Asus introduces two ZenBooks with unique features

Asus ZenBook S (UX391): ZenBook Gets a Lift

Asus ZenBook S (UX391): ZenBook Gets a Lift

The 14-inch laptop is slightly thicker and heavier than its non-convertible sibling, the Vivobook S14, measuring in at 17.6mm thick and weighing 1.5kg. This year, they're targeting creators more than ever and the new ZenBook Pros are packed full of power. Surrounding the display, the NanoEdge bezels measure in at just 5.9mm to provide the ZenBook S with an 85% screen-to-body ratio to turn each session into an immersive visual experience.

The 15-inch version is Pantone-validated and displays 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, handy for photographers and videographers who need to perform color correction on their work.

VivoBook S13, check out those narrow bezels at the display!

Specifically, ASUS increased the appeal of its VivoBook series by giving these machines a wider range of colour options.

It is powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of memory for powerful and energy-efficient performance and features up to a 1TB SSD for fast, high-capacity storage. This is an ASUS innovation that revolutionizes the way users work and interact with their notebook. Asus has an SDK and is actively courting developers, and Windows Store apps will even display a message if they have ScreenPad support. For now, the selection is mostly limited to a few basic Asus apps like a calendar, music player, and calculator, as well as the Microsoft Office suite. While this model won't have the show-stopping Intel Core i9 available in the ZenBook Pro 15, it will still boast eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processors, 16 GB of RAM, and a Max-Q GeForce GTX 1050.

The laptop will come with either an Intel Core i7-8550U or Core i5-8250U quad-core processor, up to 16Gb of RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage.

The final ZenBook that Asus announced is the upcoming ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480).

The ZenBook S will be the first available and is only 13mm tall, weighs 1kg and features a 13.3-inch display. With an ultrathin 12.9mm profile and ultralight 1kg all-metal unibody, the sophisticated ZenBook S is finished in prestigious Deep Dive Blue or elegant Burgundy Red with Rose Gold diamond-cut edges, complete with the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish for a luxurious look and feel. Apparently what it does is that it lifts the laptop higher than normal which results in a keyboard that is angled at 5.5 degrees. Further it features a 50Wh lithium-polymer battery. Its Thunderbolt 3 ports allow up to two 4K 60Hz displays, while also supporting external graphics solutions such as the ASUS XG Station Pro, allowing users to upgrade graphics capability without having to modify or replace the laptop. ZenBook S features Amazon Alexa support for easy voice-controlled assistance. Again we weren't able to really test this feature in the middle of the busy and noisy press event, but Asus reasoning seems to be sound.

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