COMPUTEX 2019: Asus announces new ZenBooks, 30th anniversary ZenBook Edition 30
Taiwanese electronics giant Asus has today announced new editions to its ZenBook lineup of laptops with the New ZenBook 13/14/15 and also the Exclusive ZenBook Edition 30 at Computex 2019. The ZenBook Edition 30 is symbolic to Asus’ 30th anniversary and among other special things, it also features hand-crafted genuine Italian leather lid cover.
ZenBook 13/14/15 Specs
Asus says that the new ZenBook’s feature the smallest footprints in their class which has been made possible with the frameless NanoEdge displays. As the model numbers indicate, the new ZenBooks come in screen sizes of 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch. Asus claims that the ZenBooks have a 95 percent screen-to-body ratio which could certainly make for an immersive viewing experience. All the ZenBooks have FHD resolution displays.
The ZenBooks also retains the ScreenPad 2.0, which is a display in place of a trackpad, and it now has a larger 5.65-inch touchscreen that offers many new features and benefits, as per Asus.
The ZenBook has an aluminium chassis Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid. The laptops weigh from 1.22 kg to 1.65 kg depending on what configuration and model you take. The company says that the ASUS ErgoLift hinge design gives the user ease in typing and also helps in cooling of the device.
From a processing standpoint, the new ZenBooks feature the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors along with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete graphics. The ZenBook 15 has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. Memory options include up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of PCIe SSDs.
Connectivity options include gigabit-class Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Type-C port, 2X USB 2.0 Type-A port, HDMI, 3.5 mm jack, and a micro-SD card reader. The devices are powered by a 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery.
ZenBook Edition 30
The ZenBook 30 is a limited edition device which celebrates the 30 year anniversary of Asus. The internals of the device are the same as the new ZenBooks. However, on the outside we see lid encased in luxurious Pearl White genuine Italian leather.
The logo on the lid is 18-karat rose-gold-plated. Apart from that, you will also get a leather-look box and mouse pad, and a genuine-leather sleeve. It also comes with a touch-screen display instead of a normal trackpad.
Pricing and availability
Asus will announce the pricing and availability of the new laptops shortly. They should be making their way to the Indian markets as well.
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