Computex 2019: Asus launches refreshed VivoBook and ZenBook lineup with ScreenPad 2.zero

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Asus has simply unveiled its newest VivoBook, and ZenBook moveable notebooks at a keynote presentation a day earlier than Computex 2019. Asus didn’t reveal the launch particulars and pricing info of both of the lineups, however it’s doubtless that each machine lineups will make their technique to the Indian market within the coming months if not weeks. Asus has launched the ZenBook 13, ZenBook 14, and the ZenBook 15 with slight adjustments together with regular specification upgrades. On the VivoBook facet, the corporate launched its VivoBook S14 and the S15 out there.

Lets first begin with the highlights of each the lineups. As per Asus, the brand new laptops from each these sequence will include the improved Asus ScreenPad 2.zero to offer a secondary display screen for a number of use-cases. They may also include (apparent) enhancements within the specs, however the degree of enhancements will rely each on what the person desires to put money into and the completely different segments that these pocket book.

Asus VivoBook S14, S15 options specs

The VivoBook S14 and S15 are the primary units by Asus to come back to the market, that are focused on the lower cost segments. The spotlight of each these units is the Asus ScreenPad 2.zero, the improved model of the expertise that turns the touch-pad space right into a secondary display screen giving customers extra space to work with by way of display screen real-estate. These may also include a brand new “ErgoLift” hinge design that’s geared toward enhancing the typing expertise because it lifts and tilts the keyboard by as much as Three.5 levels.

Asus has additionally added a brand new “color-blocking” end to the VivoBook units with six completely different colours to select from to make them enticing and punchy. The colours embrace Moss Inexperienced, Punk Pink, Cobalt Blue, Clear Silver, and Gun Steel. Different essential options embrace the “NanoEdge” show, assist for infrared cameras, and Wi-Fi 6 expertise. The NanoEdge show tech has additionally allowed Asus to make a compact chassis with a weight of simply 1.4kg for the S14, and 1.8kg for the S15.

By way of pure specs, the Vivo S14 with two completely different fashions, the S431FL and the S431FA will include a 14-inch LED-backlit panel with 16:9 side ratio, FHD decision, and NanoEdge show expertise. The laptop computer will include both Intel core i7-8565U processor with quad-core CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and turbo speeds of as much as four.6GHz or Intel Core i5-8265U processor with a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.6GHz base clock that turbos as much as Three.9GHz. On the GPU facet the S431FL mannequin will include Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2GB DDR5 VRAM and the S431FA with integrated-Intel UHD Graphics 620. The machine can be obtainable in numerous storage and RAM mixtures of as much as 1TB PCIe SSD and as much as 16GB LPDDR3 RAM.

Different options embrace Wi-Fi 6, Intel Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.zero, one USB Kind-C Three.1 port with USB Three.1 Gen 2 protocol, one USB Three.1 Gen 1 with Kind-A port, one USB 2.zero port, one HDMI slot, one combo audio socket and an microSD card reader by way of connectivity. It can have a full-size keyboard with 1.4mm key journey, built-in NumberPad on the keyboard (solely obtainable on Clear Silver fashions), Home windows Precision Touchpad and palm rejection tech. Which means it doesn’t have the ScreenPad 2.zero expertise. Different options embrace ASUS SonicMaster tech with encompass sound and sensible amplifier tech, Harman Kardon licensed audio system, Asus Tru2Life Video, Asus AudioWizard,and Asus Splendid software program options, and a 47Wh 2-cell lithium-polymer batter with assist for quick cost to as much as 60 p.c in 49 minutes.

Asus VivoBook S14 may also have two extra fashions, the VivoBook S14 S432FL and the S432FA with comparable specs to the Zenbook S14 S431FL and the S431FA fashions however the one distinction right here is 2 USB 2.zero ports as an alternative of 1 and the Asus ScreenPad 2.zero expertise with a secondary display screen with 5.65-inch Tremendous IPS show panel, a FHD+ decision with a glass-cover floor for fingerprint and smudge resistance and a 42Wh Three-cell battery.

Asus VivoBook S15 options, specs

Much like the S14, the S15 may also are available S531FL or the S531FA mannequin and the S532FL or the S532FA mannequin. The machine has virtually comparable specs to the Asus VivoBook S15 S431FL or the S431FA. The important thing distinction right here is that the VivoBook S15 S531FL or the S531FA will sport a 15.6-inch LED-backlit panel with FHD+ decision, 16:9 side ratio and NanoEdge expertise, an possibility for a conventional exhausting drive of as much as 2TB together with the PCIe SSD, possibility of Bluetooth four.2 and an analogous two USB 2.zero ports together with a 42Wh battery.

Trying on the S532FL or the or S532FA, we get identical specs because the Vivo S15 S531FL or the S532FL mannequin with some variations together with the shortage of possibility for a conventional exhausting drive and the presence of Asus ScreenPad 2.zero function with 5.65-inch Tremendous IPS show with FHD+ decision.

Asus ZenBook 13, 14 and 15

The Asus ZenBook 13 with mannequin quantity UX334 will include a 13.Three-inch show with FHD+ decision, NanoEdge expertise for skinny bezels, and 72-percent NTSC shade protection. The internals within the machine can be much like what we noticed within the VivoBook by way of the processor choices. The variations embrace the choice to 2 PCIe slots for flexibility about upgrading the machine, a 3D IR digicam with HD-resolution, Wi-Fi 5 as an alternative of Wi-Fi 6, one USB Kind A port with USB Three.1 gen 2 protocol, two USB Kind-C ports with USB Three Gen 2 protocol, a USB 2.zero port, presence of ScreenPad 2.zero, and a 50Wh three-cell battery.

The variations between the Asus ZenBook 13 and 14 are solely restricted to the 14-inch display screen dimension and presence of 1 USB Kind-A port with USB Three gen 2 protocol as an alternative of two. Shifting to the Asus ZenBook 15, we see a further possibility of an 15.6-inch display screen with 4K show with UDH decision and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with Max-Q design and as much as 4GB GDDR5 VRAM, one USB Kind-C port with USB Three.1 Gen 2 protocol, One USB Kind-A port with USB Three.1 Gen 1 assist, SD card reader, a 71Wh eight-cell battery and the choice of an Anti-glare possibility. All of the laptops listed right here will get the choice to both run Home windows 10 Professional or Home windows 10 House working system out of the field.


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