Sale 1699€ Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506MV-MA014W, Lightweight 15″ OLED 2.8K 120Hz Intel Meteor Lake RTX 4060 Gaming and Multimedia Creator Laptop

Our opinion on the Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506MV-MA014W

The creator’s gaming laptop Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506MV-MA014W is a thin and lightweight multimedia laptop that features a High Definition Fidelity 15-inch 2.8K OLED DCI-P3 screen with a 120Hz refresh rate that improves fluidity in games, a fast 1TB SSD storage that enhances reactivity, and a high-end NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 4060 ray tracing graphics card suitable for recent games. This GPU accelerates processes similar to the latest generation Meteor Lake Core Ultra 7 155H hybrid processor with Intel Arc graphics module and 16GB of high-performance RAM. This Windows 11 Ultrabook in an elegant silver design is designed for gaming and creation, and is also equipped with a backlit keyboard with DialPad for creatives, an Infrared webcam for facial recognition + shutter, and Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.

Characteristics of the Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506MV-MA014W

Screen(s): 15.6″ OLED 2.8K 120Hz 0.2ms 100% DCI-P3 DisplayHDR True Black 600 Corning Gorilla Glass (2880×1620, glossy)
Processor: Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Meteor Lake (16 cores: 6P 4.8 GHz / 8E 3.8 GHz / 2LP-E)
Installed memory (max): 16GB (8GB soldered + 8GB) DDR5 5600 MHz, 1 slot (occupied)
Graphics card: NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 4060 8GB GDDR6 dedicated (1470MHz, 45W), integrated Intel Arc in the processor and Optimus
Storage: 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)
Connectivity: 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, SD 4.0 card reader
Network: Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.3 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard: Yes (1.4mm stroke), DialPad
Numeric keypad: Yes
Windows Hello: Yes, via Infrared webcam with shutter
Audio system: 2 speakers (2 x 2W) Harman Kardon
Operating system: Windows 11 64-bit
Declared autonomy / Battery: 5 hours / 4-cell 75Whr Li-Ion
Weight / Dimensions (mm): 1.8kg / 355.7 x 235.3 x 19.9

The Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506MV-MA014W compared to the competition

The Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506MV-MA014W is now available on sale from Asus France and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the cheapest to offer such a recent processor with such a high capacity SSD, a screen with such a high resolution and faithful colors, Thunderbolt connectivity, and a biometric authentication solution, all in a thin and lightweight case.

If this Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506MV-MA014W does not meet all your criteria, you can find other configurations for gaming laptops on our guide for a similar budget. At an equal budget, prefer the model with the most powerful graphics card, as it will have the greatest impact on performance. Need a student laptop? Consult our guide.

Chassis, connectivity, screen of the Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506MV-MA014W

Cooled by the IceCool Pro technology with the help of 2 IceBlade fans (103 blades), 5 copper heat pipes, and 3 air grids ensuring a declared noise of less than 40 dBA, it has an elegant and discreet look with its light silver Cool Silver design and lightweight metal lid, certified to the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H.

Rechargeable to 50% in 30 minutes, this creator’s gaming laptop offers good connectivity including no less than 2 USB-C ports including 1 Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E ax modules for communication and remote connection, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, Ethernet and audio ports, and 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) ports ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if connected to USB 3.0 devices.

Those who wish can authenticate themselves biometrically through the Windows Hello technology and the Infrared webcam for facial recognition. Fortunately, the most privacy-conscious individuals have the option to cover the webcam when not in use.

The chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit so that the keys are more discernible in the dark. The keyboard is accompanied by the DialPad functionality located at the top left of the touchpad, an intuitive wheel to quickly and precisely control application settings, such as those of the Adobe suite.

The screen stands out in several ways that can appeal to gamers and creators, starting with its OLED DCI-P3 technology, which ensures great color accuracy with very deep blacks and important vertical and horizontal viewing angles. In addition, the minimal latency associated with the 120Hz refresh rate enhances fluidity in games. The screen also has a 2.8K resolution, much higher than Full HD, suitable for High Definition content, while its glossy treatment (due to OLED and its Gorilla Glass protection) gives a boost to the colors but is sensitive to reflections in bright environments (e.g., outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of the Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506MV-MA014W

The Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED N6506MV-MA014W can appeal to those who want to acquire a versatile High Definition High Fidelity 15-inch multimedia laptop for gaming and creation with recent components. It delivers solid overall performance capable of satisfying a wide range of users. This is because it is built around 16GB of memory and a latest generation 16-core processor, the Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Meteor Lake.

This heart will particularly appeal to creative professionals as it provides much faster processing than 8GB DDR4/5 as well as a traditional Quad/Hexa Core. The difference is clear in resource-intensive tasks requiring RAM and CPU multicore usage, such as video editing, 3D rendering, or photo editing.

In addition, multimedia processing is accelerated by the dedicated GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card, especially under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop, Sony Vegas, or VSDC.

However, gamers are the main target of the high-end NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GeForce RTX 4060 ray tracing graphics card, as it is capable of handling recent games with some concessions in the most demanding titles, such as a decrease in screen resolution. The 2.8K resolution requires more graphics calculations than Full HD, resulting in a lower fps.

In practice, the GeForce RTX 4060 is supported by NVIDIA Optimus technology to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel Arc module inserted in the Core Ultra 7 Meteor Lake. With either one, you can of course view photos and videos.

Much less powerful than the GeForce RTX 4060, the Intel Arc, with superior performance to the Iris Xe, consumes little energy, which favors autonomy. Optimus automatically switches in real time between Intel Arc and the GeForce RTX 4060.

The storage is up to the task as it is entrusted to a 1000GB SSD capable of accommodating multiple games, software, and files, including personal creations. An SSD offers several advantages over a hard drive, such as greater shock resistance, lower energy consumption, silent operation, and greater speed.

Finally, in terms of autonomy, pending more concrete tests, expect around 5 hours of battery life under light use for this versatile multimedia gaming laptop, whose transport is facilitated by the controlled weight and thinness. To keep its temperatures in check, it can be paired with a ventilated support (be sure to check the dimensions!).

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