ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (2024) review: creative pro laptop gets gaming-friendly update

ASUS keeps its winning streak going with a laptop that balances work and play with a reasonable price tag.

An Early Grey ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (2024) sitting on a wooden floor
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Our Verdict

Really, the only reason not to buy the ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (2024) is if you have the 2023 ASUS Vivobook Pro 15. It's an iterative but noticeable upgrade to that model, and offers a fantastic balance of performance, screen splendour and price, with graphics performance reaching into true professional territory for a price well under £2,000. It's an all-rounder, but one for someone with serious aspirations in at least one of the creative or gaming realms. The only notable downside is that the screen isn't a touchscreen, and a numpad that's just a teeny bit cramped (but just a teeny bit), and those aren't big grumbles. ASUS is on a serious roll at the moment, and the 2024 Vivobook Pro 15 OLED is another entry into a growing win column.

For

  • Fantastic screen
  • Serious power
  • Great ergonomics

Against

  • No touchscreen
  • Sound is mediocre

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The ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (N6506) enters a crowded market, not only of £1000-£2000 prosumer laptops with good screens and gaming credentials, but also among ASUS laptops themselves. We've only just recently reviewed its larger sibling, the Vivobook Pro 16, and last year we reviewed this laptop's predecessor, the AMD-powered (but NVIDIA graphics-equipped) 2023 edition of the Vivobook Pro 15, so why review this one?

One reason: Intel Core Ultra. Equipped with Intel's first NPU-aided processor, the 14th-gen Intel Core Ultra (the mid-spec 155H in this one), we wanted to see how things have evolved from last year's already impressive entry.

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Specs as tested
CPU:14th Gen Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
GPU:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
Display:15-inch 2880x1620 OLED, 120Hz, 617 nits peak brightness
RAM:16GB
Storage:1TB SSD
Connectivity:1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 support display / power delivery, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x Thunderbolt 4 supports display / power delivery, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, 1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, 1x DC-in, 1x SD 4.0 card reader
Wireless:Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3
Dimensions:35.57 x 23.53 x 1.99cm
Weight:1.8kg
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Geekbench 6:CPU single-core: 2,355CPU multi-core: 12,408
Row 1 - Cell 0 GPU OpenCL: 77,026Row 1 - Cell 2
Cinebench 2024:CPU single-core: 107CPU multi-core: 885
Row 3 - Cell 0 GPU: 7,565Row 3 - Cell 2
PCMark 10: Total: 6,522Productivity: 8,151
Row 5 - Cell 0 Essentials: 9,727Digital Content Creation: 9,496
3D Mark:Time Spy: 8,051 @51.6fpsRow 6 - Cell 2
Handbrake:4m36s @69.9fpsRow 7 - Cell 2
The Verdict
4.5

out of 10

Asus Vivobook Pro 15 OLED

Really, the only reason not to buy the ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (2024) is if you have the 2023 ASUS Vivobook Pro 15. It's an iterative but noticeable upgrade to that model, and offers a fantastic balance of performance, screen splendour and price, with graphics performance reaching into true professional territory for a price well under £2,000. It's an all-rounder, but one for someone with serious aspirations in at least one of the creative or gaming realms. The only notable downside is that the screen isn't a touchscreen, and a numpad that's just a teeny bit cramped (but just a teeny bit), and those aren't big grumbles. ASUS is on a serious roll at the moment, and the 2024 Vivobook Pro 15 OLED is another entry into a growing win column.

Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.