ASUS reveals newest 2022 Zenbooks, Vivobooks

Exciting lineup of high-performance laptops



ASUS unveiled its newest lineup of high-performance series laptops during an online launch event called The Pinnacle of Performance.

The all-new 2022 lineup includes laptops from the following series:

  • Zenbook Pro
  • Zenbook S
  • Vivobook Pro
  • Vivobook S
  • Vivobook 13 Slate Artist Edition

Redesigned for performance

The comprehensive lineup of new Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S laptops include standard, convertible, and dual display laptops ranging from 13 to 17.3 inches, all with the latest features like:

  • 12th Gen Intel Core H-Series processors (depending on model)
  • AMD H-Series 6000 processors (depending on model)
  • Improved cooling with ASUS IceCool, IceCool Plus, and IceCool Pro
  • Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
  • NVIDIA Studio ecosystem
  • Wide range of performance and productivity innovations

Zenbook Pro 16X OLED: Most powerful yet

Bannering the Zenbook Pro lineup is the Pro 16X OLED which is NVIDIA Studio validated with up to a 12th Gen Core i9 12900H processor and NVIDIA RTX 3060 laptop GPU.

When it comes to visuals, the Pro 16X OLED comes with a 16-inch 4K OLED 60Hz 550-nit Dolby Vision touchscreen that is PANTONE Validated.

Other advanced features include:

  • White-RGB ASUS Intelligent Lighting System
  • ASUS Dial rotary controller

Zenbook Pro, S series additions

Aside from the 16X OLED, ASUS has released the following laptops, which come with virtually the same specs and features:

  • Zenbook Pro 15 Duo OLED (UX582)
  • Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED
  • Zenbook Pro 15 Flip OLED (UP6502)
  • Zenbook Pro 17 (UM6702)

When it comes to versatility, ASUS has also introduced these units for the Zenbook S series:

  • Zenbook S 13 Flip OLED (UP5302)
  • Zenbook S 13 OLED (UM5302)

The Zenbook S laptops feature:

  • 2.8K OLED HDR NanoEdge Dolby Vision touchscreen
  • Up to 19-hour battery life
  • Ultrafast Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports
  • Full connectivity, including USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C
  • Up to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor with AMD Radeon 680M graphics

Vivobook Pro, S series

Aside from the Zenbook Pro and Zenbook S series releases, ASUS’ high-performance yet affordable Vivobook Pro series for creators also take centerstage.

The five new products which feature top-notch specifications are as follows:

  • Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7601/M7601)
  • Vivobook Pro 15X OLED (K6501/M6501)
  • Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7401)
  • Vivobook Pro 16 OLED (K6602)
  • Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (K6502/K6500/M6500)

For optimum performance and convenience for users, the new Vivobook Pro laptops have:

  • Up to12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900H or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processors
  • Up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM
  • Studio-grade NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics
  • Ultrafast 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • ASUS IceCool Pro thermal technology
  • OLED display technology with refresh rates of up to 120Hz

Meanwhile, the sleek and stylish Vivobook S series laptops also have four new additions.

Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Artist Editions

Completing ASUS’ vast lineup of 2022 laptops are the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED which come in the Philip Colbert and Steven Harrington Editions.

Both products are designed in collaboration with the two world-renowned artists, and feature themed hardware, exclusive accessories and packaging, and more.

To complete the collection, an optional artist-designed ASUS Marshmallow mouse may also be purchased.


Free Steam code awaits MSI RTX 40 series purchases

Review and get free codes too



MSI recently unveiled its latest set of laptops that are up the date with the latest 13th Gen Intel Core HX processors and RTX 40 series graphics.

These include the following models:

  • Stealth 16
  • Katana 15
  • Cyborg 15
  • Raider GE78 HX
  • Titan GT77 HX

Such Intel Core HX processors with 24 cores deliver up to 5.6GHz of processing speed, a big jump which shall be felt by users when it comes to gaming performance, creative applications, and programs requiring the heavy workload.

In the graphics department, the NVIDIA RTX 40 series cards are more efficient and feature Ada Lovelace architecture to take gaming to the next level.

Early bird, review bonuses

To spice things up, MSI is offering US$ 50 Steam wallet codes for customers who will pre-order any of the participating 2023 MSI RTX 40 series models until April 30.

Likewise, customers who post a review of any of the eligible models will also receive a free US$ 50 Steam wallet code as part of the Shout Out for MSI program.

Redemption will be until May 14. To check the full mechanics, click here.

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Logitech products now available in Watsons stores

Not a drill!



Logitech Watsons

Looking for cosmetics brands inside a Watsons store? Nowadays, the chances are you’d come across some Logitech products too.

Logitech, a brand known for its tech devices such as headphones, keyboards, and mice, has partnered with Watsons — yes, the popular beauty and health retailer.

The interesting development means all 28 Watsons locations in Singapore, as well as the shop’s online store, will have Logitech’s various products on display and ready to be purchased.

According to Logitech’s Bernard Chow, the Head of Cluster for Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, the move tries to cement the brand’s identity as not only a “tech” brand but also a “lifestyle” brand.

Among the products to be sold in Watsons stores are the following:

  • K380 multi-device Bluetooth keyboard: SG$ 59
  • Pebble wireless mouse M350: SG$ 45
  • Lift vertical ergonomic mouse: SG$ 119
  • POP wireless mouse: SG$ 54
  • BRIO 500: SG$ 199
  • Zone Vibe 100 wireless over-the-ear headphones: SG$ 159

On the part of the Watsons, making tech devices available on its stores’ shelves also allows the brand to expand outside of beauty and health products, integrating such products to cater to an even broader customer demographics.

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Lenovo partners with AMD to launch newest ThinkPads

Optimal productivity



ThinkPad P16si

Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptops have always taken pride in being portable powerhouses. The company has partnered with AMD to make the newest ThinkPad P16s Gen 1, ThinkPad Z16 and Z13 Gen 1, and ThinkBook 15 Gen 5 available in the Philippines.

These workstations all come equipped with AMD Ryzen pro processors, a slew of enhancements, and even more advanced security features for the benefit of those on the go.

The most affordable of the batch, the ThinkBook 15 Gen 5 is available for PhP 30,999 and comes with Ryzen 5000 series processors with Radeon graphics, as well as AI features that make virtual communication a breeze.

Meanwhile, the ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 is priced at PhP 57,999 and has ThinkShield security suite and MIL-SPEC testing.

Improved usability features include a fingerprint reader, full numeric keypad, wider touchpad, and all-day battery capacity.

For a more powerful option, there’s the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 which retails for PhP 74,999 and can breeze through even the heaviest of tasks as it is equipped with a Ryzen 7 Pro 6860Z processor.

It is expected to deliver maximum responsiveness even when multitasking or having a handful of programs open. It can also be relied on for Zoom or Teams, as well as music and video streaming.

Lastly, the larger ThinkPad Z16 Gen 1 is designed not only for business use but also for content creation and gaming. The powerhouse laptop of the batch is priced at PhP 105,999.

It comes with Radeon RX 6500M discrete graphics and AMD smart technologies to fully support users’ needs, as well as groundbreaking security features.

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