Between the narrow bezels and the ErgoLift hinge, the VivoBook S offers a decent screen-to-body ratio of 86% for the 15-inch and 84% for the 14-inch.
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Inside you will find a processor of up to an i9-8950HK, 16GB of DDR4-2400, a GTX 1050 Ti and a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. ScreenPad cleverly combines a touchpad with a high-resolution, full-color touchscreen to offer novel ways of interacting intelligently with both Windows apps and dedicated programs called ScreenPad Apps.
Asus has taken the slim and capable ZenBook Pro 15 and switched its integrated touchpad for a 5.5-inch FHD touch display.
The two laptops borrow design elements from Asus's latest Zenbooks.
The company is also encouraging developers to create new apps for the new feature. Additionally, the audio is Harmon Kardon-certified, so we're expecting loud, clear sound.
The ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad is built for discerning professionals who need portability without sacrificing performance or style.
The ZenBook 15 comes with a 15.6-inch 4K UHD touchscreen display with color accuracy of Delta E 2. ZenBook S features Amazon Alexa support for easy voice-controlled assistance. It also uses the 5.5-inch ScreenPad and features an infrared camera for Windows Hello's facial recognition.
There's also an icon to bring up the app launcher, which shows every app you have installed on the ZenBook that has built-in ScreenPad support. For now, the selection is mostly limited to a few basic Asus apps like a calendar, music player, and calculator, as well as the Microsoft Office suite. Finally, the ScreenPad can mirror a smartphone with the use of the ASUS Sync app and can also work in screen extender mode, seen as an additional display by Microsoft Windows and allowing any windows to be dragged over to it such as chat windows, social media accounts, email, or anything else!
All of these machines are going to be released later in the year and we'll have all the updates waiting for you related to their pricing so stay tuned.
The 15-inch model will go on sale starting at $2,299 in mid-July, with details for the smaller model still to come.
Asus is pushing the displays on the 15-inch model, which it says are its first to be Pantone validated, and the company is also claiming 132 percent sRGB coverage and 178-degree viewing angles. In addition to that, it supports the ASUS Pen active stylus too.
The ZenBook Pro 15 with ScreenPad delivers an awesome audio experience thanks to its Harmon Kardon-certified ASUS SonicMaster audio technology.