ASUS Vivobook 16

ASUS Vivobook 16

ASUS Vivobook 16

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.3
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.3/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.5/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.5/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.5/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.6/10
SIZE: 16"








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Pros
  • Large 16-inch screen
  • High-capacity storage
  • Good battery life
  • Number pad on keyboard
  • Windows 11 Home pre-installed
Cons
  • Average portability
  • Moderate screen brightness
  • Non-touchscreen
  • Lower color space coverage

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.3
The ASUS Vivobook 16's powerful AMD Ryzen processor and ample RAM ensure smooth performance for general use, while its high-quality IPS screen with a large 16-inch display and good color accuracy enhances the viewing experience. However, its relatively average battery life and weight considerations may affect portability for those requiring mobility, although it maintains a decent balance between performance and battery efficiency.
Software Development:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The ASUS Vivobook 16 is equipped with a capable AMD Ryzen 7 processor and a Vega 8 GPU which handle engineering tasks and design software effectively, while 16 GB of RAM ensures smooth multitasking and data processing. Its 16-inch IPS screen offers a sharp display with accurate colors, beneficial for design work; however, the laptop's weight and size may limit its portability compared to lighter models.
Build Quality:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.8
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.6
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Gaming & AI:
3.5
The ASUS Vivobook 16 comes with an integrated AMD Ryzen Vega GPU which provides moderate performance suitable for some gaming and 3D applications, but not high-end ones. Additionally, its screen has a typical 60Hz refresh rate which is sufficient for casual gaming but may not offer the smoothest experience for fast-paced games or professional-level 3D rendering.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$500
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.8'' x 0.78''
Weight
4.14 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U
Graphics
Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
42 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
295 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7/10
Portability Score
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7.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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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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