A powerful laptop doesn’t have to be weigh a ton. It doesn’t have to look like a heavyweight either. One of ASUS’s new powerhouse laptops coming in this month eschews both ideas by being both lightweight and stylish.

The ZenBook S13 (UX392FN-AB006T) features ASUS’s slimmest display bezel yet and offers its largest screen-to-body ratio at 97 percent. With a 13.9-inch display, it as 2.5mm thin bezel to the sides, 3.6mm at the top, and 1mm at the bottom. The top has a bit of a lip to house the HD webcam and the bottom bezel gets hidden underneath the keyboard, thanks to the ErgoLift Hinge design.

This 4-sided NanoEdge display guarantees the device gets to have a smaller footprint than other 13-inch laptops. When compared to the company’s own previous generation 13.9-inch ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), the ZenBook S13 is 12.5 percent smaller.

While it shrunk in size, it has scrimped on power. The display offers 100% sRGB wide color gamut and the machine itself runs on an Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 16GB LPDDR3 RAM, 512GB NVME PCIe SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics. ASUS proudly announces that this is the thinnest laptop in the world with discrete graphics, coming in at 12.9mm thin and 1.1kg light.

The ZenBook S13 is designed to get you through your work day with up to 15 hours of battery life from its 50Wh battery.

Cooling isn’t going to be an issue with the built-in dual-fan cooling system and advanced cooling design of this laptop. The ErgoLift Hinge design helps in this respect. While the 4-degree lift makes for a better typing position, it also helps improve cooling.

This design also helps with audio performance. The extra space allows the speakers to work at their best, delivering clearer sound with improved bass response. ASUS also collaborated with Harman Kardon to provide improved signal processing that makes adaptive adjustments for better clarity and noise filter.

All of this tech is housed inside an all-metal unibody chassis with its lid and body CNC-machined from a single piece of aluminum. This makes the ZenBook S13 more durable than those made using traditional metal-stamping methods. The laptop was built and tested to meet the demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard, so it can take a bit of jostling inside your bag when you take it with you.

Coming in a new Utopia Blue color scheme and ASUS’s signature spun-metal finish, you wouldn’t be ashamed to take this out with you in public. This configuration of the ZenBook S13 retails for P99,995 and will be available mid-May 2019 at authorized resellers and ASUS concept stores nationwide.

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Nicole Batac
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Nicole calls herself an accidental techie that has learned to love all things consumer tech since she started with this line of work around seven years ago. In her spare time, she devours books, TV shows, movies, and a large amount of Japan-related entertainment.

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