ASUS Launches New ZenBook Series in Malaysia – Welcome to the Edge of Beyond
Computex 2017 has just ended not too long ago; two weeks ago in fact. In regards to that Malaysia is one very lucky country to be the first market to have the ultra desirable ASUS ZenBook and VivoBook lines that were announced and showcased in the very recent Computex 2017. In fact just Firday, last week is that day where our favourite Taiwanese based electronics company made their 2017 computing headline by announcing their ZenBook and VivoBook 2017 line for the Malaysian shores.
A little bit of a disclaimer that we have to mention though, despite being the first market to get the new ASUS ultra book products; we only get a portion of what they announced in Taiwan. To be specific we are only getting five of the many products they launched in Computex 2017; well, for now that is (we did ask). If you think that we are getting some under-specced items though you are proven wrong.
ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370)
The first ultra book that is revealed turns out to be a convertible ultra book. The winner of the recent Computex 2017 d&i award, the ASUS ZenBook Flip S is currently the world’s thinnest and lightest convertible laptop (10.9mm and 1.1kg). It features what ASUS calls a ErgoLift 360-degree hinge which is supposed to have a dual-action mechanism that tilts the keyboard to an optimum typing position when the screen is tilted to more than 135-degrees. But above all, the new convertible is a sight to behold. It looks beautiful and easily at home in any environment.
A good-looking PC without the hardware to match is no use to anyone though. That is why ASUS fitted their thinnest ever Windows 10 convertible with the latest Intel 7th Generation Kaby Lake Core i7 processor. The super fast 7500-U Intel processor is then paired with an ultra speedy 512GB PCIe SSD so that everyday tasks are a breeze.
With these ultra thin notebooks however there are some pertaining issues. One of the biggest concerns would be heat management. That is why ASUS’ engineers developed a new liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that is just 0.3mm thin to keep its girth, or its lack of.
Then, there is the Full HD multi-touch NanoEdge display that supports an active stylus. Obviously having a stylus on larger screens transforms the experience to become even more intuitive and interactive than before. To top it all off ASUS installed the smallest ever fingerprint sensor on a laptop for instant one-touch login.
ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550)
Next up in line is their brand new ZenBook Pro. Technically a replacement model from the previous version of the ZenBook Pro; the new laptop is designed to be the thinnest and lightest (18.9mm and 1.8kg), while being the most powerful ZenBook Pro ever. All that also while maintaining a long battery life of up to 14 hours (quoted).
The battery life is not compensated by lower tier hardware though. It comes ready with an Intel 7th Generation Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor. They have even shoehorned a an entry-level gaming grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 card. Paired with 16GB of DDR4 of RAM, this ZenBook Pro is already a powerhouse. Its speedy hardware is exaggerated with speccing it with a PCIe SSD up to x4 512GB.
The full multimedia experience is made complete by the 15.6-inch Full HD NanoEdge display paired with a full-fledged Harman Kardon quad-speaker sound system with surround sound. All that is kept in sync by the Microsoft Windows 10 this amazing looking laptop comes with. Security is handled by its state-of-the-art fingerprint sensor.
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)
One of the most anticipated ZenBook of this year though is this one. The all-aluminium body of this new ultra book features a super thin profile at 12.9mm and is 1.1kg in weight which makes it ultra light as well. The 13-inch-class body fits a 14-inch Full HD NanoEdge display which is featuring an ultra thin bezel that allows ASUS to cram a gorgeous large display into a small body. With all the shaved girth also the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the thinnest 14-inch laptop in the market currently.
The Windows 10 installed on the device is powered by a highly capable Intel 7th Generation Core i7-7500U paired with 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM for maximum performance. Then there is the 1TB PCIe SSD to ensure that all operations are as smooth and fast as ever while providing more than enough space to fit more than 100 movies. The two USB Type-C ports featured on the ZenBook 3 Deluxe are also Thunderbolt 3 ports capable of supporting up to two 4K UHD external displays. Like any other ZenBook this round as well security comes in the form of a fingerprint sensor.
ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510)
Next up they introduced their full-sized 15-incher, the VivoBook S15. Still, it is not what you would call big sized though at 17.9mm. Even with the 15.6-inch NanoEdge display as well the VivoBook only weighs 1.5kg so you cannot say that it is a heavy bruiser as well. The Windows 10 laptop is more than capable to handle everyday work and multimedia with its 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor that is paired to a GeForce GTX940MX graphics processor and a 4GB DDR4 RAM. Covering the all important hardware is a sleek aluminium case with what ASUS calls the Icicle finish.
ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 (N580)
Then, came the powerhouse of the VivoBook, the Pro. This full-sized 15.6-inch laptop is all about maximum performance in a lightweight package. That is why the 15.6-inch Full HD display comes with a 100 percent sRGB colour gamut to ensure that images and videos come out looking as good as they are intended to be. For maximum performance as well the ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 comes with the top of the line Intel 7th Generation Core i7-7700HQ processor that is paired with 4GB DDR4 RAM for smooth Windows 10 operations. Graphics is handled by the highly capable GeForece GTX1050 GPU.
To keep temperatures in check, ASUS engineers have fitted the VivoBook Pro with intelligent dual-fan cooling system with dual-copper thermal modules. For maximum entertainment value the VivoBook Pro 15 is equipped with large 8cc audio chambers twin speakers. Get this though, The VivoBook’s speakers are not just any speakers; they are Harman Kardon units so you know they are good. On top of that you can even use an ASUS Pen for maximum flexibility.
So those are the new products you can expect to see as July approaches. Photo gallery and press release after the break. Unfortunately there were no VivoBook demo units available so do bare with us.
ASUS Malaysia Presents The Edge of Beyond 2017
ASUS Malaysia unveils the new stunning line-up of thin-and-light
ZenBook and VivoBook laptops
- All-new ZenBook 3 Deluxe and ZenBook Pro combine thin-and-light elegance and sophistication with unprecedented performance
- The powerful ZenBook Flip S is the world’s thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop, offering incomparable beauty, performance and versatility
- Thinnest, lightest and most stylish ASUS VivoBook line-up includes VivoBook S15 and VivoBook Pro 15, delivering empowering performance for all
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 16, 2017 — ASUS Malaysia today launched 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 ZenBook Flip S (UX370), the world’s thinnest convertible laptop; ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop; ZenBook Pro (UX550), the thinnest, lightest and most powerful to date in this professional-grade ultraportable series; ASUS VivoBook S15, featuring a 15.6-inch display in a 14-inch-class chassis; and 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.
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490): The World’s Most Prestigious Laptop
SRP (+GST): RM 8299
Availability: Available now
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. 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 ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes this to the next level with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 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. ZenBook 3 Deluxe comes with Windows 10 and is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for easy one-touch login with Windows Hello.
ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550): Designed to Entice. Crafted to Perform.
SRP (+GST): RM 7299
Availability: beginning of Aug
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 Pro ever, offering discerning professional users a winning combination of serious performance and supremely elegant design. Every part of 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 graphics, a 512GB 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. ZenBook Pro features a stunning 15.6-inch FHD NanoEdge display for an expanded view and quad-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio, creating an incredible visual and audio experience. 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, 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 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 Flip S (UX370): The World’s Thinnest Convertible Laptop
SRP (+GST): RM 6699
Availability: beginning of Aug
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°.
ZenBook Flip S features Windows 10 and is powered by 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and an ultrafast 512GB PCIe SSD, allowing users to sail through everyday computing tasks with ease. To keep 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 FHD multitouch NanoEdge display on 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 VivoBook Pro 15 (N580): Performance is Everything
SRP (+GST): RM 4799
Availability: beginning of Aug
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 4GB DDR4 RAM and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. 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.
VivoBook Pro 15 has a FHD (1920 x 1080) 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. VivoBook Pro 15 features support for ASUS Pen (optional)
ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510): Beyond the Edge
SRP (+GST): RM 3699 (i7), RM 2899 (i5)
Availability: beginning of July
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 4GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics.