ASUS Launches All-New ZenBook Series

    New ASUS ZenBook Series

    Fremont, California (November 6, 2018) - ASUS today is excited to announce the availability of an all-new ZenBook series, with the launch of the ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433) and ZenBook 15 (UX533).

    This fully redesigned series of premium thin and light laptops introduces the stunning new frameless NanoEdge display, which features ultraslim bezels on all four sides and an incredible up to 95% screen-to-body ratio for a near-borderless viewing experience. The NanoEdge display also allows for a much more compact design, giving each of the new ZenBook models the smallest footprint in its class.

    The 13-inch and14-inch models also include the exclusive new NumberPad, an innovative productivity enhancement that provides a full-size LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad. All models feature a special 3D IR camera that allows fast face login using Windows Hello, even in low-light environments.

    The combination of performance and mobility is a defining feature of the ZenBook series, and the new models feature a full complement of high-performance components including options like the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core CPU, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics and 16GB RAM plus ultrafast PCIe® SSDs and gigabit-class Wi-Fi.

    Ultraportable, redefined

    The new ZenBook series ushers in a fresh era of ultracompact, ultralight laptops that boast the smallest footprints in their class1, a feat made possible by the new frameless NanoEdge design. The stunning frameless NanoEdge displays now feature ultraslim bezels on all four sides, creating an unrivaled up to 95% screen-to-body ratio that maximizes the screen area in the minimum physical space2.

    The result is simply breathtaking: the near-borderless visuals deliver a more immersive viewing experience with less visual distraction, making ZenBook the perfect choice for on-the-go creativity or entertainment.

    Complementing the groundbreaking new design, the traditional ZenBook style and elegance is apparent at a glance. All models feature the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid and there's a choice of Royal Blue or Icicle Silver anodized finishes, both newly enhanced with a contrasting Rose Gold trim bar above the keyboard for an extra touch of luxury.

    No-compromise productivity

    For the ultimate on-the-go productivity, the ZenBook 13 and 14 are equipped with the exclusive new ASUS NumberPad. NumberPad solves the age-old problem of the lack of a dedicated numeric keypad on compact laptops. Tapping the NumberPad icon at the top right corner of the touchpad reveals a full-size LED-illuminated numeric keypad, allowing rapid and intuitive data entry or calculations. The ZenBook 15 features a traditional physical numeric keypad.

    All models feature an advanced 3D infrared (IR) camera, with see-in-the-dark capabilities to ensure fast, reliable hands-free face login with Windows Hello — even in dimly-lit environments. Unlike some designs with awkwardly placed cameras, the ZenBook’s camera is located on the slim top bezel of the NanoEdge display — yet another thoughtful design detail.

    Advanced voice-recognition capabilities on the new ZenBook series means users can be entertained, informed, and organized simply by speaking to Alexa or Cortana. Alexa is a cloud-based voice service that helps users with tasks, entertainment, general information, and more. Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question. Just ask to play music, read the news, control a smart home, tell a joke, and more — Alexa will respond instantly.

    When working on the go, it’s vital to be able to connect with anything and everything. The new ZenBook series features a USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) port for any-way-up connections and superfast USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps3) data transfers, and there's also a range of other USB ports, including USB Type-A (up to 5Gbps or 10Gbps) and/or USB 2.04. All models also include an HDMI port and a microSD or SD card reader, so it’s easy to connect to all your current and future peripherals.

    With any ZenBook, comfort is one of the top design priorities. The new ZenBook series goes the extra mile with the exclusive ErgoLift hinge, an engineering masterpiece designed to automatically tilt the keyboard to the most comfortable typing position. But that’s not all: the carefully calculated tilt improves cooling and audio performance, too.

    Unbounded performance

    The new ZenBook series is built to deliver unbounded on-the-go performance, featuring up to the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and a range of fast graphics options, including up to NVIDIA® GeForce MX150 discrete graphics on ZenBook 13 and 14. The ZenBook 15 is equipped with a high-performance NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU.

    All models are equipped with PCIe® SSDs and up to 16GB of RAM, making ZenBook ideal for creating complex documents, mining data, retouching photos, editing videos, or simply taking a gaming break. The new ZenBook series lets users do more, and do it quicker.

    Mobile professionals need to stay connected — at the fastest speed possible. All new ZenBook models feature gigabit-class Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 5.0 lets users access all the benefits of the latest low-power peripherals and accessories.

    Designed for non-stop, on-the-go lifestyles, the new ZenBook series gives users the freedom to work all day on a single battery charge — up to an impressive 13 hours for ZenBook 13, 14 hours for the ZenBook 145, and an incredible 16 hours for ZenBook 156.

    Ultratough: Military-grade durability

    The new ZenBook series meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD-810G military standard for reliability and durability, undergoing a punishing test regime that includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. The ZenBook series has also passed ASUS internal laptop tests that exceed the standards set by the industry. ZenBook is the ultratough ultraportable, the perfect choice for discerning on-the-go professionals.

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    AVAILABILITY & PRICING

    ZenBook 14 (UX433) is now available at a starting MSRP of $999.99 USD from Amazon, Newegg and other leading resellers.

