ASUS Reveals Exciting All-New 2022 Vivobook Lineup at The Pinnacle of Performance Online Launch Event

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TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 10, 2022 — ASUS today unveiled its exciting all-new 2022 lineup of Vivobook Pro series, Vivobook S series and Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Artist Edition laptops at an online launch event entitled The Pinnacle of Performance.

ASUS has become the worldwide No. 1 NVIDIA® Studio creator laptop brand[1], and since launching our most comprehensive OLED laptop line-up in 2021, ASUS has earned the worldwide No. 1 spot for OLED laptops[2].

The diverse new portfolio of powerful creator and lifestyle Vivobook laptops unveiled today is designed to reflect the fact that ASUS cares about what is most important to its users. Great performance for daily productivity, good display quality for entertainment, and long-lasting battery life are universal needs for almost any user, so the 2022 Vivobook lineup puts all of these features at center stage, with upgrades to the entire lineup to achieve the pinnacle of performance and exceptional visuals.

The Vivobook Pro series for aspiring creators is packed with high-performance components and innovative features, including the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ H-Series or AMD Ryzen™ 6000 H-Series CPUs, up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti graphics, ASUS IceCool Pro cooling systems for up to 140-watt combined thermal design power (TDP)[3], the world's first 16-inch 3.2K 120 Hz OLED display, and the ASUS DialPad virtual rotary control.

For those requiring the highest performance possible in a thin and light form factor, the sleek Vivobook S series offers the latest 12th Gen Intel Core H-Series and AMD Ryzen 6000 H-Series CPUs with ASUS IceCool thermal technology for up to 45 W TDP CPU performance, and includes the world's first 14.5-inch and 15.6-inch 2.8K 120 Hz OLED displays. Vivobook S series laptops are available in a range of attractive new colors.

Also announced at the event were the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Philip Colbert Edition and the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Steven Harrington Edition, two extraordinary limited-edition versions of the vivaciously versatile 2-in-1 portable companion that's already wowing the world with its stylish looks and innovative design.

 

Vivobook Pro series

The affordable, high-performance Vivobook Pro series is designed for aspiring creators. New models for 2022 include the 16-inch Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7601/M7601), the 15.6-inch Vivobook Pro 15X OLED (K6501/M6501), the 14.5-inch Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7401), the 16-inch Vivobook Pro 16 OLED (K6602), and the 15.6-inch Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (K6502/K6500/M6500).

These powerful creator laptops feature top-notch specifications that represent incredible value for money, with high-performance components including up 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900H or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processors with up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, studio-grade NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics[4], and an ultrafast 2 TB PCIe® 4.0 SSD[5]. ASUS IceCool Pro thermal technology allows creators to harness a total combined CPU and GPU TDP of up to 140 W.

The world's first 16-inch 3.2K 120 Hz OLED display, a world-leading 15.6-inch 2.8K 120 Hz OLED display and a 4K 60 Hz OLED NanoEdge 600-nit display are perfect for creative activities, with refresh rates up to 120 Hz and 0.2 ms response times. They are PANTONE® Validated for industry-standard color rendering, up to VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 600 certified for high contrast and deep blacks, and have a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. For enhanced eye care, they are also TÜV Rheinland certified for low blue-light emissions.

Adding to the creator-friendly features of the new Vivobook Pro models are the fast I/O capabilities, which include a 40 Gbps Thunderbolt™ 4 or USB4® port and HDMI® 2.1, along with USB 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 2.0 ports, an SD Express 7.0 microSD card reader, a 2.5 GbE LAN port, and the latest WiFi 6E. Budding creators will also appreciate the unique and intuitive ASUS DialPad virtual rotary control for their creative apps in combination with the ProArt Creator Hub app, as well as the long-lasting up to 90 Wh battery and US military-grade durability.

Vivobook Pro series laptops deliver an immersive, multi-dimensional entertainment experience, thanks to a Harman Kardon-certified Dolby Atmos® audio system, which uses a smart amplifier for powerful, distortion-free sound. Crystal-clear video communications are enabled by the FHD webcam with ASUS 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) technology.

 

Vivobook S series

Vivobook S series laptops are the thinnest and lightest in the Vivobook family, with a chassis profile measuring from just 17.9 mm thin and weighing from as little as 1.6 kg, yet they offer performance levels normally associated with much bulkier models — they are some of the world's first thin and light laptops capable of a 45 W TDP CPU performance.

The 2022 Vivobook S series lineup includes the 14.5-inch Vivobook S 14X OLED (S5402/M5402), the 16-inch Vivobook S 16X OLED (S5602/M5602), the 14-inch Vivobook S 14 OLED (K3402/M3402), and the 15.6-inch Vivobook S 15 OLED (K3502/M3502).

These ultra-modern laptops feature metal lids for the S 14/15 models or an all-metal construction for the premium S 14X/16X models. The all-new chassis design makes a real style statement, with a choice of youthful new colors — Indie Black, Neutral Grey or Brave Green for S 14/15, and Midnight Black, Solar Silver or Sand Grey for S 14X/16X — and a raised logo tab on the lid.

