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How to Choose the Right ASUS Laptop For Your Needs?

May 18, 2023

Author: ASUS    Reading time: 8 minutes

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May 18, 2023

Choosing a new laptop can be a challenge. Between determining the right size and understanding the difference between specs and display technologies, it’s easy to get confused.

ASUS offers a wide-ranging portfolio of laptops, from top-tier elegant powerhouses to solid and reliable devices for everyday tasks.

In this guide, we’ll introduce you to three popular ASUS laptop families―ProArt Studiobook, Zenbook, Vivobook―and then we’ll offer some recommendations, based on how you’ll be using your laptop.

ASUS Laptop Highlights

ProArt Studiobook

ProArt Studiobooks are designed with professional creators in mind. They feature ultimate performance, professional-grade graphics, and a color-accurate wide-gamut display. These laptops will handle whatever load you throw at them.


Zenbooks are compact, thin and lightweight laptops that offer precision-crafted elegance and uncompromising performance. They feature innovative laptop technologies and view-enhancing NanoEdge displays. Zenbook is sure to fit perfectly into your work, home, or on-the-go routine.

  • Zenbook Pro is a powerful laptop for creative users. It’s stylish and equipped with state-of-art components. The best processors and fast graphics allow you to express your creativity anywhere
  • Zenbook Duo has an innovative dual touchscreen design that is ideal for effortless multitasking
  • Zenbook Fold features an innovative foldable OLED display that lets you use it in 6 different modes, including as a 12.5-inch laptop, a 17-inch tablet, a desktop, and more.
  • Zenbook S is a light and thin laptop, created with portability, elegance, and performance in mind, perfect for those on the go
  • Zenbook strikes a perfect balance between portability, aesthetics, and utility. It’s the best laptop for everyday work and entertainment
  • Zenbook Flip is a versatile 2-in-1 convertible laptop, featuring a 360°-flippable display and stylus support


Vivobooks are colorful, bold-looking laptops with a youthful appeal that let you express yourself. They offer best-in-class performance and innovative ASUS features, including intelligent dual-fan design―all at price that won’t break the bank.

  • Vivobook Pro is a great laptop for graphics-intensive tasks, packing best-in-class performance, and accurate and vivid visuals
  • Vivobook S is an ultraportable laptop that allows you to work better wherever you are with solid performance and standout multi-color design.
  • Vivobook is a great everyday laptop that allows you to add flair and dynamism to daily tasks, packed with unique features created with users’ convenience and security in mind.
  • Vivobook Flip is a convertible, versatile laptop with stand-out looks. You can use it as a laptop, a tablet, or anything in between
  • Vivobook Go is lightweight and compact. It sports a stylish look that fits right in with your lifestyle.
  • Vivobook Slate is the 2-in-1 laptop-tablet combo with detachable keyboard. Portable, versatile, and sleek, It lets you work and play your way.

A Laptop for Every Kind of User

Professional Content Creator

a female designer using a stylus to create a colorful graphic on a ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED creator laptor with modern, dark background

When creating top-notch content, you need a top-notch computer. Processing high-resolution graphics for outdoor advertising, designing 3D content, rendering cinematic-grade special effects―all these tasks can put a very heavy load on your computer.

If you decide to go with a laptop over a desktop, you’ll need one that can handle the tasks you throw at it.

Most importantly, you will need processing power. The two most important things to look at are CPU and GPU.

You’ll want a powerful processor―at least an Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Ryzen™ 7 CPU; or better yet, an Intel® Core™ i9 or AMD Ryzen™ 9 CPU. To ensure top-notch performance, try to get a high-performance processor like the Intel® H series.

When you’re buying a new laptop, you’ll want to get one with a latest-generation GPU. When considering GPUs, aim for discrete, powerful options such as Intel or NVIDIA dedicated graphics cards. When looking at a spec table, look for Intel® Iris® Xe or NVIDIA® RTX™ graphic cards. Make sure your graphic card can support ray tracing (e.g. choose NVIDIA® RTX™ over NVIDIA® GTX™).

You’ll also want plenty of RAM―at least 16 GB, better if 32 GB. Storage is a key consideration, too. Aim for a laptop with expansion slots and no less than a 512 GB SSD.

