It’s not even a gaming PC
ASUS has refreshed their Zenbook Pro notebook during COMPUTEX today. Aside from the expected processor refresh and a swanky looking exterior, the two versions of their newest notebook sport a surprising new feature: a 5.5-inch IPS touchpad that doubles as a secondary screen.
ASUS swapped out the mundane, boring looking trackpad for a 5.5-inch color IPS display that can double as a secondary display. You can extend your screen to the smaller display, use it as toolbox of sorts for easier access to shortcuts, as well as assign a different function to the ScreenPad (as ASUS is calling it) like a calculator.
ASUS is working on getting more ScreenPad apps from the Windows store to extend functionality so the new feature doesn’t end up as being just a clever gimmick.
The 15.6-inch model gets a 4K UHD touchscreen that has 100% Adobe RGB coverage, 8th Gen Intel Core i9 hexa-core processor, along with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU, up to 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM, up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage, plus a fingerprint sensor and Thunderbolt 3 support. The smaller 14-inch version gets a full HD touchscreen display, 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor , NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, up to up to 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM, up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage and an IR camera.
Here are the prices for each of the variants of the new Zenbook Pro
- Asus Zenbook Pro UX580GE-E2005T (15″ 4K Display, i7-8750, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIE, GTX 1050 Ti) – Php 134, 995/$2,576.73
- Asus Zenbook Pro UX580GE-BN30&T (15″ Full HD Display, i7-8750, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIE, GTX 1050 Ti) – Php 119, 995/$2,290.42
- Asus Zenbook Pro UX580GE-BN010T (15″ Full HD Display, i7-8750, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIE, GTX 1050 Ti) – Php 104, 995/$2,004.10
The 15-inch version of the New Zenbook Pro 15 should be available in all Asus Concept Stores this month, June 2018, with the Zenbook Pro 14 to follow very soon.