ASUS announces the new Vivobook Pro series

ASUS has announced a new series of laptops that promise outstanding performance, sleek design and a next-generation user experience. The new Intel Evo-certified Vivobook Pros are powered by the latest 13th generation Intel Core processors and Intel Arc GPU, while featuring a state-of-the-art Pantone-certified HDR NanoEdge OLED display. With a color light sensor, ErgoSense keyboard and Dolby Atmos sound certified by Harman Kardon, these laptops are designed to deliver an immersive, next-generation user experience. In addition, a first-of-its-kind collaboration with fashion brand A Bathing Ape (BAPE) was announced, with an exclusive BAPE edition to be launched during 2023. This press release promises high-end laptops that will appeal to Gen Z.

The ASUS brand recently launched its new Vivobook Pro series of laptops, including the 14.5-inch Vivobook Pro 14 OLED (N5404) and the 15.6-inch Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (N5504). These laptops are specifically designed to appeal to Generation Z users by offering impressive performance and youthful style. The Vivobook Pro laptops are Intel Evo certified and are powered by 13th generation Intel Core H series processors up to 45 watts, with ASUS IceCool cooling technology. They also feature Pantone®-certified 2.8K 120Hz OLED displays, long-lasting batteries up to 75 Wh with fast charging, and are tested to the strictest military-grade durability standard MIL-STD-810H US. In addition, the Vivobook Pro series is available in four attractive new colors and is made of 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics, demonstrating ASUS’ commitment to reduced environmental impact while offering intuitive functionality.

In addition, ASUS also announced today the ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED BAPE® Edition, a first-of-its-kind collaboration with streetwear fashion brand A Bathing Ape® (BAPE®). This exclusive edition will be available in the third quarter (Q3) of 2023 and will feature a striking BAPE design with a variety of matching accessories. Fashion and technology enthusiasts can look forward to a one-of-a-kind special edition that reflects the BAPE aesthetic and style.

Impressive Performance

The 13th generation Intel Core processors powering the ASUS Vivobook Pro series deliver breakthrough performance. The 24-core Intel Core i9-13900H processor is capable of running in Performance Mode at a thermal output of 45 watts thanks to ASUS IceCool technology. The latter features enhanced 8mm and 6mm heatpipes and an IceBlade fan that effectively accelerates heat transfer, allowing for maximum power without slowing down the CPU. With up to 16GB of 4800MHz LPDDR5 RAM and an optional Intel Arc™ A350M standalone graphics card, these laptops deliver latency-free responsiveness. The 1TB PCIe® 4.0 SSD also provides ultra-fast storage for any project. The ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED and Pro 15 OLED are Intel Evo certified, ensuring that they have all the features needed to simplify operations, including fast charging, 75 Wh all-day battery, lightning-fast WiFi 6E connectivity, instant wake-up and incredible performance, all in an ultra-portable form factor. All in all, the ASUS Vivobook Pro series makes it easy to handle the most demanding tasks with exceptional performance.

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The Masters of Visual Entertainment

The ASUS Vivobook Pro Series laptops are perfect for those who love Netflix, YouTube, or social networking. Their 14.5-inch (K5404) or 15.6-inch (K5504) HDR NanoEdge OLED displays at up to 2.8K 120 Hz deliver an optimal visual experience with sharp details, 87% screen-to-system ratio and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut for ultra-vivid colors. In addition, they are Pantone and VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 600 certified to ensure the highest color accuracy and deepest blacks possible for every image. The displays also feature SGS and TÜV Rheinland certifications for low blue light emissions to protect eyes during extended sessions. With the included ASUS Splendid utility, users can quickly and easily change the display’s color gamut to suit various tasks or preferences, with settings such as Ultra Vivid Native Color Setting, sRGB for web content or browsing, DCI-P3 for movie content, or Display P3 for extraordinary real-world colors.

