First seen at Computex, the new portable ASUS ZenBook and VivoBook were also presented in Bucharest. These include the ZenBook Pro 15, the laptop equipped with a second screen (ScreenPad) installed instead of the traditional touchpad, the ZenBook S and a complete line of VivoBook notebooks
The new ZenBook models are ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) and ZenBook S (UX391). The ZenBook Pro 15 features ScreenPad, a new way to interact with the ZenBook, which is tailored to the user's needs
The ZenBook Pro 15 is a professional model featuring top processors including Intel Core i9, GeForce GTX 1050Ti video card, 1TB SSD PCIe x4, Intel Wireless-AC gigabit speeds and Intel Thunderbolt. The ZenBook S is a premium 10.3-inch, ultra-portable premium, MIL-STD-810G durable, ultra-portable premium
VivoBook S15 (S530) and VivoBook S14 (S430)
They are available in five vibrant colors – green, star gray, silver blue, gray metallic and glacial gold – and some finishing options including woven texture for a great look. The VivoBook S15 and VivoBook S14 weigh 1.8kg or 1.4kg respectively, both notebooks having a casing thickness of no more than 18mm. The ErgoLift hinge raises the keyboard to provide a comfortable typing experience, similar to a desktop keyboard and also improves cooling for better stability
The VivoBook S15 and S14 are the first VivoBook models to feature the NanoEdge on three sides, with even thinner edges on the top and sides of the panel. This gives the VivoBook S15 a screen / body ratio of 86%, while the VivoBook S14 reaches a screen / body ratio of 84% for an unparalleled experience in a more compact format. The VivoBook S15 and VivoBook S14 are based on the eighth generation Intel Core i7 processors with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. Both notebooks feature a dual-storage design, VivoBook S15, using SSDs of up to 512GB and 2TB hard drives
The new VivoBook S models will reach the local market in the third quarter, prices starting at about 2350 lei (VAT inclusive).
VivoBook S13 (S330)
The VivoBook S13 also benefits from the NanoEdge design, providing a screen / body ratio of 89%. The 4.3 mm thin frame allowed the 13 "panel to be mounted in a similar size to that of a traditional 11" model. In spite of the compact size, the VivoBook S13 features the NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7 processor and graphics processor,
VivoBook Flip 14 (TP412)
The VivoBook Flip 14 (TP412) is a new member of the VivoBook Flip series of convertible laptops equipped with Windows 10. The road has a 360-degree foldable screen and can be used as a notebook, stand, tent and tablet mode – any other way between them. The VivoBook Flip 14 has a slim profile of 17.6mm, weighs 1.5Kg and features a 6.15mm thin-screen touchscreen display. The configuration can include eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processors, 16GB of RAM and SSDs up to 1TB. The VivoBook Flip 14 is equipped with a touchpad integrated fingerprint sensor and supports the Window Hello electronic pen.
ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580)
ZenBook Pro is a family of high-performance laptops, equipped with Windows 10, designed for professional users. The series takes over the new ScreenPad, providing a color touchscreen that offers new ways to interact with both Windows applications and dedicated programs called ScreenPad applications
ScreenPad features adaptive functions with context-sensitive tools to improve workflow and productivity, and is fully customizable, allowing users to personalize their work experience. Currently supported applications include: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and YouTube, and other popular applications such as ASUS Sync, which will allow users to control the phone via ScreenPad, are being prepared
ScreenPad also offers a great opportunity for developers to create new dedicated applications or desktop application integration modes, giving users unlimited possibilities
The ZenBook Pro 15 is a professional model featuring Intel Core i9, hexa-core processors, GeForce GTX 1050Ti video card, 1TB PCIe x4 SSD, Thunderbolt 3 ports and gigabit Wi-Fi. The 15.6 "screen uses a 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE-approved 100% Adobe RGB Color Spectrum Color, Delta-E <2.0 Color Accuracy and Harmon Kardon Certified Audio System
ZenBook Pro 15 is available in a metal finish, available in Deep Dive Blue and Rose Gold
The UX580GE is expected in Romania in the third quarter of 2018, prices ranging from about 8000 lei (including VAT).
ZenBook S (UX391)
The ZenBook S (UX391) is a 13.3-inch ultra-portable, Windows 10, delivering uncompromised portability, performance and uncompromised connectivity for moving users, being tested to meet the MIL-STD-810G military standards of durability.
With a 12.9mm profile and a 1Kg metal body, the sophisticated ZenBook S is finished in Deep Dive Blue or Burgundy Red with Rose Gold cut diamond edges complemented by Zen-inspired metal finishes for a premium look . The ZenBook S incorporates the new ErgoLift hinge that allows the keyboard to be tilted by 5.5 degrees for more convenience. The high housing improves airflow and audio performance. Based on eighth-generation Intel Core processors and super-fast PCIe x4 SSDs, the ZenBook S also features 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen displays and provides up to 13.5 hours of autonomy for performance on throughout the working day. For ultra-fast connectivity, two of the three USB-C ports support Thunderbolt 3.
The ZenBook S (UX391UA) will be available in Romania starting June 11, at a price of approximately 5500 lei (Intel Core i7-8550U processor configuration, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD)