Computex 2017: Asus Announces New VivoBook and ZenBook Laptops
Asus has always been making a big splash in delivering excellent products in their laptop division. Yes, now again the trend continues, as they unveiled plenty of new gadgets and Asus new laptops, which will be going on sale this year.
As Asus kicked off the Computex 2017 event, its Chairman Jonney Shih excitedly announced the bevy of new laptops with their new motto “The Edge beyond.” To be precise, Asus has just expanded their product portfolio by unveiling three ZenBook brand models and further two VivoBook models of laptops.
Are you interested in having a glimpse on the new Asus’s lineup? Well, here we are. The products unveiled at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei are presented below.
Asus ZenBook Flip S (UX370) – Thinnest Convertible Laptop With Stunning Design
The Asus ZenBook Flip S is a thin and light, 2-in-1 device. If you’re looking for a device, which performs both as a laptop and a tablet, then this one is going to be a suitable choice. Probably the most striking feature about ZenBook Flip S is its 10.9mm thickness, the world’s thinnest ever. Apparently, it is pinning its success on the design.
The ultra-thin laptop comes with a 360 degree screen as well. Not only thin, but it is also impressively light, weighing of 1.1kg, which is comfortable to hold in one hand. Other highlighted features are: the body is made off, by the aerospace-grade aluminum; featuring a vapor chamber cooling system, and finally an ‘ErgoLift’ hinge. Of course, they’ve also improved the hinge in further.
Accordingly, it allows the laptop to tilt the keyboard into a perfect typing position when the display is tilted beyond 135 degrees.
- The 7th generation i7-7500U processor and 1TB PCle SSD
- New cooling system using a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller, which is just 0.3mm thin
- The 13.3-inch screen with a 4K UHD display, allows a multi-touch support with your fingers or stylus in a tablet mode
- Fingerprint sensor to experience one-touch login
Asus ZenBook Pro (UX550) – A Powerful Punch in a Slim Body
The ZenBook Pro is also a thinner, lighter and powerful laptop. Yes, the device will come with a metal unibody that’s just 18.9mm thick, weighing 1.8kg. The screen is probably giving an eye-catchy look; you all will love its 15.6-inch display. On the design aspects, the ZenBook Pro sports iconic spun-metal finish; illuminated logo at the top; and diamond-cut silver edges.
Specs-wise, it packs an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and is coupled with Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 Ti graphics. Moreover, the device is offered a 16GB DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD, for memory. Asus touts that, the device can draw power from its battery for about 14hours of normal usage.
For data transfer and charging, the device supports a list of connectivity options, which includes USB-type C, USB-Type A, HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack, quad audio speakers, etc. Finally, like the other ZenBook laptops, the UX550 also comes with a fingerprint sensor. We are waiting to do a hands-on review to see how it performs on the Windows 10 platform.
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) – The Prestigious Laptop With Big Screen
The device actually fits a 14-inch display into a 13-inch chassis, while physically weighing about 1.1 kg. Further, under the hood, the device is fuelled by an Intel Core 17-7500U with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage.
The laptop packs a USB Type-C port with support for 40Gbps data transfer and a dual 4K UHD external display. On the software front, the device runs on Windows 10 and is equipped with a fingerprint sensor. Very excited to experience the one-touch login!
Asus VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) – A Midrange Laptop That Gives out a Dazzling Feel
Asus has extensively jazzed-up its VivoBook Pro 15, with new looks and features. We could see a 15.6-inch 4k UHD display, with 3840×2160 pixel resolution. The device is powered by an Intel Core i7-770HQ Quad-Core processor. On memory aspects, the device holds 16GB DDR4 RAM as well as a hybrid storage of 2TB HDD and a 512GB SSD. It has also got an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.
Interestingly, there is a dual-fan cooling system and dual copper thermal module to prevent from heating issues, while playing games and performing other heavy works. Coming on to the other additions, the device flaunts twin speakers and fingerprint sensors. Finally, the device has a fashionable accessory, the Asus Pen.
Asus Vivobook S15 (S510) – A Solid Laptop With Thin Bezels
The 15.6-inch S15 can be easily carried around for work, without stress on shoulders. Yes, the device weighs about 1.5kg and measures 17.9mm in thickness. Well, it is stuffed with an i7-7500U processor and squeezes the best out, with an Nvidia GeForce GTX940 discrete graphics. It is paired with a 16GB DDR4 RAM.
The cool factor, about its design, is the ultra-thin 7.8mm bezels, which implies that the display screen is maximized. Further, the laptop’s footprint has been shrunk to bide the cool design.