Taiwan-based Asus has just finished its press conference at the ongoing Computex 2017, hosted at the company’s home turf Taipei. In an uncharacteristic move, Asus was completely straightforward at the press event and refrained from unveiling any weird tablet or other somewhat over-the-top inventions.
Instead, the company introduced multiple new laptops, including:
The VivoBook S
Asus seems pretty optimistic about the potential of this new offering in the mainstream market — that’s evident from chairman Jonney Shih’s statements such as “Mainstream laptops will never be the same again.”
The VivoBook S is a decently priced — $499 to be specific — laptop that comes in a 17.9 mm thick aluminum case somewhat resembling the MacBook Pro. Under the hood, the notebook carries a Core i7 processor, aided by Nvidia’s GTX 940MX GPU. The 15-inch screen doesn’t seem to be anything special, but not disappointing either. Overall, the specs-to-price ratio shouldn’t disappoint most users.
The ZenBook Pro
Asus seems to have made every effort to project the new ZenBook Pro as an all-round computing solution packed with a sleek design and a sturdy build. It is powered by an H-series Core i7 CPU and guarantees up to 14-hours of battery life. Priced at $1,299, the ZenBook Pro brings you an NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti GPU, 15.6-inch 4K display, and an 18.9 mm thick chassis.
The ZenBook Flip S
Asus brags that the ZenBook Flip S is the “world’s thinnest convertible”. At 10.9 mm and weighing just around 1.1kg (2.42 pounds), the device is claimed to be 20% slimmer compared to the Apple MacBook.
On paper, the hybrid offers up to 11.5 hours of battery life and it comes equipped with a Core i7 processor, a single USB-C port, a 13.3-inch 4K screen that can be folded 360-degree. The ZenBook Flip S that also serves as a tablet is priced at $1,099.
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe
If you remember, Asus introduced the ZenBook 3 as the “world’s most prestigious laptop” in 2016. It is using the same tagline for the new and more sophisticated ZenBook 3 Deluxe which is bigger than its older sibling and is claimed to be the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop with a thickness of 12.9 mm. It is also powered by a Core i7 processor, sports a 1080p display, and comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The starting price of the Zenbook 3 Deluxe is $1,199.
The VivoBook Pro
The new VivoBook Pro is a mid-range offering that packs a 15.6-inch 4K display, a GTX 1050 GPU, and a Core i7 processor. Priced at $799, the new product will ship this summer