Asus used its press event at Computex today to show off a revised lineup of super thin, light, and stylish ZenBook and VivoBook Windows 10 laptops.
The ZenBook Flip S (pictured) is the world's thinnest convertible laptop, while the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the slimmest 14-inch laptop, Asus says. Here's a rundown of what to look out for in the coming months.
ZenBook Flip S
As its name suggests, the Flip S sports a 360-degree flippable display, allowing you to use it in a traditional laptop or tablet mode. There's a touch screen with the option for 4K, but the Flip S also supports a stylus.
The Flip S is 10.9mm thick and runs up to a seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and 1TB PCIe SSD. Asus also touted a new cooling system, and the "smallest-ever laptop fingerprint sensors" for easy login.
PCMag's sister publication ComputerShopper.com is on the ground in Taipei, and got some hands-on time with the ZenBook Flip S.
"On a machine this thin, something has to give, and one of the 'gives' is the keyboard," ComputerShopper notes. "Not that there is anything wrong with it; you can expect only so much from a thin-laptop board. But the vertical travel on this one is just 1mm, and it feels it. It's fine, but it is definitely not deep. As a consolation prize, the ZenBook Flip S does offer full keyboard backlighting."
Look for the Flip S later this year starting at $1,099.
ZenBook 3 Deluxe
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe, meanwhile, is an all-aluminum, 14-inch Windows 10 laptop that's 12.9mm thick.
It runs a seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 620, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and up to 1TB PCI Express SSD. There are two, Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C ports that support 40Gbps data transfers, two 4K external displays, and power delivery. Sign in with the swipe of your finger.
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe will start at $1,199.
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The redesigned ZenBook Pro, according to Asus, is "the thinnest, lightest and most powerful to date in this professional-grade ultraportable series." The 18.9mm Windows 10 laptop sports a 15.6-inch 4K display with quad-speaker Harmon Kardon audio, and includes a fingerprint sensor, as well as spun-metal finish, diamond-cut silver edges, and illuminated lid logo.
It runs a seventh-gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, gaming-grade Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics, and a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB DDR4 RAM. Asus promises battery life up to 14 hours.
The ZenBook Pro starts at $1,299.
Asus VivoBook S15 and VivoBook Pro 15
If you're looking for a budget PC, Asus is also updating its VivoBook lineup.
The VivoBook S15 starts at just $499 and sports a 15.6-inch display, a seventh-gen Intel Core i7-7500U processor, up to 16GB DDR4 memory, and Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics.
The VivoBook Pro 15 (above) has a 15.6-inch 4K display and runs a seventh-gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. Hybrid storage can be configured with up to a 2TB HDD and a 512GB SSD, and there's a dual-fan cooling system, a fingerprint sensor and support for the Asus Pen. It will start at $799.
Also on display at Computex, meanwhile, is the Asus Blue Cave, an AC2600-class dual-band smart Wi-Fi router. It includes Trend Micro-backed security for IoT devices, and allows for monitoring via a smartphone or tablet.
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