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First Impression and Unboxing - ASUS VivoBook 15X K3504V


ASUS VivoBook 15X K3504V Price: RM3,199

The ASUS VivoBook 15X is a versatile laptop that seamlessly blends performance, portability, and style. Designed to cater to the needs of both casual users and professionals, the VivoBook 15X series offers a dynamic computing experience whether you're working on intensive tasks, creating multimedia content, or simply enjoying your favourite movies and games.


Specs


The laptop features a vibrant 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 display with LED backlighting, delivering a crisp visual experience, and it's powered by Intel® UHD Graphics, supported by an Intel® Core™ i5-1335U Processor, accompanied by 8GB DDR4 on-board RAM (with upgradability), and a speedy 512GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 4.0 SSD, making it a high-performance computing device.


Build

ASUS appears to have earnestly considered that feedback and, in response, introduced an aluminum lid for this year's model. Similarly, the lid incorporates a raised logo tab, reminiscent of the feature found on the higher-tier Vivobook S14 OLED from the previous year. Notably, the lid is composed of alumunium, while the remaining chassis is constructed from a commendable plastic material. The Cool Silver hue, it must be mentioned, presents an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

The bottom part features a smooth silver look, matching the laptop's overall design. This certainly adds a touch of elegance. In comparison to the previous model, ASUS managed to reduce the thickness by 2mm in this year's version, even though it's slightly longer and wider. It's also lighter by 100g and includes a unique hinge that lifts for smoother use. All of these factors contribute to making the 2023 Vivobook 15X K3504 a tad more convenient to carry around.


Charger and Port


This laptop comes with USB-PD charging, which means if you have a newer Android device or even the upcoming iPhone 15 series, you only need one good charger in your bag to cover both. Additionally, this laptop is equipped with a good variety of ports.



Comfy keyboard with antibacterial properties


Much like its predecessor, the Vivobook 15X continues to excel in its keyboard and trackpad performance. Typing is comfortable, and it seems that ASUS has refined the tactile experience of the keys in all while maintaining the same key press force. For those who prioritize hygiene, numerous touchpoints such as the keyboard, palm rest, and trackpad feature the ASUS Antimicrobial Guard coating, designed to eliminate 99% of bacteria within a 24-hour span. This safeguarding coating utilizes silver ions to achieve its antibacterial efficacy.

Furthermore, there’s also a fingerprint scanner positioned at the top right corner of the trackpad, aimed at providing enhanced security with heightened convenience. This feature facilitates effortless laptop access through a single touch, effectively doubling both convenience and productivity levels.

Turnable webcam shutter


The Vivobook 15X K3504V is also equipped with a webcam shutter that can effectively obstruct the laptop's webcam when it's inactive. This feature adds an extra layer of security against potential hacking attempts that might compromise your webcam and invade your privacy. Additionally, it can serve to prevent unintended webcam activation during video conferencing or streaming activities.

Conclusion

In conclusion, ASUS Vivobook 15X K3504V undeniably sets the tone for a remarkable journey ahead. The careful attention to detail in the packaging, the sleek and modern design of the laptop, and the thoughtful inclusions inside the box collectively showcase ASUS's commitment to delivering quality and innovation. With its blend of style, functionality, and cutting-edge features, this laptop undoubtedly leaves an indelible mark from the very first moment and leaves us eager to explore its capabilities further.



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