen 7000 Mobile processors, up to Core i7 7730U with eight cores.
It includes integrated AMD Radeon graphics, DDR4-3200 RAM (8 or 16 GB) and PCIe 4.0 solid state drives up to 1 Tbyte. Connectivity is similar to Intel models (except for Thunderbolt 4) with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3, USB Type C ports (3.2), HDMI 1.4 and batteries up to 50 Wh.
ASUS Vivobook 2023: versions
The Taiwanese manufacturer will market eight different models to adapt to the needs of any consumer. Five are for the Intel platform and half use OLED screens, as you will see in the following list:
- Vivobook 14X OLED (K3405). 2.8K OLED screen. Intel up to the Core i9-13900H.
- Vivobook 16X OLED (K3605). Intel up to Core i7-1360P
- Vivobook 15X OLED (K3504). 2.8K OLED screen. Intel up to Core i7-1360P
- Vivobook 16X OLED (K3604). 4K OLED screen. Intel up to Core i7-1360P
- Vivobook 17X (K3704). IPS FHD screen. Intel up to the Core i9-13900H.
- Vivobook 15X OLED (M3504). 4K OLED screen. AMD up to the Core i7 7730U.
- Vivobook 16X OLED (M3604). 4K OLED screen. AMD up to the Core i7 7730U.
- Vivobook 17X (M3704). IPS FHD screen. AMD up to the Core i7 7730U.
They all pre-install Windows 11 and will ship in various color finishes. Pending pricing, these consumer laptops for everyday productivity, entertainment, and casual gaming look great.