There’s an Asus Vivobook laptop for every segment and every need. The Taiwanese company has now unveiled the Asus Vivobook Pro 15, the latest in the series, with outstanding upgraded features.
The Asus Vivobook Pro 15 is a slim and stylish notebook, albeit a bit heavy. The lid of the laptop is made of aluminum with a brushed finish that gives it a modern look. The palm rest is made of plastic and is wide, allowing for easy typing.
One of the standout features of the Vivobook Pro 15 is the 180-degree ErgoLift hinge, which tilts the keyboard to provide a more comfortable typing and viewing experience. The hinge also improves airflow under the laptop, keeping it cool and preventing it from overheating.
The laptop covers almost every possible connectivity option as it comes with Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C), two USB 3.1 Gen 1 and HDMI 2.1 ports, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack and an SD Express 7.0 -Card is equipped with a reader and an RJ45 Ethernet port.
The Asus VivoBook Pro 15 covers almost all possible connection options. | Photo credit: Haider Ali Khan
With a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, the new Vivobook breaks new ground and offers several advantages that make it an excellent choice for personal and professional use. The Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels offers crisp and clear images and shows details with remarkable clarity. This makes it perfect for tasks that require precision, like photo and video editing, graphic design, or even gaming. The 144Hz refresh rate ensures smooth and seamless motion that’s great for gaming and other fast-paced activities. This high refresh rate eliminates screen tearing and stuttering, ensuring on-screen viewing is always smooth and consistent.
In addition, the display has a brightness of 250 cd/m², which makes it easier to use in bright sunlight or dimly lit rooms without straining your eyes. The display also covers 100% of the sRGB color space and displays colors with remarkable accuracy. This is a key advantage for professionals who need such accurate color representation in their work, such as B. graphic designers, photographers or video editors.
In addition, the Pantone validation of the display ensures that the colors are not only accurate, but also consistent across different devices.
The Vivobook Pro 15’s keyboard is designed to support fast and accurate typing. It’s well-spaced, with a good amount of key travel and feedback, making it easy to type without mistakes. The keyboard is also backlit, useful for low-light environments. This backlight is adjustable so you can adjust the brightness to your liking.
The keyboard also includes a dedicated numeric keypad, useful for entering numbers quickly and easily. This is especially useful when working with spreadsheets or entering a lot of data.
The company has integrated a fingerprint sensor on the power button, increasing the security quotient.
The laptop’s touchpad is very wide, precise and responsive, allowing you to easily navigate through applications and perform actions precisely and quickly. It has a smooth surface that feels good and responds well to even the lightest touch. It also supports multi-touch gestures. For example, you can quickly scroll through documents with two fingers, zoom in or out on images with two fingers, or swipe between apps.
The webcam’s 1080p resolution ensures high-quality video output, whether for office meetings or online courses. The images captured were average, but we don’t expect very sharp images from 1080p cameras.
The webcam shutter ensures privacy: When you are not using the webcam, you can close the shutter, which physically blocks the camera. This is very convenient for people who use their laptops in public places like coffee shops or airports.
processor and performance
The Vivobook Pro 15 is powered by an 11th generation Intel Core i9-11900H processor with eight cores clocked at 2.50 GHz and capable of going up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology. The high-performance processor is manufactured using the latest 10nm process technology, making it more energy efficient than previous generations. This leads to a longer battery life of the laptop – you can work for a long time without charging.
The laptop also comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB PCIe Gen 3 SSD, a powerful RAM and storage combination that offers users lightning-fast performance and the ability to seamlessly multitask. With 16GB of RAM and a high-performance processor, the laptop can handle multiple applications simultaneously without any lag or slowdown. Users can easily run demanding applications like video editing software, design software or even high-end games.
In addition, the 512GB PCIe Gen 3 SSD offers users blazing-fast read and write speeds, enabling fast boot times and faster data access. Not only does this make the system more responsive, but it also helps reduce loading times for large files.
The device includes the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 (4GB VRAM), a powerful GPU that delivers excellent performance for graphics-intensive applications such as games, video editing software and 3D modeling programs without lag. The laptop also has a MUX switch that allows you to switch between the Nvidia GPU and an integrated Intel GPU. This allows you to extend battery life by opting for the integrated GPU for basic tasks like web browsing or checking email and switching to the Nvidia GPU when you need more graphics power.
The Asus VivoBook Pro 15 is equipped with a 50 Wh battery. During our test period, we found the battery life to be very average. It comes with a 150W DC charger that supports fast charging and allows users to enjoy fast charging.
The new Asus Vivobook Pro 15 is a powerful and versatile laptop that offers exceptional performance and features. The laptop captures every aspect required by a user and does a good job of bringing top features to a lower price point. However, we would have liked at least 1 TB of storage and longer battery life.
Overall, the new Asus VivoBook Pro 15 justifies its assigned price, which starts at ₹87,990.