Nov 09, 2017
ASUS announces 8th-gen Intel Core Laptops
From Press Release:
ASUS today announced the widespread availability of 8th-generation Intel® Core™ laptops, including the ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490, ZenBook Flip S UX370, ZenBook UX330 and ZenBook UX430. The VivoBook line also features new models: The VivoBook Flip TP510 and the VivoBook S510. The new 8th-generation Intel Core processors now come with double the cores of the previous generation while keeping energy consumption equal. This translates in up to 40% increases in performance without sacrificing battery life, enabling for more powerful and portable devices than ever before.
ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490 is an incredibly-thin 14-inch laptop, providing users with the perfect balance between portability and productivity. It has a 12.9mm-thin and a 2.43 lb light 13-inch-class chassis that houses a gorgeous 14-inch NanoEdge ultra-narrow-bezel display. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe has been refreshed with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor to deliver next-level performance and is one of the first ultra-slim laptops to feature a quad-core CPU. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe also features 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a blazingly-fast 512GB PCIe® SSD. Unrivaled expansion capabilities are provided by two USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports with Thunderbolt™ 3 support for 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays and power delivery.
ZenBook Flip S UX370
The ZenBook Flip S is one of the world’s thinnest and lightest convertible laptops. It’s a mere 10.9mm thick, weighs only 2.43 lb, and features the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, a 512GB SSD, 16 GB of RAM, a 13.3-inch Full HD display with ASUS Pen support and two USB-C ports. The new 360° ErgoLift hinge on the ZenBook Flip S is both smooth and stable, holding the display securely at any angle. This innovative 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 fingerprint scanner is one of the slimmest scanners in the world, and is positioned on the side of the laptop for easy access in any mode.
Precision-crafted from solid aluminum and powered by a high-performance 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, the 13.5mm-thin ZenBook UX330UA is 15 percent thinner than its predecessor — the highly-acclaimed ZenBook UX305 — and is also one of the world’s slimmest 13.3-inch laptops to feature this processor. With a crisp and vibrant Full HD display and a weight of just 2.65 lb, the sophisticated ZenBook UX330UA is the ultimate ultraportable for discerning users. The ZenBook UX330UA has an incredible battery life of up to 12 hours, for non-stop productivity throughout the working day and beyond.
The ASUS ZenBook UX430 is designed to offer the classic ZenBook qualities of elegance, sophistication and performance in a thin and light form factor, now enhanced with a new 14-inch display featuring an ultra-narrow 7.18mm bezel. This gives the display an 80% screen-to-body ratio that enables a super-compact form factor — the ZenBook UX430 is no larger than many 13-inch laptops. Measuring just 15.9mm thin and weighing only 2.9 lb, the ZenBook UX430 gives users the freedom to enjoy the productivity benefits of a large screen without the usual trade-off with portability.
VivoBook Flip TP510
With up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB memory, the VivoBook Flip provides powerful, energy-efficient performance. The VivoBook Flip has a dual-storage design comprising of HDD and an extra available space for another HDD or a SSD to give users the capacity for storing files, photo albums and media libraries at faster data speeds. The VivoBook Flip TP510 has an 8.1mm bezel which gives it an incredible 79.4% screen-to-body ratio. A fingerprint sensor integrated into the touchpad lets users log into Windows with a single touch via Windows Hello. The VivoBook Flip also supports the ASUS Pen active stylus for accurate input and writing with a natural, responsive feel.
The thin and lightweight VivoBook S is the latest and most stylish model in the VivoBook Series. It has a metallic Icicle Gold finish for a quality feel, and features a NanoEdge display with a 7.8mm-slim bezel that provides a larger display area for more immersive viewing with its 80% screen-to-body ratio. This stylish laptop is powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 8GB DDR4 memory and features NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 graphics. The compact ASUS VivoBook S15 weighs just 3.31 lb. It’s perfect for those constantly on the go, and easily fits into a messenger bag or backpack. It has an attractive Icicle Gold metallic finish for a premium look.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ASUS ZenBook Flip S UX370-XH74-BL will be available at the Microsoft Store.
The ZenBook UX330UA-AH55 is immediately available at a MSRP of $749 at Amazon.
The ASUS VivoBook S510UN-EH76 is immediately available at a MSRP of $899 at Newegg.
The ZenBook UX330UA-AH55 is immediately available at a MSRP of CAD $1,249 at Amazon.
The ASUS ZenBook UX430UA-DH74 is immediately available at a MSRP of CAD $1,399 at the Canada Computers and Newegg.