Asus Zenbook Pro 16X OLED – It’s a fact
It’s an elegant machine that’s well suited to creative work, but it comes at a steep price, partly due to its relatively complicated design that may pose vulnerabilities.
Oral-B iO Series 10 Pros
- Style that dazzles
- Performance that meets expectations
- There are many options for the interface
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- Life of batteries is short
- Issues related to vulnerability
- An expensive product
A two-minute review of the Asus Zenbook Pro 16X OLED
In addition to bringing Asus’ Zenbook family to the forefront with a stylish and elegant design, the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED packs performance hardware that keeps up with day-to-day tasks, keeping things as smooth as possible.
With its elegant design, powerful processor, and affordable price, the Asus Zenbook Pro 16X OLED offers a fair value when compared to its competitors, such as the Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) and Dell XPS 17 (2022).
Even though the Asus Zenbook Pro 16X has style and flair, it doesn’t prove to be fully functional. Despite the keyboard being a bit forward, the way the keyboard lifts up to increase ventilation for the internals exposes the fans to elements better kept away from a laptop that costs so much.
A dot matrix layer that can be clearly seen on close inspection covers the lovely OLED display, even though touchscreen and stylus support are included.
Although if the design were perfect, there would be little to complain about. However, the reality is that this combination of components and the complex design come at a cost that will only appeal to a small audience. If you are willing to live with a simpler design or if you are willing to do without even a small amount of power on deck, you will find substantially better value options.
With the same CPU and RAM, a fast SSD, a 4K OLED display, and the same NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti, Asus’ own Vivobook Pro 16X comes close to matching this model in most areas.
There’s nothing wrong with the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED from Asus, though it’s not the best laptop offered at the moment if you want lots of performance and a sleek design.
A design overview of the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED from Asus
CPU: Intel Core i7-12700H Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB; Intel Iris Xe Graphics RAM: 16GB LPDDR5 (5,200MHz; onboard) Display: 16″.The monitor is a 0-inch, 4K UHD+ (3,840 x 2,400, 16:10 aspect ratio, OLED, 60Hz, multi-touch, stylus-enabled, and VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black display.) The storage is a 1TB PCIe 4 drive.3 x USB-A 3 ports, 0 NVMe SSD (952GB available).There are two USB 2.0 ports, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a headset jack, an SD card reader, and a HDMI port.(1 (FRL) Intel 8002 Ethernet connectivity.Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 11ax (2×2).The camera has a resolution of 1080p with a 2 megapixel.The product weight of the 1MP) IR webcam, Windows Hello is 5 lbs.There were 29 lbs two.4kg) Approximately 13″ in diameter.A 98×9 sq.The dimensions are 88×0.(355x251x17) inches.A size measurement of 8mm (width, depth, height).
A Zenbook Pro 16X OLED is an exceptionally elegant laptop. Asus has never been slack on its designs of its Zenbook family, and that is apparent from its deep blue chassis, CNC-machined unibody, domineering touchpad, and magical keyboard. The Asus design flair is evident in everything from the chassis to the chamfered edges of the unibody.
The design, however, lacks some practicality. In the absence of airflow from the laptop internals, the keyboard raises when the laptop is open, but it’s not enough of an ergonomic improvement to compensate for how far up the keyboard is on the chassis. The laptop’s edge digs into our forearms when it’s so far up. Adding RGB lighting to each key won’t make a difference. The laptop’s bottom intake vents also have large rubber strips around them, so they probably aren’t contributing much to airflow.
There is also some durability risk associated with the hinged keyboard, because anything is now able to slither into a hard-to-clean access area. If it is closed with something inside, it may jam or worse, it may cause the fan to be damaged.
Even so, the design has some merit in its functional aspects. The keys are pleasant to use and don’t have much squish. The trackpad is easy to navigate and vibrates in a way similar to Apple’s Force Touch. Furthermore, there’s a multi-function touch dial to the left of the touchpad, which can be set to various functions (volume and brightness).
Asus’ Zenbook Pro 16X OLED displays are impressive as expected. In addition to its 16-inch screen size, it has a resolution of 4K, which makes it one of the best UHD displays on the market. Suitable for HDR and outdoor use, OLED panels produce deep blacks and have a high peak brightness. In contrast to bright, solid colors, there is a big drawback to touch and stylus support. Despite a near faultless display, the touch sensor appears to use a dot matrix at times.
This review focuses on the performance of the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED from Asus
As you can see from our benchmark testing results, the Asus Zenbook Pro 16X OLED did very well:
In 3DMark, Fire Strike achieved 15,593, Time Spy achieved 7,018, Night Raid achieved 33,058 and Port Royal achieved 3,867 Cinebench R23 Single achieved 17,646.5; Multi achieved 12,640. In CrystalDiskMark, sequential reads of 6,634MB/s, sequential writes of 4,335MB/s, random reads of 4KiB Q32T1 were 341MB/s and random writes of 365MB/s. Blender scored 54.41, Junkshop at 571.46, and classroom at 498.82. (Techradar movie test) battery life of 4:37.
For the most part, the Asus Zenbook Pro 16X performs well, as you would expect from a nearly laptop. With a powerful processor and a powerful graphics card, this laptop can handle multi-core rendering tasks with ease. This performance also ensures smooth operation throughout the day.
At this price point, however, it is up against some premium, decked-out laptops, such as Dell XPS 17 2022 and Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch 2021. All three laptops take their share of wins and losses in a head-to-head, but the Zenbook Pro 16X doesn’t dominate. Even though the two laptops have the same processor, it falls behind the XPS 17 in multi-threaded CPU benchmarks.
Asus Zenbook Pro 16X OLED looks like a bad deal at first glance, since it can be so much more expensive than Dell and Apple configurations. Nonetheless, once those laptops are configured with specifications that make them more similar to the Zenbook (such as 1TB of storage, an upgraded GPU, and a 4K display), they become much more affordable. There’s no clear winner, but designers who are interested in stylus and touch support should consider the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED.
How long does the battery last on the Asus Zenbook Pro 16X OLED?
Our PCMark battery test tested the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED’s battery runtime, and it lasted just under nine and a half hours. Having that kind of power does come with some drawbacks, and we see that in the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED.
A powerful Windows laptop with a battery life under ten hours is an unattractive option. When comparing it to the MacBook Pro 16, our video playback test shows that it could last almost 19 hours on a single charge.
If you want to buy it, you should…
There isn’t a laptop that looks better, but in terms of performance, it is worthy of mention. You don’t find many stylish, performance machines that look as good as this one.
This laptop has a large OLED panel, and it offers high brightness levels to take advantage of Dolby Vision, a preset color calibration, and wide color reproduction.
Its massive touchpad and its nice tactile feedback make it a nice choice for users who love touch controls. Its touch dial provides handy controls. And it supports both touch and stylus input on the display.
It’s not worth your money if…
It’s a heavy laptop with so-so battery life. You’ll have to haul around its hefty 200W power brick, if you intend on using it on the go. It will fit in backpacks, but you won’t want to take it with you.
You want a pristine display
Though the display on the Asus Zenbook 16X OLED is snazzy, it falls short of perfection with a visible dot matrix that will irk the pixel peeper among us. In addition, the screen only gets a 60Hz refresh rate, while even the Zenbook 14 OLED is 90Hz.
A machine you don’t have to be careful with is the Zenbook 16X OLED. It has a metal unibody design that feels exceptionally sturdy and robust. A simple spill, a bit of dust, or one misplaced cracker could damage the hinge system raising the keyboard to provide more airflow, but it appears especially vulnerable.
Think about it as well
There are a number of Dell XPS models to choose from, and while it is not as visually striking as the Zenbook, it is no less functional. You can find similar specs and similar prices, which makes it a close competitor to the Zenbook.
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021) The Apple MacBook Pro 16 is a great laptop if you’re not limited to Windows. It’s extremely powerful in creative tasks, has outstanding battery life, and can compete with laptop OLED displays.