Space, space, space. In the tech world today, winning more space, especially more display, is the goal. It has been with smartphones since late 2017, everyone shrinking bezels like crazy, and the trend has now reached laptops. Case in point – Asus’ latest ZenBook laptops which boast a ridiculous screen-to-body ratio and 2-in-1 touchpads.
The ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433) and ZenBook 15 (UX533) not only have an almost 95% screen-to-body ratio but the first two have ditched the number pad keys. Instead, they integrated those in the touchpad with the help of LED technology. Why not the Zenbook 15, as well? Well, that laptop is big enough to handle the extra buttons.
A similar design change has been done for the Asus ZenBook Pro, present at IFA also. Here, the touchpad has been renamed ScreenPad since it hosts a high-res secondary 5.5-inch touchscreen that pulls up different desktop app info. You can launch different Office programs from here or download custom ScreenPad apps from the Windows Store.
Love the hybrid laptops, the ones that double as tablets? Asus has a solution for that, too. The ZenBook Flip 13 (UX362) and Flip 15 (UX562) are touch-screen laptops that take advantage of the hinge to turn into tablets.
The company hasn’t announced the price tags for these yet, nor the release date, but they are expected in Q4.
ZenBook 13, 14, 15 features:
- 8th-generation Core i5 or i7 processors
- up to 16GB of RAM, 1TB of PCIe SSD storage
- 3D infrared camera for Windows Hello
- 14 hour battery life; 16 hours for ZenBook 15
ZenBook Pro 14 features:
- 8th-generation Core i5 and i7 processors
- up to 16GB of RAM
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics
- a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD
- Intel Optane memory