Luxurious metallic design with unique concentric circles
ASUS ZENBOOK™ achieves a unique combination of artistic craftsmanship and advanced technology. It arises from the efforts of a dedicated team of designers and engineers, working hard to deliver a portable PC that’s eminently cool, stylish and powerful, gifted with a harmony of great looks and potent features
Innovative fabrication techniques
Redesigning notebook production to create a new segment
The ZENBOOK™ presents a fetching hairline spun metal finish with concentric circles that embody the tranquility and infinite potential of this Ultrabook™. Using durable but elegant aluminum, this design is the first of its kind attained on a notebook this compact. ASUS developed entirely new production processes and machining tools to create the ZENBOOK™ and overcome challenges such as applying aluminum hairlines to curved parts.
Tough and Touchable Aluminum
Light yet at the heart of great looks and reinforced product strength
There are several advantages to the finely crafted aluminum used in ASUS ZENBOOK™ construction. In addition to its gorgeous appearance, aluminum offers a lighter Ultrabook™ that’s easier to carry, while retaining strength and durability. To accomplish a sleek and smooth metallic look, ASUS developed new mounting methods that reduce screw usage by 12%, taking inspiration from hand-crafted luxury wrist watches.
Extra Bright and Crisp Display
Superior quality visuals make every application more appealing and memorable
High definition visuals look better on the world’s first 450cd/m2 panel on any Ultrabook™, making dark areas clearer, while light areas stand out in vivid detail. Despite the compact form factor, ASUS ZENBOOK™ doesn’t skimp on tantalizing graphics, rendering everything from multimedia to productivity in amazing fidelity.
Full HD panel with IPS technology
Widens viewing angles, increases contrast, and redefines color
Implementing improved screen technology, in-plane switching, or IPS, goes far beyond the capabilities of traditional TN (twisted nematic) panels. Premium IPS displays generate wider viewing angles up to 178 degrees for easier enjoyment and sharing from any direction without image quality degradation. IPS doubles contrast ratios and color saturation to 800:1, compared to 300-400:1 on TN screens. You get greater freedom of viewing and improved visual quality, delivering luxurious presentation.
Get back into everything with smartphone-like spontaneity
One of the key advantages of the ASUS ZENBOOK™ is its smartphone-like spontaneity and always-on design. Regardless of how long the Ultrabook™ remains in standby, it can resume in just two seconds thanks to exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology. In effect, this means users have no reason to shut the ASUS ZENBOOK™ down, eliminating the need for lengthy boot ups. And with exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology, the ASUS ZENBOOK™ can stay in standby for up to two weeks*. Instant on functionality automatically backs up data to the SSD should the battery level drop below 5%, removing the risk of data loss due to a drained battery. The ZENBOOK™ therefore adds worry-free usability to its list of advantages.
1. Instant on 2-Second Resume
Driven by Super Hybrid Engine II, the ASUS ZENBOOK™ with instant on functionality can resume in just two seconds from sleep. This is as quick as a smartphone, so you can get back to the things you want done immediately, with no annoying wait times. It makes for an always on and carefree experience that’s a refreshing change from other notebooks.
2. Extended Standby Time
Through the efficiency of Super Hybrid Engine II technology and with instant on functionality enabled, the ASUS ZENBOOK™ can remain in standby mode for an incredible two weeks*!
ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II with real time battery life detection prevents data loss, backing up work as soon as the battery drops below 5% charge, so your data is always safe.
Better Battery Life and Notification
Keep working and enjoying longer without the mystery or frequent recharging
Dedicated Battery Saving Mode boosts battery charge by as much as 25% for longer usability and range, free from the need to stay close to wall sockets or adapters. So that you’re always in the know when it comes to battery life, the exclusive ASUS PowerWiz utility provides accurate info on available charge by specific usage conditions, so you can plan better.
Smooth computing with better multitasking and multimedia performance
Superior portability, versatility and entertainment all converge at a highly affordable price point. ZENBOOK extends value with powerful graphics, offering the world’s first 13.3” ultrabook with discrete NVIDIA® GT 620M graphics and 1GB of video memory. That power drives a gorgeous full HD IPS wide-view panel with 350cd/m2 brightness, perfect for multimedia and gaming. At the heart of it all are up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, and the speed and reliability of 500GB hard drive/24GB SSD hybrid storage.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfers
Up to ten times quicker than USB 2.0, saving time when moving even the biggest files
ASUS ZENBOOK™ models ship with SATA 6Gb/s solid state drives rather than older mechanical storage options, making the most of the latest hard drive interface standard with double the bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s. USB 3.0 also comes standard, upping data speeds by as much as ten times compared to USB 2.0. On average, ASUS ZENBOOK™ offers seven times faster data connectivity next to competing models, boosting the user experience in every application.
Advanced cooling design
Maintains lower temperatures for higher stability, reliability, and longevity
To accommodate so much powerful technology on a compact form factor, ASUS engineers have developed custom cooling and thermal designs that use a V-shaped air channel to increase air flow, as well as unique beryllium copper alloy components to better handle heat. There are even copper fins to direct heat away out of the case, so ASUS ZENBOOK™ always stays cool. While thinner and lighter than competing models, ASUS ZENBOOK™ is also more powerful, and runs at lower temps for increased longevity and reliability.
Exclusive SonicMaster audio enhancement
Powers up sound performance with deeper bass, wider range, and clearer vocals
Exclusive SonicMaster technology was certified and co-developed by world-famous Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, allowing ZENBOOK™ to output incredible audio that’s the best among all Ultrabooks in its class. Custom design includes an oval voice coil for clearer vocals, oversized shielded speaker magnets for greater impact and better bass, plus aluminum rings to secure speakers and reduce vibration. This is further helped by ZENBOOK’s aluminum body, which conducts and insulates sound very well at the same time. Additionally, smart Dynamic Range Control (DRC) means sheer enjoyment of lifelike precision audio in every application and situation.