ASUS brought to Ukraine several new lines of laptops from the VivoBook, ZenBook and games FX series.
All the latest was announced very recently at the Gamescon exhibitions and IFA 2018. By the way, with some of them we have already managed to see.
One of the most interesting devices is the VivoBook S14 (S430U). This is a relatively affordable laptop that boasts a compact size like a 14″ model.
Of interesting pieces VivoBook S14, it is worth noting the presence of NanoEdge IPS-display with a very thin part of the sides and of the mechanism of the ErgoLift, which raises the bottom of the laptop, which should positively affect the cooling of the device, its sound, and allows for more convenient typing on the keyboard.
VivoBook S14 is a great solution for those who frequently takes a laptop. It weighs 1.4 kg, thickness – 18 mm. the user can choose the configuration with processor Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA MX150, 16 GB of RAM and a bunch of SSD+HDD. Supported fast charging.
ASUS VivoBook S14 will be available in five different colors: Icicle Gold, Gun Metal, Silver Blue, Star Grey and Green Firmanent. Cost younger configuration (Intel Core i3), will begin at $850. A more productive configuration are estimated at $1000-1200.
Also was presented a smaller version of a flagship laptop, the ZenBook Pro. The 14″ model has an updated design with the mechanism of the ErgoLift and NanoEdge display.
Our market will feature two variations of the ZenBook Pro 14: models UX450 and UX480. The main differences between them lie in the presence of a ScreenPad and built-in store.
By the way, the model UX450 supports Intel Optane. During today’s event, Intel’s representative talked about the advantages of this accelerator. When using the Intel Optane, the user receives a large storage capacity (depends on the size of installed HDD), the speed comparable to using SSD. Memory Intel Optane connected to the M. 2 socket on the motherboard and provides intelligent, adaptive acceleration of the system.
Returning to the model of ZenBook Pro 14, also note that the maximum configuration will be available Intel Core i7, video card NVIDIA GeForce 1050 Max-Q, 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. Instead of the usual fingerprint scanner here has an infrared camera that works with Windows Hello and recognizes the user’s face to log in to the system.
A bit updated and the functionality of the ScreenPad. There is a new function of ASUS Sync, allowing you to call, check notifications, chat in messengers, duplicate your smartphone’s screen using scrimped.
ASUS ZenBook Pro 14 will go on sale in November this year at a price of $1600 to $1800.
Another novelty became gaming laptops ASUS FX series. Was shown a new model FX505, as well as its 17-inch version FX705.
Novelty is equipped with IPS-screen with a thin part on the sides. In the top configuration available display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz. In addition, users can choose the configuration with Intel Core i5-8300H or i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce 1060, 32GB of RAM and ligaments SSD+HDD (supports Intel Optane). The chassis is protected according to MIL-STD 810G. Has a customizable RGB backlight AURA.
Buy ASUS TUF Gaming FX505G and FX705G will be starting from November. The cost of the 15″ models from $1100 to $1500, 17″ options – from $1300 to $1600. By the way, last year’s model FX504 also remains on sale.