Asus at its Computex 2017 press conference announced a ton of new laptops. The new Asus ZenBook and VivoBook laptop series is a stunning line-up of thin and light devices powered by Windows 10.
At the press conference, the company’s focus was solely on new laptops, with the spotlight shining on the newest additions to its ZenBook line: the ZenBook Flip S and the ZenBook Pro UX550.
Zenbook Flip S
World’s thinnest convertible – according to Asus chairman, Jonney Shih – the Zenbook Flip S is a 10.9mm thick machine – 20 percent slimmer than the MacBook – and it weighs in at 2.42 pounds.
While revealing the device, Asus didn’t specify didn’t specify chip it’s using inside Flip S, but the company claims 11.5 hours of battery life from its Core i7 processor. The device comes with a single USB-C port, and the 13.3-inch 4K screen which folds around 360 degrees.
Pricing and Availability: ASUS ZenBook Flip S starts from USD$1,099, and will be available this summer
Next edition to the ZenBook lien-up is the Zenbook Pro, which is a pretty solid all-rounder. Laptop comes equipped with Nvidia GTX 1050Ti GPU, a 15.6-inch 4K display, and an H-series Core i7 CPU inside an 18.9mm-thick chassis. Asus claims up to 14 hours of battery life for the ZenBook Pro.
Pricing and Availability: ASUS ZenBook Pro starts from USD$1,299, and will be available this summer.
Zenbook 3 Deluxe
Last year when Asus released the ZenBook 3, the company called it the “world’s most prestigious laptop”, and it’s using the same tagline for the new ZenBook 3 Deluxe, too.
Zenbook 3 Deluxe is bigger than the regular ZenBook 3, and the company calls it the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop – at 12.9mm thick. The device has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an unspecified Core i7 processor, and a 1080p display.
Pricing and Availability: ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe starts from USD$1,199, and will be available this summer.
“Mainstream laptops will never be the same again” after the VivoBook S or that’s what the Jonney Shih claims. VivoBook S is a 17.9mm-thick laptop which comes with MacBook-Pro-ish aluminum case with up to a Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GTX 940MX GPU. The device further features a 15-inch screen.
Pricing and Availability: It’s a $499 laptop and will be available later this summer.
The second VivoBook unveiled at the Computex was the VivoBook Pro. It is an Asus’ mid-range offering, comes with a 15.6-inch 4K display, a Core i7 processor, and a GTX 1050 GPU.
Pricing and Availability: The VivoBook Pro will ship in the summer for $799.