The leader of Asus’ trio of new ZenBook computers, all of them extra-lightweight and technologically-advanced, is the Flip S convertible. The laptop is just 10.9 millimeters thick, which makes it the thinnest laptop in the world right now. However, even if it’s light and thin, it’s actually a very performant laptop. It has the power of the Intel Corei7-7500U processor and can accommodate up to a terabyte of PCIe SSD storage. As Asus puts it, it’s about 20% thinner than a MacBook, because every company compares its products to Apple nowadays.
The ZenBook Flip S
On Monday, at a launch event in Taipei, Asus Chairman Jonney Shih said that the new ZenBook Flip S laptop is also much lighter than a MacBook. Moreover, being a convertible, the user can fold the screen around and use the laptop as a tablet. Also, a new and clever design trick makes the hinge hold the keyboard to an angle which is more ergonomically-fit for typing. The laptop also has a 4K-resolution touchscreen which supports Windows Ink. It comes with an optional Asus pen, which users can maneuver in order to work with the newly-launched digital ink system for Windows 10 tablets. Corning’s Gorilla Glass protects the screen. Moreover, the user can log into the device by using the tiny fingerprint sensor, via Windows Hello.
The laptop also has support for fast charging and a few USB-C ports. According to Asus, its battery can last up to 11.5 hours. The user can reportedly fast charge it up to 60% in just 49 minutes (this normally takes about 7 hours). Later this year, those interested will be able to buy the new Asus ZenBook Flip S starting at $1,099.
An upgraded ZenBook 3
Asus has also upgraded their ZenBook 3 model and it now bears the name “Deluxe” too. The company said that this is the thinnest 14-inch laptop on the market right now. It’s also protected by the latest Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. It has a Core i7 processor and the USB-C ports can support Thunderbolt 3. So, the user can hook dual 4K monitors to it. Gamers can also connect the laptop to the Asus ROG XG Station 2 external graphics dock. This way, it will support large graphics cards for even the newest games.
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