Budget Asus Vivobook 16X M1603 with Ryzen 7030 series CPUs now in Malaysia from RM2,599 1

Budget Asus Vivobook 16X M1603 with Ryzen 7030 series CPUs now in Malaysia from RM2,599

Asus has expanded their budget laptop line-up with the addition of the new Vivobook 16X M1603 that comes in two variants powered by AMD Ryzen 7030 series processors and surprisingly modest prices that start from RM2,599.

Asus Vivobook 16X M1603 specifications and price in Malaysia

The Asus Vivobook 16X M1603 makes for a surprisingly complete package with hardware that’s more than sufficient for daily computing needs. The top of the line variant hosts a 16-inch IPS LCD WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) resolution display with a tall 16:10 aspect ratio and 300 nits peak brightness as well as hinges that allow it to lay completely flat if needed.

Under the hood, the higher end variant hosts an AMD Ryzen 7 7730U processor with AMD Radeon graphics running Windows 11 Home, 8GB DDR4 RAM that’s been soldier in an additional 8GB DDR4 RAM for a total of 16GB on a SO-DIMM slot, a 512GB SSD and hosts a modest 42Wh battery.

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Hardware aside, it has quite a few modern conveniences including fast WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, top-mounted HD webcam with a privacy shutter, stereo speakers and a relatively comprehensive I/O selection including a USB-C port with power delivery support, a trio of USB Type-A ports, a HDMI 1.4 port and a 3.5mm audio jack.  You also get a full sized keyboard complete with a numeric keypad which is somewhat of a rarity at this price point. This version retails for RM2,999.

If you set your sights a bit lower, you can opt for a variant with an AMD Ryzen 5 7530U processor and just 8GB DDR4 RAM soldered in with a spare SO-DIMM slot for aftermarket upgrades. These two modifications aside, the cheaper variant of the Vivobook 16X M1603 has the same display, SSD and I/O as the higher end version. In terms of pricing, this variant retails for just RM2,599.

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Both variants of the Asus Vivobook 16X M1603 can be acquired in your choice of INdie Black or Cool Silver at all authorised Asus resellers and the official Asus e-store. If you need something even cheaper with the trade-off of a smaller display, you can opt for the Vivobook Go 15 and Vivobook 15X that start from RM2,299 and up. For more details check out their official page at https://shop.asus.com/my/asus-vivobook-16-m1605.html