Are you tired of the nine-to-five grind? Do you think you’re ready to live life on your own terms?
Well, the laptop lifestyle has been all the rage since the late-2000s and ever since the pandemic, it’s more prominent as many of us are stuck working from home anyway. In fact, I bet you have an aunt that’s already blooming in her online business right now!
The laptop lifestyle is needing only your computer, phone and an internet connection to make an income. It really doesn’t matter if you are an entrepreneur, a remote employee or a freelancer – if you can do your work from any location, you qualify.
There are a few things to keep in mind when you are considering this type of work, though. Basically, you have to remember the four golden rules! Choose a niche comfortable with remote work, clarity in communication, keep selling and the most important of all to keep you started – leverage technology.
If you want to work remotely – you’ll need to invest in some really great tech tools for your virtual office. Trying to fumble with low-quality equipment will only lead to headaches and you’ll eventually need to spend more money later.
Of course, not everyone has RM9K just laying around – so start with the best you can afford and boy, do we have a suggestion for you…
It’s lightweight, sleek, can easily handle daily computing, has enough power for photo/video editing or gaming, has an advanced cooling system and doesn’t break the bank – it’s ASUS VivoBook 15 (K513)!
Weighing only 1.7kg, it’s perfect for a mobile lifestyle. The new VivoBook 15 (K513) features an ultraportable design that doesn’t weigh you down and each model is less than 20mm – now, that’s ultra-thin! It’ll be easy to slip into your bag, so you’re always ready to go.
Designed for Gen Z’s who love to keep tabs on their “aesthetics”, the VivoBook 15 (K513) series has unique design touches and comes in the colours – Indie Black, Transparent Silver and Hearty Gold! You can also opt for either the 14-inch and 15-inch sizes.
Meanwhile, the NanoEdge display on the VivoBook pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with even narrower top and side display bezels. This results in up to 84% screen-to-body ratio for unrivalled immersion in a much more compact package.
What’s better is that it has a 178-degree wide-angle view panel which offers exceptional colour reproduction to give you stunning visuals.
All of this doesn’t matter though if the laptop’s performance is weak and luckily, it’s not!
The VivoBook series is powered by quadcore 11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics for efficient multitasking.
Basically, you can expect up to three times faster performance over integrated graphics for photo and video editing applications.
The powerful NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU, on the other hand, is capable of accelerating workloads and provides reliable gaming performance too. You know what they say, if you can experience a smooth game on your laptop, you know its good!
Let’s not forget – it also has ASUS’s Intelligent Performance Technology (AIPT).
So besides having exceptional heat dissipation, it has a built-in dual-band Intel WiFi 6 with Gig+ (802.11ax) wireless network card which offer speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps and provides up to three-times higher throughput and four-times the network capacity of WiFi 5 (802.11ac).
As for the Bluetooth, the network card incorporates Bluetooth 5.0 for connection.
Besides that, the laptop features an array of I/O ports to ensure compatibility with a wide range of peripherals. Each VivoBook has a USB-C, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, two USB2.0 for data transfers. Each laptop also features a full-sized HDMI that supports 4K video output, 3.5 mm combo audio jack and MicroSD card reader.
Another important factor – the audio! The audio system of the new VivoBook 15 (K513) has been carefully tuned by experts from the ASUS Golden Ear team and certified by audio specialist, Harman Kardon, to ensure the very best sound for any kind of audio content.
It has a louder volume, richer bass and enhanced surround effects versus similar-sized competitor laptops.
Another thing to note when you’re living the laptop lifestyle is the AI Noise-Canceling audio which ensures that you can hear and be heard clearly in any scenario. With remote conferencing being increasingly common, your voice quality is important for efficiency and clear communication!
Lastly, if you have any other ASUS items – you can seamlessly integrate your laptop and smartphone without any hassle!
You can straight-away enjoy full phone functionality on a connected VivoBook, via mouse, keyboard or touchscreen. This includes file transfers, URL transfers, screen mirroring, hands-free phone calls, screen extender and even remote file access.