After making their debut at IFA 2018 earlier this year, ASUS' refreshed ZenBook lineup is now available. The trio of laptops – coming in at 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch varieties – have seen not only a spec bum with Intel's latest 8th Gen Core CPUs, but also a revamped design that includes a nearly borderless display.
The biggest change, by far, is the new "NanoEdge" display. ASUS has slimmed down the bezels on all four sides of the screen, giving it a 95-percent screen-to-body ratio. ASUS also touts the new ZenBook line as having the world's "smallest footprint in its class."
As for raw specs, ASUS tapped Intel's 8th Gen Core CPUs with Gigabit WiFi, offering Core i5-8265U and Core i7-8565U options. Each model can also be outfitted with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. Graphics options come in at discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics on the 13-inch and 14-inch models, while the 15-inch model steps things up to an optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q.
Rounding things out is a 3D IR camera, which works with Windows Hello. On the 13-inch and 14-inch models, you'll also see an LED-illuminated numeric keypad integrated with the touchpad. The 15-inch ZenBook opts for a standard physical numeric keypad.
The 14-inch and 15-inch ZenBooks are available today starting at $1,000 and $1,400, respectively. The 13-inch model is expected to go on sale later in November starting at $850. If you'd prefer to wait, however, we'll be reviewing the 15-inch model soon, so keep an eye out for that.
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