ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at today's Computex 2017 press event to present The Edge of Beyond: an introduction to a line-up of thin-and-light ZenBook and VivoBook laptops.
The thin-and-light models showcased on stage included ZenBook Flip S (UX370), possibly the world's thinnest convertible laptop; ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) 14-inch laptop; ZenBook Pro (UX550) professional-grade ultraportable series; ASUS VivoBook S15, featuring a 15.6-inch display in a 14-inch-class chassis; and the powerful ASUS VivoBook Pro 15.
The new laptop line-up includes support for many new Windows 10 features - including Windows Ink, Windows Hello, Cortana and Modern Standby.
Also displayed was Blue Cave, an eye-catchingly designed, antenna-less smart Wi-Fi router that is engineered to meet the demands of security-conscious home users with bandwidth-hungry home networks. Other products in the demo area included the ZenFone AR, the first Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready smartphone; the 27-inch Designo MZ27AQ frameless monitor; and the Vivo AiO V241 and Zen AiO ZN242 all-in-one PCs, which feature 7th Generation Intel Core processors, Intel Optane memory, and thin-bezel NanoEdge displays.
ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370) Convertible Laptop
ASUS ZenBook Flip S combines the convenience and versatility of a 360° display at only 10.9 mm thin and 1.1 kg light. Basic featurres include:
- Up to a 7th Generation i7-7500U processor and an 1TB PCIe SSD
- New cooling system using a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that's just 0.3 mm thin.
- supports an active stylus.
- Fingerprint sensor for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode
ASUS ZenBook Flip S starts from USD$1,099, and will be available this summer.
ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550)
ASUS ZenBook Pro is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful ZenBook Pro ever, offering a combination of serious performance and elegant design. ZenBook Pro is incredibly compact, with a precision-crafted all-aluminum unibody that's just 18.9 mm thin and 1.8 kg light:
- Powerd by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Ti graphics, a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB DDR4 RAM
- Battery life of up to 14 hours
- A 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge display for an expanded view and quad-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio.
- A fingerprint sensor for quick one-touch login with Windows Hello.
ASUS ZenBook Pro starts from USD$1,299, and will be available this summer.
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) Laptop
The all-aluminum ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe offers a perfect balance between portability and productivity with a 12.9 mm-slim and 1.1 kg-light 13-inch-class chassis that houses a 14-inch NanoEdge ultra-narrow-bezel display.
- The latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM and an up 1TB PCI Express (PCIe) SSD
- Expansion capabilities are provided by two USB Type-C (USB-C) ports that are Thunderbolt 3-enabled with support for 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays and power delivery.
- Equipped with a fingerprint sensor.
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe starts from USD$1,199, and will be available this summer.
ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 (N580)
ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 is a slim and lightweight 15.6-in laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. VivoBook Pro 15 features hybrid storage and can be specified with up to a 2TB hard disk drive (HDD) and 512GB SSD. A dual-fan cooling system with a dual-copper thermal module and heat pipes ensures the system stays cool during intense gaming sessions or under heavy loads.
VivoBook Pro 15 has a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) display with wide-view technology, anti-glare coating and a wide 100 percent sRGB color gamut. It features Harman Kardon-certified audio, including twin speakers with large 8 cc audio chambers and smart-amplifier technology for 3.2X louder volume. VivoBook Pro 15 has a fingerprint sensor for one-touch login via Windows Hello, and features support for ASUS Pen.
ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 starts from USD$799, and will be available this summer.
ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510): Beyond the Edge
This 15.6-inch slim and lightweight laptop is designed for those constantly on the go, with a 17.9 mm profile and weighing just 1.5 kg. It features a NanoEdge display with a slim 7.8 mm bezel that provides a larger display area. This laptop is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and features NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics.
ASUS VivoBook S15 starts from USD$499, and will be available this summer.
ASUS Blue Cave
ASUS Blue Cave is an elegantly designed AC2600-class dual-band smart Wi-Fi router that combines performance, commercial-grade security and family friendly features with stylish good looks. Featuring Intel technology, it delivers AC2600-class concurrent dual-band Wi-Fi speeds throughout the home, ensuring smooth 4K UHD video streaming, lag-free gaming and fast file downloads.
ASUS ZenFone AR
ASUS ZenFone AR is the thinnest smartphone that is Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready. This achievement is made possible through ASUS TriCam technology - a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, a motion-tracking camera, and a depth-sensing camera. Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint within the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.
The device will finally be launching in Taiwan in mid-June, followed by a US launch as soon as end of June or early July.
ZenFone AR features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor optimized for Tango, and it's the first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. A 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games and videos more immersive and entertaining. The device runs on Android 7.0.
ASUS Designo MZ27AQ
ASUS Designo MZ27AQ features a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS panel with a wide 100% sRGB color gamut. This ultra-slim display measures just 7 mm slim at its thinnest point, and features a frameless panel design. It features integrated ASUS SonicMaster technology, with 12W stereo speakers and an external 5W subwoofer co-developed with Harman Kardon for 2.1-channel audio, a DisplayPort and two HDMI ports.
ASUS Vivo AiO V241
ASUS Vivo AiO V241 is a 23.8-inch all-in-one PC designed for everyday computing and home entertainment.
Full HD NanoEdge multitouch display with wide-view technology and a near-invisible physical bezel that gives it an incredible 88 percent screen-to-body ratio.
ASUS Splendid and ASUS Tru2Life Video technologies deliver vivid visuals.
Vivo AiO V241 has a powerful ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system incorporating two advanced bass-reflex speaker.
Powered by Windows 10, the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 930MX discrete graphics.
ASUS Zen AiO ZN242 with Optane memory
ASUS Zen AiO ZN242 is a high-performance all-in-one PC, featuring a 23.8-inch multi-touch NanoEdge display with an ultra-thin 2 mm physical bezel and a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio for unbounded visuals. Zen AiO ZN242 is powered by up to a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, 32GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and a 512GB PCIe SSD or a hard disk drive enhanced with the Intel Optane memory.
While Asus introduced new notebook computers,the company did not unveil the promised new ZenFone 4 series.
"We will host a product event for ZenFone 4 sometime in June," Asustek chief financial officer and spokesman Nick Wu told reporters ahead of the opening of Computex Taipei today.