Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W Black, 16″ OLED 3.2K 120Hz nomadic multimedia ultrabook 9h Meteor Core Ultra 7 Intel Arc TB4 – LaptopSpirit

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Our opinion on the Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W

Comfortable, discreet black design for the thin and light multimedia versatile laptop Asus Vivobook S 15 OLED S5506MA-MA034W with a 9-hour battery life and a 16-inch 16/10th 3.2K OLED DCI-P3 High Definition High Fidelity screen with a 120Hz frequency for improved fluidity, a backlit keyboard, an infrared webcam for facial biometric authentication with a shutter, and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. This Windows 11 Ultrabook is backed by fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1TB that boosts its responsiveness and accelerates multimedia processing, like the 16GB of RAM and the Intel Meteor Lake hybrid Core Ultra 7 155H processor with high-performance Intel Arc graphics, suitable for light gaming.

Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W

Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W Specifications

Screen(s) 16” 3.2K OLED 16/10th 120Hz 0.2ms 100% DCI-P3 Display HDR True Black 600 low blue light (3200×2000, glossy)
Processor Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Meteor Lake (16 cores: 6P 4.8 GHz / 8E 3.8 GHz / 2LP-E)
Installed RAM (max) 16GB (soldered) LPDDR5x 7467 MHz
Graphic card Intel Arc integrated into the processor
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connectivity 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, microSD card reader
Network Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3
Backlit Keyboard Yes, 1 zone RGB (1.5mm stroke)
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello Yes, via Full HD Infrared webcam with shutter
Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W) Harman Kardon Smart Amp
Operating system Windows 11 64-bit
Announced autonomy / Battery 9 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 75Whr (90W adapter)
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.5 Kg / 353.6 x 246.9 x 13.9-15.9

The Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W vs. the competition

The Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W is currently sold by Asus France and positions itself as one of the cheapest in its category to offer a screen with such high definition and frequency with such faithful colors with a processor and graphics solution as recent and powerful as well as Thunderbolt connectivity.

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Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W

This rugged all-purpose laptop, which meets the US military ruggedness standard MIL-STD-810H, has a sleek, elegant appearance with its thin and light Neutral Black design despite its comfortable size.

This versatile multimedia laptop has good connectivity with its 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, its Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules for communicating and connecting remotely, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its audio port or its 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals to it.

Biometric authentication by facial recognition is possible through the Infrared functionality of the webcam and Windows Hello technology.

Fortunately for the more privacy conscious, the webcam can be hidden by a shutter when not in use.

If you need to see the keys better, simply activate the backlighting of the chiclet keyboard.

Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W

The High Definition High Fidelity screen will delight creatives thanks to its 3.2K specifications (much superior to Full HD) DCI-P3 OLED. In addition to great color accuracy, these involve very deep blacks as well as large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. But also low latency which reinforces the general fluidity, especially since it is coupled with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
The screen also displays more information than average due to its 16/10 format, which is taller than the classic 16/9.
It has a glossy treatment due to its OLED technology and therefore gives punch to the colors but is subject to reflections in bright environments (e.g. outdoors).

Performance, battery life of the Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W

The Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W targets those who want to equip themselves with a versatile, portable, high-performance, high-definition, high-fidelity laptop with multimedia-oriented features and recent components.

It will be of interest to some people wishing to equip themselves with a Student laptop since in terms of autonomy it is able to last about 9 hours on battery in light use. Moreover, despite its large comfortable format, its finesse and lightness make it easy to transport.

However, solid overall performance is provided by this versatile black Ultrabook as it relies on 16 GB of RAM as well as an Intel processor. Meteor Lake Core Ultra 7 155H with 16 hybrid cores, AI features and integrated Intel Arc graphics, accompanied by 16 GB of RAM.

It is in multimedia and more generally in areas requiring CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of multicores and AI that this core deploys its full capabilities.
For work such as photo editing or video editing, you benefit from much faster processing than with a classic Quad/Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4/5.
We invite you to consult our test dedicated to the Asus ZenBook 14 OLED UX3405 if you want to get a better idea of ​​how the Core Ultra 7 155H performs based on your needs.

Of course, SSD storage contributes to the good responsiveness and fluidity of this Ultrabook on a daily basis, much better than if it were equipped with a simple hard drive.
Compared to the latter, an SSD provides much faster processing, such as startups/shutdowns and application launches, or even faster arrival on online game cards.

Asus Vivobook S OLED 16 S5606MA-MX024W

Playing light to modest games is indeed possible with the Intel Arc, which has superior performance to the Iris Xe, as long as you are willing to make concessions to obtain good playability.
Because playing in 3.2K requires a lot more graphic calculations than in Full HD, which leads to a lower number of fps. Reducing the screen definition therefore allows you to indulge in more titles.

Coming back to the SSD, let's remember that its velocity is much greater than that of a hard drive. As a bonus, an SSD is silent, less energy-intensive and more shock-resistant.
Asus has integrated an SSD with a large capacity of 1000 GB, enough to install and store quantities of software and files.

As for heating and noise, they are present in the event of heavy loads (e.g. processing) of this versatile black multimedia-oriented Ultrabook that can be coupled as needed with a ventilated support to limit its temperatures (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).

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