Vivobook 16X (X1603, 12th Gen Intel)

ASUS Vivobook 16X

Wow the World with Smooth Power

One open Vivobook 16X laptop showing the screen and keyboard, and one closed showing the lid.

Windows 11 Home

Two Vivobook 16X opened at 90-degree with one viewing from the front and another viewing from the rear.
Up to 12th Gen
Intel® Core i5 12500H
processor
ASUS IceCool thermal technology
allows for up to 45W CPU performance
Up to
4.5 GHz
speed
Instant
8 GB
DDR4 3200 MHz memory
Up to
512 GB
high speed PCIe® SSD
90 W adapter
for fast charging
WiFi 6
superb connecting speed
ASUS ErgoSense keyboard
for a comfortable typing experience
Fingerprint sensor icon
Fingerprint sensor
touchpad
180<sup class='sign-deg'>°</sup> hinge icon
180° hinge
for wide flexibility
99% bacterial inhibition icon
99% bacterial inhibition
with ASUS Antibacterial Guard
Physical webcam shield icon
Physical webcam shield
for instant privacy
3DNR webcam icon
3DNR webcam
for clear video calls
ASUS AI noise cancelation icon
ASUS AI noise cancelation
noise-free video conferencing

Display

Discover a vivid new vision

VivoBook 16X opened at 90 degrees, displaying a female statue head on a colorful background.
16”
display
86%
screen-to-body ratio1
 
16:10
Aspect ratio
flicker free certified iconflicker free certified
low blue light software certified iconlow blue light software certified

Performance

Next-level performance

VivoBook 16X opened at 45 degrees and viewed from the front shown with four different screens stacked — editing a spreadsheet, playing a video, browsing the web, and displaying wallpaper.
Windows 11 Home
 
ASUS IceCool
thermal technology
Up to
Core i5 12500H
Intel® processor
Up to
12 Cores
for superb productivity
Up to
Iris® Xe
Intel® graphics
Up to
45 W
CPU TDP
Up to
4.5 GHz
Turbo Boost performance
Up to
512 GB
PCIe® SSD
Up to
8 GB
memory

CPU

12th Gen Intel® Core i5 H-Series CPU

An Intel chip is placed on a circuit board. In the bottom, a CPU benchmark comparison chart displaying the benchmarks of 12th Gen Intel<sup class='sign-cr'>®</sup> Core<sup class='sign-tm'>™</sup> i7-12700H, 12th Gen Intel<sup class='sign-cr'>®</sup> Core<sup class='sign-tm'>™</sup> i5-12500H, 11th Gen Intel<sup class='sign-cr'>®</sup> Core<sup class='sign-tm'>™</sup> i7-1165G7, and 11th Gen Intel<sup class='sign-cr'>®</sup> Core<sup class='sign-tm'>™</sup> i7-1135G7. 12th Gen Intel<sup class='sign-cr'>®</sup> Core<sup class='sign-tm'>™</sup> i7-12700H.

Thermal

Cooler, quieter and faster!

VivoBook 16X showing its inside structure with two heat pipes and one fan.
 
ASUS IceCool
thermal technology
 
87
IceBlades
 
Dual
heat pipes
 
Liquid-crystal polymer
fan
 
< 38 dBA
noise under Standard mode

Design Highlight

Don’t be ordinary!

1.8 kg
light5

180° Hinge

Wide open for sharing

VivoBook 16X opened up to 180 degrees.

Keyboard

Brilliantly nuanced ErgoSense keyboard

VivoBook 16X opened at a wide angle and seen from the side, showing the ASUS ErgoSense keyboard.
Close-up view of ASUS ErgoSense keyboard highlighting the full-size 19.05 mm key pitch between two keys.
Full-sized keyboard
19.05 mm
It’s time to say hello to ErgoSense, and goodbye to cramped laptop keyboards! The full-size 19.05 mm key pitch is the same as a desktop keyboard, so you can whizz through your work with superb typing comfort and accuracy.
Close-up view of a key on ASUS ErgoSense keyboard highlighting the 0.2 mm dished key caps.
Dished key caps
0.2 mm
The 0.2 mm key-cap dish is designed to match the shape of your fingertips. The smooth-edged indent is carefully crafted for a comfortable yet precise feel, so your fingers are gently guided to the ideal contact point with the keys.
Close-up view of a key on ASUS ErgoSense keyboard highlighting the long 1.4 mm key travel.
Long key travel
1.4 mm
Good tactile feedback is important to let you know that your key press has been registered. The long 1.4 mm key travel lets you type without having to use too much force. And underneath the key, there’s a rubber dome crafted by keyboard experts here at ASUS. It guarantees your click force is met with just the right tactile bump you need for a nice grip.

