New Asus ZenBooks pack power and Alexa into slim frames

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Making their debut at IFA on Thursday are the brand new Asus ZenBook and ZenBook Flip sequence, powered by the newest Intel eighth-generation chips.

The ZenBook 13, 14 and 15 characteristic what Asus calls a “frameless NanoEdge” on its shows, for a 94 % screen-to-body proportion. Crammed into every body is an ultrathin webcam with a four-element lens.

The laptops additionally pack discrete graphics within the type of both an Nvidia NV MX150 on the 13- and 14-inch fashions or a GTX 1050 Max-Q inside on the ZenBook 15. The Flip is available in 13- and 15-inch sizes, and because the title suggests, the two-in-one display screen will be flipped round for use as a tablet. Unlike the ZenBooks although, the Flip 13 has built-in graphics, with solely the 15-inch model sporting Nvidia’s GTX 1050 Max-Q.

If you are a giant Windows Hello fan, you will be happy to know that the each ZenBook and ZenBook Flip laptops will characteristic a 3D infrared digital camera, letting you log in along with your face even in dim lighting. While most laptops characteristic voice management by Cortana, the Asus ZenBook vary may even get Amazon Alexa help, identical to its Acer rivals.

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Like the ZenBook Pro, introduced at Computex earlier this 12 months, the brand new ZenBook comes with the ErgoLift hinge, which raises the keyboard barely when the laptop computer is open, permitting for a extra snug typing expertise.

While the ZenBook would not have a secondary show within the contact pad just like the Pro does, the ZenBook’s contact pad doubles up as a quantity pad within the 13- and 14-inch variations. The 15-inch would not want that characteristic, because it already has a bodily quantity pad. It’s the identical with the ZenBook Flip 13, which additionally sports activities the quantity pad characteristic, however not on the 15-inch Flip.

As with many Asus merchandise, costs and availability will range by area. We’ll replace this put up with extra data as we get it.

Asus ZenBook 13 UX333 fast specs

  • Processor Eighth-generation Intel Core i7
  • Graphics Nvidia NV MX150
  • Storage 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Battery Up to 14 hours
  • Ports 3.5mm audio jack, microSD, HDMI, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type C
  • Durability MIL-Spe 810G

ZenBook specs comparability

ZenBook 13 (UX33FN) ZenBook 14 (UX433FN) ZenBook 15 (UX533FN)
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U or Intel i5-8265U Intel Core i7-8565U or Intel i5-8265U Intel Core i7-8565U or Intel i5-8265U
Display 13.3-inch (1,920×1,080 pixels) 14-inch (1,920×1,080 pixels) 15.6-inch (3,820×2,160 pixels) or 15.6-inch 1,920×1,080 pixels)
Graphics Nvidia GeForce MX150 Nvidia GeForce MX150 Nvidia GeForce 1050 Max-Q
Storage 1TB 1TB 1TB
Memory 8GB or 16GB 8GB or 16GB 8GB or 16GB
Weight Starts at 1.09kg (2.4 pounds) Starts at 1.09kg (2.4 pounds) Starts at 1.59kg (3.5 pounds)
Dimensions 302 x 189 x 16.9mm (11.9 x 7.4 x 0.66 in) 319 x 199 x 15.9mm (12.5 x 7.8 x 0.62 in) 354 x 220 x 17.9mm (13.9 x 8.6 x 0.7 in)

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