ASUS unveiled a slew of new ZenBook laptops, which also marks their 30th anniversary as a hardware manufacturer. The laptops include the dual-display ZenBook Duo and ZenBook Pro Duo, new ZenBooks (13, 14 and 15-inch) with second generation touchpad displays and a special edition white-in-colour leather-wrapped Edition 30 ZenBook, designed for the anniversary occasion.
The show stealers for the launch event are the ASUS ZenBook Duo (UX481 with 14-inch display) and ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581 with 15-inch touch display), which feature the ASUS ScreenPad Plus respectively. The ScreenPad Plus is a full-width secondary touchscreen that serves as an extension to the primary display, giving users more room in terms of display to work on a myriad of projects such as illustration, coding and video editing.
The ZenBook Duo (UX481) has a 14-inch FHD display (1980 x 1080) Pantone validated IPS LCD display (non-touch). It is equipped with a 10th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, with an NVIDIA MX250 graphics processor.
The ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) will be equipped with a 15.6-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) Pantone validated, VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500.certified OLED touch screen display. It also comes with up to 9th generation Intel Core processors and up to 32GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics engine.
Besides these two models, ASUS also unveiled a set of new ZenBooks but now with an upgraded ScreenPad 2.0 (not to be confused with the ScreenPad Plus). The ScreenPad 2.0 is a 5.65-inch touchpad that doubles as a touchscreen display where you can access a host of ASUS utilities software. The ScreenPad 2.0 has a smartphone-like interface, which makes it intuitive for users to access software.
The models of the new ZenBooks are, UX334 (13-inch), UX434 (14-inch) and UX534 (15-inch). A special edition ZenBook known as the Edition 30 is also launched to commemorate ASUS’ 30 years.
The ZenBook Edition 30 is based on the ZenBook UX334 (13-inch model) but is limited edition by way of a more luxurious exterior design and accents, which include genuine leather lid cover and an 18-karat rose gold plated logo. Moreover, the ZenBook Edition 30 comes with a complete set of premium accessories namely a pearl white mouse, leather-like box and mouse pad, and a genuine-leather sleeve.
Last but not least, the pricing of the new ZenBooks are as follow:
- ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481F - RM4699 (Core i5 processor), RM5699 (Core i7 processor)
- ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo UX581F - RM12999 (core i7 processor) - RM15999 (core i9 processor)
- ASUS ZenBook 13 UX334F - RM4399
- ASUS ZenBook 14 UX434F - RM4499
- ASUS ZenBook 15 UX534F - RM6499
- ASUS ZenBook Edition 30 UX334 - RM5199 (Core i5 processor), RM5999 (Core i7 processor)