ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih today hosted a press event at Computex 2018, unveiling all-new products, including ZenBook Pro 15 and ZenBook Pro 14 with the ScreenPad input device, the ZenBook S, a full lineup of VivoBook notebooks, and the VivoWatch BP wearable blood-pressure monitor.
The press event also included a special sneak peek at Project Precog, a new concept device and the first convertible dual-screen notebook equipped with artificial intelligence features.
New VivoBook models include VivoBook S15 (S530) and VivoBook S14 (S430), a pair of lightweight notebooks available in a choice of five colors and several textured finishes. Also announced was VivoBook S13, which features a 13-inch display in a compact 11-inch body and is the first ASUS notebook to feature a four-sided NanoEdge bezel, which enables an 89% screen-to-body ratio for a maximized viewing area. The VivoBook S15, S14 and S13 are exceptionally powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors.
New ZenBook notebooks include ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580), ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480) and ZenBook S (UX391). ZenBook Pro 15 and ZenBook Pro 14 run Windows 10, are faster than ever and feature ScreenPad, a new way to interact with ZenBook that adapts to the user to provide control. ZenBook Pro 15 is a professional powerhouse with an up to 8th Generation Intel Core i9 processor, GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU, 1TB PCIe x4 SSD, gigabit speeds with Intel Wireless-AC and Intel Thunderbolt 3 ports. ZenBook Pro 14 delivers performance with an up to 8th Generation Intel Core processor, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q gaming graphics, 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and storage accelerated by Intel Optane memory. ZenBook S is a 13.3-inch Windows 10 ultraportable notebook that delivers powerful performance and connectivity, and also meets military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standards.
In addition to all-new notebooks, ASUS also revealed VivoWatch BP, a wearable blood-pressure monitor equipped with ASUS HealthAI technology that analyzes the wearer's blood pressure measurements and daily lifestyle habits to provide recommendations for controlling blood pressure.
With built-in ECG and PPG sensors, VivoWatch BP provides real-time blood pressure measurements in just 15 seconds. It features ASUS HealthAI technology to help users keep track of their blood pressure and health stats - such as heart rate, sleep quality, activity data, and de-stress index - while also providing suggestions for a better lifestyle. Built with medical-grade materials, VivoWatch BP is 70% smaller and 50% lighter than current wrist-mounted blood pressure monitors. In addition, it offers a 28-day battery life.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are changing the face of computing. ASUS demonstratied Project Precog, a concept of the first convertible, dual-screen notebook with fully enhanced AI features.
Project Precog implements a dual-screen form factor. With a 360° hinge joining the two displays, the PC can be used in four modes - Stand, Book, Tent, and Flat - while providing twice the screen space of traditional notebooks. This form factor gets rid of the traditional physical keyboard and touchpad setup, replacing it with the flexibility to work as either an extended screen or as a customizable interactive interface.
AI Touch automatically recognizes the active input device and changes the virtual interface accordingly. It can automatically adjust the keyboard location depending on where the user places their fingertips, or automatically switch to stylus mode when a stylus touches the lower screen.
With built in Window Cortana and Amazon Alexa, users can get more done with the power of their voice. The dual-screen design of Project Precog lets users keep their main tasks in full view while virtual assistants process other lower-priority tasks on the second screen. The enlarged screen real estate is also freat for apps processing large amounts of data and information, such as the AI-powered Microsoft Office 365. Project Precog supports the Intel Movidius Vision Processor Unit (VPU), and ASUS will encourage developers worldwide to create engaging AI-powered experiences.
VivoBook S15 (S530) and VivoBook S14 (S430)
VivoBook S15 (S530) and S14 (S430) are lightweight notebooks available in five color options - Firmament Green, Star Grey, Silver Blue, Gun Metal and Icicle Gold - and several textured finishes including a woven texture. VivoBook S15 and VivoBook S14 weigh only 1.8kg and 1.4kg respectively, and both notebooks are impressively thin at just 18mm. An ErgoLift hinge raises the keyboard to provide comfortable typing and also improves cooling for better system stability.
