Asus introduces two ZenBooks with unique features

Asus ZenBook S (UX391): ZenBook Gets a Lift

Asus ZenBook S (UX391): ZenBook Gets a Lift

The VivoBook S13 has a four-sided 13-inch NanoEdge display and 89% screen-to-body ratio. Though not the same thing, it comes in at 5.5 inches in size and is FHD resolution.

You can use it as a second display to play a YouTube video, or have the music player controls on the touchpad, while you work on the main screen, offering a complex distraction-free experience. ASUS kept a larger bezel on the bottom, in part to house the display electronics, but also to give you something to hold onto that's not the screen when used in tablet mode. Now have some PR.

At their press conference at Computex in Taipei, Asus has announced the ZenBook S (UX391), a new clamshell laptop with an ergonomic design and a variety of colors.

While it works like a traditional touchpad, the smartphone-esque 1920x1080 resolution screen, unimaginatively dubbed ScreenPad, has been created to serve up multi-function options; it can turn into a numeric keypad or calculator, or switch into an app launcher.

On the other hand, the smaller 14-inch device features a Full HD touch panel that can display 100% of the sRGB colour sectrum.

Coming to the ZenBook line, ASUS launched ZenBook Pro 15 and ZenBook Pro 14, which come with the futuristic ScreenPad in place of the touchpad. Additionally, the audio is Harmon Kardon-certified, so we're expecting loud, clear sound. The new ZenBook Pro has a new feature that has replaced the usual touchpad of the laptop. Both the notebooks are equipped with 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor with Nvidia GeForce MX150 discreet graphics. It is powered by the 8th Generation of Intel Core i7 processors along with Nvidia's GeForce GTX1050 MAX-Q GPU and 16GB of RAM. Both have six-core Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8750H or Core i5-8300H processors, 15.6-inch 144Hz 1080p "IPS-level" displays, up to 32GB of RAM, with a standard GPU of GTX 1060. The idea of a notebook that's essentially all screen is indeed a insane one, but ASUS is counting on artificial intelligence and machine learning to fill the gaps left by the missing keyboard and trackpad.

ASUS also unveiled a new premium 13.3-inch ultraportable ZenBook S laptop, lightweight VivoBook S15 and S14 laptops, the Vivobook 14, and new Republic of Gamers laptops. The display can easily cope with all the functionality expected of a Windows PTP but adds in a multitude of other ways - it can function as a launcher or second screen, for example.

If you really want to, you can also use the ScreenPad as an extended desktop for windows and drag any app over there that you want.

The ZenBook Pro Series is a family of high-performance Windows 10 notebooks for professionals that introduces the futuristic new ScreenPad. The touchscreen also supports the optional ASUS Pen. Well, we are talking about the Asus ZenBook S and the all-new VivoBook range. As with the MacBook Pro's touch bar, the utility of having a display where the touchpad is software compatibility.

In a world full of technology, there's nothing more frustrating than being one cable or adapter away from being able to quickly transfer files or share your screen.

A good range of ports, including USB Type-A and Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 are thrown, in and battery life is rated at 10 hours.

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