Asus has launched the new “Asus Zenbook UX430” in the Indian market. The new thin and sleek laptop from Asus comes with a price tag of Rs 74,990 and boasts of great performance and portability.
Asus has previously launched the ZenBook UX 330 in the Indian market, at a price of Rs. 79,990. Asus has also launched the new Asus VivoBook S15 in India along with the UX430.
The Asus Zenbook UX430 comes with a metallic design which looks premium and exquisite. The Laptop weighs incredibly low – only 1.25 Kg for a machine which has a 14 Inch Screen size.
The Asus Zenbook UX430 has a thickness of 15.9 mm which is also very low even when compared to the MacBook or the Lenovo Yoga series machines.
Asus Zenbook UX430
The UX 430 key highlight is it’s near Bezel-less display which Asus describes as a Nano-edge display. There are very thin bezels at the top and the sides of the UX 430. The display offers around 80% screen-to-body ratio which is great for the laptop.
ZenBook UX 430 Promises, Bezel Less Display, discrete GPU and 8th Gen Intel Processor
The Asus Zenbook UX430 comes with a 14 Inch Display with Full HD (1920*1080) pixels resolution. The display has a maximum brightness of 300 nits (not very bright) and comes with 100% sRGB color gamut.
The display is ideal for doing video editing or photo editing as it produces good color accuracy.
Notably, the Asus Zenbook UX430 comes with the latest 8th Generation of Intel Processor. The laptop is powered by a 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake refresh processor which offer a significant performance upgrade compared to the 7th gen Intel processors.
The Asus laptop also comes with a Nvidia MX150 dedicated graphics card which is ideal for casual gaming and running software like Adobe Photoshop or premiere pro.
Additionally, the laptop comes with 16 GB of DDR4 Ram and also has a 512 GB SSD. The presence of 512 GB of SSD and 16 GB ram is excellent for the price tag. The UX 430 also offers better sound with the use of Asus smart AMP technology and Harmon Kardon speakers.
Aforementioned, the laptop will be available for a price of Rs 74999 in India and will go on sale early next month, online as well as offline.
Asus ZenBook Pro UX550 Launch Specs Price Details
At the ongoing Computex in Taipei (Taiwan), Asus has launched the new ZenBook Pro UX550.
It is not only a power horse but also sleek. I think these are the two essential requirements that everyone wants in modern laptops.
Previously, Asus launched the UX 430 and a more affordable UX 330 laptops.
For starters, the new Asus ZenBook Pro UX550 comes with an incredible 4K Display with 3840*2160 pixels resolution and a 15.6 Inch screen size. There are low bezels on either side of the display, another requirement we have from modern laptops.
Further, the Laptop is powered by the performance grade Intel Processor Core i7 7700 HQ offering a base clock speed of 2.8 GHz, and Boost speed upto 3.8 GHz.
The Processor is based on Quad-Core architecture and comes with 8 threads and 6 MB Cache. There is also another model of UX 550 that comes with a more humble, Intel Core i5 7300 HQ, offering a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz and boost clock speed upto 3.5 GHz.
Asus UX550 15.6 Inch 4K Display
Further, it has up to 1 TB PCI-E based SSD, and upto 16 GB of DDR4 RAM with 2400 MHz clock speed.
Besides, the UX550 boasts of excellent graphics performance with the latest Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti (with 4 GB DDR5 VRAM).
The 7th Gen Intel Kaby Lake processor and the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti makes it an ideal laptop to own in 2017 for gamers as well as content creators like me.
You will get an enhanced performance whether you are playing the GTA 5 or Witcher 3 or even when you are editing a video on Adobe Premiere Pro. Notably, it is not heavy weighs just 1.8 Kg and has a thickness of 18.9 mm. The powerful notebook is easy to carry and can be easily carried on a business trip. Or even if you want to give last minute touches to your presentation on a flight.
Related – Asus also launched an ultra-thin ZenBook Flip S with 10.9 mm thickness.
Connectivity, Battery and Features
The Laptop comes with HVEC support, which can speed up processing and editing of the high-resolution videos. Further, it has USB Type-C for connectivity and the HDMI 1.4 Port for connecting to an external display.
For keeping things cool under high workload, there are dual cooling fans. As we know, the problem with most sleek performance laptops is heat management, since the amount of heat produced by top of the line hardware is hard to manage by cramped cooling solutions. Asus is trying to minimize this issue with the better cooling system.
