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ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED Review
This time it comes from the Vivobook family, before that it must have been about the Asus Vivobook 15 OLED. But unfortunately, this time we don’t discuss the product, Flexadia is a little luckier because it gets the Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED series unit with the highest specifications.
As you know, Vivobooks are known to be more focused on productivity and content creation. This time, we received the ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED M3500, which is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor as well as NVIDIA Geforce RTX3050 graphics.
Unique Metal and Plastic Mix Design
Considering that this laptop is designed for young content creators who prefer a minimalist design, the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED M3500 is equipped with Asus with a unique mix of metal and plastic chassis. Comes in a silver color giving a more energetic impression but still looks elegant and classy.
On the cover, you will be presented with a metal plate with the Asus Vivobook logo on it. Asus has also equipped the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED with an ergonomic hinge to provide a comfortable typing experience and allow better airflow.
Weighing 1.65 kg, this laptop is quite thin and very comfortable if you have to carry it or put it in a backpack to be carried. We even tried to carry it around for a few hours, and it didn’t feel like it was a heavy burden, which is quite pleasant when compared to the gaming laptops we usually carry.
By designation, it may not be a gaming laptop, but we are very comfortable using it as a gaming laptop in our daily life.
More Convenient OLED Screen
The 15.6-inch FHD OLED nano edge display immediately greeted us when this laptop was opened for the first time. The bezel layer is quite thin on the side, which adds to the full-screen impression that we can get from this Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED.
In addition, you can also see the webcam at the top complete with a webcam cover, this makes the presence of the camera more secure.
The color display on the screen is very lively, this cannot be separated from the Pantone certification which makes the screen quality even better. The Vivobook Pro 15 OLED also supports 4k resolution, our eyes were blown away at how cool it looked on some of the 4K videos we tried.
This Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED M3500 laptop is equipped with TUV certification for low blue light and flicker-free eye protection. The eyes will not be too tired after staring at the screen all day.
Because this laptop is specifically designed for content creators, Asus provides a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio to make every job related to editing images and videos easier.
On the audio side, the Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED is equipped with dual-speaker Harman / Kardon. We did some testing to see how well it performs compared to other laptops in its class that doesn’t use Harman/Kardon on the market.
This time we are honest, the Asus audio quality with Harman/Kardon is one of our favorites. Not only does it deliver loud and clear audio, but the dual-speaker setup is also balanced in stereo for a crisper sound.
Coupled with DTS Audio Processing, Asus has made this Vivobook Pro 15 OLED Laptop a complete laptop package for content creators.
Another greatness comes from the AI Noise-Cancelling technology to reduce the noise of all kinds of ambient noise. It is undeniable that this feature or technology is quite our passion considering the large amount of online coverage and the ongoing need for WFH.
What’s more, this Noise-Cancelling not only works as a noise canceler but is also able to help us process clearer sound when we’re online.
The Vivobook Pro 15 OLED keyboard is equipped with a backlit feature and has 3 levels of light adjustment. The fun part is, that the distance each letter or key travel on this keyboard is only 1.3mm, which we think is very comfortable to use considering our long but thin fingers.
In addition, the enter key is now present in a new design that is more characterful with a few dashes of color. Just trigger the eye to distinguish it from other buttons.
For those of you who are always disappointed with the composition of the small touchpad, this time be happy because Asus provides the cursor scroller with a slightly wider size.
Another uniqueness comes from the side of the power button. Yep, besides being useful as an on/off button, Asus also uses it as a fingerprint sensor access for additional security. A little very striking because it is characterized by the presence of a chrome list that surrounds the power button.
Asus provides this Vivobook laptop with Intel Wi-Fi 6 technology which can make it easier and provide fast internet for users.
Other connectivity access is available on several ports such as USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, and HDMI 1.4 port, then there is also a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, MicroSD Card Reader, and 3.5mm audio jack which are all on the right side.
While on the left side, you will get two additional USB 2.0 ports.
In addition to a good display, it runs on an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and an NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3050 graphics card. Considering this is not a gaming laptop, we still tried some benchmark tests to just ease the curiosity about the power of this Vivobook Pro 15 OLED.
We used the Benchmark Resident Evil 6, Street Fighter V, and Final Fantasy XV as a start with some settings that we adjusted, of course without OC frills or overclocking.
As a result, when using the Resident Evil 6 Benchmark, the Asus Vivobook pro 15 OLED was able to penetrate 207 FPS for frame rate affairs with an S rank and a score of 24927. While Street Fighter V was able to penetrate Perfect results with an average of 60 FPS.
Experimenting with the Final Fantasy XV benchmark at 4K resolution wasn’t bad, being able to record a score of 1768, even though the image quality displayed was quite epic. In Full HD settings in Final Fantasy XV, the resulting score is much higher, namely 6115 with High performance.
Still talking about benchmarks, it’s incomplete if you don’t test with standard conditions like 3D Mark and GeekBench. The 3D Mark score obtained for the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED reached 10786 for Fire Strike and 35008 for Night Raid.
While on GeekBench, the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED was able to achieve a single-core score of 1474 with a multi-core score of 7530. Satisfied with the benchmark activity, we switched to doing some gaming activities with this Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED laptop.
We tried to play one of the games that many gamers play today, namely VALORANT. To our surprise, the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED was able to run this game at around 200 fps all the time.
We weren’t too surprised, this is because of the S ranking that we produced on the Resident Evil 6 benchmark with the highest movement at 207 FPS.
Apart from trying to play VALORANT, we also tried opening more than 10 tabs at a time and it still managed to function smoothly without lagging or slowing down in any way, which makes the SSD quite decent for such a small and light laptop.
Apart from that, we are quite amazed by the performance of the dual fans it has. Practically during our tests, we did not find any abnormality in terms of overheating. This also happens during the benchmark process and also playing games for a long time.
This dual-fan cooling design can work effectively because it is equipped with ASUS IceCool Plus Technology which can provide CPU performance up to 54W. This technology called Asus is the merger of two heat pipes to improve cooling significantly.
As noted above, we’ve tried working and minimal gaming with this laptop and we’ve only experienced a slight heat in the center of the laptop while the rest remains cool to the touch.
You will get a 120W charger included with the purchase. In terms of battery life, we started our day at 10 am with 100% battery life, used the laptop to type scripts, and played VALORANT for about 30 minutes. After about 5 hours of use, the battery remains at 48%.
Overall, we think this laptop is enough to last you all day if you need it. And this is in line with Asus’ claim that this laptop has a 63 Wh battery life.
In addition, for a seamless connection between your mobile device and laptop, Vivobook Pro 15 OLED also comes with a software called MY ASUS which allows you to transfer URL links, files, screen mirroring, screen extender, and make phone calls directly from your phone via Vivobook Pro 15. these OLEDs.
We’ve tried it and we have to say, file transfers have never been so fast, making this software perfect for content creators on the go.
The ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED is one of the laptops with designs that we like. In terms of features and performance, it proves that the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED is worth the price, especially if you have a few hundred more to spend.
Not only does it display a beautiful appearance, but a variety of contemporary features that are sufficient to ensure safety and comfort are also neatly embedded. Starting from the fingerprint sensor and very comfortable keyboard, we were very impressed with the performance of such a thin laptop.
If you are interested, there are 2 variants with a choice of 2 colors provided by Asus for this Vivobook Pro 15 OLED laptop series. For the price, based on the official Asus website, the ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED is priced at $1,099.99.