Computex 2018: ASUS introduces the new ScreenPad and devices powered by Windows 10

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Today at Computex 2018, ASUS announced a new ZenBook Pro series with an interactive ScreenPad, the ZenBook S – a new 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook built with military-grade durability – two new gaming laptops, a convertible laptop with a 360° display and more.

Let’s take a closer look at these devices.

ZenBook Pro series

The new ZenBook Pro Series is a family of high-performance laptops for professionals that introduces the ScreenPad – a new way to work and interact with your laptop. ScreenPad combines a touchpad with a high-resolution, full-color touchscreen, and is fully customizable to allow you to personalize their experience.

ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad is the first ScreenPad-enabled model in the series, featuring a 15-inch 4K UHD display, up to an Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. Enjoy immersive multimedia on its 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge PANTONE validated display with 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, ∆E (Delta-E) < 2.0 color accuracy and powerful Harmon Kardon certified audio system. With Windows 10, it arrives with your digital personal assistant Cortana,* comprehensive protection with Windows Defender, and new ways to talk and share faster with the people you talk to the most. Combined with Windows Ink and the optional ASUS Pen, ZenBook Pro 15 really lets creativity flow.

ScreenPad is a Windows Precision Touchpad (PTP) combined with an interactive 5.5-inch FHD touchscreen that can intelligently adapt to what you’re doing, making it easier and quicker to multitask and get things done. A simple press of the F6 function key toggles ScreenPad between touchscreen mode and touchpad mode or you can use Screen Extender mode to use ScreenPad as an extension to the main display. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint offer even closer integration with ScreenPad, with adaptive menus and editing controls on ScreenPad that change automatically according to the app and what task is being performed.

Top features of the ZenBook Pro 15 include:

  • Comprehensive connectivity includes up to gigabit-class 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, and standard HDMI output.
  • Up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i9 hexa-core processor, with up to 16GB of high-performance 2400Hz DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
  • Up to gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU for graphics performance
  • Fingerprint sensor support for signing in effortlessly with Windows Hello
  • 15.6-inch NanoEdge 4K UHD ultraslim-bezel touchscreen with PANTONE validation for professional color accuracy

Availability: ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 will be available globally starting July 2018.

ZenBook S

ZenBook S

The ZenBook S is a premium 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop that delivers effortless portability, powerful performance and no-compromise connectivity. ZenBook S is not only sophisticated and elegant, but incredibly tough, too: it meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G military standard for reliability and durability, which includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. ZenBook S incorporates the innovative new ErgoLift hinge that automatically tilts the keyboard by 5.5° for the ultimate typing comfort. The raised chassis also improves airflow and enhances audio performance.  It also supports OneDrive Files On-Demand, so you can access all your files in OneDrive without having to download them and use storage space.

Top features of the ZenBook S include:

  • 12.9mm-thin, 1kg-light near-A4-size metal unibody with MIL-STD-410G military-grade toughness for dependable reliability anywhere
  • 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs, up to 1TB PCIe SSD, up to 13.5hrs battery life and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for all-day performance
  • Beautiful visuals with up to 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen with 100% sRGB color gamut
  • New ErgoLift hinge design with 5.5° keyboard tilt for ultimate typing comfort, improved cooling airflow and enhanced audio

Availability: ASUS ZenBook S will be available globally starting June 2018.

VivoBook S15 and S14

VivoBook S15 and S14 shown in five colors

The VivoBook S15 and S14 are a pair of lightweight laptops powered by up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPUs and featuring all-day battery life, unique color-blocking designs in five color options, and three-sided NanoEdge display. The 15.6-inch S15 weighs only 1.8kg, while the 14-inch S14 has an overall weight of 1.4kg.  They both arrive with an ErgoLift hinge, which automatically tilts the keyboard by 3.5° when the laptop is opened to create the familiar feel of a desktop keyboard.

  • S15 and S14 are powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics. Both laptops feature dual-storage designs, with VivoBook S15 featuring up to a 512GB SSD and 2TB HDD.
  • An optional fingerprint sensor built into the touchpad provides one-touch access with Windows Hello.
  • Reversible USB Type-C (USB-C) port, as well as USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a microSD card reader for hassle-free compatibility with current peripherals, displays and projectors.
  • Available in Firmament Green, Star Grey, Silver Blue, Gun Metal, and Icicle Gold.

Availability: ASUS VivoBook S15 and S14 will be available globally starting July 2018.

VivoBook Flip 14

VivoBook Flip 14

With a 17.6mm profile and total weight of just 1.5kg, the VivoBook Flip 14 is a super portable 14-inch convertible laptop featuring a 360° display that allows this versatile device to be used in laptop, stand, tent and tablet modes.

Top features include:

  • ASUS NanoEdge touchscreen with an ultra-slim 6.15mm-thin bezel with an 82 percent screen-to-body ratio for more immersive viewing
  • Up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB memory, plus up to a 1TB SSD
  • Touchpad with an optional integrated fingerprint sensor for one-touch login via Windows Hello
  • Touchscreen compatible with the ASUS Pen active stylus so you can write and draw effortlessly using Windows Ink, just like you would on paper.
  • Stylish aluminum chassis with a high-quality stepless hinge finished in a choice of two stylish colors: Star Grey and Galaxy Blue.
  • Keyboard with full-size backlit keys and ambient light control, so you can stay productive even in dark environments

Availability: ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 will be available globally in the second half of 2018.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix SCAR II

The Strix SCAR II

The Strix SCAR II esports gaming laptop features a 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time, a HyperStrike Pro gaming keyboard for improved control, and HyperCool Pro technology to cool its high-performance CPU and GPU, as well as multi-antenna Wi-Fi for improved connectivity. Strix SCAR II is 2.33cm narrower than its predecessor and lighter, with an overall weight of just 2.4kg. Powered by Windows 10, it has simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

Top features include:

  • Narrow-bezel display features 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms gray-to-gray response time for incredibly immersive, supersmooth and vivid visuals
  • HyperCool Pro technology aids in cooling the high-performance CPU and GPU; HyperStrike Pro keyboard provides supreme control in fast-paced games
  • ROG RangeBoost multi-antenna technology with a unique algorithm covers dead spots and provides 30%-wider Wi-Fi coverage than dual-antenna configurations
  • Immersive sound with side-firing speakers with smart-amplifier technology for more volume and more powerful bass
  • Powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, and a choice of either NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics. For storage, it can be specified with up to a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 and a 1TB Seagate FireCuda solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD).

ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix Hero II

The Strix Hero II

The Strix Hero II, an all-new version of the esports gaming laptop, is 2.33cm narrower than its predecessor, and lighter, too, with an overall weight of just 2.4kg for gaming on the go. Strix Hero II arrives with multi-antenna Wi-Fi for improved connectivity, a 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with 100% sRGB color space, a HyperStrike Pro Gaming keyboard for improved control, and HyperCool Pro technology to cool its high-performance CPU and GPU.

Top features include:

  • Narrow-bezel display features 144Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut for incredibly immersive, supersmooth and vivid visuals
  • HyperCool Pro technology aids in cooling the high-performance CPU and GPU; HyperStrike Pro keyboard provides supreme control during gaming
  • ROG RangeBoost multi-antenna technology with a unique algorithm covers dead spots and provides 30%-wider Wi-Fi coverage than dual-antenna configurations
  • Immersive sound with side-firing speakers with smart-amplifier technology for more volume and more powerful bass
  • Up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel memory for faster processing speeds and lower power consumption.

Pricing and availability: ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II will start from $1,599.

Visit ASUS.com to learn more about everything announced today!

*Cortana available in select markets.

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