Our Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB521W review
Do you need a laptop with a high performance but autonomous processor? L’Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB521W 16-inch Full HD IPS anti-reflective 16/10th screen and its 8-hour battery under Windows 11 might interest you. This versatile laptop PC with an elegant silver design is suitable for multimedia work thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its AMD Hexa Core Ryzen 5 Cezanne processor with Radeon Vega 7 graphics part that can run light games which benefits from a fast 512 GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard and connectivity with USB-C and Wi-Fi ax.
Best known price: 799€
Features of Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB521W
|screen(s).||15.6″ Full HD IPS 16/10th with thin edges (1920×1200, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne (3.3 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB LPDDR4X 3200MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 7|
|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 5.0|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 Sonic Master speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||8 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 70Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8 Kg / 358.4 x 247.7 x 19.9 mm|
The Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB521W against the competition
L’Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB521W is currently available at Amazon and is positioned as one of the most powerful in terms of processors in its category where it is also one of the thinnest and lightest and one of the most nomadic while being one of those that offers as much RAM as is important.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB521W
Cooled by a fan associated with 2 heat pipes and air vents, this versatile laptop PC presents an elegant and discreet look with its thin and light light silver design.
The connectivity integrated into this mobile computer is good, including 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (better and recent than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port or even 3 USB, the 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantees transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged into it.
A backlight system is a priori equipped with a chiclet keyboard, which is practical for better recognition of its keys when the light is limited.
In its 16/10th format, the screen is more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9 panel. In addition, both vertical and horizontal viewing angles are important thanks to its IPS technology. The screen is also very good at displaying High Definition content thanks to its Full HD definition, while its anti-reflective treatment makes it more readable than a glossy panel in bright environments (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB521W
The Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB521W is a 16-inch laptop intended for general-purpose nomadic and multimedia-oriented use.
As it comes with a good amount of 16 GB RAM, which is very useful for multitasking, as well as an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne Hexa Core processor, this versatile laptop PC delivers of solid overall performance capable of providing maximum. of users.
Creators who want to perform multimedia tasks such as photo editing or video editing will be particularly pleased to get faster processing thanks to this duo than 8 GB DDR4 / 5 as well a Quad Core.
On the other hand, even if it is possible to look at photos and videos but also indulge in light games thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics module found inside the Ryzen 5, most gamers will pass because there is nothing dedicated on board graphics card.
Best known price: 799€
Storage is entrusted to a quiet SSD but less energy than a hard drive, more stable and faster.
As a result, the SSD guarantees better fluidity and response on a daily basis, which translates into faster start / stop, application processing and launch, or even faster arrival at the cards of the online game.
Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can obviously rely on an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to benefit from fast transfers.
As for autonomy, count on around 8 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer that is certainly not the most portable by nature due to its 16-inch format but where the finesse and weight content will be appreciated by some. In any case, a 16 inch is comfortable to use. But expect this versatile laptop to get hot and loud when pushed hard (eg treats).
A ventilated support may be used if necessary to limit temperature (remember to check the measurements carefully!).