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ASUS drops new ZenBook S (UX393) with roomy, Surface-like 3:2 display

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Asus Zenbook Ux393JA (Image credit: ASUS)

What you need to know

  • ASUS introduced the new ZenBook S (UX393) today.
  • The laptop combines ZenBook style with a Surface-like 3:2 display.
  • The ZenBook S UX393 is expected to go on sale in the coming weeks starting at $1,680.

Surface PCs are often lauded for their taller 3:2 displays, but the option hasn't proved as popular among other PC manufacturers. That's slowly started to change with more 3:2 and even 16:10 displays popping up on laptops in recent years, and that's just what ASUS has done with the new ZenBook S (UX393).

Coming alongside the availability of ASUS latest ZenBook Flip 13 today, the new ZenBook S sets its sights more on people who may need to get some creative work done on the go. The 3300 x 2200 NanoEdge display is PANTONE certified and covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and 133 percent of the sRGB color space. Essentially, along with a taller display, you're getting great color accuracy and detail with minimal bezels.

That same attention to detail is seen in the chassis as well, which come in a Jet Black finish with Red Copper diamond-cut edges. The edge-to-edge keyboard is covered with larger keycaps this go-around, and ASUS' ErgoLift hinge gives you a comfortable typing angle by lifting the chassis when the lid is raised.

As you'd expect with a laptop in this class, the ZenBook S comes with a powerful processor, the Intel Core i7-1065G7. You also get 16GB of RAM and 1TB of PCIe NVMe storage. There are also plenty of ports on board, including support for Thunderbolt 3.

CategoryASUS ZenBook S UX393
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
Display13.9 inches, 3:2, 3300 x 2200
NanoEdge touchscreen
Pantone validated
100% DCI-P3, 133% sRGB
IPS-level wide-view tech
ProcessorIntel Core i7-1065G7
GraphicsIntel Iris Plus graphics
Memory16GB 3200MHz LPDDR4x
Storage1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD
Camera3D IR camera with Windows Hello support
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance, Bluetooth 5.0
Ports2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x HDMI
1x MicroSD card reader
AudioASUS SonicMaster stereo audio with surround sound
Battery65 Wh
Dimensions306 x 224 x 15.7 mm306 x 224 x 15.7 mm
Weight2.98 lb
ColorsJade Black with Red Copper diamond-cut edges

ASUS says that the ZenBook S (UX393) is expected to go on sale within the coming weeks. It will be exclusively available at Costco and Microsoft, priced at $1,680 and $1,700.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

4 Comments
  • 3:2 display is disgusting. 16:10 would be nice.
  • Then buy a laptop with 16:10, the rest of us will go with the beautiful 3:2 screens.
  • That's really beautiful. Too bad there's no i5 option. My spouse's Surface Laptop 3 was much cheaper than this but just as nice to look at.
  • The surface laptop looks better than this. Much more refined and elegant. But the 3:2 screen on this definitely improved the zen book look!