ASUS announced the latest ZenBook, ZenBook Flip and ZenBook Pro premium ultraportable laptops during the company's Media Day at IFA 2018, an event showcasing the entire ZenBook portfolio featuring the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors.
New products announced at the event included ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433) and ZenBook 15 (UX533) - the world's most compact 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch laptops - along with the ultra-compact ZenBook Flip 13 (UX362) and ZenBook Flip 15 (UX562) convertibles. The groundbreaking ZenBook Pro 15 professional laptop is now joined by the new ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480), with both models incorporating the revolutionary ASUS ScreenPad that's been updated with new features and functions. Also announced was the latest version of ZenBook S (UX391FA), which now has up to an amazing 20-hour battery life, and the new Zen AiO 27 (Z272) all-in-one PC, featuring a new system-in-base design.
ZenBook 13/14/15: The world's most compact laptops
ZenBook 13, 14 and 15 introduce the new frameless ASUS NanoEdge display, with ultraslim bezels on all four sides for an up to 95% screen-to-body ratio and a near-borderless viewing experience. The ultra-compact design, which incorporates the unique ErgoLift hinge mechanism that tilts the keyboard for comfortable typing, gives each of these laptops the world's smallest footprint in its class. ZenBook 13 and 14 also introduce include the exclusive new NumberPad, a LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad. The new models feature a full complement of high-performance components including the latest quad core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi optimized for Intel Wireless-AC 9560 and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics.
ZenBook Flip 13/15 convertible laptops
ZenBook Flip 13 and 15 are convertible 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch laptops that are 10% smaller than the previous models. Designed to powerful and supremely portable, ZenBook 13 and 15 feature four-sided frameless NanoEdge displays with a 90% screen-to-body ratio that enables a much more compact chassis design, with the any-position 360 ErgoLift hinge that lifts and tilts the keyboard into a comfortable typing position. Both models feature fast face login with Windows Hello, and ZenBook Flip 13 also features the new NumberPad dual-function touchpad. ZenBook Flip 15 and 13 are powered by up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors featuring integrated Gigabit Wi-Fi optimized for Intel Wireless-AC 9560and ZenBook Flip 15 adds high-performance discrete NVIDIA GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics and a PANTONE Validated display for accurate color rendering. Both models also incorporate a world-facing camera, designed specifically for use with mixed-reality applications that allow users to interact with 3D virtual objects in the physical world.
ZenBook Pro 14: Performance to go, with the ScreenPad
ZenBook Pro 14 is a highly mobile alternative to the 15.6-inch ZenBook Pro 15, featuring the new ScreenPad. ZenBook Pro 14 delivers extreme performance in a slim, lightweight and elegant package. Powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565U processor featuring integrated Gigabit Wi-Fiwith up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Qdiscrete graphics, ZenBook Pro 14 handles the most demanding tasks with ease. The all-aluminum design features the exclusive ErgoLift hinge, and its ultra-compact dimensions are enabled by the 14-inch NanoEdge FHD display, with ultraslim bezels that provide an expansive, distraction-free viewing experience. The display is also PANTONE Validated. ZenBook Pro 14 features fast face login and built-in support for Windows Cortana and Amazon Alexa voice services.
ScreenPad evolved: Introducing new features and functions
A wave of new and updated apps for the ScreenPad, the intelligent touchpad available exclusively on ZenBook Pro 15 and the new ZenBook Pro 14, is now available. The new apps - Adobe Sign, Handwriting and SpeechTyper - add new functionality and features to ScreenPad. The updated ASUS Sync app makes it easier than ever to integrate a smartphone with ZenBook Pro, while the improved Extender Mode turns ScreenPad into a secondary Windows display for dual-screen productivity. The new apps and updates are available to download via the ScreenPad settings menu. An online tutorial highlighting the features and capabilities of the updated ScreenPad is available at https://www.asus.com/ScreenPad-Tutorial/.
ZenBook S (UX391FA): 20-hour battery life
ZenBook S (UX391FA) is a premium 13.3-inch ultraportable Windows 10 laptop now upgraded with power-saving components that enable a 20-hour battery life, along with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors.
Zen AiO 27
Designed for content creators and graphics professionals, Zen AiO 27 has a new design that houses all the system components in the base, rather than behind the display: this approach improves cooling, allows easier upgrades and enables a slimmer display housing. The specification includes an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and Zen AiO 27 also features Qi wireless charging built into its base for fast charging of mobile devices. Zen AiO 27 features a 27-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE Validated display with a 100% sRGB color gamut and a Delta-E color accuracy value of less than 3.0.
