ASUS’ newest laptops are ridiculously thin


ASUS ZenBook 15

ASUS Philippines officially launched their latest laptop series for 2018, consisting of the ZenBook, ZenBook Pro, ZenBook S, and VivoBook S.

First launched in 2011, ASUS Philippines showcased the entire ZenBook portfolio in front of media partners and distributors at Okada Manila on Friday evening.

READ: ASUS ZenBook 13 / 14 / 15, ZenBook Pro, ZenBook S, VivoBook S launched

ASUS ZenBook VivoBook launch Philippines
ASUS ZenBook VivoBook launch Philippines

ASUS is launching 4 main models in the Philippines, all powered by 8th generation Intel Core processors:

  • ASUS VivoBook S14 / S15: productivity machines ideal for workplaces
  • ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX333) / 14 (UX433) /15 (UX533): ultra-portable laptops ideal for travel
  • ASUS ZenBook Pro: powerhouse machine for work and play
  • ASUS Zenbook S (UX391): lightweight and mobile with up to 20 hours battery life

In the Philippines, the price of the ZenBook and VivoBook starts at 47,995. Variants are based on CPU speed (i5 or i7) storage (SATA SSD, SATA M.2 SSD, and NVMe M.2 SSD), memory (4/8/16), and GPU (discrete and on-board).

ZenBook 13 vs iPad Pro 12.9: the thinnest and lightest ZenBook yet

ASUS ZenBook 13 Philippines
ASUS ZenBook 13 Philippines

The new lineup includes the ZenBook 13, an ultra-portable laptop with a 13.3-inch screen encased in extremely thin bezels, for an incredible screen-to-body ratio of up to 95%.

There’s more: the ZenBook 13 is only 16.9 millimeters tall and only weighs 1.09 kilograms (2.4 pounds), making it the lightest and thinnest ZenBook laptop from ASUS to date.

ASUS ZenBook 15 Philippines (2)
ASUS ZenBook 15 Philippines (2)

For reference, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro was 6.9 millimeters tall and weight 713 grams (1.572 pounds) when it came out in 2017.

What happened to the VivoBook Flip and Transformer Book series?

The new lineup marks a shift back to the traditional form factor: the ZenBook Flip and Transformer Series are notably absent from this year’s update.

READ: ASUS VivoBook Flip review: sleek, portable, productivity tool powerful enough for moderate gaming

ASUS Vivobook Flip - tent mode
ASUS Vivobook Flip – tent mode

ASUS’ 2-in-1 convertible laptop VivoBook Flip first came out two years ago with a remarkable screen that could be “flipped” all the way back, allowing its users to use it as a tablet.

On the other hand, the ASUS Transformer Book had a detachable screen, allowing users to separate the upper half and use it like a tablet when on-the-go.

Availability

ASUS’ newest ZenBooks and VivoBooks locally available in the Philippines in Q4 2018. Price and specifications are listed below.

Technical specifications and price (Philippines)

Model Display Processor RAM Storage GPU SRP
ZenBook 13 UX333
UX333FA-A3009T 13.3 ” FHD i5-8265U 8GB PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD Intel UHD Graphics 620 54,995
UX333FN-A4015T 13.3 ” FHD i5-8265U 8GB PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce MX150 62,995
UX333FN-A4016T 13.3 ” FHD i5-8265U 8GB PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce MX150 62,995
UX333FN-A4115T 13.3 ” FHD i5-8265U 8GB PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce MX150 66,995
ZenBook 14 UX433
UX433FN-A6090T 14 ” FHD i5-8265U 8GB PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce MX150 62,995
UX433FN-A6145T 14 ” FHD i5-8265U 8GB PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce MX150 66,995
UX433FN-A6108T 14 ” FHD i7-8565U 16GB PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce MX150 77,995
UX433FN-A6024T 14 ” FHD i7-8565U 16GB PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce MX150 77,995
ZenBook 14 UX533
UX533FD-A9110T 15 ” FHD i5-8265U 8GB PCIEG3x2 NVME 256G M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 74,995
UX533FD-A9074T 15 ” FHD i7-8565U 16GB PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 89,995
ZenBook Pro 14
UX480FD-BE010T 14 ” FHD i7-8565U 16GB DDR4 PCIEG3x2 NVME 512G M.2 SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 MAX Q 94,995
ZenBook S UX391
UX391UA-EG020T 13.3” FHD i5-8250U

i7-8550U

8GB SATA3 256G M.2 SSD Intel UHD Graphics 620 69,995
UX391UA-ET082T 74,995
UX391UA-ET088T 74,995
VivoBook S15
S530UN-BQ031T (Gold) i7-8550 8G 1TB+256G SSD MX150 2GD5 63,995
S530UN-BQ003T (Grey) i7-8550 8G 1TB+256G SSD MX150 2GD5 63,995
S530UN-BQ138T (Grey) i5-8250 4G 1TB+256G SSD MX150 2GD5 51,995
S530UN-BQ139T (Gold) i5-8250 4G 1TB+256G SSD MX150 2GD5 51,995
VivoBook S14
S430UN-EB022T (Gold) i7-8550 8G 256G SSD MX150 2GD5 60,995
S430UN-EB023T (Grey) i7-8550 8G 256G SSD MX150 2GD5 60,995
S430UN-EB018T (Gold) i5-8250 4G 1TB+256G SSD MX150 2GD5 50,995
S430UN-EB019T (Grey) i5-8250 4G 1TB+256G SSD MX150 2GD5 50,995
S430UN-EB016T (Grey) i5-8250 4G 256G SSD MX150 2GD5 47,995
S430UN-EB017T (Gold) i5-8250 4G 256G SSD MX150 2GD5 47,995


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