Asus introduces the new ZenBook 2018, 13 and 14 at IFA 15
As part of IFA 2018, Asus presented two other new Zenbooks in addition to the ZenBook 13 at a media event yesterday. These should stand out from the competition with ultra-thin and almost frameless displays.
The three new Zenbooks look completely the same. The only difference between the three devices is the equipment. The ZenBook 15 is the most powerful and also the most expensive model, while the ZenBook 13 is intended for beginners. There are also differences in the processing of the three devices.
The new ZenBooks can do that
The ZenBook 13 (13,3-inch, also UX333) is the notebook with the largest display-to-body ratio on the front. The front of this one consists of almost 95 Procent display. The 14-inch ZenBook 14 (UX433FN) and the 15,6-inch ZenBook 15 (UX533FD) score 92 Procent. With the exception of the ZenBook 15, the displays all have a Full HD resolution. Up to 16 GB RAM and up to 1 TB SSD are also available.
The biggest difference between the ZenBook 15 and the other devices is the resolution. There will be a UHD version of the ZenBook 15. Instead of a GTX M150, a GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 2 GB GDDR5 from Nvidia is installed as the graphics unit. The 1050 is also available in a 4 GB version.
The Proprocessor, you can choose between two variants: the Intel Core i5-8265U or the i7-8565U. All ZenBooks come with 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C, 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A, 1x USB 2.0 Type A, 1x HDMI, 1x microSD card reader and a jack socket. Instead of USB 5, the ZenBook 2.0 has the 3.1 standard and an SD reader.
Number pad on the touchpad
The highlight of all three models is the number pad in the touchpad. This can be activated and deactivated in the system settings. This then appears next to the touchpad and can be expanded by tapping. The ZenBook 15 already has a number pad built into the keyboard, but is therefore also larger.
Prices and availability
The new Asus ZenBook 13, ZenBook 14 and ZenBook 15 will appear in this country in the fourth quarter. The two smaller models will cost 4 euros, for the 1099-inch model you have to dig a little deeper into your pocket at 15,6 euros.