A thin and light all-rounder laptop, the Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB119W with 16-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare 16/10th display performs well thanks to its 16GB of RAM and AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Cezanne processor that accelerates multimedia processing while the fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1TB enhances responsiveness. This nomadic laptop with a sleek silver design that runs Windows 11 also has a backlit keyboard and connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Features of the Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB119W
|Screen(s)||15.6″ Full HD IPS 16/10th 45% NTSC 300cd/m² thin edges (1920×1200, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16GB (8GB soldered 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 1 slot (occupied)|
|Video card||AMD Radeon Vega 8|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.4mm stroke)|
|Audio system||2 SonicMaster speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Autonomy advertised / Battery||7 hours / Li-ion 3 cell 50Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.8 Kg (with battery, 1.6 Kg without battery) / 358.4 x 247.7 x 19.9 mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB119W
With its thin and light silver Transparent Silver design, it has an elegant and discreet look.
It is cooled by a fan coupled to 2 heat pipes and air vents and is robust by its compliance with the MIL-STD-810H military resistance standard.
The connectivity integrated into this versatile multimedia laptop is good, including 1 USB-C, wireless modules Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax (more powerful and recent than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port or 3 USB including 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers of up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
It is of course possible to backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them in low light atmosphere.
The screen adopts a 16/10th format more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9th. For the rest, it adopts classic specifications with its Full HD definition suitable for video playback and its anti-reflective treatment ensuring better visibility than a shiny slab in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors). The screen also adopts IPS technology ensuring large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. But the colorimetry here is classic, inferior to that of high-end IPS panels.
Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB119W
The Asus Vivobook 16X S1603QA-MB119W is aimed at those looking for a laptop with a comfortable form factor that performs well in terms of processor, multimedia oriented and nomadic.
As it is based on an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne Octo Core processor and 16 GB of RAM, it delivers overall power to seduce demanding users.
This core guarantees faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core and 8GB DDR4, the difference being particularly noticeable under CPU and RAM intensive work exploiting multi-core, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering, which creators will appreciate.
On the other hand, players will pass their way since no dedicated graphics card is embedded.
All graphics are therefore entrusted to the care of the Radeon Vega 8, a solution housed directly in the Ryzen 7. Thanks to the Radeon Vega 8, you can still watch photos and videos but also indulge in light games.
Demanding users will be satisfied with the storage. Because it is entrusted to an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB able to house multiple files and software, including personal creations.
In addition, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive, such as greater shock resistance, lower power consumption, quiet operation or greater velocity.
In practice, the SSD ensures a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, for example, much faster processing, start/stop and software launches.
Finally, regarding the autonomy of this computer whose format is certainly not the most easily transportable but whose thinness and controlled weight nevertheless facilitate transport, count on about 7 hours of operation on battery in light use.
In any case, expect this versatile multimedia-oriented laptop to be heard and heat up when pushed hard (e.g. treatments).