ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X

ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X

ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.3/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.2/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.5/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.3/10
SIZE: 16"

The ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X is a versatile laptop with a midrange price that offers a combination of power and visual quality. It has a large 16-inch OLED touchscreen display with a high resolution, ideal for creative tasks requiring color precision as it has excellent color coverage of different color spaces. The combination of its Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card deliver solid performance for general use, 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering applications. However, it has a moderate battery life and weighs over 5 pounds, which affects its portability. The build and keyboard quality are rated highly, and it features a comprehensive range of ports including Thunderbolt 4 and USB-C charging. It comes with Windows 11 Home installed and its sleek design makes it suitable for both professional and gaming environments. Overall, it's well-suited for users looking for a good blend of performance for creative and technical work, but it's not the most travel-friendly option due to its size and battery life. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Midrange price
  • High screen resolution
  • Powerful Intel i7 CPU
  • Dedicated Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU
  • Good for creators
Cons
  • Relatively heavy
  • Limited port diversity
  • Average battery life

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.6
The ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X stands out for engineering and design due to its powerful Intel i7 processor and dedicated Nvidia graphics which ensure smooth handling of complex tasks and graphics-intensive applications. Additionally, its OLED screen provides exceptional color accuracy and contrast, with high pixel density, making it ideal for detailed design work.
Content Creation:
4.6
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.6
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.
General Use:
4.5
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Software Development:
4.5
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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
4.2
The ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X excels in gaming and 3D tasks primarily due to its powerful Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card which enables high-end graphics performance and hardware ray tracing for realistic visuals. While its screen refresh rate is standard at 60Hz, the overall screen quality, bolstered by an OLED panel and high resolution, ensures vibrant colors and deep contrasts for an immersive visual experience.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Build Quality:
4.2
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.
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.
Battery Life:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,300
Release Date
October 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.9'' x 0.7''
Weight
5.29 lbs
Width
13.98"
Depth
9.88"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 3060 (95 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours
Battery Capacity
96 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
3840 x 2400
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
354 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Portability Score
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7.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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9.5/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Marc Herter, Alex Wätzel | November 2023
"The new Zenbook Pro 16X is more powerful, quieter and doesn't need to shy away from dedicated workstations and gamers. It is also comparatively compact, and our test device is the best Zenbook that we've reviewed so far. It seems equally suitable for content creators and gamers or anyone looking for a very powerful laptop that is still slim."

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