At its Computex news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Asus revealed new laptops and focused on its Zenbook Flip S and ZenBook Pro UX550.
Both laptops are reportedly thin and light. But the real star of the show was the ZenBook Flip S, which is “the world’s thinnest convertible laptop,” according to Asus. It’s about 10.9mm thick, that’s it! And the device weighs about 1.1kg, according to a release. That’s just a bit smaller than the MacBook Air, which weighs in at 1.35kg and is 17mm thick.
The ZenBook Flip S’s touchscreen display certainly is portable, with a 13.3in 4K touchscreen that can flip a full 360 degrees. Still, this machine will run quickly as it boasts an Intel Core i7-7500U processor, a 1TB SSD, and up to 16GB of RAM. Plus, it’s durable. Asus says this can handle 20,000 open and close cycles, which is reportedly just enough for the lifetime of an average user. And don’t worry about the battery dying all the time. In just under 50 minutes, it can be 60 percent charged. And with full power, this laptop can last up to 11 and a half hours.
Want one? The ZenBook Flip S should be on shelves in just a few months, the company’s target is September. The product is expected to have a $1,099 price tag.
Now the ZenBook Pro UX550 is also skinny, but not quite as thin as the Flip S. It weighs in at 1.8kg and is about 18.9mm thick. With a 15.6in 4K touchscreen display, this machine runs on Intel’s seventh-generation Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor. It boasts 16GB of DDR4 RAM and the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti. This device will be on shelves in July and is expected to cost about $1,299.