ASUS has built up on its existing lineup of products and also refreshed the ZenBook, 13, 14 and 15 ultrabooks.
ASUS announced the latest ZenBook, ZenBook Flip and ZenBook Pro laptops during the company's Media Day at IFA 2018.
New products announced at the event included ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433) and ZenBook 15 (UX533), along with ZenBook Flip 13 (UX362) and ZenBook Flip 15 (UX562). The ZenBook Pro 15 professional laptop is now joined by the new ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480), with both models incorporating the ASUS ScreenPad that's been updated with new features and functions. Also announced was the latest version of ZenBook S (UX391FA), which now has up to a 20-hour battery life, and the new Zen AiO 27 (Z272) all-in-one PC, featuring a system-in-base design.
ZenBook 13, 14 and 15 introduce the new frameless ASUS NanoEdge display, with ultraslim bezels on all four sides for an up to 95% screen-to-body ratio and a near-borderless viewing experience. ASUS claims that the ultra-compact design, which incorporates the ErgoLift hinge mechanism that tilts the keyboard for comfortable typing, gives each of these laptops the world's smallest footprint in its class. ZenBook 13 and 14 also introduce include the new NumberPad, an innovative LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad. The new models feature quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with integrated gigabit Wi-Fi optimised for the Intel Wireless-AC 9560 chip, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics.
ZenBook Flip 13/15:
ZenBook Flip 13 and 15 are convertible 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch laptops that are said to be 10% smaller than the previous models. The ZenBook 13 and 15 feature four-sided frameless NanoEdge displays with a 90% screen-to-body ratio. They also feature an any-position 360° ErgoLift hinge that lifts and tilts the keyboard into a comfortable typing position. ZenBook Flip 15 and 13 are powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors with integrated gigabit Wi-Fi optimized for the Intel Wireless-AC 9560 chip, and ZenBook Flip 15 adds high-performance discrete NVIDIA GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics and a PANTONE Validated display with impressively low Delta-E values — under 2 for the 4K UHD version and under 3 for the FHD version — for accurate colour rendering. Both models also incorporate a world-facing camera, designed specifically for use with mixed-reality applications that allow users to interact with 3D virtual objects in the physical world.
ZenBook Pro 14:
ZenBook Pro 14 is a mobile alternative to the 15.6-inch ZenBook Pro 15, featuring the new ScreenPad. The laptop features up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor with integrated gigabit Wi-Fi, and with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q discrete graphics. The all-aluminium design features the ErgoLift hinge, and its ultra-compact dimensions are enabled by the 14-inch NanoEdge FHD display, with ultraslim bezels that help in providing an expansive, distraction-free viewing experience. The display is also PANTONE Validated for superb colour accuracy.
The new apps — Adobe Sign, Handwriting and SpeechTyper — add new functionality and features to ScreenPad. The updated ASUS Sync app makes it easier to integrate a smartphone with ZenBook Pro, while the Extender Mode turns ScreenPad into a secondary Windows display for dual-screen productivity. The new apps and updates are available to download via the ScreenPad settings menu.
ZenBook S (UX391FA):
ZenBook S (UX391FA) is a 13.3-inch Windows 10 laptop now upgraded with power-saving components that enable a 20-hour battery life, along with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors for enhanced performance
Zen AiO 27: Designed for content creators and graphics professionals, Zen AiO 27 has a new design that houses all the system components in the base, rather than behind the display: this approach improves cooling, allows easier upgrades and enables slimmer display housing. The specification includes an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and Zen AiO 27 also features Qi wireless charging built into its base for fast charging of mobile devices. Zen AiO 27 features a 27-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE Validated display with a 100% sRGB colour gamut and a Delta-E color accuracy value of less than 3.0 for incredibly detailed and lifelike visuals.