ASUS today announced the refreshed Vivobook 16 OLED (M1605), a slim-and-light laptop featuring up to an AI-enabled AMD Ryzen™ 7000 H-Series processor, and expertly engineered for everyday entertainment and productivity.
Perfect performance is delivered by up to an AMD Ryzen™ 7000 H-Series processor with 16 GB RAM and up to a 1 TB SSD. Quiet and efficient cooling is provided by the dual-vented cooling system with two heat pipes and an IceBlade fan. The long-lasting up to 70 Wh battery gives users more freedom, and there’s up to WiFi 6E for ultrafast connectivity.
This latest model features a superb OLED NanoEdge Pantone® Validated display with 3.2K resolution, a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 0.2 millisecond response time — plus an 16:10 aspect ratio display for an extended view. The NanoEdge OLED displays offer up to a 1.000,000:1 contrast ratio with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 86.5%. It also benefits from TÜV Rheinland low blue-light certification to ensure eye comfort during long viewing sessions.
The eye-catching slim and lightweight design is finished in a selection of on-trend colors. The 180° lay-flat hinge allows easy collaboration and sharing, and the comprehensive I/O capabilities include up to a USB-C® 3.2 Gen 1 port with Power Delivery, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI® output, and an audio combo jack.
Feature-packed specifications[i] include a physical webcam shield on the HD 3DNR webcam for instant privacy; a full-size ASUS ErgoSense keyboard; a mega-sized touchpad that gives maximum room for fingers; and an optional fingerprint sensor on the touchpad. The laptop is protected with ASUS Antimicrobial Guard Plus to reduce the transmission of harmful viruses and bacteria.
Smart-conferencing features include the latest ASUS AI noise-canceling audio technology for crystal-clear communications, along with a webcam featuring ASUS 3DNR technology for the best possible video quality in any environment. There are also bundled productivity-enhancing ASUS apps including GlideX, MyASUS and ScreenXpert.
Vivobook 16 OLED is now manufactured using 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics, and comes in 100% recyclable packaging. Its energy efficiency outperforms the ENERGY STAR® standard and, to ensure durability, the laptop is tested to the strictest MIL-STD-810H US military-grade standard.
To ensure perfect performance, even when the tough tasks are piling up, the new Vivobook 16 OLED harnesses the power of up to AMD Ryzen 7000 H-Series processors, with up to 16 GB of 4800 MHz DDR5 memory and 1 TB GB of speedy SSD storage. AMD Ryzen 7000 H-Series processors benefit from powerful AI capabilities enabled by the all-new “Zen 4” architecture and AMD AI Engine — the first on a Windows x86 processor. With the power of AI on tap, Vivobook 16 OLED greatly enhances the user experience, with real-time video processing, uninterrupted multitasking, and enhanced battery life.
To keep the laptop cool in all situations, the cooling system includes two heat pipes, an ASUS IceBlade fan with 87 blades, and dual air vents to efficiently accelerate heat transfer for smooth, stable performance without processor throttling.
The long-lasting up to 70 Wh high-capacity battery keeps the laptop going for longer, while ultrafast connectivity is provided by up to WiFi 6E enhanced with ASUS WiFi Master technology for fast and stable connections.
Stunning visual experience
Vivobook 16 OLED proudly packs a 3.2K OLED HDR three-sided NanoEdge display, which is super-bright and has a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut for ultra-vivid colors. It’s also Pantone Validated for professional-grade color accuracy and TÜV Rheinland-certified for low blue-light emissions. With a 120 Hz refresh rate and 0.2 ms response time, this display is ideal for everyday productivity, casual gaming and entertainment. In addition, VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 600 certification ensures the deepest possible blacks and a high 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for enhanced detail in dark scenes. The stunning screen also benefits from an expansive 16:10 aspect ratio that reduces the need for scrolling.
The eye-catching Vivobook 16 OLED is never ordinary, with a clean geometric design featuring the raised Vivobook logo tag on the lid, a warning-striped Enter key and a choice of two on-trend colors: Indie Black or Cool Silver. The laptop is slim enough to pop unobtrusively into a backpack, and light enough to never be a burden.
The precision-engineered, lay-flat 180° hinge make it easy to share content with others, or collaborate with a group of people around a table. The webcam has a convenient physical shield that instantly blanks the image in video calls for enhanced privacy and security. There’s also an optional fingerprint sensor on the touchpad for fast password-free login via Windows Hello.
The full-size ASUS ErgoSense keyboard has a 19.05 mm key pitch, a 0.2 mm key-cap dish, and long 1.4 mm key travel that gives it an incredibly satisfying feel, with the optimum bounce and travel calculated with fine-tuned precision.
With a full set of I/O ports, it’s easier than ever for users to connect their existing peripherals, displays and projectors. In addition to a USB-C® 3.2 Gen 1 port with power delivery, there are two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI® output and a convenient 3.5 mm audio combo jack.
To keep the laptop hygienic and reduce the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria, frequently-touched surfaces[ii] are treated with ASUS Antimicrobial Guard Plus, which is scientifically proven to inhibit the growth of viruses and bacteria — including COVID-19 and influenza viruses — by more than 99% over a 24-hour period[iii].
Vivobook 16 OLED is bundled with a free one-month subscription to Adobe® Creative Cloud®, along with a collection of easy-to-use productivity-enhancing ASUS apps, including GlideX for cross-device screen sharing; MyASUS for easy access to updates, apps, customer service and performance optimization; and ScreenXpert for easy multi-display management.
The new Vivobook 16 OLED is packed with class-leading features that make video and voice conferencing smoother and more enjoyable. The HD webcam includes ASUS 3DNR video-processing technology that makes video feeds clearer, and there’s a convenient physical webcam shield for instant privacy.
To provide exceptional remote-working and video-conferencing experiences, Vivobook 16 OLED features ASUS AI noise-canceling technology that employs machine learning in order to isolate unwanted noise from human speech. This technology helps to filter out ambient noise for optimum group conference-call quality.
Sustainable and durable
The ASUS commitment to protecting the earth while delivering the best products to its users is reflected in the design of Vivobook 16 OLED. The laptop contains 30% PCR plastics, and the packaging is now 100% recyclable. Energy consumption has been reduced to outperform the ENERGY STAR power-efficiency standard.
A longer laptop lifespan also reduces long-term waste, so Vivobook 16 OLED is strictly tested to ensure its durability, using the latest MIL-STD-810H US military-grade standard, with up to 12 test methods and 26 individual tests — the industry’s most stringent testing regime.
[i] Specifications, features and options vary according to model. Please refer to the ASUS website.
[ii] Areas protected by ASUS Antibacterial Guard may vary according to model. Please refer to the ASUS website.
[iii] Tested by an independent third-party laboratory according to the ISO 22196 standard (Measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces). Clinical testing using the ISO 21702 and ISO 22196 standard protocol proved that viral and bacterial growth were inhibited by 99% over a 24-hour period. ISO 21702 tests for COVID-19, H3N2, H1N1 and ISO 22196 tests for Staphylococcus and E. coli. A 99% reduction in potentially harmful microorganisms is defined as the number of viruses and bacteria on the surface dropping from 1,000,000 (cfu/pfu) to 100 (cfu/pfu).