Our Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB014W review
Original with its blue design, the thin and light multipurpose laptop PC Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB014W The 16-inch Full HD IPS anti-reflective 16/10th screen benefits from a high-performance AMD Hexa Core Ryzen 5 Cezanne processor with Radeon Vega 7 graphics capable of running light games. Equipped with a fast 512 GB SSD storage that reinforces its responsiveness, this laptop in a comfortable format running Windows 11 benefits from a backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
Features of Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB014W
|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)||8 GB LPDDR4X 3200MHz (soldered), 1 slot (free)|
|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 19.9mm|
The Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB014W against the competition
L’Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB014W is currently available at Darty and the Fnac. It is positioned as one of the most powerful processors in its category, while also being one of the thinnest and lightest.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB014W
It has an original and elegant look with a thin and light dark blue design.
Its cooling is entrusted to a fan combined with 2 heat pipes and air outlets.
This versatile laptop is equipped with excellent connectivity with its USB-C, its Bluetooth 5.2 and its Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (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 as well as its 3 USB, 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.
Of course, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is practical for better recognition of its keys in the event of reduced ambient light.
The screen stands out with its 16/10th format, which is more comfortable in height than 16/9th, while its full HD definition makes it suitable for High Definition content. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Because it is anti-reflective, the screen is more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB014W
The Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB014W is a high-definition laptop in a comfortable 16-inch format designed for everyday general-purpose use.
It delivers solid overall performance that is adaptable to a large number of users as it is based on an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne Hexa Core processor associated with 8 GB of RAM.
Good point, you can increase the amount of RAM as needed to be more comfortable with multitasking by adding a bar to the free slot.
In any case, the Hexa Core Ryzen 5 5600H guarantees faster processing than the Quad Core. We especially feel the difference in CPU-intensive areas that take advantage of multicore, such as video encoding or photo editing.
There is no dedicated graphics card, however, and therefore this versatile laptop is not suitable for gamers. However, it allows you to view photos and videos but also play light titles thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics solution integrated with Ryzen 5.
In terms of storage, there is an SSD that matches the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB.
However, an SSD offers several advantages over a hard drive: more durability, lower energy consumption, quiet operation or higher speed.
In practice, an SSD provides better responsiveness and fluidity than a hard drive. This translates, for example, on a daily basis into faster start/stop, application processing and launch, or even faster arrival at the cards of online games.
Of course, in case 512 GB is too tight, you can rely on an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to get fast transfers.
As for autonomy, bet on around 8 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose controlled weight and efficiency make it easy to transport. However, its 16 inch format is not the easiest to carry but has the advantage of being comfortable to use.
In any case, expect that under extreme stress (eg treatment), this laptop will get hot and audible.
If necessary if you want to contain temperatures, you can add ventilated support to this versatile laptop (remember to check the measurements carefully!).