ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih hosted a press event at Computex 2018, unveiling all-new products, including ZenBook Pro 15 and ZenBook Pro 14 with the revolutionary ScreenPad input device, the triple-award-winning ZenBook S, a full lineup of VivoBook notebooks, and the VivoWatch BP wearable blood-pressure monitor.
As part of the new ZenBook and VivoBook introduction, ASUS announced a partnership with Hollywood sensation and leading actress, Gal Gadot, as brand ambassador for ASUS PC product lines. The press event also included a special sneak peek at Project Precog, a brand-new concept device and the world’s first convertible dual-screen notebook equipped with artificial intelligence features. The dual-screen form factor is designed to provide versatility and powerful productivity, and a full set of AI features, including AI Touch and AI Charging, deliver a completely evolved user experience.
“Over the last three decades, ASUS has focused on delivering meaningful innovations to market as well as refining every meticulous detail to perfect the computing experience,” said Shih. “We aspire to bring out the best in everyone by helping them unleash their creative power with beauty, performance, innovation and state-of-the-art technology including AI.”
Joining Chairman Shih on stage to talk about the two companies’ heritage and, now, future propelling laptop innovation was Chris Walker, Intel Vice President of Client Computing Group: “When we redefined laptop computing in 2011 with the launch of Ultrabook, ASUS responded first by delivering an inspired ZenBook that was thin, stylish and powerful. We and our ecosystem partners have imagined and invented with clarity before and, with today’s launch of the new ASUS ZenBook Pro series with interactive ScreenPad, I’m proud to say we’re doing it again.”
Microsoft Vice President, Partner Devices and Solutions, Paul Donovan was also onstage to talk about AI and the future of notebook innovation. “ASUS continues to push the boundaries of innovation to bring Windows customers exciting new experiences on thin and modern PC devices. These new VivoBook and ZenBook models are slim and stylish, and the new ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad gives people a new way to interact with entertainment and productivity apps, such as Skype, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Edge.”
New VivoBook models include VivoBook S15 (S530) and VivoBook S14 (S430), a pair of stylish and lightweight notebooks available in a choice of five vibrant colors and several textured finishes.
Also announced was VivoBook S13, which features a 13-inch display in a compact 11-inch body and is the first ASUS notebook to feature a four-sided NanoEdge bezel, which enables a remarkable 89% screen-to-body ratio for a maximized viewing area. The VivoBook S15, S14 and S13 are exceptionally powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors.
New ZenBook notebooks include ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580), ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480) and ZenBook S (UX391). ZenBook Pro 15 and ZenBook Pro 14 run Windows 10, are faster and more sophisticated than ever and features a ScreenPad, a brand-new way to interact with ZenBook that adapts to the user to provide effortless control.
ZenBook Pro 15 is a professional powerhouse with up to 8th Generation Intel Core i9 processor, GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU, 1TB PCIe x4 SSD, gigabit speeds with Intel Wireless-AC and Intel Thunderbolt 3 ports. ZenBook Pro 14 delivers unrivaled performance with an up to 8th Generation Intel Core processor, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q gaming graphics, 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and ultrafast storage accelerated by Intel Optane memory.
ZenBook S — winner of Computex 2018 Best Choice of the Year, Best Choice Golden and d&i awards — is a premium 13.3-inch Windows 10 ultraportable notebook that delivers effortless portability, powerful performance and no-compromise connectivity, and also meets military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standards.
In addition to all-new notebooks, ASUS also revealed VivoWatch BP, a wearable blood-pressure monitor equipped with ASUS HealthAI technology that analyzes the wearer’s blood pressure measurements and daily lifestyle habits to provide recommendations for controlling blood pressure.
Along with the onstage announcements, ASUS showcased additional feature products in the press event demo area. Products displayed included the Zen AiO 27 all-in-one PC, VivoBook Flip 14 convertible notebook, Lyra Voice 3-in-1 Smart Voice Router, RT-AX88U Wi-Fi router and AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi system (RT-AX92U 2-Pack), Mini PC ProArt PA90, and ProArt PA34V and VG49V monitors.