High-performance components include up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 12700H (with Intel Evo™ certification on selected models) or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX CPUs, along with Intel Iris® Xe or AMD Radeon™ graphics, upgradable 16 GB DDR4 RAM and an ultrafast 1 TB PCIe SSD. Vivobook S series laptops are some of the first thin and light laptops in their class capable of CPU performance up to a groundbreaking 45-watt thermal design power (TDP). This gives them a benchmark performance in Cinebench R20 that's up to 2.1X faster than the previous generation[6]. This achievement is enabled by exclusive ASUS IceCool thermal technology that efficiently accelerates heat transfer and prevents throttling.

The Vivobook S series laptops use world-class OLED NanoEdge displays with resolutions of up to 4K and response times as low as 0.2 ms, and they also feature the world's first 14.5-inch and 15.6-inch 2.8K 120 Hz OLED panels. These displays have a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, are VESA DisplayHDR True Black 600 certified and are PANTONE Validated for color accuracy. TÜV Rheinland low blue-light certification ensures eye comfort during long viewing sessions.

User-friendly design is a key feature of the Vivobook S series, with convenient lay-flat 180° hinges for versatility. The powerful Harman Kardon-certified audio system includes ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Technology for crystal-clear communications. A physical webcam shield and ASUS 3DNR technology make conference calls safer and clearer.

 

Heartfelt design

Vivobook laptops are designed to make the user's life easier and simpler. The full-size ASUS ErgoSense keyboard has an incredibly satisfying feel, with the optimum bounce and travel calculated with fine-tuned precision. The keys have a long 1.4 mm travel, and the keycaps have a 0.2 mm dish for comfort. The ASUS ErgoSense touchpad is now larger and more responsive than ever.

The surface of any laptop harbors thousands of potentially harmful bacteria. To keep selected Vivobook models hygienic, they're protected by ASUS Antibacterial Guard — a surface treatment that keeps the bugs at bay[7]. ASUS Antibacterial Guard has been scientifically proven[8] to inhibit the growth of bacteria[9] by more than 99% over a 24-hour period, ensuring the protected surfaces of the laptop stay clean and sanitary for longer, and reducing the spread of potentially harmful bacteria via contact.                                  

For convenient I/O, all new Vivobook models include either an ultrafast Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® or USB4 port that supports fast charging and up to 40 Gbps data transfers, and an advanced HDMI 2.1 port that supports up to two 4K 120 Hz or one 8K 60 Hz external monitors, so users can easily connect all their latest peripherals, displays, or projectors to help them import, export, share or display their content faster and more conveniently than ever.

 

Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Artist Editions

The Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Philip Colbert Edition and the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Steven Harrington Edition are two extraordinary limited-edition versions of the vivaciously versatile 2-in-1 portable companion that's already wowing the world with its stylish looks and innovative design.

Designed in collaboration with world-renowned artists Philip Colbert (https://www.philipcolbert.com/) and Steven Harrington (https://stevenharrington.com/), the Artist Editions feature themed hardware, exclusive accessories and packaging, all designed in collaboration with the artists themselves. These eye-catching editions each represent the unique world-view of the artist, with specially commissioned themed accessories — including a cover stand, smart cover, sleeve, stylus holder and more[10] — and packing featuring their original artwork. Both editions are also available with an optional artist-designed ASUS Marshmallow mouse.

Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Philip Colbert Edition and Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Steven Harrington Edition are based on the world's first 13.3-inch Windows detachable OLED laptop  — which rewrites the rules to make it easier to enjoy everything, everywhere. Now, users have no need to carry multiple devices for work and entertainment — this multi-talented and fun-filled personal companion does it all, thanks to its brilliant OLED touchscreen, smart cover stand with 170° hinge, quad-core Intel® processor, and high-precision ASUS Pen 2.0.

 


[1] Source: GFK and NPD combined retail data in February 2022, NVIDIA Studio laptops in the worldwide market.

[2] Source: GFK and NPD combined retail data in 2021 Q4~2022 Q1, worldwide market.

[3] Actual TDP may vary based on temperature and BIOS settings.

[4] Not all models are available with NVIDIA Studio Drivers. Please check the product website for details.

[5] Availability of 2 TB SSD option varies according to model. Please check the product website for details.

[6] According to ASUS performance tests using Cinebench R20. [NEED DETAILS OF TEST CONFIG ETC]

[7] ASUS Antibacterial Guard is applied on the laptop areas that users touch most frequently, including the palm rest area, keyboard, touchpad and power button / fingerprint sensor. Areas protected may vary depending on laptop model, design and specifications. 

[8] Tested by an independent third-party laboratory according to the ISO 22196 standard (Measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces).

[9] ISO 22196:2011 specifies a method of evaluating the antibacterial activity of antibacterial-treated plastics, and other non-porous, surfaces of products (including intermediate products).

[10] Accessories vary according to model.