Asus Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Review – This Broke My Heart
This is yet another one of them its the vivobook 13 slate oled and its basically a tablet pc running for windows 11, with the key highlight being that oled display wells first has asus claims, which is interesting to say the list, but unfortunately theres just one major Flaw with this device that just based on that alone, i just cannot recommend this to anyone at all Music before we get into the reason as to why i cannot recommend this, i do want to mention that there are actually quite a lot of things that i Really like on the vivobook 13 slate oled, but if you dont want to listen to all of that – and you just want to get straight into the reason as to why i cannot recommend this and the one major vlog about this. Just go ahead and use the chapters down below and skip to that in very simple terms. This is similar to the surface pro from microsoft, its basically a tablet pc two in one detachable – you name it so you can use it like a tablet by itself without any additional accessories or you can attach all those accessories and use it like a laptop. But yet it is still providing you, the full windows, 11 experience, no matter how you use it, which on that note, i would say that its actually pretty nice for windows 11 does implement quite a number of new features which play very nicely with the screen in Mind but first things first lets talk about what you actually get with the vivobook 13 slate oled, because this is one point which i can really comment: asus for, unlike microsoft, everything that you would want with the device itself.
It all comes bundled together in a single package, but just to take note that the accessories that does come bundled with it might differ from country to country region to region. Now, you probably wont be getting this fancy acrylic case, so dont go thinking that, but even so in the standard, retail packaging youll, of course get the unit itself with the accompanying 65 watt usb c charger. But you will also get a sleeve a stand. The asus pen 2.0, as well as a holder for it and a detachable keyboard with a trackpad. All in all, we are pretty much covered on every front on how you would use this, but back to the vivobook 13 oled itself, and i have to say that it has a pretty stylish design that gives a little bit of character while still remaining really minimalistic. I honestly quite like it when you pair it with the cover and keyboard the simple kind of cyber punkish digital design adds even more character the bezels arent too large either, but neither is it too thin. I personally find it just about right to allow your fingers and thumb to hold on to it when youre using it like a tablet, without accidentally touching the screen now. This is also where youll find the front facing camera and its actually 5 megapixels and, as you can tell, the image quality is actually rather great, its pretty sharp and definitely better than most of the competition out there.
As for the microphones, they are also rather decent as well, so overall, it makes for a rather great experience using a webcam, though, on the back, you will also find a 13 megapixel camera as well, which you can use to take photos and as such, should you Want to do so personally, i wouldnt do that now, despite being quite the thin device, you still get a decent amount of ports, two usb 3.2 gen2 type c ports, a microsd card reader and a three and a half millimeter combo jack, as it can be used As a tablet, you do also get a side mounted power button, which also acts as a fingerprint reader and a volume rocker as well. However, the most amazing thing about the vivobook 13 slate oled is in the name itself. The oled display this display right here is just simply amazing, its downright gorgeous its a 13.3 inch oled touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920×1080 at 60hz. Its 10bit covers 100 of the dci, b3 color gamut, a billion to 1 contrast ratio, a peak brightness of 550 nits with support for hdr through black 500 and its also pantone validated. In short, this display is fantastic for just about anything, but where it truly shines is definitely when youre consuming content, watching your favorite series or moving on netflix. It really shows colors just pop, and everything is just so much more visually. Appealing, dark, sims, especially stand out. Even further than usual, thanks to the basically infinite contrast ratio heck, even your everyday youtube videos look so much better.
