ASUS has launched the all-new 2022 Vivobook 16X (M1603, AMD), a powerful feature-packed laptop with an expansive 16” 16:10 LCD display that reduces the need for scrolling.
These user-friendly, youthfully styled laptops are powered by the AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H six-core processors and include a wide variety of high-quality components and innovative class-leading features that make them suitable for any kind of task.
Vivobook 16X (M1603)
Along with the powerful CPU, the Vivobook 16X (M1603) features an LCD wide-view NanoEdge display with an FHD+ (1920 x 1200) resolution. The TÜV Rheinland low blue-light certification ensures eye comfort during long viewing sessions.
The Vivobook 16X (M1603) is distinguished by its feature-packed specifications2that include a physical webcam shield for instant privacy, a full-size ASUS ErgoSense keyboard, and a fingerprint sensor in the touchpad. They also feature ASUS Antibacterial Guard to protect against harmful bacteria.
The all-new slim and lightweight design of the Vivobook 16X (M1603) is clean and attractive, with fresh new color options – Transparent Silver or Quiet Blue. The 180° lay-flat hinge makes it easy to share and collaborate. With a full set of I/O ports, connecting existing peripherals, displays and projectors is a cinch. There’s a USB-C® 3.2 Gen 1 port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI® output and an audio combo jack.
The Vivobook 16X (M1603) delivers next-level performance with its AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (with additional DDR4 SO-DIMM slot), and an ultrafast 512 GB PCIe 3.0 SSD that makes every task effortless, whether it’s streaming, browsing, editing, video chatting, or just taking care of business at home.
To ensure maximum performance and keep Vivobook 16X laptop cool in all situations, the ASUS IceCool cooling system uses upgraded dual heat pipes — a rare feature on entry-level laptops — and an IceBlade fan that efficiently accelerates heat transfer.
The 87-blade fan and impeller are made of a liquid-crystal polymer that means they’re lighter and thinner than ordinary fans. In addition, the fan uses a fluid dynamics bearing that’s quieter and has less vibration than an ordinary bearing. The end result is that the mighty CPU can run comfortably at a blistering 45 W total TDP in Performance mode with no throttling.
For added convenience, the Vivobook 16X (M1603) features a superb 16” 16:10 FHD+ (1920 x 1200) three-sided NanoEdge display, reducing the need for scrolling. The high 86% screen-to-body ratio also translates to a larger display in a smaller footprint, letting you bring the Vivobook 16X with you easily. Last but not least, the 300 nits of brightness and wide 178° viewing angles allow for ease of use, anywhere you go.
Did you know, a typical laptop keyboard hosts 20,000X more bacteria than a toilet seat? People also often eat or touch other objects when working on their laptop, spreading the bacteria all over their possessions.
To safeguard users’ health and reduce the spread of harmful bacteria, the frequently-touched areas on the Vivobook 16X are treated with the ASUS Antibacterial Guard which has been scientifically proven to deliver 99% bacterial inhibition over a 24-hour period.
More Features Than Ever
The Vivobook 16X is packed with an array of class-leading features. For enhanced security and privacy, there’s a physical webcam shield that instantly blanks the image in video calls, and a 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.
The eye-catching Vivobook 16X is never ordinary, with a clean design and fresh color – in Quiet Blue and Transparent Silver. The Vivobook 16X is slim enough to pop unobtrusively into a backpack, and light enough to never be a burden. It also features precision-engineered, lay-flat 180° hinges that make it easy to share content with others, or collaborate with a group of people around a table.
With a full set of I/O ports, the Vivobook 16X makes it easier than ever for users to connect their existing peripherals, displays and projectors. In addition to a USB-C® 3.2 Gen 1 port, 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.
Availability & Pricing
The Vivobook 16X (M1603) will be available at RM 2,999 in Malaysia. Both Quiet Blue and Transparent Silver color options will be available for sale at ASUS official stores and retailers.
Model Name Key Specifications SRP Vivobook 16X (M1603) M1603Q-AMB098WS (Quiet Blue) / M1603Q-AMB099WS (Transparent Silver) – AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
– 8GB DDR4 on board (+with additional SO-DIMM slot) 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
– 50WHr battery
– 90W AC Adapter
– Windows 11 Home + Office Home & Student 2021