Asus recently introduced two new additions to its extensive range of laptops including the VivoBook Go 15 OLED and the VivoBook Go 14. Both are equally feature-rich and lightweight compact workstation solutions. Yet, the 15.6in variant, in particular, has caught our eye with its OLED display which promises to deliver stunningly crisp and clear visuals.
Aimed at the work-on-the-go and student market, the laptop touts a slim and lightweight design that delivers enough power to satisfy most work-intensive scenarios, with the advantage of impressive battery life and fast charging. Asus says you can charge its 50W/hr battery from 0-to-60 percent in as little as 49 minutes.
The all-aluminium chassis comes in three riveting colourways – Cool Silver, Mixed Black, or Grey Green – with dimensions measuring 360mm x 232mm x 17.9mm, and weighing a petite 1.63kg. Wafer-thin and lightweight as it may be, the internals, too, pack a mean punch, with the most powerful option featuring AMD’s latest Ryzen 5 7520U mobile processors married with up to 16GB of 5,500MHz LPDDR5 memory and 512GB of NVMe Storage.
Using the latest OLED display panel technology, Asus crams 1920 x 1080 pixels into its thin-and-lightweight chassis, and thanks to its NanoEdge slim-bezel design, the panel has an 84 per cent screen-to-body ratio. With a peak brightness of 500 nits, the display supports VESA-certified Display HDR True Black 500, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 1.07 billion Pantone-validated colours, and covers 100 per cent of the wider DCI-P3 colour gamut. A 60Hz refresh rate won’t sate die-hard gamers, yet the specifications are ideal for photo and video editors alike.
Finally, I/O ports are plentiful. There’s a single USB 2.0 Type-A port, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, another USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, a single HDMI 1.4, and a tried-and-trusted 3.5mm combo audio jack. Wireless connectivity is covered by the latest Wi-Fi 6E with Bluetooth 5 technology.
On the other side of the spectrum, the VivoBook Go 14 carries more or less the same technical specifications, except it features a 14in FHD IPS display with wide viewing angles and an 83 per cent screen-to-body ratio.
Pricing and availability in the UK has yet to be announced, but given the VivoBook Go is aimed toward the more affordable end of the market, we’re intrigued to see whether or not Asus can deliver the OLED model for comfortably less than, say, £800.