Some content creators opt for gaming laptops―because of the processor power they offer. While many of them can get the job done very well, the creator laptops are specifically designed with creatives' needs in mind. One of the main differences is that the CPUs in laptops designed specifically for creators come with more cores and higher thread counts, to support multithreading.

In another article, we explain how exactly to pick the perfect creator laptop with specs that suit your work. Make sure to check it out! Top 5 Specs Content Creators Should Consider When Choosing a Laptop

Our pick:

The best laptops for creative pros are among the ASUS ProArt Studiobook lineup. With plenty of spec options to choose from, you’ll find what you need. The flagship ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED is the ultimate creator machine.

By the way, all ProArt Studiobook laptops come with ASUS Dial, which helps you streamline your creative workflows.

Budding Creative

a young content creator using a pen tablet with a black ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED creator laptop to edit a video

If your adventure with content creation is just starting, you will need a laptop that you can learn on and grow with.

You'll need a certain amount of power. Aim for a laptop with Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Ryzen™ 7 processors, if you can. Definitely do not go below i5 or Ryzen™ 5. You’ll want to get as many cores and threads on your CPU as possible.

Select a machine with a discrete GPU that can support ray tracing (e.g. NVIDIA® RTX™ 4050).

You will also want at least 16 GB of RAM and no less than 512 GB of storage.

But perhaps most importantly, in the beginning, you'll likely not want to spend a ton of money. The great news is that ASUS offers creator laptops for creatives at all levels, so you can find an affordable but powerful solution.

Our pick:

For beginning content creators, the Vivobook Pro lineup is a great choice. A laptop like ASUS Vivobook Pro 14X OLED will bring you plenty of power as well as the tools that will allow you to spread your creative wings without breaking the bank.

Traveling Professional, Hybrid Employee, Digital Nomad

Young, elegant woman putting her ASUS Zenbook laptop into a suitcase

If you are a frequent traveler, or if you are a hybrid or remote worker or simply a Digital Nomad, you will want a laptop that you can easily bring everywhere you go ―but one that can still handle anything you throw at it.

First, you’ll want something thin and light. Aim for less than 1.5 kg of weight and no more than 1.7 cm thickness.

You’ll also want certain specs. Look for a decent CPU (Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Ryzen™ 5 or higher), a comfortable amount of RAM (at least 8 GB), and quite a bit of storage (no less than 512 GB).

Finally, battery life is important for those frequently on the road. Look for a laptop that can keep working for at least 8 hours on a single charge.

If you struggle with multitasking on the go, you may also want to consider a dual-screen option for more screen space. This way, you can extend your display's real estate without increasing the overall laptop size.

Our pick:

If multitasking is paramount for you, we recommend the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED. It is a powerful machine with dual screens with touch control and stylus support. This laptop can help you get all work done smoothly and conveniently, wherever you are.

If you only need your laptop for simpler tasks such as editing PowerPoint slides or Excel spreadsheets or teleconferencing with colleagues, opt for a laptop that is as small and thin as possible. The Zenbook S 13 OLED is an elegant, ultrathin and ultralight (approx. 1kg) laptop that can easily handle everyday work or entertainment wherever you are.

Everyday User and/or Student Who Values Bold Style

a young woman holding an ASUS Vivobook 15 OLED laptop in one hand and typing with another hand while standing in a plant shop

Laptops accompany nearly all of us in our daily lives. Regardless of how you use your laptop, ASUS has an option to suit your personal style. ASUS offers laptops for those who value bold statements and colors as well as those who prefer low-profile, sleek elegance.

Aside from looks, you'll also want your laptop to be a pure pleasure to use. OLED displays ensure an amazing viewing experience with vivid colors. These laptop screens help protect your eyes by cutting down on potentially harmful blue light emissions.

To accompany amazing imagery, you deserve high-quality sound as well. Many ASUS laptops come with Harman Kardon-certified speakers that deliver surprisingly clear and robust audio.

Our pick:

If you are looking to make a statement with your laptop, Vivobook is a great choice. A Vivobook S 14 OLED is perfect for those who appreciate bold looks and colors in a thin, portable package.

If you prefer a more elegant and sleek design, Zenbook 14 OLED is a powerful yet thin and light machine with clean lines that look good in the hands of users of all ages, in any setting.

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