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Updated January 10, 2024·

The ASUS Vivobook 16X is slightly more expensive and better suited for 3D, machine learning, and gaming due to its more powerful Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics. Its larger screen and higher refresh rate offer a more engaging visual experience but make it less portable. On the other hand, the ASUS Vivobook S 15 costs less, offers great battery life, and has a solid build. It's more portable, but with less powerful Vega 8 graphics, it's not as suited for demanding tasks like gaming or 3D rendering. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 16X
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Good overall display quality
  • Best in class speakers
  • Good keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook S 15
  • Good battery life

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.8
Vivobook 16X
Vivobook S 15
6.5
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16X is good for gaming and AI, while the ASUS Vivobook S 15 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

8.2
Vivobook 16X
Vivobook S 15
7.2
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS Vivobook 16X is very good for engineering and design, while the ASUS Vivobook S 15 is good.

Screen Quality

7.3
Vivobook 16X
Vivobook S 15
6.3
16.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
300.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
267.0 nits
The ASUS Vivobook 16X has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook S 15 for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

5.0 Hours
Vivobook 16X
Vivobook S 15
9.0 Hours
The ASUS Vivobook 16X has 5 hours of battery life. The ASUS Vivobook S 15 has 9 hours of battery life.

Cost

$1,200
Vivobook 16X
Vivobook S 15
$800
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$400

$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

$1,800

The ASUS Vivobook 16X has a price of $1,200 and the ASUS Vivobook S 15 costs $800.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Vivobook 16X
Vivobook S 15
7.7
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
300.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
267.0 nits
5.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
9.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
7.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.7/10
The ASUS Vivobook S 15 and ASUS Vivobook 16X are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.8
Vivobook 16X
Vivobook S 15
7.6
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS Vivobook 16X and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.4
Vivobook 16X
Vivobook S 15
7.4
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16X and ASUS Vivobook S 15 are both good for software development.

Portability

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

Build Quality

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

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

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Spec Comparison

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

GENERAL

Price
$1,200
$800
Release Date
May 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.8'' x 0.74''14.2'' x 9.2'' x 0.74''
Weight
4.25 lbs3.97 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700HAMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Graphics
RTX 4060 (140 W)Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
5 Hours9 Hours
Battery Capacity
70 Wh70 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
120Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
300 nits267 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/107/10
Portability Score
7.5/107.7/10
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
7.5/106.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/106/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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ASUS Vivobook 16X

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Kok Kee | February 2023
"I think the ASUS Vivobook 16X is fantastic. Great performance, decent battery life, good keyboard and trackpad, and a massive screen – just that the screen quality itself is kinda subpar. If you’re okay with the screen, then I think this is an okay laptop. However, I’d like to see a price drop."

ASUS Vivobook S 15

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Mario Petzold | February 2023
"Internals make Asus VivoBook S15 laptop a compelling option. The Asus multimedia laptop may look rather below-average with its modest black chassis, lack of a dedicated GPU, limited RAM and meagre port selection without Thunderbolt support. But your impression of the device will start changing once you set your eyes on its high-contrast OLED capable of producing deep blacks and highly accurate colours. And your opinion will change completely when the VivoBook is switched on. The AMD CPU can effortlessly keep up with powerful rivals from Intel. The integrated Radeon graphics blows away Intel's iGPU when it comes to graphics workloads such as rendering and simpler games."

Get a great deal on the ASUS Vivobook 16X or the ASUS Vivobook S 15

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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