User Experience

Safe and secure

Close-up view of physical webcam privacy shield.
Physical webcam privacy shield
Close-up view of the built-in fingerprint sensor in the touchpad.
Unlock in one touch

Webcam

Real-time webcam image optimization

In comparison with a webcam without 3DNR algorithm, a webcam with 3DNR algorithm has clearer webcam image.

ASUS Antibacterial Guard

99% bacterial inhibition. Your health safeguarded.

Learn more about ASUS Antibacterial Guard
The keyboard of an ASUS Antibacterial Guard-treated laptop with 3D images of bacteria bouncing off it shows the effect of its bacterial-inhibiting effect.
Proven
99%
bacterial-inhibiting effect
 
ISO 22196
tested
At least
3 years
of lasting protection

ASUS Antibacterial Guard

Two different petri dishes are shown here. Only the upper one is treated with ASUS Antibacterial Guard, with a result showing a 99% reduction in bacteria amount compared to the untreated petri dish.

Audio

Outstanding audio to hear the world

VivoBook 16X opened at a wide angle and seen from the side, playing concert video with two audio waves on both sides of the laptop.

Noise Cancelation

Next-level ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Technology

VivoBook 16X opened up at 90 degrees, demonstrating simulated sound with and without noise cancelation.

Connectivity

Perfect in every detail

Two Vivobook 16X are closed and shown from left-side and right-side views, presenting I/O ports from left to right — an audio jack, a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, a HDMI, a DC-in 1.4 and a USB 2.0.
USB 2.0 iconUSB 2.0
USB 3.2 Gen 1 iconUSB 3.2 Gen 1
USB-C<sup class='sign-cr'>®</sup> 3.2 Gen 1 iconUSB-C® 3.2 Gen 1
HDMI<sup class='sign-cr'>®</sup> iconHDMI®
audio combo jack iconaudio combo jack

WiFi

Fine-tuned with ASUS WiFi Master technology

Learn more about WiFi 6
VivoBook 16X is shown an WiFi icon in the display with speed rays in the background.
Up to
WiFi 6
802.11ax
 
4x
network capacity11
 
3x
faster than standard AC11
 
75%
lower latency11

MyASUS

Your PC just got better​

Learn more about MyASUS
A laptop viewed from the front with a starburst graphic on the screen surrounded by app icons.
WiFi master iconPrioritize WiFi for specific tasks
AI noise-canceling iconAI noise-canceling audio for clear speech
File transfer iconTransfer files between a PC and a mobile
Fan mode iconOptimize fan speed according to use
Color profile iconDisplay color profile
System diagnosis iconOne-click system diagnostics

GlideX

Your on-the-go work and play space

Learn more about GlideX
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Screen Mirror iconScreen Mirror
Screen Extend iconScreen Extend
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  1. The screen-to-body ratio is calculated based on the visible body area of the display when the laptop is opened to 90° and the active display area.
  2. Wide-view panel is optional.
  3. Performance claim is based on the Cinebench R20 Multi Core benchmark, comparing the score of Zenbook 14X UX5401ZAS tested by ASUS in January 2022 (configured with an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, 16 GB LPDDR5, and a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD) to Zenbook 14X UX5401ZA (with an Intel Core i5-12500H CPU, 8 GB LPDDR5, and a 512 GB PCIe 3.0 SSD), and Zenbook 14X UX5401EA (with an Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 16 GB LPDDR4x, a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD). Test settings: select Performance mode under Fan profile in MyASUS, and idle the laptop for 30 to 60 seconds prior to running the benchmark under AC mode.
  4. The component placement is for reference only, and may vary by model and configuration.
  5. Product weight may vary according to device configuration.
  6. Backlit keyboard and integrated fingerprint sensor are optional.
  7. Tested by an independent third-party laboratory according to the ISO 22196 standard (Measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces).
  8. ISO 22196:2011 specifies a method of evaluating the antibacterial activity of antibacterial-treated plastics, and other non-porous, surfaces of products (including intermediate products).
  9. ASUS Antibacterial Guard is applied on the laptop areas that users touch most frequently, including the palm rest area, keyboard, and touchpad (or ASUS NumberPad).
  10. Note that the protective effects of ASUS Antibacterial Guard were tested by ASUS on April 26, 2021, and follow the ISO 22196 method on our specially-treated test samples. The tests provide a simulation of three years of wear and tear, and include exposure to salt spray, thermal shocks, and both alcohol and wool-felt tests. Actual effective antibacterial-protection period may vary depending on product configuration and usage.
  11. WiFi Master test configuration: under controlled test conditions, streaming FHD YouTube videos, and AP set with one antenna at 802.11g. Actual WiFi range and performance may be affected by environmental factors. Interference from USB 3 devices may vary according to the device. Range comparisons refer to standard laptop with all-metal chassis design.
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