VivoBook S15 and S14 are the first notebooks in the VivoBook Series to feature the new three-sided NanoEdge design that has even narrower bezels along the top and sides of the display. This gives VivoBook S15 an 86% screen-to-body ratio, and VivoBook S14 an 84% screen-to-body ratio. VivoBook S15 and VivoBook S14 are powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics. Both notebooks feature dual-storage designs, with VivoBook S15 featuring up to a 512GB SSD and 2TB HDD.
The ASUS VivoBook S15 will be available in late June.
VivoBook S13 (S330)
VivoBook S13 is the first ASUS notebook to feature a four-sided NanoEdge display with a 89% screen-to-body ratio. The slim 4.3mm bezel allows VivoBook S13 to fit a 13-inch display into a chassis size of a traditional 11-inch notebook. Even with its compact size, VivoBook S13 delivers performance powered by an up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics.
VivoBook Flip 14 (TP412)
VivoBook Flip 14 (TP412) is a new addition to the VivoBook Flip Series of convertible notebooks, featuring a 360°-flippable display that allows this device to be used in notebook, stand, tent and tablet modes - or anything in between. VivoBook Flip 14 has a thin 17.6mm profile, weighing only 1.5kg, and features an ASUS NanoEdge touchscreen with a 6.15mm-thin bezel and an 82% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of memory and features up to a 1TB SSD. VivoBook Flip 14 is also equipped with a touchpad-mounted fingerprint sensor for one-touch login via Window Hello and also supports the ASUS Pen active stylus.
The ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 (TP412) will be available starting in Q3.
ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) and ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480)
The ZenBook Pro Series is a family of high-performance notebooks for professionals that introduces the futuristic new ScreenPad. ScreenPad combines a touchpad with a high-resolution, full-color touchscreen to offer new ways of interacting intelligently with both Windows apps and dedicated programs called ScreenPad Apps. ScreenPad features adaptive functions with context-sensitive tools to enhance workflow and productivity and is fully customizable. Currently supported apps include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and YouTube, with support for other popular apps under development, such as ASUS Sync, which lets users control their phone via ScreenPad.
ZenBook Pro 15 is a professional powerhouse with up to 8th Generation Intel Core i9 hexa-core processor, GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU, 1TB PCIe x4 SSD, gigabit-class Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 3 ports. It has a 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE validated display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, ∆E (Delta-E) < 2.0 color accuracy and Harmon Kardon certified audio system. ZenBook Pro 14 is also packed with up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 MAX-Q graphics. The ZenBook Pro 14 will also include support for Intel Optane memory, a 14-inch FHD NanoEdge display, an infrared camera for facial recognition and built-in support for Amazon Alexa voice-powered services. Both models come with the spun-metal finish in Deep Dive Blue and Rose Gold colors.
ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) with ScreenPad is the first ScreenPad-enabled model in the series, ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480) will launch later in 2018.
ZenBook S (UX391)
ZenBook S (UX391) is a 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook that not only delivers portability, powerful performance and connectivity for discerning on-the-go users, but also is tested to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standards. With a 12.9mm profile and ultralight 1kg all-metal unibody, the ZenBook S is finished in Deep Dive Blue or Burgundy Red with Rose Gold diamond-cut edges, complete with the Zen-inspired spun-metal finish.
ZenBook S incorporates the new ErgoLift hinge that automatically tilts the keyboard by 5.5°. The raised chassis also improves airflow and enhances audio performance. Powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors and a PCIe x4 SSD, ZenBook S also features up to a 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen, and delivers up to 13.5 hours battery life for all-day performance. For ultrafast connectivity, two of the three USB-C ports support Thunderbolt 3. ZenBook S features Amazon Alexa support for easy voice-controlled assistance.
The ASUS ZenBook S (UX391) will be available June 11th at a MSRP of $1199 at Amazon, B & H, and other leading retailers.
Zen AiO 27
ASUS Zen AiO 27 is a 27-inch 4K UHD all-in-one PC that is designed for performance with an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete graphics card. Perfect for designers, ZenAiO 27 features a display with built-in ASUS Calibration Technology that provides a ∆E (Delta-E) color difference of less than 3.0, while color-accuracy tuning compensation makes it easy to recalibrate display brightness and color consistency.
