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Vivobook 15X
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Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 15X
  • The ASUS Vivobook 15X has no clear advantages over the ASUS Vivobook 16.
Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 16
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good for software development

Key differences

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General Use

7.1
Vivobook 15X
Vivobook 16
7.8
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
295.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
7.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and ASUS Vivobook 15X are both good for general use, though the ASUS Vivobook 16 is somewhat better.

Gaming and AI

6.1
Vivobook 15X
Vivobook 16
6.7
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.5/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and ASUS Vivobook 15X are both only fair for gaming and AI, though the ASUS Vivobook 16 is somewhat better.

Engineering and Design

6.4
Vivobook 15X
Vivobook 16
7.4
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.5/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS Vivobook 16 is good for engineering and design, while the ASUS Vivobook 15X is only fair.

Content Creation

7.0
Vivobook 15X
Vivobook 16
7.8
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and ASUS Vivobook 15X are both good for content creation, though the ASUS Vivobook 16 is somewhat better.

Software Development

6.7
Vivobook 15X
Vivobook 16
7.6
5.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16 is good for software development, while the ASUS Vivobook 15X is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.2
Vivobook 15X
Vivobook 16
6.4
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
295.0 nits
The ASUS Vivobook 16 has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook 15X for general use, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Cost

$525
Vivobook 15X
Vivobook 16
$694
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The ASUS Vivobook 15X has a price of $525 and the ASUS Vivobook 16 costs $694.
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Key similarities

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Battery

8.0 Hours
Vivobook 15X
Vivobook 16
8.0 Hours
The ASUS Vivobook 15X has 8 hours of battery life. The ASUS Vivobook 16 has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Vivobook 15X
Vivobook 16
Good
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
3.7 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The ASUS Vivobook 15X and ASUS Vivobook 16 both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.0
Vivobook 15X
Vivobook 16
7.0
The ASUS Vivobook 15X and ASUS Vivobook 16 both have good build quality.

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How the ASUS Vivobook 15X and the ASUS Vivobook 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Vivobook 15XASUS Vivobook 16
ASUS Vivobook 15XASUS Vivobook 16

GENERAL

Price
$525
$694
Release Date
April 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.2'' x 0.7''14.1'' x 9.8'' x 0.78''
Weight
3.75 lbs4.14 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7530UAMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
Graphics
Vega 7 Radeon 780M
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
42 Wh50 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits295 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/107/10
Portability Score
7.9/107.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.8/106.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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ASUS Vivobook 15X

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The Verge

Monica Chin | May 2023
"All in all, my day on the Vivobook had its ups and downs. It is a really pretty and well-built device, and it had all of the functionality I needed to get me through my browser-based workload. But the speakers weren’t my favorite, and the battery life was just too short."

ASUS Vivobook 16

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Rtings

Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, Yannick Khong | May 2023
"The ASUS Vivobook 16 M1605 (2023) is a budget Windows laptop. It's available with various AMD Ryzen 5000 and 7000 U-series CPUs and integrated graphics. You can only get 8GB of RAM; however, there's an empty SO-DIMM slot if you want to upgrade it. It has an FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 16:10 IPS display, a full-size keyboard with a Numpad, a 720p webcam, and Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity. Ports include three USB-As, one USB-C, an HDMI, and a headphone jack. The USB-C supports charging but no video output."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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