Asus has taken the covers off its brand-new ZenBook S, a slim ultrabook that can be equipped with approximately Intel’s Core i7-1065 G7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 1TB of quick PCIe-based storage. Asus provided its flagship laptop a glow-up in the screen department, going from a 16:9 aspect ratio in last year’s design to a taller 3:2 aspect ratio for this year’s 3300 x 2200 touchscreen. What’s more, the bezels surrounding it are thin, and the screen is Pantone-validated with 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color range.
The ZenBook S has plenty of other qualities that may make it a worthwhile competitor for your next laptop. Speaking of which, Asus declares the 67 Wh battery within this ultrabook can last up to 14 hours. Notably, Asus states you can keep the laptop computer powered either by its included 65 W adapter or by a variety of USB-C adapters and power banks, whether they support Power Delivery or not.
Thunderbolt 3 ports aside, this laptop computer likewise consists of a full-size HDMI port, one USB Type-A port, and a microSD slot. There isn’t a headphone jack on this maker, however Asus consists of a USB-C to 3.5 mm dongle in the box that has an ESS digital-to-audio (DAC) converter built-in.
Asus states the ZenBook S (design UX393) will be offered just at Costco and the Microsoft Store in the next couple of weeks, but no price was readily available.
Asus is also debuting a refresh of its Flip 13 convertible laptop computer. On top end, it can be equipped with Intel’s Core i7-1065 G7 processor with Iris Plus graphics, along with 16 GB of RAM and up to a 512 GB PCIe-based SSD. While the Flip 13 does not have the 3K Pantone-verified display screen of the ZenBook S, it has an FHD screen with similarly thin bezels. It also has two Thunderbolt 3 ports.