Possessing a high level of configuration, Asus Vivobook Pro 14X is a powerful performance laptop in the mid-range price segment. The machine allows users to quickly complete any variety of workloads with ease. In addition to the impressive performance level, the laptop also won the hearts of consumers thanks to the brilliant 2.8K resolution OLED screen. Today’s article will evaluate in detail the Asus Vivobook Pro 14X series, thereby showing the plus and minus points of the product line.
At the end of 2021, Asus revived a long-forgotten laptop line, which is Vivobook Pro. At the time of writing, Vivobook Pro laptop models are designed to give users a comprehensive experience in all aspects, with a highly portable design, along with display options. sharp and sold at a competitive price.
Unlike current generations of Vivobook, these Pro versions are bulky and heavier in appearance, but at the same time are equipped with powerful performance components, combined with a cooling system. Efficient, large capacity battery. With this product line, Asus intends to target a group of consumers who specialize in graphic design jobs.
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Specifications of Asus VivoBook Pro 14X
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
- GPUs: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti
- RAM: 16GB
- Memory: 1 TB SSD
- Screen: 14 inches, 2880 x 1800 pixels, OLED
- Size: 12.5 x 9 x 0.7 inches
- Mass: 1.47 kg
Asus VivoBook Pro 14X: Design
Asus Vivobook Pro 14X is a fairly large laptop model in the 14-inch segment. For comparison, the Blade 14 has a wider exterior, but is much thinner when compared to Asus’ laptop. Meanwhile, Zephyrus G14 is a laptop model with a larger surface area, as well as heavier weight when compared to the two above models.
The outer shell of Vivobook Pro 14X is made entirely of metal, and is very well finished, giving it a solid feel in the hand. Every detail of the machine is firmly and seamlessly connected together. Vivobook Pro 14X is released with 2 color versions, including white and dark gray.
The hinge system of Vivobook Pro 14X has a moderate level of resistance, which not only allows users to open the device with just one hand, but also can keep the screen fixed during use. The hinge of the machine can be extended to a maximum angle of 150 degrees.
However, the design of Vivobook Pro 14X has certain limitations, especially in the connection port layout. Specifically, most of these ports are located on the right edge of the body, which may cause the user’s mouse area to become cramped. In addition, the machine is only equipped with 1 USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 port and only 1 USB Type-C Gen 1 port.
Asus VivoBook Pro 14X: Keyboard and touchpad
The keyboard of the Vivobook Pro version has been slightly changed when compared to the previously released Vivobook models. The machine is equipped with a keyboard with a layout commonly found in other 14-inch laptops manufactured by Asus, with the presence of a newly designed power button.
The power button of the device now has built-in fingerprint security underneath, allowing users to quickly open the device and log in to the system account through a single click. However, the functional button array inherent in the Vivobook 14 series has been removed in this version of the device.
The keyboard’s buttons have a firmer bounce than previous models, and the overall input experience has been significantly improved. The keyboard is clearly backlit with backlighting underneath. The keyboard light can be customized with 3 light levels.
To interact with the mouse pointer, Asus has equipped the Vivobook Pro with a touchpad with a glass surface. The laptop’s touchpad is located in the center of the palm rest area on the body. The surface of the touchpad is smooth and flat, allowing me to easily control it to interact with different applications on the operating system.
Asus VivoBook Pro 14X: Screen
Asus released the VivoBook Pro 14X series with 2 screen versions. Both types of screens use OLED panels, divided in the ratio of 16:10 and do not support the sensor feature. The difference is that one of them has a 2.8K resolution and 90Hz refresh rate, while the other has 4K resolution and 60Hz frequency.
The screen version of the model we review is the type with a resolution of 2.8K. The panel that the company uses is of high quality, with the ability to display vibrant and vivid colors. During testing, the screen of VivoBook Pro 14X is capable of covering 100% of the sRGB color gamut, 95.7% of the Adobe RGB color gamut, and 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
The panel is a Pantone standard and has been very well understood by the manufacturer. In terms of brightness, the VivoBook Pro 14X’s screen has an average brightness of 380 nits.
Asus VivoBook Pro 14X: Performance
Our review machine is a highly configurable type, with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8C chip and using an Nvidia RTX 3050Ti graphics card. The device has 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. During actual use, the machine delivered a speedy level of performance, allowing me to easily interact with more than 40 Chrome tabs without experiencing much lag.
Using Geekbench 5 to score overall performance, VivoBook Pro 14X achieved single and multi-core performance scores of 1426 and 7136, respectively. Compared to the segment average, Vivobook Pro has a slightly better overall performance score.
Equipped with the powerful RTX series of graphics cards, VivoBook Pro 14X can successfully complete all different workloads, as well as smoothly play many games on the market.
Asus VivoBook Pro 14X: Battery life
VivoBook Pro 14X is equipped with a 63Wh type battery. Thanks to the use of an efficient power-saving chip along with an OLED-type screen, VivoBook Pro 14X will have a pretty good battery life during daily use.
During our testing, the device lasted about 8 hours and 12 minutes after continuously surfing the web using wifi, with the screen brightness set at 150 nit. This is the result of good battery life, allowing users to comfortably use the laptop for a long period of time.
While not the most performant 14-inch laptop on the market, VivoBook Pro 14X still delivers a level of performance that’s enough to let users do all sorts of different workloads. In addition, the machine is also equipped with a screen with high display quality, providing a good experience when working as well as when entertaining. The VivoBook Pro 14X is a good choice if you’re looking for an affordable workhorse model that offers a high level of performance with a brilliant OLED display.
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- Compact design
- Good build quality compared to the price segment
- Keyboard and touchpad provide a good experience
- OLED screen with high display quality
- Strong overall performance
- Long battery life
- Most of the ports are located on the right edge
- The radiator fan makes a lot of noise during work
- Has a lower performance level than some other models in the same price segment