ASUS’ well-received laptop series in the consumer segment has always been the Vivobook. Last year, when they unveiled the 16X OLED – it offered power like no other Vivobook we have ever seen. Did you think ASUS would stop? Well, nope because in this ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED K6604 first look, you’ll realize it only got a lot more powerful.
ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED K6604 First Look
Monstrous Performance Upgrade
The beautiful thing about this specific Vivobook is that it doesn’t shy away from getting better performance from time to time. Last year the 16X OLED was already pretty powerful for what it is – running on Intel Core H series processor, RTX 3060, 140W Thermal Design and 1x Thunderbolt 4.
This year, it gets a much more powerful Intel Core HX Series processor, better NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU, 150W TDP and 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports. What concerns me the most is the thermal solution for the HX series processor because not only it’s powerful but it’s a power-hungry processor. The specification definitely gives a person who has a very limited budget to get a pro tool laptop an advantage. Here’s the best part, it even goes as far as 64GB DDR5 SO-DIMM RAMs and up to 2TB SSD. It is monstrous in the performance department, that’s for sure.
There’s a 3D OLED Version of it
There’s a reason why I call this the ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED K6604, a love child between ProArt Studiobook and Vivobook. It is the only other laptop that gets the same exact 3D display we experienced with the ProArt Studiobook. It’s interesting how the Zenbook isn’t the one to tout the 3D Display. Now we did explain how the entire 3D display works in that article, so we’d suggest you read that – but to give a TL;DR – it has an extra layer that converts 2D to 3D images without the need for glass.
A new Antimicrobial Guard Plus Coating
ASUS has also upgraded the existing Antimicrobial Guard to a better one, it’s the ASUS Antimicrobial Guard Plus. This particular coating not only protects users from bacterial inhibition but also inhibits both bacterial and viral particles. This is pretty interesting as the laptop uses Ag+ ions to take advantage of killing these organisms. We can’t tell how well it works with the ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED K6604 – but you best bet, we will do a test on it.
The ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED K6604 gets some other improvements under the hood, such as a new 120Hz 3.2K OLED Display or a 165Hz 2.5K IPS display, better screen-to-body ratio, 3DNR FHD Webcam, 60Wh battery and an Adaptive Color Light Sensor. The laptop does have some heft to it as it weighs close to 2kg. Not to forget, it too has an Asus DialPad.
Again, on the I/O side of things – this laptop too ditches the MicroSD Card slot for a standard SD card slot with support for UHS-II which is far better. Now, creators don’t have to worry about carrying an SD card reader – which honestly, is a headache.
It’s no secret that the ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED K6604 is getting pretty powerful in every aspect, even sharing components with the laptop in the big leagues. There will be a market for the ProArt Studiobook for sure, but I can assume that there will be a consumer base that does look for something on the price tag-friendly side.
All we can say is for you to stay tuned to us – when we get the chance to review it, you will hear it from us.