Next Generation User Experience

The ASUS Vivobook Pro series is packed with features designed to enhance the productivity and comfort of every user. The display is equipped with adaptive dimming technology that reduces the intensity of the display when the user looks away, extending battery life and reducing the risk of burns. Color and ambient light sensors automatically adjust the display’s brightness and color balance based on lighting conditions. The 180-degree hinge also facilitates collaboration and screen sharing. An optional fingerprint sensor on the power button makes it easy to connect with a single touch, while the ASUS AiSense webcam has physical protection to instantly block images. The ASUS 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) feature removes noise from video images for clearer video conferencing. Advanced features configurable via the MyASUS app include background blur, lighting correction, gaze correction, motion tracking and an appearance filter. ASUS Antimicrobial Guard Plus treatment applied on the keyboard keeps the laptop clean by killing viruses and bacteria, including COVID-19 and flu virus, according to ISO 21702 and 22196. ASUS ErgoSense full-size keyboards offer optimal typing comfort with a 19.05mm pitch, 1.4mm long key travel, 0.2mm keyboard caps and optimized click ratios for optimal key bounce. The optional ASUS NumPad 2.0 makes data entry quick and easy.

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Superior Sound

The ASUS Vivobook Pro 14 OLED and Pro 15 OLED feature Harman Kardon certified audio systems, powered by an intelligent amplifier and ASUS Audio Booster technology for up to 5.25 times louder sound. With Dolby Atmos® certification, these laptops deliver crystal clear multi-dimensional sound for music, movies or podcasts. The new AI Audio technology is powered by the AI webcam, which tracks the user’s position in real time and automatically adjusts the speaker’s audio beam so the user is always in the perfect place to listen. ASUS’ superior AI noise cancellation technology filters out ambient noise in both directions to provide optimal quality for group conference calls.

Design perfection

The ASUS Vivobook Pro Series compact notebooks are only 17.9mm thick and weigh just 1.5kg, making them easily portable. They are available in Midnight Black, Cool Silver, Cream White or Solar Blue finishes, while the new design employs stacked blocks around the input/output ports. Iconic elements include the embossed logo on the metal cover, stripes on the Enter key and the orange Escape key.

For optimal connectivity, the ASUS Vivobook Pro series has all the ports needed to connect peripherals, displays or projectors. The ultra-fast Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C® ports support 8K external displays and data transfers up to 40 Gb/s. The HDMI® port also supports external displays, while the USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port enables transfer speeds of 5 Gb/s. Finally, the audio jack provides optimal convenience.

The ASUS Vivobook Pro series is also environmentally friendly. It complies with several internationally recognized sustainability certifications, including EPEAT Silver, ENERGY STAR® 8.0 and RoHS. The devices are made from 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics, and the packaging is 100% recyclable.

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ASUS today announced its collaboration with A Bathing Ape, a legendary streetwear fashion brand, to create a very exclusive edition of the ASUS Vivobook Pro: the BAPE® Edition. This bold collaboration between technology and fashion promises a unique and dynamic design, combining the flashy aesthetics of BAPE with the innovation of the ASUS Vivobook. Both brands share a passion for creativity, diversity and authenticity, resulting in unique and bold designs that stand out. BAPE’s iconic camouflage pattern will be featured on the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED BAPE® Edition, with details and specifications to be announced at a later date. This collaboration is an opportunity to celebrate BAPE’s 30th anniversary and marry fashion and technology in innovative ways.

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In conclusion, ASUS has made a remarkable announcement with the release of its new Vivobook Pro series, which is designed to meet the needs of modern users with impressive performance, sleek design and cutting-edge features. The Vivobook Pro laptops are Intel Evo certified and offer state-of-the-art Pantone-certified HDR NanoEdge OLED displays, as well as a color light sensor, ErgoSense keyboard and Dolby Atmos sound certified by Harman Kardon for an immersive user experience. In addition, the collaboration with A Bathing Ape (BAPE) promises an exclusive BAPE edition for fashion and technology enthusiasts. All in all, the Vivobook Pro series is a lineup of choice for professionals, content creators, students and all demanding users looking to invest in a powerful and versatile laptop.

The ASUS VIVOBOOK PRO 14 OLED (N5404) and Pro 15 OLED (N5504) will be available in Q3 2023, starting at €1,299 including VAT

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