Making its European debut at IFA 2018, VivoWatch BP is the first wearable blood-pressure tracker with ASUS HealthAI technology. Designed to be an everyday companion for people who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle and track their fitness, VivoWatch BP provides accurate, 24/7 blood-pressure trend tracking and analysis with 28-day battery life.
The powerful tech duo of the Mini PC ProArt PA90 and ProArt PA34VC monitor provides a capable and compelling platform for video editing, photography and content creation. Mini PC ProArt PA90 delivers top performance with Intel processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and Intel Optane technology, while the 34-inch ProArt PA34VC monitor provides excellent color accuracy and fluid visuals with support for Adaptive sync and up to 100Hz refresh rates.
Designed for business travelers and mobile creatives, ZenScreen Go MB16AP is the world's thinnest and lightest Full HD USB monitor that provides extra screen space for working or giving presentations while on the go. The F1 Full HD short-throw LED projector provides clear and bright projections of up 210 inches at a distance of two meters, perfect for business presentations and meetings as well as home entertainment.
ASUS VivoWatch BP is the world's first wearable blood-pressure tracker with ASUS HealthAI technology, providing accurate, 24/7 blood-pressure trend tracking and health-data analysis as well as fitness-tracking and smartwatch functionality in a compact and lightweight device. With an exclusive design featuring a pair of medical-grade ECG sensors and an optical PPG sensor, VivoWatch BP provides accurate, real-time blood pressure trend-tracking data in just 20 seconds, so users can easily track their blood pressure trends throughout the day and stay informed about their health.
VivoWatch BP features ASUS HealthAI technology, which uses an exclusive algorithm to automatically analyze ECG and PPG sensor data and other health measurements from VivoWatch BP to provide personalized advice for blood pressure management, such as daily step and sleep goals. It even tracks progress towards these goals, so users can easily make small lifestyle changes that can add up to big results. A built-in GPS sensor lets users track workouts and view activity stats such as real-time speed, distance, and duration. With 28-day battery life in normal use, VivoWatch BP is designed to be an everyday companion that helps users maintain a healthy lifestyle.
ASUS ProArt PA34VC is a 34-inch curved IPS monitor with UWQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio designed for creative professionals. It features excellent color accuracy and fluid visuals with support for Adaptive Sync and refresh rates up to 100Hz. ASUS calibrates each monitor before it ships to guarantee a Delta-E color difference of less than 2. Users can further adjust the calibration if they desire, and ASUS ProArt Calibration Technology lets users save color profiles directly to the monitor itself instead of relying on their PC.
To connect to multiple input sources, ProArt PA34VC comes with DisplayPort 1.2, a pair of HDMI, and three USB 3.0ports. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports including daisy-chain capability with USB-C connectors provide additional flexibility with power delivery and up to 40Gbpstransfer speeds for plenty of throughput to work with content on external storage devices.
Weighing just 850g and only 8mm thin, the 15.6-inch ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AP is the world's lightest and slimmest Full HD (1920 x 1080) portable monitor with a built-in battery. ZenScreen Go MB16AP features a hybrid USB-C port that supports power and video transmission and enables compatibility with any PC with a USB-C or USB 3.0 port. Equipped with a built-in 7800mAh battery, ZenScreen Go MB16AP can be connected to any laptop or Android device without draining its power. ZenScreen Go MB16AP also includes an ultrathin 1mm foldable smart case that provides protection and can be turned into a horizontal or vertical stand. Users who don't have the case can simply insert a pen into the hole located at the right bottom corner of the screen to prop it up.
ASUS F1 Full HD LED Projector is equipped with a short-throw, all-glass lens that is able to project a 210-inch image at a distance of 3.7 meters. A cinema-grade projector, it features an autofocus lens and native Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution to deliver a high-quality viewing experience. With an RGB LED light source and 1,200-lumen, 100% NTSC colors, F1 Full HD LED Projector delivers images that are brighter, sharper and more saturated than conventional projectors. F1 Full HD LED Projector features several unique design features, including vent holes and speakers that use a metal mesh to deliver more efficient thermal and volume output. It also integrates two 3W stereo speakers and a 5W woofer for 2.1-channel audio and co-developed with Harman Kardon audio technology.