Asus launches its slimmest laptops ever at Computex

Asus launches its slimmest laptops ever at Computex

Asus launches its slimmest laptops ever at Computex

The Asus ZenBook Flip is slated to hit retail in September, just in time for the back-to-school season. The ZenBook Pro has a 15.6-inch UHD display, and a battery life that should last up to 14 hours on a single charge.

This results in the Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370 not only looking slim, but also carrying on the premium look that the ZenBook range has been known for, while also feeling both light and solid.

Its 13.3-inch 4K display, surrounded by a 6.11mm bezel on the vertical sides, supports active stylus input.

As with all of ASUS' new launches today, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe comes with Windows 10 and includes a fingerprint sensor to enable biometric authentication with Windows Hello.

This is around twice the price of the older - and less powerful - Asus ZenBook Flip UX360, and about the same price as the HP Spectre x360, which now sits at the top of our best 2-in-1 laptop list. It runs on Windows 10 and is powered by a new Intel Core i7-7500U chipset.

Asus promises 11 hours of battery life with regular usage.

As well as the updated ZenBook range, ASUS also launched two new VivoBook laptops today.

The laptop's 15.6-inch display has a full 4K Ultra HD resolution.

Speaking about these devices, let us dive into their technical specifications one by one, starting with the Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe. Asus also touted a new cooling system, and the "smallest-ever laptop fingerprint sensors" for easy login.

It weighs just 4 pounds and features two USB Type-C ports (supporting Thunderbolt 3), two USB Type-A 3.1 ports, a microSD card reader, a full-sized HDMI 1.4, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

The new ZenBook Pro sounds like a pretty solid all-rounder, cramming an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti GPU, a 15.6-inch 4K display, and an H-series Core i7 CPU inside an 18.9mm-thick chassis. Storage capacities are similar at a max 2TB-hdd and 512GB-ssd. The ZenBook Pro features high performance components like an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Ti graphics, along with a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. "Not that there is anything wrong with it; you can expect only so much from a thin-laptop board".

Asus has also upgraded their ZenBook 3 model and it now bears the name "Deluxe" too. The laptop also features a 4K UHD display and Harman Kardon-certified audio. Asus touts that the dual-fan cooling system with a dual-copper thermal module and heat pipes will ensure the VivoBook Pro 15 to stay cool during intense gaming sessions or under heavy loads. You can ratchet the VivoBook Pro all the way up to a quad-core Core i7-7700HQ accompanied by 16GB of DDR4 and a GeForce GTX 1050. No price for it yet, but the $US1099 starting price translates into circa-$1500 in Australia.

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