The increasing trend and consumption of digital content has made the demand for laptops specifically for content creators higher, especially in recent years. Not only gaming laptops, now ASUS provides some of its newest options, including the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED series which comes at quite affordable prices.
Yes, the longer it goes on, the Vivobook series does seem to continue to rise in class. The affordable series itself will still be present to meet the needs of entry-class devices. The Vivobook Pro 14 OLED series itself comes to meet the needs of different types of users. Starting from students to young professionals who need extra performance from a laptop with a budget of tens of millions.
The Vivobook Pro 14 OLED series itself comes in three different variants, of which the best is the Vivobook Pro 14X series with the best NVIDIA GPU in its class. Meanwhile, for a more affordable option or with a bigger screen, the Vivobook Pro 14/15 OLED series is prepared which is no less powerful.
As the name implies, Gizmo friends can already guess one of the main selling points of the Vivobook Pro 14X OLED. Yes, on the screen panel used, it has been made on par with the latest Zenbook series and of course it will spoil content creators. Besides having the best saturation, the OLED panel is validated by PANTONE, so it has the best color accuracy.
Supporting the DCI-P3 standard 100%, ASUS' OLED screen is also healthier for the eyes, providing clearer colors in low brightness, plus high contrast with deep blacks. There's no need to be afraid of burn-in, because Samsung has prepared several special technologies so that the panel remains primed for long-term use.
The resolution itself reaches 2.8K with a 90Hz refresh rate, plus four thin bezels with a screen-to-body ratio of 86%. It weighs less than 1.5 kilograms, so it is quite portable even though the main outer body panel uses metal. The Vivobook Pro 14X OLED is also one of the first Vivobooks to feature a hardware-based webcam enclosure.
Then for the specifications, the CPU option is given up to Core i7-11370H aka the 11th generation, complete with 16GB RAM options, 1TB SSD, plus an NVIDIA RTX 3050 GPU. And to support productivity, a virtual DialPad is provided which is present as an additional shortcut—perfect when paired with apps like Lightroom Classic and the like.
Supports Wi-Fi 6, connectivity is quite adequate, including a microSD card slot up to Thunderbolt 4. Then to keep performance awake, pinned two fans that can be adjusted according to their needs through the ProArt Creative Hub application.
Then the other two variants are practically similar, only different in dimensions and GPU. The main difference between the Vivobook Pro 14 & 15 compared to the 14X variant is the absence of the ZenPad feature on the touchpad. The rest is pretty much the same, including the two color options as well as interesting accents on some of the buttons and the unique ASUS logo on the outside of the body.
All variants of the ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 & 15 OLED are designed to be suitable for voice calls, thanks to AI noise canceling technology that can reduce ambient noise. Coupled with the enhanced stereo speakers by Harman Kardon. And for security features, in addition to the webcam cover, a fingerprint sensor is also embedded which is included in the power button.
If the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED screen is still the same as the 14X screen, there are slight differences in the Vivobook Pro 15 series screen, namely the resolution drops to full HD, and the refresh rate is 60Hz. And for the GPU, the Pro 14 OLED variant uses the NVIDIA GTX 1650, while the Pro 15 OLED is the same as the Pro 14X OLED series, aka RTX 3050.