Laptop maker, ASUS has unveiled the 2022 all-new Vivobook series at the Pinnacle of Performance Online Launch Event. They are the Vivobook Pro series, Vivobook S series and Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Artist Edition laptops.
According to ASUS, the diverse new portfolio of the powerful creators and lifestyle Vivobook laptops unveiled are designed to reflect the fact that ASUS cares about what is most important to its users. Great performance for daily productivity, good display quality for entertainment, and long-lasting battery life are universal needs for almost any user, so the 2022 Vivobook lineup puts all these features at center stage, with upgrades to the entire lineup to achieve the pinnacle of performance and exceptional visuals.
Highlights of the series
Vivobook Pro series
The affordable, high-performance Vivobook Pro series is designed for aspiring creators. New models for 2022 include the 16-inch Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7601/M7601), the 15.6-inch Vivobook Pro 15X OLED (K6501/M6501), the 14.5-inch Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7401), the 16-inch Vivobook Pro 16 OLED (K6602), and the 15.6-inch Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (K6502/K6500/M6500).
These powerful creator laptops feature top-notch specifications that represent incredible value for money, with high-performance components including up to 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900H or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processors with up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, studio-grade NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics and an ultrafast 2 TB PCIe® 4.0 SSD. ASUS IceCool Pro thermal technology allows creators to harness a total combined CPU and GPU TDP of up to 140 W.
The world’s first 16-inch 3.2K 120 Hz OLED display, a world-leading 15.6-inch 2.8K 120 Hz OLED display and a 4K 60 Hz OLED NanoEdge 600-nit display are perfect for creative activities, with refresh rates up to 120 Hz and 0.2 ms response times. They are PANTONE® Validated for industry-standard color rendering, up to VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 600 certified for high contrast and deep blacks and have a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. For enhanced eye care, they are also TÜV Rheinland certified for low blue-light emissions.
Adding to the creator-friendly features of the new Vivobook Pro models are the fast I/O capabilities, which include a 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 4 or USB4® port and HDMI® 2.1, along with USB 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 2.0 ports, an SD Express 7.0 microSD card reader, a 2.5 GbE LAN port, and the latest WiFi 6E. Budding creators will also appreciate the unique and intuitive ASUS DialPad virtual rotary control for their creative apps in combination with the ProArt Creator Hub app, as well as the long-lasting up to 90 Wh battery and US military-grade durability.
Vivobook Pro series laptops deliver an immersive, multi-dimensional entertainment experience, thanks to a Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos® audio system, which uses a smart amplifier for powerful, distortion-free sound. Crystal-clear video communications are enabled by the FHD webcam with ASUS 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) technology.
Vivobook S series
Vivobook S series laptops are the thinnest and lightest in the Vivobook family, with a chassis profile measuring just 17.9 mm thin and weighing from as little as 1.6 kg, yet they offer performance levels normally associated with much bulkier models — they are some of the world’s first thin and light laptops capable of a 45 W TDP CPU performance.
The 2022 Vivobook S series lineup includes the 14.5-inch Vivobook S 14X OLED (S5402/M5402), the 16-inch Vivobook S 16X OLED (S5602/M5602), the 14-inch Vivobook S 14 OLED (K3402/M3402), and the 15.6-inch Vivobook S 15 OLED (K3502/M3502).
These ultra-modern laptops feature metal lids for the S 14/15 models or an all-metal construction for the premium S 14X/16X models. The all-new chassis design makes a real style statement, with a choice of youthful new colors — Indie Black, Neutral Grey or Brave Green for S 14/15, and Midnight Black, Solar Silver or Sand Grey for S 14X/16X — and a raised logo tab on the lid.
High-performance components include up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 12700H (with Intel Evo™ certification on selected models) or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX CPUs, along with Intel Iris® Xe or AMD Radeon™ graphics, upgradable 16 GB DDR4 RAM and an ultrafast 1 TB PCIe SSD. Vivobook S series laptops are some of the first thin and light laptops in their class capable of CPU performance up to a groundbreaking 45-watt thermal design power (TDP). This gives them a benchmark performance in Cinebench R20 that’s up to 2.1X faster than the previous generation. This achievement is enabled by exclusive ASUS IceCool thermal technology that efficiently accelerates heat transfer and prevents throttling.
The Vivobook S series laptops use world-class OLED NanoEdge displays with resolutions of up to 4K and response times as low as 0.2 ms, and they also feature the world’s first 14.5-inch and 15.6-inch 2.8K 120 Hz OLED panels. These displays have a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, are VESA DisplayHDR True Black 600 certified and are PANTONE Validated for color accuracy. TÜV Rheinland low blue-light certification ensures eye comfort during long viewing sessions.
User-friendly design is a key feature of the Vivobook S series, with convenient lay-flat 180° hinges for versatility. The powerful Harman Kardon-certified audio system includes ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Technology for crystal-clear communications. A physical webcam shield and ASUS 3DNR technology make conference calls safer and clearer.
Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Artist Editions
The Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Philip Colbert Edition and the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Steven Harrington Edition are two extraordinary limited-edition versions of the vivaciously versatile 2-in-1 portable companion that’s already wowing the world with its stylish looks and innovative design.
Designed in collaboration with world-renowned artists Philip Colbert (https://www.philipcolbert.com/) and Steven Harrington (https://stevenharrington.com/), the Artist Editions feature themed hardware, exclusive accessories, and packaging, all designed in collaboration with the artists themselves. These eye-catching editions each represent the unique worldview of the artist, with specially commissioned themed accessories — including a cover stand, smart cover, sleeve, stylus holder and more and packing featuring their original artwork. Both editions are also available with an optional artist-designed ASUS Marshmallow mouse.
Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Philip Colbert Edition and Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Steven Harrington Edition are based on the world’s first 13.3-inch Windows detachable OLED laptop — which rewrites the rules to make it easier to enjoy everything, everywhere. Now, users have no need to carry multiple devices for work and entertainment — this multi-talented and fun-filled personal companion does it all, thanks to its brilliant OLED touchscreen, smart cover stand with 170° hinge, quad-core Intel® processor, and high-precision ASUS Pen 2.0.