After ROG launch event yesterday which saw the unveiling of ROG Phone and several other gaming products, ASUS continues its Computex 2018 campaign with another set of new products which include the new ZenBook Pro. The launch of this particular laptop series also mark the arrival of ScreenPad secondary display which was leaked out last week.
Made of a 5.5-inch full HD Super IPS+ display, it also acts as a precision touchpad for the new ZenBook Pro laptop and support up to four-finger gestures. In order to allow this to happen, the ScreenPad is covered with glass in order to protect it from fingerprint and smudges.
Designed to work seamlessly with Windows 10, the ScreenPad apps will be made available through Windows Store. For starters, most of them are made by ASUS itself which include Numkey, Calendar, Music Player, and Calculator as well as several other apps that designed to work with services and programs such as YouTube, Spotify, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint
Available in two different sizes, both ZenBook Pro 14 and ZenBook Pro 15 can be differentiated not only through their physical sized but also physical design. This is due to the fact that the 15-inch model features the traditional ZenBook design while the 14-inch model is equipped with ErgoLift hinge which raises the lower part of the laptop to allow users to have more comfortable position when they are typing.
Specs-wise, the ZenBook Pro 15 comes with a 15.6-inch touch display that available with up to 4K resolution which is color calibrated right from the factory. It also can be obtained with up to Intel Core i9-8950HK processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti alongside 16GB DDR4-2400 RAM, and 1TB PCIe solid state drive.
For ZenBook Pro 14, its 14-inch touch display is limited to full HD resolution but still cover 100% sRGB color gamut. While the exact Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processor that will be equipped into this laptop is not yet known, it will come with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics. The laptop will also feature up to 16GB DDR4-2400 RAM, 1TB PCIe x4 solid state drive, and support for Intel Optane memory.
Price-wise, the ZenBook Pro 15 is expected to be available for USD 1299 to USD 2299 while the smaller ZenBook Pro 14 will go for USD 949 to USD 1499. The 15-inch model will be released starting from July 2018 while the 14-inch variant will go on sale from August 2018 onwards.