Asus took center stage during Computex Taipei and used the opportunity to finally unveil the latest improvements and impressive line of products that features a new set of laptops and other devices.
We have the round-up of the impressive line of products Asus just dropped. However, there will be no details regarding pricing and release dates since Asus is known to release that information much later after Computex.
Asus ZenBook Edition 30
On its 30th Anniversary, Asus has decided to release a limited edition laptop. The Asus ZenBook Edition 30 is designed with white leather panels accented with 18-karat rose gold embellishments. Notably, an ‘A’ shaped insignia that’s impressively unique and easy on the eyes. However, it’s not full leather.
Asus chairman Jonney Shih says that “Every piece of genuine leather is hand selected.” Moreover, “each panel cover is meticulously sewed by a master tailor.” There are also special accessories for the leather laptop, which includes a pearl white mouse and leather sleeve.
The ZenBook Edition 30 will be powered by Intel’s 8th Gen Core i7 processor, Nvidia’s GeForce MX250 discrete graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and PCIe SSD storage. This 13-inch laptop also has Asus’ bezel-free display with a 95 percent screen-to-body ratio. Asus also includes a ScreenPad, where the conventional trackpad is changed into a screen, according to The Verge.
Asus is updating its ZenBook with the improved ScreenPad called ScreenPad 2.0. As we can recall, Asus had the same feature on the ZenBook 15, but it showed to surpass just being a gimmick and have decided to invest in the functionality and improved it significantly.
The ScreenPad 2.0 that will feature a 5.65-inch 1080p touchscreen — which doubles as a touchpad has several new changes. Primarily, Asus has revamped the interface with Android-style menu buttons and icons, and it’s easier to switch in and out of the regular trackpad mode. It’s easily comparable to the feeling of using a regular smartphone, but it’s attached to your laptop.
Second, Asus says that it has also improved the ZenBook’s battery life by utilizing the integrated graphics instead of discrete graphics. Asus claims that the improvements would give it 2.5 times better battery life with the ZenBook S with up to 9 hours of battery life with the ScreenPad turned on.
Third, it can run apps downloaded apps from the Microsoft store.
The ScreenPad 2.0 will also be making its way to Asus’ VivoBook range, which is their lower-cost laptop line.
The updated ZenBook 13, 14, and 15-inch displays and will be available up to 8th Intel Core i7 CPU and up to 16GB of RAM. Additionally, the 15-inch model can have the Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU while the smaller versions only go up to an MX250.
ZenScreen Touch & ROG Strix XG17
Asus is introducing two new devices enabled by their innovative USB-C design — where devices can be connected through USB-C cords.
The ZenScreen Touch is a 5.6-inch 1080p is a touchscreen monitor that can be connected to smartphones and laptops by merely using a USB-C connector. It allows users to perform a variety of tasks that requires a bigger screen. The product is mainly targeted for productivity-focused individuals who would give leverage on accomplishing daily tasks.
Moreover, the ZenScreen Touch has a 7,800mAh battery and comes with a case that can be used to prop the monitor upright.
Meanwhile, the ROG Strix XG17 is the same except for the impressive 240 Hz power that it comes with. This screen monitor is the first of its kind and targeted for gamers who would appreciate a bigger screen or to aid laptops with lower refresh rates. Particularly, Asus proudly claims, its17.3-inch IPS panel that supports variable refresh rate.
ZenBook Duo and ZenBook Pro Duo
The ZenBook Duo and ZenBook Pro Duo are having more screens on your laptop at your disposal.
Both laptops have a second display right above the keyboard that allows users to double up multitasking and productivity by providing more screen real-estate.
Out of the two, the ZenBook Pro Duo is the more premium model with a 15.6-inch OLED 3840 x 2160 as its primary display and a 14-inch 3840 x 1100 LCD secondary display. Meanwhile, the regular model has a 14-inch model with a Full HD (1920 x 1080) LCD display and a secondary 12.6-inch FHD panel.