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[This is a sponsored article with ASUS.]

When scouring the market for a laptop as your daily driver, there are several to choose from with prices ranging from as low as RM1,500, up to, or even more than, RM15,000.

Of course, the more expensive a laptop is, the more likely it will come with better features and performance. But after a certain point, spending more might just give you marginal gains over a laptop that’s slightly more affordable.

This begs the question, does getting a capable and feature-filled laptop need to be expensive? ASUS doesn’t think so, and their new ASUS Vivobook 15X OLED is a testament to that. Here’s why.

What is ASUS’ Vivobook series?

The Vivobook series is ASUS’ mainstream laptop lineup that’s suitable for all kinds of productivity workloads, be it at school or work.

It’s also centred around providing value for your money, as they’re usually equipped with decent tech specs and sleek designs, yet are lightweight enough for them to be carried around.

This makes the series ideal for young working professionals, students, casual gamers, and content creators alike.

What does the Vivobook 15X OLED have?

From the price of RM3,299, one of the ASUS Vivobook 15X OLED’s standout features includes the 15.6-inch 2.8K resolution 120Hz OLED Pantone-validated display, which provides good colour production for colour-accurate workloads.

The fact that it has a high refresh rate display makes the gaming and user experience much smoother, too.

Also, the display has a 0.2 millisecond pixel response time, which drastically reduces motion blur in order to produce the crispest image possible.

Around this price point, some laptops are usually only equipped with either a high refresh-rate display, or a high resolution OLED display, but typically not both.

Unless you’re getting a rather expensive laptop, you’d also usually have to pick one that strikes the right balance between design, performance, weight, and features.

The ASUS Vivobook 15X OLED not only weighs in at 1.7kg and has a sleek looking design, but it’s also equipped with up to a Ryzen 7 5800H paired with integrated graphics, which is more than enough for most general workloads like word processing, and light video and photo editing.

Because of that, the laptop, along with it’s nearly 14 hour battery life, is suitable for remote working professionals and students that are constantly out and about. You can find the full tech specs for the laptop at the bottom of this article.

When it comes to working on the go, there will be occasions where you find yourself placing the computer on your lap.

If the laptop does not have a hinge that can be tilted all the way back, you may need to hunch over just to see the screen more clearly, which can get quite uncomfortable especially if you’re a taller individual.

That said, it has a hinge that can open up to 180 degrees, allowing you to work more comfortably while travelling. It can also be laid flat on the table so that everyone can have a look at what’s being presented. 

While the usual security features are in place, a fingerprint sensor that’s located on the top right of the touchpad lets you quickly and securely access your laptop via the Windows Hello feature.

Since laptops are one of the electronics where you would find the most bacteria, the ASUS Vivobook 15X OLED comes with the ASUS Antibacterial Guard, which claims to help remove up to 99% of bacteria on the laptop’s surface after 24 hours.

But for good measure, it’s always a good practice to sanitise your laptop frequently to inhibit bacterial growth.

Furthermore, if you find yourself needing to join a work call but don’t have a dedicated microphone on hand, ASUS shipped the Vivobook 15X OLED with the ASUS AI Noise Cancellation feature.

It helps cut down on unwanted noise, thus, participants can hear you more clearly.

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If you’re looking for a laptop for your studies, work, or content creation, the RM3,299 Vivobook 15X OLED (M1503) with Ryzen 5 5600H might be a suitable candidate for the value it provides.

However, if you need a processor that’s stronger, you can opt for the slightly more expensive variant at RM3,699 that’s equipped with the Ryzen 7 5800H. Of course, you can add additional RAM for better performance and responsiveness, too.

Processor– Ryzen 5 5600H
– Ryzen 7 5800H
Storage– 8GB RAM (Expandable)
– 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD (Expandable)
Display– 15.6-inch 2.8K (2880 x 1620) 16:9 aspect ratio OLED display
– HDR
– 3-sided NanoEdge design
– Up to 600 nits peak brightness
– Pantone validated
– VESA-certified Display HDR True Black 600
– TÜV Rheinland flicker free and low blue light hardware certified
– Capable of displaying up to 1.07 billion colours
– 100% DCI-P3
– 133% sRGB
Graphics Processor– Radeon Integrated Graphics
Connectivity– Wi-Fi 6 (Dual band)
– Bluetooth 5
I/O– 1x USB 2.0 Type-A
– 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
– 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
– 1x HDMI 1.4
– 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
– 1x DC-in
Weight– 1.7kg
Dimensions– 356.8 x 227.6 x 199mm
Features– US MIL-STD 810H military-grade standard
– ASUS ErgoSense keyboard
– Fingerprint sensor
– 180-degree hinge
– ASUS Antibacterial Guard
– ASUS AI Noise cancelation
– Physical webcam shield
  • Find out more about ASUS here.
  • Find out more about the ASUS Vivobook 15X OLED (M1503) here.

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