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Asus unveils the world's thinnest convertible laptop

Frank Williams | 29 May, 2017, 14:13

He also showed off a ZenBook Pro laptop, a workhorse that comes with discrete graphics up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX1050Ti, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.

At the launch event, Asus Chairman, Jonney Shih, talked up the new laptops' thin profiles, saying: "Our brand-new ZenBook and VivoBook line-up.[provides] everyone with a new definition of thin, attractive and powerful laptops". The 2017 ZenBook Pro is the company's most premium laptop to date (outside of its gaming-focused ROG brand).

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe will be available at a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,199 (roughly Rs. 77,500), the Asus ZenBook Pro will be going on sale at a starting MSRP of $1,299 (roughly Rs. 84,000), the Asus ZenBook Flip S will go on sale at a starting MSRP of $1,099 (roughly Rs. 71,000), the Asus VivoBook Pro will be available at a starting price of $799 (roughly Rs. 51,500), and the Asus VivoBook S at $499 (roughly Rs. 32,250). The company also announced its new VivoBook range of laptops including the Asus VivoBook S15, sporting a 15.6-inch display in a 14-inch chassis; and Asus VivoBook Pro 15, touted as the most powerful "VivoBook" ever.

First, let's talk about the VivoBook Pro 15. Asus claims up to 14 hours of battery life for the ZenBook Pro, which will start at $1,299.

ZenBook Pro also runs Windows 10 and is equipped with a fingerprint sensor for one-touch login with Windows Hello.

Speaker quality is tough to judge in a demo situation, but I was impressed with the clarity and bass of the ZenBook Pro's audio playback and was able to max out the volume without any noticeable distortion. This is a 27-inch IPS display running at 2560×1440 resolution, covering 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut. Both of these PCs use 23.8-inch displays featuring NanoEdge and Multitouch technologies.

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ASUS's other new ZenBook is aimed at an altogether different kind of consumer. The ZenBook Flip S (UX370) is the world's thinnest convertible laptop, featuring a 360 degree flippable display, powered by an Intel Core i7-7500U, with a 1TB PCIe SSD inside. The display supports an active stylus for effortless creative input, when the device is rotated on its hinge to convert it into a tablet or tent form-factor.

The new products introduced include the Zenbook Flip S, Zenbook 3 Deluxe, Zenbook Pro, VivoBook S, and VivoBook Pro.

As a follow-up to the well-received Asus ZenBook Flip UX360, Asus appears to have improved on almost every aspect, while, crucially, maintaining the ZenBook Flip family's most compelling feature: a low price. Sure, the name is cringe-inducing, but the joint itself is firm yet flexible, allowing you to prop it up in a tent or stand position, or rotate it all the way around in tablet mode.

Designed for those who work on-the-go, the VivoBook S boasts a 17.9mm slim profile and weighs only 1.5kg.

Battery life is quoted at 11.5 hours, which isn't the longest we've seen in an Ultrabook, but equally is nothing to sniff at.

The convertible offers two USB Type-C ports, with a 39 watt-hour battery and fast charging support (achieving a 60 percent charge in 49 minutes).

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