Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB215W, 16″ 16/10th AMD high-performance multimedia thin, fast and light mobile silver laptop – LaptopSpirit

Our Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB215W review

Elegant in its thin and light silver design, theAsus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB215W is a versatile laptop PC equipped with a high-performance AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Cezanne processor which, together with 16 GB of RAM, accelerates multimedia processing. Featuring a 16:10 Full HD IPS anti-reflective 16:10 screen, this laptop running Windows 11, whose responsiveness is enhanced by its fast SSD storage, benefits from a backlit keyboard and connectivity with USB-C and Wi-Fi ax.

Best known price: 1079€

Features of Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB215W

screen(s). 15.6″ Full HD IPS 16/10th 45% NTSC 300cd/m² with thin edges (1920×1200, anti-reflective)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 6 cores)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR4 3200MHz 1 slot (occupied)
Graphic card AMD Radeon Vega 8
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)
connectors 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4
Network Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2
Backlit keyboard Yes (1.4mm stroke)
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 Sonic Master speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Autonomy revealed / Battery 7 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 50Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.8 Kg (with battery, 1.6 Kg without battery) / 358.4 x 247.7 x 19.9 mm

The Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB215W against the competition

L’Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB215W is currently available at Amazon and positioned in the middle of its category where it is one of the thinnest and lightest but also one of the most powerful.

Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB215W

Robust due to its compliance with the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H, this laptop is cooled by a fan, 2 heat pipes and air vents promote a sober and elegant look with a thin and light Transparent Silver design .

This versatile multimedia laptop PC is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax (better and recent than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its audio port without forgetting its 3 USB plus 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.

The chiclet keyboard can be clearly backlit, which is practical for better distinguishing them in a dark environment.

Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB215W

Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen offers better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy panel. Unfortunately its colorimetry is classic, but at least the screen uses IPS technology (not high-end) which guarantees significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. The screen stands out in its 16/10th format, which is more comfortable in height than the usual 16/9th. With its Full HD definition, it excels at displaying High Definition content.

Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB119W

The Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB119W is aimed at those who want a 16-inch laptop computer equipped with a high-performance multimedia-oriented processor for mobile use.

If its comfortable format is not the easiest to carry, its controlled weight and its thinness nevertheless make it easy to transport. It will be of more interest to nomads as it can last around 7 hours on battery in light use despite its powerful processor.

Here we find an integrated AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core processor that delivers overall power capable of satisfying demanding users associated with 16 GB of RAM.

This core will be of particular interest to creators as it guarantees faster processing than the Quad/Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4. We especially feel the difference in areas that use CPU and RAM resources that take advantage of multicore, such as photo editing or video editing.

This versatile, elegant silver laptop won’t appeal to gamers, however, because it doesn’t have a dedicated graphics card.
Here, all graphics are managed by the Radeon Vega 8 module integrated directly into the Ryzen 7 Octo Core, enough to view photos and videos but also to indulge in light games.

Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB215W

Best known price: 1079€

On the storage side, there is an SSD that matches the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while being quiet, more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and faster.

In practice, an SSD provides better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis than a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, for example, we benefit from faster multimedia processing as well as launching and starting/stopping software, or even faster arrival at online games cards.

Of course, if 512 GB is too tight, you can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.

Finally, in the event of extreme stress (e.g. processing), expect this versatile multimedia-oriented laptop to heat up and be heard due to the finesse and high-performance processor.

You can add a ventilated support to this laptop if needed to contain temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).

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