Oled is truly something different and you have it on your tvs to now your smartphones and now your tablets and pcs, its just great. On that note, you can even squeeze out just a 10 more battery life if you just have a black wallpaper since with oled the pixels just turn off, though, even if not, you can easily get over 7 hours of battery life with general daily use. But now at this point, all the good things come to an end, because we now have to talk about the one reason why i cannot recommend this its got everything to do with the specifications. We have the max dot model here and it sports an intel, pentium silver and six thousand. Eight gigabytes of lp ddr4 x, ram running in dual channel and 256 gigabyte, nvme pci 3.0 ssd, firstly, ram maxes out at 8 gigabytes and yes, while its dual channel, which is great its still just 8. theres no option for 16, here, storage, wise while 256 gigabytes Is the maximum you can expand via the use of usbc, with an external ssd and as such, so thats not too bad? The main issue here is that pentium n6000, its just not good enough featuring just four cores and four threads with a base clock of 1.1 gigahertz. You can tell its not great even more so when it even doesnt reach its advertised boost clock of 3.3 gigahertz at all. Even on a single core in cinebench r23 scores are pretty much an all time low and it really shows even just using it for day to day standard tasks.
You really feel that processor is just for lack of a better word, slow and thats. The experience plugged in, if youre to run it off the grid, which youll be doing more often than not given most of its use cases, the performance is even worse. Simple websites take far too long to load youtube, for instance, would sometimes take up to 15 seconds. Just to load the main home page multitasking with different programs would chug it even further. The new asus pen 2.0 is honestly pretty great, featuring 4096 pressure levels along with a 266 hertz sampling rate and usb c charging with multiple tips to choose from, while not to the level of the apple, pencil or wacom. Just yet its done close. But yet its only ever good for taking notes once you start adding layers, colors edits and more in either photoshop or lightroom, the processor just cant keep up dont even bother about playing games on it either. Despite the awesome, oled display, youre getting single digit frames right on the home menu in cs, go and we dont even need to talk about genjin. Both are downright unplayable and thats. My main gripe about it, the vivobook 13 slate oled – has pretty much everything that i would want in such a device. Everything except for that processor, the processor basically ruins the entire experience. Asus should have at least put an intel core i3. In my opinion, with a tdp of 15 watt, or so you might take a slight hit in battery life, but performance is going to be so much better, especially off the grid tasks.
I cant recommend it. I just cant. It was honestly frustrating to use as a daily driver even for just really generic things. If i was just watching a video, it was amazing for sure that oled is definitely the main highlight, but anything apart from that and you can really start to feel the blocks falling apart. Despite everything else, thats amazing about it. So heres my honest opinion. I really do like this, and i can see where asus is going with this. It even starts at a grade price of just under 600 us dollars, and i understand that the choice of cpu allowed that price in the first place. In addition, all the accessories are included within that sticker price, which is very commendable, but at its current state it just breaks my heart. It really does if asus do, plan on releasing a second generation of this product down the line. I would say that at the moment i can think of two suggestions that i would like to share and would like to see implemented in the future. Now the first, of course, is that cpu that pentium processor has got to go. I would like to at least see a koi3 or even a core i5, or perhaps even a core i7, depending on how they do it. But the core i3 would have made a huge difference and weve made this so much more usable, at least a core i3. But the second point – and i think its actually much more interesting – is that i would like asus to give us the ability to use this as an external monitor and give us a display input because lets face it.
No matter what kind of specifications you have in your device, three or four years down the road, its going to get slower as technology advances and you have better stuff out there, but that display is still going to be pretty great. That oled display is the highlight of this device, so i would actually like to see a display input, because even if you use it now, if lets say you have this and perhaps a laptop of the sorts, especially when youre traveling, you can use it as an External monitor and i think thats going to be really awesome and make it so much more versatile and when its four or five years down the road, when it doesnt really perform anymore, you can just use it as a monitor so asus. I think that would be a great idea to give us a display input, but in any case, at this moment in time, i just cant really recommend this, even at just under 600 us dollars, which is quite the bargain and quite commendable that they can include all The accessories and everything with the book 13 slate oled, i think yeah i just cant – recommend it it just doesnt perform. Unfortunately, it is what it is. If you have any questions, let us know in the comment section down below and if you like, to do check out the affiliate links in description as well. If you do thanks for support, dont forget to like this video subscribe to us on youtube.