Aforementioned, the Asus ZenBook Pro UX550 comes with the 4K display and even has 7.6 mm thick bezels, with 72% NTSC color gamut and 178-degree viewing angle.
On the flip side, the UX 550 misses on the numeric pad that is usually present on the 15.6-inch machines, and it also misses the essential SD card slot.
However, the large glass trackpad and Harmon Kardon speakers ensure that the laptop offers great user experience. Also, there is a backlit keyboard with 1.5 mm key travel.
Nonetheless, the UX550 comes with a fingerprint scanner and even has fast charging support, likewise, the ZenBook Flip S.
Lastly, the Windows 10 powered UX550 promises 12 hours of battery life that is amazing considering the high power components and sleek design.
Price and Availability
The Asus ZenBook Pro UX550 is priced at 1299$ or Rs. 90,000 and will start shipping in late July 2017. The laptop may get launched in the Indian market soon.
Extremely Thin 13 Inch Asus Zenbook Flip S (UX370) Launch Specs Price
Asus has launched a sleek laptop at the ongoing computers extravaganza – Computex 2017, in Taipei (Taiwan). Asus Chairman Jhonny Shih says that “Asus Zenbook Flip S (UX370) is the worlds thinnest 2 in 1 laptop”.
Thin is the new sexy mantra is prevailing in tech from Apple to Asus, everyone wants their gadgets to be as thin as possible. Apple every year announces that this is the thinnest and most powerful MacBook they have designed. The thinness bug has bitten all gadget manufacturers.
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I love thin laptops and especially my – Lenovo Yoga 710 which is thin convertible with above-average battery life. Coming to the new ZenBook Flip S, the blue color looks stunning and unique in a sea of silver and black laptops, it is refreshing. There is also a golden diamond cut edge frame along the sides to add a premium touch to the ZenBook Flip S
The Asus Zenbook Flip S is just 10.1 mm thick which is slightly thicker than your smartphone and it weighs just 1.1 Kg. The laptop comes with sa maller footprint and has a small bezel display which Asus calls as “NanoEdge”.
Asus says that they have to invent a new hinge – “Ergo-hinge” to make sure that the flipable laptop stays thin and works seamlessly. Asus also claims that the hinge is quite durable and can operate for 20,000 cycles.
The Asus Zenbook Flip S (UX370) comes with 4K (Ultra HD Display) 3840*2160 pixels and a whopping 331 Ppi. The display has 80% screen to body ratio and 178-degree viewing angle.
On the performance front, the Flip S won’t disappoint enthusiasts as it comes with Intel Core i7 Kaby lake 7th gen processor with Boost speed up to 3.5 GHz. The laptop can also have up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 2133 MHz.
To keep things cool and quite Asus has invented a new “liquid crystal polymer fan” which is just 0.3 mm thick. Since it runs an Intel Core U processor, it needs a fan and is unlike those low powered Core M machines which come without a processor fan.
In addition to that, Asus Zenbook Flip S (UX370) comes with up to 1 TB of PCI-E SSD which significantly faster when compared to the SATA-based SSD’s.
There is also an ergonomic back-lit keyboard which comes with 1 mm key travel (which looks less to me). There is also a USB TYPE C 3.1 port for connectivity. You don’t get all the ports with this thin machine but a dock which has support for everything including HDMI, RJ45 Ethernet, USB 3.0 and SD card reader.
The Laptop will also come with a fingerprint scanner to work with the Windows Hello. It would be running on the Windows 10 OS.
Asus has not forgotten about the sound in the race for thinness, it comes with Harman Kardon speakers to entice audiophiles. Things get more interesting with the Asus Zenbook Flip S (UX370) as it has support for Asus Pen and Windows Ink.
The Asus Pen and Windows Ink allows you to take notes on the touchscreen-enabled FlipBook with ease as you do on a Samsung Note 5 or an iPad Pro.
The laptop is no slouch when it comes to battery performance, it offers 11.5 hours of battery life and also comes with fast charging support. And you thought fingerprint scanner and fast charging is meant for only your cool smartphones. The laptop can charge up to 60% in 49 minutes.
Impressive…. who wants One….
The Asus Zenbook Flip S (UX370) is priced at $1099 or close to Rs. 70,000 for the base model and will start shipping in September 2017. Asus has also launched the UX 330 and UX 430 laptops which also offer good performance and are thin.