Asus is all ready to launch its new laptop ZenBook Pro 15 ( UX580 ) in India on 13 August. The laptop was first unveiled at Computex 2018 in June. This device is unique because it’s one of first notebooks to replace the touchpad with a 5.5-inch touchscreen which company also calls Screenpad.
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Specifications and Features:
In terms of design, the ZenBook Pro 15 boasts a solid all-aluminum unibody construction which makes it not only durable but also lighter somehow when compared to other 15-inch notebooks. It weighs just 1.89 kg. It packs a 4K UHD Touchscreen display that offers 100 percent of Adobe RGB color gamut. The display is surrounded by very slim bezels which allow it provide a screen-to-body ratio of 83 percent. The display has a Delta-E < 2.0 which makes it more color accurate. Not just that, the display is also validated by PANTONE for its color accuracy which makes it a very good choice for graphic designers and photographers.
The ZenBook Pro 15 comes in two configurations. The high-end variant comes with an Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, while the other features an Intel Core i7-8750H processor. It is also capable of delivering a very good graphics performance as it packs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU under the hood. Talking about the storage, the laptop comes with a 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. One of the most unique features of the ZenBook Pro is the 5.5-inch Super IPS+ ScreenPad which offers a 178-degree wide-view and comes with Precision touchpad (PTP) technology support for up to four-finger smart gestures. The intelligent Screenpad offers helpful quick functions that are adapted based on what you are doing on the laptop. Already made your mind to buy one? Wait there still a lot more to it.
The touchscreen display also offers ASUS Pen support as well with the ability to detect pressure variations from 10g all the way to 300g. Talking about the connectivity options, there are a plenty. Zenbook Pro 15 offers two Thunderbolt 3.0 ports (which allow you to connect up to 3 external displays with 4K resolution each), two USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot along with Wifi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. Other key features of the ZenBook Pro 15 include a full-size backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor with Windows Hello support, ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system. The laptop is fueled by a 71Wh 8-cell lithium-polymer battery which company claims, will be able provide 9.5 hours of battery life.
Pricing and Availability:
The laptop is already listed on the Asus India website. The Indian price is still not confirmed by the company but since ZenBook Pro UX580 starts at $2,299 in U.S. market. So we can expect it to be priced at about Rs.1,50,000 in India. We expect that the ZenBook Pro will be available at all leading e-commerce websites as well as at leading electronics retail chains. Availability details will be confirmed by the company only after the launch though.
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