Zen AiO 27 has a slim profile and features an ergonomic stand with tilt, swivel and height adjustments. The stand also features a built-in Qi-certified wireless charger for convenient charging of compatible devices.
The Zen AiO 27 will be available starting in Q3.
ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90 is a PC suitable for professional content creation, featuring 8th Generation Intel Coreprocessors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and support for Intel Optane technology. A quiet cooling solution ensures stable performance and frees the workspace of distracting fan noise.
ASUS ProArt PA34V
ASUS ProArt PA34V is a 34-inch UWQHD professional-grade monitor ideal for graphic designers and photographers. Its curved IPS display is capable of delivering 100% of the sRGB color gamut. ProArt PA34V is pre-calibrated to ensure color accuracy with a ∆E (Delta-E) color difference of less than 2.0, and features ASUS ProArt calibration technology to ensure color accuracy when working with different devices or operating systems. ProArt PA34V features dual Thunderbolt 3 for data transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps, and Power Delivery for providing up to 60W of power to external devices. In addition, built-in Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and Picture-by-Picture (PbP) functionality allows multiple sources and different color settings to be displayed simultaneously.
The ProArt PA90 will be available in Q4.
ASUS VG49V is an ultrawide 49-inch 32:9 Dual Full HD gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate and Radeon FreeSync/ Adaptive-Sync technology. The ultrawide monitor features ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur technology, which achieves 1ms moving picture response time (MPRT) to eliminate smearing and motion blur, and GameFast Input technology to minimize input lag. VG49V also features the GamePlus hotkey for in-game enhancements and GameVisual for optimized visuals. Picture-by-Picture (PbP) functionality let users view content from multiple sources simultaneously and switch between them easily. In addition, VG49V has a TUV Rheinland Certification for a flicker-free performance, and Low Blue Light technology.
The VG49V will arrive later in 2018.
VivoBook S15 and VivoBook S14
|Processor|| 8th Gen Intel Core i7 8550U Processor
8th Gen Intel Core i5 8250U Processor
8th Gen Intel Core i3 8130U Processor
|Operating system|| Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
|Display|| For S15:
15.6” FHD (1980 x 1080) NanoEdge display
15.6” HD (1366 x 768) NanoEdge display
14” FHD (1980 x 1080) NanoEdge display
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
|Memory||Up to 16GB DDR4 2400|
For S15: Up to 2GB GDDR5
For S14:Up to 2GB GDDR5
|Storage|| Dual-storage design
S15: 500GB / 1TB / 2TB HDD with 128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD
S14: 500GB / 1TB HDD with 128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD
|Wireless|| 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
|Connectivity|| 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (USB-C)
2 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Audio combo jack
1 x MicroSD card reader
|Camera||HD camera with array microphone|
|Audio|| Built-in speakers and microphone
ASUS SonicMaster technology
|Battery||3-cell, 42Wh lithium-prismatic battery|
|Colors||Firmament Green, Star Grey, Silver Blue, Gun Metal, and Icicle Gold|
|Size|| For S15: 361.4 x 243.5 x 18 mm
For S14: 323.4x 225.5 x 18 mm
|Weight|| For S15: 1.8kg
For S14: 1.4kg
ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580)
|CPU||Intel Core i9-8950HK / Intel Core i7-8750H / Intel Core i5-8300H|
|Display|| 15.6” NanoEdge LED-backlit 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) with 100% Adobe RGB, color difference Delta-E <2 and 178°wide-view technology
15.6” NanoEdge LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) with color difference Delta-E< 3 and 178° wide-view technology
Touchscreen: capacitive multitouch (optional)
|Operating system|| Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5|
|Main memory||DDR4 2400MHz, up to 16GB|
|Storage|| 1TB / 512GB PCIe SSD
512GB / 256GB SATA SSD
|Connectivity|| 2x2 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, with Thunderbolt 3 support
1 x audio combo jack
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x microSD card reader
1 x DC jack
|Audio|| High-quality stereo speakers (with smart amplifier)
Harman Kardon-certified ASUS SonicMaster Premium audio system
|Battery||71Wh 8-cell lithium-polymer|
|AC adapter||Output: 19V, 150W Input: 100V-240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz|
|Dimensions||365 x 251 x 18.9mm|