Asus VivoBook Pro 16X 3D OLED (K6604, 2023) vs Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2023)

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CPU Intel Core i9 13980HX
Apple M2 Pro GPU (19-core)


Evaluation of Asus VivoBook Pro 16X 3D OLED (K6604, 2023) and Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2023) important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Asus VivoBook Pro 16X 3D OLED (K6604, 2023)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 165 versus 120 Hz
  • Slightly easier to carry: weighs 150 grams less (around 0.33 lbs)
  • Around 2.2x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • User-upgradable RAM (up to 64GB) and an SSD
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2023)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 3 versus 2
  • Thinner bezels and 3% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Features a bigger (~11%) battery – 100 against 90 watt-hours
  • Provides 43% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 350 nits
  • 34% sharper screen – 254 versus 189 pixels per inch (PPI)

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2 kg (4.41 lbs) 2.15 kg (4.74 lbs)
Dimensions 355 x 249 x 22.9 mm
13.98 x 9.8 x 0.9 inches
355.7 x 248.1 x 16.8 mm
14 x 9.77 x 0.66 inches
Area 884 cm2 (137 inches2) 882 cm2 (136.8 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~84% ~86.2%
Side bezels 5.2 mm 3.4 mm
Colors Black, Silver Silver, Gray
Material Plastic Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 145° 135°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 3 2
Max. fan speed (RPM) - 6000 RPM
Noise level (max. load) 56.9 dB 43.2 dB


Size 16 inches 16.2 inches
Type OLED Mini LED
Refresh rate 165 Hz 120 Hz
PPI 189 ppi 254 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels 3456 x 2234 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Glossy Glossy (Antireflective)
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Screen space comparison
MacBook Pro 16 (2023)
16.2″ (16:10 ratio) = 118 in2
VivoBook Pro 16X 3D OLED (K6604, 2023)
16″ (16:10 ratio) = 115.1 in2
~2% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 1000000:1 504000:1
sRGB color space 99.5% 100%
Adobe RGB profile - 88.5%
DCI-P3 color gamut - 99%
Response time 1 ms 63 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time 1:15 hr 1:25 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left, Right Left, Right
Charge power 240 W 140 W
Cable length - 2 meters
Weight of AC adapter - 353 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 2.2 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo frequency 5.6 GHz -
Cores 24 (8P + 16E) 12 (8P + 4E)
Threads 32 12
L3 Cache 36 MB -
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics (32EU) Apple M2 Pro GPU (19-core)
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 140 W 35 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX -
Type Dedicated Integrated
Fabrication process 4 nm 5 nm
GPU base clock - 450 MHz
GPU boost clock - 1398 MHz
Memory size 8 GB System Shared
Memory type GDDR6 LPDDR5
Memory bus 128 bit 256 bit
Memory speed ~16 Gbps 6.4 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 3072 2432
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 96 152
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 32 76
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 4x4 GB
Clock 4800 MHz 6400 MHz
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 2 -
Max. ram size 64 GB -


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 2x256 GB
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 1 -
NVMe Yes -


Speakers 2.0 4.2 (4 tweeters and 2 woofers)
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness ~87.4 dB ~86.1 dB
Microphones 2 3


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6E
Bluetooth v5.3 v5.3
Fingerprint Yes Yes
Infrared sensor No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 No
USB Type-C 2x USB 4.0 3x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes No
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.4 mm 1 mm
Size 13.0 x 8.0 cm 15.5 x 9.9 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes No
Further details
Notes on MacBook Pro 16 (2023):
    - Entry-level configuration includes a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, contrasting the 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU we tested, resulting in roughly a 15% multi-core performance reduction.
    - Entry-level configuration featuring 512 GB storage uses slower single-channel SSD, whereas 1 TB or larger versions incorporate dual-channel SSDs.
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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