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.
|Category||ASUS ZenBook S UX393|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
|Display||13.9 inches, 3:2, 3300 x 2200|
100% DCI-P3, 133% sRGB
IPS-level wide-view tech
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1065G7|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Plus graphics|
|Memory||16GB 3200MHz LPDDR4x|
|Storage||1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD|
|Camera||3D IR camera with Windows Hello support|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Ports||2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C|
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x MicroSD card reader
|Audio||ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio with surround sound|
|Dimensions||306 x 224 x 15.7 mm306 x 224 x 15.7 mm|
|Colors||Jade 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.
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