Earlier this year, ASUS announced the Vivobook 16X OLED and Vivobook 17X OLED, along with many other Vivobook products. For some reason, the company started offering the Vivobook S 14X OLED and Vivobook S 16X OLED in June but has waited until October to bring the Vivobook 16X OLED and Vivobook 17X OLED to the market. Regardless, both models are now available in Europe, starting at €799.
Unfortunately, the price above appears to be the theoretical MSRP for now. Currently, the cheapest Vivobook 16X OLED configuration sells for €999 with Intel Core i7-12700H, 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD. Alternatively, the Vivobook 16X OLED and its 17-inch sibling come in AMD Ryzen 5 5600H or Ryzen 7 5800H variants, each with a 45 W TDP. For reference, the Intel variant does not have the Thunderbolt advantage in either Vivobook model; ASUS only includes a 5 Gbit/s USB Type-C port, as well as two USB Type-A ports that operate at the same speed. Additionally, both laptops have HDMI, a proprietary charging port and one USB 2.0 Type-A port.
Arguably, the most interesting element of both Vivobook machines is the OLED display. Surprisingly, although the Vivobook 16X OLED contains a more modern 16:10 display, ASUS downgraded the Vivobook 17X OLED to using the older 16:9 standard. Accordingly, the smaller model has a higher resolution panel as well, with a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel panel in the Vivobook 16X OLED compared to a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel panel in the Vivobook 17X OLED. You can learn more about both laptops on the corresponding ASUS Vivobook 16X OLED and Vivobook 17X OLED product pages.
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