Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W, 16″ Black versatile thin light laptop with powerful Ryzen 9 7940HS with fast 1TB SSD – LaptopSpirit

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Our opinion on the Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W

A high-performance, thin and light laptop in a comfortable 16-inch format, theAsus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W discreet black benefits from an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Octo Core Hawk Point processor with Radeon 780M graphics and 16 GB of RAM that accelerate multimedia processing. This is also the case for the fast SSD storage with a substantial capacity of 1 TB which reinforces its responsiveness. This Windows 11 laptop suitable for modest gaming is equipped with a 16/10th anti-glare IPS Full HD screen, a webcam shutter, a backlit keyboard and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.

Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W

Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W Specifications

Screen(s) 16″ WUXGA Full HD IPS 16/10th 45% NTSC 300cd/m² with narrow edges (1920×1200, anti-glare)
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Hawk Point (8 cores, 4.0 GHz, 35-45W)
Installed RAM (max) 16GB (8GB soldered + 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz, 1 slot (occupied)
Graphic card Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0)
Connectivity 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 2.0 + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI
Network Wi-Fi 6 ax, Bluetooth 5.3
Backlit Keyboard Yes, 1.4mm stroke
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 SonicMaster speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64-bit
Announced autonomy / Battery 6 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 50Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.88 Kg / 358.7 x 249.5 x 19.9 mm

The Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W vs. the competition

The Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W is currently listed in promotion at Asus France and offers a configuration/price ratio attractive for its category where it is one of the least expensive to offer such a powerful and recent processor and graphics solution with such a high capacity SSD in a 16-inch 16/10 format that is so thin and light.

If this Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W does not meet all your criteria, you will find on our guide Gaming laptop other configurations to play with a similar budget. With the same budget, favor the model that has the most powerful graphics card, it is the one that will have the most impact on performance.

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Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W

Opening 180° completely flat, this thin and light versatile laptop is robust thanks to its compliance with the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H and has a discreet look thanks to its Indie Black design.
IceCool technology is present to cool it through a fan (87 IceBlades), 2 heat pipes and air vents.

This multimedia-oriented laptop has good connectivity including Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6 ax wireless modules for communicating and connecting remotely, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port, 1 USB-C or 3 USBs including 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.

When you're not using the webcam, you can slide a cover in front to hide it, which is great for preserving your privacy.

When you need to better distinguish the keys of the chiclet keyboard, you can activate its backlighting.

Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W

The screen stands out with its 16/10 format which displays more elements in height than the classic 16/9.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has wide viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically.
Full HD, the screen is adorned with an anti-reflective treatment making it more readable in bright environments (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy panel.

Performance, battery life of the Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W

The Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W is a relatively thin and light 16-inch versatile laptop with high-performance processor and multimedia-oriented features.

It benefits from a high-end AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS Hawk Point Octo Core processor which delivers good overall power to satisfy demanding users, especially since it is associated with 16 GB of RAM.

In addition, thanks to the Radeon 780M graphics module inserted in the Ryzen 9, you can view HD photos and videos. But also play light to modest games while no dedicated graphics card is on board.

This laptop will interest creatives wishing to perform multimedia processing using multi-cores and RAM. Because in this area, as in video editing or photo retouching, we obtain faster processing than with a classic Quad/Hexa Core processor and 8 GB DDR4/5.

Processing is further accelerated by SSD storage, compared to a hard drive of course.
Compared to the latter, an SSD is indeed much faster, in addition to being silent, more energy efficient and more shock resistant.

Asus Vivobook 16 N1605XA-MB077W

In daily use, responsiveness and fluidity are much better with an SSD than with a hard drive.
For example, processing, starting/stopping and launching software is faster, and you can access online game maps more quickly.

Asus has advantageously opted here for a 1 TB SSD, a significant capacity for installing and storing a host of software and files, including personal creations for example.

Finally, expect some heating and noise when this versatile, multimedia-oriented laptop with high processor performance is heavily used (e.g. processing).
We can use a ventilated support (remember to check the dimensions carefully!) in addition to this computer which should be able to last around 6 hours on battery with light use (estimate pending more concrete tests).

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