    ZenBook 15 (UX533) is available starting this week from an MSRP of $1399.99 at Amazon, Newegg and other leading resellers. ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX333) will be available later in November with a starting MSRP of $849.99 USD.

    SPECIFICATIONS7



    ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX333)

    Processor Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor
    Display 13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display
    178° wide-view technology
    72% NTSC
    Four-sided frameless design, up to 95% S/B ratio
    Operating System Windows 10 Home
    Graphics Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    Memory Up to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard
    Storage Up to 512GB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD
    Connectivity Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth® 5.0
    Cameras 3D IR HD camera
    Interfaces USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™
    USB Type-A (up to 10Gbps)
    USB 2.0
    HDMI
    Micro SD
    Audio combo jack
    Touchpad Exclusive NumberPad design
    Audio ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon
    Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa8 voice-recognition support
    Battery 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
    Up to 13 hours battery life
    AC Adapter 65W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm)
    (Output: 19V DC, 65W)
    (Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
    Dimensions 11.89 x 7.44 x 0.67 in
    30.2cm x 18.9cm x 1.69 cm
    Weight With anti-glare display: 2.4 lb / 1.09 kg
    With standard display: 2.62 lb / 1.19 kg


    ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX433)

    Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor
    Display 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display
    178° wide-view technology
    72% NTSC
    Four-sided frameless design, up to 92% S/B ratio
    Operating System Windows 10 Home
    Graphics Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    Memory Up to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard
    Storage Up to 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD
    Connectivity Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth® 5.0
    Cameras 3D IR HD camera
    Interfaces USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™
    USB Type-A (Up to 10Gbps)
    USB 2.0
    HDMI
    Micro SD
    Audio combo jack
    Touchpad Exclusive NumberPad design
    Audio ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon
    Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa8 voice-recognition support
    Battery 50Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
    Up to 14 hours battery life
    AC Adapter 65W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm)
    (Output: 19V DC, 65W)
    (Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
    Dimensions 12.56 x 7.83 x 0.63 in
    31.9cm x 19.9cm x 1.59 cm
    Weight With anti-glare display: 2.4 lb / 1.09 kg
    With standard display: 2.62 lb / 1.19 kg


    ASUS ZenBook 15 (UX533)

    Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor
    Display 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) NanoEdge display
    178° wide-view technology
    72% NTSC
    Four-sided frameless design, up to 92% S/B ratio
    Operating System Windows 10 Home
    Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150, 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Max-Q 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    Memory Up to 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 onboard
    Storage Up to 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSD
    Connectivity Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac gigabit-class Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth® 5.0
    Cameras 3D IR HD camera
    Interfaces USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (display support)
    USB Type-A (up to 10Gbps)
    USB Type-A (up to 5Gbps)
    HDMI
    SD card
    Audio combo jack
    Audio ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, certified by Harman Kardon
    Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa8 voice-recognition support
    Battery 73Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
    Up to 16 hours battery life
    AC Adapter 90W power adapter, plug type: ø4 (mm)
    (Output: 19V DC, 65W)
    (Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
    Dimensions 13.94 x 8.66 x 0.7 in
    35.4cm x 22cm x 1.79 cm
    Weight With anti-glare display: 3.51 lbs. / 1.59 kg
    With standard display: 3.73 lbs. / 1.69 kg

    1 As of August 17, 2018 based on internal ASUS market analysis comparing ZenBook 13/14/15 laptop size to competing products in their class (laptops with a screen measuring 13.3 inches, 14 inches and 15.6 inches) from vendors including Acer, Apple, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung.
    2The stated width of the side bezel is the distance between the edge of the non-active screen display area and the inside edge of the case. If the case width is included, the side bezel width is 4mm. The stated width of the bottom bezel is the distance between the edge of the non-active screen display area and the visible edge of the display when the laptop is opened to 90°. Measured based on standard (not anti-glare) display configuration. The screen-to-body ratio is calculated based on the visible body area of the display when the laptop is opened to 90° and the active display area.
    3Unless otherwise stated, claimed USB speeds are based on theoretical performance. Actual performance may vary in real-world situations.
    4I/O ports vary according to model; please refer to individual model specifications for details.
    5Battery life test configuration for ZenBook 13/14: Intel® Core™ i3-8145U, 8GB RAM, FHD display, 256GB PCIe® SSD. Battery tests conducted by ASUS in August 2018 using the MobileMark® 2014 Office Productivity scenario. Test settings: Wi-Fi enabled, display brightness set to 75%. Actual battery life may vary depending on product configuration, usage, operational conditions and power management settings. Battery life will decrease over the lifetime of the battery.
    6Battery life test configuration for ZenBook 15: Intel® Core™ i5-8265U, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Max-Q discrete graphics, FHD display, 256GB PCIe® SSD. Battery tests conducted by ASUS in August 2018 using the MobileMark® 2014 Office Productivity scenario. Test settings: Wi-Fi enabled, display brightness set to 75%. Actual battery life may vary depending on product configuration, usage, operational conditions and power management settings. Battery life will decrease over the lifetime of the battery.
    7Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com
    8Amazon Alexa support varies according to country and territory. Please check with your local ASUS retailer for details.