ASUS Unleashes Five Insane Laptops at the Computex 2017

ZenBook 3 Deluxe

The Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS took the center stage at this year's Computex expo in their home country and unleashed a couple of insanely stunning and powerful laptops. The launch event, took place on May 29, 2017, was called "Edge of Beyond"which was attended by tech enthusiasts and bloggers from around the world.

On day one of the expo alone, ASUS unveiled five powerful notebooks and those are the ZenBook Flip S, ZenBook 3 Deluxe, ZenBook Pro, VivoBook S15, and VivoBook Pro 15.

The ZenBook Flip S is claimed by ASUS as the world's thinnest convertible 2-in-1 laptop today, sporting 10.9mm profile and only weights 1.1kg. This also sports crazy thin bezels which the company refers to as NanoEdge. Being a convertible notebook, the display lid can be flipped all the way around up to 360 degrees making the whole laptop in tablet mode.

Will be arriving in September with pricing that starts at $1,099.

ZenBook Flip S
ASUS ZenBook Flip S specs:
  • 13.3-inch 4K Touchscreen Display
  • 3480 x 2160 resolution 
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Supports stylus ASUS Pen
  • 10.9mm thick
  • 1.1 Kilograms
  • 360-degree flippable display
  • Windows 10S
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • 1TB SSD
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint Sensor via Windows Hello
  • Up to 11.5 hours of battery life
  • Fast charging tech (about 60% in 49 minutes)
  • Pricing starts at $1,099
ASUS also added another installment to its already established ZenBook 3 series, this time adding the "Deluxe" naming to it to signify a more upgraded looks and internals. Bearing a model number UX490, ASUS said this is the thinnest 14-inch laptop on the market right now with only 12.9mm thick and only weights about 1.1 kilograms. For added protection, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which is also a first in laptop category according to ASUS.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe specs:
  • 14-inch Full HD display
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 1TB PCI-Express SSD
  • 2x USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support
  • Windows 10
  • 12.9mm thick
  • 1.1 kilograms
  • Up to 9 hours battery life
  • Pricing starts at $1,199
ZenBook Pro with model name UX550 on the other hand is a 15.6-inch laptop with 4K resolution display behind its spin metal lid right out of the box. Powering this model is the latest Kabylake Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB DDR4 RAM with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card embedded at its center. For storage there's 1TB PCIe SSD. And it is equipped with Harman Kardon certified quad-speaker setup. ASUS promises the ZenBook Pro to provide battery life of up to 14 hours on a single charge. Pricing for this model starts at $1,299.

ZenBook Pro
ASUS ZenBook Pro specs: 
  • 15.6-inch 4K touchscreen display
  • 7th-gen Intel Core i7 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Ti graphics
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Quad-speaker setup with Harman Kardon tech
  • Windows 10
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 18.9mm thick
  • 1.8 kilograms
  • Up to 14 hours battery life
  • Pricing starts at $1,299
In addition to the ZenBook series, ASUS also introduced new laptops under the VivoBook lineup - the VivoBook S15 and VivoBook Pro 15. These are the more affordable machines compared to the ZenBook devices, but still promises powerful performance and very decent specs sheet.

The VivoBook S15 is the cheapest of all with starting price of only $499. Its display is bigger than the ZenBook series above at 15.6" with Full HD 1080p resolution. ASUS says the bezels on this one measure 7.8mm making the display sport 80% screen-to-body ratio.

VivoBook S 15
ASUS VivoBook S15 specs:
  • 15.6-inch Full HD display 
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 7th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor 
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM 
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics
  • Windows 10
  • 512GB SSD
    2TB HDD
  • 17.9mm thick
  • 1.5 kilograms
  • Fast charging tech (about 60% in 49 minutes)
  • Pricing starts at $499
More high end of the two VivoBooks is the VivoBook Pro 15. It has the same 15.6-inch display but instead of Full HD, it packs 4K or 3840 x 2160 resolution.

VivoBook Pro 15
ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 specs:
  • 15.6-inch 4K display
  • 3840 x 2160 resolution
  • 7th-Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor 
  • Supports ASUS Pen
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics
  • 2TB HDD with Intel Optane Memory
  • 512GB SSD
  • Windows 10
  • 3x USB ports 
  • USB Type C port
  • 19.2mm thick
  • 2.2 kilograms
  • Harman Kardon audio 
  • Pricing Starts at $799
While pricing has been mentioned above, official SRPs  and local availability will be announced soon by ASUS Philippines. Stay tuned.

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