ASUS VivoBook Max laptops arrive in PH, priced below 20K
Intel’s Apollo Lake processors were announced in Q3 2016 and products that take advantage of these chips are now penetrating the local market. Manufactured using the 14nm process, Apollo Lake processors are designed to be energy-efficient yet 30% more powerful than the preceding Braswell chips. What makes them more appealing is the low price, hence, if you are looking for value-for-money laptops, you should look for the ones powered by Apollo Lake processors, specifically those that come with a Celeron N3450 or a Pentium N4200.
Joining the gush of Apollo Lake-based laptops in the country is ASUS with its VivoBook Max Series notebooks, particularly the X441 and the X541. Starting off with the design, VivoBook Max Series laptops take a leaf from the book of ZenBook’s classiness, arriving in Aqua Blue, Chocolate Brown, Red, Silver Gradient, and White colors with glossy, spun, or bushed metal finishes.
Available in 14- and 15-inch display sizes, the X441 and the X541 adopts a number of ASUS features, such as ASUS Tru2Life Video which increases the display’s contrast and sharpness by up to 150% for eye-popping videos and ASUS Eye Care Mode which reduces blue light levels by up to 33% for eye fatigue reduction. The compelling visual experience offered by the new VivoBook Max Series notebooks is coupled with remarkable audio. Incorporating ICEpower technology, ASUS SonicMaster, which was once exclusive to high-end ASUS laptops, now delivers extraordinary sound to the X441 and the X541, along with a 3W speaker system and a 24cc sound chamber. Audio adjustment is made easier with ASUS AudioWizard which offers five audio presets, namely Music, Movie, Gaming, Speech, and Recording.
On the connectivity front, VivoBook Max Series notebooks come with USB 3.0 Type-C ports, HDMI and VGA connectors, a retractable Gigabit Ethernet port, and a 3-in-1 memory card reader. VivoBook Max Series laptops also pack SuperBatt battery modules that are designed to handle up to 700 charging cycles, thrice the lifespan of standard batteries.
Locally, the X441 and the X541 notebooks are priced below the PhP 20,000 price mark. The affordable price point makes them a timely offering for students and young professionals. In connection with its 10th anniversary celebration in the Philippines, ASUS is making the VivoBook Max Series more affordable. Apart from the discounted pricing, the X441 and the X541 are also bundled with limited edition EOS bags from the ASUS collection worth PhP 2,995. The bags are available in blue, grey, red, and yellow colors.