Asus has launched a total of eight new laptops in India, seven of which come as part of its Vivobook Pro series and start at Rs 74,990. The last one is the flagship offering by the company, named ProArt StudioBook 16. Here is a look at all the new laptops from the Taiwanese major.
As for what these are, the new Asus launches include Vivobook Pro 14, Vivobook Pro 15 OLED, Vivobook Pro 14X OLED, and Vivobook Pro 16X OLED. The new series of laptops has been launched at a starting price of Rs 74,990. Here is a look at all that the latest Asus laptops have on offer.
All of these laptops will retail through online channels like Asus e-shop, Amazon, Flipkart, as well as offline channels including Asus Exclusive Stores, ROG Stores, Croma, Vijay Sales and Reliance Digital. The Vivobook Pro series will be available starting December 14, while the ProArt StudioBook laptop will be available from January
ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED also offers connectivity options like PCIe 3.0 x4 or PCIe 4.0 x4 SSDs, up to 64 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports, HDMI 2.1 and an SD Express 7.0 card reader. For streamlining creative work, it is equipped with features like Asus Dial for quick, intuitive adjustments while working with Adobe apps, such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Photoshop Lightroom Classic, and After Effects.
As a 16-inch laptop with serious horsepower, it’s not surprising that the Studiobook isn’t a small system, but it’s perhaps more compact than you’d expect. The machine measures 0.77 by 14.3 by 10.4 inches and weighs 5.29 pounds, certainly not the most portable power user’s laptop available but pretty reasonable considering its intended audience and uses.
As far as quality, the build is sturdy on the whole—well-made and reflective of its price tag. The keyboard offers a satisfying typing experience; the keys don’t have any special feedback but are quite snappy and bouncy. The keys do seem a bit small for a laptop this size, which may take some adjustment, but at least there’s a clear reason: The physical dial (which we’ll discuss in detail below) takes up some of the vertical space. The keyboard is shifted slightly upward, too, so it may feel as if you’re reaching for the keys at first. It’s not a deal-breaker, but it’s odd that a keyboard feels somewhat cramped on a 16-inch laptop.
Outside of these important fundamentals, there’s the eye-catching physical dial, dubbed the Asus Dial. It’s a knob embedded slightly into the chassis so the top is flush with the keyboard deck, with the outer edge textured for grip. It spins with ease, but also has a satisfying ratcheting feeling for tactile feedback.