It’s 2022 and we expect modern laptops to be powerful. We’re not looking for quantum computers but all we ask for is speed and steady performance. This is the case when it comes to ASUS with their Zenbook and Vivobook lineup of laptops and their improvements in performance.
ASUS Vivobook and Zenbook Laptops: All About Performance
Asus has been able to improve the performance of its Zenbook and Vivobook thin-and-light laptops thanks to the 12th Generation Intel H-Series CPUs. The company says even some of the affordable laptops such as the Vivobook 14X/15X OLED (X1403/1503) offer improved performance over previous models.
According to Asus, the latest laptops offer up to 2.5X performance improvements over previous generation models. With this, laptop users can expect enhanced productivity, creativity, gaming and entertainment, in laptops that are no larger than their predecessors.
“The innovations that ASUS engineers have implemented in our latest laptops, working together with our partners from Intel, has enabled us to deliver these incredible products for 2022. Their work on cooling technologies and chassis craftsmanship is a very important but challenging task. Sometimes the improvements are invisible to customers, but they help us deliver amazing performance while keeping our laptops compact and light, which is exactly what customers are expecting from their next laptop,” said Jeff Lo, ASUS East EMEA General Manager.
The preference of users for thin and light laptops is increasing year by year. The 2022 ASUS consumer laptop portfolio uses innovative solutions to achieve these goals. For instance, they are including ultra-efficient and quiet cooling systems such as ASUS IceCool, AAS Ultra and 3D vapour chambers. Moreover, the power efficiency of the 12th Gen Intel Core processors means that users can enjoy all these performance benefits while still enjoying an extended battery life.
Performance is everything
The latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors deliver more performance with better power savings than ever before. This is all thanks to their hybrid design with its mix of high-performance cores and power-efficient cores.
These cores share computing tasks intelligently to improve gaming, streaming and multitasking performance, and their power efficiency makes them ideal for delivering high performance in the thin-and-light form factor that users increasingly prefer.
A powerful laptop offers longer-term benefits to users, too. The typical lifespan of a consumer laptop can be anything up to seven years. As operating systems and software evolve to become more demanding, users need a laptop that has plenty of power in reserve. With a TDP of up to 45 W — up to 3X more than older generation laptop CPUs — the H-Series CPUs offer plenty of future-proofed horsepower.
How Are They Keeping It Cool?
To achieve maximum CPU performance in a thin-and-light laptop, it’s vital that the CPU is kept cool. Unfortumately, this is where slim designs can fail to deliver. The latest ASUS Zenbook and Vivobook laptops feature upgraded cooling technology.
This is including new ASUS IceBlade fan designs, dual heat pipes, improved multi-vent airflow control, and — in the Zenbook Pro 16X OLED and Zenbook Duo 14X OLED models — a 3D vapor chamber and the innovative Active Aerodynamic System Ultra (AAS Ultra) mechanism.
The 3D vapor chamber is an ASUS innovation that curves the vapor chamber to achieve a better fit with the motherboard components than a standard flat vapor chamber. AAS Ultra raises the rear of either the keyboard or the secondary touchscreen to increase airflow out of the chassis by up to 30%.
Thanks to these cooling innovations, ASUS engineers can use top-of-the-line components such as the Intel Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.