Computex 2018: Asus unveils ZenBook and VivoBook notebooks


The computer hardware brand, ASUS has unveiled an all-new range of products, including ZenBook Pro 15, ZenBook Pro 14 and ZenBook S, a full lineup of VivoBook notebooks, and the VivoWatch BP wearable blood-pressure monitor at the ongoing 2018 Computex in Taiwan.

The ZenBook Pro is now the new game changer in the range of premium laptops of Asus. The new range includes two new models dubbed as Asus ZenBook Pro 14 and ZenBook Pro 15.

The company said the ScreenPad allows for use akin to that of the touch bar found on Apple MacBooks, with adaptive menus and controls changing with the app in focus - this functionality is now limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint - and using apps specifically made for the ScreenPad such as calculator, music player, numeric keypad, and launcher.

The Asus ZenBook S is an interesting new laptop, especially in terms of exterior design. With this cooling system, ZenBook S runs up to 5°C cooler than previous ZenBook models, even with the new and powerful 8 th generation quad-core Intel processor! These apps are all launched directly onto the ScreenPad and allow you to have quick access to tools such as a calculator, your calendar, music, or mail. While pushing a maximum brightness of 400 nits and a 1200:1 contrast ratio, colour reproduction is the pride of the ZenBook Pro 15, which pushes 132% sRGB, 100% Adobe RGB colour accuracy and a Delta E value of less than 2.

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Asus added that browser extensions could be used for the ScreenPad, such as adding YouTube playback controls to the second screen.

Asus ROG Strix Scar II is aimed at audiences who play games in first-person perspective in "frames per second (FPS)" and "Strik Hero II" that targets "multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA)" players, The Verge reported On Monday. They offer dual-storage designs, with S15 offering up to a 512GB SSD and 2TB HDD. The ZenBook S is created to be compliant with the MIL-STD-810G durability standard. Powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors and a superfast PCIe x4 SSD, ZenBook S also features up to a 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen and delivers up to 13.5 hours battery life for all-day performance. ZenBook Pro 14 also comes with a discrete GPU, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Max-Q card. It features the new ErgoLift hinge that automatically tilts the keyboard by 5.5 degrees for better typing comfort.

This is all packed into a relatively compact chassis, weighing a hair under 4 pounds for the 15.6-inch VivoBook S, and just over 3 pounds for the 14-inch variety. Asus, however, has gone and built a laptop with an integrated display panel in the place of a touchpad.

Base models will likely come with less storage and memory as well as a lower-tier - but still entirely serviceable - Intel Core i5-8250U CPU. It comes with a remarkable 89 percent screen-to-body ratio, courtesy of its 13-inch NanoEdge display. The Asus VivoBook S15 will be available in late June, while the availability of the VivoBook S14 will be announced at a later date.