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Early in 2024, ASUS unveiled a lineup of AI-ready laptops, aligning with its mission to democratise AI by making it trustworthy, inclusive, secure, and affordable.

The newly launched ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED aims to deliver on ASUS’s AI commitments. 

You’re not alone if it feels like everything is about AI these days. With AI laptops, you might wonder: what makes a laptop AI-powered? Do I really need AI features?

Hence, let’s explore how this OLED laptop integrates AI into its features in a way that can enhance your daily work and entertainment needs.

1. Its AI processors can efficiently handle demanding tasks 

The first thing that you’ll need to look at to determine if a laptop you’re considering is AI-ready is whether it comes with a processor that features a Neural Processing Unit (NPU). It’s a dedicated AI engine embedded in the processor that is specifically designed to handle AI tasks. 

The ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED has AI-capable Intel® Core™ Ultra H-series processors. They act as the brains of the laptop, optimising performance for demanding tasks such as video editing, multitasking, AI development, and machine learning.

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Paired with the Intel® AI Boost Technology, the laptop’s processing speed and efficiency are improved, ensuring smooth performance while conserving power.

If you’re the type to have 50+ browser tabs open, you’ll appreciate this AI-powered processor that can make web browsing or online meetings smoother, even when done all at once.

For gamers and creatives, the ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED also boasts upgraded Intel® Arc Graphics.

Equipped with an OLED display, you’ll get stunning visuals with vibrant colours and smooth motion, enhancing gaming experiences and enabling faster rendering of high-resolution content for professionals. 

The new Intel® Arc Graphics featuring support for XeSS AI upscaling technology also ensures smooth performance in games, while the hardware AV1 support ensures fast and efficient video rendering.

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So whether you’re watching movies, editing photos, or playing games, the ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED’s hardware provides clear, vibrant images and efficient performance, making it versatile for both work and entertainment.

2. Its AI video call tools can give you a better virtual meeting experience

The new ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED includes the brand’s AI-powered video conferencing tools as well. This is particularly helpful to hybrid professionals when conducting virtual meetings in challenging work environments.

Firstly, the ASUS AiSense Camera offers 3D noise-reduction (3DNR) technology, which reduces background noise in low-light conditions.

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Additionally, ASUS AI Noise Cancelation is integrated for video conferencing. It offers modes like Single Presenter and Multi-Presenter, which filter out ambient noise and balance multiple voices for clearer communication. 

For gamers, the laptop’s two-way noise cancellation can offer clearer communication during intense gameplay, keeping voices clear and distractions minimal.

3. It gives you a handy, easily accessible Copilot

Another AI feature embedded into the ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED is its dedicated Copilot key, making it a breeze to access an AI assistant on your laptop with just one press.

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Microsoft Copilot can be integrated into your Microsoft 365 suite, which means the AI can help you get tasks done faster and help you work smarter, not harder.

For example, Copilot in Word can kickstart your documents, while in Excel, it can help you make sense of data quickly.

4. It can provide better connectivity 

Another thing that makes the ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED an adequate AI laptop is its connectivity abilities.

With reliable internet and Bluetooth connections and support for fast Wi-Fi, the laptop can provide faster internet speeds.

The fast WiFi and RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port offer stable, reliable wired connectivity, ensuring minimal lag during online gaming sessions, crucial for competitive play.

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Moreover, the laptop boasts a comprehensive lineup of ports. For example, the Thunderbolt™ 4 port is handy for connecting external storage drives when you need additional space beyond the built-in drive. 

This can be particularly handy for content creators who often deal with large files. 

It’s a versatile laptop that could be your daily driver

AI features aside, there are plenty more qualities that make the ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED a worthy daily driver for your work and entertainment needs.

For example, gamers would appreciate the RGB backlit keyboard that’s customisable, while office workers can appreciate the silent-scissor-key mechanism of it. There’s also a dedicated function key for emojis.

Furthermore, the ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED features dual speakers with Dolby Atmos® Support, offering richer depth and better surround sound.

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The laptop also comes with ASUS’ IceCool thermal technology, which effectively cools down the CPU quietly with minimal vibration. This helps with the ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED’s battery efficiency, which has been claimed to last for up to 11 hours of constant usage.

The ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED laptops are priced at RM4,399 and RM4,999 for the Intel® Core™ Ultra 5 and Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 processors respectively. For those who prefer an AMD-powered option, the ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED is also available with the AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS processor, priced at RM4,599.

The laptops can be purchased from authorised ASUS stores nationwide. Otherwise, they’re also available via ASUS’ official website.

ProcessorIntel® Core™ Ultra 7 processor with NPU, dedicated AI Engine
Intel® Core™ Ultra 5 processor with NPU, dedicated AI Engine
AMD Ryzen™ 7 8845HS Processor with AMD Ryzen AI
OSWindows 11 Home support Copilot app
Storage512 GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe® M.2 SSD
GraphicsIntel® ARC Graphics
AMD Radeon™ 780M
ConnectivityDual-band WiFi 6E (802.11ax) and Bluetooth® 5.2
Keyboard and TouchpadASUS ErgoSense keyboard with Copilot app launch, customisable RGB backlight, and noise reduction technology
CameraFHD IR cameraASUS AiSense CameraFHD 3DNR camera with ambient light and colour sensor
AudioHarman Kardon-certified, Dolby Atmos® sound system with two built-in speakers
Built-in array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
I/O ports2x Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C® (supports 4K UHD external displays and up to 40 Gbps data transfers)1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A1x HDMI® 2.1 (TMDS)1x MicroSD card reader1x Audio jack
Battery75 Wh (supports 49-minute fast-charge to 60% and ASUS USB-C® Easy Charge)
  • Learn more about the ASUS Vivobook S 16 OLED here.
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