The new ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED is a 2-in-1 detachable laptop where ASUS marketed it as a PC and your OLED TV. Would they be able to deliver what they strategic?
ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Specification
- Processor: Intel Pentium Silver N6000
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
- Display: 13.3-inch Full HD 16:9 OLED Touch Display, 550 nits, 100% DCI-P3, PANTONE & VESA Display HDR500 True Black
- Memory: 8GB LPDDR4X
- Camera: 13MP Rear Camera & 5MP Front Camera
- Storage: 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
- Ports: 2x USB C 3.2 Gen 2, 3.5mm Combo Audio Port & microSD Card Reader
- Connectivity: 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 & Bluetooth 5.2
- Battery: 50Whr, 3-cell Li-ion with 65W PD Charger
- Dimension: 30.99 x 19 x 0.79cm @ 0.78kg/1.72lbs
- Price: RM 3,499 (Lazada | Shopee)
You can also watch my FastView video of the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED on my YouTube
What’s inside the box
It comes with a magnetic kickstand, a full-sized laptop keyboard with a touchpad, ASUS Pen 2.0 with 3 different tips to swap between; if offers different frictional properties and hardness for different drawing or writing styles. It also comes with a magnetic pen holder, so you can easily snap it onto the slate when you are done using it.
The ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED is built with an aluminium frame and slap with a 13.3″ OLED touch display. Weight at just 780 grams or 1.4kg with the keyboard and kickstand attached. The kickstand has a heavy continuous hinge that allows the laptop to stand upright in the range of 100 to 170-degrees as well as in portrait orientation.
The power button is on the top right which doubles as a Windows Hello fingerprint scanner. It would recognise the fingerprint when I switched on the laptop. The volume rocker button is on the right side.
All ports are positioned on the left; a 3.5mm audio combo port, 2x USB C 3.2 Gen 2 that supports Power Delivery and Display out. It also comes with a microSD card reader alongside.
There’s also a 13-megapixels camera on the rear and a 5-megapixels front-facing camera. Don’t expect a high-quality camera like from smartphones, it’s more than enough for video calls as well as casual photo taking.
The versatile design allows the laptop to adapt to your needs in any form; laptop, tablet, sketch board and angled portrait. Overall, the design is very funky and fun to use.
Display & Speakers
The centrepiece of this laptop is the OLED display. Although it only sports a 13.3-inch Full HD resolution, the Dolby Vision certified OLED panel is excellent with 550 nits peak brightness and exceptional colour reproduction. It’s also PANTONE Validated, VESA Certified DisplayHDR True Black 500 and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Great display is paired with premium sound, the Dolby Atmos surround quad-speakers setup is not only loud it can also deliver clear and precise audio output. It does distort a little when I crank it up to 80% and above. Anyway, I won’t be sitting too far watching a movie on a 13-inch display.
Having the tablet as my portable entertainment hub is pretty enjoyable. I can binge some movies in my bedroom, studio and even use it as a secondary PC for work and leisure.
Performance isn’t the stronghold of this laptop, under the hood is an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor paired with Intel UHD graphics, 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It is also equipped with speed 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 and the latest Bluetooth 5.2.
It’s capable to run Windows 11 without any issue and can decode high bitrate video streaming including 4K videos. It’s also fit for any general productivity tasks like word processing, web browsing, sketching or taking notes with the ASUS Pen.
There are some reports about slow software installation and loading applications, I believe this only occurs on the 128GB variants which they are using eMMC instead of NVMe SSD that I’m having here for review.
Packed with a 50Wh battery which can easily get me through a full day of use. It only takes one and half hours to fully charge with the provided 65W PD charger.
ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Review
The ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED is available now at RM 3,499 for the 8GB and 256GB configuration. If entertainment is first on your checklist for a laptop, you won’t be disappointed. The brilliant OLED screen and Dolby-Atmos surround quad-speaker are perfect for any entertainment consumption. High-demanding tasks, you may need to look elsewhere.
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