ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih unveils the powerful ZenBook Flip S, the world’s thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop, and a laptop line-up that defines the new edge of innovation
- The powerful ZenBook Flip S is the world’s thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop, offering incomparable beauty, performance and versatility
- All-new ZenBook 3 Deluxe and ZenBook Pro combine thin-and-light elegance and sophistication with unprecedented performance
- Thinnest, lightest and most stylish ASUS VivoBook line-up includes VivoBook S15 and VivoBook Pro 15, delivering empowering performance for all
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 29, 2017 — ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at today’s Computex 2017 press event to present The Edge of Beyond: an introduction to a stunning line-up of thin-and-light ZenBook and VivoBook laptops that push the boundaries of design and technology to deliver ultimate mobile computing experiences.
The beautifully thin-and-light models showcased on stage included the ZenBook Flip S (UX370), the world’s thinnest convertible laptop; the ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop; the ZenBook Pro (UX550), the thinnest, lightest and most powerful to date in this professional-grade ultraportable series; the ASUS VivoBook S15, featuring a 15.6-inch display in a 14-inch-class chassis; and the ASUS VivoBook Pro 15, the most powerful VivoBook ever.
The new laptop line-up includes support for many new Windows 10 features — including Windows Ink, Windows Hello, Cortana and Modern Standby — to boost productivity and give users a best-ever computing experience.
Introducing these boundary-pushing products, Chairman Shih said “Today is all about our relentless effort in striving toward perfection. Our brand-new ZenBook and VivoBook line-up truly goes to the edge of beyond, providing everyone with a new definition of thin, beautiful and powerful laptops. ”
Mr. Shih was joined on stage by Gregory Bryant, Intel Corporate Vice President of Client Computing Group, who added “ASUS has been at the forefront of delivering new technology and experiences for many years. Its stunning line-up of new ZenBook and VivoBook PCs, all powered by 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, give people a choice of thin-and-light PCs that merge high performance with style.”
Following the presentation, attendees were given the opportunity to visit the demo area to enjoy hands-on experiences with all the newly announced laptops. 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 innovative products in the demo area included the groundbreaking ZenFone AR, the world’s first Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready smartphone; the 27-inch Designo MZ27AQ frameless monitor; and the Vivo AiO V241 and the Zen AiO ZN242 all-in-one PCs, which feature 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, Intel Optane™ memory, and thin-bezel NanoEdge displays.
A comprehensive line-up of ASUS products will be on display at the ASUS showroom at the Nangang Exhibition Hall at Taipei World Trade Center at booth #L0432, from May 30 – June 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visitors to Computex 2017 are invited to visit the showroom to experience the revolutionary functionality of these latest ASUS innovations for themselves.
ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370): The World’s Thinnest Convertible Laptop
The ASUS ZenBook Flip S, winner of a Computex 2017 d&i Award, is the world’s thinnest1 convertible laptop, and also one of the lightest. Combining elegant sophistication with the convenience and versatility of a 360°-flippable display, this ultrathin convertible is only 10.9mm thin and 1.1 kg light. The innovative 360° ErgoLift hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135°.
The ZenBook Flip S features Windows 10 and is powered by up to a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor and an ultrafast 1TB PCIe SSD, allowing users to sail through everyday computing tasks with ease. To keep the ZenBook Flip S comfortably cool, ASUS engineers invented a brand-new cooling system using state-of-the-art components, including a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that’s just 0.3mm thin.
The up to 4K UHD multitouch NanoEdge display on the ZenBook Flip S supports an active stylus, combining an amazing visual experience with the convenience of effortless and intuitive interactivity. ZenBook Flip S also includes one of our smallest-ever laptop fingerprint sensors — measuring just 16 x 3.6mm — for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode.
ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550): Designed to Entice. Crafted to Perform.
The ASUS ZenBook Pro is designed to entice with pure, unadulterated power. This redesigned model —winner of a Computex 2017 Best Choice Award — is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful ZenBook ever, offering discerning professional users a winning combination of serious performance and supremely elegant design. Every part of the ZenBook Pro has been crafted to make it faster, more powerful and more amazing than the previous generation. Using the highest performance 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ quad-core processor for notebooks, gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX1050 Ti graphics, a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB DDR4 RAM, it delivers ultimate computing performance and unrivaled style, with day-long battery life of up to 14 hours. The ZenBook Pro features a stunning 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge display for an expanded view and quad-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio, creating an incredible visual and audio experience. The ZenBook Pro features Windows 10 and is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for quick and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello.
Despite its astonishing performance, the ZenBook Pro is incredibly compact, with a precision-crafted all-aluminum unibody that’s just 18.9mm thin and 1.8 kg light. The NanoEdge display has a slim 7.3mm bezel that enhances the beauty of ZenBook Pro while minimizing its overall dimensions. Every detail of the ZenBook Pro is even more beautiful than before — including its iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish, diamond-cut silver edges, and illuminated lid logo.
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490): The World’s Most Prestigious Laptop
The stunning all-aluminum ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe, winner of a Computex 2017 d&i Award, has a 12.9mm-thin and 1.1 kg-light 13-inch-class chassis that houses a gorgeous 14-inch NanoEdge ultranarrow-bezel display. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop, providing users with the perfect balance between portability and productivity.
The ZenBook 3 Series is designed to deliver unprecedented performance, and the ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes this to the next level with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a blazingly-fast up 1TB PCI Express® (PCIe®) SSD — one of the largest-capacity SSDs available. Unrivaled 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. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe comes with Windows 10 and is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for easy one-touch login with Windows Hello.
ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 (N580): Performance is Everything
The ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 is a slim and lightweight 15.6-inch Windows 10 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. The VivoBook Pro 15 features hybrid storage and can be specified with up to a 2TB HDD and a 512GB SSD. An intelligent 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.
The VivoBook Pro 15 has a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) display with wide-view technology and a wide 100 percent sRGB color gamut. It features Harman Kardon-certified audio, including twin speakers with large 8cc audio chambers and smart-amplifier technology for 3.2X louder volume. The VivoBook Pro 15 has a fingerprint sensor for one-touch login via Windows Hello, and it features support for ASUS Pen.
ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510): Beyond the Edge
The ASUS VivoBook S15 is the latest and most premium model in the VivoBook Series. This 15.6-inch slim and lightweight Windows 10 laptop is designed for those constantly on the go, with a 17.9mm profile and weighing just 1.5 kg. It features an Icicle Gold finish for a quality feel, and a NanoEdge display with a slim 7.8mm bezel that provides a larger display area for more immersive viewing. This stylish laptop is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics.
The Edge of Beyond product showcase
ASUS Blue Cave: Smooth Wi-Fi, Smart Protection
The ASUS Blue Cave, Computex 2017 Best Choice Golden Award winner, is an elegantly designed AC2600-class dual-band smart Wi-Fi router that combines superb performance, commercial-grade security and family friendly features with stylish good looks. Featuring Intel technology, including the latest Intel Wi-Fi chipset, the Blue Cave delivers ultrafast AC2600-class concurrent dual-band Wi-Fi speeds throughout the home, ensuring smooth 4K UHD video streaming, lag-free gaming and fast file downloads — with the ability to support more client devices simultaneously than most routers available today, and more than enough capacity to handle the growing number of connected devices found in busy households. The use of powerful, specially designed internal antennas in the Blue Cave is the key to its stylish and elegant antenna-less design, which features a unique and attractive central aperture that is bathed in gentle blue light.
The Blue Cave incorporates ASUS AiProtection, the first commercial-grade security for home networks. ASUS AiProtection is a free-for-life security solution powered by Trend Micro™ Smart Home Network, which protects every connected smart device on the network, including IoT devices. The Blue Cave offers several features that are accessible from a mobile device, including Family Overview for easy monitoring and control of each family member’s internet and app usage. Users can also enjoy PC-free network control with a smartphone or tablet as their network control center for monitoring network activity, security reports and more. IFTTT support allows users to integrate the Blue Cave with other IFTTT-enabled digital devices and services to create smart automated tasks.
ASUS ZenFone AR
The ASUS ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest smartphone that is Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready. This breakthrough achievement is made possible through innovative 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 ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor optimized for Tango, and it’s the world’s first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. The ZenFone AR‘s powerful performance and innovative camera work in conjunction with Tango to enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences. A beautiful, 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games and videos more immersive and entertaining. Android™ 7.0 Nougat lets users get the most out of the ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience.
ASUS Designo MZ27AQ
The ASUS Designo MZ27AQ features a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS panel with a wide 100 percent sRGB color gamut. This ultraslim display measures just 7mm at its thinnest point and features a frameless panel design. It also features integrated ASUS SonicMaster technology, with 12W stereo speakers and an external 5W subwoofer co-developed with Harman Kardon for 2.1-channel audio. It offers a DisplayPort and two HDMI ports. The MZ27AQ is a winner of a 2017 Computex d&i Award.
ASUS Vivo AiO V241
The ASUS Vivo AiO V241 is a stunningly beautiful 23.8-inch Windows 10 all-in-one PC designed for effortless everyday computing and immersive home entertainment. The stylish Vivo AiO V241 features a Full HD NanoEdge multitouch display with wide-view technology and a near-invisible physical bezel3 that gives it an incredible 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display is enhanced with exclusive ASUS Splendid and ASUS Tru2Life Video technologies to deliver vibrant and vivid visuals with superb detail. The Vivo AiO V241 has a powerful ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system that incorporates two advanced bass-reflex speakers for incredibly rich, full and immersive sound. Designed for smooth, responsive performance, the Vivo AiO V241 is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 930MX discrete graphics. The Vivo AiO V241 is a winner of a 2017 Computex d&i Award.
ASUS Zen AiO ZN242
The ASUS Zen AiO ZN242 is a premium high-performance Windows 10 all-in-one PC , featuring a 23.8-inch multitouch NanoEdge display with an ultrathin 2mm physical bezel and an incredible 90 percent screen-to-body ratio for unbounded visuals. The Zen AiO ZN242 has a stylish and elegant modern design with a thin and sleek stand. The uncluttered design features ventilation outlets hidden in the ASUS logo and a pop-up infrared (IR) camera design. Designed to deliver the ultimate all-in-one computing experience, the 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 an HDD enhanced with revolutionary Intel Optane memory for accelerated responsiveness.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490, VivoBook S15 (S510) and the VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) will be available at the CEE and PC Show 2017 this week with prices starting from $2,198, $1,498 and $1,798 respectively.
Availability, specifications and pricing of the ZenBook 3 Flip S UX370 and the ZenBook Pro UX550 will be announced in the coming months. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
As of 1st May, 2017 based on internal ASUS market analysis of 2-in-1 convertible laptops with the following key competitive criteria: Windows or OS X operating system; thickness measured at z-height; Intel® Core™ processor; non-detachable keyboard.
Opening hours on 3rd June are from 9:30am to 4:00pm
Bezel dimension excludes non-viewable area of display