ASUS Zenbook Pro16 2022 review: Top OLED good screen, real RTX productivity

December 5, 2022
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PROS:

  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • 16-inch 4K OLED screen
  • Less Power consumption
  • Thunderbolt 4 Interface
  • 120Hz refresh rate

CONS:

  • Did not find


ASUS Zenbook Pro16 2022

Last year, ASUS launched the new product line Zenbook and the first laptop of the series was Zenbook Pro16. At that time, its first 16-inch 4K OLED screen and the first DialPad virtual knob made it stand out. This combination is undoubtedly very attractive to creative production groups. 

ASUS took advantage of the victory to further optimize the motherboard design on the basis of inheriting the advantages of the ASUS Zenbook Pro16 series and introduced additional memory and hard drives into the Zenbook Pro16, creating a brand new Zenbook Pro16 2022.

In this article, let’s take a look at this brand-new “flagship performance thin and light notebook.” The specific configuration is as follows:

Design

Light-weight design

Although Zenbook Pro16 2022 still belongs to the Zenbook Pro16 series. The sense of quality and refinement is more prominent when you get started. The edge of the all-metal body is smooth and does not cut hands, and the fresh green color makes it even thinner. 

Light-weight device embedded with metal shape logo

The Logo design is changed to a metal A-shaped Logo, which is also a new family-style design of ASUS’s Zenbook series this year. The matte porcelain-blue metallic has a fresh look.

Display

ASUS Zenbook Pro16 2022

Although this is a 16-inch large-screen notebook with a size of 35.54 x 24.85 x 1.99 ~ 2.19 cm, it weighs only 2.2kg, which is not very heavy. The laptop supports one-handed opening and closing, and the maximum opening and closing angle are about 130°. After unfolding, there is a large 16:10 OLED screen with a very high screen ratio. 

The Zenbook Pro16 2022 also has a unique feature-120Hz a high refresh rate. As we all know, 90Hz can greatly improve the smoothness of browsing the web compared to 60Hz, and 120Hz is not only smoother but also meets the requirements of e-sports game levels.

A larger 16-inch screen enables a 120Hz refresh rate

The OLED screen has the advantages of accurate color, high and uniform brightness, high contrast, and good compatibility with HDR. It is very friendly to creative designers. ASUS is a master at playing OLED screens. With the technology accumulation and product line layout of the past two years, OLED screens have been fully rolled out from low price to high price. And our OLED screen is the flagship of ASUS notebooks. Its resolution is as high as 3200*2000; although there is no 4K, it is still very clear. This generation also introduces a high refresh rate of 120Hz, making it have games’ attributes.

Interface

Thunderbolt 4 Interface

In order to meet the needs of office and product groups, Zenbook Pro16 2022 is also quite rich in interfaces. On the left is a DC power interface, a 2.5G wired network port, a USB-A 5Gbps interface, and a MicroSD Express 7.1 (985MB/s ) card reader; on the right is a Thunderbolt 4 and a full-featured USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface, which supports PD charging and DP power output, and there is also a USB-A 10Gbps interface and 3.5mm headphone jack, which expands to the game At this level, there is no need to carry an expansion dock when going out.

Thunderbolt 4 Interface supports PD charging and 10Gbps transmission speed

The charger that comes with Zenbook Pro16 2022 is a 240W three-pin DC charger, which is not portable. However, this generation of C port has added support for PD charging, and carrying a DC charger when going out is no longer necessary.

Hardware 

ASUS Zenbook Pro16 2022

In order to let everyone have a deeper understanding of the hardware of this notebook, we directly disassemble it and introduce it while disassembling it. After opening it, the author found that the internal layout has changed; not only is the heat dissipation greatly enhanced, but the scalability has also achieved a leap. First of all, this game-level dual-fan six-heat pipe cooling module,

In terms of graphics cards, this generation of RTX 3070Ti has added the function of independent display output, which can greatly reduce the output delay, further improve game performance, and is also conducive to the release of GPU performance.

Dual 16GB RAM equipped with Intel AX211 and the latest Wi-Fi support

The memory aspect deserves big praise. Zenbook Pro16 2022 adopts the onboard 16GB + plug-in 16GB solution to form a 32G DDR5 dual channel, which achieves high performance and takes into account scalability. Some creative workers have a rigid need for memory size; this design can be described as very considerate. The one in our hands is equipped with an Intel AX211 wireless network card, supports the Wi-Fi 6E protocol, and has very good performance.

At the bottom is a 90Wh battery. This battery can be said to be quite large. Although the two cores consume a lot of power, I believe they can still provide good battery life.

Performance

ASUS Zenbook Pro16 2022

Next, let’s take a look at its theoretical running points and actual experience. The first is the high-end standard pressure processor i7-12700H of the intel mobile terminal, which has 14 cores and 20 threads, with a base frequency of 2.69GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.7GHz. The R20 scored 691 points in single-core and 7053 points in multi-core.

14 and 20 core threads give amazing flagship-level running scores

The R23 has a single-core running score of 1800 points and a multi-core running score of 18368 points. It can be seen that these running scores are at the flagship level of the mobile terminal, and the performance release is also in place, reaching the level of a game notebook.

Next, let’s run the GPU performance score. In TimeSpy, the final score is 10345 points, which means that it can not only smoothly run complex 3D modeling video effects but also run some mainstream online games at 2K resolution.

Conclusion

When we evaluated the Zenbook Pro16 last year, I made some complaints about the lack of support for storage expansion, PD charging, and the lack of a high refresh rate. Now we are pleasantly surprised to see that these problems have been solved on Zenbook Pro16 2022. The performance is more powerful, and the scalability is greatly improved. At the same time, the introduction of a 120Hz OLED high-refresh large screen also gives it the attributes of taking into account games.

If you are a creative worker who needs performance and wants to play games in your spare time, then Zenbook Pro16 2022 is an all-around bucket machine. Friends who have the above needs can pay attention.

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