Yesterday, ASUS quietly launched its new 14-inch VivoBook in China. The laptop is focused on power users who have to travel a lot. The new device ships with a gaming-centric processor housed in a sleek and stylish casing.

Design and Display

The ASUS VivoBook Pro 14 features a matte grey paint job and is designed to be ultra-thin and lightweight. The laptop weighs 1.35 kg with a thickness of just 17.9 mm which makes it very easy to travel with.

ASUS VivoBook Pro 14 Launched With 5th Gen Ryzen CPUs and OLED Display

The display is a 14-inch OLED screen with 2880 x 1800 pixels resolution and a 90 Hz refresh rate. It supports 600 nits brightness, up to 1000000:1 contrast ratio, 100% DCI-P3 cinema-level wide color gamut, and 1 billion colors.

ASUS VivoBook Pro 14 Launched With 5th Gen Ryzen CPUs and OLED Display

The laptop is equipped with a backlit chiclet-style keyboard. In addition to this, the laptop packs Harman Kardon sound systems with support for AI intelligent noise reduction. The webcam comes with a privacy shutter, and fingerprint recognition embedded under the power button.

Internals and Storage

The new ASUS VivoBook is available in two variants. The maxed-out variant comes with Ryzen 7 5800H Octa-core processor at the helm. It comes with 16 threads and hums between 3.2 – 4.4 GHz. The slightly toned-down model, on the other hand, is powered by Ryzen 5 5600H Octa-core processor. Both models offer 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB PCIe SSD.

ASUS VivoBook Pro 14 Launched With 5th Gen Ryzen CPUs and OLED Display

The graphics are handled by AMD Vega graphics. Of course, the slim chassis does not allow for a dGPU, but the Vega iGPUs should still provide decent performance. Moreover, for better performance, the laptop is equipped with a 45W cooling system.

Battery and Connectivity
The new laptop is fueled by a 50 Wh battery that will give you 7 to 8 hours of continuous usage in one go.

In terms of connectivity, the laptop does not offer Thunderbolt connectors. There is no USB-C port, either. It features a USB-A 3.0, two USB-A 2.0 ports, an audio jack, an HDMI video out, and a microSD card reader. It also integrates Wi-Fi 6 support and Bluetooth v5.0

Pricing and Availability
The ASUS VivoBook Pro 14 Ryzen 5 5600H model with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD is priced at $710 while the VivoBook Pro 14 with Ryzen 7 5800H, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD is priced at $772. Both models are available on pre-order in China.