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Built For The Better: How 2-In-1 Computers Are The Future

Built For The Better: How 2-In-1 Computers Are The Future

Compact devices like the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED are best suited as an ultraportable backup machine for your daily drivers.

Akmal Hakim

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In 2010, tech-guru Steve Jobs said that the age of the personal computer had come to an end.

With easy-to-use mobile devices like smartphones and tablets being the next best thing that lets the everyday person pump up their productivity, boost their creativity and enjoy quality entertainment on the go — people are no longer tied down in front of their desktops or forced to lug around bulky laptops everywhere they go.

Having the advantage of being lightweight, small in size, portable and relatively affordable, mobile devices gave users the ability to get any job done, whether it be; taking notes in class, creating content on the fly, or playing a game or two to pass the time.

But for the people who prefer precision and require a bit more processing power, these miniature mobile devices might not be mighty enough for the task.

After all, there’s only so much you can do on a small touchscreen and it can be impossible to have a full-size rig casually accompanying you on your day.

This is where 2-in-1 portable companions like the ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED come in to bridge the gap between the pros and the casual consumers.

By design, these “detachable laptops” can be as versatile as users need them to be — able to switch from being an all-in-one, mobile workstation to a one-stop entertainment center literally in a snap.

Compact devices, like the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED are best suited as an ultraportable backup machine for your daily drivers.

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But unlike your average PC, laptop or mobile device, this all-purpose gadget has the added advantage of having multiple interfaces including a touchscreen, a detachable keyboard and a state-of-the-art stylus that allows for penmanship control.

Its sleek and minimalist look makes it a perfect fit for any boardroom, classroom, living room or when there are no “rooms” to speak of.

Pro Worker

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For the working professionals, its familiar Windows operating system would make users feel right at home whether they’re toiling with it to type, make spreadsheets, create slides or simply browsing the internet.

The Vivobook 13 Slate OLED truly excels at being the perfect partner for presentations.

As its name implies, the device’s huge 13.3in OLED display provides users with HD-TV quality visuals either in landscape or portrait mode. And as an added advantage, the device also comes with a display port that can connect to any external monitor, TV or projector.

Plus, with the ASUS Pen 2.0, users can effortlessly jump through slides, pages or launch applications like Microsoft Whiteboard, wirelessly, making meetings a breeze.

Pro Learner

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These features work great for proactive students too.

Aside from adding a little flair to those presentations, the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED eliminates the need to carry around those tree-killing paper notebooks as you can scribble, highlight, draw and draft away any report easily on the device with the ASUS Pen.

Additionally, the device’s dual cameras; one 13MP rear camera to take clear snapshots of notes or study materials and another 5MP front camera that provides a fine frame to attend those online classes or WFH meetups.

It also comes with built-in AI noise-cancelling too, which is great to filter out any unwanted ambient noise.

Pro Creators

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For the provocative creators out there, it’s worth knowing that the ASUS Pen is calibrated to fit any art style.

The rechargeable Bluetooth stylus comes with four interchangeable pen tips — 2H, H, HB, and B — with different frictional properties and hardness that can make it feel just like using a real pen or brush.

Running Windows OS also means that this handy gizmo can boot up professional creative software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and others.

The device’s Intel quad-core processor, 8GB of memory and 256GB storage capacity is decent enough to provide a relatively smooth user experience while using it as a digital canvas.

But don’t expect too much out of it as you’d still need a proper rig to render those data-hungry pixels you’ve created.

Pro Content Consumer

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But where the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED really shines is giving prodigious content consumers a handheld or tabletop cinematic experience.

Again, the device’s signature OLED display comes into play to provide users with simply a spectacular show.

The 1920×1080 HDR display has a refresh rate of 60Hz and is fitted with 2,073,600 pixels that cover 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and peaks at a brightness of 550 nits.

This means that users can enjoy watching clear, vividly coloured videos even outdoors. And its WiFi 6 connectivity means streaming 4K content for hours on end with its 50Wh battery without any interruptions.

The device is also equipped with smart speakers which amplify audio quality and clarity while providing life-like spatial separation and surround sound.

Additionally, it’s also optimized with the quintessential Dolby Vision display and Dolby Atmos audio suites for that truly immersive audiovisual experience, with or without having your headphones on.

And although the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED is not technically built for pro gamers. The device can run cloud gaming platforms like Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, NVIDIA’s GeForce Now or maybe even some casual retro gaming emulators if that’s what you’re into.

To find out more on how you can progress your productivity, creativity and leisure time with the Vivobook 13 Slate OLED head on over (HERE) or purchase one today at authorized ASUS stores on Lazada and Shoppee.


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