The ASUS ZenBook 15 packs a GTX 1050 into a svelte 2-in-1 convertible laptop
Today at IFA 2017, ASUS announced two new ZenBook 2-in-1 convertible laptops that combine sleek design with powerful internals.
The smaller ZenBook Flip 14 rocks quad-core processing and an NDIVIA MX150 d-GPU, and at 13.9mm, it is the thinnest 2-in-1 with discrete graphics in the world. If you need a little more power however, ASUS also announced the ZenBook Flip 15. Let's take a look.
The ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 is a 2-in-1 convertible 15.6 inch laptop that packs a little more GPU power into the mix, rocking an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. You're not going to be running the most intensive games on ultra graphics, but it's a decent card for editing and light-mid range gaming. And hey, for a device this light and versatile, complete with i7 quad-core processing and up to 16GB of RAM, that's a lot of power and portability. It also comes with up to 512GB of SSD storage with a 2TB HDD expansion, designed with gamers, content creators, developers, and power-users in mind.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 Specs
|Dimensions||364.6 x 246.8 x 21.3mm|
|CPU||1.8GHz 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8550U quad-core|
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
|Display||15.6" 4K UHD wide-view touchscreen|
15.6" Full HD wide-view touchscreen
|OS||Windows 10 Pro / Home|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050|
|RAM||Up to 16GB DDR4 2400, with DIMM slot|
|Storage||Up to 512GB SSD and/or up to 2TB HDD|
|Connectivity||Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi|
|Camera||HD webcam / Infrared webcam|
|Ports||2x USB 3.1 Type-A|
1x USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt
1x HDMI 2.0
1x audio jack
|Audio||Harman Kardon-certified ASUS SonicMaster|
dual-speaker audio system
The ZenBook Flip 15 has a 4K touchscreen display with slim bezels, giving it a 79% screen-to-body ratio. It also supports the ASUS Pen for inking and drawing, which sports 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. It's no Surface Pen, but it should be decent enough for light art and note taking.
The laptop itself comes with the company's signature circular brushed aluminium body, in silver and gray color options. Harman Kardon helped ASUS with their SonicMaster audio technology, which utilizes software features to deliver an amplified, "crystal-clear" sound.
The hinge mechanism supports 360 degree angles, including tablet mode, a tent mode for consuming media, and a regular laptop mode. The hinge is also metal, and has been torture-tested over 20,000 times to ensure reliability. It also comes with Windows Hello biometric finger print login, as well as infrared face scanning for seamless and secure access.
We don't have the pricing and availability information just yet, but we'll update here when we do! Stay tuned for all the latest information from IFA 2017.
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thanks for the downvote fanpanzy!
I think I just found my next laptop. I wonder if the new Surface pen will work on this. Yoga 720 just got usurped.
ASUS makes amazing hardware!
What's up with that tiny touchpad?
When will these things even come out officially? Seriously. Been waiting for the Zenbook Pro UX550 all my life and no word from them
True.. Thats why i like Apple and Microsoft they are both clear when they launch a new product they give the exact date, when customers can order..
Windows central :) Try to find out the release date for 15in zenbook.. and ux550 zenbook pro .. when it comes out plz compare zenbook 15 with flip S and acer nitro spin... Wish it had biger battery like more than 82whr or like dell 96whr with 4k 512GB ssd..thanks