Cheap back to school laptop deals: Asus Vivobook 16X for $479

Asus Vivobook 16 in navy blue colorway against a light blue background
(Image credit: Asus, Laptop Mag)

Back to school deals continue to roll out the lowest prices of the season on college laptops. One standout deal from Best Buy offers the Asus Vivobook 16X with Ryzen 7 CPU for just $479. That's $270 off its usual price of $749 and the lowest price we've seen for this notebook.

In fact, it's one of the best sub-$500 back to school laptop deals we've seen all month. If you don't want to spend a fortune on a new laptop, this Asus Vivobook is a budget-friendly option.

Today's best Asus Vivobook deal

Asus Vivobook 16X
Was: $749
Now: $479 @Best Buy

Asus Vivobook 16X
Now: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$479 @Best Buy

Features: 16-inch (1920 x 1080) display, AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS 8-core CPU, 12GB RAM, AMD Radeon Graphics, 512GB NVMe SSD.

Release date: April 2023

Price history: This is the lowest price we've seen for this configuration Vivobook 16X.

Price check: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Target $629

Reviews: Overall reviews agree that the Asus Vivobook 16X is a great value for the price. We tested the Intel version and called it, "big, bright, and cheap". We expect the AMD version in this deal to be on par. Expect solid multitasking performance with the laptop's efficient AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and 12GB of RAM hardware.

Laptop Mag: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">★★★½  (Intel version)  

Buy if: You want a big screen Full HD laptop with an HDMI port to connect to a monitor or TV. This -particular configuration is adequate for multitasking, audio/video-editing, and streaming videos. It has enough oomph to play entry level games like Skyrim and Fallout 4.

Don't buy if: You prefer a smaller screen or want back-lit keys. At 4.1 pounds and 0.8-inches thin, the Vivobook is fairly portable for a 16-inch laptop. Consider a smaller 14-inch laptop or the <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">LG Gram 16 (2.5 pounds, 0.7-inches thin) if you want something lighter. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.