COVID-19 is an unpredicted global pandemic in the year 2020. The unemployment rate recorded at 3.38% from the previous year, according to a statistic. Possibly due to most of the employees being sacked out of their companies to lower the cost of business operation. Some giant tech companies allowing their employees to work from home.

Unfortunately, not many companies afford to provide facility to their employees with the necessary working tools such as laptop or software to carry out the work from home. Such situations somehow influence the level of productivity of the employees who are working from home, right? Before moving into the purpose of this article, what describes a good laptop for productivity? Below are the main characteristic of what a good laptop built for productivity should have:

  1. Processing capability
  2. Design and chassis (Dimensions)
  3. Number of Input and Output options
  4. Battery Capacity
  5. Longevity

ASUS used the pandemic as a stepping stone to introduce their all-new laptop built to enhance your productivity level even when you’re working from home. ASUS Laptop A416 and A516 is a compact laptop that comes with dual display options, a 14-inch model, A416JA and A416JP and a 15-inch model, A516JA & A516JP. Both laptop models equipped with NanoEdge slim-bezel display covers up to 83% of screen-top-body ratio. Such changes in the wider display area allows more compact footprint resulting in a lighter chassis design. With the viewing angle up to 178° through its FHD display and anti-glare coating, working in front of the laptop is easy without visual discomfort.

The table below describes the specification of offering for ASUS Laptop A416 and A516:

ASUS Laptop A416 / A516 Series







Transparent Silver, Slate Grey

Transparent Silver

Transparent Silver, Slate Grey


Intel Core i5-1035G1 Processor 1.0 GHz

(6M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz)

Intel Core i3-1005G1 Processor 1.2 GHz

(4M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz)


Windows 10 Home
 Comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019


14″ Full HD

1920×1080 16:9

15.6″ Full HD

1366×768 16:9

14″ HD

1366×768 16:9

15.6″ HD

1366×768 16:9


NVIDIA GeForce MX330

Intel UHD Graphics 620


4GB RAM on board





Wi-Fi 5(802.11ac)
 Bluetooth 4.1 (Dual band) 1*1


1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
 Micro SD card reader

Price (SRP)




2 Years Global Warranty


ASUS Backpack

In the end, you are given options to pick any of these Intel 10th Generation Ice Lake processor, a dual-core Core i3-1005G1 clocked at 1.2GHz and a quad-core Core i5-1035G1 clocked at 1GHz. Both processors marked decent benchmark performance when it comes to fulfilling the requirement of being productive through multitasking.

Being productive means, you have to move from a place to another place. ASUS A416 and A516 designed to endure extreme pressure, e.g. knocks and bumps in everyday computing. The strengthened lid provides structural support for the panel and hinge joint, thus reducing the wear and tear process. The metal underneath the keyboard further allows data can be keyed efficiently without creating a feeling of discomfort over the long period of time of using the laptop.

If you’re used to use multiple devices at a time, say a tab to transfer files through a wired connection or require to plug in your portable USB-modem to access to the internet when you’re in the public, ASUS Laptop A416 and A516 has almost all the required input and output connectivity options in the laptop. ASUS Laptop A416 and A516 features a WiFi 5 technology along with Bluetooth 5 required for a better wireless data transmission. Speaking about I/O connectivity options, both models comes with USB 3.2 Type-C (USB-C), USB 3.2 Type-A, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, a HDMI output and a microSD card reader. ASUS make sure the chassis of the laptops utilized to its maximum to provide better flexibility for you.

Battery is an important characteristic of a good laptop designed for productive users. ASUS Laptop A416 and A516 utilize ASUS Battery Health Charging technology that provides a lifespan up to three times longer than standard lithium-ion batteries. In addition, fast-charging technology allows you to charge from 1% to 60% in 49 minutes. Almost 99% of users used with laptops tend to over-charge their laptop thus, reducing the lifespan of the battery capacity. ASUS Battery Health Charging purpose is to provide a safer charging experience through decreasing the battery expansion rate during charging.

ASUS Laptop A416 and A516 features a few security features built-in such as E-A-R anti-shock technology. Basically, an E-A-R protects your internal storage through a physical bumper wrapped around that dampens the impact of any possible physical shocks. ASUS also designed another security feature that automatically detects the shock and vibration through all three axes in order secure internal storage mechanisms.

ASUS Laptop A416 and A516 can be purchased through ASUS’s official e-store in Lazada, Shopee or Concept Store.

This article is sponsored by ASUS Malaysia.