Late last month, ASUS Philippines officially announced the local availability of its latest ZenBook, ZenBook Pro, and VivoBook S premium ultraportable laptop series, at an event showcasing the entire ASUS ZenBook portfolio first launched in 2011.
The new lineup, powered by the latest 8th-gen Intel Core processors embodies ASUS’s “In Search of Incredible” brand spirit, with the ZenBook and VivoBook series unified under the headline theme of “Unleash Your Creative Power.”
New products announced at the event include the ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433) and ZenBook 15 (UX533)—which ASUS boasts as its most compact 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch laptops, respectively.
The ZenBook Pro 15 professional laptop is now joined by the new ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480), with both models incorporating the ASUS ScreenPad updated with exciting new features and functions. Also announced was the latest version of the ZenBook S (UX391FA), which now has an amazing battery life of up to 20 hours, and the VivoBook S15 (S530), a collection of colorful and stylish lightweight laptops.
Introduced at IFA 2018 in Berlin, the ZenBook 13, 14 and 15 introduce new frameless ASUS NanoEdge displays, with ultra-slim bezels on all four sides for an impressive screen-to-body ratio of up to 95 percent and a near-borderless viewing experience. The ultra-compact design, which incorporates the unique 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 exclusive new NumberPad, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad. The new models feature a full complement of high-performance components including the latest 8th-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi optimized for Intel Wireless-AC 9560, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics.
ZenBook Pro 14
The ZenBook Pro 14 is a highly mobile alternative to the 15.6-inch ZenBook Pro 15, featuring the futuristic new ScreenPad, an ASUS innovation that turns the touchpad into a secondary screen, among other features. ZenBook Pro 14 delivers extreme performance in a slim, lightweight, and supremely elegant package. Powered by up to the latest 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor featuring integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q discrete graphics, the ZenBook Pro 14 handles the most demanding tasks with ease. The all-aluminum design features the exclusive ErgoLift hinge, and its ultra-compact dimensions are enabled by the 14-inch NanoEdge FHD display, with ultra-slim bezels that provide an expansive, distraction-free viewing experience. The display is also factory pre-calibrated and PANTONE validated for superb color accuracy. The ZenBook Pro 14 features fast face login and built-in support for Windows Cortana and Amazon Alexa voice services.
There are also new and updated apps for the ScreenPad, including Adobe Sign, Handwriting and SpeechTyper. The updated ASUS Sync app makes it easier than ever to integrate a smartphone with the ZenBook Pro, while the improved 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. An online tutorial highlighting the features and capabilities of the updated ScreenPad is available at this link.
ZenBook S (UX391FA)
The ZenBook S (UX391FA) is a premium 13.3-inch ultraportable Windows 10 laptop now upgraded with power-saving components that enable a remarkable 20-hour battery life, along with the latest 8th-generation Intel Core processors for enhanced performance. These new improvements promise users effortless portability, powerful performance, and no-compromise connectivity, combined with military-grade (MIL-STD-810G) toughness.
VivoBook S15 (S530)/S14 (S430)
The VivoBook S15 (S530) and S14 (S430) are a pair of stylish and lightweight laptops designed for the young or the young at heart. Both laptops feature bold color-blocking designs, with five vibrant color options and several textured finishes that let users fully express their personalities.
The ErgoLift hinge replicates the feel of typing on a desktop keyboard for more comfortable typing, while the new three-sided NanoEdge display design provides an immersive viewing experience. The S15 and S14 are powered by up to an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics. Both laptops feature dual-storage designs.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS’s latest ZenBook product line will be locally available in Q4 2018.
|ZenBook 13 UX333|
|UX333FA-A3009T||13.3 ” FHD||i5-8265U||8GB||PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD||Intel UHD Graphics 620||P54,995|
|UX333FN-A4015T||13.3 ” FHD||i5-8265U||8GB||PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD||NVIDIA GeForce MX150||P62,995|
|UX333FN-A4016T||13.3 ” FHD||i5-8265U||8GB||PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD||NVIDIA GeForce MX150||P62,995|
|UX333FN-A4115T||13.3 ” FHD||i5-8265U||8GB||PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD||NVIDIA GeForce MX150||P66,995|
|ZenBook 14 UX433|
|UX433FN-A6090T||14 ” FHD||i5-8265U||8GB||PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD||NVIDIA GeForce MX150||P62,995|
|UX433FN-A6145T||14 ” FHD||i5-8265U||8GB||PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD||NVIDIA GeForce MX150||P66,995|
|UX433FN-A6108T||14 ” FHD||i7-8565U||16GB||PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD||NVIDIA GeForce MX150||P77,995|
|UX433FN-A6024T||14 ” FHD||i7-8565U||16GB||PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD||NVIDIA GeForce MX150||P77,995|
|ZenBook 14 UX533|
|UX533FD-A9110T||15 ” FHD||i5-8265U||8GB||PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q||P74,995|
|UX533FD-A9074T||15 ” FHD||i7-8565U||16GB||PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q||P89,995|
|ZenBook Pro 14|
|UX480FD-BE010T||14 ” FHD||i7-8565U||16GB||DDR4 PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 MAX Q||P94,995|
|ZenBook S UX391|
|8GB||SATA3 256G M.2 SSD||Intel UHD Graphics 620||P69,995|
|S530UN-BQ031T (Gold)||15″ FHD||i7-8550||8G||1TB+256G SSD||MX150 2GD5||P63,995|
|S530UN-BQ003T (Grey)||15″ FHD||i7-8550||8G||1TB+256G SSD||MX150 2GD5||P63,995|
|S530UN-BQ138T (Grey)||15″ FHD||i5-8250||4G||1TB+256G SSD||MX150 2GD5||P51,995|
|S530UN-BQ139T (Gold)||15″ FHD||i5-8250||4G||1TB+256G SSD||MX150 2GD5||P51,995|
|S430UN-EB022T (Gold)||14″ FHD||i7-8550||8G||256G SSD||MX150 2GD5||P60,995|
|S430UN-EB023T (Grey)||14″ FHD||i7-8550||8G||256G SSD||MX150 2GD5||P60,995|
|S430UN-EB018T (Gold)||14″ FHD||i5-8250||4G||1TB+256G SSD||MX150 2GD5||P50,995|
|S430UN-EB019T (Grey)||14″ FHD||i5-8250||4G||1TB+256G SSD||MX150 2GD5||P50,995|
|S430UN-EB016T (Grey)||14″ FHD||i5-8250||4G||256G SSD||MX150 2GD5||P47,995|
|S430UN-EB017T (Gold)||14″ FHD||i5-8250||4G||256G SSD||MX150 2GD5||P47,995|